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Nelson Mandela

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"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but rather that we are powerful beyond measure"


This is my poster of Nelson Mandela to honor his story and the good it inspires in the world, and is the first part of a three part series.

Update:
This quote was actually misattributed to Nelson Mandela. Here you can read the original quote and the rest of the passage, by Marrianne Williamson, 1996 ©.

Update 2:
Done in the style of Shepard Fairey. Click download for my highest resolution version. You're welcome to use my work, as long as it's not for profit. Reference: original photo

Update 3:
R.I.P. Nelson Rolilhalha Mandela, 1918 - 2013.
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Yari-Ashigaru's avatar
Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilising terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists.
PeteSeeger's avatar
Never been a war where innocents didn't die.
Yari-Ashigaru's avatar
Communism is a cancer upon the world responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions, terrorism against innocent civilians is not a legitimate means to achieve political change, he deserved to be executed for crimes against humanity. 
PeteSeeger's avatar
Communism is a cancer upon the world responsible for the deaths and suffering of millions,
So is colonialism.
terrorism against innocent civilians is not a legitimate means to achieve political change,
But if Mandela's lads had uniforms and dropped the bombs out of B-2s, it wouldn't be an act of terror? Piss off. 
he deserved to be executed for crimes against humanity. 
You're one dumb cunt. 
PeteSeeger's avatar
1) You still have yet to establish why being a member of the MK was any worse than being a policeman serving the apartheid government.

2) I have no reason whatsoever to believe any of the assertions he makes in this video.

3) You have completely ignored anything I said.
PeteSeeger's avatar
1) I've already seen it. It, like everything else Lauren Southern has ever produced, is bullshit.

2) I fail to see how that identifies any objective moral differences between the MK and the South African Security forces at the time of apartheid.

3) How's the fuck about you come up with an actual argument instead of rooting through Youtube for the work of uneducated alt-right demagogues?
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stiny2002's avatar
whats this art style called???
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GAllFiction's avatar
I am doing a presentation on nelson mandela and, i believe i require your permission to cite this as a source
rolandtelema's avatar
You're welcome to use it
GAllFiction's avatar
Thank you very much! 
MysteriousLiz's avatar
He is a good inspiration to us all. :) May he rest in peace, we won't forget this good leader of hope and determination. :)
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IsisLoveYa's avatar
Good job! We sure will remember him.
Chameleonist's avatar
Cheers to one of the greatest men in history. Years from now, people will be talking about Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela; some of the most prominent figures in the history of equal rights.
danwind's avatar
Great Drawing and Great Tribute to the late great Nelson Mandela
AlexDRN's avatar
Wonderful work !
Naiuou's avatar
Love it, sad that he passed away but i'm happy he existed and made a big change, awesome art~! <3
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xelanesque's avatar
I was hoping he would live to be 100. RIP MANDELA! YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
martiuk's avatar
A wonderful piece of artwork that becomes the great man's stance on freedom. It could even become an iconic image in the course of time. B R A V O

8-) :flaguk:
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