Will Smith Foolishly Applies Liberal Logic To Hitler
Poor Will Smith. He got in trouble for some comments he made about Adolph Hitler that were taken out of context,
Will Smith has stunned the world by declaring that even Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was essentially a “good” person.
The I Am Legend 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.”
First of all, there’s a minor point that I want to make: Will Smith DID NOT say that “Adolf Hitler was essentially a ‘good’ person.” He said that Hitler errantly thought he was doing good, which is something different entirely.
However, on to the real point of this post: Will Smith’s real mistake was taking the liberal view of “evil” to its logical conclusion.
Aside from Republicans, America, and a few people allied with America or people that they like to compare Republicans to — like Hitler, liberals treat EVERYONE as if they’re essentially good people.
They excuse the most evil group of people on earth, the Palestinians, for advocating genocide and deliberately murdering innocent Israelis.
They’re constantly crying and moaning about people in prison, like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who they think have gotten a raw deal from society.
They’re eternally convinced that the most vile dictators on earth from Kim Jung-Il to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Fidel Castro only have problems with us because we don’t know how to talk to them. If we’d only say the right things to them, they’d understand we’re good people, too, and all of our problems with them would go away!
They even make the same sort of excuses for Al-Qaeda. What do you think the meaning of “Why do they hate us,” really is? It’s that they think they’re decent, reasonable people at heart who’ve been driven to do things we consider “evil” because of us.
So, there again was Will Smith’s mistake: he applied the exact same logic that liberals use every day of the week without understanding that it’s politically unpopular to say the same thing about Hitler that liberals say about most of the other evil people on the planet.
PS: I caught I Am Legend this week-end and really enjoyed it.