Thursday, February 6, 2014

Jose Mujica - The most humble President of Uruguay

Jose Mujica president of Uruguay by Lt Blak

The Most Kickass and Coolest President in the World...
Currently the president of Uruguay, is known for being a rarity among powerful politicians,
as he chooses to donate around 90% of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs
This post was originally published by iLyke on Jan 13, 2014.
Lt Blak respects humble and honest people like him.
It requires a lot of guts and self determination to live by one's principles.


Jose Mujica president of Uruguay by Lt Blak

Jose Mujica president of Uruguay by Lt Blak

A Guerrilla Fighter
A guerrilla fighter for Tupamaros (a "Robinhood" organization that stole from the rich and gave to the poor) he was imprisoned twice,
kept in horrible conditions, escaped once, and was only apprehended after being shot six times by the police.
He was released fourteen years later when a constitutional democracy was restored.


Jose Mujica president of Uruguay by Lt Blak

Jose Mujica president of Uruguay by Lt Blak

Presidential Palace, House and car
Although this beautiful palace with 42 staff members is available to him he instead lives on a small farm a few minutes from the capital.
He drives a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, and is a part time farmer, growing flower for sale at nearby markets.
He lives in a small house with his wife, who was also imprisoned guerrilla figher and member of Tupamaros, who is now a Uruguayan senator.


Jose Mujica president of Uruguay by Lt Blak

Guards
His only protection are two guards positioned on his road (required by government) and his three legged dog Manuela.

A Honest Man
This man is leading by example. It is clear the power has not corrupted him.
He leads for his people.
We need more world leaders like him.


Links and Videos
1. Post from iLyke.net.
2. Post from Occupy.com.
3. Detailed Bio from Wikipedia.
4. Post from theguardian.com.
5. Video on YouTube - Uruguay's Jose Mujica, the poorest president in the world, BBC News.
6. Video on YouTube - Wow! The World Poorest and Richest President.


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For those who came in late

The Legend of The Lt Blak begins 400 years ago when the sole survivor of a pirate raid was washed up on a remote beach. Friendly pygmies found him and nursed him back to health.

One day while walking on the beach, the survivor found a dead pirate, dressed in his father's clothes. On the skull of his father's murderer, he swore an oath by firelight as the pygmies watched. "I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice, and my sons and their sons will follow me."

This was the Oath of the Skull that he and his descendants would live by. In time, the pygmies led him to the centre of the jungle where he found a large cave with many rocky chambers. The mouth of the cave, a natural formation created by the water and wind of centuries, was curiously like a skull. This skull formation reminded him of an altar he saw in the camp of the 'giant' natives (giant to the pygmies, that is!), when he aided in the pygmies' revolt. It gave him an idea which he later put into practice, and held onto as his 'trademark'.

This Skull Cave became his home. He and the sons who followed became known as the nemesis of pirates everywhere.

He is the mysterious man whose face no-one ever saw, whose name no-one knew. Natives of the unknown Jungle, thinking that all Lt Blaks are the same as the first, say he is immortal, a man who cannot die. Thus, twenty generations of Lt Blaks lived, fought and died, usually violently as they followed their oath. Now, we come to the present...

Lt Blak - the seventh.