Obama: Despite ‘strange and uncertain’ times, Nelson Mandela’s legacy endures

Obama: Despite ‘strange and uncertain’ times, Nelson Mandela’s legacy endures
Barack Obama portrait (detail), Kehinde Wiley, 2018. (Image via CNN)

[Ed. – Which ‘legacy’ is he referring to? Obviously not the acts of public violence Mandela pleaded guilty to in court, including his sanctioning of a car bomb that killed 19 people.]

Despite the “strange and uncertain” times President Barack Obama says we’re living in he still believes in “a vision of equality and justice and freedom” he said in a speech on Tuesday to commemorate the late Nelson Mandela – Obama’s first visit to Africa since leaving office.

“I believe in a vision of equality and justice and freedom and multiracial democracy built on the premise that all people are created equal,” Obama said. “They are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. I believe that a world governed by such principle is possible and it can achieve more peace and more cooperation in pursuit of a common good. That’s what I believe. I believe we have no choice but to move forward. Madiba shows that those of use who believe in freedom in democracy, we’re going to have to fight harder to reduce inequality and promote lasting economic opportunity for all people.”

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