I don’t think anyone has really really understand the grip that Hitler had on German High Command, Germany and the Axis powers. It’s very mind boggling Honestly. As 1944 starts the Axis powers are losing ground in Russia. Have lost North Africa and the allies are taking Italy. The war is over. It’s just a matter of time till the Allies take everything. Everyone in the Axis powers has to know it by now. Yet they continue to fight on. They continue to follow Hitler.
Everyone in the Axis powers knows they’ve committed crimes against humanity. The Allies are not going to be very nice to the Axis powers. Especially the Russians. If the Axis powers want to make a deal the time is now. Yet they don’t.
There’s three doors the leaders of the Axis powers have.
- Go to jail for considerable amount of time.
- History will hate them for their actions. That will be their legacy.
It’s so weird that German High Command and the rest of Germany will follow Hitler to the ends of the earth and they also know that Hitler is actively taking drugs like Methamphetamines. The thought of following someone like this is mind boggling to me. GHC are not stupid, they are highly educated and they’ve got a lot of connections and they have great careers. Yet they chose to just blindly follow Hitler who’s going to basically ruin them.
After the July 22 plot anyone in GHC could have run to allies lines to surrender, but none of them did. Particularly Erwin Rommel. He was four hours away from Allied lines at the time and all he had to do is get in his car with his family and drive East, hoist a white flag, say who he is and he would have survived the war. No one is going to stop him. Instead he took the suicide route.
GHC would rather follow a leader who’s actively addicted to drugs, face suicide, execution, and/or jail than surrender. Talk about commitment. It’s just mind blowing.
It was definitely a different time. No one follows leaders like that today. We can hate Hitler for all we want but he was able to get people to follow him to the ends of the earth and past it. Has anyone tried to understand that?
At this point its like the people in GHC have an addiction and no one is telling them it’s a problem.