By Richard K. Noots
No one is perfect. However, even in history some of our greatest heroes were in some way guilty of villainous actions throughout their lifetime. The question is, where do we draw the line with veneration? If one contributes enough in their life, does it excuse their negative actions borne from ignorance? Here are some examples for you to ponder.
The Tiger Woods of Politics. Not to mention his documentary, Pumping Iron, showcased his early years as a bit of jerk.
Chess master extraordinaire, he also was outspoken against the Jewish community.
Like this guy.
Credited for discovering the double helix shape of DNA, he also believed black peopled were of inferior blood. Whatever that means.
Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game writer really hates the gay community. Something about marriage.
Inventor of the Cathode Ray, he inadvertently helped create MTV. Also he loved Eugenics and was a Nazi.
Master of physics, inventor of the Transistor and … Eugenics lover. Of course.
Racist cartoons and anti-Japanese propaganda. But in a kick ass, Green Eggs and Ham sort of way!
So, how do you feel about these men?