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Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:12 PM

Hero? Yes!

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Reply Hero? Yes! (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Jun 2013 OP
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #1
quinnox Jun 2013 #2
HappyMe Jun 2013 #3
Rebellious Republican Jun 2013 #14
treestar Jun 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #5
one_voice Jun 2013 #6
Cali_Democrat Jun 2013 #7
sheshe2 Jun 2013 #8
SCVDem Jun 2013 #9
Uncle Joe Jun 2013 #10
MjolnirTime Jun 2013 #11
fasttense Jun 2013 #13
Coccydynia Jun 2013 #15
Rebellious Republican Jun 2013 #20
titanicdave Jun 2013 #12
SunSeeker Jun 2013 #16
Initech Jun 2013 #17
Rebellious Republican Jun 2013 #18
bigwillq Jun 2013 #19
freshwest Jun 2013 #21
Egnever Jun 2013 #22
arely staircase Jun 2013 #23
Whisp Jun 2013 #24
Whisp Jun 2013 #25
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2013 #26
last1standing Jun 2013 #27
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2013 #28
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2013 #29
Luminous Animal Jun 2013 #30

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:14 PM

1. Damned straight! He is a hero.

 

He stood up for what he believed in and paid a severe price.

That is the face of a hero.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:16 PM

2. yep, commiting civil disobediance is often the sign of a true hero

 

Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. They both committed what were considered crimes, to draw attention to their cause. Civil disobedience has a distinguished history.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:18 PM

3. Now this man, is TRULY a hero.

The world will be a much poorer, emptier place without him.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:30 PM

14. This world will be much richer and fuller because of him!

 

Like MLK, Rosa Parks, RFK and many others his legacy will endure!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:20 PM

4. Thank you

For that beautiful thought.

A real hero, indeed.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:25 PM

5. Yes!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:27 PM

6. Yes, THIS man is a hero!


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:29 PM

7. Now THAT is a true hero

 

yup yup

K&R

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:36 PM

8. Thank you MSS



His story is one of courage~

Simply said, beautiful

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 03:09 PM

9. Allow him to pass with his well earned dignity!

I don't understand the cruel wishes that everything be done to prolong a life which is at an end.

Go in peace with the gratitude of the world Mr. Mandela.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:09 PM

10. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, madamesilverspurs.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:20 PM

11. He most definitely did not aid the enemies of his Nation. Unlike others...

 

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:29 PM

13. Well... actually he was accused of

 

being a traitor to his country for exposing the horrors and cruelties in his country. They claimed he was a terrorist and exposed his country's shameful secrets to others. Eventually they came around but only after locking him up for years and years. Not everyone needs to go to jail to prove they are a hero.

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Response to fasttense (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:35 PM

15. He also exposed what was old news in his county.

 

He is truly a hero. But you don't have to suffer injustices to be a hero.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:22 PM

12. Nelson Mandela

is truly one of the great human beings of our time......how fortunate we all are to live at the same time as this truly fine gentleman....

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:36 PM

16. Yes. He could have taken the easy road and run away...

He was well educated, with a law degree. He could have left South Africa and had a comfortable life. Instead, he stayed, protested and was imprisoned. He fought for his country, not against it. In so doing, he set a moral example and inspired a generation. I will always be in awe of his strength and courage.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:50 PM

17. He's the hero the world needs now but not the one it deserves.

A silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 04:59 PM

18. Invictus and Apartheid

 

Great movie, everyone should rent it and enjoy this very moving film.

http://suite101.com/article/clint-eastwoods-invictus-and-apartheid-a210622

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2013, 05:01 PM

19. K and R

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:52 PM

21. His mission was the oppressed, not himself, power of fame. He will live in the hearts of millions.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:56 PM

22. Absolutely!

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:20 PM

23. hell yeah

one of the greatest men in history.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:23 PM

24. Yes. This is the proper definition of a hero.

 

To besmirch that word is cruel and ignorant.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:25 PM

25. Myths to Live By - Joseph Campbell

 

“The great German philosopher Schopenhauer, in a magnificent essay on 'The Foundation of Morality,' treats of this transcendental spiritual experience. How is it, he asks, that an individual can so forget himself and his own safety that he will put himself and his life in jeopardy to save another from death or pain—as though that other’s life were his own, that other’s danger his own? Such a one is then acting, Schopenhauer answers, out of an instinctive recognition of the truth that he and that other in fact are one. He has been moved not from the lesser, secondary knowledge of himself as separate from others, but from an immediate experience of the greater, truer truth, that we are all one in the ground of our being. Schopenhauer’s name for this motivation is “compassion,” Mitleid, and he identifies it as the one and only inspiration of inherently moral action. It is founded, in his view, in a metaphysically valid insight. For a moment one is selfless, boundless, without ego."

Excerpt From: Joseph Campbell, “Myths to Live By.” Joseph Campbell Foundation, 2011-03-11. iBooks.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:50 PM

26. K&R

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:20 PM

27. Mandela is a hero.

However, I hope we don't expect everyone who would stand up against their government's wrongs to match his fortitude. If so, we will quickly run out of heroes or even whistleblowers.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:40 PM

28. K & R!

THIS IS A HERO!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 12:46 AM

29. kick

 

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 01:44 AM

30. Mandela was removed from the U.S. terrorist watch list in 2008

That is right. Mandela was officially recognized as a terrorist by the U.S. government until 2008.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-04-30-watchlist_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

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