Roosevelt


In the ancient world, the only way a person could become famous through out
the world was to be some sort of king, master warlord, or a descendent of a
holy entity. Monarchies, that last lasted long enough, kept the memories of
their former leaders alive, conquered peoples never forgot the names of their
conquerors, and religions have a knack for constantly worshiping the same
divine prophets. Some remain of the ancient celebrities are still famous to
this day, many of them now shrouded in the mists of time and have become
slightly warped by literature and business. For example, the charitable St.
Nicholas, warped by language translations and commercialism, is now a large
gift giving elf by the name of Santa Claus. But in this day and age, where
anyone can record anything he or she wants to, will any of the present day
lords and prophets shine as brightly through the shroud of mythology and time
as the ones of old?

In 500 years - providing anyone is still alive to care - a few men and women
will stand out against the haze of time and represent the twentieth century.
If there is a group, among them will be at least man involved in World War II.
Roosevelt, Churchill, Tojo and Hitler -especially Hitler - are all candidates
for the group because of their involvements in the bloodiest wars of the
twentieth century. In this world,blood is a hard thing to forget about.
Which ones, and in what light they\'ll be remembered in depends entirely on the
biases of historians and the abilities of governments to cover up the
embarrassing moments blemishing the memories of their leaders. So if the
United States is still around and as powerful as now in five centuries - and
hopefully it will - F.D Roosevelt will most likely be one of the mist breakers
from the second world war because of the American people\'s great interest in
the presidents involved in wars and the governments talent for hiding less than
flattering information from the world.

Roosevelt\'s involvement in the great World War II allows him to fit
,comfortably, the U.S standard of fighting presidents. Entering the war on the
side of the Allies after a sneak attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt
became a kind of vengeful hero, fighting the good fight in the name of justice.
In so doing he ended an economic slump by gearing the nation up for war and won
over the support of the public and businesses who were very grateful for the
new jobs. Roosevelt had started the U.S on a direct path to becoming a world
power as well as saving Europe and the Jews from the fascist Nazis.

Even though he wasn\'t perfect (he was crippled ) his domestic strategies were
not too well thought out ( started the national debt that is now around five
trillion) and his foreign policies were not pure of heart (allowing the
Japanese to bomb Pearl Harbor even though he knew it would happen ahead of
time) his public relations committee did an excellent job in painting him the
savior of the world. The accepted and slightly warped view people have of him
today gives him the potential to be even more warped in the future. Perhaps by
the twenty fifth century the frail body of the powerful man might give way to
the talking brain in a glass jar that fought the nasty Fascists in spite of not
having a body. Never the less he will be known in the future and most likely