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I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
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I didn't read what you or anyone else wrote prior to my own post, I was answering the question posed in the thread header.
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Originally posted by Scourge Scourge wrote:



Originally posted by Zagros Zagros wrote:

No, I detest every single person who willfully inflicts suffering and pain on others regardless of when he or she did it.  And I think people who use 'historical context' and similar bullsh*t to excuse their admiration for such individuals might be a little neuropathic or worse, psychopathic to overlook such crimes.


To say I'm a psychopath is a little crazy in my opinion. Whats neuropathic anyways? Though on a side note I'm not looking over anything. I understand full well what Heydrich did it still doesn't mean he wasn't a great man.


My bad, I meant neurotic.
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"The evil that men do lives after them, the good is often 'terred with their bones"...but in this instance you'd be hard put to find any good much less greatness in the likes of a Heydrich. Himmler liked children and little dogs but such are hardly the sterling qualities of greatness, should we eulogize him as a misunderstood genius? Please, Scourge (and you are no Attila by the way) spare us all of these neurotic contentions before they do become evidence of sociopathy!

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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

"The evil that men do lives after them, the good is often 'terred with their bones"...but in this instance you'd be hard put to find any good much less greatness in the likes of a Heydrich. Himmler liked children and little dogs but such are hardly the sterling qualities of greatness, should we eulogize him as a misunderstood genius? Please, Scourge (and you are no Attila by the way) spare us all of these neurotic contentions before they do become evidence of sociopathy!

Way to be astute enough realize where I got scourge from. Though I never said I was Atilla though you did. I am not a sociopath and they aren't neurotic contentions. They are truths in my opinion. No matter what you say it still doesn't change his effectiveness.
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His "effectiveness"...you've got to be kidding.
 
The only truth here can be summarized by his murderous CV!
 
 
He was a disgusting being to which the adjective "human" is entirely unapplicable.
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

His "effectiveness"...you've got to be kidding.
 
The only truth here can be summarized by his murderous CV!
 
 
He was a disgusting being to which the adjective "human" is entirely unapplicable.

Denying him human is inhuman in itself and a underestimation of the human character and spirit.
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Originally posted by Scourge Scourge wrote:

Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

His "effectiveness"...you've got to be kidding.
 
The only truth here can be summarized by his murderous CV!
 
 
He was a disgusting being to which the adjective "human" is entirely unapplicable.

Denying him human is inhuman in itself and a underestimation of the human character and spirit.

"Underestimation of the human character and spirit"? What character and spirit? The character of a ruthless, criminal thug and the spirit and willingness to kill countless innocent people? He deserved what he got on the streets of Prague in May 1942.
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Its simple really, we can't judge the past by our standards. Thus Atilla isn't an evil savage in my mind, the Romans who at least thought of themselves civilized were doing the same thing for centuries, and did not stop doing it when their powerbase was crumbling either.

WW2 happened mid-20th century at a time when we already had a semblance of univeral rights, respect for human life, etc. Thus there is no way you can call a Heydrich a great man. Well you can, but you'd be playing into your own delusions.

I think that Dr Gonzaga summed it up well.   
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Well that works both ways then.  If you can't judge them by today's standards then you can't admire them by today's standards either.  Simples.


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'Love' is a very neurotic emotion in this context.  Who would as such 'love' a historical figure?
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Originally posted by egyptian goddess egyptian goddess wrote:

So who else can't help liking an ominous historical figure, I'd love to hear about them Smile??
 
Hmmm... I'll have to consult the ritual statues I keep in my shrine...
 
O great Chariman Mao, together with the Fuhrer and comrade Stalin! Do I like ominous or evil historical figures?
 
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No, apparently I do not.
 
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Originally posted by Ziegenbartami Ziegenbartami wrote:

Originally posted by Scourge Scourge wrote:

Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

His "effectiveness"...you've got to be kidding.
 
The only truth here can be summarized by his murderous CV!
 
 
He was a disgusting being to which the adjective "human" is entirely unapplicable.

Denying him human is inhuman in itself and a underestimation of the human character and spirit.

"Underestimation of the human character and spirit"? What character and spirit? The character of a ruthless, criminal thug and the spirit and willingness to kill countless innocent people? He deserved what he got on the streets of Prague in May 1942.


That is ridiculous the guy is a German hero. He fought against the enemies of the Reich with a soberness and toughness not exhibited by many and was a great family man at the same time. He fought for what he believed in even when he was dying he still drew his pistol and tried valiantly to hang on and live. There should be a statue of him in Berlin or at least a memorial.


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Scourge, you are either a fool or a batard! Talk such as the above declaration is considered criminal activity in the Deutsche Bundesrepublik.
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Scourge, you are either a fool or a batard! Talk such as the above declaration is considered criminal activity in the Deutsche Bundesrepublik.


Probably not but its illegal to say things like Sieg Heil or Meine Ehre heiße Treue or Heil Hitler but I doubt its illegal to suggest that. Though who cares what the laws are in Germany. Its not my fault they can't honor their past and betrayed their own country in 1945 when all of a sudden there were 65 million communists or social democrats traitors. Having an opinion that isn't politically correct doesn't make somebody a fool or a bastard in fact it means they are a little bit more open to the truth and are able to see the greatness in men that are other wise vilified.
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Originally posted by Akolouthos Akolouthos wrote:

Originally posted by egyptian goddess egyptian goddess wrote:

So who else can't help liking an ominous historical figure, I'd love to hear about them Smile??
 
Hmmm... I'll have to consult the ritual statues I keep in my shrine...
 
O great Chariman Mao, together with the Fuhrer and comrade Stalin! Do I like ominous or evil historical figures?
 
*deep rumbling answer in an ancient tongue*
 
No, apparently I do not.
 
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Originally posted by Zagros Zagros wrote:

Well that works both ways then.  If you can't judge them by today's standards then you can't admire them by today's standards either.  Simples.

I didn't say that you could. 
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Originally posted by Scourge Scourge wrote:

Its not my fault they can't honor their past and betrayed their own country in 1945 when all of a sudden there were 65 million communists or social democrats traitors.

Actually it was the National Socialists who betrayed Germany, by instigating a war of aggression with genocidal intent, which ended in the destruction of Germany, the deaths of millions of German citizens (not to mention the dead throughout Europe), and the subjugation of East Germany to stifling communist rule, the economic effects of which are still being felt today. Because of the atrocities committed by the Nazis in Eastern Europe (including by this so-called "German hero" of yours, Heydrich), the Soviet Union and other eastern European states retaliated by forcibly expelling, under inhumane conditions, 15 million ethnic Germans from their homelands, and killing 2 million more. These people had the Nazis to thank for this treatment.

As for his assassination, had I been a Czech under Nazi occupation, I would have done everything I could to kill him and anyone else who sought to oppress me, so kudos to the brave men who did. They're the real heroes.


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It is inconceivable - at least I would have thought it was - that anyone would equate the Third Reich with Germany. Heydrich may be a Nazi hero, but he certainly isn't a German one.
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Having an opinion that isn't politically correct doesn't make somebody a fool or a bastard in fact it means they are a little bit more open to the truth and are able to see the greatness in men that are other wise vilified.

 
Since when is a blunt declaration in favor of morality and ethics considered little more than "political correctness"! You are a fool Scourge and anyone with an inkling of decency would simply tell you to go!


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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Having an opinion that isn't politically correct doesn't make somebody a fool or a bastard in fact it means they are a little bit more open to the truth and are able to see the greatness in men that are other wise vilified.

 
Since when is a blunt declaration in favor of morality and ethics considered little more than "political correctness"! You are a fool Scourge and anyone with an inkling of decency would simply tell you to go!


Heydrich showed the most important traits a human could have. Traits which many in today's society do not possess due to what the media portrays him as; I mean you could just sit around and let him be forgotten into the pages of History as something hes not; or you could read the truth about him and see the loyalty he had for his country and his beliefs and how he proud of man he was.
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

It is inconceivable - at least I would have thought it was - that anyone would equate the Third Reich with Germany. Heydrich may be a Nazi hero, but he certainly isn't a German one.


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Originally posted by Scourge Scourge wrote:

the loyalty he had for his country and his beliefs and how he proud of man he was.

Loyalty to one's country and pride are not positive character traits as all, and Heydrich is an exellent illustration as to why they are so bad.
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Originally posted by Scourge Scourge wrote:

 

That is ridiculous the guy is a German hero. He fought against the enemies of the Reich with a soberness and toughness not exhibited by many and was a great family man at the same time. He fought for what he believed in even when he was dying he still drew his pistol and tried valiantly to hang on and live. There should be a statue of him in Berlin or at least a memorial.

He is a German heroe? Where? In the heads of lunatic Neo-Nazis or even in those of the die-hard nazis?

He isn't a German heroe, believe me, i should have heared of it!


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Hello Scourge
 
While I do agree that Heydrich was an effective military commander he is definitely not a hero.
 
A hero, a real hero, is a person who sacrifices himself for the right cause not for a cause. The guy betreyed his own roots (he was after all part jew) to lick the Nazi boots and sucked up to Hitler and Himmler faithfully just like any slave sucking up to his master and if you think this is admirable then you really have a problem.
 
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Originally posted by Al Jassas Al Jassas wrote:

Hello Scourge
 
While I do agree that Heydrich was an effective military commander he is definitely not a hero.
 
A hero, a real hero, is a person who sacrifices himself for the right cause not for a cause. The guy betreyed his own roots (he was after all part jew) to lick the Nazi boots and sucked up to Hitler and Himmler faithfully just like any slave sucking up to his master and if you think this is admirable then you really have a problem.
 
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Your wrong; he wasn't Jewish. That is a lie and propaganda. Heydrich was not Jewish and he did not suck up to Hitler and Himmler like slaves. That is wrong and a lie. You are seeing this wrong completely.
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I think you're partaking in the sucking up to a degree that prevents you from seeing that. 
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There is nothing likeable or heroic about any figure that inverts societal norms and engages in criminal activity under the guise of responsibility in support of these inversions or better stated, perversions. If anything, Heydrich is the epitome of the untermensch given free rein to act out his psychopathy so as to efficiently carry out the herd mentality at its most vulgar level.
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That is ridiculous though I guess it all comes down to perspective. So nobody else is gonna change their minds nor will I. So the argument is void to be honest a situation where agreeing to disagree is better than debating morality and who considers what great.
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