So I was thinking about The movie, “Miracle At Saint Anna”, and remembered the German deserter that they were trying to kill. So in this posting of people who have contributed to society I take my hat off to the German Deserters of World War 2. I say that because the madness that purveyed the country at the time was out of control. People killing people. Taking valuables, accusations, after accusations. Some of these soliders must have thought to themselves what in the hell is going on here. This isn’t what I signed up for. In the face of you traitor they had a fundamental understanding of human nature and what needed to be done. Now if someone signed up saw bullets and then said oh no this isn’t for me that different. But if he or she said and these people are being gassed and burned because of what? And made there exit strategy then I say Thank You to these men and women as they saved the lives of others. While taking a stand for the human race. You can read more about some of things these men have went thru by clicking on the link.
Emperor Showa of Japan. So I am covering Emperor Showa who is better or more commonly known as Hirohito because he took a stand when he needed too. During Hirohito’s reign not only did he have to stop coup, after coup, after coup, and assignation attempts he had to keep his country together. Were all of his decisions great decisions, well that’s up to debate(Depending on whether you benefited or not). Hirohito was widely followed and looked up to by the Japanese people…as one point he told his people to accept suicide rather than surrender and over 1,000 people just did as he said. Now if someone a preacher, or even the head of your state said kill yourself over surrender you might look at him or her sideways a few times before finding the nearest exit. In my opinion Hirohito made a major contribution to society in the fact that he said enough is enough……..after both atomic bombs were dropped and Russia had declared war on him…he said….okay, okay,…I Get it….we surrender…..but what if he fought to the last men…over, and over, and over, death, after death, after death, (on both sides). After the surrender Hirohito was able to rebuild the country and turn the Japanese empire into the second most powerful financial empire in the world. He made this decision all while people accused him of being wishy-washy and not dedicated to the cause. So Mr. Hirohito thanks for your contribution to society…Read more about the history of Hirohito…Click the link.
Boeing was started by William E. Boeing in July of 1916. William initially started off working in the timber industry and became wealthy. He later got into planes and built wooden airplanes. William test flew a Glenn Martin Flying Birdcage (with the inventor of the that plane “Gleen Martin”). William crashed the plane and Glenn told William it will take a long time to re-build. William knew he could rebuild the plane faster and did……Two key details that helped Boeing break away from the pack was he sent two planes to a Navy testing center to have them use his planes. They liked his planes so much they ordered more……This was at the start of World War I……..Then at the end of World War I…planes were cheap because of the military surplus of them……but William ventured into furniture making during these time while most other plane companies just quit……Thanks William for not giving up. Click the link. The History of Boeing.
BMW started off making cars, and plane engines, after World War 2, BMW had to make pots and pans, to get bye. How many people do you know that went from making engines for cars and planes to pots and pans and would continue to strive. Life is funny. Hereeeeeee you go….read about the History of BMW. Click the link.