There was definitely anti-Semitism, or actually pro-Aryanism, in Germany. But Hitler was only able to come to the level of power that he had (and convince entire nations to become extremist States) because of the NSDAP's promises of economic stability and German economic sovereignty, which "coincided" nicely with the prevalent Aryan ideology.I think that in Germany, for a very long time, there existed a view about Jewish people that was beyond unhealthy, that was disgusting and that would have remained whether Hitler had risen to power or not. It may not have resulted in the mass deaths that it did, but the attitude long predated the actions that went on to disgust much of the world.
Now, I don't dispute that some people were newly persuaded by the speeches and actions of the Nazis. But for a population to go down that path in the way the Germans did, there needed to be an underlying tinderbox to ignite.
Unfortunately, two things: 1) yes, opinions are like assholes, and 2) no-one seems to recognize the difference between opinion and objective fact.The last thing I would want is anyone taking me seriously. Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. I don't take anything too seriously.
I have such a short time here it isn't worth it. I will let those of you who are serious take things seriously. I will sit back and have a good laugh.
Fun fact: Stalin's death count exceeds that of Hitler.I totally agree. He also did some terrible things before WWII. I don't have any awe or respect for Stalin.
The main problem with these ideologies is that they promote the faulty idea that the Person exists for the benefit of the State, rather than the other way around. And face the truth: the sovereignty of the Person has most recently been forfeited when vaccine/masking mandates were put in place. Dig that y'all.