But though Obamas world is today, it is looking less like tomorrow. Across the Middle East and Africa, Islamists are murdering and persecuting Christians as they do not regard Christianity as equal. Ethnonationalism unites Chinese against Tibetans and Uighurs and propels a confrontation with the Japanese who have never been forgiven for the Rape of Nanking. Vladimir Putin is in the crosshairs of Western secularists for seeking to revive and restore Orthodox Christianity and its moral precepts to primacy in Russian law, which likely means no Gay Pride parades in Red Square any time soon. In a Christmas card to this writer, the Washington Posts Harold Meyerson brings up my late fathers support of Spains Gen. Francisco Franco to reveal the sons suspect motives. In a civil war from 1936-1939, Franco ran off a Christophobic regime of Socialists, Stalinists and Trotskyists as their comrades of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion got waxed at Jarama River and ended up on the Attorney Generals List of Subversive Organizations. Sorry about that, Harold. Across Europe, globalism and transnationalism, as represented by the eurozone and EU, seem in retreat, as nationalism is resurgent. Now it is the UKIP, a new British independence party, which seeks to secede from the EU that is surging at the expense of the Tories. Let France be France! Let British be Britain!
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Video: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom clip – First Visit
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Though he had humble beginnings as a herd boy in a rural village, Mandela became involved in the anti-apartheid movement and co-founded the African National Congress Youth League. His activities eventually led to his imprisonment on Robben Island from 1964 to 1990. In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Rating PG-13 Disturbing Images, Brief Strong Language, Intense Sequences of Violence, Sexual Content Official Movie Site Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Jamie Bartlett
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Mandela remarks on ceasefire reflected close links with Irish republicans
<img src='http://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_fs/1.1638717.1388166131!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_300_160/image.jpg' width='200px' alt='There was a close bond between Irish republicans and the ANC and its armed wing, MK, which was co-founded by Nelson Mandela