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Nelson Mandela, revered statesman and anti-apartheid leader, dies at 95

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.... Mandela was released from prison in 1990 after nearly 30 years for plotting to overthrow South Africa's apartheid government. In 1994, in a historic election, he became the nation's first black leader. Mandela stepped down in 1999 after a single term and retired from political and public life....

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Comment by Ed Price
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There is really only one point.

A pre-point might be that South Africa big business is booming so much, that there still isn't proper freedom. In fact, it is booming so well that the United States Government is constantly at odds with it, as un-free as the U.S. has become. Competition.

The real point is that when you are gone, even if the history books say a lot about you, within a generation you will be forgotten... the REAL you, that is. And when that generation is gone, you will really be forgotten. After all, does anybody actually remember the Roman emperors from the BC era? We know some facts about a few of them. But we don't really remember them at all!

The best that anyone can do for himself/herself in this life is to find a bit of pleasantness in the things that he/she does. And it is best to find God, so that one has the hope of a future life in heaven.