Would you kill baby Hitler?

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Tweefo (July 26, 2013, 13:43:47 PM):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDVvYzEdp_s
I know I would not have the guts to it. I found a baby snake in my house once and could not even kill that. Don't know what kind of snake it was mainly because I do not look behind me while running.
st0nes (July 26, 2013, 15:12:45 PM):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDVvYzEdp_s
I know I would not have the guts to it. I found a baby snake in my house once and could not even kill that. Don't know what kind of snake it was mainly because I do not look behind me while running.
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brianvds (July 26, 2013, 15:14:24 PM):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDVvYzEdp_s
I know I would not have the guts to it. I found a baby snake in my house once and could not even kill that. Don't know what kind of snake it was mainly because I do not look behind me while running.

It is impossible to predict the future. Kill Hitler, and something even worse may have happened in the longer term. There isn't really any way to tell.

On the other hand, befriend Hitler as a boy and show him great kindness, and who knows how he may have turned out. Especially if the person showering him with kindness happened to be a Jew.
Faerie (July 27, 2013, 20:04:56 PM):
Stephen King's - 11.22.63 touches on this subject. In this instance the "hero" went back in time to prevent JFK's death with disasterous consequences. Interesting scenario to ponder on and we all do from time to time. I rather enjoyed "The butterfly effect" with Ashton whatsisname (Demi's toyboy), a pleasant watch-me on a winter's evening.

Personally, no, I wouldnt kill a child... I might though, consider doing serious harm to whoever might adversely influence a child or try to prevent an incident that would shape the future adult.

BoogieMonster (July 28, 2013, 00:14:50 AM):
Oh you guys are a laugh, hypothetically dodging the hypothetical conundrum like that. This is not a question about the consequences of the butterfly effect, it's about morality.

This is a moral exercise and the person stating it makes the rules clear: If you kill the baby Hitler you save millions of lives, if you don't they all die. That's it, those are the outcomes presented and you're expected to make a judgement based on those outcomes. Not ones you make up! So don your big boy/girl boots and answer the question.

Yes. Given those outcomes I'd kill baby Hitler.

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