Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    thanks, Henry.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I get Payne’s intent but I’m puzzled by the choice of symbols.
    Apartheid was swept away, not so much crushed. Why is it a briefcase in this ‘toon?
    Meh, it’s well intentioned and I suppose that’s what matters.
    I’ll give you a C+.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, and the abolition of slavery was a bad thing, too. Think of the endless trouble that has caused.

  4. keeler_james

    keeler_james said, over 2 years ago

    SA, the land of hope and glory, one of the few countries which has greater relative deprivation than the US.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    " Now that he has passed, “everyone” is grabbing the spotlight to say what a great man he was."

    This seems to be just human nature. Perhaps the idea of “not speaking ill of the dead” has something to do with it. Witness Dale Earnhardt. He was the guy people loved to hate, until the day he died. Suddenly, he became the Patron Saint of NASCAR.

  6. Edward Clayton

    Edward Clayton said, over 2 years ago

    Not everyone, people like Rush Limbaugh are badmouthing him. You can learn a lot about someone by who their enemies are.

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ronald Reagan was for the apartheid government.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Edward Clayton

    WOW! First the pope, and now Mandela, Rush Limbaugh’s list of “bad guys” sure grows. I think if Limbaugh were to state that the sun will rise tomorrow, I might just look for eternal darkness!!

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @Radish

    He did veto the anti-apartheid act but when it passed he followed the law, could use more of that now. Also Nelson in those days was still known as a Stalinist. What did you expect.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Please inform us about the racist hate crime murder Mandela was convicted of.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    After apartheid was ended, and Mandela came to power, called for reconciliation, not revenge. The hatred aimed at him only shows the smallness of those who attack his history, and humanity, lessens themselves, but in some of those cases, it’s very difficult to be less than they (like Rush) already are.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    Mandela was actually very well-respected while he was alive, from the little guy to those at the top.

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