"But real weakness is as rare as real strength."
A Wild Sheep Chase, Haruki Murakami (via existential-nervousness)
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’s the real truth: Human Beings are scarier than any ‘monsters’ out there because we’re all born blank slates and BECOME our legacy.
This is the best post I’ve seen in a while.
6 million Jews were murdered, however the remaining 5 million individuals (which brings it up to 11 million) were homosexuals, disabled and blacks.
11 million individuals.
hitler took art classes and probably recycled.
I just left this little thing in John Green’s ask box.
I have no idea what I’m trying to express.
I just feel like it’s bad enough that tfios has me sobbing my heart out at ungodly hours EVERYTIME I read it. (And while i haven’t read it a hundred times, 15 is still almost 7Xs the amount Hank read it #humblebrag?) BUT TO HAVE THE BOOKS HE RECOMMENDED LEAVE ME SOBBING MY HEART OUT AT ONE AM AND TYPING THIS SAD ANGER POST? (And leaving very bad first impressions in a very important-to-me person’s ask box.)
It’s too much, John.
Also, omg, i think i spelled Elenor wrong. John Green is probably going to laugh at me with Henry now.
holy crap look at these notes i cant believe it!!! i love everyone who reblogged this photo oh my gosh this is literally making my day (i have so much work to do for school and this is obviously more important now)
ALSO THANK YOU FOR THE NEW LOVELY FOLLOWERS
The manager told Onew to go to the front of the line, but Onew noticed how long the line up was behind him. Instead he walked to the back of the line like the well-mannered leader we know. The rest of the members follow behind him diligently
Princess Diana meets Mother Teresa. Two amazing women who, in a strange twist of fate, died the same day.
That awkward moment when someone’s voice doesn’t match their appearance.
Face of a princess.
Voice of a trucker.
Cute tall elf
Voice of an angry bear.
Face of an assassin
Voice of a pre-teen girl
face of a killer
voice of a soft spoken angel