Originally Posted by AustinChief
This is the part that I take exception to... I have no problem with everyone lauding his accomplishments (regardless of any arguments over who deserves credit, blah blah blah) but I have problems with the "sainthood" being applied to him by far too many people. Accomplishments NEVER NEVER NEVER can excuse being a bad person. Period. That type of thinking is wrong and frankly, dangerous as hell.
Yes he was a "visionary", yes he was a revolutionary... and he was also a bad human. Let's not forget that part too.
Just keeping it all in perspective.
Who is saying he was a saint? I worked with him alot and he wasn't perfect, no one said he was, he was a flawed human like all of us. If they wrote a 300 page expose on any of our lives there shit in there that would look bad period end of story. Maybe not MTG bad but bad none the less.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933