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Not all villains are always villains and not all heroes are always heroes. The great conundrum of humanity and therefore of history is this: people and events are passing complex and that what we think is going on may not be going on at all, and who we think a friend or enemy may be one, neither, or both.
Walt Whitman wrote in Leaves of Grass,
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
-Song of Myself, 51