- Posted December 6, 2013 by
saint louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Nelson Mandela: Your memories
Mandela and My Tears
Nelson Mandela was a severely mentally ill man that was exploited by insensitive Whites. After almost 30 years of imprisonment and constant abuse, he demonstrated a classic case of "Stockholm syndrome", where a captive begins to empathize with his captors and believe that them being less cruel is kindness. Mandela was broken, a long time ago and once they were confident that he would not speak out against their horrible treatment of him and have no anger for his life being destroyed, they released him to the world.
Black people being so misinformed, believed that a man could be tortured for 30 years and just walk out of jail and be just fine. Mandela needed years of therapy and he got none, still Whites trotted this poor mentally ill man out in every public venue that they could. In his distorted mentally state, he could only smile, support his captors and reflect on stories from his less painful past. Plan of the Whites was to keep from receiving negative backlash, from the horrors of aparthied being exposed to the world and because Black people do not understand mental illness, they felt as if Mandela was just fine and a superstrong Black man. Unfortunately, there never has been a man that could suffer, like Mandela did and endure.
I cry because, White people have washed the blood of inhumane treatment of millions of Black people, by using a sick old, Black man, as their spokesperson and Blacks who were too ignorant to protect him. Nelson Mandela had a very long life and I wonder does he finally have some peace from the constant nightmares that relived from his confinement. Pray for his peace and stop all of this foolishment on how great of a man he was.