ProSoundWeb Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Nelson Mandela  (Read 594 times)

Gareth Hunt

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11
Nelson Mandela
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:19:04 pm »

RIP...

Logged
"Bobby Brown ruined my life" - Pat, Lampy. At work.

John Roberts {JR}

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12782
  • Hickory, Mississippi, USA
    • Resotune
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 08:25:56 pm »

A remarkable man... RIP

JR
Logged
Tune it or don't play it... please

Stuart Pendleton

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 178
  • Colonial Yorktown, VA
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 08:42:31 pm »

One of the only truly great statesmen of my lifetime. Now we have none. RIP.
Logged

Jim McKeveny

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 533
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 10:41:51 am »

In my life I have be lucky to witness the ascendancy of Martin Luther King, Cassius Clay/Mohammed Ali, and Nelson Mandela. OTOH it is a shame that western culture was/is so twisted as to need those voices of sanity and justice.

BTW- No more "Statesman", maybe. "Statesperson" ?  Elizabeth Warren is alive and well and scaring Wall Street with logic and reason.

All men (and women) are brothers.
Logged

Tim Tyler

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 98
  • Richmond, Va USA
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 11:04:30 am »

"ADMIN: No Politics, No Religion, No Social Issues"

(see above...)

Logged

Tim McCulloch

  • SR Forums
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12238
  • Wichita, Kansas USA
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 11:09:20 am »

In my life I have be lucky to witness the ascendancy of Martin Luther King, Cassius Clay/Mohammed Ali, and Nelson Mandela. OTOH it is a shame that western culture was/is so twisted as to need those voices of sanity and justice.

BTW- No more "Statesman", maybe. "Statesperson" ?  Elizabeth Warren is alive and well and scaring Wall Street with logic and reason.

All men (and women) are brothers.

It will be interesting to see if Ms Warren or anyone else will rise to the level of Mr. Mandela.  These kinds of leaders are forged in the crucible of events beyond their initial ability to influence, and then "made" by the eventual influence they wield.
Logged
When they spit, do you wash their floors
And pray that they don't spit no more
Or, rise up children, life goes on and on
Wise up children, life goes on and on

Jim McKeveny

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 533
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:26:25 am »

Agree to all.

I wasn't the first to go political, however.

In a similar vein, it is not up to us to name our Era - stone/bronze/etc.

Many are deeming this the information/electronic/etc age. My vote goes to "Chemistry", but, because I am still alive, it is a WTFDIK sitch.
Logged

John Roberts {JR}

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12782
  • Hickory, Mississippi, USA
    • Resotune
Re: Nelson Mandela
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 11:28:34 am »

Nelson Mandela was a remarkable person for how he lead his country out of apartheid, peacefully despite huge personal sacrifice that would have turned a lesser leader to retaliate for past transgressions.

Yes, Martin Luther King was made of similar stuff and an agent for peace between the races.

Cassius Clay, followed his conscience(?) to not enter military service when drafted, unlike the vast majority of us who were called and did serve. I do not see him rising to the level of King or Mandela. EW IMO does not even deserve discussion.

Lets respect Mandela's memory. A truly great man who is no longer with us. There are other's from other countries with vaguely comparable histories still playing out, but now is not the time to make such a list.

JR
 
Logged
Tune it or don't play it... please
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 


Page created in 0.103 seconds with 22 queries.