However, I found it disconcerting that some of the tributes came from the very people that wanted to make life difficult for him every step of the way, going as far as trying to send him to jail.
To me something just does not add up. When he was alive, you want to do everything to thwart him, and when he dies you give effusive praise. Worse still, you use (or abuse) your power to deny the chosen venue for his memorial service.
Do you really mean what you say? Or are you just paying tribute to appear magnanimous. If some of those who opposed him were really sincere, why wait until his death to show him respect. Why not get him on board and really listen to his opinion when he was alive, even if you disagree.
But sometimes this also applies to us. I've seen situations where a parent…