What symbol is that to left and how is it similar to a swastika?
Hitler was an odd little fellow; actually a sad person. A very motivational speaker but at least by appearance, the antithesis of all he hoped for in a race. His Parkinson's Disease, addictions to dexedrine, pervatin, caffeine, cocaine, prozymen, ultraseptyl and who knows what else were the physical things. His mental problems, although undiagnosed, were evident; the schizophrenic, paranoid, delusional little bastard was his own worst enemy.
How could a li'l guy who thinks, "I can take on Stalin and Russian winter and not get my ass handed to me," possibly be delusional?
Hitler loved dogs..I don't think Stalin was ever photographed with a dog, nor did he profess to any affection towards them.
This makes Hitler a better person.
Because they say that anyone who loves dogs can't be all bad.
On a serious note, one of the myths surrounding Stalin and the grip of terror he held over the people in the government he presided over that has always stuck with me is the story about the discovery of his corpse.
As students of history know, Joseph Stalin eliminated pretty much everyone he deemed to be even the slightest threat to his authority, often murdering scores of innocent people who he believed were involved in plots against him. His paranoia reached epic proportions towards the end of his life, his purges knew no limits, no one was safe, and those of his inner circle were by far the most vulnerable to his treachery.
The culture of fear he perpetuated was so great that when his corpse was discovered in 1953, his aides and advisors were so terrified of him that they actually whispered over his corpse for fear that the whole thing was a ruse being perpetrated to further confirm or deny his deluded suspicions and paranoia about those around him. They were scared that it was some sort of plot , perhaps so he could listen to what was being said about him and by whom. No one would even touch his body other than to check for vital signs for close to an hour.
Despite his horrific behavior and the absolute barbarity of his policies which resulted in the deaths of millions of his own people. Even decades later in the Politburo, one could often hear voices of dissent with the current government calling for ' the next Stalin '.
I have always found this rather eerie.
Yup, they'd need the next Lenin. Or Trotsky. Now I just need a gi with swastica and red star and my collection would be perfect, since Tojo already sent his collection out.
Man Russia is a country with such unlimited potential, but somehow they always get the one of the biggest scum to rule them all and than it's just wodka time for the rest.
The shame about this whole thread is that in any OP's opinion you'd have to agree with them or they will probably deem you racist.