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19 Jun 2018 5:15 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Famous Villains who were actually inocent." to "Famous Villains who were actually innocent"

20 Jun 2018 12:10 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Removed from Utter Drivel board
  • Crossposted to Historical Wargaming board

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

"Once you get labeled a villain, the world starts to see you in pitchfork vision. Your head sprouts invisible horns, your feet hide invisible hooves, and it behooves everyone to hate you. Over time, the misdeeds people think you did become the only deeds you've ever done, and if society doesn't efface you from memory, it remembers you as a face of evil. But from time to time, that face is completely made up, mascara masquerading as massacre. And what at first blush seemed like justified disdain makes history blush with shame. Monsters exist indeed and in misdeed, but it's also important to remember that sometimes the innocent get monstrously vilified…."
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emckinney19 Jun 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

One of my father's co-workers, a deeply devout born-again Christian, was falsely accused during the "Satanic Panic."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 11:35 a.m. PST



goragrad19 Jun 2018 11:52 a.m. PST

Interesting, although several have actually gotten their histories reappraised in recent years.

A bit of bias on the part of the listmakers' writer shows through. Some broad brush statements that are incorrect on his part.

Rather ironic.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

Doctor Evil? Not as evil as we thought.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 12:03 p.m. PST



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