By Rob Beschizza at 5:45 am Fri, Feb 22, 2013
India played little role in World War II, and many Indians view Hitler not as the personification of evil but as a figure of fascination.
Sure, except the North East, we weren’t a battleground, but seriously?
There’s a reason the Indo-Burma railway was built, y’know…
To give Alec Guinness a great role?
It’s a little disconcerting that his father named him Adolf Hitler because of “a fascination with Great Britain’s archenemy”. Hey, Pol Pot is a fascinating character too. How many people name their kids after him?
This isn’t, as I first thought, merely a case of someone being unlucky enough to be born with the name Hitler. I’ve always thought Hitler (the little short German guy with the Charlie Chaplin moustache that is) ruined the family name. Not to mention the name Adolf. One of the nicest people I ever knew was a man I knew simply as “Al”. It was only after I’d known him several years that, having been born well before World War II, his parents named him Adolf. He never changed his name, but I think it’s a shame he didn’t want to be called that either.
Then there’s Arthur, fka Adolph, aka Harpo, but he apparently changed his name back before WWI, let alone WWII.
Well, it’s fairly common here; we have Stalin, Napoleon, and I’ve run across quite a few Lenins. A forest guide who took us around in Parambikulam Reserve Forest was called Jimmy Carter.
Yes, some people really name their kids like that. They have no idea who the person is, they just want to name them after someone (in)famous…
Adolph Coors comes to mind, but he’s a bit of a right wing monster too, FWIW
Hitler’s the incumbent, facing strong challenges from Jhim Carter Sangma, Frankenstein Momin, and Billykid Sangma.
Jhimmy Carter? One of history’s greatest monsters!
I suppose it would derail any attempts at Godwinning discussions in the legislature.
Shankar: And finally, let me remind you who else voted to retain daylight savings time: Adolf Hitler.
Hitler: What are you talking about, Shankar? None of us have voted yet, we’re still debating the bill.
what’s wrong with Hitler? It’s a very nice and old Jewish name.
“I don’t see why one Fascist dictator should ruin it for the entire family.”-Carla Tortelli’s mother, “Cheers”, season 9, episode 13.
Judas Hitler for President.
First name Arnold, middle name Judas, last name change pending.
That’s HILTER, dammit.
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He’s right you know.
Jawohl mein Fü… (WHAP!)… I mean that’s right Dickie old chum.
I used to teach at the University of Toronto, and one of my colleagues had an undergraduate student named Adolf Hitler. I learned of this Hitler initially because students using the timesharing server were complaining on the local newsgroups about seeing someone logged in with the name “Adolf Hitler” when they used the finger command. The computer lab staff had to patiently explain that no, the system hadn’t been hacked, and yes, Adolf Hitler was the real name of the student. I later found out that one of my friends was teaching this guy. I asked about him, and my friend said he was Indian and seemed like a nice guy. Maybe he was from the same part of the country as the guy from this story.
I shared this story with a friend of mine who works with international students. He replied, “That explains why one of our students from India is named Ted Kennedy.”
I liked “Alien Nation” and how characters had names like Silas Marner.
Hmmm…..was he Brahman? There actually are arcane pseudoscientific theories about the fictional Aryan race, which Hitler searched for all the way to Tibet.
In countries with a conflicted history with the British empire, the locals often think of Hitler as a hero. One of the leaders of the ZANU farm invasions was named Hitler by his followers.
Hitler wrote a great length about his desire to partner with the English against the French, and he had plenty of fans in the Royal Family.
he had plenty of fans in the Royal Family.
If by plenty, you mean one.
As Christopher Hitchens pointed out, what made “The Kings Speech” a steaming pile of crap was that the king did not persuade the country that Nazism was a threat – the labor unions knew Hitler would exterminate them. The conservatives (Neville Chamberlain) saw Hitler as a guy they could deal with, and probably would have welcomed him in the fight against Bolshevism. And Hitler was absolutely a monarchist who saw constitutional government as unnatural, and he surely would have grandfathered the royal family in as true Aryans.
I bet this guy has a hell of a time selling stuff on eBay.
Well, at least the father gave his son a different middle name.
Adolf Elizabeth Hitler wouldn’t go over well in politics.
Also gave him a different last name. His full name is Adolf Lu Hitler Marak.
Don’t forget Girl Hitler on The Venture Brothers
…..And her boyfriend Catclops with a cat’s head instead of eyes. The best part about Catclops is that the cat wears an eye patch and smokes.
Naming your kid Adolph Hitler “crosses the line”.
This does too, but at least it’s entertaining.
It would be great if he got Jesus H. Christ as a running mate.
My friend is a college professor in Singapore and said the students often have little badges on their backpacks with Hitler’s face on it. He asked a few about it and they had only vague ideas of who Hitler was- it was just a trendy thing to have. There are often little Hitler prints up in shops too.
A bit like Ernesto Guevara badges?
Well they did save Hitler’s brain after all.
I hope he doesn’t run against Stalin, things could get ugly.
In your heart, you know he’s reich.
I did nazi that joke coming.
In 1959 when Mattel named their new doll after Klaus Barbie, nobody said a word. Where is the outrage?
Alessandra Mussolini complained that she wasn’t being given a fair crack of the whip in Italian politics because of her grandfather’s bad name; still she looked pretty fit in Playboy, so she wasn’t all bad.
“I am aware at one point of time Adolf Hitler was the most hated person on Earth for the genocide of the Jews. But my father added ‘Lu’ in between, naming me Adolf Lu Hitler, and that’s why I am different.”
If I were that guy I’d probably be trying to emphasize some of the other things that made me different from my namesake, like “I have no plans to orchestrate any genocides.”
“……….He who opposes class struggle and fraternal murder, who is looking for the way out of chaos and confusion, this man will vote for Adolf Hitler…..”
-Joseph Goebbels (1932)
According to one of my neighbors, I’ve already voted for Hitler twice, most recently this past November for President of the US.
People like that deserve to be force fed a copy of Mein Kampf one page at a time.
Keep in mind that Nazism is a pile of conspiracy theories about how the liberals are going to kill and enslave all the white people, and the Nazis claimed they were merely acting in self defense against the real genocidal monsters the Jews.
Your friend is probably stuffed full of nazi talking points which he believes as fervently as Hitler’s most loyal inner circle.
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