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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 01:54 PM
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147. yep, teens who scared the nazis
have you ever explored the argument that hitler and the nazi party organization were intentionally vague about what the final solution was, at first to test the waters to see how far they could go and later to shield themselves from repsonsibility if they ever lost the war.

the idea was hitler would go on about the "final solution" which evolved from beating, to robbing, to enslaving to exterminating.

i agree that the tea partiers are plotting assissinations, (giffords), so i think that some nazis were thining "genocide" from the get go, but that was not the official party line nor the line held by many followers

as years went on hitler would continue being vague and those around him, to get browine points, would all try to be more brutal than the next person to "please hitler" who often didnt ask them directly to do such callous acts.

one of the theories i heard on this are that hitler understood that he could get people to be more sadistic if he was vague because they would go farther than they would had he asked directly if they were fighting to get on his a list by being "the best nazi"

at the same time if the people didnt like these acts hitler could blame others and survive the next election (while elections still mattered)

as time went on and elections no longer mattered hitler still got people to do really horrible things often without asking directly, just using nuance and hoping that "good nazis" would come through for him.
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