RIP Nelson Mandela

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    A great man has gone on..God Bless
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    Oh no! I suppose it was a matter of time. Must be a lot of upset people out there.
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    One of the best running backs of all time.
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    One of the greatest if not the greatest in recorded history. I'm in awe of what he was. If I can make my kids understand his greatness, I will have achieved something significant.
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    He did a lot of great things, but as I said in the other thread, what most Americans believe about him is a really superficial, distilled version.

    He was a complex man with as many skeletons as he had grand sacrifices.
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    Indeed, our relationship with South Africa was rather complex, and is sort of sanitized in modern memory too.

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