While performing in Los Angeles, Jay Z took time out to pay respect to Neslon Mandela.
There are 3 comments about:
everyone jumping on the mandela bandwagon….
its easy to love someone when they are dead and buried….
it requires no commitment and sacrifice….just a name drop and your good
and you have honored that persons life and struggle……
if you so loved mandela you should speak out against the injustices you see on your own doorstep….
reminds me of people who say they love God whom they have never seen but hate those people they see everyday……
That’s an ignorant mentality. There is no bandwagon when someone like Nelson Mandela dies. Really there’s no bandwagon when anyone dies, but I won’t even get into that. You stayed home from school on Martin Luther King day; were you complaining about everyone being on the bandwagon then? You don’t have to speak out against injustice to love someone. We’re all different. Some of us don’t want to use our voice to fight oppression, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love and honor those who do.
@t0ki Love should be backed up by action…..
words alone are not enough…….
If we truly want to honor NELSON MANDELA..we should strive to continue his works….
turning him into a mascot…or a symbol for dreams is not enough….
Black People in South africa are still disenfranchised ..they do not benefit from their own natural resources…they still live in abject poverty….
if you don’t stand up for something you will fall for anything…..
if Nelson Mandela didn’t use his voice he would not have gone to prison and Black South Africans may have never seen the end of Apartheid…so your line about fighting oppression is pretty futile…but thanks for your response and stay positive….