December 9, 2013

Will We Get A Nelson Mandela Day??

The Christian Science Monitor reports:
Four US presidents, at least 50 other world leaders, some two dozen members of Congress, and many other notables will attend Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday in a soccer stadium. With such short notice, it's a big challenge for the Secret Service and other agencies.

We have yet to hear from the CEO's of Goodyear, Goodrich, Firestone and other makers of fine quality necklaces as to whether or not they will also attend.
The “ceremony of remembrance” Tuesday will be held in the Soweto soccer stadium, which holds 94,000 people.
No mention was made in remembrance of the ashes of the tens of thousands of South Africans murdered by Mandela's ANC communists. However, the battle lines are being drawn for divvying up the profits to be made from Mandela's famous name. It is reminiscent of the squabbles that erupted after the deaths of another terrorist, Yasir Arafat, and pop legend Michael Jackson.

Reuters reports:
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From political posters to bottles of wine and kitchen aprons, the face and name of Nelson Mandela are a potent commercial and political brand in South Africa. Little wonder it's so sought after - and the source of occasional squabbles.

Following his death on Thursday at the age of 95, the scramble for control of the Mandela legacy - both financial and moral - will involve his family, the ruling African National Congress (ANC), and the Nelson Mandela Foundation he set up to protect his broader message.

At stake is the inheritance that will go to Mandela's more than 30 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, some of whom already use the Mandela name and image to market everything from clothing to reality TV.

There are also the Mandela brands and trademarks that help fund the Foundation. And for the ANC, Mandela's reputation as an anti-apartheid hero is worth votes for years to come.
Right now the SA government is not releasing any information on Mandela's personal fortune. We'll have to wait and see how much Nelson and Winnie stole.

This POS is viewed by lofo liberals as Jesus, MLK, Che and Stalin all rolled into one. Watch for it; the stinking, pandering politicians here in America will move to make his birthday a national holiday. Somewhere a bridge will be named after him. I hope it leads to a festering shithole.


LL said...

LOL on the quality necklaces provided by BF Goodrich and Firestone.

Gorges Smythe said...

For heaven's sake, don't say that out loud!

Kid said...

"I hope it leads to a festering shithole."

Personally, I think most of the stuff is already in place, it's just a matter of it working its way through the economy, healthcare industry, military, and finally culture.

Bet on it. :)