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"nelson mandela" Discussed on Made of Mettle
"Love. A unique name in this was a doozy. I so loved learning it. I just love people that have unique names. Nelson mandela was born. July eighteenth nineteen eighteen in a tiny village. In south africa. Nelson mandela's birth name was not nelson. It was holy la mandela. I thought this was pure perfection that holy claw roughly translates to someone who creates mischief or trouble. Like how cool is that. Your name literally means troublemaker. It's like hey trouble literally a holy law. I'm so jealous. Like i love that. I think that is so amazing. And if i butchered that pronunciation too terribly you have my full permission to absolutely destroyed me in the online forums. But no that i try. Okay give me my credit i tried. But nelson's father was a chief who provided guidance to the tribal leadership and his mother was a stay at home mom who helped to raise the children and maintain the household so nelson had a large family with more than ten siblings who all lived relatively close by. Nelson's father held a position of respect within the tribe which afforded their family wealth instability within the village unfortunately after a disagreement with a tribal official nelson's father was stripped of his position and the family suffered major financial losses. They were forced to flee to a village which allowed them anonymity and the opportunity to start over. The village was located in the rural grasslands. Much more remote in agriculturally focused nelson learned to adapt to living a country lifestyle spending most of his time outdoors playing with the other boys in his village. Another really cool. Tidbit is that nelson was the first of his family to receive formal schooling. Now i don't know if you guys noticed in my previous episodes. I always clarify by saying formal schooling to essentially differentiate between other methods of learning. I'm a firm believer that there are other avenues for gaining knowledge. Other than going to an institution so it's important to acknowledge those as well but it was at this early juncture in. Nelson's life that he would. I be exposed to the consequences of colonialism in his country. When the south african children would attend school they would often be given christian names to replace their birth names. This is where holy law i became nelson as the name was given to him by his teacher. In one thousand nine hundred thirty after his father passed away. Unexpectedly nelson was adopted by an old family. Friend this family friend was a chief and nelson was again. Returned to the more refined lifestyle. He'd become accustomed to as the son of a tribal counselor. Nelson was able to reap the benefits of having access and status continuing his schooling along with the chiefs. Other two children. The children learned about many subjects but nelson was naturally curious about african history. Nelson was also exposed to different cultures and tribes. While he was living with his adopted family. The tribesmen would educate nelson on their history. And how they were. Once they connected people before the perils of colonialism when nelson was in his teen years he participated in a traditional male rite of passage with other boys in his village during the ceremony. Nelson was disheartened by speech. Given by one of the chiefs native south africans had been suffering tremendously at the hands of colonialism and the chiefs spoke on just how bad the circumstances were for the men. It was at this event that nelson fully committed to the goal of uniting south africa while living with his adopted family nelson was trained in the same position as his father preparing to act as an advisor to the tribal leadership after coming of age nelson attended college at the university of fort. Hare a prestigious university that was known for accepting only the greatest of mines while not university nelson engaged in his first act of political resistance by aligning with a student body who demanded change while serving on the student council. He was ultimately kicked out of school due to his actions in sent back home. When the chief heard about nelson's actions in expulsion from school he moved quickly to demand nelson return to school and adhered to a plan for an upcoming arranged marriage. After hearing the chiefs plans for his future nelson ran away from home to the city of johannesburg in order to strike out on his own. While in johannesburg he enrolled in law school and became a lawyer beginning a lengthy career in criminal justice now before we discussed the latter part of. Nelson's life. I wanted to give a formal definition of apartheid and this was taken from wikipedia. Apartheid was a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in south africa in south west africa from nineteen forty eight until the early nineteen nineties. It was at this point in. Nelson's life that his goal of fighting for the freedom of his fellow south africans became a reality around. Nineteen forty two nelson would join. An anti-apartheid group called the african national congress and along with other young and like minded individuals formed the african national congress lee youth league these groups work to create a movement that would inspire south africans to fight for their independence using modern strategies and more direct action as opposed to the usual peace talks that had been in progress so far nelson dedicated more than twenty years of his life to working on fighting. The south african government with violent means starting his own law firm with a friend from law. School this was the first black law firm in south africa in specifically worked on counseling and representing the native south african people during this time nelson was organizing nonviolent campaigns to gain the attention of the south african government bringing awareness to the plight of his neighbors and working to dismantle. The racist discrimination in place nelson wasn't just in the office coordinating change. He was also boots on the ground on the front lines. Pushing the agenda of freedom for all in response the government would employ intimidation tactics such as false arrest and imprisonment for any activists that were caught. Luckily nelson was initially able to escape imprisonment until the fateful day in one thousand nine hundred sixty one although he was arrested more than once by this time over the years nelson was able to establish himself in the anti apartheid community as a leader in a such was able to mobilise. His own group called m. k. The south african people had become disillusioned and lost faith in the government to fairly remove. The apartheid with the government always pushing back any attempts to peacefully move forward.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Leadership and Loyalty
"But he used these theories to effectively make us feel okay with greed and with being greedy and he acknowledges it he claimed that if we're all greedy now in particular lives we will get the optimal economic outcomes. I think we have seen over and over and over again. How incredibly wrong. That is. And i mean i can cite. We could sit tiff days. Am i could cite examples of that. The reality is the what is the most important thing to human being. What do i tell my children. I want them to be happy this. I want them to have a happy life. And i want them to be able to be happy without causing harm to anyone else. And if they're enormously successful and success you know be financial intellectual public service. Whatever if they all successful you can be successful than lead a good life. There are two key ingredients. And this. I was taught daily by nelson mandela when i had the privilege of working under him the fastest humility. If you knew when this man. When i was working with him which was from the early nineteen ninety s. He was probably the most famous pass on the planet. Yeah never once. Did i see him. Act like that And the way in which manifested which is the second for me. The second most important thing was that he would respect every single person. He came into contact with in exactly the same way as he would want to be respected. And if you did not do that you would take issue with you constantly. Extraordinary examples of this guy. Who's i worked at his economic advisor very senior politician in the country who is really seen. Almost as mandela's son even though he wasn't he'd been rubbing island thirteen years. Great looking guy very charismatic. We were doing an election meeting before our fest democratic elections in ninety four this guy who has since gone on to be a very successful businessman with billions arrives. Forty five minutes late for this meeting now. The seam was known to not be a very punctual is ation mondello. Had been there for forty five minutes when this gentleman arrives mandela stands up in front of the sort of five hundred people who are in what we used to call it people's forum and as the skies walking down between the people greeting the moly singing and clapping. He's got a big smile on his face and as he gets about two meters away from mr mandela. Because he wasn't president yet says to him. So you'll time is more valuable time these people we've been waiting here for you for forty five minutes. You want these people to elect you to represent them but you're so much more important than them. How can you represent them. If you're so much more important with them and i saw this man literally shrink in front and it was incredibly hosh by mandela. But the reality was if he saw a person particularly a powerful person disrespecting other human beings he couldn't help himself to put it right. And i think whatever you do or don't do in your life to have humility about it and to treat all human beings with the same respect and i think those two things and it's not easy thing to do neither of those things easy. Yeah that's not the way we are trained to live. Our lives can enormous. But as you said you know remains work A neo liberalism. You know for me. i've said this many times You know there's a speech in In the movie wall street where golden gecko talks about greed is good. It is the it is the basic speech of neoliberalism. And it's and it was done as a commentary to how corrupt things will becoming back then And now that speech is kind of held up as a as a good thing and really what i see it as i'm actually working on a piece around this unimaginably wanting to make a film about it but which is the objectivism. The philosophy of an rand is the destroyer of dignity in our world. That we we have an rand was a cult leader in my thinking. And i want to be clear. I want to be really clever. Everybody again. I am a capitalist. Not that kind. But i am capitalist. And what's more to be totally transparent in the thirties in my early thirties. In my twenties and early thirties. I thought an random. Fountainhead and those books. Atlas shrugged were fantastic and then with a little bit of maturity i went. Oh my god. This is ruthless right. And what's more is if you read the books you notice that. There's never a wavering. there's no humanity. It's absolutely this or it's that that people are now we humans so we've become the we're all in this. Excuse me king cult of objectivism under an rand. That's pushed out as neo liberalism that as stripping people of dignity and so now we now it makes corruption okay and melos true tunnel blind eye to the fact that yes. I'll gdp is good well. Why 'cause we sold arms to people a bombing or killing innocent people. And by the way if you read anything by david colton who has been guest on on curiosity bites when corporations rule the world if you read anything by john perkins the who's also been on curiosity bites who you know who was the economic hit men. You know you really quickly discover. Oh you're gonna take a deeper look at these things and the gdp is a death economy. I everything you say. They're just two examples that as you were talking spring to mind. The first is generally around corruption. So i left. Parliament resigned the night before the anc. We're going to force me out of parliament because they refused to allow unfettered investigation into a massively corrupt arms. Deal right this young democracy that had doug to an socio economic challenges when we took over in one thousand nine hundred four after three hundred fifty years of racism and subdued gatien decides to spend ten billion. Us.
Cross-Cultural Casting: Noteworthy for Hollywood, but Not Exactly New
"The conventional criticism of diverse casting is that it violates some unspoken rule about realism. It's utterly one way traffic. He will not be getting any white people. Playing fellow lay anytime soon. If there's a bio-pic nelson mandela will not be played by a white actor. This is gum. That's the view on one british. Talk show anyway. But as npr's film critic bob mandela explains cross cultural casting has always raised eyebrows even though it's as old as casting itself in the fifth century bc when the greek playwright escalates needed a defense attorney for his leading man in the tragedy or sta he picked the god apollo choice. You do not make. If you're worried about vera similitude in casting live theater has always assumed. The audience can make imaginative leaps whether it's depicting warrior kings who rant or founding fathers who wrap shots. Hamilton of course is a special case. It's a broadway musical famous. Not just for putting hip hop in the mouths of thomas jefferson and george washington but for matching black and brown faces to those historic white characters. Every time i write a piece of theater. I'm trying to get us on the board. Latino composer-lyricist lin-manuel miranda's speaking with fresh air's terry gross black and brown artists. This is a story of america then told by american now. It's our country to talk with inclusion. Hamilton's calling card. Diverse audiences made it a worldwide phenomenon and outcome. That seems natural. In retrospect but that flew in the face of decades of theatre practice in nineteen eighty-six when the stage union actor's equity convened the first national symposium on nontraditional casting. It noted that more than ninety percent of actors hired in the us were white and presented scenes designed to help theater makers consider other possibilities
Thought of the Day: Leaders Should Always Speak Last
"Leaders should always speak last welcome. Today's leadership thought of the day brought to you by leadership lifestyle. Podcast leaders should always speak last. This is something that the great nelson mandela talked about. When he was actually talking about his father who was a tribal leader in one of his principles. His father's principles is when they would have a meeting. He would just sit in silence and let everybody speak first so he could get everybody's perspective on different things and really focus on listening where people are coming from before he would interject and when that conversation came out other people have ideas from other people and better things. It'd be discussed because they weren't they when the leader speaks i. Everybody wants to mimic of leader said it. Maybe i should say it instead. Listen to your team. Then you want to interject when you have all the information. Ask some great questions. So today's leadership thought of the day brought to better leadership lifestyle. Podcast grow yourself just a little bit
"nelson mandela" Discussed on A Biography Podcast - Life Histories of Successful People
"Woman from clan of lesser loyalty. According to the children are such lineage. We're not permitted to become has to the throne how they could become roy counselors so nelson mandela's grandfather became a royal council following in his footsteps nelson. Manila's father gardner hendrie for low monday. La also became on consular. Manila was born a slowly no londoner who cutler and he's always on july eighteenth nineteen eighty his name rolla literally translates to problem maker in the local language but all in all i was born at a time when racial inequality and poverty prevalent in south africa so going up he would not the injustice committed against his people in their own country rolling. Allow us born in the dining of vissel in south africa. His father was initially a local nine hundred. Sixteen the roy counselor to the king austin was sacked on charges of corruption so the kingdom father the position of royal councillor. A few years later last father also set for the same reason and positions where taken away so his family moved so missile even smaller village called coup. Who had laws but only for family lived in touch in this small village. They can only afford me. Smith of maize beans and pumpkins which only spent the first few years after coming new laying it. Adobe lidge and pending lost balance for both illiterates moral they were living in poverty but despite the shortcomings thus became the first person whose family to go to school. do the bias created by the british educational system. The christine's call in which role study had a custom of giving christian names to african pupils. keeping lately discussed. Only last teacher gave him the name. That's the only became nelson mandela several years nelson else. Father had held the current king of kim booth become the king. The king of them boost was awesome. They lost father. So mendelssohn deals farther. They'd been nelson mandela australia's will. His mother took him to the royal palace. The king immediately let nelson mandela stood the palace so nelson mandela ended up blowing the kings children in the school near the balance. Monday learn english history and geography. The eldest who came to the balance told him stories of his ancestors live peacefully until the arrival of the europeans explain how their ancestors lived in harmony the nature and child the water and land the teacher how the white people came and took everything for them since after listening to these stories nelson mandela low with african history however the spread listening to these stories mandela did not hit the white people at that age instead he considered them a who brought education and other facilities to south africa when mandela sixteen years old. He took part in circumcision ritual. Mr happens in several south african communities. I donald go this procedure bean-and-cheese resistant for this ritual. Then a group of teenagers taken hills where they can spend the next six weeks in seclusion. I the second session. Procedure is then for the next few weeks. They are probably a little water. Bring to so african communities. Blue that this practice makes stronger and mazda in terms of a boy into manhood. It's not just a ritual custom with a man cannot marry or the mortar uncircumcised men were bullied and ridiculed in these communities which is true even today so this ritual being benders and being performed by inexperienced doctors nelson who wanted to honor his ancestors customs and undertake the journey from biota manhood to pardon the ritual along twenty five other boyce need someone take up the position of royal council so he started his secondary schooling secondary and higher secondary schooling at prestigious institutes. Doing this time. He learned how to work hard and socialist it. People the also excelled at boxing and long distance running the finally year secondary. He also became the perfect during these years. Low for african three increase even more after finishing his cooling nelson mandela in the university of florida in nineteen thousand nine who study being the university of what had was a very prestigious new city and adopted the brightest students from all over the continent. Monday line then. That could become a clerk auto interpreter at that time. These are the best provision of black men in south africa could get so. He took subjects like english politics native administration. Which would help him land his job in the university. Monday la had friends who supported the african national congress. Each wanted to in the british rule in south africa however himself didn't support them yet on the contrary he supported the british and even the decision to go to war during the second world war second year of the university newsom manila was elected as a member of the students representative council. The gravity of the university was bad and the students representative council even have enough power so supporting the students goes listen. Manila boycotted the city. And we say. Some students percent consume over the universities as an act of leading an explanation. Melillo for the rest of the agree to continue studies. Only if you sold on the students are presented you conceal again but nelson. Manila did not take up the universities. Also instead. you didn't home when you don't home the king asked mandela and his own son who give up on the lieutenant to the university and continue. Their studies refused. The king arranged marriages for them so feeling trap and with no other option left. They ran away from home. News in manila. Ram the johannesburg. He worked the night watchman but his boss fired him when he came to know that he had run away. From after the you found work as an article clerk which was like an intern position in latham during this time he experienced poverty. Racism crime and pollution. That sold africa was racist so the african national congress and the communist party fighting against problem attention. That's all he started at ending communist party gatherings at how the africans utopian issues got along with these communist party gatherings this racial discrimination being valentine's some technical meanwhile nelson mandela started taking correspondence schools. Who finishes be after passing is beer. Exempts abandoned his dream of becoming an oil counselor and decided to become a lawyer instant. So in nineteen forty he enrolled at the university of the waterston in johannesburg to study law. Were studying at the university. No nelson was the only black student. Hymns fists severe racism. That'll he joined. The african national governor's you wanted to make south africa. The majority of the south africans were black african national congress party the best fighting for delays yet did not have the support of this black people so nelson mandela and the other members of the african national congress some african national communist youth league in nineteen forty four then motoring wants to convert the african national congress in tomas moment in south africa that could get the support of millions of poor black farmers and miners and become their voice the same year in nineteen forty four monday element will miss who was an african national congress. Member and cleaners soon started liking into the and married in october together nelson mandela and will miss had four children from ninety thirty four nine hundred forty eight. So w goes by the general body under so w participated in the second world war on the site after joining the law. Many whites joined arm and win the war but this led to shortages of white men pro union this fishing albana's in south africa. So blacks started moving from rural areas. Who take these jobs in. The water ended and the whites return homes that have severe food and housing shortages. Motorola south africa had loaned britain those of world as because they can have been shattered and lead to inflation. You're the dwindling economy and the increasing number of blacks in the african. We can work on some than the axe new steeler jobs. The general at some point defining the future to make the league the last two so companies for the policy of degrading blacks into the society on the other hand. The national party campaigned on segregating the blast from the society doing be able to improve the job opportunities and living conditions for the whites. The black south africa were not permitted to whites could work and the majority of them were on himself boss so since the national bodies policies appeal last week on this the national party in the nineteen hundred general elections and became the ruling party immediately after ascension to power the national party started implementing its policy of apartheid mean separateness. Enough americans are west. Germany language spoken in south africa. It was a policy that increased supremacy in south africa. The south african blacks were already festival discrimination in their own country. No i even stricter restrictions got into the the black should only work in areas designated for them. They should not open a business or hold profession in areas designated as white so africa under exceptional cases. If you services where absolutely necessary a black wasn't could get a pass to work in south africa. If a black was phone without a boxing white south africa he was listed. Laxer also not allowed to use. The hospitals photo since weights were the minority in south africa. The white hospitals have fewer patients more funds and bittered office black hospitals on the other hand workload. I'm just wondering. I'm just up and had lists wallace's doctors hospitals dame's ambulances box gave yards in public lands that also segregated over the blacks also not plummeted. Who married people do in human is a lotta politics international criticism. The united nations even implemented answer bread bands again south africa but displayed facing severe opposition. What inside and outside the country. The national party did not give opponents policy of take since black's not what they had. Nobody who could present them. So the african national congress adopted the policy of polite petitioning against misdeeds committed against the blacks but nelson mandela and the african national congress usually filled that a more aggressive approach would medicines so in nineteen forty nine. The african national congress adopted its youth leaks agassi methods of noncooperation and boycott against gone with somebody become more and more involved in politics so he had listened to consider the only studies as a result. You fairly finally three times and finally in nineteen forty nine. The university denied him the degree one year later in one thousand nine hundred eighty nelson mandela become the president of the youth of the african national congress but this is a position that changed his life completely and sent him to prison. What did news on monday do as the president of the thing the african national congress. Why was he sent to prison. And what happened in. Find out in the next episode of basil's biography podcasts..
'Coming 2 America' Goes Heavy On Nostalgia
"Too heavily on nostalgia. Unless you're a huge fan of Eddie Murphy's classic 1988 film coming to America, and lots of people are there's not going to be a lot for you, and it's less than inspired sequel Coming to America. We celebrated her 30 years absolute and prosperity. 30 Years of service. Well, great nation on 30 Years off Delicious fast food. The new film begins with Murphy's Prince Akeem Joe Fair, opening a fast food restaurant called McDowell's in the African Country of Amanda Devote ease of the first movie. No. This chain is owned by Akin's American father in law, played by John Amos, who denies his business is in any way a rip off of another well known burger joint. They've got egg mcmuffins way that a mixed up in this way are also celebrating my new beyond big mix burger, So there's no meat. There's no meat. Maybe we're getting much better with Pepsi Call Max here are subtle as a sledgehammer. This scene mostly gives us an excuse to see Amos and Louie Anderson, who also appeared in the first film, The Story of the original movie was a black centered fairytale. Murphy's a keen came to America, Queens, New York, of course, tow avoid an arranged marriage and find true love in the new movie. After the death of his father, King Akeem discovered he fathered a son unknowingly in America. Teams return to Queens brings one of the Sequels funniest moments when he revisits a local barber shop where movie magic allows Murphy and costar Arsenio Hall to play multiple parts. Just like in the first film can't be both famine and blood. Damn, Nelson Mandela and Winnie just discovered that I may have a bastard son here in this land conceived during my last visit. How much data supports you getting from the King pays no child support. No time for 30 years and you came back. You're the damn it. Comic Jermaine Fowler plays the sun. Lovell Johnson, who brings King a came home to meet his mother marry played by Saturday night Live alum Leslie Jones. My African I told you he was gonna come back. So you know this man. I definitely know this man. I know this man all the way live much as I love Leslie Jones, she and levels. Other American relatives, including Tracy Morgan, as his uncle Come off is uncomfortable stereotypes as King Akeem introduces his son to the moonda and pressures him into an arranged marriage. Comedy gets clunkier and more predictable, like a Mel Brooks style parody of the Black Panther of The Lion King and the first coming to America. Ultimately, this coming to America is mostly an excuse to bask in the glow of characters who's shown so much brighter and distinctively. 33 years ago. I'm Eric Deggans. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is launching a new season of streaming concerts today called
Myanmar Erupts in Protests After Military Coup
"Seeing members of the civilian government arrested on military vehicles back on the move has sent a shudder of apprehension across Myanmar people. The BBC has contacted their have spoken of their fear about what comes next. The military coup has taken the outside world by surprise, too. The United States government has announced it will rethink its decision on sanctions, which were lifted in light of the moves towards democracy since 2010 at night people in towns and cities in Myanmar bang pots and pans in protest of the military takeover. Jonathan head. Military coups. Real hunters taking over with uniforms, lots of braid and tanks on the streets. It becomes such an aberration that when they do happen, there is always an element of disbelief. It's as though a part of our breakneck technology driven world is suddenly catapulted back Toe a bad movie from the 19 seventies. One that took place in Mama on Monday was especially baffling as it was carried out by an army which had designed the Democratic system it over through and it kept so much political power under it. Coup seemed unnecessary. And it deposed, uncensored uchi, a leader once idolized as a fearless champion of freedom but who in defending the military against charges of genocide was then denounced as a fallen angel. Gamma is a fearfully complicated country with a history, which has bean traumatic even by Southeast Asia's turbulence standards. Get the rest of the world has bean unable to see it this way because of the overpowering draw of a woman veiled in a mythical aura, combining fragile femininity with steely resolve magnetic charm. With imperious detachment. She was the stuff of fairy tales, holding out a loan against an antediluvian and brutal military and eventually cajoling them into giving the Burmese people free elections. And in huge numbers, they chose her. That narrative, though, has been hard to square with the woman who also appeared callously insensitive to the horrors endured by Muslim RA hinges on her watch. Now we're being asked to reengage with uncensored DCI in military custody Once more. I've seen lively debates among engaged Burma watches over whether she should be supported again as the imprisoned symbol of her people's democratic aspirations. Or not, because of the many undemocratic impulses she showed, is the country's defacto leader. How did we get so focused on this one person in a country of 55 million and in a region with so many other woeful tales of injustice that deserve our attention. Partly it's about timing. Went on sans Souci first emerged as a political figure in 1988 on what was supposed to be a short trip home from Britain, where she lived with her British husband and two sons, Burma as it was then called Was little known trapped in military imposed isolation. A terrible repression of the protest movement. She led on the start of her long incarceration coincided with the collapse of communism in Europe and the rise of a new World order. In which it was hoped Western or U. N. Led intervention could write many of the world's wrongs. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, just a year after the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, and it was hard not to see similarities in their dignity and fortitude. Like Mandela, uncensored cheese. Long periods of isolation under house arrest meant that few got to know her well, and the world instead projected an ideal ized version onto a complex and difficult personality. She came to embody the optimistic belief that the arc of history in the memorable phrase used by President Obama, whose visit to Myanmar marks the high point of uncensored cheese reputation. Was bending inevitably towards democracy and freedom. Fast forward to this year, and all that optimism has long since dissolved in the disappointments in Afghanistan and Iraq in a global financial crash in bitterly polarized politics. And now a pandemic. Few believe anymore in the kind of miracles that Myanmar's transition to democracy was once thought to be. United Nations Security Council, the embryonic world government that never, Watts has mastered a statement of concern over Mama, which failed even to mention the coup the illegal overthrow of an elected government. On San Souci is now being charged with the laughable a fence of possessing illegal walkie talkies. That will be enough, though for the hunter to disqualify her from the new election. It's promising to hold eventually. Have done this to her before, but she is now 75 years old. If she manages another political reincarnation, the generals are betting she'll no longer be the resolute figure they've bean unable to beat for so long. And perhaps it's time for all of us. Even the party she founded and has dominated for more than three decades to let go of the woman. They still call Mother Sue and the Lady. And to seek younger personalities who can chart Myanmar's future.
David Dinkins, New York's first Black mayor, dies at 93
"Former new york city mayor. David dinkins passed away last night at the age of ninety three. Join now but the reverend al sharpton president the next action network and host of politics nation. Right here on. Msnbc and rev. i've met david dinkins in person because you. I met him through you. I think he was here to do at thirty rock to do an interview for your show. And i'm so excited to meet him. He was such a great man. What are you remember. most about David dinkins well. I knew david dinkins. Since i was a teenager when i was sixteen and started my national youth movement group. He was the lawyer that incorporated us and down through the years. We maintain the relationship. And sometimes i would argue would on call them names and one hundred be more strident and it took time to understand that. He had such grace even under the most tumultuous circumstances and i felt he should be more strident. He said al. You have to learn how to get the job done. Keep your eye on the prize. But i most remember. Is that when we were facing a police. Killing of a young man named ahmadou diablo. Who in the hell of forty one bullets was killed. Nine thousand nine hundred bullets for only gone in his debut. Stick in a key in the door and the police thought. They said they thought he had a weapon. He was just going home. They were looking for someone else and david dinkins. When we started protests every day we would go down to the police headquarters. The main one in new york and sit in and hundreds would be arrested. He called me one. One is at what time y'all have. The demonstrations was a former. I said ten in the morning. he's coming down. I said but we're getting arrested. He's out seeing the morning and he came down and went to one police plaza where he had been mayor and got on a knee way before colin cabinet. He took a knee and was arrested and had them cuffed him with congressman. Charlie rangel and himself and me and we went to jail fighting police reform that he started with that civilian complaint review board. He never left the struggle. He was not wanting to be loud and boisterous but he was firm and made real change happen. Yeah absolutely you know. We started off and we could see charlie rangel and james brown. Lots of people in the photos that are that. I don't know if you can see them. That are coming up as as you're talking and you know we started off by talking about the way that dinkins was taken out of office by rudy. Giuliani this rage. That giuliani stoked already. There in the police against what mayor dinkins wanted to do which was changed policing. I feel like we're kind of having a rerun of that conversation about black lives matter about whether or not police should be free to kill it will in black communities. He tried to do something about it. Wouldn't you take from that fight. Is it dispiriting to think that after great men like this have tried after. You've tried after we've had all of these movements. We're still fighting about this were you. Were you fight you win. You don't fight to say the fight is over in a certain amount of rows. This is not pro boxing wrestling. You fight to you win and every struggle has had long struggles. I remember when nelson mandela gain which you mentioned then david dinkins had me as potted group. That went to the un with him. And just jackson. All of us. And when i thought about it took nelson mandela being jailed. Twenty seven years after fighting many decades around the pon-tae. How can we complain about fighting. We fight to. We win knowing that the victory is certain. And that's what they dickens would always say and as i want more national from new york activism. He said you still fighting. Now keep fighting. He come down national action network rallies. In fact he was there just a few months ago. We had his ninetieth birthday there and we never forgot this. Gentle giant had a had a spine of steel. And he didn't need to be boisterous he just needed to be effective and he was the one that broke that ceiling and made people know you could be the ceo of the biggest city in the world and perform. He revitalized times square. He started this whole community policing and in many ways you are more than correct. Joy is almost like to study donald trump. You have to study rudy giuliani. They took credit for things then get predecessor did and they used race to try and rev up a political career that ended up embarrassing them at the end. Indeed amen. thank you reverend now. It's always great to talk with you. Revenue sharpen. Thank you very much. I
"We know now that they were following us for about a month. Cry To our we did. Notice strange things happening. But when you're working underground you are. For most of the time, you're a bit paranoid you. You kind of imagine that everyone is looking at you knows what you're doing. And looking back off to the arrest. We realized that they were following us for quite a while. In Nineteen Seventy, eight, twenty, nine year, old Tim Jenkin was active in the political efforts of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. The country had been operating under apartheid for thirty years. A system that institutionalized racial segregation. The word apartheid means a partner. and. The government was controlled by white minority. Tim Jenkin White. He grew up in Cape Town. So I grew up under the situation with everything was divided. So. spatially, cities and towns divided the white areas. Black areas. So we went to white schools. Were black schools in black areas. Everything was separated even buildings had separate lifts for White People. For Black People. Talk said benches, white people and black people and certain beaches with designated for black. People. Most of the beaches with what people So. I just accepted eight. Because I didn't know any better I just assumed that the way things were. And then. Maneuver Twenty one years old the to the K.. He says, everyone he met their asked him what he thought about the fact that he lived in a country that was so racially segregated. He says he was actually confused. But then he started seeing programs on TV. Shows that would never have been broadcast in South Africa about the consequences of apartheid and at first I, didn't believe these These films that I was seeing. I thought it was all propaganda. After awhile, and after reading books that I couldn't obtain in South Africa. I began to realize the started thing is something quite terrible. I'd be living. Positive it. Really maintaining it in the sense and not understanding. What's Black South Africans? was suffering. He, returned to South Africa, and started studying sociology at the University of Cape Town. There, he became friends with another white student named. Stephen Lee. And started cheering books that he had brought back from the UK. anti-apartheid. Books and political histories that were censored in South Africa. At. This time the most prominent anti-apartheid organization was the African National Congress also known as the ANC. Nelson Mandela was a member of the ANC. By the nineteen seventies, the organization was banned in South Africa that had been declared unlawful. Seen by the White Minority Threat to. Public. Order. They operated underground and Tim and Stephen had heard that if you wanted to get involved, you could try contacting their office in. London. So the two of US traveled to the. UK. and. Simply went and knocked on the door. and. It was quite an amusing. Incident. because. The person who received US Said please just sit down there and you'll be wasted. Then he went into his office and type something on a piece of paper. The piece of paper said. You should not come here. Please meet me at the cafe around the corner in half an hour. So that's what we did. Tim and Stephen met with members of the ANC several times. And they asked to be put to work back home in south? Africa, the said Okay you can go back and sit up your print shop. And we'd need to teach you various things like security matters, how to conduct yourself in the underground. And showed us a few other. Innovative. Devices for for distributing leaflets and information one of these was. The is the leaflet bomb. It's not really a bomb. It was really just. Kind of exploding device. That would kill. Hundreds of leaflets up into the air, and then they would rain down on a crowd target crowd somewhere. So we went back to South Africa. With this knowledge. And set up shop.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"The call it was talking about how Biden reminds him of a cartoon character. Keep in mind as I said earlier. This is a guy who's tried three times to run. And the other two times his campaign imploded because ah plagiarism He literally stole the speeches. Segments of a speech from a British politician without any attribution. Did it over and over again. Poof! Bye bye, Joe. And as Rudy Giuliani pointed out, he also had a plagiarism problem in law school's almost kicked out of law school. Here's a guy. Bottom half his law school almost last in his class, according to where Giuliani. Almost kicked out because of plagiarism. Dropped out of a campaign because of plagiarism. Has lied repeatedly about his civil rights record. Apparently, he's lied because he wants to get black support on liberal support because they'd be oh, so sympathetic if Joe Biden has a record in the civil rights era, which he doesn't He said repeatedly when he was a teenager, he would go to black churches and organize and strategize on how we're going to move on restaurants and movie theaters that segregate Turns out zero evidence. He did any of that. He has said this over, not a period of a year, not a period of two years that appear to five period 10 years a period of decades. He said. The CPS endorsed me. Every time I've run well. The has not endorsed him a single time he's run. And this big whopper about Nelson Mandela. What was that all about? I was with Andy Young and I was arrested, trying tow visit Nelson Mandela when he was behind bars doing The apartheid era of South Africa. And a young with contacted after bite made that assertion. Andy inside. I wasn't arrested Would I believe Joe was either Biden said he was arrested on the streets of SoHo trying to visit Nelson Mandela. Well, so when I was 900 miles away from the prison where Nelson Mandela was house, I mean, honestly, and the point is, he's trying to curry favor with black people by lying to them, not by offering would policies. By offering choice in school, not by offering economic policy. They don't destroy jobs like the minimum wage will dio. How by doing something about borders that Pose threats to until black and brown work is because of the admission of illegal aliens who are unskilled. He's not doing that He's letting you know he's on your side. Because you know, ease. She was 17 he, you know, he went to a black church and Organized moves to desegregate restaurants, even though I didn't But if I tell you that and tell you that over and over again, you know that I care. It's all about You thought about It's all about my my soul. It's all about what I care about. A job back in chains..
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
Siyabulela Mandela - Personal Lessons from History
"This week I have a special guest, sea. Ebola Mandela. WHO's the great grandson of Nelson. Mandela. Lilla is a PhD in peace and conflict. Studies, in continues his grandfather's legacy of advocating for human rights and shares his perspective on the stomach nature of racism with us. He recently wrote a chapter in the book for the sake. Of Peace. African perspectives, on. Racism? Justice. And peace in America. Sibylla will also share with us his perspective on what we can each do to decolonize our own minds and the lessons that he learned from his grandfather's character. He speaks to us today from south, Sudan where he works. Welcome Siebel Villa. Thank, you very much. Ariana family me and thank you. For joining us, it is my sincere pleasure and honor. I would love to begin with you telling us a little bit about your own story and the inspiration for your current work. Thank. You very much. Really. I grew up in effeminate that was highly politicized and our shaved. By the history of the Feminine so-fi as its involvement in the struggle against apartheid resume colonialism in south, Africa, and in Africa in general and in the fight for the. Liberation of the black masses AFA people against the shuttle's off. Appreciate up on. Racism and all forms of injustice that degeneration of Mandela waged against our shaped by that kind of history and our shaped by those material condition, and it is the involvement of my family and my involvement of my great grandfather, Nelson Mandela that has inspired me to anti into the food dolf intensive relations particularly focusing on issues that were made peace confluence, Aleutian and human rights in South Africa. Andy. Africa's when the world more generally, and at the moment, my final stages of my doctorate studies which averages stepped on that Nelson Mandela University in Africa and partly, half of my research was done in the United States at George Mason invested to scorn of conflict, resolution and analysis. Dot Potential Training has opened opportunities for me. I'm currently based in Juba South Sudan where I work as a team, lead the country director for the Subsidy Program for an organization whole geneticist for human rights. So that is the way that I'm currently doing in south, Sudan. Patent puzzle supporting the Peace End. Development Agenda since the end of the civil war in this part of the was. So that's the kind of work that I'm doing, and that's what I'm engaged in at the moment. I'm sure people are curious about a little bit of your direct experience with your great grandfather. What is a memory that you might have and a piece of wisdom that you've learned from him that you'd like to pass along? A very few memories of. Microsoft. Grandfather Nelson, and among those memories was always division that instilled to all of us and something that we all learned from him and even the past generation the past it to him that. Occurred to importance to treat people quantity godless of their social status in society when you begin with rich people. Equally. You begin to understand and begin to know who people are for people would be willing to talk to. And people will be willing to listen to. That Nessin did. If you look at the entire store, you would have conversation with his prison. And he was highly regarded and respected by his prison for he treated that particular individual symptoms spent that they will lead to the president of Salafi, Cadet and. Someone that comes from. Hubble, begins. And when you begin to imagine from the kind of a background is individual new, get to recognize that we are only important it regardless of social status in society,
The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Archetypes
"I'm. Where going back to daily bread. archetypes are perennial teams that reside at the level of the collective universal source. They are representations of our collective soul's yearnings imagination. And deepest is is. These archetypes have existed in every culture in every tradition since the beginning of time. archetypes, our ancient gods themes, motifs stories literature. Art Paintings. Even paintings on the was of caves from longtime ago and they embody. Symbolically. Themes of expanded or higher consciousness, you can say symbolic representations. Of A particular aspect. Of The divine intelligence archetypes and Forms and shapes the there soon. Shift throughout history, but their core meaning that Gore theme that God motif remains the same. archetypes everywhere. In popular culture. Movie Stars Sports Heroes. They're all basically representations of archetypes. Visionary leaders are representations of archetypes. Saints are great activists like Nelson Mandela Martin Luther King Junior. Mark Maguire Andy Abraham, Lincoln or Representation of archetypes, but so products may be a brand of sopa Volkswagen brand, new car, or even Marlboro cigarettes. These represents architects, the guy who's used to advertise Marlboro cigarettes who has a? Very tough-looking. Cowboy on the Horse, and now of course is on a respirator, but that archetype. Of was very successful in selling cigarettes. And Johnnie Walker is a very successful. archetype selling whiskey. Because it attracts a certain team, a certain personality, a certain story. Movies TV soap operas, media tabloids. These are actually all right. archetypes. And every person they representing every idea they represent are every product represent seems to be larger than life. It seems uncomplicated. It seems at least the way it's advertise pure of intent, whatever that intent may be sacred or profane. It does matter. And so I say exaggerated expressions of the conscious energy of the collective source. That is the adventure or the secret of the sage of the rescuer of the redeemer or the love object. That the archetype represents. is in fact, the symbolic representation of a divine intelligence in the conscious energy of our collective Sola. Born of the collective soul, but enacted by the individual. Becomes very powerful as they representation. Of that are detected theme for example Marilyn. Monroe was the archetype of the Greek Greek Goddess Aphrodite representing sensuality and beauty and sexuality.
A Turning Point: Race Relations In Sports
"It has now been more than four weeks in George. Floyd was murdered nearly a month since we all watched him. Take his last breaths. It feels like so much is different, but real actionable change that takes time. Many who took to the streets in protests have now resumed their daily lives, so now seems appropriate to discuss how sport will handle affairs moving forward. As North American teams and Leagues Continue Their Return to play processes. It is vital that the conversations and promises made when the racial issue was hottest that they do not go away. In a few moments, we will welcome in our panel to discuss how that should happen, but first a look at how we got here in the first place. He will have color have been argued about beliefs, and that's not right. That's not right by any was standards. The point he was making gut twisted from the start. The beginning when Colin Kaepernick I made is public protests peacefully heap I sat on the bench during the national anthem to bring awareness. There's a lot of things that need to change once one specifically police brutality. There's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. It was the summer of two thousand sixteen, when he bursts truly used his platform as an NFL quarterback to speak out against systemic racism by police in the weeks leading into that preseason payment. San Francisco capper Nick had watched. We all had. To white officers pinning down Alton Sterling. And pumping. into his chest and back. He saw the traffic stop in Minnesota when Philander Casteel was killed in front of his girlfriend in charge. And captured it could not understand how mental health therapist Charles Kinsey could be shot by police when he was lying on the ground with his arms up in the air, people of color have been targeted by police. Cops are getting paid leave. For killing people. That's not right. That's not right by anyone's standards. And yet from the beginning law in. pre-game gesture was misrepresented and downright manipulated. The Christ came that he was disrespecting the flag that it was a slap in the face to military personnel. But when active soldiers pointed out, they serve to provide their citizens with the freedom of speech that capture nick was exercising. That narrative quickly was quashed when army veterans who had been in battle, echoed that very sentiment out of national football league buildings team needs I would be disappointed if any of our players didn't stand up for the national anthem personally. I, look at that as a salute to the people who have paved the way for us. Our Organization believes that. You should. Respect the flag and so you'll save those individual decisions to expression show. On individual form. And that became the prevalent message. Don't do it here. Stick to sports. The underlying tone. How dare you protest without our approval we're. Do you get off? Colin Kaepernick criticizing anyone in another uniform. Right the men and women lead for this, I- scenic. First hand. For. Somebody do that to get paid millions of dollars. It's ridiculous. Cabinet remained undeterred. United States Army Bet. Nate! Boyer who did tours of duty in Iraq, and Afghanistan encouraged him to kneel and not sit. By, taking a knee voyeur told him you show your respect for fallen brothers that way. So capture nick did. And then more NFL players followed. And yet the public and political conversation in the US would not steer toward police brutality. No matter how much star athletes peacefully attempted to. And the leader in America's biggest chair. Amy Shirley Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners? When somebody disrespects our flag to say, get that son of a job appealed right now out each fire. I! Capture Nick became a source of division for standing up against injustice. He hasn't taken a snap since that twenty sixteen season. And at this year Super Bowl USA. Today's jared bell minced no words on why that is I. Think it's pretty obvious. He's been blackballed for Colin Kaepernick not to have a job is just. It's the worst look for the NFL. No conversation was more dominant inside NFL. Locker rooms that season than the Kapernick one teams are made up of players of all ages of all backgrounds of so many ethnicities. If you actually want to listen to different perspectives. If you're an athlete who would want to hear what your peers had to say, there would be no shortage of takes to soak in. But fundamentally the want would be to understand capper knicks fundamental point. After George Floyd one of the League's biggest stars reminded us that many still didn't I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Maybe that was the crossroads moment because the reaction to. It felt like something had changed almost as. That won't cut. It anymore drew. brees in the rest of the NFL were told right away, the new. Orleans quarterback came under fire. The players in the league had just about enough of the establishment silence. They had captured message. They were not gonNA. Let owners and Roger Goodell get away with it this time. Would have other Jewish Knowledge George if I was. I was George Void. Jewish. And say hi in. Regard. To me right. Breezes all pro receiver found Dallas's bruising runner and Houston's electrifying quarterback, and Kansas City Super Bowl Mvp. And Obi. And they all let you know. We. Condemn Racism and assistant. Matic oppression of black people. National League, admit wrong and silence our players from protesting. Also. Black lives matter black lives matter. Like loves. To Have Patrick Mahomes the next superstar the NFL. Front and center. That was massive. And the very next night the commissioner uttered the words you never imagined would happen. We the National Football League Immune. We were wrong for not listening NFL players earlier. And encourage all speak out in peacefully protests. Read the National Football League believe black lives matter. Progress. Probably a step forward. You want to believe so. The day after the commissioner changed his tune, breeze went to social media again. He'd already made his hollow apologies without actually saying sorry, and he finally seemed to be listening to what some teammates had to say, and after all of that even drew brees somewhat stood up to the president. It won't Change Donald Trump of course, but maybe it will make others think. Perhaps it will create more uncomfortable conversations to allow for a greater understanding among all of us. And at the very least it has given others throughout sport. To have the freedom to finally say their piece open believing they may at last be heard. Or country is in, trouble. Basic reason is race. You're seeing an example of future. That's fighting for you for you. Right now a fine for you got a grandfather that march legs. Dr King in the sixties. And he was amazing. You'll be proud to see us all. Got Pushing? Forward Doing Casey marched with his family. Members of Detroit's organization. An NBA coach using his voice. Over in Jacksonville Jaguars personnel were among the demonstrators. North Philly's finest. He walked. Kyle Lowery's we can. Priorities were set. This though. This is just the start. To silence of countless elites spoken loud. Until you see action from an, don't forget by the leaks themselves. We wonder what the real commitment to progress actually is. What capper protests was about from. The beginning can no longer be debated. And it is now crystal clear to all of us that no athlete should just shut up and dribble. Nelson Mandela famously said. Sport has the power to change the world. Since George, Floyd perhaps we have learned that change can come more from our sporting icons using their voice platform in pursuit for justice than any jumper were swing. Or goal or touched them. Stick to sports. Sure let's stick to sports bettering the world in a new way. Let's start hearing the real message now. And most of all, let's not get the words and actions like Hafer. Knicks twisted. When he tried to begin the real conversation. Before US AGO!
African National Congress published Mandela's message - June 10, 1980
"The Day was June tenth nineteen eighty. The African National Congress published a message that are tight leader Nelson Mandela wrote in response to so wait. Oh, uprising in nineteen, seventy six. At the time Mandela was imprisoned. In nineteen, forty, eight, the National Party came to power in South Africa and began implementing the policy of apartheid at the time, racial segregation existed in the country, and the white minority held political power. Though. Segregation had long been in practice. Apartheid extended policy. Dictated where people could live and work based on race. The Population Registration Act required people to be classified and registered as black, white, coloured or other. Pass laws reinforced the ideology of white supremacy by controlling the movement of black South Africans. Plenty of other apartheid laws were passed that enforce the country system of racial segregation and disadvantaged the majority black population. Nelson Mandela was a key figure in the anti-apartheid movement in the early Nineteen Forties Mandela joint the African National Congress or a C. A political party that became dedicated to ending apartheid once the National Party came to power. In the decades after apartheid became official government policy resistance to the system sprang up South Africa. The ANC was heavily involved in the fight against apartheid and Mandela emerged as a leader in the ANC. In June of Nineteen seventy-six black students in Soweto township led protests in response to the government, mandating the use of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in schools. Afrikaans was a language of the white minority. As thousands of students marched in the demonstrations. The police responded by shooting at the children. Many children were killed and the Soweto uprising spread across the country. At the time of the so wait, oh, uprising Nelson Mandela was in prison, serving a life term after being convicted of sabotage in the Rivonia Trial in one, thousand, nine, sixty four. During his time in prison, Mandela continued to write and support the anti-apartheid movement and people help Tim Smuggle his writing out of Robben Island prison. One of the messages he wrote from Robben. Island was in response to the Soweto uprising. On June. Tenth Nineteen, eighty, the ANC published this message, stating that it took more than two years to reach them. It included an introduction by Oliver Tombo who was president of the African National Congress. The introduction acknowledged the importance of Mandela's quote. Call to unity and mass action, especially since nineteen eighty marked the twenty fifth anniversary of the Freedom Charter, a document ratified in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, that demanded equal rights for all South Africans. In the introduction, the ANC urged readers to quote make one thousand, nine hundred a year of united mass struggle. In the message Mandela laid out how quote white domination is held in check by force of arms, and how apartheid was opposed by many people, he also called for black unity instead that quote. Victory is certain. Near the end of the message, he wrote the following. Unite mobilize fight on between the and Ville of United, mass action and the hammer of the armed struggle. We shall crush apartheid in white minority racist rule. Mandela was released from prison a decade later in one, thousand, nine hundred. Negotiations to end apartheid soon began and Mandela became president of South Africa in one, thousand, nine, hundred four.
"I'm excited I sit down and talk with here you man. I'm disappointed you can't see me dressed in my finest and freshly shaved respect for you. Yeah and doing looking at work and seeing some of the presentations you've done and just getting a a really good understanding of what your career has look like. I was really inspired. Not just by the work which I think is exceptional but I thought that you were one of the few photographers who focuses on the things that you that you do in terms of the environment cultural impact of socio economic issues around the world and one of the things that you really adept at is providing a sense of connectedness between all these what normally would be disparate things in the minds of many of our of Westerners tend to have such a topic and self absorbed obsession with the world revolving around us that we tend to sort of exclude things that we don't feel have a direct impact on us even though it does and I don't think that at least for for for Western people that that something that awareness that you have it comes naturally. I think it's something that at least for me has been sort of a learned. I've had to unlearn that kind of way of thinking and open myself up and I'm wondering for you. How did that sense of that connectedness? You know that I see in your work. How did you come to have that yourself? It's kind of interesting here just to kind of explore this topic right out of the out of the out of the gate here but it's just an overall feeling that we are all one connected human being we are all one connected earth country. There's no difference between myself. And someone number Wanda a first nations person in Canada. A polar bear were all part of this great mother nature all part of this earth and I see it. All is our earth our collective future art collective history that belongs to each and every one of us and all of us have a vital role to play in this world so for me. It's I see that connection point. I've seen the difference between a billionaire and someone who's on the streets having a tough time in their life were all these powerful magnetic souls that are all on our journey in this world. I respect an extraordinary operation for really each and every one of us who are on this path. Was that something you always had or? Did you have a moment of epiphany when you were younger? That sort of allowed you to see the world in that particular way is definitely something that was important to me from the streets of Belfast from my times experiences in Sarajevo some of those really powerful experiences in Haiti in the early nineties. When you're just experiencing something that is so powerful and so beyond anything that you could even imagine you'd be confronting in your life and the humility that is absorbed through every cell and fiber in my body as I photograph and spend time with extraordinarily powerful people. That frankly have the power have strengthened. Have courage that I do not possess. I am simply an observer a witness in that sense and I am a part of this journey that they are on in the experience of their life than you know. Ultimate humility to me comes from there in the eyes of the people that I've photographs from really understanding the depths. What their day to day realities like and then how I come back to this first world. It's it's a difficult thing. It was brutal that coming back in landing at LAX. In coming back into this world leading. When I just left behind That Internet itself is extraordinarily difficult to the least. I remember crying literally walking down the aisles of a grocery store and looking at their Sushi in all these meets and everything it's like my God and I'm in Saudi bullets. They're dependent on what food they can scrounge. They're taking their lives in their hands. Trying to get water for their family and Sarajevo not being shot and killed and he does understand life and such a different matter that it really comes down to a pitcher of water feeding your family for that day or providing one meal and then coming back here to realize you know what we have at our at our fingertips some so it starts to really bend and the beginning years of breaking May to a completely different understanding of other majority are. Have you know a lot of other people around the world on? That's an interesting term. You said breaking you in as if you had Basically Foundation that you basically emptied sort of destroy in order to build a a a new one with being way of describing. Yeah I also think that for me I had an extraordinary powerful desire within me to witness first hand the history as it unfolds being an apartheid South Africa before Nelson Mandela. Send it to presidency a lot of the different war-zones in and out of the genocide in Rwanda Darfur wars in the Middle East. A lot of fees experiences really changed me immensely and really broke down the nature of what I thought reality was for me and for my family and what that word means to me and how it's manifested within me and how it is indeed. You know change the way that I view the world. How did how did you see your work or hope for your work to be used during those those early years of your career and how change what was really interesting. Is that one of the first major magazines that I work with was magazine that you might have depending on where you're at school was called scholastic so that was the magazine. Went out to students I received when I was a student so lineup really establishing a great relationship where the editor they're Lee buyer and I really started to take on a lot of these projects around the world on children.
"I'm Mary Medically and I welcome you to our final episode of this weeks series. We're exploring the theme for this series all week long has been how to summon up courage in a crisis and we are all in this crisis together as we maneuver our way through the ups and downs and INS and outs of the Kobe. Nineteen Corona virus. I'm sharing with you. The full thirty minute guided meditation experiences that I share on the SIP and own meditation APP. I hope you are enjoying these series. And if you're just joining us you are in the right place. These different episodes. Don't follow any sequence so you can join in at any point in a series. I share a different meditation technique in each episode so depending on the kinds of meditation technique. I'm sharing for that day. That's the kind of experience you'll be guided through so in this final episode. I guide you through a weekly reflection doing a weekly reflection and if you could even do a daily reflection research shows is one of the best ways to improve how you respond to stress in your life. It's one of the best ways to keep focused on your goals. How what's important to you in life and it helps to keep you grounded giving you a better perspective on your life especially during a crisis when you feel like your emotions are being pulled in all different directions and breaking news is occurring by the minute by the hour. You might be experiencing many of the hardships that are impacting most of us from the corona virus with your work with having your family all confined in one place or maybe you are isolated alone. Maybe you're having symptoms of the corona virus. You've lost a loved one. All of these are happening right now across the world. I have so enjoyed sharing this series with you and I hope you enjoy this. Final episode has always be safe. How are you doing today? This is the final episode of our series on courage in crisis. And I hope you have been able to chart path for yourself as you maneuver. The ups and downs of the current crisis were experiencing with the Kovic Nineteen Corona virus. You may be experiencing an another crisis as you listen to this series. No that there will be an end to this crisis and as you consider what you reflected on each day as your daily challenge. Something that's going to help pull you out of this crisis with hope. Something that you're going to do to reward yourself after the crisis keep this thought daily in your mind and think about ways that you can provide some time for yourself to slow down to remove yourself from all the buzz going around that. Buzz is not likely to diminish anytime soon. In fact even after the crises the world will be a little different. It might be a lot different for you or for loved ones depending on how you weather this crisis how you managed during this crisis. Remember that when you manage your fear and you keep focused on hope even if really extenuating circumstances calm your way that impact you because of this crisis remember to still keep your focus and also to not let fear or uncertainty overwhelming to allow yourself to remain calm in the midst of this storm that takes courage and I want to share with you a quote from someone who went through and survived extenuating circumstances and that is a quote from Nelson Mandela on courage. Nelson Mandela is known the world over as a representative of courage and hope in the midst of a crises. He was the South African. Anti Apartheid. Revolutionary Political leader. He was also a philanthropist and he served as president of South Africa from Nineteen Ninety four to nineteen ninety nine. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. I'm reading this to you. From his extensive biography on Wikipedia so Nelson Mandela became a figure for his time the face of the Democratic Anti Apartheid Movement. And you might think about what you want to be a good face of in regard to this crises in your circle. Are you the one who gives hope? Are you the one who's there for someone who's frightened to go to the store? Are you the one who spouts off? All the latest bleak statistics regarding deaths and new infections which can make people feel so hopeless. So think about what you want to be the face of in regard to those people. You're spending time with during this crisis. I imagine that we all are leaving a legacy right now as to how we're handling this unprecedented experience of a global penick so the quote from Nelson Mandela is. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear so again think about how you want to face your crises with courage instead of fear in the final episode of every series. We do something which I think is very important. There's a lot of research that shows it is important. And that is assessing how you lived out your week your high points. You're low points and where you could improve. It's okay to make mistakes and not to be perfect. The most important thing you can do is to have a weekly review and this is a way to assess yourself to become a better human being so as you settle yourself down and get ready to meditate. Take you on a review also a reflection of your week. I always encourage you to do this outside. I am outside near my pool. You might be able to hear the water and I always recommend you try to meditate outside especially during these times
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Eric & Gord What If We're Right?
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"nelson mandela" Discussed on Eric & Gord What If We're Right?
"Our regular Monday to Thursday or whatever it was. Oh yeah okay so yeah so six go back Bacon Opole. Here's the point I'm trying to make we're gonNA talk about this a little bit. Our guests on Sunday on the next Sunday It doesn't matter which side of these arguments you're on the environment gun control vaccines all this. Whatever else you to bring into it It doesn't fucking matter. We have the smartest people in the universe arguing with each other that the other side is wrong. Stop it and solve the fucking problem. I don't care what side you're I don't care. Who's right or wrong? You guys should be working together to fix it just like we should be working with good Christians to find Catholic pedophile and smash their heads all these problems. The two sides should be working together to solve the fucking problem and save the planet. It doesn't matter. Who's right when we're all fucking dead solve the Terry and that's going to be my real big philosophy offer. Next season is just fucking. I don't care you're not gonNA convince me the you're right and I'm wrong or I'm wrong and you're right I don't care it doesn't matter solve the problem and you're wrong anyway as long as you understand going into it really doesn't i. It's not what if we're right anymore. Because I already fucking know me and Gordon Right. Our track record is impeccable by. That's not the point. The point is nothing is getting fixed. We're having the same fucking conversation Gordon I. This is our two hundredth episode today. We should be celebrating. That's actually that's for real for real number that actually frills because he's actually. It's not like one of these next fifteen episodes of two hundred new. This is episode number two hundred and for two hundred episodes Gordon. I have had four fucking topics because it's all you people do. Nobody saw American shooting pipeline bullshit racism and fuck. I want people to die. Yeah I guess that's pretty. Much it Americans shooting black pipelines. Shit happens way too often. Man GotTa start we gotta shut up. GotTa Start Solving some problems you know. David Suzuki doesn't give a fuck yet. Him actually come work on some problems. That dude is the his carbon footprint ten thousand times that of the average Canadian yet thinking actually cares or does he just travel around the world telling you you need to care more. Fuck you David Suzuki. It's the same as Bono's the we'll give enough out of our pocket. Yeah you you six billion dollar bastard. Yeah exactly I think you guys need to give more to charity. You've got six billion dollars fucker but I use that to tell you about you. How does your charity? I need by twelve bucks backers. Who Rolpa I would take back. Any album by youtube allows us not Joshua legal. They had David Suzuki. You're killing the environment. He literally farts diesel. Erica have to read you a headline that. Kinda goes along with what were arguing. 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Yeah made you look is great too or actually I would like a big W I W R. Because that's almost mega upside down. I never thought I'd been trying to do something with the W I W R logo. What if we're right for those of you couldn't do that? Matthew Dowd for the record took me hearing W I W R four times with a question mark. I didn't state the question mark. That's why But that's cool. I WANNA make a mega hat. But it'll be a ww our hat which is not cool to say so. That's a worse abbreviation ever. That's almost as bad as titty hoes. Like Hey Watch Eric engorge. Wer Question. Mark with what wire wait what were previously and then ads seven syllables to the fucking Larry. We go I make in bright rays of you. I W R hats for November. That's GONNA be response to mega hat now air. Have you ever been to a flea market? I have well. You'd be happy to know that Last Earth sorry in June two thousand eighteen A guy who would into a French flea market and for fifty four for fifty eurocents. He bought this. Little coin will turns out that coy that he bought is a seventeen seventy six continental dollar that is worth nearly a hundred thousand dollars. That's not that is just the coolest Shit in the world and I feel horrible for the seller every single year. I say because you hear about someone buys a painting and it turns out to be a real fucking Norman Rockwell or whatever Someone buys like a coin or a stamp or something I say every year to scour these places and look for this shit and I never do and even if I did I wouldn't find anything anyway but you could make a living on just going around finding rare shit. That people don't know is worth money and then giving them no money for it. You know it's funny on the on the face of one of the core enclave coin. It has a picture of his son with a graze. Coming down a Sundial and literally says mind YOU BUSINESS MIND YOU BUSINESS. Mind you business. That is fantastic. My business. 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Wait till you get benefits. He's this he's like. So are you still with the champion tree? They're restructuring right now. I totally through Kim Ji. That's not a real company. I mean yes restructure. Great now I must have put that. Shit on indeed like two years ago writing it now operations manager at the champion Tree Whatever Ladies and gentlemen that was me trying to get a job for those of you who haven't been following the show. I went to clean up my life in December. I'm in stage. Two of that which is gets shit together and go fucking be a human again. I'm doing my taxes for the first time in eight years. I was going to be fun. I'm I'm doing all kinds of fun stuff so I'm sorry for interrupting our show for however fucking long way too long anyway so I have four little news stories here okay. Let's make the super quick. 'cause we're really pushing here out boy now them The first one is just another again. Just tell the truth people. It's simple Joe Joe Biden or Bendon as yet joe. 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Trivia Questions on The Mandela Effect
"Are going to jump into today's episode on the Mandela Effect. It's eleven questions on stuff you may or may not remember. This is the only trivia round. I do worse. Spelling and wording counts. So make sure if you're playing along at home your spelling stuff right here. We go all right here. We go with eleven questions on the Mandela effect to now there are no Nelson Mandela specific questions in here but the whole idea of the Mandela effect is named after him. This people swear that he could have died in the eighties but he didn't die until two thousand thirteen. So that's the name Mandela effect comes from if you more Mandela Affect Trivia just search trivia with Buds Mandela affect other episode. We did probably about a year and a half to two years ago. All right. Here's question number. One remember spelling counts. What brand of peanut butter shares part of its name with a phrase meaning quickly number one? What brand of peanut butter shares? Its name with part of its name with a phrase meaning quickly number one number one number two. What cartoon series from Warner Brothers was mainly produced from nineteen thirty to nineteen sixty nine remember? Spelling counts number two. What cartoon series from Warner Brothers was mainly produced from nineteen thirty to nineteen sixty nine question? Number three is Neil Armstrong. Dead or alive question. Number three is Neil Armstrong dead or alive question number four. What question does the Evil Queen ask? Her reflection in snow white and the seven dwarfs need the full sentence and especially that first word number four. What question does the Evil Queen ask? Her reflection in snow. White and the seven dwarfs number four number four question number five. What is the best selling brand of household odor eliminators manufactured by Procter and
Why is Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice
"Awarding someone the Nobel Prize for peace is always tempting. Fate saw cha the vagaries of human affairs. Yesterday's warmonger is tomorrow's peacemaker and vice versa. That it's not really the Norwegian Nobel Committees Fault when Pulse Charity Makes Mockery of some of their judgements. When you give a piece Gong to someone like Henry Kissinger oh Yasser Arafat? It's just a risk you run. And it is nevertheless startling to see an actual Nobel peace laureate appearing at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to defend the government they lead against allegations of genocide. It's pretty much the one thing that isn't supposed to happen. History had given us the opportunity to give up our best just for a cause in which we believed when the Nobel Committee chose to honor me. The road had chosen of my own free will aw became less lonely path to follow sang suci daughter of the founder of modern Myanmar Aung San and a formidable politician diplomat and and activist in her own. Right won the Nobel Peace Prize in Nineteen ninety-one at the time she was rivaled only by Nelson Mandela as a universally admired Royat. Avatar of all. That was good displaying exemplary courage in resisting. All that was bad. She led the National League for Democracy as it faced down only terrifying and ruthless military GIONTA which had turned Myanma into North Korea with Palm. Trees saying SUCI spent most of the period between Nineteen nineteen ninety nine and two thousand and ten under house arrest. She was a hero aside from the Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded the Sakharov Prize. US Congressional Channel Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of freedom an honorary order of Australia. Honorary Citizenship of Canada and Amnesty International's ambassador of conscience since award. Luke pestle made a film about her. U2 wrote a song about and in time she triumphed the NLD won a landslide election victory in two thousand and fifteen though denied the presidency on a technicality. She became state councillor effectively. Myanmar's prime minister it. It was hailed worldwide as a victory for decency determination and patience and now she's denying that she is some kind of an accessory to crimes against humanity he sang Succi has been fair to say on a journey. These ban mind this complex situation and the challenge to sovereignty and security already in our country when you're assessing the intent of those who attempted to deal with the rebellion. Surely under the circumstances genocidal decider intent cannot be only hypothesis loan and it is important to be clear that while Aung Sang. SUCCI is in The Hague. She is not in the dark. She is appearing voluntarily and has not been charged with any crime the allegation before the ICJ EJ is against her country. Not Her the case has been brought by the Gambia. Backed by the fifty-seven members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Asian a coterie which includes several nations who might want to pause before mounting their high horses where human rights are concerned. The allegation is essentially essentially that Myanmar's recent persecution of the Hindu people Myanmar's Muslim minority. Who lived mostly in the country's raccoon state amounts to genocide this? This is a term with specific legal meanings and it will be for the court to determine if events in Myanmar meet the threshold. What is known is bad enough? Enough since two thousand and sixteen perhaps a million ranger have fled Myanmar mostly to neighboring Bangladesh journalists NGOs and the UN win have reported a consistent pattern of atrocious violence much of it directed at civilians not excluding children Myanmar's military known as has the top Madore have consistently claimed that they are waging a counter insurgency against Islamist terrorists though Sang Suci does not directly command the Tatmadaw. Aw this is also the line that she has held. The most sympathetic imaginable interpretation of aren't sang Suu Cheese behavior. And it's a reach is that that she is still in some respects the prisoner of the same military which once held her under house arrest. She may have calculated. This is a compromise. She has to to make to maintain such democracy as me unmanned now has that if she takes hold in the military the military will once again take charge of the country. This is a question unlikely to interest the hundreds of thousands over hinge in now wondering if they'll ever be able to go home again and they of course are the ones who have have survived the Tatmadaw's pogroms justice for the victims. If it is coming at all maybe years away
Trump gives Medal of Freedom to NBA legend Jerry West
"The west the NBA legend and logo you see on the NBA jerseys and merchandise was honored this week with the presidential medal of freedom president trump on Thursday said west honor was richly deserve sighting west basketball career at West Virginia University that led him to the Lakers and an Olympic gold medal but the more than anything else good you're like doing is playing basketball in West Virginia and starting at age six he taught himself on the dirt surfaces of his neighborhoods backyard one eight grain his sister would call him and say it says it's called the mud wallow do you remember that at all during the mud wallow but nothing ever stopped him Jerry later reflected that everything I did I tried to do perfectly not just well **** perfectly and it hasn't changed I don't think too much as it. look at the list of other honorees and was inspired by the names to someone that's right one doesn't Bill Gates philanthropic champions Nelson Mandela Martin Luther king these are Shabazz from all the Simon Wiesenthal and Desmond Tutu legendary leaders Muhammad Ali bill Russell Kareem Abdul Jabbar athlete activist Michael Jordan Tiger Woods Stevie Wonder excellence personified John wooden Frank Robinson Arnold Palmer and vin Scully friends are trying to emulate I swear my name is going to look like a misprint on this list No Way known as Mr clutch west was named an all star every year of his fourteen season career with the Lakers he also helped lead the team to the NBA finals nine times and after retiring as a player you coach the Lakers for three season before moving into the front office where he signed Magic Johnson Kobe Bryant Shaquille o'neal here is responsible for the majority of the fakers titles yet now works for the LA
Winnie and Nelson Mandela's Marriage Survived Prison but Not Freedom
"Hey history lovers. I'm mike rosen walled with retro pod. A show about the past rediscovered nelson mandela's extraordinary. Mary life is filled with unanswerable questions. What would he have accomplished around the world. If he hadn't spent twenty seven years behind bars would the course of apartheid in south africa which he fought so vehemently against been halted decades earlier and and what his epic love affair with his wife winnie have survived they met at a bus stop in soweto south africa she was twenty two and as the nation's first black female social -ocial worker her life had already taken off. He was forty married and had three children. He was fixated on a seemingly only impossible goal to end south africa's systemic policies of racism a week later. They got indian food together. He was smitten. He wrote in his biography. I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight but i do know that the moment moment i first glimpsed winning. I knew that i wanted to have her as my wife mandela divorced his first wife and then he and when he got married the relationship was passionate. They held hands publicly and went to jazz clubs occasionally. They fought though about the little things other couples oral about every day like when nelson tried to teach winnie how to drive they were emerging as the ultimate power our couple powerful voices against apartheid in south africa and racism around the world but their happiness and their power was short lived a few years after their wedding mandela was convicted of a treasonous plot to violently overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison meanwhile when he faced her own struggles as she fought a racist political system she was was arrested harassed and forbidden for most social contact in one thousand nine hundred thousand nine. She began serving an eighteen month prison sentence in solitary confinement. She was tortured in her memoir. She wrote the whole experience is so terrible because i had left little little children at home in bed and i had no idea what had happened to them but throughout all the pain both emotional and physical when he stood by her husband in his absence she took up leading the resistance against apartheid she fought for her husband's release in the end though it was a marriage that survived prison but not freedom in one thousand ninety moments after mandela's release iconic hanako photos were taken of him. His right hand raised clenched in a fist. His left hand claps when he's hand the appeared. Still i'm very much in love but the cameras didn't capture the toll that mandela's long imprisonment took on the couple they they were only allowed to see each other during brief prison visiting hours the great depth of their early. Love affair drifted off when he wrote in in her memoir. I had so little time to love him when he also got caught up in political scandals and was even connected with kidnapping in murder she was unfaithful and she didn't deny it two years after mandela was freed. They separated four years later are they divorced. Winnie madikizela-mandela died earlier. This year and mandela always is acknowledged. His ex wife's strength. When he announced their separation. In nineteen ninety-two he conceded that his estranged wife had suffered greatly early and praised her efforts fighting apartheid while he was in prison. He said her tenacity reinforced my personal respect. Don't love and growing affection.
What Are The Traits Of Inspirational Leaders?
"Today i tackle as subject of traits of quality leads salina's that are amazing to me that what traits do these guys have in gaza and gaza goes will be <hes> as as many inspirational leader in the world some young some alda. Let me tackle some of the <hes> trikes delayed that are say amongst the leaders and dump. Let's kick off with number one integrity and these no nos vicinity quota but integrity an integrity is important because they site and then they do an short to maintain criti is the difference between what they do so people that have integrity will always do with us are they gonna do now in might not be something we locked in might be something we do like. It doesn't really matter. That's not what i'm tackling here what i'm tackling his that one of the great traits of of one of the great leader's is integrity. They will always do what they say they're going to do. Another one is resilience. There is the meta avenue tons get down. They get back up and they go go go and this is something that can be saying in great leaders. <hes> you know i eh with at a sports whether the politicians when they'd business whether there has wife househusband it doesn't really matter <hes> leadership taxonomy wolf forms and resilience is key pop to you know being a great leader now nixing tomase accountability accountability is bright ladens have the <unk> of accountability if the negative like they put the hands they they they don't the concept of winning and losing his team. You know this is something that is important. It's not when something goes wrong. It's somebody else's fault <hes> and when everything is right it's each it's the glory lady with the leader. That's not something that some great leaders do that always accept accountability an inspiring now bright and inspiring to me go hand in hand because bright people tackle adversity bryce. These people make that step and we know that if you don't make the stick things doesn't happen but at the same time they're inspirational in the way they do that so they're not bright bald an arrogant that brave an inspiring that willing to put themselves forward but they understand that they're inspiring people people like martin luther king nelson mandela. These people were bryant but there were some spotter. They went out there to buck the system that were there. They were bright on our inspiring in such a big kohl's addicting now. This is something that so important is adaptability. Leadership doesn't often talked about the adaptability isn't talked about often in the concept of leadership but great leaders not to attacked than to adapt when things are good than i had to adapt the things that they have this constant energy of the depth ability they make sure that they can adapt people to situations situations to people people etc etc compassion. 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The people you have around your mind sick because all of this putting self inconstant mindset mode is exactly really what it's about leadership skills that can be learned we can be learned by training can deliver perception can be practice and most of all it's my experience so leadership leaders are night for this reason because it is a city schools that can be learned by trying bucket section by practice and of course bike spirits approach the older we get the more experiences we have which builds wisdom so of course important is that as we evolve in get older when he to constantly evolve their mindsets and our ability so that we are learning so whilst we take our experiences and turn that into wisdom president we also have to make sure that we occurred because one thing i can't stand about setting lead is when they talk about doing this the twenty years and my rebuttal to that is but will you still be doing it in twenty years to come because as many brands in the past like kodak knock knock yet that will not get leaders that are no longer market ladies and some. 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"nelson mandela" Discussed on WBAI
"A beagle is children's lament sold Africa in Nova people well the soda Africans fought since nineteen forty eight nineteen ninety nine to five let's say to end Formula parties inotes Nelson Mandela becomes first elected president because everybody else if black people weren't involved and people are complaining that Elena he didn't do enough no is that that is he didn't dismantle departed steet I mean the he he he gave black people in in South Africa a free nation in which they can ship form design build erect construct I need shin good that that's what he did the the the the fight to end a party it is over it's it's not it wasn't his job it's it's almost as if he opens the door to a grocery store you know we have the rice and beans and the and you know the potatoes and I'm people are complaining that they didn't get MacDonnells you know it it our our restaurant in that is everything comes with beard on served no the the nation building takes time under the any any any at this save vestiges any remnants of a party it is is for black people to stomp out that's their job he did what he did you know we can we can argue a boat let me say statics is whatever but we combi ungrateful it it is is if people wanted him to deliver something finished now he can give you he brought something and when I say him it's not him that but he's generation the the the the people who fought to end a party as a you know the song says in a one one fees is over the next is there and if people are not a boat building a nation but criticizing a Mandela Hey you wasting time you know we'll do at least what he did deliver something that sold Africa can work with so nine that that is that is one it's twenty six minutes after four o'clock how long is this net let's see five if if we can work something with with this and it it's a a piece by Mister brown you know so it's it's it's it's one of those songs that the great Dennis brown did I'm sorry it's it's a song the great Dennis.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on The Steve Warne Project - Sports
"Can you believe that Jonathan Bernie? Wow. Now I'm gonna and the only reason I do that. Because there's a bunch of thanks are casting. Yeah. Well. Not just that it was just an excuse to reset the Bernie comments on Nelson Mandela few years back Ray called Mandela, one of the most known athletes in the world. Both on and off the ice. No, it didn't. Nelson Mandela fundraiser as well. And so he's funny. No, no. He was just trying to fake his way through an exam, like a kid who didn't study sort of thing, like just before it came up and said, what is Nelson Mandela mean to you Jonathan, and he's at a Nelson Mandela fundraiser, and he goes, oh, well, he's certainly was most well, known athletes on and off the ice. It was terrible. Yeah. The other small shoe of him crushing apartheid, what about that? What about, you know? I think that a lot of the guys his age. You know, if you go up to the average Canadian in their early twenties when this probably went down and you ask them that question, you probably have a lot of people going to. I don't know but you're actually at an event with Nelson Mandela's name, all over you think at some point during the dinner you'd go who is this guy anyway? Anyway, Stevie and all you gotta do at the number thing, okay with the famous number who are the famous first of all, you got expand. You gotta get outta hockey. You gotta use all sports. That's what I'm thinking when I'm when I'm in the forties like this. The NHL is not real. Yeah. You got to cut cut the hockey court. Okay. And let's go to let's go to football Stephen football over up. Okay. Football and cricket. Okay. Cricket there's other sports basketball baseball numbers. Okay, let's start going there. Or Steve just make it up Matt, you know, no one will know no one will know my like to go like the most famous guy to where where number forty five was Bernie bullet, Nicole. Right. The CF L. Fred, first of all got his first name Fred, Freddie, Belinda cough. Right. You believe me you at your you go. Yeah. No kidding. I remember that name. Yeah. Believe switch it up on the fly right now, so episode Forty-five great players to wear forty five, and I'm a big Expos guy, as you know, going, Steve Rogers, who conjures up some tough memories with blue Monday. And all, but I'm going Steve Rogers, ladies and gentlemen, Steve, Steve Rogers, you're going to now you gave me no heads up on this. Right. Just to tell the listener Steve Rogers is from broken arrow, Oklahoma. Why do you know that? Why do you know that in? No so little else. I'll tell you, I'll tell you why. When I moved here, I had only been to one baseball game in my life. I moved out here in nineteen eighty five when I was.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast
"Jimmy Jack Harbaugh director of recruiting Matt Dudek is here. Our producer MacKenzie is here as well last week with our guest to Colin Stephen Eisenberg. You heard part, one of our recap of the Michigan football teams, chip to South Africa now it's time to talk about the safari part, part to our recap of Michigan football visiting South Africa here on a tacky state Harbaugh's podcast. So we're now back here recapping the trip, the South Africa, attack, stay the Harbaugh's podcasts and last week on the podcast we talked about the first half you guys are Capetown, so now jump right in another flight because last week. So we started the flight really long flight. I'm guessing this one wasn't as long to Johannesburg. Now is a quick to our flight, I've maybe a little less than that. And to Johannesburg where we landed. And then we went straight to the Nelson Mandela apartheid museum coach talked about that last week on the show briefly and. It was your walk in, and it's hard to put into words, you know, Nelson Mandela and, you know, the apartheid, you know, the struggle they had from when we when we had Albie Sachs speak to us and. But it reminded me me personally, I went to a civil rights museum in Birmingham, Alabama that had, you know, Rosa Parks is Boston it, and things like that. And, and it was similar to that in, but there was also this stuff happened twenty years ago, twenty thirty years ago, not that our civil rights movement was all that long ago, either sixty seventy years, but walking in and seeing the dates being one thousand nine hundred nine I was born when this was adding and, you know, there's a tank that they used to run down people protesting in, in the in the museum and all the Nelson Mandela quotes. And it was just kind of took you the whole story of Nelson Mandela, and it took you the whole story of apartheid. I'd be interested to hear what you guys had to say about it. It was the wrap up for the whole before we got into the safari. It was the final wrap up from the day. We stepped onto South African soil to getting to the apartheid. We put museum. And just seeing how they had it set up. I mean, it was so parallel to the holocaust, and how they had it like a stone for each person going up this enormous wall with brass holdings for the stones and, and one thing I want to mention which I think was so important. I think that David Turnley was such a an amazing part of this trip, whose, do you wanna say coach because I don't wanna everywhere, wet David David bender David lived at he vowed Nelson Mandela for twenty years was friends with the family..
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast
"After Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island than he was imprisoned at another venue in Cape Town for seven years and had another for two right? Yeah. Twenty six I believe it was twenty six or twenty right on that twenty seven years old, and he was imprisoned. What if you is in? What did you guys take from the Robben Island experience? Obviously, it was probably the first time you guys were there as well. So what was your experience there? It was staggering the size of the jail cells just the area. How Novica hers was not like they mentioned how Nelson Mandela was not allowed a from. When his first mother's funeral or anything like that. It was secluded meant for a period of time where he was moved off into solitary himself, which conditions were fine. You know, but I mean again being all alone not being allowed to talk to anybody. And so on but listen to watching along and listening to the the students the athletes talking about the experience and just the looks on their faces and the questions that they're asking which just like they can't believe that they're there. We was nice throughout the. Process. I'd get guys would just walk up to me out of the blue and just sort of say, you know, I just want to thank you. And I can't believe that. I just did that I can't believe that I'm here. But I can't believe that. I just had that experience looking at that listening to that or guide was a political prisoner. It was gentleman who was in prison himself. It went to the whole experience. It wasn't like somebody just sorta reading a book and telling you about it's a key lived it. Each person got to go in to Nelson Mandela, Sal by themselves and a picture was taken. And what I thought what I took away. Most from the day was one of the student athletes wanted a picture, you know, with the bars closed, and it got halfway closed, and then there were other athletes standing outside, and they said, no, no, no, that's you're not closing that door. Don't take a picture like that. You know, this isn't how anyone lives anymore. More and it's disrespectful to all of us. And they totally thought about it. He said, you're right man, and he opened the door and they listen to each other. They respect each other. I mean, they're they're totally together as friends and as a team, it was truly an incredible gift to watch. Just that, sir. The are the my tour guide we were in the big area where they had multiple bunk beds. And he was telling us how you know on Saturdays the at lunchtime. The guards would all go off. And it would just locked the outside doors, and then that was the only time in this particular area that you can actually other than that your bunk mates. You could see your talked anybody. So all week long. They would go into the bathrooms and from noon to one or whatever time it was east new at lunchtime. Every day they would go in the bathroom. And no one else could go in the bathroom because we're all practicing a skit. A poem a song a dance and they basically put on a talent show on Saturdays. When the guards were locked the outside gate in the hallway. And that was the only time you would go into the bathroom to practice and to hear that, you know, if I'm doing that tore and tell people that they're like, okay. That's I literally hearing it from a man who went into the bathrooms from twelve to one to practice is dance to show the rest of the prisoners on Saturdays in this brief window that they had some type of freedom. I guess for the for lack of a better word some type of normal human interaction. So I thought that was that was an incredible moving for me. So from Robben Island, we got back on the ferry came back over, and that's a we had a really cool moment. There were some street, drums, and xylophones and some of our guys kind of jumped in with those guys, and I'm sure there's been plenty of video. Does of that to all that experience from the night before the drumming? Yeah. So he was on the streets and stuff that they jumped right in they jumped in with his like little local ban. And there I remember seeing Joe mill and their Josu and Chris Turner, Chris Turner.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on My Seven Chakras
"How do you apply that to your day-today life? Well, I'll give you the the quote, and then talk about an experience I had before I'd heard of the course that led me to the same conclusion. This is from Nelson Mandela, I learned their courage was not the absence appear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not EU does not feel afraid, but who concretes that fear, and my discovery of this during college iron money for college during the summers by working on the very tall high-voltage towers the metal metal towers negation the running along highway, and I would climb up the towers, and we would. They power would be off on one side and we'd use ground stick to test and actually clean up the insiders. So that the electricity couldn't arc two thousand. And this is the very first day. I was climbing up the tower with somebody who's going to show me how to do it. And I was slow. I Congress working my way up and the he could see that. I was having a problem in his comment sorta down dirty version or Nelson, Mandela's luck, man. If you climb the towers the near scared, you're brave you climb. They soursdey. You're not scare you're damn full. That's a. Like, okay Barrett. Our courage is not the absence of fear courage issue. Do it has to be down anyhow, and that was a real important lesson to me one that's been dive all my life. Wonderful wonderful. Let's really really perform. And I'm sure people watching and listening to the stream right now not able to relate as well. I mean, I've heard of Sony great leaders influences. And no matter who is successful in life, all of them watch for the same thing that you mentioned right now is that in everyone's afraid, everyone feels that fear deep within whether it's, you know, going on stage are starting something new or, you know, doing something that they haven't done before. But once we push beyond that once we go beyond that fear. That's when the magic begins to happen. So thanks a lot for starting this into such a good vibe. My question is what inspired you to write your book loving to your differences will most people fight? And so- coupled filed a little fun couples fight law and in my marriage. We got a lot. Yeah. Yeah. And now fifty three years later, I've learned some things about what works, and what doesn't work to help deal with someone. So when he went one way of looking at this book is sort of a summary of what I learned for the person that years. Yeah. And a ways to go still the. There are some specific skills and certainly attitudes that make a huge difference in whether or not you resolve things. Well, right. Now, the media impetus for this book was I read a book about twenty years ago. And it had some of what I learned by. But the thing I've been noticing in the last twenty years some many of the conflicts are based on what I would call different realities when I mean by different reality is here in a real simple solution. Real simple example, like it go to a movie with your with your partner and. I joined the movie I thought the restaurants sitting for my wife is board tears. She guard chases try and. We could get into an argument about it was a really great movie or it was a really stupid moving. And you know with all skill you could turn that into major disagreements and so forth. So what I learned was it's true that I was inner tained and excited by the movie, it was equally to achieve his board by the move right to people can have entirely different realities that same thing she brought her set of meanings to vituperation. I eyebrow Mayes outta meetings to the situation, and we got an entirely different result. And so we're trying not and I found extended good the movie thing to hire you spend money. I gotta raise kids sexuality on on on where to find is. Nobody else in the world has exactly the same works..
"nelson mandela" Discussed on KTOK
"In Sacramento, Nelson Mandela era was he going to prison or not and Peter who was the president of South Africa. And he was doing his best to save South Africa from the African National Congress, which Mandela's group and you had American universities in a race with each other to see who could take their investment money out of South Africa, the fastest and democratic presidential candidates. Join that parade. Started demanding disinvestment in South Africa university of California Berkeley was leading the way out on the left coast. I remember bought the which Jesse Jackson hated the guy pronounce it Boffa, the Baath it was a purposeful mispronunciation. But but Peter bought actually it was one of his spokesman wish I was with Nightline one. I wish could remember. This guy's name. I remember his face. And I have perfected my impersonation this guy. This had such an impact on me. And I can't tell you why. But this was during the fevered pitch where the United States was being pressured every American Corporation every individual was being pressured to get the hell out, South Africa. Stop endorsing the Bart died regime and Winnie Mandela was out there. Necklacing their enemies, which was putting gasoline in in in automobile tires. And then throwing those tires on their enemies while a flames were lit. And this spokesman for for Peter both THEO T H aim was on with Nightline, and they were trying to rattle this guy by calling him all kinds of names and calling his boss, all kinds of names. And he just could not be rattled no matter what they insulted. No matter what they tried. No matter the allegations he sat there, and he just every sentence. He began missed that Mata says this dry. Sub Saharan Africa, and you will destroy the entire continent. And you should have seen the outraged reaction to that this button says destroy hypno- destroy white South Africa, and you will destroy all of sub Saharan Africa. And they went not. And there are beginning to be parallels. Here we haven't gotten to the point of Netanyahu, saying destroy Israel, and you're going to destroy democracy in the Middle East, but we're not far behind it. But it's this new young Turk. Bunch of Democrats. That are making no bones about the fact that they have no love lost for Israel. No love lost for the for the for the Jewish. People are honest, folks. I never I never thought. I would live to see the day. I'm looking for the sound bytes. Yeah. Grab sound bite number one and two. This is Trump this morning in Washington the White House lawn. He once again met the press as he was on the way to Marine One helicopter to go to joint base Andrews to catch Air Force One and his flight down here. He's spending the weekend here at Merrill Lago, and he always stops to engage the press and some reporters started shouting at him. This president. You said you said Democrats are anti Israel, anti Jewish. There are skipping the APEC conference next week. Is that.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Has what her idea Nelson Mandela was a big fan of voter ID and big promoter of voting with your ID. Canada has voter. I d Mexico has voter ID France has voter I d I just talked about Brazil, Brazil, not only has voter ID Brazil makes it mandatory to vote on election day. It's the law. You must vote under penalty of law. Even if you don't live in the country. I have a friend here in Washington who is Brazilian and raised in Mexico. But he's Brazilian now. He's a Brazilian citizen. As a Brazilian passport on election day. He has to go to the the embassy sets up a location in town where they can go vote, and he goes and votes and asked to bring his passport, and it's required. It's mandatory. But he go vote and and here it's racist. Because Democrats say it's racist. They also say that the electoral college is racists, they say that Wednesdays are racist. They say that oak trees are racist. They they say that macaroni and cheese is racist. They say that everybody is racist accept them. And of course, there are the real racing. They say that you're going to they're going to enfranchise you Jackson, Mississippi when in reality, they're going to disenfranchise you now say that the vote is being suppressed by voter ID doing away with the electoral college will disenfranchise tens of millions. If not more than one hundred million people on election day, and they love it. They love it. And here's veto f-. Oh, yes. We've kept too many people out for too long what out of what? 'cause you have an idea. And they say your kid even use a student ID. You don't have to be a citizen to. Have a student ID you can be from any country in the world have have a student ID. Oftentimes, you don't even have to be a student. Honestly, you can't function in the world without a photo. ID not in two thousand nineteen not in America. Everybody's got an idea, and they just love calling everybody racist and everything racist the word has no. Meaning at this point. Let's go to dipstick veto superbeet. Oh, Super Beta Prostate. Let's go to let's go to super Super Beta Prostate was at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania. And college station college. Cigna college station, the other one that's Texas. Of course, you don't know what are you paying attention, and he's in Pennsylvania, and he's he's got a group of students, and and and a girl stands up a young woman stands up in the audience, presumably a student and put a question to him, which is tougher than NBC ABC CBS CNN, the New York Times Washington Post combined asking Beato or O'Rourke. Instead.
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"It's a time when your father as you mentioned was a minister, but was keen on making you aware from things you've you've ridden? I understand about you know, you always wear aware that your guest in Africa, you should behave accordingly. Some of your classmates where the children of Nelson Mandela, it was pretty interesting way to grow up. I would imagine it was an it's one of those things that you only realize in retrospect that it was an unusual kind of childhood because when you're in the middle of it, it seems perfectly normal that there are monkeys at the Ingo and era cobras that come right in the summer when it's hot. And if you've got rid of one of them, you've got to be careful because it's made is going to become looking for it. And we'll be really angry. So all that stuff when you're living in. London. Then that is not what in urban landscape. You don't face the same way. And also what we were aware of. Lest you think I'm just being flippant is that Zinzi Mandela who Nelson Mandela's daughters. Who scoop plays with? They could only visit that father once a year on in Robbins, which was this prisoner of Cape Town to twelve hundred miles south of Swaziland. So knowing that they could only see their parents once a year affected everybody in our school, which is multi-ethnic multi-faith. Everybody was it was multi torrent. If you like so that really was kind of benchmark for the house of the school. That's you thought. Well, you have to fight injustice and being -clusive forevermore because it is the only way to be. Yeah. Well, speaking of interesting or unusual situations with with parents, you have written about and actually made a film about. The fact that or that dealt with the fact that at the age of just ten you're in the back seat of a car thought to be asleep and find out that your mother is having relations in the front with someone who is not your father, which was jarring for it would be jarring for anyone. And I guess it shouldn't come as surprise. Then that not long after your parents split up. How did that impact them in the way that they then became after that? And how did it impact you having to spend the remainder of your childhood growing up in those dynamics, well, Dr fro opening so forensically on. I had a breakdown was forty two and I had an absolutely brilliant. American psychoanalyst Christopher who now lives in Santa Barbara see next week who spent eighteen months unpicking, my very very dysfunctional adolescence. But you have just offering me exposed, you know, what happened is that? I couldn't tell my parents. I couldn't tell my friends. I tried go didn't get an answer. So I saw keeping a when I was eleven years old and kept one ever since as a way of trying to understand the world, I suppose witnessing that's cataclysmic moment. If you'd like, you know, you're seeing something that you're not supposed to see on the subsequent plunge of my father into real violent alcoholism by night, and charm and normalcy by day after my mother left meant that. I've. I said had a fast track into having an adult viewpoint on things. I was very aware that. Things that a child like or childish in your life completely in contrast to the sort of the cynical adult world that is out the so that divide has was very very clear. So I suppose that feeding of being forced into being an outsider on the inside of your own life has really characterized the way I view the world and my expensive it, and I suppose then emigrating edge of twenty five from Africa to coming to live in England meant that there. I can you are a kind of side looking in..
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Cool. And my stepmother was a psychologist. My real mother was an accountant. Yes, talk a little bit about your childhood growing up there. It's during the last sort of gasp of the empire. It's a time when your father as you mentioned was a minister, but was keen on making you aware from things you've you've ridden? I understand about you know, you always wear aware that your guest in Africa, you should behave accordingly. Some of your classmates where the children of Nelson Mandela, it was pretty interesting way to grow up. I would imagine it was an it's it's one of those things that you only realize in retrospect that it was an unusual kind of childhood because when you're in the middle of it, it seems perfectly normal that there are monkeys at the bowling and Barra cobras that come right in the summer when it's hot. And if you've got rid of one of them, you've got to be careful because it's made is going to become looking for and we'll be really angry. So all that stuff when you're living in London then. That is not what landscape you don't face the same way. And also what we were aware of. Lest you think I'm just being flippant is that Zinzan zalin Mandela who Nelson Mandela's daughters. Who scoop plays with they could visit that father once a year on in Robben Island, which was this prison off Cape Town, which twelve hundred miles south of Swaziland. So knowing that they could only see their parents once a year affected everybody in our school, which is multi-ethnic multi-faith. Everybody was it was multi torrent. If you like so that really was kind of benchmark for a suppose the also the school. That's you thought. Well, you have to fight injustice and being -clusive forevermore because it is the only way to be. Yeah. Well, speaking of interesting or unusual situations with with parents, you have written about and actually made a film about the fact that are that. Dealt with the fact that at the age of just ten you're in the back seat of a car thought to be asleep. And find out that your mother is having relations in the front with someone who is not your father, which was jarring for it would be jarring for anyone. And I guess it shouldn't come as surprise. Then that not long after your parents split up. How did that impact them in the way that they then became after that? And how did it impact you having to spend the remainder of your childhood growing up in those dynamics well to fro-. Opening a so forensically on. I had a nose breakdown was forty two and I had an absolutely brilliant. American psycho analyst, Christopher Bolas who now lives in Santa Barbara. I'm gonna see next week who spent eighteen months on picking my very, very dysfunctional adolescence. But you have just offering me exposed, you know, what happened is that? I couldn't tell my parents. I couldn't tell my friends I tried go didn't get also. So I saw the keeping Dr when I was eleven years old and kept one ever since as a way of trying to understand the world, I suppose witnessing that's cataclysmic moment. If you'd like, you know, you'll see something that you're not supposed to have seen on the subsequent plunge of my fall into real violent alcoholism by night, and charm and normalcy by day of to my mother left meant that. I've I said of had a fast track into having an adult viewpoint on things. I was very aware that. Things the child like or childish in your life completely in contrast to the sort of the cynical adult world that is out the so that divide has was very very clear. So I suppose that feeding of being forced into being an outsider on the inside of your own life has really characterized the way I view the world, and my of it, and I suppose then emigrating veg of twenty five from Africa to coming to live in England meant that there again, you are a kind of outside looking in..
"nelson mandela" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Yeah. If I said we sat down to breakfast, and we had French toast, comma, ham, and eggs karma. I said, yes, oatmeal cry right? And and and then and then you have very clear list. And you know, what belongs to what what doesn't want. Okay. You have a great sentence in here that I'm gonna read also displaying why the serial comma or the series, comma might be very helpful. So this is the Nelson Mandela sentence the famous Nelson Mandela Fenton famous sentence. Everybody drags it out in conversations about the use of the series. Calm. I can't remember the first time I encountered it. And and and I was trying very hard not to use it in in my book because I've seen it so frequently, but I thought, oh, you know, let's just drag it out one more time. Okay. I'm dragon. Okay. Let's drag here haircuts highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, comma, an eight hundred year old demi-god and a dildo collector. Okay. So the only comma we have there as after Nelson Mandela, okay, what's confusing about that sentence? Well, the way the sentences constructed with just that one calm. I it suggests that you are identifying beyond the comma after Nelson Mandela that he is the next two things you are you are mentioning so Nelson Mandela is indeed a demi-god and a dildo collector, guess if you change to highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, comma and eight hundred year old demi-god, comma and a dildo collector has act it's almost better. And it's one of the reasons I will say this sentence is not a good defense of the series, comma, because adding the series comet does not entirely clarify, it some sentences can't simply be repopulated. They need to be reordered or reconstructed. So that they can make better sense. And I think that if you for instance, change that. Highlights of his tour included encounters with an eight hundred year old demi-god karma. A dildo collector Kalma and Nelson Mandela at long last. I think we can be pretty certain. We all understand that. We are speaking about three different things. Okay. Is there a? Yeah. This is why this is what I do all day. You have a chapter of rules not to take too seriously. So one of those is like never use the passive tense. So before you explain why sometimes okay to use the passive tense. Explain what the passive has the passive voice is too disinclined. The thing that is performing the action in the sentence. As for instance, can I give you my favorite example of the passive tense. Does exactly what you're saying all of well, at least many of the pharmaceutical ads on TV have that tag at the end, you know, about what the side effects are. But it's in the past tense. So it's like, nausea, diarrhea headache, broken bones, heart attack, difficult, breathing, breathing and sudden death may occur. So like, there's no person responsible for this. There's no drug being cited that's responsible for the. It's like these things may occur may occur. Totally pass and gets the pharmaceutical company kind of off the hook. We're not saying the drug causes it. We're just saying like, hey, this might happen. Who knows why? I mean, I think, you know, a classic example of passive voice. And it's it's it's very Weasley. And you shouldn't say it mistakes were made. Yes. By whom? Yes. Can somebody take some responsibility? Here. I made a mistake. You made a mistake. It needs a person they're having made the mistake. But every now, and then there's nothing particularly wrong with the passive voice. If you are simply for instance, trying to establish a situation who's who's actor whose performer, you don't know. The refrigerator door was left open. That is simply that's an observation. The refrigerator door left open. You're you're not necessarily trying to say who did it you are simply observing that something occurred. And you're you're you can't say who did it because you don't know. And if you say if you say someone left the refrigerator door open, then all of a sudden, we're no longer simply observing situation where pointing a finger at somebody. So you don't want to take the agency. You don't wanna take the actor out of all sentences. But every now, and then you're simply attempting to describe the situation and the person who did it is not particularly relevant or not particularly important. My guest is Benjamin dryer the copy chief at Random House, an author of the new book dryers English and utterly correct. Guide to clarity and style. We'll talk more after a break, and we'll hear from Judy Garland's daughter Lorna left who's written a book about the history of a star is born with the main. Focus on the nineteen fifty four version which starred her mother, I'm Terry gross. And this is fresh air..
"nelson mandela" Discussed on Overnight Drive
"Can you imagine? My god. Life is life is a nightmare for most of you in history. It's pretty wild. Hussein that we're living through this horrible time in. No, how can this be? It'd be it's fine. People had wooden teeth. Shut the fuck up. It would routine delus- your teeth by that night by age twelve we're living through the unbelievably immeasurably most prosperous most fucking like Ford moving time in the history of the species. Relax fucking Bill. I always say if you have electric city and internet don't comply. Yeah. Oh, fucking absolutely think. You'll be okay. This isn't Yugoslavia. This isn't a quick of this. The second the weird second world hasn't been pushed on you, Hugh, like, you can pretty much do whatever you want. Oh, you couldn't afford to go to loom tough. You want to see how people outside of bloom live trust your living a lot better than them. It's all good. Yeah. Ridiculous. Apparently, according to this question, the Mandela affect is actually related to Nelson Mandela, and I it says do your Google's and because they because they came at me in such a such a horrible. I won't do that. 'cause. I'll never know who says Google, and this is the thing. I'll never know. And I know that somewhere that burns somebody like what look it up. Just look it up right there. Just do it. Just look it just type it in. You'll know. No. I don't wanna know a never going on. If someone talks about it. I'm gonna leave the room. I find I'm gonna call the Nelson Mandela fact for now. And I'll always gonna talk about talk about as it was invented in Africa. And I don't know a lot about it. But it's definitely about Nelson Mandela, and then leave the room, that's it. And then leave and then I gotta go and go to buy pretzels for everyone. Do you want anything? And then no matter what if they want something I won't get it for him. I forgot I forgot you wanted captain crunch. My bet. Yeah. I'm sorry. You wanted you wanted. I don't know when like Nerf gun because you're that wacky. Terrible heat. You so much. You get a lot of people saying, they're listening to old episodes. I've looked at an Evert numbers lately. But like cool. Somebody asking you better than porn Cuban episode three. I'd say probably not I'd say we peaked in three. We should have just done five and and call them at night. I think. Good. Yeah. No, a that point kid is great. That is a great story. That is a motive many stories that I have to compile. Because this is the year that I finally, right? All these memoir essays. Happening. Finally, finally, finally, finally writing Tele plays and spec script is really hard for me. And I can't do it. I need help on it. So thrill hill is going is like dead in the water. I can't do it. And I'm trying just look at it. I look at the folder, and I open the stuff and. Snits not together. I just need somebody. I need a fixer just come in and fix my ship. But I can write about myself all day. So I'm just going to do it in public actually publish a physical copy of one book sick just the sanded or maybe two on for like not that much money. That's exactly what I'm gonna do. Then I'm gonna avoid all completely and just wanna copy all make you one. I follow the order on Twitter. Who is just a dick not even fun, dick. He's on say, dick twit, and he keeps releasing books of him just being a dick. And I buy them every day. They come out. I buy them. It's really good. It's awesome. Like, all right. One of you say, we we call it because it's ten sixteen and I wanna go to bed. Yeah. Me too to go. Thank you. You're listening. Types of two oh, two zero two. You know, I'm in the in the spirit of the year. Getting what what is the year being serious about your shit? I'm gonna post this tomorrow. Wow. Plea mostly because neither of us. Finally, neither of us said anything racist in this episode. Finally, usually, it's a fucking minefield where I got it. Like, it's a God damn K meeting the marker button every time you say something racist about southeast Asians marker marker marker marker marker. Oh, it's like American history x with the dinner scene..