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Another good son

Reader comment on item: But He Was Good to His Mother

Submitted by David C. Stolinsky (United States), Dec 6, 2003 at 15:12

Let me tell you about someone else who was good to his mother. He was an idealistic young man, and he held to his ideals tenaciously. He worked had to achieve them, too. Not only that, but he also did his best to influence others to uphold his ideals, despite his humble origins. No one doubted his sincerity, and he did original work with minorities. Ultimately he gave his life for his beliefs. His name was Adolf Hitler. Idealism and sincerity are good only insofar as the ideals one holds sincerely are good. Sincere idealists can be saints or mass murderers -- it all depends. www.stolinsky.com.

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