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Top 20 Famous Rebels in History

Posted by kristobaldude on April 8, 2014

Greetings Folks,
Here is a list of historical figures whom I consider rebels, revolutionaries and heroes for freedom. Some of you at first glance may be tempted to disagree based on the reports that you may have heard about these characters. I would ask you to hold your judgement until you do some research. A good place to start is by googling the person’s name plus the word “hero”. This post was inspired by two figures who were vilified by a greater power that wanted to impose its might and power upon the perceived weaker. Vercingetorix, number 1 on the list, was a Gallic (Gaelic, Celtic) chieftain in France when Julius Caesar–to bolster his military strength and reputation–sought to subjugate the Gallic and Celtic “barbarian” (read: non-Roman) tribes. Caesar treated him as a villain and then starved his whole village into eventual surrender.
The second character that inspired this post is Ho Chi Minh, or “Uncle Ho” as he was known to the common folk of Vietnam. Before what Americans would eventually call the “Vietnam War”, Ho, a college-educated Vietnamese man, who studied in Europe and was by all means a self-made man, petitioned then U.S. President Harry Truman for help in defending against the colonial oppression of the French & Dutch. Ho admired the rebels of the American Revolution and felt that America would surely support Vietnam in its fight for independence. That did not happen. So without the support of the USA, and in fact with America supporting their oppressors, the French, Ho almost single-handedly started a resistance–like a freekin’ ninja! Thus was born, through I believe America’s corruption and rejection of the appeals of an oppressed people for help, one of the greatest enemies of American and the world the 20th century has known. I dare you to research these figures and change your minds about who you think they are.
-Kristobaldude, 2014.04.06
  1. Vercingetorix 
  2. Spartacus
  3. Jesus of Nazareth
  4. Ho Chi Minh
  5. Moses
  6. Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. Martin Luther
  8. Malcolm X
  9. Thomas Jefferson
  10. Benjamin Franklin
  11. Attila The Hun
  12. Vlad III (Dracula)
  13. William Wallace
  14. Guy Fawkes
  15. Jacques de Molay
  16. Robin Hood?
  17. Lady Godiva
  18. Boudica 
  19. Mother Shipton
  20. Julian Assange
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More Links (2010.01.14) – Atheism & Economics ?

Posted by kristobaldude on April 6, 2014

Hodgepodge: A mixtures of links about different thingsJames’s Liberty file collection index
http://jim.com

http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/anqaa/i_am_an_atheist_and_i_owe_it_to_another_atheist/

http://www.netflix.com/WiHome

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As child porn activity grows, efforts to trap offenders do, too | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Posted by kristobaldude on July 2, 2012

This is very sad, but hopeful …

Child porn hunters

As child porn activity grows, efforts to trap offenders do, too | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

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