Hitler: A Patriot or An Extremist?
Hitler was held responsible for WWII. Wasn't he fighting to gain back the lost reputation of his country? In doing so he did put lives of his countrymen at stack. What can we know him as??
Hitler was no doubt an extremist. He had his brain washed against peace... he wanted to dictate the world. he ordered the killing of thousands of innocent people. He did not fight for the ruining rep of Germany but for his own selfish accomplishments. There is no way he was a patriot for a patriot believes in the safety of the people not jeopardize them for self gain.
What was the self gain here, if not the Domination of Germany over the world? In which case, why isn't he considered as a patriot.
An Individual who thinks about safety or welfare of other people is known as Humanitarian, isn't he??
Does one, exclude the other,Hitler certainly was a patroit; however, he certainly was an extremist.
Hitler was a mentally ill extremist who didn't care about his own countrymen at all. He brainwashed them into thinking they were fighting for a worthy cause. He forced young boys into service, ultimately ending their childhood. The most disturbing thing about Hitler was his determination to extinguish the existance of everyone except for his so-called "master race." He killed millions of innocent people, not thousands. He was a sick, sick man.
That era in history is very misinterpreted by the American mainstream. As with everything, there are many truths depending on one's perspective. First of all, let's not separate Hitler from the other Germans. Most of the Germans--not just Hitler, hated the Jews. They always have and probably always will. Anti-Semitism is a sad part of the German culture going back to the Middle Ages. There have been many Holocausts as early as the 11th Century. The 20th-Century Holocaust was particularly grusome because of the scale. It was a systematic "final solution", as the Nazis called it, to the thousand-year persecution of the Jews. Some of his rhetoric was not unlike some of the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant talk we hear in the US. Germany was a radical militaristic society that blindly followed its leader, regardless of whether he was a Kaiser or a Fuhrer.
Second, (to answer the question) he was an extremist and a patriot (also known as a nationalist). He wanted war against the Soviets, so Germany and the USSR invaded Poland to make a buffer state out of it. Everything else happened as a result of that action. France and Britain made war on Germany because of Germany's invasion of Poland, etc. It was a typical European power struggle, but with more advanced weapons than Charles V, Fredrick, Napoleon, Bismarck, or any others had. If Hitler was such a rare nutcase as some suggest, how does anyone explain the fact that there was someone just like him running the USSR? There was one just like him running Japan as well. Were all of these leaders clinically insane or were they just typical leaders of crazed societies? Spain had one at the time; Italy had one at the time. Was it all just a coincidence? In my experience, crazy people don't get to be leaders. Hell, the US had a patriot/extremist steal power in 2000 and 2004 and try to make war on the world. He found a way to justify the war to his people--Sep 11 attacks. Hitler justified his wars to his people as well in similar ways. It's all BS.
Old Empresario, your answer is very insightful. This is what I was looking for, i.e. most leaders who commenced war against other countries or religions, are of the same kind. Then why Hitler in particular to be blamed as most outrageous one!!Thank u
Hitler was born an Austrian and not a German. He did hold, however, that Austrians and Germans come from essentially the same people. He pushed the idea of the superiority of the blond haired blue eyed type but he was neither blond nor blue eyed. He felt the Jews and the Gypsies were undermining Germany yet, in terms of looks, he was sometimes mistaken for a Jew in his earlier life. Was he an extremist? Yes. He feared Germany would not reach her full potential while he was alive so he pushed hard once he did become dictator.
I recently read a book entitled "The Mind of Adolf Hitler" by Walter C. Langer. Mr. Langer was a professional psychoanalyst who was "drafted" in 1941 by the United States.
Colonel William J Donovan was Head of a new Government Agency called the "Coordinator of Information." This agency had as one of its functions the organization and conduction of psychological warfare. Colonel Donovan asked Mr. Langer to be in charge of doing a complete psychological profile of Adolph Hitler. Mr. Langer assembled and coordinated a group of psychoanalysts from all over the United States.
This book is a report of the findings of group. The results were classified by the Office of Strategic Services as "SECRET" and were released to the public in 1971. The book was then published, and this is the copy I read.
Mr. Langer concludes that Hitler was a "neurotic, bordering on schizophrenia." He also states that this sort of description does not explain all of Hitler's "strangeness." He demonstrates that Hitler had a severe mother fixation, was monorchid, was masochistic, and had a "death wish" in which he would die in a noble and Wagnerian fashion. There are many more examples of abnormal behavior. Hitler's actions were more a result of his imagination about himself, rather than care for his country.
The book is a good read.
Hitler was a very clever military strategist and yes in his eyes he was a patriot but he was also an extremist, bigamist and mass murderer, I think he will be better known as a megalomaniac, he prayed on the gull-able minds of a down trodden people by promoting his racist propaganda that would set about a chain of terrible events, which as we all know caused the deaths of over 11 million people such as Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, Disabled people, Jehovas Witnesses, Free Masons, Asocials, Criminals, Resistance workers, political dissidents and many more. He was warned what would happen on many occasions if he invaded Poland - thus paving the way for WW2.
Hi. Hitler: neither and none of the above. He was just another dupe, punk, empty-headed brat/ traitor. Not a traitor to just Germany, but to his own blood and the human race-- his own kind and kindred. Murderer of sisters, grandmas, infants, little boys and girls. Idiot. Gangster. --Fed off the blood of his own species. Those like him, and there are plenty of little Hitlers running around loose in the world, as evidenced by the rise of the Fourth Reich in America, and every president, congressman, senator, governor... from bottom to top, since 1913... cowards, whores of parasites, shoe scrapings... are devoid of understanding and dignity-- wastes of oxygen not fit to walk or talk among us.
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