Showing posts with label Western Ignorance. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2010 TIME 100: A Compilation of Western Ignorance of the rest of the World

A Commercial cover of 2010 TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World with Didier Drogba, Lady Gaga and Bill Clinton.

2010 TIME 100: A Compilation of Western Ignorance of the rest of the World

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

The TIME's honor list of the 100 most influential VIPs in the world should be debated and disputed, because time and time again, the list is an American or Western view of the most important movers and shakers from their own criteria without much consideration for the rest of the world. They always want to think for us. They always want to use their own yardstick to measure us and they think their own conventional wisdom is the Golden Rule. But they are wrong.

Majority of those on this list have little or no relevance to most of the populations in the developing countries and so do not affect our world.

Who is Sonia Sotomayor to millions of Nigerians?

Who cares about Glenn Beck in Africa? Who is he leading in the world.

TIME name dropping of their own American celebrities and icons means nothing to the majority of the people in Africa, the Amazon Jungles, Asia and the Middle East who are cut off from the rest of the world of TIME and company who employ ignorant reviewers in their newsrooms to compile a list that is useless to them.

We know our leaders and our heroes from what they have done and are still doing for us in our little villages in Africa, on the streets of Mushin the ghetto in Lagos to the streets of Soweto in South Africa.

We know our heroes and you can find them in the all time classic Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan.

Our leaders and heroes may not make the glossy covers of Western neo-colonial magazines and newspapers, but they are making our faces to glow in the moonlight in KwaMashu in Durban and golden in the sunlight in Badiya Ijora in Lagos; and their names are written in gold in the pages of our hearts and we shall cherish the precious moments we have shared in the memories of own Time.

Full List of the people who most affect our world according to TIME, but not according to the rest of the world.

Only Steve "the Alpha Genius" Jobs of Apple gets my two thumbs up for making the honor list of the 2010 TIME 100. I do not know what the rogue Republican poster girl Sarah Palin is doing on the cover.


Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
J.T. Wang
Admiral Mike Mullen
Barack Obama
Ron Bloom
Yukio Hatoyama
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Nancy Pelosi
Sarah Palin
Salam Fayyad
Jon Kyl
Glenn Beck
Annise Parker
Tidjane Thiam
Jenny Beth Martin
Christine Lagarde
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
General Stanley McChrystal
Manmohan Singh
Bo Xilai
Mark Carney
Sister Carol Keehan
Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan
Robin Li
Scott Brown

Bill Clinton
Kim Yu-Na
Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Ben Stiller
Temple Grandin
P. Namperumalsamy
Nay Phone Latt
Chen Shu-chu
Phil Mickelson
Didier Drogba
Graça Machel
Reem Al Numery
Sachin Tendulkar
Tristan Lecomte
Liya Kebede
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Zahra Rahnavard
Jet Li
Serena Williams
Chief Master Sergeant Tony Travis
Karls Paul-Noel
Rahul Singh
Valentin Abe
Malalai Joya
Will Allen

Lady Gaga
Conan O'Brien
Kathryn Bigelow
Oprah Winfrey
Valery Gergiev
Robert Pattinson
Ashton Kutcher
Suzanne Collins
Taylor Swift
Neil Patrick Harris
Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof
Lea Michele
Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik
Simon Cowell
Neill Blomkamp
Elton John
Marc Jacobs
David Chang
Chetan Bhagat
Sandra Bullock
Ricky Gervais
Han Han
James Cameron

Zaha Hadid
Elizabeth Warren
Douglas Schwartzentruber and Larry Kwak
Michael Pollan
Atul Gawande
Jaron Lanier
Victor Pinchuk
Lee Kuan Yew
Deborah Gist
Kathleen Merrigan
Steve Jobs
Tim White
Lisa Jackson
Elon Musk
Edna Foa
Jaime Lerner
Paul Volcker
Amy Smith
Matt Berg
Amartya Sen
Michael Sherraden
Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy
Tim Westergren
David Boies and Theodore Olson
Sonia Sotomayor

The Influence Index

TIME 100 Alumnae
Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan
Condoleezza Rice
Barbara Walters
Wendy Kopp
Sherri Shepherd
Martha Stewart
Amy Smith
Suze Orman
Anna Netrebko
Alice Munro
Joy Behar
Nora Roberts
Suzanne Collins
Edna Foa
Lauren Zalaznick
Elizabeth Warren
Meg Whitman
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Stella McCartney
Sister Mary Scullion
Ann Coulter
Katie Couric
Nancy Pelosi
Whoopi Goldberg
Kiki Smith
Serena Williams
Alicia Keys
Elizabeth Gilbert
Deborah Gist
Arianna Huffington
Sarah Palin

Special Features:





Video: How They Made the List