The People's Poet!

The People's Poet!
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Friday, 31 January 2014

It's the other Oscars

John Pilger presents, It's the other Oscars
I'm posting this article as a result of the following passage:
"Nelson Mandela was a great human being who became a celebrity. "Sainthood", he told me drily, "is not the job I applied for." The western media appropriated Mandela and made him into a one-dimensional cartoon celebrity tailored for bourgeois applause: a kind of political Santa Claus. That his dignity served as a facade behind which his beloved ANC oversaw the further impoverishment and division of his people was unmentionable. And in death, his celebrity-sainthood was assured."

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