Mandela: As Overrated as U2

I agree…

sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

President Obama is very much a Nelson Mandela — if white boy Billy Ayers is a Sakharov.  The two Americans share skin color with celebrated foreign symbols of resistance, and in our world race is given a primary consideration when selecting role models or, in Ayers’s case, objects of envy.

Mandela was a brave man, and the apartheid had to go, but he was also a communist terrorist, and South Africa of today is not exactly a bastion of freedom and prosperity. I find it telling that Amnesty International didn’t consider the South African a prisoner of consciousness and never took on his case.  After his release AI found it necessary to hob-nob with him, contributing to the whitewash of his record.  The end of apartheid was not so much a personal achievement of Mandela’s, who, apparently, was not much of a leader, but a course of…

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About KellyAnn Hicks-Digby

My hubster & I have been married for almost 35 yrs (seems like yesterday). We are empty-nesters with 2 handsome sons & 2 beautiful daughters-in-law. We also have a large adopted family that are very special to us! I am a not-so-perfect Christian-in-the-making, a wife, a mother, professional Chef, writer & paralegal. I went to college at 50 and graduated with my Bachelors degree 4 years later. We moved to S.C. 7 years ago and love our new home and the Southern culture and our friends and family. I love chocolate, cheesecake and putting a smile on folks & family's faces by creating special meals and sweet treats for them. My passion is to find the best darn chocolate and eat it all! Life cannot & should not exist without great chocolate! Life is short eat dessert first! Till next time ya'll!
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