People seem surprised by the fact that Hitler was a vegetarian and a teetotaler. I am not saying that I agree with Hitler’s philosophies or ideologies, far from it. However, I feel that showing surprise that Hitler had principals is being rather ignorant of the historical facts. The truth is that Hitler wanted perfection, what he called an Arien Race. A race of perfect people. The fact that he defined who was perfect and who wasn’t (especially considering the fact that he himself did not fit his description of his ideal being) was a tad loopy, especially as he went by hair colour, religion and who your grandparents were despite perhaps their death before your birth. I guess the point is that he actually saw the people who were not “perfect” to be of less value than animals.
Mind you perhaps his ideas were not completely bad, because sometimes I think people who can torture kids, rape them and kill them deserve a slower more painful death than gas chambers! But then again, that would not fall within his theories…. just my own!!