Friday, June 24, 2011
Setting the Record Straight in Defense of Villains
Hitler. Stalin. Ivan the Terrible. We all love these guys. Which is to say, we hate them and everything they stand for, but we're secretly glad they existed. Otherwise we'd have to learn about the cultural and political tensions behind world history, as opposed to boiling it down to "there was a bad guy who made crap happen because he was evil."
Villains have consistently worked for the betterment ("enslavement") of humanity - and our thanks? The devious rewriting of our history by the "so-called good". Yet Villains persevere and endeavor tirelessly, relentlessly towards a goal of a world of perfect darkness.
A world of Evil.