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Signe Wilkinson

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

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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 Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 8 months ago

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

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

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

  4. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Dr. King, Mother Teresa, and Gandhi were peaceful whereas Mandela was a militant. He does not belong with the other 3 whose methods were peace. He was a terrorist. period. A leopard can not change its spots and neither would Mandela. Another liberal view of touchy-feely good even when its bad.

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 8 months ago

    Two points:
    one: “mother theresa” does not belong there,
    two: the defacing of mount rushmore is a crime against the first nations people to whom that mountain was sacred.
    (BTW, “mother thresa” being female has nothing to do with why she does not belong there)

  6. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, 8 months 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!

  7. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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?

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 months 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.

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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!

  10. Baleine

    Baleine said, 8 months 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.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, 8 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

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

  12. M Mackenzie

    M Mackenzie said, 8 months 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.

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 8 months 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…

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Yet this is exactly what one of your liberal buddies did

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @lonecat

    Some are also Liberals

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