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Date: 01/06/12 09:45 AM

35 Responses to The Day Gandhi Sent A Letter To Hitler [Pic]

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    orange_panty Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:48 am
    Link: The Day Gandhi Sent A Letter To Hitler - No, really--this isn`t a set-up to a joke. The Mahatma really did sent a letter to Hitler, asking him to end the war.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:03 am
    Gandhi was a mega racist.
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    krembill Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Hitler didn`t end the war because of Gandhi`s typo.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:08 am
    Then jesus turned to satan and said, i just sent you a message through my avatar.

    `PS I know its not fair to use jesus as a controller of ghandi but oh well.`
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:15 am
    kissy kissy
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:23 am
    Since this is before the war started, and mentions "preventing" a war, CAPTION FAIL!

    Otherwise it`s good to see that Gandhi had some balls.
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    beardtats Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:46 am
    i call fugazi. Gandhi was smart enough to spell "deliberately" correctly and edit his typos.
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:57 am
    THis letter is real and shows a glimpse of how messed up Ghandi`s view was. It was critiqued as “a desperate, naive mix of humility and ego” He also told Britain to let the Nazi`s "take possession of your beautiful island, with your many beautiful buildings. You will give all these but neither your souls, nor your minds. If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes, you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourself man, woman and child, to be slaughtered …"
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 11:00 am
    Gandhi was not so dumb thinking Hitler might have listened to him. They shared some pretty strong views, about the Jews for example.
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 11:05 am
    @5cats
    True that the invasion of Poland hadn`t begun yet.
    But in `33 Hitler had already come to power and started the Gleichschaltung (a kind of process to establish a dictatorship).
    In February that same year Hitler spoke with several high placed military leaders to rearm Germany (something that was forbidden after Germany lost WWI).
    Also earlier that year the Reichstag (parliament building in Berlin) was set on fire which started the hunt on communists and concentration-camp Dachau was opened to house political prisoners.

    In `38 Nazi Germany annexed Austria which was part of the reinstatement of the `Heimat` (homeland) that Hitler had envisioned.

    Therefore, because the war wasn`t actually in effect it was quite clear a war was in the making.
    So the fact that Ghandi wrote Hitler a letter to urge him to reconsider his decisions and thus preventing a war could be true.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Stupid Gandhi! Hitler only read german!


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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    randomxnp.. your dumb for thinking someone can listen through a letter. You need sound to listen :P
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    Apexs Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    If the Nazis had conquered India (which, of course, they wanted to do), Gandhi might well have stuck to his principles of nonviolent resistance and led thousands of followers to do the same.

    And the Nazis would have slaughtered them all, dumped the bodies in a ditch and not given a damn. End of resistance.

    Gandhi`s method relies on the people you`re opposing being at least quite nice about it.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    @Johanvb: Quite true! And accurate as well.

    I was picking at the OP saying "end the war" as opposed to what Gandhi acutally said: Don`t Start a war.
    It`s probably a real letter, people actually wrote them back in the day, eh?
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    if we just peacefully resisted the islamic terrorists, we would finally end these wars on foreign soil.
    I mean, they would still kill us, but at least we wouldnt be at war with them. THanks Ghandi!
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    Gandhi was a socialist, racist...and supported Hitler. That`s enough for me to hate the man.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    So, how`d that work out for ya, Ghandi?

    BTW, this is also Ron Paul`s foreign policy.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    Gandhi`s method relies on the people you`re opposing being at least quite nice about it.
    Yeah, did he really think this pacifist bull$#!+ would have worked with the Nazis the same as it worked with the British?
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:22 am
    You gun ho Americans (not all Americans I might add but a significant number of you) talk of a war against islamic terrorists, it was American actions which caused this war or terror in the first place you ignorant lot. At least here we see an example of someone trying to stop bloodshed before it even happens. As futile as the gesture might seem now, we should at least respect the fact that the man tried.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 4:59 am
    Mr Archer, and you forgot gay! but he was so much more of a Man than the little runt you will ever be.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:48 am
    seliberately
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Never start a sentence with `But`. That`s why this didn`t work.
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    Hedkwab Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:49 am
    "At least here we see an example of someone trying to stop bloodshed before it even happens."

    That`s all fine and dandy, but once you`re in a war you are IN A WAR. So why don`t you try writing letters to Iran, while we deal with the big boy stuff?
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 12:39 am
    Is this real? Why would an Indian write in English to a German?
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    jerdboy Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 5:03 am
    Paperduck: Its probably the one language they had in common.
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    HAHAyousuk Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:46 am
    At least he tried...
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    myssiing Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    July 23, 1939... pretty sure Hitler didn`t listen.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    it was American actions which caused this war or terror in the first place you ignorant lot.
    So, please explain, then, what the Nigerian Catholics did to the poor Muslims to cause them to blow up Catholic churches on Christmas Eve killing 35 people, you stupid dickhole?
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Is any body concerned why an Indian is writing a German in the english language?
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    It might have worked if Gandhi wasn`t so brown...
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 6:31 am
    Bet he ignored this because of all the spelling and punctuation mistakes. Hitler was such a f-ucking Granmar Nazi.
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    PhotoKing Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:02 am
    i call fake. it is rather odd that an indian is writing to hitler in english. it would be odd if it was in german too. maybe hitler ignored it because he couldn`t read english.
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 3:00 am
    stupid americans
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    Dutch-Master Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2012 at 5:08 am
    lol @ PhotoKing

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