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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Eternalism: The Philosophy of Time

Time is a dimension that when viewed from an omnipotent point of view is a single portrait. Essentially all of time is happening all the time. There is no difference between the future and the past. Things are and always will be and there is nothing that can change them. Things happen because they were always happening. An omnipotent creature views time outside of our modern -understand of physics and mathematics which tells us that our physical universe is a three-parameter model. The three-parameter model represent the three dimensions in which all of matter exists. The three dimensions; width, height and depth, can be exemplified in a geometric figure such as a cylinder. The way in which we perceive and intake experience the physical world is understood by the foundations of physics, geometry and mathematics. Which fundamentally proves the theory of time itself. As natural law and scientific theory are based on a series of irrefutable facts, the eternal flow of the timeline in which events happen in mathematical sequence is nothing more than a mathematical equation that takes us to our present moment. Just as elements on the periodic chart serve as mathematical equations in which various elements come together to form new elements. The new element is always the algorithm of old two elements and no other equation could end up with that result. Mathematically speaking all human interactions across the globe are feeding into the equation which forms our present moment, our immediate reality serving as the byproduct of prior events. With that knowledge, we must surmise that our immediate reality is fundamentally in link with every event in human history and would not be occurring as it is now if it were not for prior events. Thus, every action you make has already been determined because history is an equation that produces the present moment and it could not have happened any other way. Everything that has happened in the life of the individual thus far is the equation like two hydrogens and one oxygen and what you’re doing right now is the H2O. Thus, history is a mathematical equation. Our present reality is a complex algorithm. The timeline is a constant that has been and always will be. Everything that will happen has already happened. Humans didn’t need to discovery physics. Physics existed whether or not humans are aware of it. Evolution exists whether humans are aware of it or not. The natural laws of the universal are not man-made, they are constants that continue whether sentient beings observe their processes or not. As the natural laws are and have always been, there is no different way in which hydrogen can be explained, just as oxygen has a determined factual basis. This deterministic view, when applied to time, presents a philosophical position in which for every event there exist conditions that could cause no other event. Although such notions of pre-determined fates are weary on the hope for a physical world in which free will eliminates determinism, determinism can be presented through empirical testing. The paradigm of time in regards to history is that history falls into accordance with the same natural state of laws subjected to any scientific field of discovery. History and time as it relates to the paradigm follow a casual determinism. In the scientific field of physics a casual determinism would be in likeness to the system of cause and effects. As physicists work within the realm of causes and effects, historians must also view their study as a series of causes and effects. As the historian studies his field as a social scientist he can only surmise that any state is completely determined by prior states. Determinism serves as a perfect prediction of what will happen. Through studies of the past, the future [since it is pre-determined] becomes predictable. Economic downturns are predictable. Sectarian violence is predictable. Just as eclipses are predictable. Rainbows are predictable. Thunder storms are predictable. The scientist can make predictions just as the historian can make predictions. The entire universe is a single determinate system in the likeness of a computer coding system which to the untrained eye would be perceived as nothing but a repeating series of ones and zeroes. Considering all human action in every moment of the timeline each indiscriminate action adds a series of ones and zeroes to the coding, bestowing us with our present reality. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Andrew Jackson: The Last American Lion

Robert Gold
History 11
Professor Mooslin
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12/5/16

ANDREW JACKSON:
The Champion of Universal White Male Suffrage

            Andrew Jackson was truly the Donald Trump of the 19th century. Jacksonian Democracy was anti-big government in its war against the Centralized Banking System, extremely nationalistic in its crusade towards Manifest Destiny and the strongest Jackson and Trump correlation comes from their shared championing of the white working class.
            First, let us address Universal White Male Suffrage as one of the fundamental tenants of Jacksonian Democracy. But first, let us define Universal White Male Suffrage. Universal White Male Suffrage was the belief that voting rights should be extended to all white men. By the end of the 1820s attitudes nationwide towards universal white male suffrage had turned favorable. Throughout the period of Jacksonian Democratic Presidents such as Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and James K. Polk, a period which lasted from 1828 – 1856, the historically disenfranchised white working class were finally awarded a voice in the Republic as virtually all laws regarded land owning as a prerequisite for voting were eliminated.
            As the Jacksonian era came to a close in 1856, universal white male suffrage had been achieved. Nearly all requirements to town property and nearly all requirements to pay taxes, as a prerequisite to vote, had been abolished. How did this magnificent achievement in human rights come about? Nearly every President between 1828-1856 had either been a Jackson admirer or a literal member of Jackson’s White House Cabinet during his time in office. Franklin Pierce was elected Speaker of the House in 1831, a time when Democrats controlled the executive and legislative branch. Andrew Johnson was an old-fashioned Southern Jacksonian Democrat of renounced states’ rights views. James Buchanan had served as the Minister to Russia during the Jackson Administration.
            James K. Polk campaigned for Jackson for the Senate in Tennessee and for the Presidency in 1824, 1828 and 1832. James K. Polk was elected Speaker of the House to lead a Democratically Controlled Congress, championing Jacksonian ideals, as Jackson served as commander-in-chief. Franklin Pierce campaigned vigorous for Jackson across New Hampshire during the 1828 election cycle. James K. Polk was considered the last of the Jacksonian Democrats to serve in the White House, although Andrew Johnson was a great admirer of Jackson and his championing of the white working class. It is to be noted that Johnson himself was a white working class man who made his living as a tailor in his early years and although he was a man of the South, he was never wealthy enough to have slaves of his own, and thus he spent his life feeling rejected the southern socialite plutocratic society and the ideals of a man like Jackson, who spoke to the common men like Johnson, that was quite appealing.
            As Universal White Male Suffrage became a dream finally realized by 1856, the shift towards Women’s Suffrage and Black Suffrage quickly came to the forefront of American politics. In 1870, African American males were given voting rights by way of the way of the 15th Amendment. In 1869, Wyoming became first state to give women the right to vote. This is not very well-known but the Women’s Rights Association led by Susan B. Anthony fought the Suffragette movement on a state by state basis, similarly to how the same-sex marriage battle has been fought. In Montana, it was 1883. In Utah, it was 1870. In 1883 it was Washington. In 1893 we had Colorado. In Idaho, it was 1896.
            Now objectively in truth be told we as historians, regardless of our personal grievances towards Jackson, must recognize that if the Universal White Male Suffrage movement had never fully metastasized it is unlikely that women or black would have ever gotten the right to vote.
This is not to say that “white males” are trail blazers, this is more to say that the elimination of property and tax requirements was truly a victory for anyone in this country who considered the expansion of Athenian democracy and a descendant of plutocratic republicanism a good thing.
            But what other rights of the white working class besides voting did Andrew Jackson stand up for. The primary component of his Administration that aided white working class men was his push towards Manifest Destiny. Now many Republicans opposed Manifest Destiny as imperialistic and a form of tribalistic Americanism. On top of that they opposed anti-immigration policies, while the Jacksonian Democrats were “nativists” believing that American domestic policies should serve those already living here, another remnant of Trumpist philosophy finding its voice on the Jacksonian platform.
            As a part of Jacksonian Manifest Destiny, many Democratic Presidents who succeeded Jackson continued his policies of territorial expansion. This followed the Jacksonian belief that white working class Americans should settle the American West, so that America would one day expand her control to both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Under Jacksonian Presidents, this goal of expanding across North American continent from coast to coast was fully realized after The Mexican-American War. Senator Abraham Lincoln vigorously criticized President James K. Polk and the democrats for purposefully provoking a war with a neighboring state, seizing more than held that state’s territory, and spilling American blood for their selfish territorial ambitions.
            Thirdly I’d like to address Jackson’s position on the banks. Donald Trump painted his political opponent as the corporate candidate raking in millions of dollars to do speeches for Goldman Sachs. Now although Jackson and Trump are wealthy men, they became warriors of the White working class, taking on the plutocrats seeking to dominate the bureaucracy.
The Jacksonian Democrats viewed the Bank of the United States as an illegitimate government run corporation in violation of state sovereignty.
            The Bank posed a threat to the agriculture based economy of the South, placing more power in the hands of Industry and in the hands of the Coastal Elites. Jacksonians viewed the bank of the United States as a pandering of economic privileges to financial elites. Such notions outraged the white working class, who saw such policies as a violation of their constitutional rights. It is important to note that the idea of a Nationalized Banking System was a debate topic that had been going since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton.
            The Hamiltonians favored more Centralized federal and executive power, and thus supported the implementation of a nationalized bank. The Jeffersonians, on the other hand, favored states’ rights and individual sovereignty, and thus opposed the erections of a nationalized bank. The Anti-Federalists and Federalists are just names for Republicans and Democrats. Although back then it was the Republicans like Abraham Lincoln who wanted more big government and as a Senator and President he supported government construction projects, government industrialization of the nation and even government built highways, railroads and streets. Jackson, in an effort to destroy the Bank of the United States, quickly removed the bank’s federal deposits spits to several dozen private banks throughout the country. This episode of the bank’s decline and fall officially ended in 1841 with the liquidation of the institution its entirety. Jackson, the champion against Corporate America had triumphed.

            In conclusion, Andrew Jackson should take credit for the voting rights of women and black because they trail blazed with Universal White Male Suffrage. Jacksonian Democrats are responsible for fighting for taking down Big Government and destroying and Bank of the United States, although the Federal Reserve established in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson is in likeness to it. Lastly and most importantly, the ideals of Manifest Destiny brought America to territorially dominance over this continent we live on. Without the Jacksonian Democrats, we’d still be a measly 13 colonies. But today we are 50 states, in large part do to the great Andrew Jackson.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Last of the Mohicans

It is 2 years into The French and Indian War. The British forces are battling hard to hold onto their strategic fort. The French General Montcolm strikes a diplomat deal to get the British to surrender the fort. As the British forces are departing from the fort, France's Indian allies breach the term of the surrender. They attack the British forces, eradicating nearly the entire British garrison.

The Indians capture the daughter of one of our protagonists. Our heroes make a daring rescue to get her back. During the final climatic battle one of two surviving Mohican tribesman is killed. This makes the one remaining tribesman, the last of the Mohicans.

In class we spoke about how the Europeans and the Native Americans inter-mingled. Often times they even bred with one another and raised children together. During the film the Indian warlord, Magua, and his tribal armies are fighting alongside the forces of the french garrison under General Montcolm. We discovering during a one on one between Magua and Montcalm that Magua's Father was a Frenchman killed in battle against British forces. This explains why he has such a deep hatred of the British.

We also spoke extensively above how the Native American tribes formed military alliances with the Europeans. They hoped that their the Europeans would help them defeat their enemies. Which mot often were other rivaling Native tribes. In the film, Magua has a vendetta to kill off the last o the Mohicans, a native tribe that once rivaled his own i size. now the Mohicans are only a handful but Magua is determined to wipe them off the face of the Earth.

In class we spoke extensively about the importance of trade in the Americas. Magna is very ambitious. He wants to be as powerful of a trade as the whites. He tells th Indian War Chiesthat they can trade the British officer back to the British government for a large sum. Magna see's the opportunity to make his the most powerful tribe in all the land, and just like how we rakes about in class, trade in the secret to success.

I did not like the movie. Chingachgook's son s killed by Magua. Chingachook kills Magua. Alice Munro's husband is burned alive. Cooney Edmund Munro, Alice's father, is killed even after he gives up his fort to the British to save his men. Then all of his men are still killed by Magua's men. I guess I'm just disappointed that every character we care about dies. Alice Munro's daughter and Chingachgook's son Uncas are in love and they both die. The film just ends on a somber note and it just leaves you felling dejected.

I learned that there are actually dozens of cases in which whites lived amongst Native Americans. As I did more research to see how plausible and based in accuracy this was. The idea of a white person living amongst the Native Americans. I actually found a very interesting story about a white boy named Henry Lehmann who was left with Native Americans when he was very young. He grew up during his early years with the Indians and was considered one of them. In class we discussed European and Indians breeding together but the idea of a white boy being raised in an Indian tribe, that was a new one for me. In the film Daniel Day Lewis has become one of the Mohicans. Alice munro's daughter, before her timely death, has been sentenced to be raised with Magua as a member of the Huron tribe. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

RUMPELTSTILTSKIN

“Lucifer has a little disfigured demonic four-foot dwarf that works for him, collecting mortal souls and in return awarding the clients with fame, fortune, their Earthly desires. In a first person narrative letter we discovery the origin story of how our main character started working for Lucifer, and peculiar enough his story sounds a lot like a fairy tale antagonist we may all be familiar with.”

Dear King Satan,
It was quite a simple request. A mundane agreement amongst two consenting partners in a contract obligation. It’s really barely even worth mentioning. But if I am to confess all of my sins I might as well lay this one of the table to. Although I truly don’t think it’s worth your time, your majesty. I pleaded with her that if I aid her in a simple task of knitting some yarn that she grant me a wish. Her first born son. Seeing as though I’d never been able to get a gal to settle down with me, a child to call my own had thus far eluded my grasp. Fatherdom, such a noble endeavor. Can one really condemn me for asking for Fatherdom? And it was, if my lips do speak truly, quite a bit of yarn. And if I knitted this yarn for her she would soon be a pretty princess. I don’t know what sort of strange deal this was. A plethora of yarn balls for a royal crown. But I was never one to judge. These were the conditions of a contract she had stricken separate from and I, your majesty, was simply a private contractor to help the poor girl fulfill the endeavor to which her bridle hands had so been assigned. And so after the magnificent little yellow haired beauty and I struck our deal, my end of the bargain was met and with the yarn balls sown she was soon awarded her marriage to a gorgeous specimen of a man, a prince no less. Nearly two winters after their union, a plump seed had filled the princess’s belly and sprouted from between her thighs. And when I came time to the princess to collect my end of the bargain, the bargain that had awarded her the royal crown to begin with, she refused to give me her child. I was truly heartbroken, your majesty. I was going to raise this child right. I was going to teach this cute little yellow haired freckled face boy how true royal men should walk. And talk. And squawk. And I must admit, I had worked myself up into a such a happy state of being over the whole idea of the proposition. Me, a Father? Who could of thunk it? Definitely not my own Father. He didn’t see as having a chance at much of anything. Which is why, sorry to say, I feel I entered this life of scheming and bamboozling to begin with. Not asking for pity here but when a boy is without the means to pay his own road to a higher education he must find unconventional means in which to make his way in the world. Thankfully I’ve always been a clever one so con-ing people out of their silver and gold has never been too much of a hassle for a little weasel like me. But now, for the first in my life, someone did not want to pay me for my services. That ungrateful yellow harried hussy. I made her what she was! And she had the gall to deny me my end of the bargain. Oh yes. I will note for the record that she did cry. And wail. And shriek. And shout. And pout. And beat her fists all about. And the whole I couldn’t help but feel as though maybe the princess was upset because she was, if I may say, a bit prejudice. Is it so much of a stress to say that her hesitance could very well have been due to my size. I don’t see it as to much of a stretch. I’m not trying to pull any punches here but I’ve faced discrimination due to my short statue before. I stand a mere four feet; you see? A dwarf by any man’s standards. And so, was this little yellow haired princess filled with concern that a dwarf man might do something to her baby boy? Now people I’ve spoken to have tried to discredit my argument about a possible hate crime taking place here but let me tell you I’ve grown up with bias all my life. I’ve heard it all, your majesty. I’m no stranger to prejudice. My size is the first thing you notice about me. There’s no hiding that. And so I’m 99% sure that there was something in this princess’s head that was saying, what’s this little guy gunna do with my kid? Some weird voodoo magic. They always think we little people are into the weird voodoo magic. And if not, voodoo magic, what then? What? For heaven’s sake! She probably thought I was some little monster, ready to feast on the flesh of her baby’s bones. But I promise you, no foul play was at work here. I wanted the child because I had never had one of my own. Never. Your majesty, I’ve never been much of a looker. No woman has ever loved an ugly dog as putrid as I. My face is an assortment of boils and blisters and gashes and scars and scabs and what darling fair lady would ever have notions to make such a creature their bedfellow? None that I have ever crossed paths with. That much is for certain. Anyways, I am not without heart. All the endless crying of the princess stirred something inside me. Emotions, perhaps? Guilt? Regret? Sympathy? Oh yes, it was sympathy. The same emotion I’m asking from you now. Do not sentence me to a long stay in the fires of the underworld. For my sins are undeserving of such a cruel punishment. As I told you, I am a byproduct of a Father who never cared much for me and so a life of criminal endeavors was all that I could ever amount to. And as for the Princess’s first born son, I showed mercy and let the Prince guess my name. And if he could guess my name then he could keep his son. And guess what? He guessed right and the Prince got to keep his son and I remained childless. See! I am not without heart. And neither are you, your majesty. You know what, screw all the royal formalities. I’m tired of being courteous to you. I can see it’s going to get me nowhere. You’ve never really been one to resonate with humility so instead I’ll show you ego. At least that’s a language you can understand. Because, yes, I speak your language. And so not think that I do not know you, King Satan. I know you. I know you in all your forms. Beelzebub. Devil. Baphomet. No matter how many times you try to change your name you can’t escape your past. Because you’ll always be Lucifer to me. And I know, because the birds have been chirping, that you not without strife in the Father-Son department. You know exactly what I’ve been through. Your Dad through you out, just like my Daddy through my ass to the curb. They told us to make our way in the world and we became schemers. You’ve done far better than I in your career path, Lucifer. But by what right does that give you to judge me? From one pick pocketer to another. I’m asking you, no I’m telling you, that you can use a man like me by your side. Take me in as your handy man. Your muscle. I’m a guy who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty. And let me tell you, I can be a Devil’s advocate. You think you got a bad rap in Genesis, Lucifer? For hundreds of years I’ve been the antagonist in a children’s fairy tale. Yah. Yah. The story I just told you. They put it in print. And guess what? I’m the bad guy in it. The guy who gets swindled out his end of the bargain, is the villain. I think the person who breaks their promise should be the bad guy. Don’t you? I should be the hero in that frikin story. I’m the guy who got swindled by a couple of royal blondies who didn’t wanna pay up when the bill collector came ah knockin. They’ve been teaching kids that not holding to your promises is the way to go about commerce. What a horrible lesson for children. And in your story, Lucifer, it’s even worse! Their telling kids they shouldn’t eat apples because it makes them smarter. What kind of world are we living in? I ask you again, what kind of world are we living in? And what kind of world could we make it if we were to work together? We’ve both been unofficial contract lawyers for most of our adult lives, so we understand how to shake hands and sign a deal. So don’t scoff at my proposal. Because as you know, I can do exactly what you do. Signing away souls for fame and fortune. I’d be so good at that. Man, I am so your guy, it’s not even funny. Striking up bargains is what I’m known for. Or my name isn’t…Rumpelstiltskin

THE END

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Levonna & Robert Rap

Me: Bitches n hoes r very expensive.

Levonna: Don't call them bitches, that's very insensitive.

Me: hoes love their money, that's their only incentive.

Levonna: And don't call them hoes, that’s very offensive.

Me: I'm a cold hard honkie, with a penis like a donkey.

Levonna: Take a shower bud, You smell a little bit wonky.

Me: at the crux of the song Is a thick tight puppy also known as my dong.

Levonna: All I see is a tic tac, and a couple of ping pongs.

Robert: Man, I gotta cock that turns good girls wrong. A cobra King Kong.

Levonna: How long is your Shlong? Do you even like his dick song?

Robert: Can you handle my beats? Fuck all the haters, skeet skeet skeet.

Levonna: why do men always love to talk about their phallic devices? It's a sad sorry enticement.

Robert: I'll make you feel nice. I'll nail you like Christ. I'll snack on yah pussy and eat it up like rice. Take yah cherry, like a classic bank heist.

Levonna: And make my lovely little gashy snatchy irritated with pussy itchy lice?!!?

Robert: As a contrary canary, I must disagree, when you taste my winy, you’ll be squealing, like Holy Mary. You’ll be bloody like Stephen King’s Carrie.

Levonna: I don’t enjoy having to deny you thrice. It’s just…I skeptical that someone like you could bring the spice.

Robert: If I made love to you…

Levonna: A micro penis Jew….

Robert: I’d might you go woo.

Levonna: Then I'd truly know the world was filled with hubalooo.

Robert: Just give me a chance! But who would have known, that my white little bone. Could ever make a little lady scream and moan???!!?

Levonna: Boy. You’re as white as cream cheese. So please, cease.

Robert: Imma a beast.

Levonna: You look like you’d give me yeast.

Robert: Jeeze. An odorly vaginal infection?

Levonna: And then, I’d slip into a dark depression.

Robert: Okay, these aren’t things you have to mention. I get it.

Levonna: Oh no, I’m not giving you any concessions. If I made love to you, my life would fall into countless dissensions.


Robert: Your so mean. I think my heart is having compressions. [Fake a Heart Attack & Die]

A Short Biography of Adolf Hitler

      History is the byproduct of individual men whose brilliance, strategic wit and ruthless ambition are not the result of volatile political environments, economic downturns and warring conflicts that happen to coincide with their being. We have seen the proof of this time and time again, for even in times of peace and tranquility men like Pol Pot, Ruhollah Khomeini and Idi Amin have seen rise. The argument can and will be made that individuals with aspirations for power, wealth and fame are prevalent no matter what era you examine.
      Okay! So keep all that in mind when I present to you today’s conundrum. I’d like to examine whether WW2 was a result of Germany’s economic problems or Hitler’s aggressive actions. Where does the true blame fall? Many historians have argued over this. There is no correct answer but as someone who has always believed that individualism is the sole guiding factor when examining history, today I will argue that it was Hitler’s aggressive actions that started WW2.
      I take this position on the basis that leaders are more often than not deemed solely responsible for the actions of their people. There are many contemporary leaders from the 21st century to take example from when proving such a point. Just look at George W. Bush, Vladimir Lenin or Bashar Assad. None of these men personally killed any of the people whose blood stains their hands. But on their orders men marched into battle and died because they trusted these 3 men. And so it is with an unfaltering hand that I declare that Germany’s terrible defeat in World War 1, Germany’s economic turmoil in the 1920s and Germany’s all around sorry state in 1923 [when Hitler’s launched his Beer Hall Putsch] cannot be blamed for the actions of 1939 [with the invasion of Poland].
      Many nations have faced extreme economic problems and not turned to racist right wing fringe groups. In 2007, hyperinflation of the Zimbabwe currency made their currency completely worthless and now they use the American dollar in all matter of commerce. Yet nobody has turned to an African Hitler to deport all non-Africans from the country! In 2008, the United States experienced a terrible Housing Market Crash due to the deregulation of private banks who thus turned around and gave out loans to low-income families who could never pay back the loans. Yet the American people did not elect a member of the American Nazi Party during the following presidential elections! In 2009, in Greece Debt Crisis the Greek government declared bankruptcy. This resulted in a 50% unemployment rate. Partly do the fact that prior to their government’s financial collapse 60% of the population was employed in the Public Sector.  
      When examining why the Fuhrer is solely responsible for the actions of WW2 there are several aspects of German life to examine. Hitler’s policies took aggressive action towards remodeling German society an effort to build a national state in which the paramount purpose of the people was conquest and nothing but. Contemplate all of the indoctrinating methodology Hitler instituted to successfully erect a militaristic regime. The teaching of Eugenics in German High Schools. The para-military training given to members of the Hitler Youth. The lessons in fertility awarded to members of the League of German Girls in order to reproduce prime Aryan stock. The implementation of Nationalism Socialism to keep a tight government hold on all matters of economy. Then there’s of course the Anti-Semitism that was already prevalent across Europe but proliferated to an extreme with the introduction of internment camps for war production and other slave labor purposes.
      If such policies had been allowed to continue after Hitler’s death and his prediction of a thousand year Reich had come to pass, Germany would have been fundamentally and indisputably transformed into a warlike culture resembling the empires of Ancient Rome and Mongolia. A nation of people constantly obsessed with absorbing new territories into its ranks.   
      So when we take into account all the aggressive warlike elements Hitler introduced into German society, he unfortunately made war inevitable. Theorize if in 1935, 2 years after his rise to the position of Chancellor, Hitler had suddenly fallen ill and died. Under different leadership, Germany may have become a state very similar to that of the USSR, slowly devouring countries across Europe when it saw the opportunity. In a similar scenario, Germany would have resembled the 20th century colonial empires of Britain, Italy or Japan, competing with other 1st rate powers to building themselves a colonial empire by conquering third world countries across Asia, the Middle East or Africa. Imagine their Lebensraum plan then! They’d end up building small pockets of German towns all across the world! The Nazi regime would have seen a prolonged longevity if they had avoided all-out war with powerful 1st rate powers like Britain, USSR and the United States.     
      Let us now examine a few of the elements of Nazi ideology that that made war evitable.  
      National Socialism combined the extremist right wing ideologies of fascism [in which racial purity and fierce patriotism to the nation state] with the extremist left wing system of socialistic economics in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are tightly regulated by the state. Both of these extremist wings fueled Hitler’s plans for world domination. The nationalistic elements of National Socialism gave people a reason to want to fight and die for their country. The socialistic elements of National Socialism brought Germany out of its economic depression with large scale war production that put millions of unemployed Germans back to work.
      The Degenerative Art Exhibition was a museum of 650 pieces of artwork put on display by the Nazi Party to showcase all the elements of artistry including cultural integration, internationalism and racial inter-mixing that went against Nazi ideologies. Like many totalitarian governments that wish to control and brainwash the people; any media that represents nationalism, traditionalism and conformity are propagated by the regime while anything that represents counter-culture, rebelliousness or revolutionist thought are often times suppressed and purged from society.
      The world of artwork was so vitally important to Hitler, who himself had once been an 18-year-old boy no High School diploma surviving in Vienna selling his watercolor paintings. During those early formative years, he had developed a strong distain for the Modernism, Dada and Surrealism. Hitler seemed to prefer a more traditionalist approach to art, rejecting the new wave of hippy artwork that had become popular during the early 1920s with counter-culturists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo. During the concurrent Great German Art Exhibition, Hitler propagandized artistry that romanticized Germanism, Aryanism, Nordic Ancestry and of course the hard work of the laboring German man or woman.
      There were some High Ranking Nazi Officials who had a liking towards some forms of “modern” art. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, was a fan of expressionist art but came under fire from other High Ranking Nazis who despised expressionist works. The bitter ideological dispute over artwork continued for some time amongst these High Ranking Nazis until finally Hitler himself came down with the final decision when he stated in 1934 that there would be no place for any kind of experimentation in modernist forms of art within the Reich.
     Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889, and was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. In 1892, the family migrated to Germany. Even at an early age a young Hitler began showing an interest in German nationalism. In 1903, when Hitler was just 14 years’ old, his Father died. In 1905, at 16 years old, his Mother allowed 16-year-old Hitler to drop out of High School. In 1907, Klara Hitler died and her 18-year-old son was left completely alone for the first time in his life. The lonely orphan moved to Vienna and worked as a casual laborer and a watercolor painter. Hitler applied to the Academy of Fine Arts twice, and was rejected both times. Out of money, he moved into a homeless shelter, where he remained for several years. Hitler later pointed to these years as the time when he first cultivated his anti-Semitism. During Hitler’s time in Vienna, as he struggled financially he began to resent many of his wealthy Jewish clientele.

     At the outbreak of World War I, Hitler applied to serve in the German army. He was accepted in August 1914, though he was still an Austrian citizen. Although he spent much of his time away from the front lines, Hitler was present at a number of significant battles and was wounded at the Somme. He was decorated for bravery, receiving the Iron Cross First Class and the Black Wound Badge.
     Every aspect of the regime was formulated around this concept of propagating Adolf Hitler as this larger than life figure. There was this notion that every decision came down to this Godlike man sent down by the Nordic Gods themselves to restore Germany to greatness. But the German people were not wrong in the slightest. Every aspect of German life including art, architecture, education, jobs, religion, race, news, media, television and even national holidays, Hitler seemed to have an opinion on.
      There were some High Ranking Nazi Officials who had a liking towards some forms of “modern” art. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, was a fan of expressionist art but came under fire from other High Ranking Nazis who despised expressionist works. The bitter ideological dispute over artwork continued for some time amongst these High Ranking Nazis until finally Hitler himself came down with the final decision when he stated in 1934 that there would be no place for any kind of experimentation in modernist forms of art within the Reich.
     Think about all the generations and generations of Hitler Youth who would have inherited the position of Fuhrer after him. These would have been children who had grown up being taught that they were an integral part of some master race whose destiny it was to dominate the Earth. Since 1922 the Nazi Party had been educating a generation of young German boys in extremist right wing credo
     Adolf Hitler was nothing if not charismatic, charming and most of a political genius. As one of the early members in The German Workers Party, such a right wing fringe group would never have found political prominence if it were not for Adolf Hitler. 
     In 1903, when Hitler was just 14 years’ old, his Father died. In 1905, at 16 years old, his Mother allowed 16-year-old Hitler to drop out of High School. It has been statistically proven by the Southern Poverty Law Center that many High School drop-outs become German Dictators. In 1907, Klara Hitler died and an 18-year-old
     It can be said that the continued fascination amongst historians with revolutionaries like Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin and Adolf Hitler comes partly from the fact that they all originated from humble beginnings. Mao Zedong was a librarian. Vladimir’s came from a long line of serfs. Adolf Hitler worked a number of odds jobs while selling his paintings on the side.  
     Even if Hitler had died during the 1930s and WW2 had not transpired during his reign in power, Germany may have become a state very similar to that of the USSR, slowly devouring countries across Europe when it saw the opportunity. In a similar scenario, Germany would have resembled the 20th century colonial empires of Britain, Italy or Japan, competing with other 1st rate powers to building themselves a colonial empire by conquering third world countries across Asia, the Middle East or Africa. Imagine their Lebensraum plan then! They’d end up building small pockets of German towns all across the world! The Nazi regime would have seen a prolonged longevity if they had avoided all-out war with powerful 1st rate powers like Britain, USSR and the United States.  
     National Socialism. One small aspect of Nazi ideology and to this day when people think about Nazism represents, what they often articulate is not an economic system in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are tightly regulated by the state. Rather what people remember is a society that burns the works of Jewish authors, sends its own citizens off to death camps and wages massive scale war in an effort to conquer the whole of Europe.
      The Jugendband, later renamed the Hitler Youth in 1926, existed as the youth section of the SA aka Storm Troopers; the paramilitary wing of The German Workers Party. The organization’s main purpose was for training future members of the Storm Troopers. Ranging from ages 14-18, these young boys were the future foot soldiers of the Nazi Party.
       In their academic studies they were taught the science of eugenics, aryanism and racism. Overall their training was more emphasized towards military training. Their activities, although seeming fun to children, resembled military training. Hitler Youth boys of 14 years old were given weapons training, put out on assault course circuits and given harsh lessons in basic tactics. Just like in the US Marine Corp, cruelty by the older boys towards the younger ones was encouraged by ranking officers in the hopes that this would weed out the unfit and harden the rest.
      In 1940, the Hitler Youth was reformed into an auxiliary force designed to perform war duties. The Hitler Youth worked alongside the German Fire Department to assist with the recovery efforts in German cities devastated by Allied bombing. The Hitler Youth assisted in the Reich Postal Service, Reich radio service and served in crews providing anti-aircraft defense against Allied bombers. By 1943, Nazi leaders transformed the Hitler Youth into a fully-fledged military reserve, replacing a shortage of manpower on the frontlines. Nearly 2 years after the war’s commencement, the 12th SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend was officially formed. A fully equipped Waffen-SS panzer division, the majority of the enlisted were Hitler Youth boys between the ages of 16 and 18. The division was deployed during the Battle of Normandy against the British and Canadian forces, earning a reputation for ferocity and fanaticism. In February 1945, members of a Hitlerjugend company fought at the German-Soviet front in Pomerania.
       As German casualties escalated, The Reich began recruiting Hitlerjugend at even younger ages. By 1945, the German Army was heavily drafting 12-year-old Hitler Youth members. During the Battle of Berlin, Hitler Youth formed a major part of the last line of German defense. Apparently they were reported to have been among some of the fiercest fighters. The remnants of the youth brigade took heavy casualties from the advancing Russian forces; only two boys survived.
      Hitler had successfully transformed an entire nation of people into a singular fighting force. The men were tools of war. The women were tools of selective breeding. And when all the men were dead, the children too became tools of war. The continued existence of the Hitler Youth would have procured even more fresh new soldiers for Germany for many generations after Hitler’s death. A very important component in the inner-workings of a warlike culture is the indoctrination of the youth are the key to the future of any movement. Without the indoctrination of the youth, a movement will quickly die out. Between the years of 1922-1945, as these Hitler Youth boys would turn 18, their training prepared them for their fated purpose; to be used weapons of mass destruction to feed Hitler’s ambitions for conquest across Europe.
      Originally I was going to examine Inside the Third Reich which was published into English 1970. The book is an autobiographical work written by Albert Speer, a High Ranking Nazi Official and a member of Hitler’s inner-circle who spent 21 years of his life in Spandau Prison after it was decided that he had not taken part in the war crimes of the holocaust and was completely ignorant that Jews were being systemically killed off. I read it book. It was a fascinating work but I couldn’t use it to write this entire essay. It focuses heavily on what it was like to be a personal friend and confidant to Adolf Hitler but that only tells one man’s biased side of the story.
            But for anyone who wonders if Hitler was just doing what was best he thought best for his country know that, that is not true. He was a mean and bitter man who only cared about himself. Let me share with you this one phone call Hitler made to Albert on his birthday.
      “But come now, what you’re saying isn’t true at all. Dr. Gebhardt told me yesterday that you’re suffering from serious heart disease. Without any prospect for improvement, let me tell you! Maybe you don’t know that yet!” Hitler too told his cronies when my wife happened to be within hearing, “Speer won’t be recovering.” He had spoken to Dr. Gebhardt. [InsideTheThird Reich.Page398]
      Speer was facing a number of health problems that he preferred to keep private. Hitler hates the fact that someone so close to him was trying to keep secrets like this from him. So to punish Speer he very boisterously mentioned his heart disease when Speer’s family was round in an effort to be show Speer, ‘it doesn’t matter what you try to keep from me. I’m Hitler. I know everything.
      You can’t keep secrets from me. I spoke to your Doctor and he’s told me everything.’ If mentioning Speer’s failing health in front of his wife and his entourage of groupies wasn’t enough, calling Speer on his birthday to gloat over him about how he knew Speer was dying and he was a very passive aggressive way of telling his friend Albert that he was angry that he wasn’t being informed about Speer’s heart disease. I was offended that my Grandma waited so long to tell me that she was dying of heart disease but I didn’t call her on her birthday to remind her that she was dying. But I guess that’s the difference between me and Hitler.
      But how does this prove my earlier point that Hitler was responsible for the war, not the economic problems? Well, as you can see here Hitler was not a nice man. He had nothing but spite, hatred and meanness inside of him. So despite economic issues, if you put a man in power with that much hatred in his heart, you’re going to be very sorry. Because that is not a man who cares about you. That is not a benevolent dictator who cares about the lives of his subjects. That is a selfish man whose only out for personal glory.  
      So that’s the psychology of Hitler in a nutshell. He never cared about the German people. He only cared about himself. Because when his country needed him most, he put a bullet in his mouth.
      And it’s important to know that historical figures who are willing to commit mass genocide are not fun people to be friends with because sometimes, sometimes they call you on your birthday to remind you that you have heart disease. So let me tell yah, I don’t think I’ll be adding Hitler as a friend on Facebook anytime soon. I’m usually busy on 4/20 anyway.

A Short Biography of Adolf Hitler

      History is the byproduct of individual men whose brilliance, strategic wit and ruthless ambition are not the result of volatile political environments, economic downturns and warring conflicts that happen to coincide with their being. We have seen the proof of this time and time again, for even in times of peace and tranquility men like Pol Pot, Ruhollah Khomeini and Idi Amin have seen rise. The argument can and will be made that individuals with aspirations for power, wealth and fame are prevalent no matter what era you examine.
      Okay! So keep all that in mind when I present to you today’s conundrum. I’d like to examine whether WW2 was a result of Germany’s economic problems or Hitler’s aggressive actions. Where does the true blame fall? Many historians have argued over this. There is no correct answer but as someone who has always believed that individualism is the sole guiding factor when examining history, today I will argue that it was Hitler’s aggressive actions that started WW2.
      I take this position on the basis that leaders are more often than not deemed solely responsible for the actions of their people. There are many contemporary leaders from the 21st century to take example from when proving such a point. Just look at George W. Bush, Vladimir Lenin or Bashar Assad. None of these men personally killed any of the people whose blood stains their hands. But on their orders men marched into battle and died because they trusted these 3 men. And so it is with an unfaltering hand that I declare that Germany’s terrible defeat in World War 1, Germany’s economic turmoil in the 1920s and Germany’s all around sorry state in 1923 [when Hitler’s launched his Beer Hall Putsch] cannot be blamed for the actions of 1939 [with the invasion of Poland].
      Many nations have faced extreme economic problems and not turned to racist right wing fringe groups. In 2007, hyperinflation of the Zimbabwe currency made their currency completely worthless and now they use the American dollar in all matter of commerce. Yet nobody has turned to an African Hitler to deport all non-Africans from the country! In 2008, the United States experienced a terrible Housing Market Crash due to the deregulation of private banks who thus turned around and gave out loans to low-income families who could never pay back the loans. Yet the American people did not elect a member of the American Nazi Party during the following presidential elections! In 2009, in Greece Debt Crisis the Greek government declared bankruptcy. This resulted in a 50% unemployment rate. Partly do the fact that prior to their government’s financial collapse 60% of the population was employed in the Public Sector.  
      When examining why the Fuhrer is solely responsible for the actions of WW2 there are several aspects of German life to examine. Hitler’s policies took aggressive action towards remodeling German society an effort to build a national state in which the paramount purpose of the people was conquest and nothing but. Contemplate all of the indoctrinating methodology Hitler instituted to successfully erect a militaristic regime. The teaching of Eugenics in German High Schools. The para-military training given to members of the Hitler Youth. The lessons in fertility awarded to members of the League of German Girls in order to reproduce prime Aryan stock. The implementation of Nationalism Socialism to keep a tight government hold on all matters of economy. Then there’s of course the Anti-Semitism that was already prevalent across Europe but proliferated to an extreme with the introduction of internment camps for war production and other slave labor purposes.
      If such policies had been allowed to continue after Hitler’s death and his prediction of a thousand year Reich had come to pass, Germany would have been fundamentally and indisputably transformed into a warlike culture resembling the empires of Ancient Rome and Mongolia. A nation of people constantly obsessed with absorbing new territories into its ranks.   
      So when we take into account all the aggressive warlike elements Hitler introduced into German society, he unfortunately made war inevitable. Theorize if in 1935, 2 years after his rise to the position of Chancellor, Hitler had suddenly fallen ill and died. Under different leadership, Germany may have become a state very similar to that of the USSR, slowly devouring countries across Europe when it saw the opportunity. In a similar scenario, Germany would have resembled the 20th century colonial empires of Britain, Italy or Japan, competing with other 1st rate powers to building themselves a colonial empire by conquering third world countries across Asia, the Middle East or Africa. Imagine their Lebensraum plan then! They’d end up building small pockets of German towns all across the world! The Nazi regime would have seen a prolonged longevity if they had avoided all-out war with powerful 1st rate powers like Britain, USSR and the United States.     
      Let us now examine a few of the elements of Nazi ideology that that made war evitable.  
      National Socialism combined the extremist right wing ideologies of fascism [in which racial purity and fierce patriotism to the nation state] with the extremist left wing system of socialistic economics in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are tightly regulated by the state. Both of these extremist wings fueled Hitler’s plans for world domination. The nationalistic elements of National Socialism gave people a reason to want to fight and die for their country. The socialistic elements of National Socialism brought Germany out of its economic depression with large scale war production that put millions of unemployed Germans back to work.
      The Degenerative Art Exhibition was a museum of 650 pieces of artwork put on display by the Nazi Party to showcase all the elements of artistry including cultural integration, internationalism and racial inter-mixing that went against Nazi ideologies. Like many totalitarian governments that wish to control and brainwash the people; any media that represents nationalism, traditionalism and conformity are propagated by the regime while anything that represents counter-culture, rebelliousness or revolutionist thought are often times suppressed and purged from society.
      The world of artwork was so vitally important to Hitler, who himself had once been an 18-year-old boy no High School diploma surviving in Vienna selling his watercolor paintings. During those early formative years, he had developed a strong distain for the Modernism, Dada and Surrealism. Hitler seemed to prefer a more traditionalist approach to art, rejecting the new wave of hippy artwork that had become popular during the early 1920s with counter-culturists like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo. During the concurrent Great German Art Exhibition, Hitler propagandized artistry that romanticized Germanism, Aryanism, Nordic Ancestry and of course the hard work of the laboring German man or woman.
      There were some High Ranking Nazi Officials who had a liking towards some forms of “modern” art. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, was a fan of expressionist art but came under fire from other High Ranking Nazis who despised expressionist works. The bitter ideological dispute over artwork continued for some time amongst these High Ranking Nazis until finally Hitler himself came down with the final decision when he stated in 1934 that there would be no place for any kind of experimentation in modernist forms of art within the Reich.
     Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889, and was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. In 1892, the family migrated to Germany. Even at an early age a young Hitler began showing an interest in German nationalism. In 1903, when Hitler was just 14 years’ old, his Father died. In 1905, at 16 years old, his Mother allowed 16-year-old Hitler to drop out of High School. In 1907, Klara Hitler died and her 18-year-old son was left completely alone for the first time in his life. The lonely orphan moved to Vienna and worked as a casual laborer and a watercolor painter. Hitler applied to the Academy of Fine Arts twice, and was rejected both times. Out of money, he moved into a homeless shelter, where he remained for several years. Hitler later pointed to these years as the time when he first cultivated his anti-Semitism. During Hitler’s time in Vienna, as he struggled financially he began to resent many of his wealthy Jewish clientele.

     At the outbreak of World War I, Hitler applied to serve in the German army. He was accepted in August 1914, though he was still an Austrian citizen. Although he spent much of his time away from the front lines, Hitler was present at a number of significant battles and was wounded at the Somme. He was decorated for bravery, receiving the Iron Cross First Class and the Black Wound Badge.
     Every aspect of the regime was formulated around this concept of propagating Adolf Hitler as this larger than life figure. There was this notion that every decision came down to this Godlike man sent down by the Nordic Gods themselves to restore Germany to greatness. But the German people were not wrong in the slightest. Every aspect of German life including art, architecture, education, jobs, religion, race, news, media, television and even national holidays, Hitler seemed to have an opinion on.
      There were some High Ranking Nazi Officials who had a liking towards some forms of “modern” art. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, was a fan of expressionist art but came under fire from other High Ranking Nazis who despised expressionist works. The bitter ideological dispute over artwork continued for some time amongst these High Ranking Nazis until finally Hitler himself came down with the final decision when he stated in 1934 that there would be no place for any kind of experimentation in modernist forms of art within the Reich.
     Think about all the generations and generations of Hitler Youth who would have inherited the position of Fuhrer after him. These would have been children who had grown up being taught that they were an integral part of some master race whose destiny it was to dominate the Earth. Since 1922 the Nazi Party had been educating a generation of young German boys in extremist right wing credo
     Adolf Hitler was nothing if not charismatic, charming and most of a political genius. As one of the early members in The German Workers Party, such a right wing fringe group would never have found political prominence if it were not for Adolf Hitler. 
     In 1903, when Hitler was just 14 years’ old, his Father died. In 1905, at 16 years old, his Mother allowed 16-year-old Hitler to drop out of High School. It has been statistically proven by the Southern Poverty Law Center that many High School drop-outs become German Dictators. In 1907, Klara Hitler died and an 18-year-old
     It can be said that the continued fascination amongst historians with revolutionaries like Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin and Adolf Hitler comes partly from the fact that they all originated from humble beginnings. Mao Zedong was a librarian. Vladimir’s came from a long line of serfs. Adolf Hitler worked a number of odds jobs while selling his paintings on the side.  
     Even if Hitler had died during the 1930s and WW2 had not transpired during his reign in power, Germany may have become a state very similar to that of the USSR, slowly devouring countries across Europe when it saw the opportunity. In a similar scenario, Germany would have resembled the 20th century colonial empires of Britain, Italy or Japan, competing with other 1st rate powers to building themselves a colonial empire by conquering third world countries across Asia, the Middle East or Africa. Imagine their Lebensraum plan then! They’d end up building small pockets of German towns all across the world! The Nazi regime would have seen a prolonged longevity if they had avoided all-out war with powerful 1st rate powers like Britain, USSR and the United States.  
     National Socialism. One small aspect of Nazi ideology and to this day when people think about Nazism represents, what they often articulate is not an economic system in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are tightly regulated by the state. Rather what people remember is a society that burns the works of Jewish authors, sends its own citizens off to death camps and wages massive scale war in an effort to conquer the whole of Europe.
      The Jugendband, later renamed the Hitler Youth in 1926, existed as the youth section of the SA aka Storm Troopers; the paramilitary wing of The German Workers Party. The organization’s main purpose was for training future members of the Storm Troopers. Ranging from ages 14-18, these young boys were the future foot soldiers of the Nazi Party.
       In their academic studies they were taught the science of eugenics, aryanism and racism. Overall their training was more emphasized towards military training. Their activities, although seeming fun to children, resembled military training. Hitler Youth boys of 14 years old were given weapons training, put out on assault course circuits and given harsh lessons in basic tactics. Just like in the US Marine Corp, cruelty by the older boys towards the younger ones was encouraged by ranking officers in the hopes that this would weed out the unfit and harden the rest.
      In 1940, the Hitler Youth was reformed into an auxiliary force designed to perform war duties. The Hitler Youth worked alongside the German Fire Department to assist with the recovery efforts in German cities devastated by Allied bombing. The Hitler Youth assisted in the Reich Postal Service, Reich radio service and served in crews providing anti-aircraft defense against Allied bombers. By 1943, Nazi leaders transformed the Hitler Youth into a fully-fledged military reserve, replacing a shortage of manpower on the frontlines. Nearly 2 years after the war’s commencement, the 12th SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend was officially formed. A fully equipped Waffen-SS panzer division, the majority of the enlisted were Hitler Youth boys between the ages of 16 and 18. The division was deployed during the Battle of Normandy against the British and Canadian forces, earning a reputation for ferocity and fanaticism. In February 1945, members of a Hitlerjugend company fought at the German-Soviet front in Pomerania.
       As German casualties escalated, The Reich began recruiting Hitlerjugend at even younger ages. By 1945, the German Army was heavily drafting 12-year-old Hitler Youth members. During the Battle of Berlin, Hitler Youth formed a major part of the last line of German defense. Apparently they were reported to have been among some of the fiercest fighters. The remnants of the youth brigade took heavy casualties from the advancing Russian forces; only two boys survived.
      Hitler had successfully transformed an entire nation of people into a singular fighting force. The men were tools of war. The women were tools of selective breeding. And when all the men were dead, the children too became tools of war. The continued existence of the Hitler Youth would have procured even more fresh new soldiers for Germany for many generations after Hitler’s death. A very important component in the inner-workings of a warlike culture is the indoctrination of the youth are the key to the future of any movement. Without the indoctrination of the youth, a movement will quickly die out. Between the years of 1922-1945, as these Hitler Youth boys would turn 18, their training prepared them for their fated purpose; to be used weapons of mass destruction to feed Hitler’s ambitions for conquest across Europe.
      Originally I was going to examine Inside the Third Reich which was published into English 1970. The book is an autobiographical work written by Albert Speer, a High Ranking Nazi Official and a member of Hitler’s inner-circle who spent 21 years of his life in Spandau Prison after it was decided that he had not taken part in the war crimes of the holocaust and was completely ignorant that Jews were being systemically killed off. I read it book. It was a fascinating work but I couldn’t use it to write this entire essay. It focuses heavily on what it was like to be a personal friend and confidant to Adolf Hitler but that only tells one man’s biased side of the story.
            But for anyone who wonders if Hitler was just doing what was best he thought best for his country know that, that is not true. He was a mean and bitter man who only cared about himself. Let me share with you this one phone call Hitler made to Albert on his birthday.
      “But come now, what you’re saying isn’t true at all. Dr. Gebhardt told me yesterday that you’re suffering from serious heart disease. Without any prospect for improvement, let me tell you! Maybe you don’t know that yet!” Hitler too told his cronies when my wife happened to be within hearing, “Speer won’t be recovering.” He had spoken to Dr. Gebhardt. [InsideTheThird Reich.Page398]
      Speer was facing a number of health problems that he preferred to keep private. Hitler hates the fact that someone so close to him was trying to keep secrets like this from him. So to punish Speer he very boisterously mentioned his heart disease when Speer’s family was round in an effort to be show Speer, ‘it doesn’t matter what you try to keep from me. I’m Hitler. I know everything.
      You can’t keep secrets from me. I spoke to your Doctor and he’s told me everything.’ If mentioning Speer’s failing health in front of his wife and his entourage of groupies wasn’t enough, calling Speer on his birthday to gloat over him about how he knew Speer was dying and he was a very passive aggressive way of telling his friend Albert that he was angry that he wasn’t being informed about Speer’s heart disease. I was offended that my Grandma waited so long to tell me that she was dying of heart disease but I didn’t call her on her birthday to remind her that she was dying. But I guess that’s the difference between me and Hitler.
      But how does this prove my earlier point that Hitler was responsible for the war, not the economic problems? Well, as you can see here Hitler was not a nice man. He had nothing but spite, hatred and meanness inside of him. So despite economic issues, if you put a man in power with that much hatred in his heart, you’re going to be very sorry. Because that is not a man who cares about you. That is not a benevolent dictator who cares about the lives of his subjects. That is a selfish man whose only out for personal glory.  
      So that’s the psychology of Hitler in a nutshell. He never cared about the German people. He only cared about himself. Because when his country needed him most, he put a bullet in his mouth.
      And it’s important to know that historical figures who are willing to commit mass genocide are not fun people to be friends with because sometimes, sometimes they call you on your birthday to remind you that you have heart disease. So let me tell yah, I don’t think I’ll be adding Hitler as a friend on Facebook anytime soon. I’m usually busy on 4/20 anyway.

Evolution & Natural Selection

      Evolution is the study of change over time. It was and still remains to be to this day the central concept of Charles Darwin’s life’s work. Evolution occurs gradually through natural selection; a theory about the adaptation, complexity and diversity among Earth’s various organisms. Those with desirable survival traits will reproduce. Over a lengthy stretch of time small, random, heritable differences among individuals result in different chances of survival and reproduction. This means success for some, death without offspring for others. This is the natural culling that leads to significant changes in shape, size, strength, armament, color, biochemistry, and behavior among the descendants.
      Excess population growth drives the competitive struggle because less successful competitors produce fewer surviving offspring, the useless or negative variations tend to disappear, whereas the useful variations tend to be perpetuated and gradually magnified throughout a population.      There are two parts to the evolutionary process. The first part, known as anagenesis, is the transformation of a single species. The second part, known as speciation, is the genetic change that sometimes accumulates within an isolated population adapting to its local conditions.
      Gradually it goes its own way, seizing a new ecological niche. At a certain point it becomes irreversibly distinct---that is, so different that its members can’t interbreed with the rest. Two species now exist where formerly there was one. Darwin called that splitting and specializing phenomenon the “principle of divergence.” It was an important part of his theory, explaining the overall diversity of life as well as the adaptation of individual species.
      Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), as one of two men whose work influenced Darwin’s theory regarding his three original postulates, published a famous work known as The Principal of Population. His book argued that the human population increases in size at a geometric rate. Necessary resources increase at only an arithmetic rate, resulting in overpopulation, death and disease. The book predicted a grim future, as population would increase geometrically, doubling every 25 years. But food production would only grow arithmetically, which would result in famine and starvation, unless births were controlled.
      In all fairness, Malthus overlooks the potential improvements in farming such as steam-powered machines, chemical fertilizers and genetically modified organisms. A key portion of the book was dedicated to what is now known as Malthus' Iron Law of Population. This theory suggested that growing population rates would contribute to a rising supply of labor that would inevitably lower wages. Malthus feared that continued population growth would lend itself to poverty and famine.
       The immediate impact of Malthus's book was that it fueled the debate about the size of the population in Britain and consequentially led to the passing of The Census Act of 1800. This Act enabled the holding of a national census in England, starting in 1801 and continued every 10 years even to this day.
      The second man to influence Darwin’s theory regarding his three original postulates was Jean Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829), who argued in his Theory of Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics that evolution occurred through an organism’s adaptation to its environment during its lifetime, which is then passed on to its offspring. Darwin built on top of the work of great men like Lamarck, who developed his theories back in 1801, whereas Darwin did not publish his first work until 1859.  
      Charles Darwin’s three original postulates were very straightforward. Postulate One argues for Thomas Robert Malthus’s Principal of Population. The ability of a population to expand infinitely, while the resources available to sustain said population are infinite. This dynamic causes a struggle for existence among individuals as they compete for resources. Postulate Two argues that organisms with stronger physical traits have a better chance of reproducing. Organisms vary in their physical qualities; these variations allow some members to reproduce more successfully than others. Postulate Three argues that traits are passed down from our parents. These variations are inherited by offspring from their parents.
      Anthropologists Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin argued for two slightly different theories regarding evolution. Wallace argued that adaptation is a result of one’s environment. Darwin argued that adaptation is due to competition to survive and reproduce. In the animal kingdom both of these factors are extremely vital components to explaining how natural selection takes place and why the modern organisms we see today have traits that have diverted from their ancestors. 
      Darwin emphasized competition between individuals of the same species to survive and reproduce, as the fundamental factor responsible for evolution whereas Wallace emphasized environmental pressures on varieties and species forcing them to become adapted to their local conditions, leading populations in different locations to diverge.
      Modern anthropologists have noted that another difference was that Wallace appeared to have envisioned natural selection as a kind of feedback mechanism keeping species and varieties adapted to their environment.
They point to a largely overlooked passage of Wallace's famous 1858 paper:
      “The action of this principle is exactly like that of the centrifugal governor of the steam engine, which checks and corrects any irregularities almost before they become evident; and in like manner no unbalanced deficiency in the animal kingdom can ever reach any conspicuous magnitude, because it would make itself felt at the very first step, by rendering existence difficult and extinction almost sure soon to follow.”

      In conclusion, I say remember that both of these intellectual individuals came to their conclusions unilaterally yet still arrived at the same results. Evolution is not a piece of dogma solely propagated by Darwin. It is a truth that all who study mankind from the scientific lens will eventually arrive at.