News of Nelson Mandela's passing came around midnight local time in South Africa. That means many people there woke to the sad news today. Robyn Curnow is in Johannesburg and tells Anderson how the country is mourning Mandela's passing and celebrating his legacy.
I am sharing this event today as it further illustrates how messed we are as a general society.
In Wal-Mart today, doing my shopping. In my scooter I come into an aisle wherein there is a young Black man, jeans down around his bum, looking at the chips. I try very hard not to judge people so it wasn't even an option to be rude to this young man, there was no need.
Top Senate Democrats sent a letter Friday to the director of National Intelligence, asking for progress reports every 45 days on whether or not Iran is complying with the terms of an interim agreement reached with the P5+1 world powers last month in Geneva. The senators, heads of the Banking, Intelligence and Armed Services Committees, also asked James Clapper for a report by December 12 on any effect that new Congressional sanctions could have on negotiations with Iran.
(One of my personal favourites, which I should like to re-share)
Long We have been separated, Love,
Though in the Dawn of Existence we Kissed Each Other Sweetly.
Born of One Spirit,
Lingering in Breathless Anticipation,
Sharing Each Thought,
Unified in Perfection, Perfection in Unity.
Birth brought division, separation, desertion,
Calamity of loneliness and confusion.
Mr. Mandela fought hard and long to bring freedom to the people of South Africa. At the beginning of his rise, South Africa was always governed by its Caucasian minority. He transcended the struggles of his life and kept his eyes on equality and freedom for his countrymen and women. His life will always serve as a shining example of the ability to forgive, for being progressive and for having compassion. In deep respect, the world says a reluctant goodbye to this icon.