Eric McGough

President of the Theosophical Society in England 2008-2014

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Mandela People
Eric McGough
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Jigsaw
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1600
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Eric McGough
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Date and time
2015-12-07 01:25:39

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I wrote this piece in 1993, after the siege of Sarajevo had been raging with continual bombardment for over 18 months, and with the TV showing pictures of children dying in the streets (this was to continue for another two years). Meanwhile the support for Nelson Mandela was growing at a fast pace world wide as we watched pictures of black south African people struggling in their ghettos and being battoned by police. Tear gas and rubber bullets fired at Irish protestors on the streets of Belfast were another everyday sight while we were subjected to political rhetoric and broken promises from politicians. I wrote 'Mandela People' in sympathy with oppressed people everywhere and to reiterate yet again that violence will not solve our problems.