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How Mandela May Have Influenced Obama

From Mediaite:

CNN Asks Carney How Mandela Influenced Obama Even Though They ‘Only Met One Time’

By Tommy Christopher | December 8, 2013

[S]everal reporters asked Press Secretary Jay Carney to elaborate on Mandela’s influence, and on details surrounding his funeral. CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked about “this great impact” that Mandela had on the President, while repeatedly stressing that President Obama had only met Mandela once.

Acosta began with a personal observation, telling Carney that “it just sort of struck me that the President talked about this great impact that he had on his life, but he only met with Nelson Mandela one time face-to-face.” …

Well, to be fair, there is no doubt that Kathleen Sebelius had a big impact on Obama, and they have only met once face-to-face. (If that.)

“Well, I think that Nelson Mandela had a profound impact on millions and millions of people around the world, and beginning with the citizens of South Africa — millions and millions of people who have never met him — who never met him,” Carney said. “And the President, as senator, had the good fortune to meet him. But I don’t think that’s the reason why he had an influence on Barack Obama. That influence extends, as he said yesterday, well back in time.” …

We are willing to believe Mr. Carney on this one. After all, Mr. Mandela used to say some things that do seem to have resonated with Mr. Obama.

From Joseph Farah at the World Net Daily:

The real Mandela in his own words

By Joseph Farah | December 8, 2013

I noticed over the weekend that lists of quotes from Nelson Mandela had gone viral on the Internet. None of the lists I saw included any of these – which say more about the man and the myth than you could have learned by reading all the reports in the international establishment press.

1) “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings."

2) “Long live the Cuban revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro … Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny. … There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.”

3) “[T]he people of Asia and Africa have seen through the slanderous campaign conducted by the USA against the socialist countries. They know that their independence is threatened not by any of the countries in the socialist camp but by the USA, who has surrounded their continent with military bases. The communist bogey is an American stunt to distract the attention of the people of Africa from the real issue facing them, namely, American imperialism.”

4) “Under a Communist Party government, South Africa will become a land of milk and honey. Political, economic and social rights will cease to be enjoyed by whites only. They will be shared equally by whites and non-whites. There will be enough land and houses for all. There will be no unemployment, starvation and disease. Workers will earn decent wages; transport will be cheap and education free.”

5) “Yasser Arafat was one of the outstanding freedom fighters of this generation, one who gave his entire life to the cause of the Palestinian people.”

6) “The cause of communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”

7) “Those who feel irritated by our friendship with President Khadafy can go jump in the pool.”

8) “There’s one place where (Fidel Castro’s) Cuba stands out head and shoulders above the rest – that is in its love for human rights and liberty!”

9) “The victory of socialism in the U.S.S.R., in the People’s Republic of China, in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland and Rumania, where the living conditions of the people were in many respects similar and even worse than ours, proves that we too can achieve this important goal.”

10) “Communists everywhere fight to destroy capitalist society and to replace it with socialism, where the masses of the common people, irrespective of race or color, will live in complete equality, freedom and happiness. They seek to revolutionize society and are thus called revolutionaries. Those who support capitalism with its class divisions and other evils and who oppose our just struggles to end oppression are called counter revolutionaries”

Granted, many if not most of these quotes were from some time ago. And dredging them up might in questionable taste, given that Mandela has not yet been buried. But they could help to explain how Mandela might have inspired a young Barack Obama long before they ever met.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 9th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “How Mandela May Have Influenced Obama”

  1. JohnMG says:

    Not to mention some of the equally obnoxious utterings of Mandela’s wife. Perhaps if they had a grandson he’d look like Barack 0-bama.

    Zero certainly sounds like their spawn.

  2. mr_bill says:

    I’m surprised the NYT or some other liberal rag isn’t claiming that nerobama was Mandela’s inspiration.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    I wish I could post images of Winnie’s special necklace.

    Instead, I’ll post some of Mandela’s pithy quips ..

    [See post at top.]

  4. Petronius says:

    As expected the media and Liberal elites have gone overboard in their hero-worship of Mandela.

    Of his actual record, however, you may hear very little.

    Mandela was a communist, terrorist, and anti-white racist and proud of it.

    Only a few years ago he was filmed singing the “Kill the Boer” song.

    His financial support came from the Soviet Union and Cuba.

    He openly associated with communists and terrorists including Castro, Quadafi, Mugabe, and leaders of IRA and Sinn Fein.

    He founded the terrorist wing of the African National Congress (ANC) called UmKhonto we Sizwe (MK).

    Although Mandela never personally killed people, the MK did. Mandela was a co-conspirator and an accessory before the fact to terrorist attacks.

    The MK killed 68,000 innocent white men, women, and children. Its terrorist atrocities included the bombings and attacks at Church Street West, Pretoria (1983), the Amanzimtoti shopping complex (1985), the Durban Pick ‘n Pay shopping center (1986), Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court (1987), Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court (1988), the Pretoria Sterland movie complex (1988), and Roodepoort Standard Bank (1988).

    He spent 27 years in prison because he was convicted of 196 acts of terrorism. He was offered his freedom by President Botha if he would renounce violence, but he refused.

    Mandela inherited a stable, prosperous, economically advanced, and agriculturally self-sufficient country, with a government free from corruption. South Africa was the last outpost of Western Civilization on the African continent, a country discovered, explored, settled, founded, and built by Dutch and French Huguenots in the 1600s, contemporaneous with the founding of New Amsterdam and the New Netherlands in America. Mandela’s tribe, the Xhosa, were not indigenous; they came into the country afterwards as guest workers and immigrants. The Xhosa are despised by the Zulus.

    The civilized country that Mandela inherited is gone. South Africa today is a crime-ridden, lawless, economically stagnant, AIDS-infested, superstitious, and corrupt third world mess where whites are dispossessed as a matter of official government policy and genocide is more or less openly practiced against the indigenous Boers.

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