What I think happened was Germany was butthurt about WWI and its superior techs made it overconfident. Basically, Germany took on the world and lost.
Nobody should be surprised. You can't attack the superpowers, even with an advantage, and expect much success. The german people got cabin fever or
something. They saw in Hitler their resurgence. It's pathetic, really.
Look at it this way. A lot of us spend our time doing nothing, essentially. So much time is wasted. So you work? Who cares? Probably 90% of our
economy is disposable and we could do without. We don't even know what's necessary anymore since we're so lost in the infinite perishables. If we
directed our mental and physical efforts to military and supremacy and science, nothing would stand in our way. This is true for anybody on the
planet. It's all about priorities.
But then again, we're not robots. Maybe impulsivity is human nature only -most- of the time. That's what makes us human. But we're always within reach
of being inhuman and.. dangerous.
Watch for it. Every day, there're people that switch 'on'. Sometimes, even, nations will. And when this happens, they, with time, flower. And do not
desire to breath the same air. At that point, the whole world may as well be your enemy. It's like being stuck in a room without an air supply.
It's always imagined that people have to be forced. But I think people switch 'on' all the time. They become rich or famous or remembered for what
they do. Just ask yourself something: What if everything I did was meaningful and I wasted no time on trivial things? It's a stretch to say that this
is what germany did. Hitler was a dictator, obviously. He did not allow for dissent. If somebody wanted to waste time, he'd kick them onto the street
and shoot them. But the thing is, despite what people say, there was still a lot of support for Hitler from his own people. Some say he was just a
good talker, but I think it goes deeper than that. Germany had cabin fever.
Maybe they just did the wrong thing. Maybe a different kind of Hitler really could have led Germany to something better. Or maybe greatness is just an
illusion and always ends bad? Perhaps there is not right way to do anything. Maybe our inner imperfections will always ruin us, whether we're weak and
vulnerable or in control and proud. Prejudice, racism and hatred.
It's hard to make sense out of it. I'm just tired of everybody fixing their eyes on Hitler every time somebody mentions Germany and WWII. I think it's
misguided. If Hitler was a manifestation of his people rather than strictly a dictator who rules from the throne then our history books are
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