posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 01:22 PM
This man belongs in the depths of hell. He slaughtered millions of people. Destroyed lineages. Spewed hatred and manipulated an entire people. He
single handedly destroyed europe and much of its worth. With the help of an idea he brought the world to its knees, and slapped the bitch with the
backside of his hand.
In a world not too long ago, he would have been either hailed as a great conqueror and celebrated as a unifier or demonized as a hellion and castrated
for his slanderous speech before ever gaining an ounce of authority. In this world, there were a few that highlighted such concepts such as dualism.
Such as Aristotle and Plato whom are still concidered some of the greatest thinkers of all time. People today look at their teachings and interpret
the meanings of dualism as everything was black or white. Right or wrong. Correct or incorrect. But I find it to be more appropriate to look at
these characteristics (right and wrong) with a common denominator and to be actually one in the same.
While we see evidence of a dualism kind of thinking still in wide acceptance today, especially within commonly accepted religious practices and older
generations; philosophy, psychology and the science of these subjects have helped some people to step out of a restricting view of the world and into
a more flexible working model that is constantly being adapted to a broader understanding of human relations and general life as we know it. These
views can be applied to all aspects of life. Where traditional dualism reigns supreme in such subjects as religion, politics, personal relationships
and even seemingly random events, I believe the dualistic nature of their occurrences all share common ground and should be taken subjectively when it
comes to formulating an opinion as to what is right and what is wrong.
While I am not going to imply older styles of thought are outdated and do not have relevance, I believe there are more rational ways of viewing the
broad world than in a black and white manner. Hitler for instance, at one point was a child. A child with an imagination and a child whom loved. A
child who was loved. A bright child in fact. He enjoyed art. He was a nationalist, but took pride in his people more so than the government. It is
clear how and why he became popular, but is it that he became popular or is it in a time of trial and tribulations where his patriotism became
popular? Some might consider an evil socialist with ideas of evil grandeur and unified domination, while others might have considered him a good man
with his feet stable on the ground trying to unify his people elevating them from devastation. Both are valid views.
So, in accordance with perspective you have a good man doing evil deeds. Not a unique allegation, but one that can be attributed all through human
history to many different individuals. On either great scale or minute scale this process has been mimmicked and duplicated every single day since
the dawn of man.
My point here is for those of us who struggle with the concept of "all men are created equal." It is important to remember both good and evil
reside within us all. While it is our responsibility to punish those that break laws of society, it is also equally as important to forgive and let
them recapture their integrity as an individual without judgement from their persecutors and with the understanding we are all capable of evil
**Note** This is my first attempt at something like this. I know it shows. So please feel free to give any sort of criticism you feel necessary.
Just trying to expand myself a little.
And if anyone has any opposing views I would love to hear them.
Also, to add, I used Hitler because of his worldwide acceptance of being basically one of the most evil men to ever have lived. In no way am I a
sympathizer of Nazi Germany.