I’d like to know what everyone thinks about the Time 100, and the subsequent poll for the most influentual man of the century.
Here is the website if you want to look over the selections before posting. TIME 100
I know this topic has been broached already, by the entire NASA and Russian space programs have been totally ignored, I think this is the biggest pile of shit considering Lucille Ball made the list, talk about a waste of time and air. I generally don’t think entertainers even belong on the list, what have they done to influence the century and humanity. There are a few exceptions, one being Jackie Robinson, but its not so much for his on the field performances. But Bart Simpson? I love the Simpsons, but influential, i think not. I could go on about every selection, but i won’t
My vote for the most influential person of the century is for Robert Oppenheimer, the leader and drive behind the Manhattan Project. Considering the influence of Nuclear War has been the singular most importnat factor in the last 50 years, I think he fits. I don’t need to even comment on the fact he’s not even included in the list of 100.
There is a lot of contraversey about including Hitler as the most influential man. I say he fits the bill, but just doesn’t live up to it. Some seem to think this is a positive award, but those clowns need a dictionary. Hitler lost the war and his influence has been stopped, and olny existed for a decade or so, and beyond a bunch of memorials his actions don’t effect day to day life. I won’t even get into the fact that Elvis is in the lead on their poll.
What do all of you think? I am confident that many of the folks here have the common sence enough to discuss people who can be argued to fit the position.
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