It’s a Who-Whom Thing

15 03 2013

Washington, D.C.

The 2A question is basically another front in the culture wars by any other name.

Remember, when you’re hearing a lot of political and social chatter about “what,” it usually is a smokescreen for “who” and “whom.”  See also:  Cigarettes.

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7 responses

17 03 2013
Robin

I’m sorry, this has nothing to do with your post but I’m watching a documentary called ‘Hunting Hitler,’ which claims the possibility that he actually escaped rather than committing suicide.

In the introduction they chirp the prevailing narrative that he wanted to “conquer the world”, but I don’t buy that. I know that he wanted to take back the Sudetenland and annex Austria but I don’t believe that he had imperialistic ambitions. Your thoughts?

17 03 2013
countenance

Hitler? Conquer the world? Even at the height of German military power under Hitler, there were four powers any one of which had more military might — Us, England, Russia/USSR and China.

17 03 2013
Robin

I disagree. In history, there was nothing more formidable than the German Wermacht. Had they not gotten too arrogant, and the 6th Army not been been bogged down at Stalingrad, the Germans would of taken Moscow in short order and then turned around and taken us on. That wouldn’t of been good.

What are your thoughts on the notion that he wanted to “take over the world.”

17 03 2013
countenance

But there was a reason they got bogged down at Stalingrad, and didn’t make Moscow: The Russian military and the Russian climate.

“Take us on.” How? How would they have gotten enough men (which they wouldn’t have had after “beating” the Russians) across the Atlantic to invade us? Then how could they have garrisoned the United States? Good luck with that part, Adolf.

At the height of WWII, the Germans were directly fighting the three greatest white empires of the time: US, UK, USSR. And implicitly fighting China, though I think never directly.

Hitler didn’t want to take over the world because he knew he didn’t have the resources to take over the world. Even in what little of “the world” he “took over” temporarily, he bit off way more than he could chew.

The mentality that Hitler “wanted to take over the world” was our stupid wartime propaganda. Of course, the Germans had stupid wartime propaganda, too — Their posters depicted the United States as a joint conspiracy between American Indians, blacks, Jews and the Ku Klux Klan (?) to destroy the Reich. Ironically, in MK, Hitler listed the United States as one of the few countries with which Germany can really be friends with.

17 03 2013
Robin

When I said “take us on,” I meant in Europe, not here.

17 03 2013
Robin

Maybe it would of been good?

17 03 2013
Robin

Pound for pound they were the baddest of the bad. They just got wore down by the Winter (like you said) and expendable, inexperienced boys issued guns relentlessly being throw at them while their supply lines dwindled.

I know that he hated the Bolsheviks but could never understand why he invaded the Soviet Union while fighting in the West.




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