> Hitler had about 13 years in power, and look at all the amazing things he managed to destroy.
> Global warming: Didn't do anything to stop it and wasn't planning to; in line with every other country nowadays and back then also. His scope for increasing industrial output meant an INCREASE in pollutant output.
"The German countryside must be preserved under all circumstances, for it is and has forever been the source of strength and greatness of our people." -- Adolf Hitler(more quotes here)
"Man should organize his existence meaningfully in the natural sphere of his living space, should make everything that nature offers him useful for himself while being conscious of his responsibility, should be the master of nature but at the same time its protector and conserver." --Julius Wagner, German educator
"We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond to the character of the German landscape." -- Fritz Todt, German engineer
> Overpopulation: German mothers who gave birth to many children were revered by the state propaganda. They were given medals and money. Bodies were badly needed for the war grinder.
Healthy offspring was rewarded, and at the same time room was sought so there would be no overpopulation (more land for more people).
At the same time you say bodies were needed for the "war grinder", debunking your own argument.
> Boring mass media: This is a non-point, seeing as what I find interesting you may not, and "mass-media" can mean any form of medium that covers an area, nation or continent. But even so, Hitlers propaganda made wide use of Germanys media output and controlled everything that went out on the airwaves.
Preferences aside - propaganda is everywhere, even today, but few notice it. It may be said that extensive propaganda is a modern phenomenon, but certainly not particular to the Third Reich.
> A perverse society: I can't think of anything more perverted than sending political enemies to ghettoes and concentration camps, and overtly indoctrinating the youth to unthinkingly tow the party line and breed them for war using school and social groups.
If your kitchen is infested with cockroaches, are you going to sit down and watch them nibble on your toes, or are you going to smoke them out? Try to understand how people felt at that time. The NSDAP had realized German culture had it's back up against the wall. Its death had to be prevented at all costs, and while they made some mistakes, most of the sometimes harsh measures were justified.
> Higher values like loyalty and adventure: Loyal to who? They weren't loyal to their culture or people, or even to themselves, they were loyal to Hitler and his corrupt political party. Pathetic loyalty like this is completely opposed to Nietzches idea of the uebermensch. And as for adventure, I guess it's a lovely adventure to be sent into a thousand miles of barren Russian steppe whilst getting shot at!
They were loyal to their culture and people because they strived to prevent both from degenerating into their American or Russian counterparts. Germany at that time had its own culture, which you know nothing about. For me, your remarks are full of hate.