Xero wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 14:46:
.... what he did was basically brain wash millions into believing into his own personal hate...
People seem to believe that ardent Nazis sprung up throughout Germany overnight. When, in actuality, the cause of the rise of Nazi Germany can squarely be laid at the feet of the Allies and the Treaty of Versailles. When you bankrupt a country to the point where starvation, predation, homelessness, and unemployment go far beyond critical levels, you create a population so desperate that they'll willingly follow anyone who feeds them, keeps them safe, provides them with jobs, and provides them with a sense of self-worth. If you went back in time and killed baby Hitler, you would undoubtedly stop the rise of the Nazis and, possibly, the Holocaust or at least the targets of the Holocaust. However, what you would not stop is someone realizing that if they promise food, jobs, and security, and deliver on on those promises, that you would have an equally authoritarian government arise in the Nazis' place. You would also still have scapegoating because you need a target for all that long simmering rage and unrest to aim at so it doesn't aim at you, the new leader. You also had the Allies balls deep in appeasement strategies which would feed the ego of both whomever the leader was and the people of Germany. The US didn't help matters with their xenophobic view of "that European conflict". It wasn't until Japan kicked us in the balls while we were sleeping that the US decided to get off its ass and get involved. Sure, we had some light duty involvement with the predecessor to the Lend-Lease Act of 1941 but it was handing scraps off the table to Britain.
Did the Nazis commit terrible, awful, cruel, and inhuman atrocities? Without a doubt. There can be neither justification nor excuse for their actions. However, it was Nazi science, Nazi scientists, and Nazi engineers that put Neil Armstrong on the Moon. We, the US, were decades behind the Nazis in rocketry and guidance systems. However, we also were quick to correct the mistakes of WWI. The Allies heavily invested in West Germany to stabilize the area and begin rebuilding.
So, really to sum up and then I am going to bed, the Nazis didn't spring up overnight or out of thin air. History books and education need to stop glossing over those facts.
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