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Old 12-11-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The South
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Is anyone watching the memorial service for Mandela now? I don't get why there are so many people in the background who are cheering, smiling, dancing and mugging for the camera like they were at a soccer match rather than at a funeral service. Can these people not stay quiet and be respectful even when someone is being laid to rest??

Pretty much the only people who act like they are at a funeral are the foreigners.
You must not have ever seen any Tarzan movies.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Exactly, it's a cultural thing and since you are obviously not of that culture you don't get it. That stated who says people have to behave in a way that you feel is appropriate?

Why do you people always try to impose your values on others? Why do you people always assume that the way that the people in your culture would behave at a funeral is the best and only way to behave? What makes your culture's way of memoralizing the dead superior to any other?


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Is anyone watching the memorial service for Mandela now? I don't get why there are so many people in the background who are cheering, smiling, dancing and mugging for the camera like they were at a soccer match rather than at a funeral service. Can these people not stay quiet and be respectful even when someone is being laid to rest??

Pretty much the only people who act like they are at a funeral are the foreigners.

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Old 12-11-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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And George Washington!

winkosmosis--you beat me to it.
I beat you both to it, post 59, LOL. Anyway, it's nothing but the truth. Washington and Mandela were both the leaders of a people seeking freedom from oppression. When you compare the degree of repression in the two different cases it's very clear the American colonists were not oppressed 1% to the same degree as the Black South Africans. The "revolution" in South Africa just totally amazed me. I expected a major major genocide on all sides. The people who had been treated as sub humans for centuries and the oppressors who saw their privileged world slipping away, who also possessed a strong military power. I really can not think of another case like this in the entire history of the world. Mandela who was the de facto leader of all in this change is truly a giant in world history.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I beat you both to it, post 59, LOL. Anyway, it's nothing but the truth. Washington and Mandela were both the leaders of a people seeking freedom from oppression. When you compare the degree of repression in the two different cases it's very clear the American colonists were not oppressed 1% to the same degree as the Black South Africans. The "revolution" in South Africa just totally amazed me. I expected a major major genocide on all sides. The people who had been treated as sub humans for centuries and the oppressors who saw their privileged world slipping away, who also possessed a strong military power. I really can not think of another case like this in the entire history of the world. Mandela who was the de facto leader of all in this change is truly a giant in world history.
Exactly!, and let's not forget that Washington and most of the other founders of The United States also did their fair share of upholding and enacting oppression of African slaves and American Indians.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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You know, I really like City Data and have been enjoying myself here for years. Some of the comments posted on this thread make me want to leave CD and never return. I know there are some really low characters here but some of the posts here have hit a new low. I just can't understand the degree of hatred so many here express almost constantly. They must themselves have really rotten little existences. What else to explain it?
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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You know, I really like City Data and have been enjoying myself here for years. Some of the comments posted on this thread make me want to leave CD and never return. I know there are some really low characters here but some of the posts here have hit a new low. I just can't understand the degree of hatred so many here express almost constantly. They must themselves have really rotten little existences. What else to explain it?
You might want to research the bombings of innocent civilians and execution by burning tire neclace carried out by Mandela and the militant organization he founded.

Washington fought British troops. Mandela bombed civilians, both white and black Africans.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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You might want to research the bombings of innocent civilians and execution by burning tire neclace carried out by Mandela and the militant organization he founded.
You might want to research Mandela and the ANC a bit more before reposting this.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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You might want to research the bombings of innocent civilians and execution by burning tire neclace carried out by Mandela and the militant organization he founded.

Washington fought British troops. Mandela bombed civilians, both white and black Africans.
Give me some links to your imagined doings by Mandela. It's nothing but pure unadulterated BS.

How about Washington hanging poor young Hessian boys who had no choice but to be there fighting for the British.

America and Americans have supported many of the most bloodthirsty tyrants ever seen on this earth. You seem to have a habit of supporting the wrong ones however. Batista, Samosa, Diem, Pinochet, The Shaw of Iran, Saadam Hussein, Various other bloodthirsty killers in Central and South America, the former president of Cuba, Marcos, Franco and the list just goes on and on.

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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You might want to research the bombings of innocent civilians and execution by burning tire neclace carried out by Mandela and the militant organization he founded.

Washington fought British troops. Mandela bombed civilians, both white and black Africans.
This is revisionist history. Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years. He didn't have anything to do with bombing civilians.

You may be thinking of his ex-wife, Winnie.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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This is revisionist history. Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years. He didn't have anything to do with bombing civilians.

You may be thinking of his ex-wife, Winnie.
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