I am going to be blasted for saying this. I may even be picked by all the evil ppl out there and dragged to some deep dark dungeon for saying this. But, here it is: What is wrong with admiring Hitler?
Consider this; I am sure the reader will agree that Germans, like all people, are an intelligent and sensible lot who are capable of thinking for themselves. Germany in early 1900s was also a developed and technologically advanced nation and Germans were known for their industriousness and for their engineering skills.
Germany’s population in 1930 was 65.1 million. Hitler came to office in 1933 and WWII was started in 1939. From 1933 to 1939, Hitler amassed an army, built up his navy, trained his soldiers, got strategy etc. Meaning that the war machine was already churning.
Now consider before Hitler came to power. Hitler came to proper prominence in 1930. Before that, he was noticed as he was rising up the ranks of the German Worker’s Party. He quit it to form the National Socialist Party. More about this rise here.
Now as mentioned earlier, Hitler won the won the elections in 1932 and took office in 1933. So, for all practical purposes, he had 2 years to actually persuade a nation of 65.1 million people that his ideas and his way of thinking were for their good. He managed to “brainwash”, for lack of a better word, a developed nation that they should inculcate a system of Aryan supremacy.
Who has ever managed to achieve that before and since?
PS: An interesting article on Hitler’s rise to power:
The above article has some interesting points worth noting and elaborating on:
Why would Hitler and his associates turn a blind eye to an impending terrorist attack on their national congressional building or actually assist with such a horrific deed? Because they knew what government officials have known throughout history â€” that during extreme national emergencies, people are most scared and thus much more willing to surrender their liberties in return for â€œsecurity.â€ And thatâ€™s exactly what happened during the Reichstag terrorist crisis.
Any similarities with whatâ€™s going on in US today since 911?
Supreme Court to a new Peopleâ€™s Court, which, as Shirer points out,
Soon became the most dreaded tribunal in the land. It consisted of two professional judges and five others chosen from among party officials, the S.S. and the armed forces, thus giving the latter a majority vote. There was no appeal from its decisions or sentences and usually its sessions were held in camera. Occasionally, however, for propaganda purposes when relatively light sentences were to be given, the foreign correspondents were invited to attend.
Another similarity to the Military Tribunal becoming increasingly popular in US today?