I thought this was the craziest thing back in the day. R.I.P. Nelson Mandela
peace to Dave Chappelle
As Vijay Prashad points out, many of the world’s leaders that are apparently mourning the death of Nelson Mandela were the “same people opposed [to] freedom in South Africa to the very end.”
Although Ronald Reagan has passed away himself, one can imagine he might salute Mandela today. But as president, Reagan worked against Mandela, so much so that he vetoed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act in 1986. Believing that he knew what was best for black people living under apartheid in South Africa, Reagan opposed sanctions and wanted to maintain friendly relations with the white supremacist government.
South Africa’s Desmond Tutu disagreed. Watch this 1986 news report about Tutu’s visit to the White House, in which Tutu explains the way that Reagan failed black South Africans.
Quiet Diplomacy = White Supremacy
These people FOUGHT to keep that White oppressive government in power. Look at Reagan’s eyes, shifting downward as he spews this bullshit!
On the other hand…without Reagan, we would have never seen crack flourish, and also would have never had gangsta rap and millions of innocent lives wasted through death and incarceration. I mean, c’mon y’all
Jeff Koons, Me and North West, 2013, Phone Photograph on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram
She inherited Mr. West’s “Are you serious?” look of discernment.
Elisabeth Tonnard. Swimming Pool. Elisabeth Tonnard: The Netherlands, 2013.
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