posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 03:12 PM
I'm more on the idea of "if not Hitler, then someone else". Think about it. In both the US and Britain, fascist parties were gaining ground (about
the same time Hitler became the "leader"). Fascism was considered the next step, like communism was later to be after the war. The question would
then be, what if Hitler acted as "just another dictator"? That is, he never initiates any war, or never kills any Jews? In that case, would fascist
parties be "the thing" today?
Furthermore, it seems to me that much of the faults in history needs concrete events. Things we learn from. The Titanic is "unbreakable" until it
sinks. Remember that the hate against Jews didn't begin at the beginning of the 20th century.
They had been persecuted for a long time. Hitler accelerated that into modern racism - the Jews were no longer the gangsters of the underworld, now
they were controlling the world as leaders of the communist east and businessmen of the capitalist west.
The point is, without Hitler, would this have happened now? I mean, could you imagine the execution chambers of 2042?
But on the other hand, have we really learned anything? What about Rwanda? They had no gas chambers. They went out with home-made knives and chopped
one million people down. Or what about Yugoslavia?