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 last statement.
unless your teachers are abusive assholes there is no fucking reason to disrespect them
they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education
teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit
oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend
i wonder why
jesus christ teachers have it hard enough dont be an asshole
I JUST DROPPED MY STRAIGHTENER IN THE SINK HELP WHAT DO I DO
I PULLED IT OUT BUT NOW ITS MAKING DEMON NOISES
IM AFRAID TO UNPLUG IT WHAT IF IT SHOCKS ME
IM GONNA UNPLUG IT HERE GOES
I UNPLUGGED IT BUT ITS STILL MAKING DEMON SOUNDS
your url makes a disturbing amount of sense right now.
STOP REBLOGGING THIS I ALMOST DIED
Why is your sink full of water when you’re using a hair straightener to begin with…?
Whoo! It’s that time of semester again!
Bureaucalypse: A game I invented to help teach my U.S. Government students about the federal bureaucracy.
Also, I creeped myself and the janitor out with the sound effects for tomorrow…yessssss.
LOVE this idea. I may steal it for when I teach the UN to my world history classes. (And/or teaching the E.U. to AP Euro) Can I ask: what do they have in terms of preparation? (I see you mentioned notes that they took. So I assume they were each assigned a department and had to take notes on the functions/jurisdictions etc. of that particular department?) How big are your classes? Do they walk in and see this (SO COOL!!), or are they given some kind of hint as to what is coming?
Being married to a workaholic has its downside- It’s 8pm…. he gets off at 5:30…..
I’m single every afternoon from 3:20-8pm…..