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Old 09-28-2010, 08:06 PM
claymisher claymisher is offline
 
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Default Re: Wonderment

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Originally Posted by Florian View Post
No, WW II was not the consequence of a chain of failed opportunites. It was the consequence of the decisions and the actions of one man bent on wreaking revenge for German defeat in WW I and on establishing a racially pure German Empire: Adolf Hitler. It is true that Hitler might have been driven from power, and might have been defeated before he destroyed Germany and the rest of Europe, but neither eventuality would have come about by "non-violent communication." Saying that Hitler's rise to power and the war resulted from the failure to communicate non-violently is nothing but an empty tautology. It is also extremely naive: some people have no interest in communicating peacefully, and some people are congenital liars.

Your basic premise is simply wrong and has the unintended consequence of making everyone except Hitler responsible for the war.
Naw, it were France what done it.
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