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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Signe, you could add a pantheon of people who saved Jews and others in WW2. A shorter list here
    Add to that pantheon people like John Rabe, the German businessman who helped rescue thousands of Chinese from the Japanese in Nanking. (A really weird situation: Chinese diplomats were issuing visas to Jews to go to Shanghai, where the Japanese ensured their safety… while massacring Chinese in Nanking and other places…)

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 1 year ago

    All four with controversy dogging them yet achieving a certain mythological greatness.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    All four with Rush Limbaugh dogging them. There’s an indicator for you, Virginia!

  4. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, over 1 year ago

    @antiquetracman

    Perhaps he originally would not have belonged there, with his terrorist activities. However after the fall of apartheid he proved that he was a true statesman, and earned his place there.

    He could have gone the way of so many other African leaders and gone for retribution. He choose the way of reconciliation! Which makes him special!

  5. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, over 1 year ago

    For those of you who focus only on Mandela’s “terrorist/freedom fighter” period and make immutable judgements on him, may I ask how you look at Menachem Begin and his past with Irgun in Palestine/Israel?

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @antiquetracman

    You do realize that many of the leaders of the American Revolution would be described as terrorists today, do you not? Sam Adams, for example. The so-called “Boston Massacre” came about because Bostonians were heaving rocks (and badly hurt) some British regulars, some of whom panicked and shot back in self-defense — which is why John Adams got them acquitted when he defended them in court. (Interestingly similar to the Kent State shootings, some think.) Then Paul Revere made a famous etching that propagandized the shooting as a bunch of British regulars callously aiming and firing at innocent, helpless Bostonians, and so it went.

  7. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, over 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    It always amazes me how people can disconnect on subjects like this. And it always appalls me how fast they can say hypocrite about someone who has done great things and things not so great in an all-or-none evaluation of the person. I do wonder if they would be so ready to apply these kinds of criteria to themselves!

  8. Baleine

    Baleine said, over 1 year ago

    @antiquetracman

    He is not a animal. He is a human being. So he can and did change his spots. Where so many African leaders chose Warlord, Mandela chose Statesman. That is why he is seen as a Hero. He could have started a bloody civil war but choose a different path.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Some of those who are criticizing Mandela also want to bomb Iran. Or Syria. Or North Korea.

  10. M Mackenzie

    M Mackenzie said, over 1 year ago

    @Parker Before Christmas: Either you are really dense or you live under a rock. He’s the most recognizable of the four. You have to figure it out for yourself (hint: you can do it from the comments), I’m not going to tell you.

  11. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    For me, personally, Gandhi was the coolest. Breaking the salt-tax by teaching people how to extract salt from ocean water. THAT is the kind of revolution i like…

  12. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, over 1 year ago

    Tigger, when are you going to learn that you aren’t reading other people’s posts correctly? You attribute all sorts of irrelevancies to them (such as you did to trout on Luckovich and to me on Deering…“program” does not mean TV program when used in the context of my post, and trout said the TV guy was speaking TO you, not ABOUT you).
    I know this won’t make a dent in your consciousness, but I had to at least try…a lot of us have a life and experience very different from anything you appear to have had.

  13. Patricia Klemme

    Patricia Klemme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes. Arguments aside, this pleases me.

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, who have we got: Reagan, Bush, Gingrich, Santorum? Al freedom fighters!

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Do you know why those four men, Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson & T. Roosevelt were chosen by Borglun? He was a White Supremacist and chose them for their what they did for whites over others. Even Lincoln.

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