What Happened to Hitler’s Nose?

September 18, 2007

Hitler the hypocrite idealized an Aryan ideal (blonde hair, blue eyes – blah, blah, blah) and encouraged women to have children, plenty of them.  As a matter of fact, couples with lots of children were rewarded and those who could not or did not conceive were fined (punished).  But Hitler himself would not father any children for fear that he did not live up to the Aryan ideal he so zealously believed.

Hitler led a eugenics program which sterilized hundreds of thousands of mentally or terminally ill Germans.  Sterilization quickly became medically endorsed murder.  The claim was to reduce the burden on a healthy German State.  The other part of the equation was the purification of Aryan blood – they hoped to rid themselves of disease through a 600 year campaign of eradication.

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This is a picture of Hitler around 1939 (not 100% sure) – I don’t know who he’s sitting with.  The picture below is Hitler in 1945.  Looking good, eh?!

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Hitler is 56 years old in this photo.  His shoulders are hunched over.  His chest looks like it collapsed.  He had an uncontrollable twitch in his right arm.  He could barely use his right hand.  His face is sallow.  It looks like he aged about fifty years in only five.  But what happened to his nose?

Here’s the kicker.  A recent idea is that Hitler was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.  There has been long speculation about syphilis.  Either way, Hitler would not have survived his own eugenics program.

Adolf Hitler would become one of the last victims of said eugenics program with a self administered dose of poison.

And the world was rid of his disease.


Mangling Mengele

September 13, 2007

One of my primary reading subjects is history.  I find the history of conflict very compelling.  My main area of interest is the Second World War, with a specific focus on the Third Reich. 

I’ve read a lot about the National Socialists (NSDAP), the Wehrmacht, Abwehr, Luftwaffe, Schutzstaffel (SS).  I’ve read about the Nazi war strategy and it’s failures.  I’ve read about the Concentration Camps, the Einsatzgruppen (travelling murder squads). 

I’ve read about such notables as Himmler, Hitler, Goebbels, Goring and so on. I knew these men were an abomination.  I knew the Third Reich is a horrible stain in the history of humanity. I did not fully comprehend how completely disgusting these people were.  I still don’t fully appreciate it. 

However, my recent reading concerning doctors, medicine and science in the Third Reich has made me realize how much more I need to learn, how much more disgust I need to cultivate. 

The Nazis, without a doubt, are the worst collection of people to have ever united on this planet. Last night, I became a little more intimate with the story of Josef Mengele.  josef-mengele-1935.jpgHe was supposed to have been the camp physician at Auschwitz-Birkenau, but he did nothing to help anyone. He considered himself both a doctor & a geneticist…he was neither.  

His every action was contrary to the Hippocratic Oath.  His every experiment was a slap in the face of scientific method (empiricism). He experimented on twins.   If you want to use twins for genetic experimentation, they need to be identical twins.  Fraternal twins are no more twins than you and one of your older/younger siblings, insofar as you do not share ‘identical’ DNA.  This was known in the late 30s (before Mengele’s experiments).  Mengele did not always use identical twins.  In fact, he didn’t even always use fraternal twins.  There was at least one occurrence of brothers (9 month age difference) being experimented on. 

The specifics of some of his experiments are so disgusting that I do not want to relate them here.  In general, he would treat one of the twins poorly & leave the other one alone.  Then, he’d have them both killed and dissected in order to discover if there were any differences in their bodies, organs, etc. 

In one extreme example, he wanted to see if he could manufacture Siamese twins and had two children stitched together.  They died during the procedure. vernichtung-18.jpg Did Mengele contribute anything to the advancement of science? Unequivocally NO.  Most of his notes and records were destroyed for fear that they were a death sentence. 

Mengele fled Germany and the Allies at the conclusion of the war.  He was able to live out his natural life without any punishment for his crimes against humanity.   In the end, he was unrepentant.  He claimed to have “never personally harmed anyone in his life.” 

Mengele had concentration camp prisoners with medical training perform all his ‘surgeries’, which they would not have done without the threat of death from Mengele.  Personal responsibility (liability) is clear-cut everywhere but in his sick mind. 

Where is the justice in this world?


Reel Terror

August 30, 2007

I was watching the BBC channel on a television in a restaurant I eat at a few times a week.  They played a spectacular reel of suicide bombers (primarily car bombs) and attacks on US personnel which had been caught on film.  There were at least twenty different examples on the reel.

 I thought it was awesome, devastating and terrible.

Then it occurred to me…”Wow, these camera people are pretty lucky to have their cameras rolling and focused on just the right spot at just the right time.”  Luck to this degree is possible but not probable.

Someone has to be informing videographers about impending attacks.  I don’t think a terrorist group would call any media and give the exact location and time of a suicide or other attack on US Occupation Forces.  That would kind of reduce the ‘terror’ element.

Who then?  Who benefits from ‘terror’?  The aggressor.

In this ‘War on Terror’ – Who has created more victims?  Who has received more money?  Who has more at stake?  Who’s political agenda has made the most progress?

I think the answer to these questions is the same as the answer to who would inform the media about ‘terror attacks’.  How do they have advance knowledge of ‘terror attacks’?  Well, probably because they are the people responsible for planning the attacks.

Why?

Nobody likes a bully.  David kicked Goliath’s ass and the people rejoiced. 

But what if Goliath had prevailed?  Surely David would have been cast as villain.  Surely David would have thrown the first stone.  Surely David would have gotten what he deserved – a healthy thrashing.

Today, ‘Goliath’ is poised to destroy ‘David’ and it’s an unfair fight, so ‘David’ is being painted as the antagonist, the aggressor, the terrorist.

There needs to be the perception of a struggle, of a fight and a retaliation.  If ‘David’ does not fight, then there’s no fight & that won’t do.  So we’re told that ‘Dave’ is pretty resilient and we’re shown a whole reel of explosions as evidence.

The pictures of the ‘Highway of Death’ from the Kuwait conflict took a considerable amount of steam out the US war machine.  It was an obvious and absolute rout. Therefore, the US pursuit had to be called off at the Kuwait-Iraq border.  This mistake will not be made twice.

Ask yourself one simple question – when was the last time the US actually won a war (conflict)?

They cannot claim sole victory in WWI or WWII (Europe or Pacific), for too many Allies participated in the effort.  As a matter of fact, the US was the last to join either of these wars.  Things went well in Korea, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Bosnia-Herzegovena.

The War of 1812 resulted in a return to the pre-conflict status quo, meaning the US regained losses suffered during the conflict.  The Spanish-American war worked out, until Castro took Cuba back.

I think the only war the US may have actually won is the American Revolution, which they probably would’ve lost had their not been an ocean between them and the British leadership. 

I should actually research this claim about the US never really being ‘victorious’ in a conflict.  I am pretty well-read in history, particularly the history of war/warfare.

Prove me wrong.