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Yes, the notion of absolute truth in life-writing is notoriously fraught. But when a writer stands before other survivors and gives as scripture what is stolen from the memories of real witnesses, they can expect little sympathy.
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by Dr Expired
Well, as I said in a thread earlier today, people who do what he did are not spiritually well. So I will expand that to saying it also is indicative of not being mentally well.
It's one thing to want to stand up for your country or restore it to its former greatness. It's another thing to go on a complete rampage.
Hitler didn't just kill Jews. Another one of his dreams was to take over Russian and Polish territory, killing anyone deemed necessary. And not to mention other 'undesirables' or those with differing political philosophies that he felt stood in the way of his utopia.
So one can be a patriot without committing such deeds. That is what makes him a madman. Not to mention the testimonies of those in his inner circle that admitted to him exhibiting some rather disturbing behavior. I don't think it's an 'easy explanation.' Just an accurate one.
Even if you take antisemitism out of the equation, the man was sick.edit on 6/8/2011 by AshleyD because: (no reason given)