Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Very nice.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    What exactly did the two have in common?

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    @parkerfuffle

    No, I am not kidding. What do the two have in common?

  4. D-squared

    D-squared said, 7 months ago

    @Enoki

    They are both better caring compassionate people than you could ever hope to be

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    @D-squared

    Thank you for that very nice ad hominem insult D-squared, I enjoyed it very much.

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Why did Sargent draw Lincoln as a Black Man when he was white?

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 7 months ago

    @Tigger

    It is just the type of shading that Sargent uses for all of his characters in his editorial cartoons. And both Mandela and Lincoln both fought doe the freedom of black people. Lincoln here in the Southern states. and Mandela in Apartheid South Africa. Or am I being too presumptuous for you?

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 7 months ago

    @Debt Free

    In the first place, while I can see being the president of this country as being a very high stress job (for any president in our history). I do not think that president Obama has white hair, and Mandela did. So that is not president Obama in the cartoon. So, your usual smarty pants type of comment is not even relevant to this particular cartoon. I find it kind of difficult to believe that even you did not realize that!!.

  9. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    For the really obtuse, here is what the two have in common.

    Both believed in reconciliation with their former enemies, even after a long and difficult struggle.

    Had Lincoln lived, the Reconstruction era in the South would have been less harsh and events would have evolved differently. Luckily for South Africa Mandela was not assassinated, but served out his term, spreading the gospel of reconciliation.

  10. ODon

    ODon said, 7 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Dippy is demonstrating consistency.

  11. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, 7 months ago

    So…..Lincoln believed in violent revolution? Old Abe thought of committing felonious acts and arming for terrorism? Mandela was arrested with hundreds of thousands of ordinances. He was convicted of these acts and refused to denounce his actions which would have secured his release from prison. Abraham believed in America, Mandela reviled America as an imperialist evil. Lincoln died so others may be truly free, Mandela was an avowed Marxist. His enemies were the lawful and sought his rehabilitation, Lincoln’s murdered him in cold blood. Progressive history revisionism at its worst or perhaps it’s best.
    He shared nothing with Abe Lincoln.

  12. dchavers

    dchavers said, 7 months ago

    @narrowminded

    Ordnances?

  13. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @narrowminded…well said!!!!

  14. megalone

    megalone GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

    - Nelson Mandela

    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

    - Abraham Lincoln

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 7 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    I recently heard a programme on BBC radio about the Gettysburg address

    Lincoln referred to the Southerners as fellow human beings who were in error. A lady criticised him for not calling them irreconcilable enemies who must be destroyed.


    “Why, madam,” Lincoln replied, “do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends”


    That’s what links Lincoln & Mandela and what they have in common.


    EDIT: Ooops, I see megalone above also said the same an hour earlier ;-)

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