This subject has been trending as of late, and there’s one rather big thing about it that I haven’t heard anyone say yet.
All other arguments aside, there’s the fact that the ‘killing baby Hitler’ argument has the same problem as the ‘Oppenheimer’ problem. Oppenheimer (Robert Oppenheimer) was the inventor of the nuclear bomb. If you went back in time and killed Robert Oppenheimer, would that have prevented the nuclear bomb from being invented? No. Same goes with killing baby Hitler. Get rid of Hitler before he was Hitler, and his role in history most likely would have been filled in by someone else.
Hitler didn’t conquer his way to the top. He didn’t seize ultimate power in Germany, he was elected. Modern-day Germany is ashamed for having caused two world wars, but Germany back then had a hole that needed filling in. A strong-willed, passionate, unwavering, nationalist leader was needed by the German people at the time. Whether that leader would hate Jews or equally hate every non-German person on Earth, doesn’t matter. The hole was going to be filled in some way.
And then there are all the other sensible arguments.
If you could go back in time to kill baby Hitler, the morally-superior choice is no. Just like Ben Shapiro said. This isn’t a Right or Left thing. You don’t punish someone before they commit the crime. You punish the guilty. IF you could go back in time to commit this act in the first place, maybe do everything you can to prevent the circumstances that ultimately led to Hitler’s rise, or Stalin’s rise, or whatever problem caused Africa to be so impoverished.
Hitler was horrible, but even the very thought of killing a BABY should be unthinkable to everyone regardless of their political affiliation. Look, I have a plethora of issues with right-wing politics, but you seriously NEVER hear people on the Right advocating any kind of child murder. It’s the left that favors abortions. It’s communist North Korea that punishes people who are merely related to criminals, even if they’re an infant. I heard a story about a mother in North Korea who had to drown her baby. There’s also the fact that the Left openly discourages and sometimes even condemns people who want to have and raise children, especially women. And now in this instance, the mainstream Left either openly or subtly advocates the idea of going back in time to kill someone before they did anything wrong. Before they could even walk.
LEFTISTS, HOW CAN YOU NOT SEE HOW MORALLY BANKRUPT YOU ARE?? THIS IS WHY THE #WALKAWAY MOVEMENT IS GAINING SO MUCH TRACTION, AND WHY IT STARTED IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Now we’re laughing at people like Ben Shapiro who say we shouldn’t go back in time to slaughter babies? Fucking what???