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Who are the heroes for Truth,Peace and Progress that you think should be wider known,and why?

Asked by lloydbird (8730points) June 17th, 2009

Bill Hicks, John Pilger, Neil Peart for example.

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SuperMouse's avatar

I would love to hear your arguments for how Bill Hicks and Neil Peart are heroes for truth, peace and progress. Heroes for comedy and kick-ass rock and roll drumming? Yes. Heroes for truth, peace and progress? Sell me.

My candidate for a hero for truth, peace and progress that deserves to be better known is Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms Shoes.

lloydbird's avatar

@SuperMouse Check them out more, then get back to me.

dynamicduo's avatar

@lloydbird Already there, but you still need to do the selling.

SuperMouse's avatar

@lloydbird, yes @dynamicduo made my point exactly, you are making the assertion, you do the selling.

lloydbird's avatar

@SuperMouse @dynamicduo Happy to,but shall we see what others come up with first?

SuperMouse's avatar

If you begin by giving the arguments for the folks you nominate, it might give others a better starting point.

lloydbird's avatar

@SuperMouse Ok,briefly; regarding Neil Peart (Lyricist/Author),are yooz familiar with the Rush album – Power Windows?.
As for Bill Hicks….You need to ask?.

mammal's avatar

did you know bill hicks <3
wrote songs?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Q3IqdwikQ

mammal's avatar

Noam Chomsky

lloydbird's avatar

@mammal I didn’t.Thanks.

SuperMouse's avatar

@lloydbird I am more of a classic Rush girl myself, you know 2112 and back. I am somewhat familiar with Bill Hicks’ comedy, but I would still like to hear your arguments that both of them are heroes for peace, truth and progressiveness.

lloydbird's avatar

@mammal You probably know that Chomsky is one of John Pilgers’ heroes?

juwhite1's avatar

Paul Robeson… interesting and extremely accomplished fellow. Big fighter for social justice, at all costs. Check him out.

lloydbird's avatar

Lyall Watson. For all his books and his sumo commentary of the early 90’s.

lloydbird's avatar

Perry Farrell (Peretz Bernstein).Lead singer of Jane’s Addiction.For buying 2300 Sudanese slaves in order to free them. Also check out the song True Nature.

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John Michell. For all his books and for himself.

mammal's avatar

@lloydbird and Bill Hicks who described himself as Chomsky with Dick Jokes or something similar :)

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