Good old United States of ‘merica, and Obama are mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, except I cant help but find it all to be a bunch of crap. While American flags swung lower on their flagpoles and Barack Obama addressed the world in honor of Nelson Mandela; human rights abuses at home and abroad, do nothing but light a fire of rage in me. I find it utterly inflammatory that Obama claims to respect and support Mendela’s legacy, yet actively supports the apartheid in Israel, and presently houses the largest pool of prisoners in the world within the country he is the president of. Some of those prisoners who are imprisoned simply for self defense and for being targeted for being trans and or women. The Cece Mcdonalds, New Jersey 7s and Marissa Alexanders are punished for refusing to be victims and to die yet they are criminalized for surviving. Two political prisoners that specifically come to mind are Tom Manning and Jaan Laaman. They both resisted in solidarity with the oppressed of the South African apartheid and were members of the United Freedom Front. They participated in actions less militant than Mandela but remain incarcerated here in the United States. With all that said, stop the act! This is what saving face looks like. The audacity!