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Joe Heller

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Cool sketch.

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hey, how about that? We agree!

    Mandela’s influence in his home nation cannot be overstated. His global legacy will be enduring.

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months ago

    If you look more closely, the etchings are made up of his prisoner number 46664.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    said "Mandela’s influence in his home nation cannot be overstated. "


    Absolutely. I heard the sad news while I was driving home last night when the BBC interrupted its radio broadcast 10 to 12am UTC+2 to let us know.


    We’ve been expecting his passing for months but still we were unprepared.
    I had to pull over. I was that shocked. Odd that.


    I wasn’t expecting to feel this sad but I am.

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months ago

    @Genome Project

    The speed at which ready edited tributes came out minutes after his death announcement means many were indeed prepared!


    I think many South Africans were/are simply in a state of denial. I guess a normal reaction and a part of grief?

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    His soul is now at peace. Mr. Mandela was a brave and wonderful man. This world is a better place for him and may his memory never fade. DO NOT make this political but many here in America could learn from him too, his fight, his hard work and dedication, and most of all his compassion for those less fortunate than he. The real question for us is, will we find the courage and strength to follow his lead, honor his legacy and DO THE RIGHT THING by our fellow citizen?
    .
    My best wishes are for his family in their time of grief, let hem know that the world mourns with them.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    I wonder if they assigned him that number on purpose, having the “number of the beast” in the middle and therefor labeling him as the Antichrist to those who believe in this kind of thing. Well, no matter what number, he was a great man and will not be forgotten in a hurry!

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    asked a minute ago : " I wonder if they assigned him that number on purpose, having the “number of the beast” "


    Good question but Nah, happy coincidence for the Nats; I understand he was the 466th prisoner to arrive in Robben Island prison in 1964.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    True freedom requires courage, which Mandela had. We in this country need more to follow his example.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “Mandela’s influence in his home nation cannot be overstated. His global legacy will be enduring.”
    .
    But his success at improving the lives of South Africans and that nation as a whole can easily be.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    I know what you mean. I have similar feelings about Dr. King. By no mans a perfect human being, but all in all, what can one say. Some people manage to reach beyond.

  12. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 9 months ago

    @DrCanuck

    One last comment before I head off as I had promised Martens.


    I surprised myself. I didn’t think I’d have rose-tinted glasses with regards Mandela.
    I was exposed to the propaganda of the Nats for years yet I’m well aware of what he did and didn’t do, the myths, the grey areas, the faults, the real accomplishments.
    But I really liked the guy.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Enoki

    “But his success at improving the lives of South Africans and that nation as a whole can easily be.”

    On the economic side, Mandela was left with a nearly impossible situation. While in office, he made no one very happy. If one side was made happy, the other would have turned to violence. My belief is that South Africa would have turned into a bloodbath without Mandela’s leadership.

    Maybe omQ R can add more.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    I can add a whole lot more about how his socialist policies (much like O) harmed the economic growth of his country.
    BUT it is way too soon after his death to point out flaws. We all have them and now isn’t the time.
    He was a great leader of his people and changed the worlds view on apartheid.

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

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Excellent artwork!

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