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    Default Mandela is Dead...

    I assume by now most of you have heard this news.

    Usually, I don't get worked up (not even a little bit) about the death of celebrities, but THIS one hit me kind of hard. True, he was 95 and it was only a matter of time, but having lived in South Africa and seeing what this man has done for the country, damn, it hits hard.

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    Through his actions, he taught us so much. Hopefully, his lessons echo long after.

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    True heroes never die.
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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    Sometimes someone truly great comes alone. Not perfect, but great.

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    Hopefully, his actions while alive have cemented the gains made since the elimination of apartheid.....one gets the sense from casual observation that, for a while, at least, the only thing holding back large factions promoting South African disintegration along the lines of Zimbabwe was the threat of delegitimization and political disempowerment by acting in opposition to Mandela while he was alive to oppose any hard movements in that direction.

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    Well... South Africa had the chance to have a man like him for president.
    Not all the neighbouring countries can say that. Take for instance that sadistic racist authoritarian dictator in Zimbabwe, that dear Robert Mugabe. He's the exact opposite of everything Mandela stood for. Mugabe managed to destroy the entire economy of a once prosperous country while forcing a third of its population to flee. And presently Zimbabwe has the lowest life expectancy in the known world (36 years).

    This shows what could have happened to South Africa if there hadn't been a man like Nelson Mandela, and how the life and deeds of just one man can eventually have an effect over millions of them.
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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    fuck him

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    May you rest in peace, Sir. Mandela

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Arendee View Post
    fuck him
    That's illegal now.

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