Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race
Just like how more people are ready to vote for Romney than people who actually like Romney for the man he is and even the policies he runs on, just to vote against Obama and the status-quo.
They may not have liked or even agreed with Hitler's social policies, but businesses were getting contracts that they couldn't dream of under the Weimar administration and individuals were working and putting food on the table.
Do you guys think that this version of the Pzkfw VI had more "soul" than its Henschel counterpart?
Um, but anyway, no sympathy for Nazis or their collaborators from me; yes I recognize that hindsight allows us to better judge what was going on at the time than people in the moment but I don't think it matters. If you happily dance with the devil, then that's going to be your legacy regardless of however many other people were dancing, too.
So all this talk of Henry Ford's anti-semitism or the conduct of other German industrialists (abhorrent though it may be) is irrelevant to Porsche's complicity in genocide and war. And I don't think this means that people should feel bad about driving a 944 or whatever, either. Time has passed the man by and "Porsche" is now something else entirely.
So, yeah, in the 1930s they loved him, and by the mid-1940s they hated him. (sh)It happens.
That's a matter of historical record --Really makes you wonder how he got so much power... you know, since everyone hated him... hmm.
1) Hitler gave millions of unemployed Germans jobs, both in the military, and in building the Autobahns.
2) Hitler fomented racial hatred towards Jews and other foreigners, who were already disliked amongst Germans, and propoganda was used to convince the average idiot German that it was the Jews that caused them to lose the first world war.
and that's pretty much it.
Funny the parallels you can draw between present day US and 1930s Germany ... it's also funny that the party calling Obama a "Nazi" falls more in line with the xenophobic mantra Mein Kampf espoused..At two separate events in recent days, Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher has proposed to “put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting.”
porsche was an engineer in a nazi country, not necessarily a nazi, but his company did make reparations to jews for slave labor used in WWII....Ford on the otherhand was a true anti-semite....far worse than the man who designed and built the weapons. as far as I can tell, and have looked into it, porsche went along with it as his life depended on it, not for personal reasons. ford was the opposite.
HAVE/HAD: Mercedes, Porsche, Cadillac, Land Rover, VW (x5), Buick, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Dodge, Nissan, Ford, GMC, Jeep
WANT: FIAT 500C Abarth, VW Scirocco Mk1, Alfa Romeo GTV, Lotus Esprit, Audi TT, 240Z, Lancer Evo VIII RS,
Hudson Hornet, Porsche 964, Mini Cooper, Caterham SV, M-B CLS63 AMG, DeTomaso Pantera