View Poll Results: Who do you think is the greatest revolutionary of the 20th century?

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  • Che Guevara

    2 5.56%
  • Malcolm X

    0 0%
  • Martin Luther King

    5 13.89%
  • Gandhi

    16 44.44%
  • Other (please note)

    13 36.11%
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    How are you using "greatest", the one you agree with the most or the one that was the most effective or ...?
    I would say the one that you think enacted the most change, was the most effective.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    I said, che...

    hes the trendiest.

    But most effective, well, Stalin actually.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    You tree-hugger, you!

    Anyway, revolutionary doesn't have to be militant in order to be a revolutionary. MLK wanted to change the system from within, not overturn and recreate it from without. That makes him a reformer as opposed to a revolutionary.
    What do you think revolutionary means?


    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think the OP was thinking more in terms of revolutionary politics than revolutionary in the sense of changing pre-existing forms of thinking.
    Thank you. The next revolution is mental evolution. It will be global and it will not be televised. Lemme get some Gil Scott.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 07-19-11 at 01:46 PM.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    If i had to choose one of those off the list... Im stuck between Che and MLK. Che was the definition of a violent revolutionary with amazing human qualities. But MLK was also the same just the peaceful example of one. Sooo i just dont know.. All of the people on the list were amazing human beings...


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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    All Revolutions were bad.
    Rom 6:23:For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    All Revolutions were good.
    Fixed that for you buddy.
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    WHICH iS RIGHT?

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    All Revolutions were bad.
    Do you love America? Because a revolution created it.
    Veni. Vidi. Vici.
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    This is a really hard question...I think Gandhi, because his actions helped create the largest democracy in the world.

    Not very logical, but this is what I feel.
    Veni. Vidi. Vici.
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    So I wanted to know who you think is the greatest revolutionary of the 20th century. I will have my decision in while, as I need to think about it.
    A common denominator for Martin Luther King and Ghandi was Leo Tolstoy. Though most of Tolstoy's life occurred in the 19th century, his ideas on passive resistance and Christian anarchy heavily influenced the way Ghandi and Martin Luther King thought about and approached problems of social justice. The Tolstoyan movement itself did not lead to reformations in Russia or Europe (its influence got buried beneath more conventional forms of socialism), but it did provide context for peaceful revolutions elsewhere.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-19-11 at 05:49 PM.
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