Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bush Snr or Mandela?

I am taking bets. Who will go first?

The one who so many right thinking people abhor, George Bush Senior?

Or the one so many right thinking people admire and respect, Nelson Mandela?

I expect we know which direction each will head once they are dead. One down and the other one up. No prize for that guess.

10 comments:

  1. Either way they will both just get mythologised. Regardless for the good/evil they have done. Better they stay alive to suffer/enjoy the deeds they have done.

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    1. MC, quite so. I worry about SA once Mandela, the figurehead, dies.

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  2. Bush Sr odds on i'll take that bet. After the suffering Nelson Mandela endured in prison he deserves to live longer.

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    1. I hope Mandela can live a few more years Windsmoke. He deserves it.

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  3. That Nelson Mandela suffered for decades in a hideous South African justice system AND SURVIVED is an amazing event in and of itself.

    I don't believe in heaven, hell or miracles but I do believe in good history writing. Unless a right wing, white supremicist government gets back into power in South Africa in the future, I don't think history of the 20th century will be rewritten.

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    1. Hels, from our present time, it is hard to imagine what apartheid was like, but I, and you I am sure, remember the detail well. Could a white government be elected in SA? I would say not, but...

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  4. Are they both ill? Or just getting on in years?

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    1. Both ill and both quite old River.

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