Added on: 10th Aug 2016
Although in super cool hipster circles his image stands for
anti-materialism and being “against the man”…there are
good reasons that this doesn’t sit well with many people
who lived in his world.
V for Vendetta basically made him a hero, but that isn’t quite
the way he is seen in some parts of the world (England).
Mainly because of the whole “I want to blow up a
building full of people” thing.
Although some women today laud her as a great female
leader, others focus on the fact that Margaret had a very
legitimate fear…that she may be prosecuted for
Often seen as a great liberator, many of his views on things
like eugenics differed very little from his German counterparts.
Furthermore, nearly starving the continent of India really
cemented his position as an anti-hero.
So we’re going to try interjecting some light hearted fiction
into this mess of moral greyness. But seriously, he cut off
Hook’s hand for no reason and basically kidnapped a
bunch of kids. What was heroic?
He was a brilliant and charismatic commander that did many
things purely out of self-interest. He basically ignored the
Senate and Roman law and had no problems assuming power
via force. And then he was stabbed to death. Suffice it to
say he generated his fair share of controversy.
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In North Korea he is the saviour of the people. Outside
North Korea, he is basically a meme.
Basically the Che Guevaras of the ocean, they are/were
idolized by some and hated by others. That sentiment
hasn’t changed, even today.
He became famous for his effect on American foreign policy
as a diplomat and advisor in Washington. Unfortunately, his
Realpolitik (basically political realism aka “being an a-hole
if necessary”) was definitely divisive. Some have even
called for him to be tried for crimes against humanity.