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Will Smith: 'Hitler was a good person'

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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 08:44 AM
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Will Smith: 'Hitler was a good person'


uk.news.yahoo.com

Will Smith has stunned the world by declaring that even Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was essentially a "good" person.

The Men In Black star, 39, is determined to see the best in people, and is convinced the former German leader did not fully understand the extent of the pain and suffering his actions would cause during his time in power in the 1930s and '40s.

He says, "Even Hitler didn't wake up going, 'Let me do the most evil thing I can do today'.
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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 08:44 AM
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Well first we have Tom Cruise losing the plot and joining a cult and now will smith makes this amazing statement - lesson? being a film star pushes you over the edge


uk.news.yahoo.com
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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:00 AM
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I don't take anything serious when it comes from an actor from Hollywood. It's just Will Smith's opinion. I like him better in the movies.


Hitler probably had his good moments, but the bad ones outweigh those good ones. I'm sure every criminal has a good side to them, but woe to the ones who meet his bad side. Hitler came very close to spreading his ways to the whole world and if he would have succeeded, this world we know today would not be so racially diverse.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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Bad journalism. Paraphrasing the words of someone to make it seem like he was endorsing Hitler. Despicable.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:21 AM
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OK, the only part of that statement that I liked was "determined to see the best in people." That I do think is a good quality. But to say that even Hitler was a good person to me just goes over the edge and the just keeps on going.
Overall I think its best to take Solarskye opinion. Don't take anything seriously coming from Hollywood.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin


He says, "Even Hitler didn't wake up going, 'Let me do the most evil thing I can do today'.




How does he know that? I'm convinced that he DID wake up in the morning thinking 'let me do the most evil thing i can do today'.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:51 AM
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If Will Smith had of been in Hitler's Germany...

Will Smith would have been toast.

People of any "different" persuasion, other than the blond blueyed Aryan didn't fare to well in Nazi Germany; just ask the Gypsys and Jews.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by Beachcoma
Bad journalism. Paraphrasing the words of someone to make it seem like he was endorsing Hitler. Despicable.


agreed. this is what he said. from the source
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"I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was 'good"

of course emphasis mine
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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 10:40 AM
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Exactly.


I'm sure what Hitler was doing, Hitler thought was for good. Regardless of whether what he did was wrong in the eyes of others (including mine) it doesn't change the idea that Hitler could easily have been doing what he saw as a good thing.

Doesn't make it right, but it isn't right either that the media purposefully misconstrued what Will Smith said.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 12:36 PM
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"I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was 'good'. Stuff like that just needs reprogramming."


Some of you seem to be missing the last sentence in this quote.

What Will is saying is "Hitler thoughts of doing good for the German people were delusional at best. He ways in need of a hard reboot to see the truth behind what he was doing."

Everyone has at least some good intentions in them. I recently read a story of a guy who robbed a woman. Later on he called her apologizing and wanted to take her out on a date.

Afterall, reality is only what we perceive it to be.



posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 05:06 PM
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Maybe hitler thought what he was doing was the best for nations security and in its best interests



posted on Dec, 25 2007 @ 08:59 PM
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Will Smith Angry Over Hitler Remark Misinterpretation


“Adolf Hitler was a vile, heinous vicious killer responsible for one of the greatest acts of evil committed on this planet,” read the statement.


According to Will, the whole story is a bunch of nonsense.



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 12:07 AM
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Also from that source:

“It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen."

Ironically enough, that particular news outlet was responsible for spouting such ignorance about two weeks back with a certain scientific study. Generated a 20+ page discussion on ATS based on a false interpretation of the results from that study... sigh...

Don't trust any news reports on scientific studies, unless you've gone through the actual peer-reviewed paper yourself...

Anyway on topic, the above quoted statement can also apply to Hitler, in a way...



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 08:52 AM
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I agree with those who mention that people we see (historically?) as 'bad people', do not always think of themselves as bad, evil, or of doing bad things. Some may realize the evil, but justify it to achieve the end they may deem 'greater good'.

I'd imagine Truman really struggled with the decision to bomb Japan and probably realized it was an 'evil' deed. I guess that brings up the question of 'can a good person do an evil thing'. (or does the acting of committing the evil act make them evil?).

Certainly there are psychosocial disorders where someone does not seem to develop a conscience. These people are truly frightening, since there's no appealing to their humanity.

At the same time, I think of some recently deceased politicians who have ordered the demise of someone of no consequence who got in their way and I'm not entirely persuaded that there are not some people who think they are evil and glorify in it. I've heard occultists Levay and Crowley -tried- to summon up evil demons and perform evil acts and incantations.

The real evil behind Hitler was probably Himmler and his croneys, and not necessarily AH.

I think it's safe to say that every once in a while it behooves us to look in that psychic mirror and ask 'could I be a little less of an a-hole, today'.



2 cents.




[edit on 26-12-2007 by Badge01]



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by hikix

Originally posted by Harlequin


He says, "Even Hitler didn't wake up going, 'Let me do the most evil thing I can do today'.




How does he know that? I'm convinced that he DID wake up in the morning thinking 'let me do the most evil thing i can do today'.


How do you know that he did? :shk:

Anyway, there is no arguing that Hitler did some very heinous things. However, for a man to say he "knows someone's" true intentions or what not is foolhardy.



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Badge01

The real evil behind Hitler was probably Himmler and his croneys, and not necessarily AH.




[edit on 26-12-2007 by Badge01]


Hitler was wrong in the sense that he got the ball rolling. He completely lost control over that which others in his regime did. Of course, he did nothing to curb it, so that alone makes him somewhat complicit in their actions.



posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by whaaa
If Will Smith had of been in Hitler's Germany...

Will Smith would have been toast.



Uh, using Hitler's "logic," Hitler himself would have been toast.

6', blonde hair, blue eyes= Perfect human

That certainly didn't qualify Hitler. He was what 5'7" maybe 5'8" at the most? He had brown hair.



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