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?
You know what’s even worse?
The man loved puppies. He had a German Shepherd named Blondie, who had puppies, and there are, like, multiple accounts of him snuggling and playing with them.
Doesn’t that just make you feel weird inside?
You know whats even weirder? Hitler wasn’t evil. He legitimately thought he was doing the right thing.
I’ve always found interesting this man and his story.
my fucking face when edgy teen hitler sympathizers
If you kill millions, I repeat, millions of human beings but you think you are doing the right thing, you are not evil at all.
If you pile mountain after mountain of corpses of tortured, famished women, men and children, people will feel weird inside about you because you liked your dogs, after all.
So conflicted, even if under your command people were subject of a series of tortures and horrors that would take me half a day to list and would make Satan cringe, because golly, look at you flirting.
Actually, interesting shit about Hitler - even if you did look at him in the “Doing what he thought was right, everything is relative” point of view, he’s still fucking evil.
There is a concept called “Beyond Good and Evil”. I could explain the exact terms of this theory but that would take hours so not going there, but I will give you an example of this theory; if a woman hears her baby crying and sees a man about to kidnap or kill the baby, and she shoots him, is that good or evil? It’s neither, because she was both acting the moment, defending her child, and was motivated by love rather than malicious intent. It’s not good, because she killed someone, but its not bad because it was not done with the calculated intention to kill; it’s a situation beyond good and evil.
So, let us assume that what makes some evil is malicious intent and forethought - this is how murder is defined from manslaughter so its a pretty safe way to judge things - and look at the Nazi party and how they went about the Holocaust (which Hitler was a part of, stop trying to defend such a vicious man).
Efforts against Jews and Gypsies in Germany happened years before WWII. They were subtle about creating a kind of racism, and when they did - using propaganda mostly related to the German economy - they built on this with a shit ton of lies and some not so subtle references to Jews and Gypsies as various kinds of vermin. Jews were moved into separate sectors of cities. They were made to wear gold stars. Eventually, EVENTUALLY, they were being packed into trains and sent to do labour, and later sent to die, in a move that was called the Final Solution.
But before that, before the killing and the torture, was something radically worse; it was the Nazi party slowly, methodically and intentionally creating a culture of hate and making it seem normal. They built up the Holocaust in such a way that violence, thievery, torture and murder were almost banal, because it was directed at Jews and Gypsies and gays, and that’s just what happened to those people. And they knew exactly what they were doing. It was so carefully calculated, it should make everyone sick thinking about it. It was the racism we still have today, but it got to the level where putting them behind fences and burning them alive was acceptable. More than the death count and the torture and the death, that is what is terrifying; that it was made to seem normal, even good.
And it happened because of this man. So don’t fucking defend him. He was aware of what was happening, and he helped it blossom into something truly terrible, perhaps the most terrible thing that has ever happened in human history. Him flirting with someone doesn’t change that.
Long post is long, but nobody is ever allowed to defend what Hitler did. Too many (innocent) people lost their lives so that he could flirt with Eva Braun.