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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-02-10 03:04 PM
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8. Interesting, Gandhi was a wife beater; I wonder if he was a racist.
MLK is almost always a great choice for statues in the US. His logic, elegance, and courage are hard to beat.

Gygax would be a great choice too.
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  -Group says Gandhi racist, plans to protest statue Francesca9  Oct-02-10 02:44 PM   #0 
  - How about adding MLK Jr.?  GodlessBiker   Oct-02-10 02:46 PM   #1 
  - Film at eleven  truedelphi   Oct-02-10 02:47 PM   #2 
  - The Ministry of Truth, hard at work  Xipe Totec   Oct-02-10 02:52 PM   #3 
  - If you are at all interested in what George Orwell actually had to say about him...  Book Lover   Oct-02-10 07:59 PM   #31 
  - Gandhi inspired MLK.... fine to having them both..  hlthe2b   Oct-02-10 02:53 PM   #4 
  - "...in my professional career, I've had no greater honor than having to defend Gandhi."  jobycom   Oct-02-10 02:56 PM   #5 
  - The same thing happened in South Africa in 2003  Turborama   Oct-02-10 02:58 PM   #6 
  - Well there is some evidence.  CJvR   Oct-02-10 03:01 PM   #7 
  - Didn't Ghandi himself recognize that? (nt)  Posteritatis   Oct-02-10 04:53 PM   #17 
  - Yes. And it was widely known among black intellectuals in this country at the time.  marybourg   Oct-02-10 04:54 PM   #18 
  - Interesting, Gandhi was a wife beater; I wonder if he was a racist.  ZombieHorde   Oct-02-10 03:04 PM   #8 
  - I heard he also drank fresh baby's blood every morning...  liberation   Oct-02-10 03:56 PM   #10 
  - Gandhi wrote about his wife beating in his autobiography.  ZombieHorde   Oct-02-10 04:20 PM   #14 
     - Cite please?  liberation   Oct-02-10 04:52 PM   #16 
     - And I have never forgiven myself the violence of which I have been guilty in often having pained my  ZombieHorde   Oct-02-10 06:45 PM   #21 
        - Interesting, thanks  liberation   Oct-02-10 07:14 PM   #26 
           - It's very awkward English. "often having pained my wife by acting on his information"  Turborama   Oct-02-10 07:19 PM   #27 
           - True...  liberation   Oct-02-10 07:29 PM   #28 
              - There are other stories, too  Nevernose   Oct-02-10 08:18 PM   #33 
                 - I care  merqz   Oct-02-10 09:15 PM   #36 
                    - I think that's the point I was trying to make  Nevernose   Oct-02-10 11:29 PM   #44 
                    - exactly. nt  merqz   Oct-02-10 11:32 PM   #45 
                    - Good point.  L.Torsalo   Oct-04-10 01:35 PM   #58 
           - Gandhi still did great things, but he was extremely human. nt  ZombieHorde   Oct-02-10 10:26 PM   #43 
     - No he didn't  Lorien   Oct-03-10 05:36 PM   #51 
        - Check it out...  ZombieHorde   Oct-03-10 05:40 PM   #52 
  - E. Gary Gygax? n/t  Ian David   Oct-02-10 09:37 PM   #39 
  - Yes, Gary Gygax. He invented D&D. nt  ZombieHorde   Oct-02-10 10:24 PM   #42 
  - Gandhi was a reflection of his time.  Xithras   Oct-04-10 12:37 PM   #57 
     - If people accepted the fact their heroes are deeply flawed, just like the rest of us,  ZombieHorde   Oct-04-10 02:13 PM   #59 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-02-10 03:18 PM   #9 
  - and he drank his own pee  AngryAmish   Oct-02-10 03:58 PM   #11 
  - This is a myth.  BillH76   Oct-02-10 07:06 PM   #25 
  - That's better than drinking someone else's pee. n/t  Ian David   Oct-02-10 09:37 PM   #40 
  - He would kick a puppy every morning  nyy1998   Oct-02-10 04:14 PM   #12 
  - LOL!  smirkymonkey   Oct-04-10 05:15 PM   #60 
  - What the...?  Taverner   Oct-02-10 04:20 PM   #13 
  - Some of our most revered Americans were racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic and otherwise  No Elephants   Oct-02-10 04:52 PM   #15 
  - The statue is in San Francisco  Francesca9   Oct-02-10 04:56 PM   #19 
     - Thanks. I still am unable to judge either Ghandi or his critics.  No Elephants   Oct-03-10 02:14 PM   #50 
  - I heard from a Friend of a Friend that the Dalai Lama pulls the wings off butterflies  Dogmudgeon   Oct-02-10 05:16 PM   #20 
  - Then he flutters them in the air...  Javaman   Oct-04-10 08:27 AM   #55 
  - If Gandhi goes, put an American there  sonomak   Oct-02-10 06:48 PM   #22 
  - OMG...  laylah   Oct-02-10 06:51 PM   #23 
  - A book on the topic (among other things):  boppers   Oct-02-10 06:55 PM   #24 
  - It's common knowledge he stole people's used underwear from their clothes hampers.  Judi Lynn   Oct-02-10 07:43 PM   #29 
  - lots of basically good people (heck, ALL of them) are flawed  merqz   Oct-02-10 09:12 PM   #35 
     - It's the extraordinary things they've done normal strangers tend to remember,  Judi Lynn   Oct-02-10 09:18 PM   #37 
     - Most of the actual Catholic saints were pretty terrible people. n/t  Ian David   Oct-02-10 09:39 PM   #41 
  - Even "enlightened" people can be assholes.  Odin2005   Oct-02-10 07:46 PM   #30 
  - If it means we here in San Francisco in particular, and the West in general, can  Book Lover   Oct-02-10 08:02 PM   #32 
  - He is particularly dislike by the Sikhs  Scruffy1   Oct-02-10 08:53 PM   #34 
  - The Sikhs live in San Francisco and they never forget anything.  Francesca9   Oct-02-10 11:53 PM   #46 
  - Well, Gandhi didnt do anything to SAve Chandra Bose Either  Vehl   Oct-03-10 12:02 PM   #48 
  - Just tell them it's not a statue of Gandhi, it's a statue of Ben Kingsley. n/t  Ian David   Oct-02-10 09:36 PM   #38 
  - This protest is wrong on so many levels.  Vehl   Oct-03-10 11:55 AM   #47 
  - Interesting bit on Sri Lank, thanks!  Odin2005   Oct-04-10 08:05 AM   #54 
     - You are welcome :) nt  Vehl   Oct-04-10 11:43 AM   #56 
  - A group. Interesting. They have no known spokesperson, no membership  mbperrin   Oct-03-10 12:08 PM   #49 
  - None of which  Le Taz Hot   Oct-04-10 06:44 AM   #53 
 

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