This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl. This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl. Yeah. It’s freaking scary. It really is. Do you know why? It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.
NO I’M PRETTY SURE THE SADDEST PART WAS THE GENOCIDE
What the fuck am I reading? That’s all you need to wave off someone’s atrocities nowadays? Pic of them holding the hand of a little girl?
You don’t write off genocide. All these Hitler lovers are tiring as hell pulling stunts like this. Like how do you first sympathize with a killer before you even acknowledge the killed. All this psychopathic killer glorification and victimisation is so fucking corny.
I don’t think that’s the point being made. Of course the Holocaust was an atrocity. Of course genocide is bad. But this picture is doing something different. It’s focusing on the man. Hitler was a man. A man capable of committing the unspeakable. It’s a comment on the human condition and the thin line between good and evil. Hitler might have had a capacity to love but was also able to promote such evil in the world. So yes, the genocide is certainly the saddest part on the larger scale. But on the smaller, more personal scale, it’s upsetting to try and understand how a human being had the ability to embody both love and pure hatred. We all posses the capacity for both. Hitler just represents an extreme case.
Here’s my concern: who gives a flying fuck about the smaller, more personal scale though? Like what’s the point of trying to take Hitler out of the context of genocide? What are you doing? Just stop. You can’t just focus on his humanity without dealing with his history and deeds.
Hitler was another racist asshat like any other, aint nothing special about him worth being defended and presented in this way and if you are you better also talk about his shittiness. You want to understand psychos like him? study some racism, it’s what made him. You have better chances of an insightful look at him by understanding and bringing up racism than you would by trying to understand how much of a human he was capable of being. Fuck out of here with all of this nonsense.
Every human can be worth something to other humans. Instead of killing and imprisoning criminals and atrocity commiters, we could at least use them as free labor. Governments around the world pay millions of dollars to keep imprisoned people alive. All they are is a tax burden and the prison system doesn’t even actually reform criminals. Most who go to jail just learn how to be a better criminal.