The second posting had me cracking up.
As for the first one, Hitler was a Catholic and Stalin even studied for the preisthood once. The Nazi SS troopers had rings saying "Gott Mit Uns" proving they sincerely wanted the blond haired, blue eyed Aryans to be the "chosen" race. They had the duty to control the world. There was much mystism and supernaturalism in Hitler and the Nazi movement.
I think 20th century technology had a lot more influence in the mass murder perpetrated by the usual suspects (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.). Would the Crusaders have refrained from using machine guns? Would 7th century jihadists have held back their nukes? What won't a violent religious person do if he believes the one true god wants it done?
You're absolutely correct, Craig. Throughout the ages we have invented ways to kill the most number of people, the quickest and most efficient ways possible with the least amount of retaliatory casualties.
I think we have come to the limit of what humans can do to destroy our entire population, yet there are groups and some people who would love to exercise that option.
Well said, Craigart14, Carl, and Daniel.
I don't get it. Hitler and Oliver Hardy? Or is that Fatty Arbuckle?
I'm not sure that's Oliver or Fatty, but it might all be about the moustache. That was a popular style then and even Charlie Chaplin used it for his "little tramp" charactor.