Thursday, July 4, 2013

From Mandela to Grandkids Selling Shirts

For some reason when there is a Great Person like Mandela, the next two generations squander that legacy.

Nelson Mandela, the man who lived 27 years in jail for opposing whites-only minority rule in South Africa, helped end Apartheid. Mandela forgave those who jailed him, became President of a newly democratic South Africa, and took the country to a higher level.

Now Mandela's grandkids idea of a higher level is making money by selling shirts with Mandela's name as their legacy to make a buck!  It is so sad that greatness is not inherited automatically by the following generations...leaders following Mandela have not had his vision. His political party ANC now hollowly claims its vision as: "Mandela was a member of ANC." That's not a vision but merely a statement of a past fact. South Africa is 80% of the industry of Africa, a country with the wealth of minerals, problems and vast potential.

I wrote of my experiences in South Africa when I was there during Mandela's time in office and about what I saw in my 2013 book "Better Times Ahead April Fool." Where South Africa goes without its great leader is an issue that applies to all of us...

The final chapter "Agenda for American Greatness" lays out that plan for America to regain its mojo to win the 21st century..

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