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[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

I'd bet that the real propose of this, is to monitor public opinions to ensure people don't find out the truth about Hitler.

It's the same reason that Holocaust "deniers" are vilified.

Your not supposed to know history as it actually happened.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I think most of the time in the politics sub, if someone mentions Hitler, they aren't actually talking about the actual Hitler. They're just using it in a hyperbolic sense to try and demonize political opponents, e.g. "If you oppose universal health care you are literally Hitler."

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I don't disagree. 99.999% of the conversations will reflect this.

However, if that 0.001% increases, then some studio may be inspired to make another Holocaust propaganda movie.

The point is that their finger is on the pulse of public opinion.

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Man, whatever happened to being able to invoke Godwin’s law? The internet was so much more civilized in 2004. What happened?

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

“Would you support a statue of Hitler so that it can elicit conversation?”

I think that was my fave.