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A forgotten hero : Comments

By Peter Curson, published 22/1/2013

One hundred years ago one of the first African freedom fighters was an Australian called Edward Presgrave.

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Having known zilch about German South West African (Namibian) history its useful to learn something new every day.
Posted by plantagenet, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 9:30:01 AM
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It may be of interest that Hermann Goering's Hitler's one time deputy father, was a governor of German South West Africa
Posted by Vioetbou, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 9:15:34 AM
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As Mao wrote, to die for one's own interests is as light as a feather, but to die for the people is heavier than Mount Tai, wherever that may be.

To be a radical means to ra-ra for one's own interests. To be genuinely progressive, means to be prepared to fight for justice, in the interests of other people besides one's 'own'.

The people of present-day Namibia were fighting in a just cause, and Presgrave was one of the few genuine progressives around to support them. He deserves a statue, maybe in Hurstville.
Posted by Loudmouth, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 5:55:27 PM
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