Thanks for your take on the movie.
Really informative for someone who hasn’t watched it and gave me an interesting thought.
Reading your words sparked some thoughts around Hitler.
Possibly for a few reasons —
- I recently read Viktor Frankl’s book — Man’s Search for Meaning
- In a self-discovery quest, I was asked who is one person you could never forgive
- In the book Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell stated that the many people that met Hitler found him to be a “nice” guy and he showed no signs of the pure evil/insanity that was going on at the time.
Was it that Hitler and his followers were able to do such inhuman things because they truly believed it was for a greater good?
Exactly as your opening quote from Denis Diderot states — “From fanaticism to barbarism is only step”