This is getting off topic already... O.o
It doesn't matter if Hitler is evil or not because he's already history. I just posted this to see other people's opinions. There's just too many people who are taught that Hitler is "evil" or "bad". I really hate that word, bad. Anyways, since AF Confidential seems to be made up of people who think independently of their teachings, I decided to see what this population thinks.
I mean, I remember in Grade 4, when a kid drew a swastika. He was suspended for 2 weeks. That's just ridiculous. Sure, it's not something you should be drawing, but 2 weeks? The kid would have learned his lesson from detention, there was no need to mislead him to believe that people who do things that we think are bad, are just evil.
I noticed you said that Hitler deserved a painful death. That's from our perspective. Hitler was highly respected in Germany for quite a long time. His vision of a united Germany that had taken its land and power back was grand. The Jews were his scapegoat, but they were murdered only because Hitler's people supported him. I seriously doubt all the killing made Hitler feel good. He was a hero and a coward at the same time.
This reminds me of the arguments used during a debate about torture in my law class. One kid said that if we tortured, we'd be just as low as those we despise. I didn't get a chance to comment, as the class had moved on, but I do have an opinion.
Not torturing would just be trying to be high and mighty. Sometimes you need to get down in the dirt to choose the lesser evil. Not torturing at all just to preserve your conscience is cowardly. The "hero" would sacrifice anything of their own to accomplish what needs to be done.
My question for you guys is, was Hitler brave or a coward? Or both?
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