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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenridgeman View Post
    Martin Luther King did not have to kill anybody.

    Neither did Gandhi.

    Invalid comparisons.
    Neither did Mandela... and there was violence during Martin Luther King's sit in etc... people were killed. Two in Oxford, Ms. Having said that, NOT Martin Luther King's fault. Those things happens when emotions run high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat View Post
    Perhaps he was no saint; yet many people who change things aren't.

    He certainly made a difference.

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    Nelson Mandela: Not a Devil or a Saint, Just Human. - The Backbencher

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    Oh Good Lord. Now a person is racist if they don't like some of the tactics employed by this man? come on now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Oh Good Lord. Now a person is racist if they don't like some of the tactics employed by this man? come on now.....
    They would have no problem with the tactics, if the person was a white Afrikaner.
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    I can't say I support his social or economic policies (when he was in power). But it is obvious that any other guy couldn't have stopped the country descending into worse bloodshed or civil war, not to mention brought together apartheid and post apartheid figures. If he was involved in violence, then it doesn't make him a pacifist, but it doesn't exactly make him a 'terrorist' either.

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    any person who can get past their own iniquities.. something we all have to varying degrees.. who can then be a champion for equal rights.. human dignity and freedom.. could be a damn saint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    Oh Good Lord. Now a person is racist if they don't like some of the tactics employed by this man? come on now.....
    any person who can get past their own iniquities.. something we all have to varying degrees.. who can then be a champion for equal rights.. human dignity and freedom.. could be a damn saint.

    would you agree with that... if the guy was white?

    just saying.

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    Happens every time a famous, or infamous person dies:

    --Ted Kennedy, Andrew Brietbart......

    I say let them all Rest in Peace.

    Our bad thoughts and words for such people only hurts us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton2226 View Post
    The Blood-Red Hands of Ho Chi Minh

    Mandela has been a controversial figure for much of his life. Right-wing critics denounced him as a terrorist and communist sympathiser. He nevertheless gained international acclaim for his anti-colonial and anti-apartheid stance, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata ("Father"); he is often described as "the father of the nation".

    No way.. not even close. I would NOT dare mention these two men in the same breath.



    Please, do not trot out ancient propaganda from Reader's Digest and expect anyone to pay much attention.

    You will have to do better than that.

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