With their sempai authority.
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
obituary doesn’t gloss over early period and second article is a more detailed on that subject
a subject which
I had known nothing about previously
I’d only heard ‘pacifist mandela’ my whole life.
- rad: wahaha
- rad: apple pie's always been kind of a hit or miss for me, but
- rad: with that kind of recommendation attached it sounds pretty
- rad: appletizing
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- Temi: h a t e
- Temi: you
thanks for sticking around, friends.
I’m grateful to you. I didn’t bake pie so there’ll be no pictures of that until I get an opportunity to bake pie (which I might attempt this weekend, who knows) but I hope there’s good food in your today and your tomorrows.
happy turkey day to my American followers, and a happy thursday to the rest of you!