Friday, December 13, 2013

Inspiration from Mandella

Nelson Mandella
(1918 - 2013)
"The time comes in the life of any nation when there remain only two choices - submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people, our future, and our freedom."

Nelson Mandella (1918 - 2013), speaking from the prisoner's dock during his trial for terrorism in 1964 at Rivonia, South Africa.

Mandella was subsequently convicted and jailed for 27 years, then released in Feb. 1990, Mandella was elected S. African President in 1994, chose to limit himself to serving just 1 term, stepping down in 1999.

Small Flockers have great inspiration before us, if we choose to follow his footsteps.  Our prayers are to humbly try to fill his shoes, and honor his accomplishments by doing likewise for the oppression, tyranny and civil rights abuses inflicted by the Supply Management Mafia against Small Flockers and all others in Canada.

While the tragedies suffered by Small Flockers and other Canadians at the hands of the Supply Management Mafia are mild compared to the centuries of suffering experienced by black S. Africans, it is still unjust and stings the same.

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