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commented on Clay Bennett
4 days ago
I have no problem with his violence, particularly that which was aimed at the government of South Africa. There are things worth fighting for, dying for, and killing for. But I am tired of those that want to whitewash the things he did in his younger days. The true greatness of the man was in how he rose above those years, to become a true leader of the entire nation.archimedes
commented on Jeff Danziger
4 days ago
Read the article!!!! “I have to rely on the father of my children for money” Heaven forbid the father of the children pay to support them!!!!!!! This woman chose to become pregnant, and have four children. That is fine I have no problem with that. But if she wants to support four children without the father helping, then she needs to prepare for that BEFORE she has them.archimedes
commented on Signe Wilkinson
4 days ago
No sir, you are incorrect. Mr Mandela was not just a member of the ANC he was a founding member of the Spear of the Nation (MK), the militant violent arm of the ANC. He plead guilty to acts of sabotage against the horrible South African government, and admitted to acts of violence and plans of violence.While I understand—without your needless recounting of the horrors of apartheid—why the ANC and others were revolting against the government, nonetheless, they were in fact revolting and Nelson Mandela WAS NOT NON_VIOLENT. The part I don’t understand is why you have a problem with this simple truth. Guess what? George Washington was not non-violent either. Neither was Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, or Hancock. Why do you think my assertion of the violent nature of Mr. Mandela as a younger man devalues him? There are things worth fighting for, and things worth dying for, even things worth killing for—assuming you are killing the correct people. But to deny the facts of Mr. Mandela’s violent actions is a true denigration of his later actions. It is his return to non-violence and compassion and care for ALL the people of South Africa that is his lasting legacy, but it does not exist without the context of his earlier violent past.archimedes
For a moment let’s pretend you are correct, and I have in fact those things. Why should that woman who has none of those things make the same amount of money I do? By the way I make only slightly above the median salary. But even though I have all those things you mentioned you don’t hear me bellyaching about the fact that the CEO’s make a mint. They deserve it—assuming they are doing a good job. The golden parachute for a bad CEO is a different situation. But I don’t get your point. If I am right whose fault is the woman’s situation. Clearly not McDonalds’ not your’s, not mine. Actions have consequences.
commented on Scott Stantis
4 days ago
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. Mandela was a founder of the MK the militant wing of the ANC. He himself wrote that if the sabotaging of facilities failed to create change the MK would move on to terrorist attacks. Mandela himself wrote this in his Long Walk to Freedom Vol 1.
He had a violent past, he paid for it with 27 years in jail and emerged a better man. For that I salute him, but I do not excuse his past and neither did he.
He was a non-violent man when he got out of prison. He was in prison for being a violent man. While imprisoned he saw the light and emerged a better man. God bless him, but don’t pretend he was a non violent man from the start.
Rock, He was a terrorist. There is NO denying it. he spent 27 years in prison for bombing a train station among other revolutionary activities. He was a founder of MK which was a violent revolutionary group. While in jail for violence he saw the light, returned to his original non-violent views, and went on upon his release to do wonderful things. This does not change the fact he WAS a terrorist.
Michael, Why is a woman with four kids in school still working an entry level job? Does she have a BA is philosophy and just can’t find a position now with the down economy? No let me guess, she does not have a high school diploma, she had four kids before she was 25 and can’t understand why she can’t find a job for 15 dollars an hour.
commented on Mike Lester
11 days ago
Shockingly I agree with you sir. The pope telling people to be charitable, telling corporations to be charitable, is not the same as telling government to take peoples money and give it to others.
The point is PEOPLE, individuals should care about others, take care of others, love others. Government is a different beast.
Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, render unto God what is God’s
commented on Jerry Holbert
11 days ago
So Michael, If Iran is so lost, so ready to give up, why did they not just agree to abandon all nuclear activity. They have enough oil for energy for the foreseeable future in their country, they have no need for nuclear power. If they had completely given up all nuclear activity they could get a COMPLETE lifting of the sanctions instead of a partial. Then why not do it?????
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