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

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Thread: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    I respectfully disagree. Apple and Microsoft took a far different approach to technology and the PC than anyone else ever did. The reason you have a computer is because of these companies now.
    What a load of trash. The computer industry was around long before either company ever existed. If microsoft hadn't used illegal monopoly tactics to take over the market, I'd be typing this on a superior OS.

    How is Martin Luther King Jr. not a marketing genius? Do you think he could have made it as far as he did if not for a clear message for people to get behind?
    I don't consider MLK a revolutionary. Thurgood Marshall was the more integral figure in getting tangible gains for civil rights.

    Face it. Technology as we know it today, our world as we know it today for better or worse has been shaped by these two companies.
    Apple did in fact make some revolutionary products back in the 80's. Mircosoft started by licensing IBM software and has managed to drag down the entire software industry while contributing almost nothing of value ever since.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    History is not my strong suit, but I have to go along with Lenin. For better or worse, the Russian Revolution had a domino effect that eventually touched nearly every corner of the planet.

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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.
    Ayn Rand. Everybody should read Atlas Shrugged.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Ayn Rand. Everybody should read Atlas Shrugged.
    there may be wisdom in your advice in that inoculation with the actual infection may prevent the disease from taking hold.
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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Lenin, there was no revolution in the 20th century more influential in shaping world events than the Russian Revolution.
    I have to agree with you spud.

    The only other one that even comes close to doing as much damage to the world in the last century is the Feminist Revolution here in the United States and Western Europe.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    As far as influence goes, I'd have to say Lenin or Leon Trotsky. Both were instrumental in leading the Russian Revolution which had a profound impact on the world.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I have to agree with you spud.

    The only other one that even comes close to doing as much damage to the world in the last century is the Feminist Revolution here in the United States and Western Europe.
    Okay. I have to ask. How the hell was the feminist revolution in anyway damaging to the world? Seriously, your misogyny is sickening.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Norman Borlaug. He saved over a billion people from starvation.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    Okay. I have to ask. How the hell was the feminist revolution in anyway damaging to the world? Seriously, your misogyny is sickening.
    If you can't see it, then it would be a waste of my time to try and explain it to you. My misogyny is no more sickening than your socialist leanings are.

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    Re: Greatest 20th Century Revolutionary

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    If you can't see it, then it would be a waste of my time to try and explain it to you. My misogyny is no more sickening than your socialist leanings are.
    I doubt anyone but you can see it.

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