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Open Forum: Your Moment In History

Updated on April 13, 2016
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Mybillypilgrim was a chef for 15 years, has a degree in graphic arts, worked as a fishmonger, and is, in general as progressive as they get.

Choose Your Time Machine Moment

Imagine that you could witness a moment in history, any moment in history... which one would you pick? You only get to pick one and you can only observe, not participate. Would it be the birth of Christ? Or maybe the death of Christ, just as monumental but a tad more interesting. You could go seriously dramatic and choose witnessing the meteor that killed off the dinosaurs, or pick something more subtle, like the first plant that reached up to the sun.

Imagine all of the things that make up our world history and all of the moments that changed it, for better or worse. Would it be ancient, like the building of the pyramids, or modern, like the invasion of Normandy on D-Day? Would you pick a person to witness, like Julius Caesar, or Napoleon, or Picasso? Would you like to see what really happened in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963? Or maybe Independence Hall on July 4, 1776?

My Personal short list includes all of these and many more. There are so many incredible choices that picking one is very difficult, but while the dinosaur/meteor would be pretty cool, I would have to pick the Gettysburg Address. To see Abraham Lincoln, arguably our greatest President, give the best public speech in American history, without a microphone and to a sparse crowd, shattered by war, would be an unbelievable experience. We don't make people like that anymore.

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Your moment in history

if you could pick one moment in history to witness, which would it be? The only catch is that can only pick one, and you cannot participate, only watch

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Your Turn

So, you have heard my choice, which could change at any minute. Let me know what you would pick and your reason for doing so. I invite any and all to participate, as there is no wrong answer. I'm looking forward to a good debate.

Update April, 2016

I really think that this a positive and scholarly thing that we as a country need right now, to bring out some thoughts beyond modern politics and bring us together in the contemplation of who we are and how we got here. Please respond and spark the discussion. Thank You.


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