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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

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RE: Pacifism

Evil? Nah. I think Stalin was far worse.

Hitler was an idealist gone radical(like Guevera or Mao), and the Nazi party was where he found his dreams. I wouldnt go so far to call him "evil" because he wasnt doing the things he did for personal pleasure but because he was pretty high on the idea of the Aryan race and ultranationalism.

Thanks to Germany's treatment by the allied powers after world war one, Hitler pretty much had millions of poor, sad and desperate Germans to preach his radical beliefs to. If you bring a hundred despairing people together and give them an energetic and charismatic speech full of hope and emotions, they will pretty much consider you a god...

Hitler's support was always a bit shaky since not every German sided with him, or only sided for their own benefit rather than real care for the ideals. However, he had enough worshippers in high official positions to pretty much loyally run the nation with him.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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