Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Real Adolf Hitler


"Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived... he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made."
- John F. Kennedy

Perhaps never has there been a more misrepresented, misunderstood figure than Adolf Hitler. At his peak the most popular leader in Europe, and at his lowest a homeless drifter living in a Viennese shelter; Adolf Hitler's life and story is far more complex than most people would have you believe. Almost everyone in the world, and surely everyone in North America and Europe, know the name Adolf Hitler. However, for the most part, they are only ever presented with one side of him, a side of him which is based far more in wartime propaganda than it is in reality. Hitler is almost always depicted as a cold-blooded madman, a lunatic who's only goal was to exterminate the Jews and take over the world. However, we know now that these things simply are not true. Not only was there never an official German order to exterminate the Jews, but Hitler himself never once spoke of such action. Likewise, it's well understood that Hitler, and the Germans at large, had no plans of world domination. This is obvious once one understands that they were nationalists, and nationalism is an ideology which simply is not congruent with a more globalist, communist ideology of world governance and dissolution of national borders and identity.

Adolf Hitler, to most people, is seen as a stern, hard, unforgiving man. If one searches 'Adolf Hitler' in a Google image search, most of the pictures reflect Hitler either in the middle of a heated speech, or looking rather serious. Rarely are we exposed to photographs of Adolf Hitler which tell perhaps another tale, and show a side of him that almost no one, except the Germans of his time, really knew.

Adolf Hitler with Children

Adolf Hitler, the supposed 'cold-blooded Jew killer' who seemingly loved children.

Adolf Hitler with Comrades

Adolf Hitler (furthest right) with his comrades and his dog during World War I. Hitler, a prolific soldier, would end up earning six medals for bravery during his service.
Adolf Hitler with Animals



"He (Hitler) could not bear to eat meat, because it meant the death of a living creature. He refused to have so much as a rabbit or a trout sacrificed to provide his food. He would allow only eggs on his table, because egg-laying meant that the hen had been spared rather than killed." 

- Leon DeGrelle, Friend of Hitler, Belgian General, Waffen SS

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These photographs, which highlight very good traits (love and respect for children, bravery and courage during war, care and appreciation for animals) don't exactly fit with the popular notion of Adolf Hitler as the most evil man who ever lived.

Of course, Adolf Hitler was not the most evil man who has ever lived. He was, if anything, just about as far away form such a description as one man could possibly get. However, most people won't take the time to hear what he, Hitler, himself had to say. They won't read his books (Mein Kampf, Hitler's Second Book), or books which offer insight into his brilliant mind (Hitler's Table Talk), no, most will just blindly and uncritically accept the victorious allied narrative that Adolf Hitler was an evil madman, usually without any proof (fake Holocausts don't count).

Ghandi, a man noted for his pacifism and good-heartedness, had this to say of Hitler:

"We have no doubt about your bravery or devotion to your fatherland, nor do we believe that you are the monster described by your opponents."

And in the same light, many well respected statesmen and diplomats visited Hitler during the 1930's and had nothing but the best to say of him. Of course, his own German people were no different. Adolf Hitler was loved by his people to a degree that most of us today cannot possibly even fathom. One is hard pressed to find a man as revered and respected by his countrymen in all of history. Even neighboring countries, such as Austria, loved Hitler; and when Austria was asked to join the German Reich, the Austrian people voted overwhelmingly by 99% in favor of such action.

Despite all of this, Hitler is still portrayed as the paramount of evil, the apex of cruelty, and the peak of hatred. In reality, Hitler was a kind, brave, honest man of incredible virtue; although, he was by no means afraid to speak his mind even if he knew it would land him in trouble. Unfortunately, most people never know the true Adolf Hitler, as he was ultimately not victorious in his gallant struggle of the time. As we know, it is the victors who write history, not the losers. For this reason, Hitler's true life remains unknown to almost all those who are born into a world that curses his name.

"One day the world will know I was right."

- Adolf Hitler