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In the Western World, the events which took place during the Second World War are repeatedly used to argue that the preservation of cohesive ethnic communities and national pride lead to wars and genocidal Holocausts. This argument is so common, it is actually hard to imagine the war being mentioned in any other context. But it is. In Eastern Asia.

One should note that, in Eastern Asia, the Japanese conducted a massive ethnic cleansing program and murdered millions during the Second World War, and these acts mirror the atrocities which took place during the same time in the Western World. Still, in Eastern Asia, none of these events are used to silence those who favor ethnic communities and cohesion; moreover, not every cultural or scholarly reference to the Second World War period has to plant a seed that causes the individual to become hysterical when someone says that the preservation of the ethnic community and national pride are good. In fact, the following Japanese music video serves no concrete political purpose; it is simply a bunch of Japanese girls walking through a period in history:


What a surprise: Jew-controlled YouTube decided to delete the video. No big deal. I have reposted it:

My point is this: in eastern Asian countries, one can talk about Hitler apolitically. In fact, he has become this "badass of the West", much like the way people look at Gengis Khan.

from "Dining with Hitler in Asia: Hitler-themed bars and restaurants in Asia," The Jefferson

In 2006, the restaurant Hitler’s Cross opened in Mumbai, India:

It did not last long. According to the Associated Press:

When Hitler’s Cross restaurant opened in a Mumbai suburb Sunday, local politicians and movie industry types were on hand to celebrate beneath the posters of the Nazi leader and swastikas.
“It really made people very upset that a person responsible for the massacre of six million Jews can be glorified,” Elijah Jacob, one of the Jewish community’s leaders, said on Wednesday.

Soon after the AP article was published, the owner of the restaurant was harassed until he finally gave in and changed the name.


Here is another "Hitler Bar" in Busan, South Korea. It also changed its name after it was pressured to do so.

The website Pusanweb interviewed the owner of the bar, who said the following:

"I wanted to design a beer bar with something shocking that would attract the young generation. Beer got me thinking about Germany (the home of beer) which made me think of Hitler. [...] he is no different than Alexander the Great or Gengis Khan. They were all conquerors who killed many people and they are all ‘big men’ in the sense of their notoriety living on long after they died."

The owner was also harassed until he changed the name of his bar to Ditler’ and then, to ‘Ceasar’.


Another locale, called "Modern Bar Hitler" (in South Korea), photographed by Lynxsquared:

Inside Modern Bar Hitler:


A sign for a Hitler bar in Korea, photographed by Oronzo:

A Korean Hitler bar in Daejong South Korea, captured by photographer Modrob:


Another Hitler Bar in Busan, South Korea (From the The Gates of the Minjok) :


Inside of a Hitler Bar in Busan, South Korea (from Flickr photographer Cfarivar)

A flier for the same Hitler bar:


A Japanese tempura restaurant with a Hitler-ish mascot (from Cityskip):


A Hitler costume, which can be found on the shelves of party stores across Japan:

So is this healthy for Hitler and the Nazis to be used outside of the usual context? It probably depends who you talk to. Certainly, the Jews and Western lib-left (social justice warriors) are offended. But is it also not offensive that, because of the lack of ambiguity on how one can talk about the past, years from now, Hitler will still be used to justify Israel's presence in the middle of Palestine, or to justify the continued pressure on Germany to fund Israel's military? Is it healthy that Germans are forced to look at the past and pushed to possibly hate themselves because of the events that happened during the reign of Adolf Hitler?

Here are a few more questions to think about: would mass slaughters and genocide be more common if we stopped talking about the Hitler era in a certain context and let the past become the past, sort of the way we look at the Mongolian hordes? Would it be better if the Mongolians were forced to look at the past and hate themselves because of the events that happened during the reign of Gengis Khan during a brief period in Mongolian history? Are population slaughters, pillaging and rapes common simply because the mass slaughters, pillaging and rapes carried out by the Mongolians have been trivialized?