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Do you hate Mandela? Then GTFO!

On Thursday, Nelson Mandela died. That day, Texan Senator Ted Cruz posted a tribute to Mandela on his Facebook page. Many of his followers posted comments in support and solidarity, as is to be expected. But some of them went, well, guanoloco. Here is an article on the subject from Daily Kos.

Despite the slant of the article, I don't believe that most of Cruz's followers are this nutso. But the fact that anyone can believe such things about Nelson Mandela, of all people, just gobsmacks me.

So I'm putting this out there. Yeah, I know I said I wasn't going to be getting political anymore, but this is important: If you think Mandela was a criminal and/or a terrorist, I urge you completely disassociate yourself from me. Remove me from your LiveJournal friends list, "unfriend" me on FB, unsubscribe from my mailing list and my YouTube channel, don't come to my shows, and don't talk to me at any events that we might both be attending. Because you are the worst of the willfully ignorant, and I have nothing to say to you other than "Please stop being who you are."

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wyrmwwd
Dec. 9th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm obviously not going anywhere.
ebenbrooks
Dec. 9th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yay!

Honestly, though, I'd be very surprised if anyone actually does disassociate themselves from me over this.
wyrmwwd
Dec. 9th, 2013 05:54 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of people on my FB feed that I seriously wonder how they got there. One in particular that just HATES Obama at a pathological level. I periodically think about unFriending her, but then I would no longer see where this stuff comes from.

She will repost ANYTHING if it is anti-Obama... no matter how ridiculous. It's fascinating. She hasn't mentioned Mandela, though. I think she is much too focused on Obama to even know Mandela existed.
cerrberus
Dec. 9th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
of course, Madiba *was* a terrorist and criminal under the Botha regime. Just as our Founding Fathers were terrorists according to George III.
We can see where history places Madiba's determination, courage, and especially, forgiveness. Botha does not come off so well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGS7SpI7obY
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