Originally Posted by Dog Unleashed:
Originally Posted by D2:
No Shit! Then if I follow this logic, we can say the history of history of history of history. Its all relative. Its history.
Out of the mouth of babes....they say....sometimes come what from it is akin to what is in their diapers.
History is firmly fixed in a chronological context. It is attached to a great man, event, people etc because they emerged as relevant. That relevancy can be termed a zone of effect.
A bum has no place in history and impart no effect on it unless an act on his part coincides with events in time that adheres into a prevailing context.
The bum is homo historia only so far as he "emerges" into the consciousness of that typifies events of what era. If for example, he burns himself to death, and that sets of a revolution he is a historical artifact. Otherwise he is just a bum that died and no one cares about and will past into nothingness as he has no history and is but is dust in the wind.