Mandela - By Prisoner Ben

Alright, who compared me - unfavourably - to Nelson Mandela? Shame on you.

I mean, kudos to him for his taste in shirts, but for anything else? Nah, never a man I'd ever be happy to be compared with.

Having read a vast amount by, and about, the man, I am still lacking a coherent explanation as to why he chose to adopt a path of violent as opposed to non-violent struggle. Mandela doesn't appear to place a high value on human life.

And in prison, he plotted and schemed, yet all the while failing to resist his jailers. 200 years after slavery was abolished and he happily consented to be marched to the quarry every day.

Pah! Mandela... now, Mitchnik on the other hand...

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