Shakers and Movers

Happy Birthday Soren Kierkegaard Marx, Colbert and Freud by Fung Lin Hall Stephen Colbert! (May 13, 1964)

Stephen is a Taurus Dragon


Wood has a modifying influence and brings creativity to this sign. Questioning and liberal, Wood Dragons enjoy talking about original ideas and are open to other points of view. They are innovative, imaginative practical and appreciate art in each of its forms. Generally less pretentious than other Dragons, Wood Dragons have an ability to get along with other people. They have the essentials to build a prosperous and happy life for themselves. Still, Wood Dragons are outspoken and at times a bit pushy to quell everyone, even in the most friendly quarrel.

And here he is surrounded by great thinkers. Let us remind ourselves to think and help our children to open their mind and learn to think for themselves.

Taurus Thinkers
Group A
Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Wittgenstein, Godel, Herbert Spencer, Poincare, Machiavelli, Kant, Thomas Huxley, Kierkegaard, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, David Hume, Ortega Y Gasset, Karl Barth, Bertrand Russell, Rudolph Carnap, Fichte, John Stuart Mill – and if you include the creative minds – Shakespeare and Orson Wells.

Group B Scary Leaders and a figure head –
Adolph Hitler, Lenin, Hirohito, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Eva Peron

Group C
Malcolm X, Marcus Aurelius, Oliver Cromwell, Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine the Great, Josef Tito, Ho Chi Minh, Golda Meir


What is a poet? An unhappy man who conceals profound anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so fashioned that when sighs and groans pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

— a critic resembles a poet as one pea another, the only difference being that he has no anguish in his heart and no music on his lips. Soren Kierkegaard