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 <p>"In what did you consider to deal with?" My friend asked.</p>
 <p>"Honestly, I didn't really give it much thought. I'm so talented that I don't have enough talent to determine which one of my talents I should deal with."</p>
 <h2 id="epilogue">10. Epilogue</h2>
-<p>He sat on a chair under an arbour in a middle of a European-styled garden. He was a rather short man with black hair and a small and funny black mustache. The minute I saw him he already finished eating his breakfast, and he drank coffee and read the morning paper while wearing army uniform. From what I saw and described to you even a blind man could have deduced it was Adolf Hitler. I decided to approach him.</p>
+<p>He sat on a chair under an arbour in a middle of a European-styled garden. He was a rather short man with black hair and a small and funny black mustache. The minute I saw him he already finished eating his breakfast, and he drank coffee and read the morning paper while wearing army uniform. It was Adolf Hitler. I decided to approach him.</p>
 <p>"Sir, " I told him, "I am a big fan of yours."</p>
 <p>"Really?" He said as a smile of pleasure came up on his face "I'm very glad to hear that. Come sit, I always have time for fans."</p>
 <p>"Even though I'm not too fond of your actions as a whole, your contribution to philosophy was quite impressive."</p>
 <p>"No. This is indeed my quotation, but it does not mean that I think the Aryans should behave in an immoral way. You see, in this passage I meant that the members of the Aryan race can, or even should, take those actions in their struggle against members of lesser races, or against Aryan peoples who stand in the way of Nazism."</p>
 <p>"So you mean a Nazi cannot kill another Nazi, but he is allowed to kill a Jew or a Negro, or even another Aryan who actively opposes the Nazism?"</p>
 <p>"Yes, you can interpret it that way, if you generalise it from the international politics to the private plane."</p>
-<p>"Mr. Hitler, due to your response, your conception seem a lot more human to me! I take back saying that you claim that morality in fact equals to 'no morality'."</p>
+<p>"Mr. Hitler, thanks to your response, your claim seems a lot more humane to me now! I take back saying that you claim that morality in fact equals to 'no morality'."</p>
 <p>"I'm glad you think so."</p>
 <p>"Yes. Yes. It can be seen that all the time you acted out of that ideology, and not out of the simplistic ideology that I, by mistake, thought you held earlier. There's definitely much more reason behind your actions now that you've enlightened me.</p>
 <p>Of course an outsider, who didn't have the chance to speak with you yet, could have reached the same conclusion I reached based on your actions. After all, Nazi Germany attacked and destroyed countries, that were mostly Aryan, and caused the killing of many, among them pure Aryans."</p>
 <p>"What do you mean?"</p>
 <p>"Imagine a group of activists, which was active until now in secret, that energetically opposes your ideology. It turns out, that because of an intelligence failure, a large percent of the population now supports its views and it has a large number of enthusiastic and active supporters that are active for the advancement of their cause."</p>
 <p>"And what is the nature of those activists: Socialists? Communists? Liberals? ... "</p>
-<p>"Let's say for simplicity that they are people of my intellect, only as opposed to me they are sane."</p>
+<p>"Let's say for simplicity that they are people of my intellect, only that as opposed to me they are sane."</p>
 <p>"Okay. And what are their arguments against the Nazism?"</p>
 <p>"Well, they claim that the Nazism was meant to enforce the dictatorship of a ruling and a corrupt group. This thing is done by manipulating common psychological weaknesses and destructive mental tendencies. This political and social doctrine is based on a basic mistrust in the ability of the individual to decide for himself, and a total belief in the ability of the leader to decide for the public. Likewise it opposes the freedoms of the individual but believe in an absolute manner that the leader, who is also the founder of the doctrine, is free to do as he pleases. The ideology of the Nazism is, in their claim, incredibly subjective, and is based on superstitions that lack any basis in reality.</p>
 <p>They also have a criticism against you: they claim you are charismatic and manipulative but incompetent for any practical purpose, obsessive and with a chronic lack of self-esteem. Your racism proves, in their opinion, that you are infected by the disease that you are spreading, and the number of yells that you cried out of your free will a long time ago exceeded the boundary of good manners."</p>
 <p>"Wait a second, and people agree with them?", he said in a weak voice as he moved uncomfortably on his chair.</p>
-<p>For the first time in all the events which were depicted in this book, I did not respond to him, but kept silence and smiled a wide smile.</p>
+<p>For the first time in all the events which were depicted in this book, I did not respond, but kept silence and smiled a wide smile.</p>
 <p>"O.K. And you want me to tell you how I plan to react against them?" said the dictator.</p>
 <p>"Yes. But you should also know some more things: in their claim, the Nazism is very destructive and if they will let it go on, it could lead to the loss of millions and even dozens of millions lives of people. Because of that, and because of the danger it hides to the individual rights and his freedom, one must fight the government as powerfully as possible, even through self sacrifice."</p>
 <p>"And you want to know how I am going to deal with them?"</p>
 <p>Hitler looked confused. Actually, I was also confused but I didn't show it.</p>
 <p>"O.K.," he said "is there anything else you want to know?"</p>
 <p>"Yes. What would you have done if the ratio of the supporters was 20%?"</p>
-<p>"I told you... executions, arrests..."</p>
+<p>"I told you executions, arrests"</p>
 <p>"And 30%?"</p>
 <p>"Likewise."</p>
-<p class="P1"/>
 <p>"40%?"</p>
 <p>He stood up from his chair and said: "The same thing."</p>
 <p>"O.K." I said to him, "You clarified your position sufficiently. I understand your decision, because people from all the political wings agree that one have to take any measures against ideological activists whose ideology poses a threat to the proper regime. I'm sure that about a military coup d'etat, your decision would be completely different."</p>
-<p>"Wh... Wh... Wh... "</p>
+<p>"Wh… Wh… Wh… "</p>
 <p>" 'What' ? "</p>
 <p>"Yes. What do you mean by 'military coup d'etat'? Do you mean some kind of 'Sunday's coup' when a couple of military officers try to assassinate me or something like that?"</p>
-<p>"No, of course not. In fact Goring and several generals of the Warmacht lead this coup. They intend to preserve the Nazism but are not content from you as their leader."</p>
+<p>"No, of course not. In fact Göring and several generals of the Warmacht lead this coup. They intend to preserve the Nazism but are not content from you as their leader."</p>
 <p>"And what are their arguments against me?"</p>
 <p>"Well, they use a more popular terminology than the first time - they just claim you're mentally ill, capricious and delusional. Luckily for you, part of the people still support you."</p>
 <p>"Really? How much?"</p>
 <p>I wonder if he noticed the bad aspect of the matter. "30%? 40%?", I asked him.</p>
 <p>"Even better!"</p>
 <p>Apparently he did not.</p>
-<p>So I continued to present to hypothetical situations to him and to ask him what he would have done if they had happened. As time went by, he became more relaxed, responded with less emotion, and sat comfortably in his chair. It even seemed to me that he enjoys the whole deal. After a small hour I finished questioning him, and then I turned back the pages in my notebook, studied what I noted down a bit, and closed the notebook. I lifted my head and said to the dictator:</p>
-<p>"Mr. Hitler, I must remark that besides your great contribution to modern philosophy, I am beginning to think you have an extraordinary gift for diplomacy. Despite everything you've said, I am still convinced that your doctrine is not based on the assumption that morality equals 'no morality'. You definitely allowed for millions of Aryans to fight each other, whether in battles between armies, civil mutiny or even gang wars. You've come to dividing Germany and even the entire Aryan race to two camps, equal in their size and power, which were willing to fight each other until dusk. All that I've mentioned was done for the sole cause of you staying to rule over Germany.</p>
+<p>So I continued to present to hypothetical situations to him and to ask him what he would do if they happen. As time went by, he became more relaxed, responded with less emotion, and sat comfortably in his chair. It even seemed to me that he enjoys the whole deal. After a small hour I finished questioning him, and then I turned back the pages in my notebook, studied what I noted down for a while, and closed the notebook. I lifted my head and said to the dictator:</p>
+<p>"Mr. Hitler, I must remark that besides your great contribution to modern philosophy, I am beginning to think you have an extraordinary gift for diplomacy. Despite all the things you've said, I am still convinced that your doctrine is not based on the assumption that morality equals 'no morality'. You definitely allowed for millions of Aryans to fight each other, whether in battles between armies, civil mutiny or even gang wars. You've come to dividing Germany and even the entire Aryan race to two camps, equal in their size and power, which were willing to fight each other until dusk. All that I've mentioned was done for the sole cause of you staying to rule over Germany.</p>
 <p>But bloodshed was not the only act you defended with such a brilliant strategy. In the course of the investigation you reasoned how you would team together with Jews, Communists and/or Democrats in order to serve your interest; how you would agree to be the leader of a large group of clear anti-Nazis, in hope you'll be able to convert them to Nazism later. You even agreed to give speeches that boldly deny the Nazi theory in case it would have left you as a ruler.</p>
 <p>If another person would say all that, then most people would think he was the most selfish and power-hungry person they met. But because of your extraordinary diplomatic talent, I am still convinced you're doing it out of high morality, and for a noble cause! I don't have enough words to describe the deep impression I have from the way you said those things!</p>
 <p>Do you have anything to say about it, Mr. Hitler?"</p>
 <p>Oh! I wish you could see the look on his face! Actually, I would have also liked to see the look on his face, but just then I woke up from the dream. After I woke up, I sat on my two elbows and looked outside the window. It was before dawn, a few minutes before sunrise, so the sky were a little lit to the east. Many birds twittered intensively their morning twit - the coldness, probably, did not disturb them much. After I looked a little at the village houses, which most of the people in it were still asleep, I removed my elbows and lied down on bed.</p>
-<p>"Damn it!" I said to myself "I was just beginning to warm up..."</p>
+<p>"Damn it!" I said to myself "I was just beginning to warm up"</p>
 <p>                            -- End --</p>
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