Tuesday, November 27, 2012

exploration 11

Something interesting that i found about Nelson Mandela was jailed for sabatoge while being the leader of the ANC and was sentaced to life. He was released after 22 years in prison and soon after acheived a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in desegregating South Africa.

F.W. de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993 for his work i desegregating South Africa although he was president before the desegregation took place. He was and is the last white president scince 1994 when Nelson Mandela took his place.

 I found Aung San Suu Kyi  interesting because she was on house arrest her whole life because she was fighting for what she thought was right, and punishment for what people see as right seems like a trend between leaders like Nelson Mandela, and MLK jr.

The Dali Lama is a "pope-like" figure for Tibeten Buddhists, he is believed to be a reincarnated person of the previous Dali Lama's. His work is to spread peace and give advice to the world. He is dis liked throuout China because he claimes to be "tibeten in appereamce but indian in spirit". The Chinese dont see him as a worthy leader to the tibeten buddhists if he claims to be indian.

1 comment:

  1. It is interesting to see people jailed when they are fighting for something that we today see as common rights for everyone.