NELSON MANDELA HONOURED, RIGHTLY SO. WHAT A CONTRAST WITH MK GANDHI!
Date: 29 Aug 2007
Nelson Mandela joins Winston Churchill
A 2.75 meter statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela
has been unveiled in Britain's Parliament Square in London. Mandela's
statue joins that of other political elites including Winston
Churchill and Abraham Lincolm and recognizes the apartheid fighter
as one of the greatest leaders of his age. Nelson Mandela, who
turned 89 last month said it was an honour to be invited to the
ceremony. The Nobel Peace Prize winner spent 27 years in jail and
went on to become President in 1994.
Mandela statue 'a beacon of hope'
29 August 2007
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Nelson Mandela at the unveiling of his statue in London
An emotional Nelson Mandela said he was "honoured" as his statue was unveiled opposite the Houses of Parliament.
The former South African president was visibly moved when Gordon Brown described the artwork as a "beacon of hope" for the oppressed around the world.
The Prime Minister said: "Nelson Mandela is one of the most courageous and best-loved men of all time. You will be here with us always."
A crowd of thousands gathered in central London to pay tribute to the veteran campaigner.
They included Tory leader David Cameron, Foreign Secretary David Miliband and former deputy prime minister John Prescott.
Mr Mandela was accompanied by his wife, Graca Machel, who has been made a dame for her own humanitarian work.
The 89-year-old walked unsteadily on to the stage, beaming at the rapturous reception he received from the crowd in Parliament Square.
After the unveiling, he was escorted to the podium by Mr Brown, to whom he wished "wisdom and strength" as leader of the UK.
Mr Mandela told the crowd: "It's an honour for us to be with you on the occasion of the unveiling of this statue today. We never dreamed we would all be here today. Though this statue is of one man, it should in actual fact symbolise all those who have resisted oppression, especially in my country."
Mr Mandela added that he and a fellow anti-apartheid leader had wished for this day after a visit to Britain in the 1960s. "When Oliver Tambo visited Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square... we half joked that one day a statue of a black person would be erected here."
WHY DID THE "FATHER OF INDIAN NATION" NOT GET HIS STATUE PUT UP IN LONDON?
BECAUSE HE ALREADY HAS HUNDREDS OF THEM BACK HOME, ERECTED BY INDIA'S RULING AND FOOLING ESTABLISHMENT, IN PARTITIONED INDIA THAT MAKE HIM CHEAP LIKE A PENNY.
GANDHI NEVER SAT IN PRISON FOR EVEN ONE TENTH OF 27 YEARS THAT NELSON MANDELA WENT THROUGH.
NELSON MANDELA EMERGED OUT OF CHAOS FROM HIS LAND, WITHSTANDING THE WHITES' DEMAND FOR PARTITION OF SOUTH AFRICA. GANDHI COLLAPSED IN A SECOND WHEN MOHAMMED ALI JINNAH MENTIONED "RIVERS OF BLOOD". GANDHI HAD NO GUTS TO CALL THE DEVIL'S BLUFF.
GANDHI, A BARRISTER AT LAW FROM LONDON LIKE NELSON MANDELA, HAD NO PRINCIPLE IN LIFE WORTH FIGHTING FOR. HIS COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE WAS IN REALITY THE MOST CRUSHING DEFEAT THAT INDIA EVER SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HER INTERNAL ENEMY, THE UNCONDITI0NAL SURRENDER OF ONE THIRD OF INDIA OVERNIGHT.
GANDHI DID NOT EVEN MISS ONE MEAL IN PROTEST AT THE LOSS OF FIVE PROVINCES OF HIS COUNTRY ON AUGUST 15, 1947. DID HE OBSERVE FAST FOR EVEN ONE DAY? HE WAS NOT A PATRIOT AT ALL.
IF WE WERE TO ASK THE INDIANS WHETHER GANDHI OUGHT TO BE HONOURED, MOST WILL TURN THEIR FACES AWAY IN DUSGUST. BUT IF YOU ASK THE SAME QUESTION ABOUT NELSON MANDELA, THE WHOLE WORLD WILL SAY, "CELEBRATE HIM!" EVEN THE INDIANS WILL JOIN IN THE CHORUS.
NELSON MANDELA IS A GENUINE LEADER WHILE GANDHI WAS A BOGUS LEADER WHOSE ANTICS PLEASED THE BRITISH AND BENEFITED THE MOHAMMEDANS WHILE MAKING HIS INDIA EXTREMELY WEAK (THROUGH SURRENDER OF VAST TERRITORIES IN EAST AND WEST), INFESTED WITH THE SAME VICIOUS INTERNAL ENEMY ALL OVER WHO CHOPPED OFF INDIA'S HEAD (NORTH KASHMIR), ARM (PAKISTAN) AND LEG (BANGLADESH).
IF GANDHI WERE TO APPEAR IN CERTAIN PROVINCES AND STATES OF INDIA TODAY, SUCH AS THE FRAGMENTS CALLED EAST PUNJAB, WEST BENGAL AND SOUTH KASHMIR, HE WOULD BE DROWNED IN PEOPLE'S SPIT.
29 AUGUST 2007.