Which political activists most inspire you?

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  1. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

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    Well... go on. Dead or alive.
     
  2. Lodui

    Lodui One Man Orgy

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    Usually activists have a very narrow view of an issue, so I say dead ones, because you only have to hear from their supporters. [​IMG]

    Usualy activists are very simplistic and very uncharismatic. When they are charismatic, they're much more dangerous, because they are still pretty shallow.
     
  3. olhippie54

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    Wavy Gravy!!!

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  4. Lodui

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    Or wavy Gravy.
     
  5. seamonster66

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    Abbie Hoffman seemed kind of inspirational...especially how he dissappeared and reappeared in plain sight conducting an environmental campaign under a different name..
     
  6. Lodui

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    Hoffman would be the 'more dangerous' kind of activist I was talking about.[​IMG]
     
  7. seamonster66

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    There are these two new york defense attorneys that took all of these civil rights cases...they represented the guy who took pictures of naked people on the street, many cases of false imprisonment...I can't remember their names, but they would probably be mine
     
  8. Lodui

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    Oh yeah, there was a thread about Alfred Kinsey in the sex forums... hes not really an activist, but he was a revolutionary.

    I think any artists who piss a lot of people off are pretty political too. Especially gangsta rappers. And yes I'm being totally serious.
     
  9. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

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    That's actually more the kind person I was talking about. The revolutionaries, the visonaries, the people who were really inspirational and achived something.

    And I disagree with your statement about activists... it depends on the person. Sure there are many who just want to fight to save the life of some fish, and the surrounding ecology doesn't influence them, or anything else like that... so long as the fish are alive. I'm not talking about those people.

    Anyway, LIST AWAY!
     
  10. DancerAnnie

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    As cliche as it sounds...I'm going to have to go with Ghandi...he was incredible...

    Although Abbie Hoffman was kinda cool too....
     
  11. Lodui

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    He was also a racist. He worked for years in South Africa protecting the Indians civil right, but he called the south africans 'Kafir' which means ******, and he worked to help keep them suppresed with the British.

    He was also was a major driving force behind the seperation of India, Pakistan, and Bangledesh, and the violence that insued in those wars killed millions.

    You could argue that this would have happened if it Ghandi weren't around, but he was certainly a catalyst in the ethnic strife of the Bangledesh Liberation war, which led to the genocide of millions.

    He also liked giving hindu nuns enemas.

    He was a racist enema queen.

    He was a very facinating guy, who helped India passively get rid of British colonial rule, but I dunno if I'd call him amazing.
     
  12. Lodui

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    You're young and idealistic. When you get older you'll realise how full of shit everybody is. [​IMG]
     
  13. seamonster66

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    Didn't Ghandi also drink his own piss for alleged health reasons....somehow that doesn't seem fitting for a visionary :D
     
  14. Lodog

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    I'm gonna have to go with Lenny Bruce. Not an activist per say, but he definatly broke down some barriers. He obviously didn't give a shit about his shortcomings either.
     
  15. Lodui

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    I heard that too, but I wasn't sure if it was true, and I didn't wanna gossip.

    Then again, he is dead, so yes, he did drink his own piss. [​IMG]
     
  16. Lodui

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    Lenny Bruce was a genuis. He was the last American to ever go to prison for speech codes.

    Still really funny too. You find me some other comedians matireal form the 50's that holds up now. Ever wonder about what kind of girdle Eisenhower wore? Me neither. [​IMG]
     
  17. ImmortalDissident

    ImmortalDissident Senior Member

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    Young and idealistic... all this coming from someone who is probably a few months older than me :rolleyes: . And trust me, I am aware of the copious shit that the people in this world spew.
     
  18. Lodui

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    Take it easy killer, I was kidding. [​IMG]

    I'm probably just way too much of an ass. Cest le vie. [​IMG]
     
  19. seamonster66

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    what does copius mean?
     
  20. Lodui

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    A fuck ton.
     

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