Top 100 World Changing People/Events
In no particular order
I am thinking about doing a book on the top 50 influential people in history and offer it for sale on Amazon as a digital download. So I am thinking about starting a go fund me page for this project and I am looking for your input. Feel free to list some of the top individuals or events that you feel have shaped our humanity in the comments section below. Please make sure to number them in order of importance, One being the most important. They can be events or people that I've covered as well as the ones I haven't that you would like me to, and you might get your name published in the book as well for your input.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Gloria Steinem, JFK, RFK, President Eisenhower, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Richard Nixon, Elenor Roosevelt, Bob Dylan, Marshall McCluan (The Medium is the Message, author)...
These were some of the shapers of the "60's Generation." The assassinations of MLK and the Kennedys sent huge shock waves through our generation in 1968. The idealism quickly drifted into hallucinagins and tuning out, with a lot of help from those behind the scenes.
Looks pretty good but what about Hitler, Disney, Castro, George Washington, King George III, Charles Manson etc.?
Because it is related to Disney and world war 2 has impacted my life, even though I was born in the 80's.
Related to the moon landing hoax, and a lot of people see him as a hero.
School book example for making money by faking death in music industry.
He won the hearts of many people in Africa and is known as a humanitarian.
Or any below: all related to war in middle east, which has been mayor impact on my perception of the world, and I believe many people of my generation.
7. Bin laden
My perception of most influential. In my opinion these are school book examples for the next generation of actors.
2. JFK; especially as well because of conspiracies, the never ending milking of the public with endless conspiracies by book authors and documentary makers. If you say conspiracy, I say JFK (and 9/11). JFK conspiracies where broadcasted in my country and I saw them at a young age. Not understanding the corporate motive behind them.
Now I realise why they say at award ceremonies "This is a difficult task, there's so many great entries to choose from"
I've divided my character nominations into categories but they’re mainly European ones
Maybe it would be fairer to get a Top 50 Characters by evaluating on a points system
Best Performance (Political Character)
Mariano Rajoy (Extra points for pulling this off as a non-native language speaker AND executing a variety of silly walks whilst in character)
Best Performance (Music/Actor Character Legends)
Most Cunning Fake Death(s)
Elvis Presley as Rene
Challenger Space Shuttle Crew
Most Cunning Fake Witness:
Jean Hill (JFK)
Robert De Nero Fireman (9/11)
Richard Jones (7/7)
Ibrahim Anderson (Guy Richie Isis character)
Lizzi Zita (David Bowie Hoax)
Most Ridiculous Character:
Gene Rosen (Sandy Hook Hoax)
Oh for sure. The list can go on and on. You've zoomed in on the major ones. Are you still thinking Sidney Portier played MLK?
With Fidel Castro comes Che Guevera, the "real people's revolutionary" who died fighting the good fight -- or did he? Mao Zetung, the "true revolutionary leader" who's little red book was promoted like gospel on college campus!
Thinking about Disney and his huge influence opening Disneyland in time to cash in on the Baby Boom, with parents who had more disposable income than ever before! The Mickey Mouse Club--a more benign rendition of Hitler Youth. The idea being to get all those young people to "hold the Mickey Mouse banner high!" (High! High!)
That's true, do we know who the actor behind Che Guevara was? Disney must be up there too, agreed. Tony Greenberg must deserve a mention somewhere as well, for sheer enthusiasm.
I like your style with this. Most sweeping influence might go to Kermit Roosevelt for his role as Hitler, thereby influencing millions during WWII and also as the quintessential villain of modern times. Then as Walt Disney who influenced millions with Mickey Mouse & Disneyland and goes on today with videos and movies designed to mold young minds. Parents who grew up with "wholesome" Disney cartoon characters easily buy into the brand for children and grandchildren. Not to mention the huge media conglomerate controlled by Disney Corp. which continues to influence millions worldwide. An interesting factoid is that "both" men compulsively washed their hands throughout the day.
That is interesting about the compulsive hand washing, sounds like a guilty conscience to me, indicating humanity in there somewhere at least.
I'm noticing how difficult it is to categorise the whole cast in order to get a straight Top 50 influential character list. e.g. Jackie Kennedy could potentially score low but is this fair considering the same actress played the roles of Marilyn and Carter? Could you do 2 books Ed, the other one being for the Top 50 actors behind the characters?
Also, you know how this lot love giving each other awards?..there's no way that they'd be able to stop themselves doing prizes for the under-cover actors is there? Do they throw a secret ceremony swapping platinum oscars?