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To: Nifster; KoRn
your history is flawed... even with quotation marks.

In 1933 Albert Einstein was on a tour of the United States. Shortly before his scheduled return he visited his friend, the German consul in New York. His friend warned him that if he returned to Germany, they would drag him through the streets by his hair. He received word from friends in Germany that the Nazis had looted and vandalized his beloved home in a Berlin suburb.

Albert Speer's father was a successful architect. Several years before the War, he visited his son in Berlin and was shown the plans for Welthauptstadt Germania (Hitler's name for the new and improved Berlin). The elder Speer became agitated and told his son, "You people are crazy."

Later, on being introduced to Hitler, the old man became physically ill and had to excuse himself.

You obviously cannot have any more than the most superficial knowledge of Nazi regime to think that Hitler "did good things". Nazi economic policy was, at best, the New Deal, but more coersive and counter productive. And they knew how to deal with political enemies.

German politics was raucous and unseemly prior to Hitler's rise to power. He "restored order" by killing and intimidating his critics. When the head of the German supreme court ruled Hitler's edicts unlawful, the Gestapo arrested him, which sent a message to all the other judges. Academics had to take a pledge of loyalty to the Nazis, and Jews were forbidden to teach Germans.

Excuse me, if I fail to see the good he did before the War. The only people he pleased were antisemites and rent seekers, who benefitted from property stolen from the Jews.

33 posted on 04/08/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
The only people he pleased were antisemites and rent seekers, who benefitted from property stolen from the Jews.

That's no way to talk about Obama's good buddy Soros.

37 posted on 04/08/2012 10:16:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; SJackson

To say Hitler did nothing but evil is to misunderstand the nature of evil. Evil is a parasite. Evil cannot exist on its own, but rather it is a cancer that feeds off and destroys the good. Thus where good can exist without evil, evil can never exist without good to feed off and corrupt.

Hitler rose to power because he addressed some basic needs of a large number of Germans. Some of what he did had to be good, in order to gain sufficient trust and support among the German populace to exercise power. Only then could he unleash the great evils that drove the Nazi ideology.

To believe that Hitler was always a monster, and never anything but, is to commit the error that gave rise to him in the first place.


52 posted on 04/08/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Christ is risen!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

AndI knew you and I agreed. Hitler and his crew were the evil that was...I know what the current evil is.


70 posted on 04/09/2012 4:55:28 PM PDT by Nifster
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