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?
i reblogged this literally like 2 minutes ago, but i want this version because of that comment ^
That comment is one of my favorite post commentaries, because it’s completely right. People aren’t inherently evil. Like good, it’s a role they grow and live into. We have just as much potential to destroy as this man exhibited. And it’s a very eye opening experience to realize that.
does anyone even remember that one time hitler attended that luncheon between world leaders, some guests of which even included china’s socialist leader as well as Stalin. And then when they were ordering, everyone was gladly ordering impressive dishes one after the other, but Hitler placed an order for barley tea and a pheasant (considered a peasant’s meal by standard). When he was questioned as to why he would order something like this in something as grand as a world leader’s congress, he replied,
“I don’t smoke when my people cannot smoke, and I cannot eat when my people are going hungry.”
He wasn’t evil for its own sake, let’s try to remember that despite the countless murders, but for a moment, he did actually believe he was doing something for the good of his countrymen.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE
No, he’s right. Hitler, though extremely wrong in his views, did everything for what he thought would better the lives of his people. It was wrong. It was disgustingly, horribly wrong. But he did not do it because it was evil and he was evil. He did it because he believed it would help Germany and those who needed a better life. Those who don’t understand or even try to understand the human brain will always label men like him as ‘evil’ because it is easier to accept. But he wasn’t ‘evil.’ He felt love and loyalty and responsibilities. He simply took these aspects and morphed them into a twisted, violent thing.
Tumblr is probably the only place we could have this conversation and not be lynched.
oh my god reblogging if only for the last comment
this is literally the best thing on tumblr
YES THIS. EVERY FUCKING TIME I TRY TO MAKE THAT POINT I GET DISSED FOR BEING A NAZI EVEN THOUGH I NEVER AT ANY FUCKING POINT SAID THAT I AGREED WITH HES VIEWS AND MADE SURE TO POINT OUT THAT I DON’T FUCKING AGREE WITH HIS VIEWS ok i’m done with caps now, sorry
Does anyone not find this creepy at all? And I don’t mean “this psychotic mass murderer is flirting with this reporter” I mean “this psychotic mass murderer is talking about filming this reporter in an inappropriate way.” I feel like he was making a reference to porn. I don’t know if anyone else feels the same way. Just stating what I have observed.
Did you… did you even read the original post? He’s not flirting with a reporter, he’s flirting with Eva Braun, his girlfriend at the time.
It annoys me that this post has so many fucking stupid notes on it as I read through the replies. Let’s recap:
1. Life is not a Disney movie. The villains don’t all have dark rings around their eyes and do nothing but nefarious things. Hitler loved Eva and loved his dogs, just as Stalin loved his daughter Svetlana and Osama bin Laden probably loved people in his life. It’s very important that we don’t turn people into ogres, mythological paragons of hatred, because to do so is to take away the terrifying fact that people, ordinary people, can do things of unspeakable evil. If you strip that away, then you risk repeating the same mistakes by not recognising that the smiling leader who pets his cat might also be a deranged dictator.
2. Hitler murdered millions of Jews, Poles, Russians, French people, Brits, Germans, countless nationalities and ethnic and social groups. Because he flirts with Eva Braun on camera and we can’t see the megalomaniacal look we expect to see in his eyes doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t remember that this smiling, flirting man visited unspeakable cruelty on so many innocent victims.
History. It’s not black and white. But killing innocent people is always fucking wrong and, yes, evil.
Reblogging to bold that bit by snicksness for emphasis. I get so fed up with the monsterizing of Hitler, as if he and what he stood for was some sort of unique inhuman evil that could never recur in society. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.