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Posted by on Jun 6, 2009 in At TMV | 2 comments

Fleshing Out Adolph Hitler’s Evil

Adolf_Hitler_in_Yugoslavia_crop2.JPGDo black and white photos contribute to people not realizing how evil can appear in seemingly everyday human forms? Some new material involving Adolph Hitler, the German dictator who wreaked havoc in the first part of the 20th century and who killed millions of Jews, has now come to light — color material, and even material revealing his private voice. And it somehow adds to the perception of the name “Adolph Hitler” — a perception that for decades has been shaped by black and white photos such as the one you see to the left.

Just looking at a black and white photo makes you think you’re looking at something official and historical. Even old black and white snapshots take on that historical look with the passage of time. A black and white photo can make something look printed or remote (and there is also a genre-specific artistry to black and white photos). But when more color photos and items show up, it brings home the reality: evil in the form of a dictator or someone who murders someone with whom they disagree is more than an image on a screen or name or a bunch of statistics. Evil can come packaged in a human…flesh colored… form that can seem as normal as the neighbor next door.

Consider:

First, watch President Barack Obama visiting one of Hitler’s infamous concentration camp (your truly had a whole side of his family wiped out by Hitler).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86U-iPDXY6I

Is evil always evil — or is the danger that at times it’s seemingly in “sleep mode” and seems almost banal? Watch this “rare” footage of Hitler in 1939 in a color home movie that lets you hear how he sounded in private when he wasn’t delivering screaming speeches. This is reportedly Eva Braun’s private color amateur footage from Summer 1939 filmed at the Berghof, near Berchtesgaden with the voices of Hitler, Goebbels, Speer, Braun. As they giggle and chat, it’s hard to imagine these are the people guilty of so much death, horror, and destruction – the people who launched a massive war and sanctioned the murder of so many men, women infants, children, and tiny infants in so many brutal ways that it still stuns a jaded world.

Next, GO HERE to discover recently released color photos of Hitler, taken by his photographer. A MUST VIEW.

Perceptions are also perpetuated in humor, particularly dark humor. For instance, Hitler is a You Tube favorite for “dark comedy” parody videos. A key scene from the film “Downfall” depicting Hitler’s last days has been used for a slew of satires where new subtitles have the dictator raging over a variety of things. Here are two. WARNING: Very adult language.

There’s this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExeyrNZwzwQ

And then there’s this — showing Hitler upset because over a famous actor not getting a cameo in the new Star Trek remake:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGkaGWLn0zQ

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  • Silhouette

    What is even more fascinating about the Nazi Germany phenomenon is how an entire nation of people were slowly lulled to accept the perverse, the unthinkable…in this case, genocide.

    The perverse is something we all know in our gut is wrong, but are lulled into believing is right for some cause, some agenda. In Hitler’s case it undoubtedly had to do with unresolved issues from his childhood, the conditions of Germany at the time were ripe for a perverse agenda to take root and grow…slowly…over the 1920s and 30s.

    A great example of how the perverse becomes normalized via political-correctness within an otherwise thinking society is “The Boy In Striped Pajamas”. You were either politically correct [for that time] or you paid dearly. Kind of like “Do Ask, Do Tell”. The nazis did similar stunts to blackmail the general population in line with their way of thinking..

    Too bad “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was already taken. Would’ve made a dandy title too…

  • Silhouette

    “In Germany from 1919 to 1933, political parties were little more than tools for powerful interest groups. Hitler was quick to recognize this and turn his formidable and nefarious talents to the talk of fund raising. His methods were unscrupulous. At first he courted the powerful; then as his party grew in size and strength, *he was perfectly willing to use blackmail and bribery to gain his ends.* But it must be admitted that he knew the value of money: that it could purchase almost all the necessary resources of politics, such as propaganda campaigns, newspaper coverage, full-time staff, etc. In short, Hitler knew that money meant power.

    It is even partly true that Hitler was able to sell an evil idea like anti-Semitism simply because he had the support of wealthy contributors.* By continuous propaganda even the greatest untruth will be believed by some people.* …”
    Source: http://oneheartbooks.com/books/agenda/who_financed_hitler.htm

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    “Do Ask Do Tell” link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rja6cqlCsEg
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    Speaking of nefarious ideas whose potential to do damage stays hidden…I’d say at least it was obvious to everyone except those caught inside the web of Nazi Germany that killing people in concentration camps en masse was a perversion.

    Other perversions pass as “love” and seem to harm no one.. And if you don’t accept that, they’ll “out” you…lol..

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