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13-03-2014, 02:05 PM
RE: Thoughts on Hitler?
(13-03-2014 02:00 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(13-03-2014 01:54 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  He was a decent artist and he gave us Volkswagen. Other than that, I can't think of any redeeming qualities.

Well he did commision Der Strasse von Adolph Hitler better known today as The Autobahn.

When I visit Germany, I'll thank him. For now, I can only enjoy the fantastic German engineering that is my car.

Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense. You're just not keeping up.

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13-03-2014, 10:22 PM
RE: Thoughts on Hitler?
Hitler's problem was that he was extremely self loathing. Most psychopaths are. Thus, he probably still felt small despite his "empire."

Nothing redeeming about him in my eyes. :/

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13-03-2014, 10:29 PM
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14-03-2014, 08:02 AM
RE: Thoughts on Hitler?
Well, he did pull Germany out of the dire depression it was in and make it into a world superpower.

He was a natural born leader, good public speaker, driven, determined.

He hired Hugo Boss to make their uniforms.

He showed up the arrogant French.

He publicly funded science and rocketry and encouraged Germany's citizens to participate in these endeavors.

He perservered through many personal trials and tribulations in his early life.

He was a military veteran who was wounded for his country.

It's an interesting question: Given what a horrible, murderous tyrant he was, was there anything redeemable about Hitler's life?

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14-03-2014, 08:11 AM
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I wonder if he genuinely believed all the rubbish he spewed about everything being the Jews' fault etc? Something I've also wondered about Bob Mugabe...

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14-03-2014, 08:23 AM
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(14-03-2014 08:11 AM)morondog Wrote:  I wonder if he genuinely believed all the rubbish he spewed about everything being the Jews' fault etc? Something I've also wondered about Bob Mugabe...

I think it's a pretty safe conclusion that the top Nazis really were True Believers.

So many of their actions were unproductively and pointlessly ideological - wasting resources in a total war isn't someone one does merely to keep up appearances.

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14-03-2014, 08:33 AM
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(14-03-2014 08:23 AM)cjlr Wrote:  someone one does merely to keep up appearances.

er... How total war can save your marriage?

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14-03-2014, 09:30 AM
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Hitler was a minimally decent artist, and at 18 he failed to get into the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts--his only dream at the time. He never really forgave them. His art did not reach beyond the classical, and at that period in time the modern artists were the cream of the academy.

When Hitler became a power in Germany, he pointedly attacked modernist art and artists, destroying many modern artworks and holding them up for public ridicule.

His failure in the world of art contributed, no one knows how much, to his twisted nature.

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14-03-2014, 09:36 AM
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(13-03-2014 01:54 PM)itsnotmeitsyou Wrote:  He was a decent artist and he gave us Volkswagen. Other than that, I can't think of any redeeming qualities.

It's a shame the Academy of Fines Arts in Vienna didn't rate his art. He failed the entrance exam on two occasions. Things might have been different if he passed.

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14-03-2014, 09:38 AM
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(14-03-2014 09:30 AM)Dee Wrote:  Hitler was a minimally decent artist, and at 18 he failed to get into the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts--his only dream at the time. He never really forgave them. His art did not reach beyond the classical, and at that period in time the modern artists were the cream of the academy.

When Hitler became a power in Germany, he pointedly attacked modernist art and artists, destroying many modern artworks and holding them up for public ridicule.

His failure in the world of art contributed, no one knows how much, to his twisted nature.
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