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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
Without Hitler World War 2 would start anyway because there are other leaders the Nazis could get. What if it goes from bad to worse(a stronger leader than Hitler)
Originally posted by Tephra
You left out quite a few possibilities, for instance:
Tell him his future mistakes/decisions.
Originally posted by scottlpool2003
And risk causing a paradox which could:
Destroy the universe
Prevent me being born
Completely change the World we live in forever
I'd do nothing... As much as I'd like to, it just wouldn't be practical. What's done is done, lots of lessons have been learnt and although a lot of bad things happened, a lot of good things have happened since the War too.
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by sugarcookie1
3. Nothing at all leaving the course of history unaltered?
Without Hitler there would've been no rush to invent the atom bomb. The Jap war would've killed millions and millions more. Russia might've developed the atom bomb sooner and annihilated the U.S., Britian, France, Italy... Discoveries in medicine during this war have probably saved more lives since than were lost fighting it. There are too many variables to consider when messing with history.
edit on 30-4-2011 by jiggerj because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 43LEO729
Do nothing. A chance conversation would do nothing
to alter the mindset of someone who is totally devoted
to his convictions. The dynamics that existed at that time
where irreversable as history has proven.
Originally posted by Chukkles
I'd tell him his moustache looks silly on TV.
And that comb-over has to go, people will take the mickey for years to come.
Originally posted by halfoldman
Interesting thread OP!
I'd like to say murder him, but it is difficult.
It depends on what stage of his development one would find him there.
Perhaps at a stage one could still have reasoned with him.
Although some leaders and cult gurus are somewhat evil, I think they become immensely more so when they surround themselves with sycophants and people who want to be led by them. They have their own hubris reinforced to God-like proportions.
Perhaps he could have been dissuaded from fighting in World War I.
What people experienced there (and Germany's humiliating treatment afterwards) seriously messed them up.
Perhaps he could have been persuaded not to agree to dangerous experimental treatments on his mom, and had she lived longer and her death caused less guilt she may have been a pacifying influence.
Maybe I could have provided patronage to persuade him to stick to painting?
Maybe if somebody gave him medical marijuana for his chronic pains and conditions he wouldn't have started with the speed?
Perhaps that's all humanizing him too much?
I'd have to come prepared to murder him, with poison or a gun.
But then the killing of one man would be on my karma, without any certainty that a terrible war and holocaust still wouldn't occur.
In fact, it could have been led by somebody more efficient and sane.
Ultimately there were many attempts on his life (I believe something like 40), so one couldn't just have walked into a bar and strangled him.
Perhaps I could have given him HIV if I went back in time to his very formative years.
Some say he had some gay tendencies, but I wouldn't count on that.
I'd tell him I wanted to swear loyalty by holding my cut over his (I think they did stuff like that back then), or maybe a little injection.
Assuming it would take a decade for him to die of AIDS, I'd have to do that around 1920.
I don't think he had a normal sex-life gay or straight, so he wouldn't have infected anyone else.
However if all the top Nazis started dying of AIDS around 1934, then the world will know I'd had a busy evening.edit on 4-5-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)