Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eli Whitney - Equalizer, Man of Mystery

A very mysterious Eli Whitney exists out there; one who's only public information is that he is in the business of equalizing. The first question that obviously comes to mind is "what kind of equalizer is this modern Eli Whitney?" There are many historical examples which may give us insight into this question. He are three radically different equalizers that may or may not be similar to the Eli Whitney who's Zoominfo profile is private.

  1. One of the first equalizers to come to mind was Robin Hood, who along with his band of thieves equalized by stealing from the rich and redistributing wealth to the poor and downtrodden: Although Robin Hood, may be more legend than historical figure, he did give us a good model of the type of hero modern Eli Whitney might have been.
  2.  Another, more infamous equalizer was Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, and was arguably the driving force behind the rise of the Soviet Union. Lenin also loved to party as was evidenced by his constant decrees that Soviets must "support the party." Here is a song that Lenin would probably rave out to if he was alive today.  
  3.  A third, revered equalizer was Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela spent 26 years in prison, standing up for his beliefs and was the most powerful symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. Mandela, upon release, became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, ushering in a new era of equality.

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