This is called History, and we are all victims of the misinformed creatures who scrawl it in the books. Every individual person, culture, race - they will villainize you, they will create fiction and tack it to you simply because they can, but I'll be damned if the bastards won't remember you. Every time someone curses your name, they do nothing but immortalize you. Despite all the slander and misdirected outrage, they've handed you a wellspring of power on a silver platter.
To anyone who has had their name unjustly dragged through the dirt: You're not helpless. Be patient. Lies have a way of falling apart and crushing their creators.
And anyway, reading about dickwads getting pwned by their own malevolence is WAY more captivating than watching an angry mob crucify a guy. <-----If you're thinking that was a reference, yeah; that was a reference.