Maybe Scott meant to ask who your favorite executed/assassinated person from history is.
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It depends if by favorite, one means most entertaining vs most admired.
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Probably Eve.Scott wrote: ↑February 16th, 2021, 4:17 pm Who is your favorite criminal from history? Why?
Do you also think that person was the most heroic criminal from history? If not, who do you think was the most heroic criminal from history?
If you were put in the same or very similar circumstances as these criminals, would you hope to make the same choices as some or all of these criminals? Why or why not? What role does bravery play in your answer, meaning in your hypothetical choice about whether or not to follow in the criminal footsteps of these criminals? In other words, if you were hypothetically a much more courageous person how would that change your answer if at all?
Hell no, I'd just stay in paradise and do as I was told.
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Since the above quoted post, the following additional nominations have been made for favorite criminal:Scott wrote: ↑February 18th, 2021, 6:39 pm To summarize the additional suggestions to add to our list of possible favorite criminals, I noted these nominations:
DB Cooper, nominated by @HJCarden
Spartacus, nominated by @Sculptor1
Johannes Kepler and his mum, nominated by @Steve3007
Georges-Jacques Danton, nominated by @LuckyR
If I missed any other nominations, let me know!
I also asked a similar question on Twitter and recieved the following additional suggestions of criminals via Twitter:
- Jesse James
- Dr OYENUSI
- Bridget Bishop
Finally, while I didn't include him in the original poll, I think Henry David Thoreau deserves a mention, especially considering he is literally the author of Civil Disobedience.
Fellowmater wrote: ↑August 23rd, 2021, 7:23 am Not heroic but I think he's cool. Pablo Escobar raided the supreme court with tanks and destroyed evidence against him he got the country to let him build his own prison because they feared him, no one even comes close to don Pablo. Please don't judge me.
Any other names that would be good to add to the list?
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I voted for John Brown in the poll. Cloudsplitter (Russell Banks) is a great novelization of his life and it left me in a dark funk for weeks after reading it.
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