What’s the real meaning of the quote ‘Hitler was a good man’?
Posted On June 17, 2021
“Hitler Was A Good Man,” read the banner headline on the front page of the conservative site Townhall.com.
It was a message that had been retweeted more than 1.7 million times by Monday morning.
It wasn’t hard to figure out what that meant.
Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party, which was a right-wing party that claimed to be an anti-fascist movement.
The Nazis had an ideology similar to that of Donald Trump’s, which held that the Nazis would bring about a utopia in which everyone would live together in peace and harmony.
Trump was the GOP nominee, and he had a history of espousing racist and xenophobic rhetoric.
“Hitlers ideology is a lot like Trump’s,” the article read.
“He’s a man who believes in an ethnocentric world.
He is a proponent of nationalistic nationalism.”
And the article continued, “In a sense, he was a hero to the German people and he did not want them to lose their jobs or their livelihoods.”
The headline of the article was, “Hitling’s birthday.
It’s a day of celebration.”
A few hours after the post was shared nearly 7,000 times, Townhall’s Facebook page was flooded with angry reactions.
“You’re a total hypocrite and liar,” one person wrote.
“There’s nothing funny about that, especially since Hitler was a bad man.”
A post on the site said that the article had been shared “over 400,000 time.”
“If we had to use this page to show the world that we believe in freedom and justice, we couldnt do it better,” the post continued.
“We are so sick and tired of people telling us that we should all be grateful to the people who saved us from the Nazis.
Thats not what we meant by this.”
The article also mentioned that the site had received threats from “anti-Semitic people.”
But the headline on this particular post was a lie.
“The headline has been altered from the original to remove the reference to Hitler and remove any mention of his birthday,” Townhall said in a statement.
“In addition, the original post has been removed.
We regret any confusion this may have caused and have contacted the writer of the original article.”