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Mentioning Hitler In Any Fashion, A Global Taboo?

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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:38 PM
Why is it that mentioning Hitler, invoking his name, or discussing him or Nazis, is such an awful thing and seen as socially taboo?

I think we all heard of the designer who made some nasty Hitler/Nazi comments and it got him fired from his job. If not heres a link to that story.


Christian Dior has started proceedings to fire designer John Galliano after he was filmed making anti-Semitic comments in a Paris restaurant, the fashion giant said Tuesday.

The company condemned his "deeply offensive statements and conduct" in a statement announcing the plan to fire him.

The statement came hours after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman condemned Galliano's praise of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

"I love Hitler," Galliano said in a video obtained by Britain's Sun newspaper. "Your mother, your forefathers would be f---ing gassed and f---ing dead."

I am not saying his words are right. I am not saying I agree with them, but for Gods sake, the old queen was snookered three ways from Sunday, and he was fired for what he said probably because the people video taped him, and somehow the video "leaked" out.

Now we have some politician who simply invoked Hitler and Stalin to make a point on Unions, and for some reason a bunch of people got their panties in a wad, and the man is now slobbering apolgies all over the place.


I am passionate about fighting for the middle class,” he said Friday. "Ohio's teachers and nurses and police and firefighters are facing the loss of their collective bargaining rights, and I think that's wrong. But in speaking about this, I should not have mentioned the hostility of tyrants, like Hitler, to unions. I don't want my mistake to distract from the critical debate in Ohio, and I apologize for it.”

Really, folks, what is the big deal here? Are we not allowed to talk about Hitler? In any fashion? What happened to free speech? Is Hitler a globally taboo subject? Is that really what we need to do as a society, just not bring up Hitler at all, and gasp and sputter and get upset when people do mention him?

What do you think?

posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:48 PM
You are taking what Doir said out of context.

He thought he was talking to some jews and said I love Hitler and if he were alive he would stick you in an oven.

We talk about hitler all day long in history classes and here on the net, but when you reference what he did and say it was good is not socially acceptable.

posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:53 PM
I couldnt think of a fitting reply so i will let Basil Fawlty take over.Dont mention the war

posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:56 PM
I like the image of the real swastika....its too bad you can't display it anywhere without people thinking its the nazi symbol.

posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:58 PM
People have to learn to forget... otherwise there will always be hatred.

Hitler loves the juice

People shouldn't get offended by those things... yes he had killed millions of people but he is gone now
If anybody says they dont support any hatred, it should be from both sides.

I feel im gonna get shot now lol

Maybe saying this is easier for me since im not a jewish guy nor a nazi or neonazi dude..
either way, dont hate !

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:17 AM
reply to post by aNdReSk

What does that mean "Hitler loves the juice" are you talking orange or taking it up the Khyber pass.
Look ,even the Polish have forgiven

edit on 6-3-2011 by 12voltz because: we must learn to forgive

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by 12voltz

picking up some new slang here on ats tonight: "Hitler loves the juice" "taking it up the Khyber pass."
sorry completely off topic.
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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 02:29 AM
could it be ???... i have been thinking about this, but sense you have it here. As we watch and listen to today's current US events, could it be a rebirth of the dreaded Reich?

Think about this. TSA, DHS, NSA, the REAL ID act do they not have some resemblance to what the SS did before the detention camps and yes a mild word to what they really where, and then the talk of FEMA camps the "P" act and how it does not die!

And how just like then, no one is willing to say yes when all say, no, it is not so, you are full of it and so on.Then the one that got me "Home Land", remind you of Farther land?

Or is that a pun on words and not meant to be any thing? then there is the RFID does that not seem like well the numbers on ones arm at one time?
Look at the back of you id and DL for you in the states, and tell me there is no BAR code on it or for you that travel no RFID in your pass port??? Just asking some questions and make an observation of what is what, i could be wrong then again? and i will not bring up the dismantling of some UNIONS.
edit on 6-3-2011 by bekod because: word corection

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 02:33 AM
You can mention him in the form of a musical

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 02:40 AM
reply to post by hotbakedtater
yes he should be fired for a statement like that, of corse it was just one type of people they tried to i can i say... wipe of the face of the earth. As far as the Ohio well gee is that not what the brown shirts did in 1933-1934?

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by hotbakedtater

It's not that he mentioned Hitler, it's what he actually said, grossly offensive stuff, which is a whole different issue.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:10 AM
Because you have all been thaught that WW2 was caused by nazis and hitler and because he did all those bad things.

Tell me if you have ever seen a report on the good things hitler did and i will give you 10$ (sarcasm).

Its just propaganda and most of us believe it because we are incompetent, stupid and easily manipulated.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:31 AM
I think almost any employer would fire someone for those kinds of statements. I have to wonder if it was a pathetic ploy for attention? There is no such thing as bad publicity, right? There is definitely "shock value" with that name.

Off topic:

Once upon a time I knew someone with a pit bull by the name of Hitler. One day Hitler gets out. There was a man riding a bike down the road and the dog starts to chase him. The dog owner runs out of the house and starts yelling "Hitler! Get your blankety-blank back here NOW!". The guy on the bike started peddling much faster after hearing the dog's name.

Every time I hear Hitler, I think about that dog and the poor guy on the bike.
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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:36 AM
It`s a huge irony, isn`t it? If people are so terrified of him...then why the heck are they doing everything to be like him (Except the racism, but then again, even racism is a huge issue, only it`s racism towerds their own race, disguised as "political correctness")?

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 10:48 AM
As a brit we tend to not get so offended with the whole Hitler thing, in fact as the fawlty towers clip above shows, we have been making a joke of him since not long after the war ended.

The remarks Mr Galliano made though are offensive even if you take the Nazi connection out of it, wishing for someones parents to be put in a gas chamber??

There is a bit of a strange view of the Nazi party within the fashion industry, people take inspiration from the SS and the whole design ethic of that era all the time and it's not uncommon for people to express a view that they were "just so fashionable"
The BOSS in this 1933 ad for SS uniforms is the same Hugo Boss company that still makes suits for fashionable men today, Bowie and countless others have used the image to inspire their looks.
I'm guessing that Galliano wrapped in the odd bubble of the world of fashion as he is probably finds Hitler less offensive then most
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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by AlexIR
the Autobahn was one of Hitlers best nonviolent projects and that is the only one i can think of.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 04:02 PM
reply to post by bekod

Hahaha, that's because you're all brainwashed!

Hitler was right all along in his aims, his politics and his convictions. If you look at the aims of National Socialism minus the anti Jewish rhetoric and the aims of JFK they are almost identical. The dismantling of the governments finance from the banking and stock market finances namely the breaking of the Jewish hold on the financial world. Now this might sound like anti Jewish but its not, it just so happens that the Jews control probably all the financial institutions of the world. Hitler way back, when he started his political career could see this and so did JFK thats why they both ended up dead. Churchill and Patton were only starting to grasp this fact after in their own words they slaughtered the wrong pig.

And of course this:

"I have now seen the famous German leader and also something of the great change he has effected. Whatever one may think of his methods, and they are certainly not those of a parliamentary country, there can be no doubt that he has achieved a marvelous transformation in the spirit of the people, in their attitude towards each other, and in their social and economic outlook. He rightly claimed at Nuremberg that in four years his movement had made a new Germany. It is not the Germany of the first decade that followed the war, broken, dejected and bowed down with a sense of apprehension and impotence. It is now full of hope and confidence, and of a renewed sense of determination to lead its own life without interference from any influence outside its own frontiers. There is for the first time since the war a general sense of security. The people are more cheerful. There is a greater sense of general gaiety of spirit throughout the land. It is a happier Germany. I saw it everywhere, and Englishmen I met during my trip and who knew Germany well were very impressed with the change.

posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by bekod

Just search for the numerous scientific expeditions hitler ordered personaly.

Even his search of the real aryan race was a good thing because he was searching for the original man, the true descendants of Adam and Eve (ok i got a bit to biblical...) but he was too blind to see that he hated those people and killed them (i am talking about black people) so he looked at the yellow people, the asians, for answers.

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