I’m going to use the Mafia as an example in this post but you could use a lot of organizations like the KKK etc. History would have us believe that in years past there were a lot of villains running around causing general chaos and profiting from it. Offhand I could probably tell you the names of 4 Chicago gangsters alone who have since been arrested or killed.
My question is, where are the villians (non-political BTW) these days? I couldn’t name 1 mobster in any city thats not currently in jail or has gone into hiding. Is this because evil Doer’s are getting smarter? Or maybe its because Al Capone only became a household name after he was caught and his dirty deeds exposed.
I was just wondering what happened to the good old Don’s who were in up to their elbows in crime and everyone knew that they were guilty as sin, but are left alone because there isn’t any direct proof against them. Where are the stereotypical villains these days?
My guess is that there never were any, making a villian or a hero out of someone doesn’t come until after their career is over.