Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (28 September 2017, 8 Tishrei, 5778)
Was Adolf Hitler an overachiever?
We go according to what we know. Others may think otherwise.
Hitler as a youth had his own pistol with plentiful ammunition. He used to practice at shooting rats in a local graveyard.
Hitler had a cowboy approach.
He became a good shot. He personally used it against his niece and at least one of his underlings who spoke out of turn.
He adhered to the Western Novels of Karl May. He sent copies of them to his military commanders saying they could learn from them.
In World War 1 he received the Iron Cross twice for bravery.
He had definite artistic ability that he could have developed more than he did.
He also had a good technical aptitude. He used to ring up Rommel and discuss the workings and specifications of different weapons and armory.
He had a good memory and used it.
He knew a lot and had read very much.
Hitler could speak very well and had developed an instinctual feel for the workings of the audiences he stood before.
He understood the psychology of individuals, the use of persuasion, bribery, and threats.
Hitler had been a serial catamite and had a feeling for subconscious sexual currents with men and women and groups of them.
Hitler considered other peoples as developed animals and related to them accordingly. It succeeded to a degree.
Hitler understood military strategy. He spoke to his generals and military planners as an equal. He was sometimes correct when they were wrong.
He was successful in the beginning and this helped him later.
Hitler managed to bestow upon himself the rank of a deity: The oath to Hitler became more sacred than anything else even in the eyes of those who otherwise had no morals.
Adolf Hitler was an overachiever in so far as his achievements misled him.
He had learned much of German folklore and the German Volk movement and had dabbled in the occult. He may have despised most occultists yet he still believed there was something in it.
He also used different drugs.
Whether possession by the devil exists or not Hitler would have sought it out and believed it had found him.
Hitler would have used anything he thought could further what he believed in.
He understood that he had to demean and kill Jews and that was his main aim.