I think it is possible to treat Adolf Hitler, the historical figure, with too much gravitas (and I do not mean a Culture ship blowing him up). It becomes easy to concentrate all of the sins of the Axis powers into one man. "Oh, if it were not for that Hitler fellow, things would all be different." It robs us of the understanding that Nazis were not ordinary people under the sway of some spell cast by a guy who dumped all of his points into charisma. Chances are, if he'd been born with more artistic talent or never born at all or assassinated by a time traveler, we would have still had the camps.
people who don't get irony depress the hell out of me
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