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    Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    The Time Person of the year for 2012 is "the protester."
    It was just announced on The Today Show.
    Kind of a snooze, but then, between The Arab spring, Occupy Wall Street, what's happening in Russia, and the various austerity pretests, it seems reasonable.



    You can read the full TIME article here.

    This is a good thing though I wish the article had given a little bit more detail. I'll try and find a better source. Thoughts? Comments?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2...rson-year.html

    The magazine cited dissent across the Middle East that has spread to Europe and the United States and said these protesters are reshaping global politics.

    Time said it is recognizing protesters because they are "redefining people power" around the world.

    Last year, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg got the honour, which goes to the person the magazine believes most influenced events of the past year.
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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    It is well deserved... People power bringing change to the world.....


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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    The person of the year is a bunch of people from around the world . . . From the Arab Spring even?

    So - any and all protest is nothing but good.

    Wow, they're not being picky - are they? Sometimes it can be good but sometimes it can be disasterous and futile. Everyone needs to be careful that when they support a cause or admonish a reason they KNOW what's going on and what's happening becuase of it.
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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Sorry to add to a thread that will be merged eventually, but I don't think people understand what Person of the Year means. It doesn't mean the individual, group, or thing being acknowledged was good in the moral sense. Person of the Year only acknowledges that which was most newsworthy that year. Hitler was Person of the Year 1938, and Time's write up of Hitler published at the time is certainly not flattering:

    Führer of the German people, Commander-in-Chief of the German Army, Navy & Air Force, Chancellor of the Third Reich, Herr Hitler reaped on that day at Munich the harvest of an audacious, defiant, ruthless foreign policy he had pursued for five and a half years. He had torn the Treaty of Versailles to shreds. He had rearmed Germany to the teeth— or as close to the teeth as he was able. He had stolen Austria before the eyes of a horrified and apparently impotent world.

    Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938 - TIME
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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    For the most part time magazines person of the year sucks...and who are they to decide that anyway...Ill choose my own person of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    So - any and all protest is nothing but good.
    That is never what the person of the year implies.







    Merely people who have changed the course of human events.

    Which this time around the protesters have, for better or for worse, wherever they may be.

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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    For the most part time magazines person of the year sucks...and who are they to decide that anyway...Ill choose my own person of the year
    Agree.
    They tend to pick the most popular person/persons of the year, not necessarily the most significant to humanity.
    I say their "person of the year" pick is quasi tabloid-ism.
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    Re: Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Is THE PROTESTER

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I say their "person of the year" pick is quasi tabloid-ism.
    In the last 10 years I'd agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    In the last 10 years I'd agree with you.
    I think it goes much further than that, but don't think I mean popular = good.
    Just popular in the news, whether good or bad.
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