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Processing June 30th, 2013 6:04pm

If you had the choice to murder the infant Hilter and no change (apart from the horrible murders he helped inflict) in history, would you?

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
06/30/13 9:17 pm

Hitler was just the face of something that was going to happen anyhow because of WWI sanctions against Germany.

Jungle in the dog house
06/30/13 5:15 pm

No. I wouldn't attempt to tinker with history.

Ru12bseen Ignoring the Ignorant
06/30/13 2:20 pm

I said no because in the realm of fantasy where this would be possible it's too far a stretch to think that NOT murdering 6 million people wouldn't bring some change.

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JackTorS SOH Flounder
06/30/13 1:34 pm

It's not my place to alter history.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/30/13 1:22 pm

I'd probably take out the founder of Eugenics first. Without this, the evilness of Hitler and the intent of his declaration of war on Europe completely changes.

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Processing On a journey to oneness.
06/30/13 1:48 pm

Yes, I wonder how this whole marriage debate would be then.....

commonsense a real hero among us
06/30/13 1:07 pm

I'd do it without hesitation. And take the burden of murder onto my shoulders if it meant 1 of the people he ordered killed survives.

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christine1986
06/30/13 12:37 pm

I wouldn't kill him. I would steal him and raise him to be a good man.

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pinballxpert
07/01/13 7:54 pm

True. If maybe he hadn't been abandoned and felt like a failure his whole life, he might have turned out differently.

christine1986
07/02/13 8:55 am

I wouldn't be able to kill a baby anyway, no matter who he would grow up to be.

montie AnCap and proud
06/30/13 11:52 am

We learned a lot from the holocaust so no.

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Mattiga14 Massachusetts
06/30/13 12:02 pm

Are you saying the uncalled for deaths of millions of people was worth the lesson?

Processing On a journey to oneness.
06/30/13 1:44 pm

Guys he does have a point, medically we learned a lot from the experiments the riecht ran.

Mattiga14 Massachusetts
06/30/13 1:49 pm

The 3rd reicht did advance science but I don't think it was worth the deaths.

emberlynn54
06/30/13 11:51 am

Three words: Evil baby orphanage.

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spicysteve M14D SBS
06/30/13 11:44 am

I've watched enough sci fi movies to know that altering a timeline never comes out well.

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
06/30/13 11:27 am

I couldn't kill a baby. :/
Can I kill him as an adult instead? That I could do. I know this is a hypothetical question, but there's no way this wouldn't change history. All these additional people would be alive and have offspring...

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mabbou Omaha
06/30/13 11:18 am

You don't know for sure that it would have changed everything. Fascism was sweeping across Europe. Anti-semitism has a long history before the nazis. The Weimar Republic was susceptible to being overthrown. Germans were still pissed about WWI.

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mabbou Omaha
06/30/13 11:19 am

I feel like people would want this to be an easy solution but it was much more multi-faceted then killing hitler. He was the face of the regime not the whole regime itself.

TomM
06/30/13 11:36 am

I think you are putting too much into this. While I agree that it's impossible to predict the effect, I think this question is as simple as could you kill someone to prevent mass murder

mabbou Omaha
06/30/13 11:41 am

You're right. And in that regard I don't know. It'd be tough to kill anyone, let alone someone like that.

TomM
06/30/13 11:45 am

It's an interesting dilemma. It's sort of a preventive death penalty. Anyone who's against the death penalty should be challenged by this.

mabbou Omaha
06/30/13 11:48 am

Idk if you watched lost, but they dealt with this same problem when the traveled in time. Save a kid that would grow up to be a murderer or let him die. Obviously the show wouldn't have made sense if they killed him but it was intriguing.

TomM
06/30/13 11:55 am

No haven't seen it but I can see how it's intriguing.

eLucidate writing
06/30/13 11:17 am

We cannot objectively know how that would change history, bad idea.

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Fjolsvin Midgard
06/30/13 11:15 am

No I could not pre punish for a crime it sets a terrifying pattern.

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rebelfury76 F Trump, F his idiot base
06/30/13 11:07 am

Self defense and defense of others. I don't know what to say to the other folks.

Processing On a journey to oneness.
06/30/13 1:47 pm

Is that a yes for you then reb? Even though at the time the child would be innocent?