Posts tagged kids
Posts tagged kids
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to read this.
Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE.
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl.
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.
As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.
Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.
That’s the real truth: Human Beings are scarier than any ‘monsters’ out there because we’re all born blank slates and BECOME our legacy.
This is the best post I’ve seen in a while.
My mum cares for someone who is related to him and she remembers sitting on his lap and him telling her fairy tales and her mum and her would go and say sorry to everyone in the camps.
They grow up so quickly…
I’ve been having a Harry Potter marathon all day.
My cousin just came out to me. Told me he’s not meant to be a man, said he’s always been a woman on the inside. Awesome, fantastic, I’m proud of him for accepting who he really is. Really. Not only does this make me not the only family member who is “different” but I can support him in his decision and him in mine.
He’s absolutely braver than I, I never came out to my family about my sexual preferences (nor do I plan on it) but he has and because of that his family (my aunt, uncle, his wife) all believe he is mentally ill. It literally makes me sick to think that is how they treat him, as my aunt said “He’s sick, he needs to get checked into a hospital. He’s being selfish for thinking this way, he has a toddler son!”
So, to my transgender cousin, I love you and I’m absolutely proud of you.
my roommates and i marathoned the entire extended lotr trilogy yesterday and so
omehgosh they’re so adorable!!!