Remembering Madiba

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When our son was 3 years old he saw Madiba’s image on a book we have in our room.

He got the book down and asked me, “Mum, what is this man’s name again?” like he knew him really well but just couldn’t put his finger on it.

I said to him “that’s Nelson Mandela darling.”

And he replied “Ooooh … that’s right. You know what Mum? … he has helped so many people right around the world, and he is one of my heroes”.

I had never talked to our young man about who Madiba was or what he meant to me personally.

He will be 4 soon and will be sad to hear of the passing of one of his ‘heroes’.

Yours in unity through lateral love and spirit of care,

Nicola Butler – 6th December 2013

About Lateral Love™ Australia

Lateral Love™ Australia Lateral Love Australia is an information network devoted to bringing lateral violence for Aboriginal & Islander (including the Torres Strait) Peoples of Australia into the public arena. Lateral Love™ Australia aims to share truthful information about the history of Australia, highlighting the deliberate impact of colonisation, and the damage made to the Human Spirit regardless of race due the manifestations of lateral violence. William Brian Butler & his niece Nicola Butler are the individuals behind the "Lateral Love & Spirit of Care for all Humankind 2012 - 2022 Campaign". This campaign is a product of the culmination of the life works of William Brian Butler and Nicola Butler creating an ongoing, living, breathing environment for positive discussions, development of resources and suggestions for change that will have a lasting impact for Human Rights, Social Inclusion and the Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing for all Aboriginal and Islander peoples in this country.
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