posted on Feb, 29 2004 @ 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Kriskaos
Also in Mein Kamp he says he loved his father and mother when really he dreaded his father.
He says in Mein Kampf, that he loved his father, but also that they fought constantly. Did he also say that he dreaded his father?
I wonder how the world would have turned out, if Hitler's father had supported his dreams of being a painter. If he had helped him achieve that
dream, would Hitler still have sought to bring about the "needed"(in his mind) changes in the world like he did? Or would he have used art as a
means of expression and influence instead? It definitely speaks to the importance of parents in supporting the dreams of their children.
I would recommend reading Mein Kampf, because it sheds some light on the mental processes of Hitler. It was written nearly 10 years before he came to
power in 1933. The history of his thoughts and experiences growing up, are helpful when trying to understand what would cause someone, with his
intelligence and power of persuasion, to become such a monster. Most people write him off as being a psychopath, and forget that, at one time, he was
a regular boy with dreams of being a painter. I know we're not supposed to feel pity for someone who had none for others, but I can't help feeling
a kind of sadness for the boy he was, even if the man he became was a devil.
As for his dog, it's name was Blondi. It's said, he gave a cyanide capsule to the dog to test it's potency. When it worked, he took some to kill
[Edited on 29-2-2004 by jezebel]