From Dallas Morning News
Why was Bush better than Mandela
To be a demagogue is to exhibit what others want to see, to seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational arguments
It probably will not be mentioned today or in the coming days this quality of Nelson Mandela but that’s exactly what he did by condemning everything he wanted to defeat tagging it as ‘racist’.
Bush family is a prominent American family. The family includes two US Senators, one Supreme Court Justice, two Governors and two Presidents. They are usually described as the most successful political dynasty in American history.
Mandela obstinately and selfishness pursue and attain benefits for the only interests of his own identity group. The most common tool used by a demagogue is to push a specific policy with an intended personal interest under the surface of benefice a whole race that they claim to represent. President Bush took actions on the way to benefit not only his familiar circle but a wide range of valuable causes all around the globe. He issued the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a $15 billion global program to fight HIV/AIDS, the largest international effort in history created to fight a disease. Thousands of Africans received due to this initiative free antiretroviral drugs that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars per month. When a tsunami ravaged southern Asia on December 2004 Americans donated $700 million which was matched by $950 million more from the federal government headed by Bush. Sixteen thousand US military personnel, dozens of US ships, and more than 100 aircraft were dedicated to tsunami recovery at a cost the US State Department estimates at $5 million a day. Bush set free Afghanistan from the Taliban Terrorists, gave them political freedom and the right to choose leaders and laws for themselves. Bush worked hard also towards environmental relief that’s not a popular and demagogic topic like the ones Mandela systematically fight for but it shows authentic interest in long term issues that do not report immediate popular approval. In 2006 Bush designate a group of Hawaiian Islands a marine reserve. Only environmentalists applauded the decision at this time and today the area is home to 7,000 species of marine life including endangered Hawaiian monk seals and threatened green sea turtles and commercial fishing was eliminated.
Even his speech was always against discrimination is amusing how Mandela coworkers were all socially, intellectually and physically similar to him. President Bush was the president who appointed more women and minorities to high level positions in history. He surrounded himself with African Americans, Hispanics, Cubans, Asian Americans and women.
Is very easy to say what others want to listen and to do what people will see as heroic but what about making unpopular decisions for the sake of the rectitude? Nelson Mandela stands higher than any other for his political correctness and that contrast with the Bush decision making aspect that merits special recognition: his courage. That boldly doing the right thing despite the popularity is what distinguished a right decision maker from a crowd pleaser. ….
the world must know the truth!