These 5 People Were Right, but Nobody Believed Them

People who knew what they were talking about, but who were ignored, via Listverse
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2018 11:51 AM CDT
Updated Oct 20, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
These 5 People Were Right, but Nobody Believed Them
In this Aug. 21, 1950, file photo, novelist Ernest Hemingway appears at his country home in San Francisco de Paula near Havana, Cuba.   (AP Photo, File)

Ever had that frustrated feeling that you're 100% correct about something but no one is listening to you? The folks mentioned by Listverse in a vindication ranking of sorts would have commiserated. These were people "silenced by other parties that either didn't believe them or had their own personal interests." And not having their assertions taken seriously wasn't the end of it: Some suffered in their careers, while others faced physical violence. Here, five whose notions should've been lightbulb notions but were quashed instead:

  • Greg LeMond (the bicyclist who said Lance Armstrong was a cheater and became a pariah in the sport)
  • Harry Markopolos (the portfolio manager who saw that Bernie Madoff's numbers didn't add up)
  • Ernest Hemingway, who insisted he was being trailed by the FBI (he was)
  • Sinead O'Connor (for a much-talked-about SNL appearance in which she blew the whistle on rampant sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church)
  • John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, who tried to alert the world decades ago about alleged sexual predator Jimmy Savile)
See the full list here. (So maybe we should listen to Stephen Hawking on this one?)

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