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No Mention of Gorbachev?

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  • No Mention of Gorbachev?

    Not someone worth a memorial?

    I think the man was nave, believing he could make Russians "happy" while denying them freedoms and elections. He loosened the reins and the horse ran away.
    "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
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    Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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    To tell the truth I was surprised to hear he was still alive all this time. I thought he had died long ago.

    But I think he was ultimately a good guy who helped free his country from communism and broke up the soviet union. Until Putin took over and it became a totalitarian state instead.

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    • #3
      But he didn't intend to break up the empire. He said he wanted to change socialism and give it a happy face (or some such slogan, I forget now). Even after the Soviet Union collapsed, he insisted he could have made it all work if he had the proper tools.
      "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
      "
      Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ronson View Post
        But he didn't intend to break up the empire. He said he wanted to change socialism and give it a happy face (or some such slogan, I forget now). Even after the Soviet Union collapsed, he insisted he could have made it all work if he had the proper tools.
        Overall, his presence and actions made the section of the world that he influenced a better place. It's more than can be said for most.
        1Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω
        Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
        .
        If Palm Sunday really was a Sunday, Christ was crucified on a Thursday (which could be adduced from the gospels anyway).

        "The synoptic gospels claim that Jesus was crucified on the 15th day of Nisan and buried on the 14th day of Nisan:" Majority Consensus

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tabibito View Post

          Overall, his presence and actions made the section of the world that he influenced a better place. It's more than can be said for most.
          I'll give him that much. He wanted to make life better for his countrymen, and you can't fault him for that. He wasn't a maniacal tyrant like his predecessors.
          "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
          "
          Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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          • #6
            Also surprised he was still alive. May he inherit eternal life. Henry Kissinger is also still alive!

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            • #7
              He did give back East Germany.

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