Skip to comments.Mankind's Benefactor: The Individual
Posted on 01/30/2011 5:35:03 PM PST by El Gringo
Unvetted (i.e., without credentials) individuals such as the Wright brothers and Thomas Edison have had a far more beneficial effect on mankind than have all the vaunted, vetted collectives such as the Service Employees International Union, or Napoleon's Army for that matter. Here are a few unvetted individuals I have in mind: Wright brothers, A. Einstein, H. Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, Moses, Abraham Lincoln, Jesus of Nazareth, John Adams, Benito Juarez, Robert Goddard, Ronald Reagan, Frederick Douglass. Often they were at odds with the Establishment and the power structure. They were likely to be dismissed as unusual or strange.
On the other hand, some of the most revered (in certain quarters) collectives have had a negative impact on mankind. Think of United Auto Workers, Enron, and the USSR. To follow these thoughts, go here
(Excerpt) Read more at individualsversuscollectives.blogspot.com ...
Why not just post it here?
What's wrong with it? Porn? Queer stuff?
Not only that, but consider all the good that these men did that would NOT have been done if, as kids are in schools today, they had been given drugs for ADD and ADHD and all the rest.
I don’t think it is proper to just stick Jesus in with a list of “uncredentialed” men in order to make a rhetorical point.
Jesus was much more than a man and he was credentialed beyond the ability of mortal, fallen man to fully understand.
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Quit diddling the excerpt button and you can post thousands of words.
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So laziness caused you to excerpt? Bullshit.
You want blog hits.
If someone feels strongly about the issue, I suppose they are free to move on to another thread, rather than having to subject themselves to the horrible fate of visiting your blog to see the remainder of the content.
If your posting is in gross violation of the site's guidelines, then I guess it will be deleted.
If, on the other hand, your article is not deleted, then the implication to me would be that maybe you're not such a criminal after all.
Thus, believe it or not, I am not particularly alarmed by the fact that you would like to get some traffic to your blog. It's not causing me any heart palpitations. It's a free country, after all, so all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth by self-appointed blog police seems rather gratuitous...
He said 'unvetted'!
Well, all I’ll say is, I don’t get it.
You fancy yourself a writer worth reading, a member of the so-called New Media.
You get a free soapbox.
So what do you do? You don’t share, but rather you tease and seek to get hits.
Kinda like Mark Antony saying “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your.....(excerpted, meet me at the next forum over, and be sure to visit our sponsor booths, there is a special on olive oil today, 2 cans for the price of one!).
You aren’t really a part of the community, you are a user.
How original. /s
“Kinda like Mark Antony saying Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your.....(excerpted, meet me at the next forum over, and be sure to visit our sponsor booths, there is a special on olive oil today, 2 cans for the price of one!).”
That was so apropos and funny that I nearly had.....
[to be continued]
Duh, but I’m stoopid.
I *want* to “pay” for something I could read completely free, elsewhere.
Cookies, adware, trackers and spyware?
Gawrsh...I just love them things.
I got zillions of ‘em already.
[all from accidentally clicking “contaminated” links on FR....go figger]
Wave goodbye, because the individual is being marginalized by the global tribe.
Oh, ha! Jesus is in some pretty high company I see.