As far as the "victims of his axe", I'll only say that as a much younger man, I lost more than one important job as a result of cutbacks and layoffs by upper management in order to improve the bottom line of a company - and it did cause pain and hardship for my family. I did not, however, whine and cry like a baby, and I did not waste one second of time by calling the head man every name imaginable and wishing him dead. Just picked myself up and used that energy to move forward and become extremely successful. There is always going to be pain when a correction is necessary (even if only in the mind of the leader), and corporate America is, unfortunately, not in the business of making all individuals happy and secure.
I can surely understand some people who actually work for the railroad to be angry with the way EHH handled things, but to the masses of lunatic railfans who came out of the woodwork spewing vehement vitriol, calling him "tank man" and other less favorable names were absolutely pathetic beyond measure. That these little obnoxious people were able to tear themselves away from their ATCS monitors and virtual railcams in their basements in order to post malicious nonsense was amazing in itself.
Like it or not, EHH didn't just die - he passed into legend. A Frisco carman who worked himself up to a state of incredible power. Methodology notwithstanding, I respect that in itself. To those who have little understanding of this man, I suggest you read his books, as I have. You may still find him to be a vile individual when you are finished, but you will begin to have at least a modicum of understanding as to what he was trying to accomplish. If you don't know some things, then you simply diminish yourself in villifying the man. As George Patton said - "know your enemy".
So yeah, there are people who care. More than you think...
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