Hitler flirting with Eva Braun.
I don’t know how this makes me feel
It makes me feel very uncomfortable
You know what’s so uncomfortable about this? It shows that perhaps one of the most evil men in history, was a human being. That, on occasion, he could be nice, even flirty. That’s not all. You want to see evil people as evil, screaming horrible stuff over a desk with 20 microphones with 20, 000 people saluting them. The evil is clear and recognizable then. This shows a completely different image, it scares you because that means that evil isn’t a stereotype, that evil is not recognizable, that evil could be anyone. It scares you because this shows that could be lurking inside anyone and you’ll never ever know. Maybe in you?
i reblogged this literally like 2 minutes ago, but i want this version because of that comment ^
That comment is one of my favorite post commentaries, because it’s completely right. People aren’t inherently evil. Like good, it’s a role they grow and live into. We have just as much potential to destroy as this man exhibited. And it’s a very eye opening experience to realize that.
does anyone even remember that one time hitler attended that luncheon between world leaders, some guests of which even included china’s socialist leader as well as Stalin. And then when they were ordering, everyone was gladly ordering impressive dishes one after the other, but Hitler placed an order for barley tea and a pheasant (considered a peasant’s meal by standard). When he was questioned as to why he would order something like this in something as grand as a world leader’s congress, he replied,
“I don’t smoke when my people cannot smoke, and I cannot eat when my people are going hungry.”
He wasn’t evil for its own sake, let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, but for a moment, he did actually believe he was doing something for the good of his countrymen.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE
No, he’s right. Hitler, though extremely wrong in his views, did everything for what he thought would better the lives of his people. It was wrong. It was disgustingly, horribly wrong. But he did not do it because it was evil and he was evil. He did it because he believed it would help Germany and those who needed a better life. Those who don’t understand or even try to understand the human brain will always label men like him as ‘evil’ because it is easier to accept. But he wasn’t ‘evil.’ He felt love and loyalty and responsibilities. He simply took these aspects and morphed them into a twisted, violent thing.
Tumblr is probably the only place we could have this conversation and not be lynched.
“Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”
This post speaks to an ultimate truth. Everyone believes that they’re right in what they do, and that they’re doing good. If someone knew that what they were doing was wrong, they wouldn’t do it.
No one on this post is defending him, what he did was beyond unspeakable, but we realize that he thought he was doing the right thing, however perverted and horrible it was.
Hitler was actually a very social person. He was a people’s person, that was why he was able to gain so many followers. He was able to persuade others with a few simple words. Hitler was not the beginning of Jews being persecuted, they had been persecuted for centuries before that. Hitler persecuted the Jews because of history. In Queen Isabel’s reign of Spain, the Jews were persecuted because they were accused of causing all kinds of diseases and they were money loaners. The Jews had been hated because they loaned money with a high interest rate. Back when the Church was the law maker for Europe and their Monarchs, Catholics were prohibited from loaning out money with an interest rate, the Jews took advantage of that and became money lenders, that is why we now have the saying, “I’ve been Jewed.” Hitler believed that the Jews were “evil” because they were the doctors and the lawyers and the money lenders. Germans were bottom of the food chain after WWI, but the Jews were doing well, they had successful businesses. Hitler wasn’t evil per se, he wanted his nation to be at its best. And he believed killing all the Jews would bring Germany back to its glorious old self. Where other nations would hire their soldiers to help defend their countries. Hitler himself was a very cunning man. He used his talents to get what he wanted and to get the German population to agree with him that all Jews were evil. What Hitler did was evil, but everyone has a different view of evil. In Germany, they are so ashamed that they don’t teach the Holocaust on school.
Well, that was your mini history lesson for today. And the only reason I know all this is because my school just did the Survivor and it’s all about the Holocaust and we had to do research. And my sister is a History Major and she’s going to teach History.