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“To the people of South Africa — people of every race and every walk of life — the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us,” President Obama said. “His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy, is his cherished legacy.”
As the rain poured, “Even heaven is crying,” one woman in the crowd declared as the deluge continued. “We have lost an angel.”
For those tens of thousands who entered the stadium, the memorial service, part of a 10-day period of national mourning since Mr. Mandela died last Thursday, was a moment that fused revolutionary memories of the fight against apartheid with appeals for the values of forgiveness and reconciliation. Songs of the struggle, as the anti-apartheid campaign is known, blended with hymns and prayer.
Using Mr. Mandela’s clan name, Mr. Obama declared: “It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailer as well; to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you; to teach that reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a cruel past, but a means of confronting it with inclusion, generosity and truth. He changed laws, but also hearts.”
Striking a deeply personal note, he went on: “Over 30 years ago, while still a student, I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land. It stirred something in me. It woke me up to my responsibilities — to others, and to myself — and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better. He speaks to what is best inside us.”
Obama and Castro shook hands as they were there with more than 60 heads of state with thousands of South Africans at the 90,000 seat FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro at a memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a rare gesture between the leaders of two ideological opponents that reflected the anti-apartheid hero’s spirit of reconciliation.
In a candid moment captured by AFP photographer Roberto Schmidt, Denmark’s Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.
First Lady Michelle Obama, sitting to the left of her husband, does not join in with the lightheartedness, keeping her eyes firmly trained on the podium where world leaders were paying tribute to South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Mandela, who died Thursday aged 95.
“Is This The Most Important Selfie Of 2013?” headlined the US-based social news website Buzzfeed, noting that Michelle Obama seemed “not amused” by the impromptu photoshoot.
“The AFP team worked hard to display the reaction that South African people had for the passing of someone they consider as a father. We moved about 500 pictures, trying to portray their true feelings, and this seemingly trivial image overshadowed everything else,”I think it’s a sad reflection on how sometimes we focus, as a society, on trivial everyday happenings.”
The German government may have started a trend in banning iPhones and Android devices in favor of BlackBerry. Snowdon’s NSA revelations have put these companies on the offensive which is the best defense. The tech companies may also fear that increased security concerns will hurt their own ability to track customers for marketing purposes…http://tinyurl.com/ox7v8mo
Brodie is a tormented soul. He cannot escape his past and his redemption with the Almighty. Yet, this very past haunts and entraps him. He feels torn for the shame his daughter feels. Partly, based on a belief of half truths, his daughter is alienated to the point of changing her name. In an effort to regain his daughter and some semblance of normalcy he is caught up in CIA operations that tug on his soul and belief in the Almighty even more.
Carry sets out to rescue him. In this physical sense she tips him off about an attempt on his life, but Brodie is a lost soul. Maybe the baby she carries will be Brodie’s rebirth, once he knows that she is carrying his baby.
I’m not sure what to make of this season. The writers seem to have lost their way, as has Brodie who was absent for the first half, and so what happens to him in the show is inconsequential for the average viewer who no longer cares about Brodie or Carry and hence the show.
This is why the season finale which is a rehash of last season with Carry rescuing Brodie, as set for next week, no matter how brilliant it might be, will leave viewers wanting as the story line this season is too little too late. Is it any wonder that people are abandoning cable?