Originally Posted by certifiedfunds
Well well, you respond as I expected. You ridicule, laugh, demonstrate cynicism and more. But you do not directly respond. For the most part I now perceive you to be the very class of 'conservatives' I speak of.
What damaged you so badly you feel powerless in the world of politics? Why do you believe any effort to change is futile? And what, precisely are your qualifications to make such claims other than reading some websites while you sit doing nothing about it?
To help get you on track, lets look at 100 people who changed the world or had a lasting impact on it with their vision, beliefs or values:
Jesus Christ (c.5BC 30AD) Spiritual Teacher, central figure of Christianity.
Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826) 3rd President of US. Principle author of Declaration of Independence
Mikhail Gorbachev Leader of Soviet Union. Oversaw transition from Communism in Eastern Europe.
Martin Luther King (1929 1968) Non-violent civil rights leader.
Nelson Mandela(1918 2013) Anti-apartheid leader. First
President of democratic South Africa in 1994.
Buddha (c 563 483BC) Spiritual Teacher and founder of Buddhism.
Winston Churchill (1874 1965) Prime Minister of Great Britain
during Second World War.
William Shakespeare (1564- 1616) English poet and playwright.
Adolf Hitler (1889 1945) Dictator of Nazi Germany.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 1865) President of US during civil war, helped end slavery.
Muhammad (570 632) Prophet of Islam
St Paul (5 AD 67) Christian missionary
George Washington (1732 1799) 1st President of US
Sri Krishna (c. BC) Spiritual Teacher of Hinduism
Emperor Constantine (272 337) First Roman Emperor to
Martin Luther (1483 1546) Key figure in Protestant Reformation.
Socrates (469 BC399 BC) Greek philosopher
Karl Marx (1818 1883) German philosopher, founder of
Charles de Gaulle (1890- 1970) French politician.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 1945) US President 1932-1945
Charles Darwin (1809 1882) Developed theory of evolution
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) English mathematician and scientist.
Akbar (1542 1605) Moghul Emperor
Queen Victoria (1819 1901) Queen of Great Britain during Victorian age.
Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) German Chancellor post WWII.
Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) First Indian Prime Minister
Ramses II (1279 1213 BC) Powerful Egyptian king.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 1790) US writer and polymath
Confucius (551 479 BC) Chinese philosopher.
Alexander the Great (356 323 BC) King of Macedonia.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 1924) President of US during WWI
William Wilberforce (1759 1833) Campaigner against slavery
Christopher Columbus (1451 1506) Italian explorer landed in America
Marcus Aurelius (121 180) Roman Emperor and philosopher
Galileo Galilei (1564 -1642) Astronomer and physicist
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 1948) Indian nationalist and
Joan of Arc (1412-1431) French saint
Charlemagne (742 814) King of Franks and Emperor of the Romans
Aristotle (384 BC 322 BC) Greek philosopher
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Nun who served the poor
Saladin (1138 1193) Leader of Arabs during Crusades.
Simon Bolivar (1783 1830) Liberator of Latin American countries
Babur (1483 1531) Founder of Moghul Empire
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 1618) English explorer.
Voltaire (1694 1778 French philosopher.
Samuel Johnson (1709 1784) British author and creator of dictionary.
Catherine the Great (1729 1796) Russian Queen
Mozart (1756 1791) Austrian Music composer.
Princess Diana (1961 1997) Humanitarian
Oscar Wilde (1854 1900) Irish writer.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 1821) French military and
Beethoven (1770 1827) German composer
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 1881) British Prime Minister.
Leonardo da Vinci ( 1452 1519) Italian scientist, artist, polymath.
Louis Pasteur (1822 1895) French chemish and Biologist.
Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910) Russian writer and philosopher
Albert Einstein (1879 1955) German physicist.
Ataturk (1881-1938) founder of the Turkish Republic.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter and sculptor
Pope John Paul II (1920 2005) Polish Pope from 1978-2005
Margaret Thatcher (1925 ) British Prime Minister
Mohammed Ali (1942 ) American boxer
Aung San Suu Kyi (1945 ) Burmese opposition leader
John F. Kennedy (1917 1963) US President.
Lord Nelson (1758 1805) Admiral in British navy
Boris Yeltsin (1931 2007) Russian President
Lyndon Johnson (1908 1973) US President 1963-69
Indira Gandhi (1917 1984) Third Prime Minister of India.
Eva Peron (1919 1952) First Lady of Argentina
William Tyndale (1494 1536) Translated Bible into English
Tim Berners Lee (1955 ) Credited with founding World Wide Web
Rosa Parks (1913-2005) Civil Rights activist
Benazir Bhutto (1953 2007) Prime Minister of Pakistan
Schubert (1797 1828) Austrian Composer
Kofi Annan (1938 ) United Nations Secretary General
14th Dalai Lama (1938 ) Spritual and political leader of Tibetans
Barack Obama (1961 ) 44th President of United States
Albert Schweitzer (1875 1965) Humanitarian, philosopher.
Malcolm X (1925 1965) Black nationalist leader
Lech Walesa (1943 ) Leader of Polish solidarity movement.
John M Keynes (1883 1946) Influential economist.
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Feminist, author
Marie Curie (1867 1934) Chemist and Physicist
Elvis Presley (1935 1977) Rock star.
Oliver Cromwell (1599 1658) British Parliamentarian
Oprah Winfrey (1954 ) US media celebrity.
Boudicca ( c20 60) British leader against Roman rule
Jesse Owens (1913-1980) US Sprinter
Bill Gates (1955 ) Founder of Microsoft
Ernest Hemingway ( 1899 1961) US writer
John Lennon (1940 1980) British popstar and Beatle
Henry Ford (1864-1947) US Industrialist
Genghis Kahn (1162 1227) Leader and creator of Mongol Empire.
Haile Selassie (1892 1975) Ethiopian Leader
George Orwell (1903 1950) English author
Thomas Edison (1847 1931) Inventor and businessman.
Dwight Eisenhower (1890 1969) Supreme Allied Commander
Queen Elizabeth II (1926 ) British Queen
Plato (424 348 BC) philosopher.
Johann Gutenberg (1395 1468) Inventor of printing press
You, my friend, have bought the lie that you are powerless.
So long as the majority of conservatives think like you there will be no change. You are precisely the problem I speak of. Imagine 100 million engaging in the political system and demanding the changes you claim to want.
Unfortunately you have bought into the lie the Democrats want, which is you are powerless to affect change so don't even try.