Of course Hitler was a great leader, and that’s horrible (Opinion)
Jim's aghast a guest speaker at a New Jersey school got in hot water for telling high school students that Adolf Hitler was a "good leader" -- even though the speaker was clear Hitler had "bad moral character and intentions."
After all, Jim says, it takes a great leader to turn a people as dignified and smart as the German populace was into a murderous mob -- and it's a lesson that just because someone's a great leader, it doesn't mean people should go where he's leading.
It's not that Hitler was a good person -- he was, of course, a murderous bigot history rightly condemns as a villain. But there's no doubt he knew how to get the masses behind him, Jim says.
"Well how can you deny that? What (the guest speaker) said is true," Jim says.
The lesson students should take away?
"Just be damn sure who you let be your leader. ... Because somebody can lead and be a good leader does not mean he is a good person," Jim says.
That's just part of what Jim and Bob Williams take on in the latest installment of his podcast. Check out the full episode to hear the rest. And email Jim at Jim@NJ1015.com.
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