Tuesday, 10 September 2013

It really is a matter of perspective

I have posted about morality been a matter of perspective (i.e. morality is subjective) before. Actually the whole morality issue comes about fairly often and religion still has no good reason to say morality comes from a god.

So here is an interesting story regarding morality or the issue of perspective. This story deals with Adolf Hitler’s last bodyguard who recently passed away, and more importantly his views on Hitler. Rochus Misch was the last person alive who was inside Hitler's bunker at the end of WW2, he was there when Hitler committed suicide with Eva Braun and when the Goebbels children were murdered. Additionally, he was at Hitlers side as a bodyguard as a member of the SS for 6 years (1939-1945).

This is what he had to say about Hitler.
He had called Hitler "a very normal man... he was no brute, he was no monster", according to the Associated Press news agency.
saying "He was no brute. He was no monster. He was no superman", "...very normal. Not like what is written", and "He was a wonderful boss". 


With this quote in mind what do most think about Hitler? I am sure the replies vary from evil, horrible, monster, savage etc etc.

So surely now you agree its a matter of perspective.