[–] Tallest_Skil 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

"Hitler" is the argument. That's because WWII is the foundation myth for modern society. How do you recognize a society’s ‘foundation myth’? It fulfills three functions:

  1. It explains the origin and structure of the world and society.
  2. It defines ultimate good and ultimate evil. From those definitions are derived the values that are used to justify the holding of power.
  3. It determines what is held sacred in that society.

The story of World War II has become the foundation myth for the Western world. It fulfills all three functions:

  1. We live in the “post-war” world. The lines on the map, the social and governmental institutions, and the sense of what “era” we live in all arise directly from the starting point of World War II.
  2. World War II saw national socialism pitted against all other ideologies. The “values” derived from the winners of the war are anti-racism, egalitarianism, multiculturalism, anti-nationalism, subjectivism, relativism, and so on.
  3. The only thing that is held sacred–which cannot be denied, questioned, or mocked–in the contemporary Western world is the holocaust.

The problem with this is that all three functions are backward. They are in the negative. Instead of the origin event being one of fertility and new life, it was a conflagration of death and destruction. Instead of ultimate good taking the central position in the story, that slot is occupied by ultimate evil. Everyone knows that Adolf Hitler, the “personification of evil,” is the centerpiece of the WWII story. Each of his beliefs, taken individually, is held to be a component of “evil”–belief in them is forbidden today. Instead of that which is held sacred being something mysterious and sublime, the holocaust is an obscenity. Having a negative foundation myth means the tree of life for Westerners is poisoned. A society’s bounds of “allowable thought”–its Overton Window–and the orientation of ideas which stem therefrom are all downstream from the creation of the society. The event which formed a society is of the utmost importance in determining what is “acceptable” within that society. As long as our understanding of who we are is determined by a negative ‘foundation myth,’ the only direction for society is down. The missing emotional complex is positivism–self-love. It is no longer felt by Westerners due to the destructive force that is a society controlled and created by jews, angling toward communism. Jews have successfully imparted their worldview–which comes from a position of self-hatred and existential negativism–onto the West.

[–] alele-opathic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's because WWII is the foundation myth for modern society.

This is more profound than it seems at a glance. Excellent analysis.

[–] jnola2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Something something something racism.