No more heroes???.

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  1. neilold

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    Had social media killed off the heroic figure? Churchill,Gandhi, Dickens??? Would even Shakespeare nowadays be the victims of a scathing blog?
     
  2. Ant E

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    Why don’t you think more before you post? Give examples. Had social media killed who? How?

    Who has been “scathing” about Shakespeare?

    What are you on about you stupid man?
     
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  3. Bluey

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    Exactly. Or Dickens for that matter.

    I don't think this is a thread with a lot of debating potential.
     
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    My point is social media aims it's often skewered and misguided tentacles into all sectors of society, either rightly or wrongly. So people we once considered heroes, probably wouldn't be do today. Do you think this is fair or not, and are we in an age where social media has too much influence?
     
  5. Ant E

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    But they are still considered heroes by many? And a lot of people use social media. So what’s your point (assuming there is one amongst the diarrhoea ramblings contained in this drivel of a post)!
     
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    My point is people are analysed to the nth degree nowadays, especially via social media. Thus there mistakes in the past may have being overlooked, but thanks to social media today they stand much more scrutiny. So is social media a good or bad thing for its beady eye?
     
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    Please give an example of someone contemporary whose influence and legacy should be on par with Churchill, Ghandi, Shakespeare or Dickens but isn’t because of social media. And if you can’t, then the answer is no.
     
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    This topic smells
     
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    Meanwhile, some people quote Enoch Powell as if he was some kind of hero...
     
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    Why do you think social media "killed" these heroes? The internet is full of quotes of people considered as heroes. And maybe there are some people considered as heroes in the history, which are now unsuitable for some users or just forgotten.

    Society needs heroes or better idols. Some are forgotten, but new ones are "made".

    And I think the ones you listed are still considered as heroes.
     
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  11. Ant E

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    Oh just ignore Neil as usual he’s talking out his daily star reading backside
     
  12. neilold

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    I've never read the daily Star in my life
     
  13. Ant E

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    Apologies I meant daily sport
     
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  14. Nikki the Great

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    I wouldn't have thought it would be too much of a challenge, even for the illiterate.
     
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  15. neilold

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    that's not being in circulation for years, though I thoroughly approved of its semi-pornographic content when it was
     
  16. Nikki the Great

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    Neil's inability to use the quote function only became more confusing after he joined incel....
     
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  17. Ant E

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    Currently looking at @neilold ‘s new avatar and wondering what “re must be some v this victimizes mi” means ???

    Anyone?
     
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  18. Asclepius

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    It means that @neilold doesn't know the difference between a square and a rectangle.
     
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  19. neilold

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    Changed it, just for you ant
     
  20. Ant E

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    Worse than the one that didn’t Make any sense
     
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