Five important moments, one temporarily heeded, two tragedies realized and profoundness of their words now appreciated, two terrible fates not fully appreciated yet but looming ominously near.
Eisenhower's Prophetic warning During His Farewell Address.
Without doubt the most important unheeded warning in history. Eisenhower left office a conflicted and troubled man. His accolades speak for themselves, but he was uniquely positioned as a decorated victorious General and Two Term President to understand the inner workings of the Military-Industrial Complex monster he had a hand in shaping.
No other warning would have spared as much death and misery as this if it had only been properly received.
I Am Prepared To Die.
Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial Speech was one example where the message did ultimately prevail but only after untold hardship by some.