Page of Shame
This page is reserved for the worst humans we have produced in
the past century or so. I could expand this parameter, but already
I could list hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations.
I will limit my scope to lesser known villians. Sure, we could cover
Hitler and Mussolini, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, but the
web is already filled with enough news about them. No, my sight
is set on more subtle men and women who have subverted and manipulated,
who preferred philosophy and sophistry to swords and guns. You could
argue these are guys I just flat out dislike, and you would be part
right. However, I base my decision to include people on this page
based on their "contribution" to the world at large.
Take note that this page does not discount the potentially positive
influence these people might have, it just focuses on the negative
Right now, there is only a little information here, with some appropriate
links. I will be adding more information about these people. Have
any suggestions? Send me an email, let me know who belongs on the
wall of shame.
Last updated 6/18/06
As an interesting comparison, check out this list of Ten
Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries, which does
a lot of what I'm trying to say here (and more), but does it successfully,
whereas I haven't even completed my page. Another site that has
a great Hall of Shame is the New
Media Journal, which includes quotes from people who say dumb
Alfred Kinsey - Another father, this one of the
sexual revolution. Despite my religious beliefs, a sexual revolution
was not the terribly wrong thing some think. My problem with Kinsey
is based on how he gained his information, his agenda and his peculiar
legacy. Yes, the same guy who just had a movie come out about him,
which was supposed to be well researched.. I have no idea and have
no plan to see the movie. Here are several links, many negative,
some positive or at least neutral, about Alfred Kinsey.
Sigmund Freud - Sure, he's the father of psychology,
but he used no scientific method, only studied sick people, never
healthy men and women (you know, for comparison), and didn't study
children at all (with the possible exception of his daughters, but
that is a small sample population). But there is more this man has
Edward L. Bernays - You may know him as the father
of public relations. You may have never heard of him. Bernays was
the man who brought cigarette smoking to the liberated woman and
convinced the public for decades that smoking was actually healthy
for you. He did so much more, though.
Links to books
William Clinton - Someone who has done more to
damage the office of President
Jean Paul Sartre - A talented author and philosopher,
Sartre expounded on the virtues of self-reliance and responsibility.
He is also a humanist. Yet his atheism is legendary.
Hugh Hefner - He has created an empire based around
nudity. He has made nudity acceptable. And it gets worse from there.
Charles Darwin - The father of evolution. This
man actually used science, was an actual scientist. His scientific
contributions are numerous, his social contributions were damaging.
As of right now, I don't feel Darwin was necessarily a terrible
P. T. Barnum