The Dangerous Man
The most dangerous man to any
government is the man who is able
to think things out for himself, without regard to
the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably
he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable.
- H. L. Mencken
...apparently the most dangerous man in the world.
Like a lot of you I have mixed feelings about this man. I personally haven't invested too much time in researching him and his orgnisation, WikiLeaks,
which is probably the reason for my mixed feelings. Is he a genuine activist for truth and freedom? Or is he a hand picked stooge, an agent
provocateur of those powers that he supposedly fights? Time, as always, will tell.
Having said this, let us for a moment pretend that he IS a good guy. A freedom fighter. An adherent of truth. A lover of peace. One of us.
How does this make you feel? The most dangerous man in the world (to the establishment) is, as we speak, shut away in a small office room converted
into a living quarters with nothing more than a bed, a sun lamp and a treadmill to work off his diet of take away pizzas.
Of course to some this is proof of just how dangerous he is.
It reminds me very much of another man who was once described by Nixon as "the most dangerous man in America". That man was Timothy Leary. Leary was
an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs, and spent a lot of his life on the run from the government.
Another name that springs to mind is John Lennon. Like Leary (who was a good friend of Lennon's) he was hounded by the FBI and was eventually shot and
killed, as far as I am concerned, because he was too dangerous.
What is your point? I hear you ask.
Well, about 9 months ago, whilst on holiday, I read a book called 'The Dangerous Man' by Karen Sawyer. It's sub-title was 'Conversations with
Free-Thinkers and Truth-Seekers - A Collection of Alternative Research', which basically covers what the book was about. It had all of the 'big names'
of conspiracy in there (David Icke, Ian R Crane, Michael Tsarion, Michael Cremo etc...) and some lesser known but equally as interesting
I enjoyed the book, that has to be said, but I quickly realised that these people just weren't enough, not for me anyway. They were never going to
effect change. They were old. Comfortable. Settled. Spent.
None of them have the charm, the wit, the wild-eyed potential that Lennon and Leary (and so many others of that generation) had in abundance. We're
all different, but that is what I personally need from someone if I am to truly
get behind them. When I think about what I want from a
figurehead I am always reminded of the Apple advert...
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only
thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see
genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
That's what I want from my 'most dangerous man'. And quite frankly I can't see anyone out there right now with that potential.
Maybe you disagree with me, if so I would like to hear why, which is where this thread comes in. I would like each member to put forward their
'Dangerous Man'. Who in the world right now has the ability to rock the establishment to it's core? It could be a scientist, a writer, a historian, a
journalist, a politician - anything.
Who do YOU think is the most dangerous man in the world?
*Please note: I'd like to make it clear that I am not being gender specific. By using the term dangerous man, I am referring to manking - both men
and women. I just used 'man' to keep it clear and simple and aesthetically pleasing.*
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