The future President of the United States, after visiting the site of Adolf Hitler’s home in Bavaria, wrote: [emphasis added]
You can easily understand how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. … He had boundless ambition for his country which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.
How dare the president praise Adolph Hitler, you may ask? Well, he didn’t, if you’re thinking of the current president.
Those words were written by a former president in his personal diary, back in the 1940s. That president was John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Of course, the writer of the article cited above went to great lengths to try to rationalize Kennedy’s words as something other than what his words clearly say. The writer claimed that Kennedy was expressing not exactly admiration but more an analysis of the “mystery” that was Hitler. Reads like admiration. Doesn’t it?
How can one parse the portion of Kennedy’s paean that opines that this mass murderer of over 6 million “will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him,” as if that hatred was undeserved or simply the result of misunderstanding? How can one of Hitler’s ilk possibly ever “emerge” from well-deserved hatred? How else can one read that statement other than as Kennedy’s belief that eventually people will stop hating Hitler?
Kennedy wrote what he wrote. Did he believe that history would judge Hitler more kindly, after the dust of 6,000,000+ bodies settled? Sounds like it.
Hitler’s “mystery” will “live and grow?” Sounds like admiration.
That’s not all that Kennedy wrote about Hitler. This further elucidates his point of view:
Fascism? … The right thing for Germany. … What are the evils of fascism compared to communism? … The Germans really are too good – therefore people have ganged up on them to protect themselves. … The Nordic races certainly seem to be superior to the Romans.
Wow! Why should anyone cut Kennedy any slack, when it seems that nobody in Kennedy’s party or in the mainstream media even try to give President Trump the benefit of the doubt when parsing his words?
Trump is branded a racist, a homophobe, a sexist, and a Nazi, among other false labels–all based upon deliberate misunderstanding or mis-characterization of what he says or does.
If Trump tries to protect the American people by closing the border to illegal immigration, and truthfully points out that criminals and Islamic terrorists are among the many illegal aliens breaking into our country, the Democrats and the media declare that he’s a racist, even though every country on earth enforces its borders and its immigration laws and tries to protect its people from criminals and terrorists.
When Trump pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio after a politically driven witch hunt, which left the 85-year-old former sheriff, whose wife has cancer, facing jail time– in essence, for refusing a judge’s order to stop doing his job–the Democrats and the media declare his actions racist as well as, laughably, an affront to law enforcement authorities everywhere.
When Trump sets up a commission to examine the topic of vote fraud and to find ways to prevent it, the Democrats and the media declare him racist for trying to disenfranchise or suppress minority voters when, in actuality, he’s trying to prevent the disenfranchisement of legal voters–no matter their race, religion, creed, sex, or national origin–who find their votes canceled out by illegal voters (especially illegal aliens).
When Trump states a well-known, common sense truism–that women throw themselves at men who are incredibly rich, because those men are incredibly rich–the Democrats and the media declare him a sexist.
When Trump expresses support for the pro-life community, the Democrats and the media declare him a sexist, when actually they are sexist to believe that all women must, in lockstep, be pro-abortion (or else those women simply don’t count, they’re non-entities, in the left’s worldview).
When Trump says, truthfully, that counter-protesters on the alt-left were as responsible for violence in Charlottesville as the anti-Confederate-monument-removal protesters, that the alt-left protesters came armed and ready for violent conflict with political opponents, the Democrats and the media declare Trump an anti-Semite and a Nazi-sympathizer, despite the fact that
Trump did indeed condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists, that Trump’s cabinet contains many Jewish people, and that his own daughter and grandchildren are Jewish.
You’ve got the picture by now. The point is that there’s absolutely no reason to give John F. Kennedy a pass for his praise of Hitler.
Kennedy’s words are unequivocal. They speak for themselves. This is the new standard, as invented by the alt-left, the Democrats, and the media. Let them be hoist on their own petard.
We cannot continue to honor a man who praised a dictator who murdered over 6,000,000 people, most of them Jews but also LGBTQ+ individuals (homosexuals), Roma (Gypsies), Catholics, blacks, the disabled, and those born with congenital disorders. How can anyone call such a man “significant,” a “mystery,” or a “legend?”
Therefore, every school that is named for Kennedy, as well as every road, every bridge, every building, every park, every airport, every anything named in his honor, should be renamed immediately.
Every statue to Kennedy should, of course, be taken down, in accordance with the standard set by the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the south.
It’s only fair, after all.