posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 01:42 AM
you know i would be hard pressed to find people that don't know what adolf hittler did in starting ww-2 in europe, his death and slave laber camps,
and all he did ti those he considdered "undesireables", (young children excepted of course). but on the other hand quite a few people do not realize
that he was indeed a masterfull orator and charismatic leader. a leader that DID do some good things as well. but alas because of what he did in the
end the rest is dicounted. now i do not support many of the things that he did, in fact he did do quite a lot of EVIL. in fact if he had not committed
suicide (or escaped, captured and taken by the soviats whatever you believe), he would have been deserving of a torturous death.
but those kids DO have a point. HE WAS A GREAT LEADER. now at least in the end one can not say he had great policies or was not off his rocker
and insane. one can not say that he loved every man as his brother. we ALL know that. irregaurdless that does not make him any less of a great leader.
in fact had he not BEEN a great leader there is no way that he could have even begun to acomplish what he did especialy his policy of genocide and
hate. had he been any less of a leader he would have failed prety much BEFORE he had even begun. had he not been amoung the great leaders of mankind
he would have been lynched fairly early on.
now what was it that places him amounst great leaders? well for one thing like other great leaders of his time he was a great orator. that means that
when he spoke the people listened , not only listened but BELIEVED in what he was saying. just as the uk listened and believed the great churchill,
and the americans the great roosivelt. all were were great leaders of men, and they were also great orators and had charisma that caused their
respective people to listen and believe in them and what they wanted. personaly have always been amazed that these three especialy were all in power
within the same time period leading their respective countries through the worst war that has been. take away even one of them (especialy hittler) and
things probably would have turned out much differant.
now one of the biggist things hittler did that was a great thing was to put germany to work to end the depression in germany as well as to give the
german people HOPE in a better future. like roosevelt hittler started up public works that got the german people working. now as we know some of that
work was actualy against the treaty of versails, but still even so it was that work that was created that pulled people out of the hell that was post
ww1 germany,. a germany that like the rest of the world at the time was a place where work was scarce, and people were starveing. now he may have
blaimed the jews for that depression, but even so he got his people out of it. now you also must remember that though in reality jews had very little
to do with the problem that some of that problem was artificial. how is that? well after ww1 was ended there were severe reparation payments to be
made to those that had won the war. the realy sad point was that even throughout those harsh times that every country was going through that there was
no lessoning of these reparations. this caused both extra hardship on the german people as well as causeing lots of resentment towards those countries
that had won. in fact the german people were in a very bad state. just as roosivelt pulled the us out of it hittler did the same for germany. he was
looked at as the saviour of germany. he gave germans a measure of their pride back.
another thing of note that he did was the fact that hittler was the one to instigate the building of the vw beetle. a car that one must admit was one
of the logest lasting automotive designes to live. a vehicle that except for relitively minor changes was arround for at least 40 years. hittler
DEMANDED that a car be built that could be afforded by the average citizen, got good milage as well as being able to atain speeds of at least 100 kph,
so that it could be used on his autobhan. one desiner took him seriously and thus was the beginning of the car that was much sought after dureing the
"fuel shortage" of the 70's.
hittler managed to take over most of europe very quickly in war. in fact look at what it took to take back what he had taken so easily. admittedly it
took a lot of looking the other way to let him accomplish that feat, but he was the one to figure that he could get away with it. in fact had the
japanese not attacked pearl harbour, there is a strong possibility that he would have taken the uk as well. these are the things that made him a great
leader. like i said there is no mistakeing him for a leader that most of us want arround, but all the same he was a great leader of his people. we
might not agree on what he did when he led his people but in no way does that make him any less of a leader. in fact it is just the oppisit. only a
great leader would be able to dirrect people into doing what most ordinarily would never even thought of doing. only a great leader can accomplish
that type of feat.
as for these kids useing him as an example. well it makes me wonder WHY they did so. he may have been great but he is not one i like to see emulated.
was at least one of them aware of what all he did unlike most who only see an evil man killing out of hate? were they trying to make a statement about
what makes a great leader while putting aside the evil that was done in his name? possibly pointing out that great does not nessisarily mean good?
these are the questions that needs be asked of them. they need to be asked why they chose him. we may find that they were makeing a statement or we
could find out that they believe in his ideals. i for one would hope it is the former and not the latter. all the same they were correct, hittler
while not the leader that was ultimately a "good guy" was still a great leader. great does NOT ultimately mean good remember that.