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Which historical do you think is overrated?

Mathama Gahndi for me. What did he do exactly. He was a wealthy guy and that was all it was.

by Anonymousreply 3704/29/2013

You didn't graduate high school, right, OP?

by Anonymousreply 103/27/2013

I wonder how you graduated kindergarten.

by Anonymousreply 303/27/2013

Bless his heart.

by Anonymousreply 403/27/2013

That's hysterical.

by Anonymousreply 503/27/2013

Aggressive, arrogant stupidity will be the downfall of America.

by Anonymousreply 603/27/2013

OP, do yourself a favour and at the very least skim this...

by Anonymousreply 703/27/2013

George Washington. A mediocre general (thank God for France) and astonishingly elitist. Treated his soldiers like shit and abandoned them after the war.

Tom Paine put it well in his letter to him: "Monopolies of every kind marked your administration almost in the moment of its commencement. The lands obtained by the Revolution were lavished upon partisans; the interest of the disbanded soldier was sold to the speculator…In what fraudulent light must Mr. Washington's character appear in the world, when his declarations and his conduct are compared together."

The corporatization of America began on day one. Give me Thomas Jefferson over George Washington any day of the week.

by Anonymousreply 803/27/2013

You're kidding, right?

by Anonymousreply 903/27/2013

I wonder who OP thinks he's talking about?

by Anonymousreply 1003/27/2013

which historical?

by Anonymousreply 1103/27/2013

Mathama Gahndi, of course.

Didn't you see the movie, where he was played by Sir Neb Skingely?

by Anonymousreply 1203/27/2013

And to think they made a movie about that deadbeat Gandhi!

by Anonymousreply 1303/27/2013

OP is correct. Gandhi made a TON of money after that picture that he made of himself won the Oscar. It's a well known fact, you can read it on the internet.

by Anonymousreply 1403/27/2013

Indianna Jones

He claimed to be an archeoligist but he got more things destroyed than he put in museums.

by Anonymousreply 1503/27/2013

Leave OP alone. He's special.

by Anonymousreply 1603/27/2013

Yeah, you tell 'em Mom. He also takes the short buss to school with the droolers.

by Anonymousreply 1703/27/2013

R14, that reminds me of something Rose said on THE GOLDEN GIRLS: "We may not agree with the fishermen, but we want this demonstration to be peaceful. In the tradition of... you know, the short, bald Indian fellow with the glasses and the diapers... you know, the one who didn't eat and won an Oscar."

by Anonymousreply 1803/27/2013

As an individual, yes, Gandhi is overrated. His principles preserved aristocratic social structures, and as a politician he was good at creative stunts rather than organizing. Nevertheless his ability to preach treason without being destroyed for it, was impressive.

by Anonymousreply 1903/27/2013

Gandhi was gay right?

by Anonymousreply 2003/27/2013



by Anonymousreply 2103/27/2013

R19 = Charles, Prince of Wales

by Anonymousreply 2203/27/2013

OP, he's a lot like David Blaine.

by Anonymousreply 2303/27/2013

Tootsie Loves Gandhi!

by Anonymousreply 2403/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 2503/27/2013

Not that I disagree on Washington, but Jefferson persisted in owning slaves throughout his life (and fathered children with at least one of them, Sally Hemings), and unlike many of his contemporaries, he didn't free most of his slaves upon his death.

by Anonymousreply 2603/27/2013

I can't be believe we lost the Empire to an anorexic in a loin cloth.

by Anonymousreply 2703/27/2013

[quote] Which historical do you think is overrated?

Oh, dear

by Anonymousreply 2803/27/2013

Abraham Lincoln -- a fucking racist.

by Anonymousreply 2903/27/2013

R8 does not know his history at all- and I suppose R29 is just trying to stir up shit.

If you want to know why Americans put people like Michele Bachman in office, just look at posts on this thread starting with the OP.

by Anonymousreply 3003/27/2013

For R30:

by Anonymousreply 3103/27/2013

I have to go with John Quincy Adams, styled as a "Founding Father" by Michele Bachmann.

by Anonymousreply 3203/27/2013

I've never understood why Magellan gets credit for circumnavigating the globe when he died halfway through the voyage.

by Anonymousreply 3304/28/2013

Ronald Reagan. When will that madness end?

by Anonymousreply 3404/28/2013

Don't feed the retarded animals. Let them die quietly.

by Anonymousreply 3504/28/2013

In regards to Gandhi, India’s freedom would have happened within a few years of 1947 even if Gandhi had spent his life meditating in a cave. He was a figurehead for the cause, while various other leaders were doing most of the work (and if you say “I’ve never heard of anyone else,” I won’t be remotely surprised). In true Thomas Edison fashion, he was happy to take the credit.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Womanizer, con artist, plagiarizer.. He gets all the glory, but their were tons of African-Americans before, during, and after his existence who were worked just as hard or even harder than he did. Basically, see Gandhi. Civil rights was coming for blacks, one way or the other.

Both men deserve some praise, but it's way over the top.

by Anonymousreply 3604/29/2013

R33, the voyage began with a crew of 265 men aboard five ships, and ended with only 11 men aboard one returning ship. Yet Magellan gets the credit because it was his expedition that completed the journey. Overrated? Perhaps. But Magellan did live long enough to find a passageway to the Pacific and successfully crossed the Pacific, which no known person had done before.

by Anonymousreply 3704/29/2013
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