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21 5, 11:45pm
There is a tendency, especially in the Jewish community, to criticize any attempt to point out things like this about Hitler, and instead we're supposed to consider him a thoroughly evil inhuman monster with no redeeming qualities whatsoever; and if you say anything nice about him at all, you must be a Nazi yourself and support everything he ever did. The way it's usually stated is that "you're trying to humanize Hitler!"
Well, duh! To me, Hitler is a good example of humanity at its most complicated - especially of how a relatively normal human being with high moral standards who loves dogs, gets on well with children, enjoys Disney cartoons, and has a talent for artwork, can still be a self-centered, belligerent, depraved bastard, whose high moral standards don't include "thou shalt not kill".