i especially like the window behind the staircase
No wonder he got kicked out of art school
im laughing so hard holy hell
the bottom left window is torturing me
yeah…but hell no, that is NOT a “pretty good painting” and no, I didn’t “enjoy” jack shit, and GTFOH for even trying that basic ‘lets-humanize-Hitler’ bullshit
He was a human. A horrible one, of course, but still human. Him being a human doesn’t mean you have to like or even pity him. Humans are very capable of doing inhuman things.
But why even waste time, breath or energy “humanizing” Hitler? Like there are literally millions, if not billions of other wronged, aggrieved and oppressed people on earth to spend time defending or trying to soften his image
#notsorry, but saying that Hitler was “human” is about as remarkable as saying that water is wet
No one is arguing that he was an alien or not a homosapien. You can be human still be thoroughly lacking in humanity and morality and compassion
I entirely do not see the point of belaboring the point that people like Hitler (or George Zimmerman or Michael Dunn, etc.) were human too. Like, so were the millions of his victims. If anyone wants to humanize anyone, humanize them. Later for alla that “Hitler was a human being too” bullshit
The entire point is that he was basically the most shit kind of person a human could ever be, not that he somehow wasn’t a member of the human race
While the graphic’s execution is douchey “gotcha!” baiting worthy of Reddit, I think the (very muddled) point was not that Hitler was a human (we KNOW he was a human, for all the reasons odinsblog stated) or to humanize him, I think it was to point out that monsters capable of mass murder don’t always look or behave like monsters capable of mass murder.
I’m giving the maker of the graphic way too much credit since I’ve seen this concept executed in a much better form in other ways, but I take it in the sense that at, say, a murder trial, hearing how much the accused murderer of a teenager loves his mother and his family does not make him incapable of committing murder.
Generally, we see Hitler portrayed as angrily shouting to cheering crowds and we are lulled into assuming we’d know another Hitler if we saw one (and do everything we could to stop them). But the fact is it’s just not that simple.
George Zimmerman can wear a nice suit and a big grin and have his family surrounding him, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t shoot an unarmed teenager to death. Michael Dunn can meekly refer to his ear injury, but that doesn’t mean HE didn’t shoot an unarmed teenager to death (with the intent to shoot more).
Hitler may have painted some super shitty paintings, flirted with Eva Braun, and held a little girl’s hand, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t engineer the mass torture and execution of millions of people.
Yeah, I hear you, but I can’t quite get with that either…people know Hitler wasn’t a Skrull, and I think that people of average intelligence also get that Hitler (Zimmerman, Dunn, etc) might not have “looked” like a mass murderer at every nanosecond of his life
It’s just that I see this way too often. Not just with Hitler (although that’s bad enough). I’ve seen this “humanizing, he had a mom and dad” type pathology applied to Zimmerman, to Dunn, to slave owners, and to a lot more undeserving people. I don’t need to know that Hitler or [fill in the blank] murderer or oppressor had friends or never had a puppy. I already know that, and I honestly dgaf because so did each and every one of their victims
What I don’t get & will never understand is the need some people feel to point out such irrelevant minutia when a murderer or a similarly irredeemable, shitty person is mentioned
Like what is the purpose? That he’s human or had instances where he may have appeared innocuous —that’s not exactly breaking news. The old unsuspecting next door neighbor saying, “he seemed like such a nice boy, I never imagined he was an ax murderer” is such well tread trope that it’s entrenched in television, novels and other lore
Again, I question the “whys” when people feel compelled to pathologize and point out the obvious in these cases
For example, if someone were talking about a know and convicted rapist, I couldn’t even begin to imagine myself saying, “well, you know he was a human being too” or making a point of saying something like how he may have loved his mother, or had friends and a cat, or something. What have I added to the discussion by making such an observation?
And saying, “well he probably looked like a ‘normal’ guy” or “he once led a ‘normal’ life” kinda goes without saying. It’s just an unnecessary (and obvious) observation. If murderers or rapists had outwardly visual giveaways, or if their lives were SO VERY unusual as to raise red warning flags and alarm bells, well then, I doubt there would be quite as many murder or rape victims
I seriously just do not get why some people reflexively feel the need to go there…at best, it may be a misplaced sense of morality to “defend” or “humanize” someone who is (rightfully) being pilloried and derided; …at worst? Idek
and also say they look like such nice people, they’re so friendly, etc lets them get away with their crimes even more. how many times have i heard about ted bundy being so attractive and popular?