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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

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

  3. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, over 2 years ago

    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!

  4. martens

    martens said, over 2 years 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?

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  6. martens

    martens said, over 2 years 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!

  7. Baleine

    Baleine said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    @martens

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

  9. M Mackenzie

    M Mackenzie said, over 2 years 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.

  10. martens

    martens said, over 2 years 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.

  11. Patricia Klemme

    Patricia Klemme GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes. Arguments aside, this pleases me.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

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

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Mandela started peaceful, but the violence and mass murder against them got him angry. However when he got out of prison he returned to the peaceful way. So there are points you carefully left out. Are you a leopard?

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @lonecat

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

    What’s the point in building all those bombs if they won’t let us bomb nuthin? /sarcasm

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