Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by Semicollegiate
speculataion has no relevance to the conversation.
no other inventor came close so i'm gonna stick with a not likely outlook.
and what does 'every communist knows' have to do with this conversation ?
Speculation has conditional relevance. Choose whether it is worth your time to think about.
I don't want to go too far away from the OP, here is the explaination of the communist comment.
The collectivist/communist/socialist view of history maintains that individuals are completely and solely a product of their times and their social
class. Any great person or inventor could be interchainged with some other person from the same generation or historical period and everything would
be more or less the same. This view is the opposite of the great person view of history.
BTW They, (the collectivists, not TPTB), use their point of view to say that patents are unjustifiable because-- the knowledge inventions are derived
from is the property of the human race and any invention will be invented eventually.
In the book "The Sources of Invention" by John Jewkes, David Sawers, and Richard Stillerman, the authors state that inventors do provide a unique
service to humanity by inventing their technology sooner rather than later.
A gift of time.
You implied that the tommy gun would have been invented without its actual inventor, which is something a communist would agree with.
oh but you did, you actually insisted it was involved with the trench battles of WWI ... at least we both know you were wrong.
Cut and paste where I said that the Thompson was used in WW1.
I said, conceived, in WW1.
and since I knew that to be true, and wiki said that also, I used the wiki article for quick reference.
What in the wiki article was incorrect? You said
you totally disregard history for Wiki ???
I suppose Wiki could be incomplete, biased, and maybe out right wrong, but we both know that article was essentially correct in that it states that
the Thompson Submachine Gun was invented because of, and to some extent during, the Great War.
did it ever occur to you that it is inconsistency, unwillingness to recognize your own value and a defeatist attitude that feeds their power ??
perhaps, when that changes the old adage will prove true ... starve the beast and it will die a natural death. which is why i applaud however many
thousands gathered to remind the beast, we are one, we are strong and we will prevail.
Good for You
Good luck and may the Wisdom of the Ages find you by the light of the internet.