Nelson Mandela is an amazing man but what the hell is he talking about? Apparently he said today that the reason the US is “challenging” the UN is because the Secretary General is black. What? Ok, George Bush is a fuck up, and this whole “war on Iraq” is, to say the least, a questionably fiasco, but I don’t think race has anything to do with him ignoring the UN—I think politics has more to do with it.
I agree with this;
“No country, however powerful it may be, is entitled to act outside the United Nations”
Then in the same interview Mandela said this;
“now that we have got the black secretary-generals like Boutros Boutros Ghali and now Kofi Annan, certain countries that believe in white supremacy, are ignoring the United Nations.”
But I really like this one;
“when the secretary-generals were white, we never had the question of any country ignoring the United Nations”
because I can’t agree with it, haven’t we always ignored the UN if we disagreed with what they said?
Racism is a problem in the world, and Mandela knows that as well as, or better than, anyone but screaming that someone (or a whole country) is racist everytime they disagree with someone of a different race IS RACISM, and it makes the world MORE RACIST, not less.