December 24, 2007, - 10:24 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Wow. This one is surprising. I liked Will Smith and his acting. I thought he was great in “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “I Am Legend.” Now, I’ll have to keep this story–thanks to readers West Dearbornistan and Alex–in mind for all future Will Smith assessments. The guy is clearly clueless.
This is taking “Good Will (Smith) Towards Men” to the extreme:
Will Smith has stunned the world by declaring that even Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was essentially a “good” person.
The Men In Black star, 39, is determined to see the best in people, and is convinced the former German leader did not fully understand the extent of the pain and suffering his actions would cause during his time in power in the 1930s and ’40s.
He says, “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today’.
“I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good’. Stuff like that just needs reprogramming.”
Hitler’s totalitarian leadership as Fuhrer during 1934 until his eventual suicide in 1945 resulted in the persecution of an estimated six million Jews in the Holocaust, and his invasion of Poland in 1939 led to the start of the Second World War.
And the total was not just the six million Jews–though they were the primary focus of the camps and the target of “The Final Solution”–but eleven million total (including the six million Jews).
I guess Will Smith never heard of an obscure book, “Mein Kampf,” which is now popular all over the Muslim world (including in Dearbornistan). It’s just a tad of evidence that Hitler didn’t just wake up in the morning with this “twisted logic.” He had a lifelong hate for Jews and others.
Um, just wondering how Smith would feel if a major movie star made the specious claim that slave-owners and racists were essentially good people who set out to do what they thought was “good stuff” and really didn’t understand the pain and harm. That they “just needed a good reprogramming”? How would Smith like it if some movie star said that the Jim Crow laws were well meant and essentially good?
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and the member of a family, most of which was wiped out by the Nazis, I think I can speak for my entire family (including those who were murdered by Hitler and his henchmen) in saying that Hitler knew exactly what he was doing. And there wasn’t a single “good” intention in it. Not in the ashes of Auschwitz and Dora and Gross Rosen. And not in the human lampshades and tombstone sidewalks of the rest of Nazi Europe.
Well, now we know that the White Supremacists and Will Smith have a lot in common. Reminds me of the Dave Chappelle skit about a blind Black Klansman. Jodie Foster said Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl was “misunderstood,” when she was pushing to play the woman in a movie. Maybe, with this absurd Fresh Prince “psychoanalysis,” Will Smith is angling to play Hitler in a new biopic.
This Nazi revisionism is getting tiresome. Not to mention, extremely disturbing.
But don’t worry, this won’t hurt Smith. It’s barely gotten notice anywhere. Hollywood will continue to embrace it’s top-earning box office star. Heil, Will.
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