Adolf Hitler anagrams to:
'rill of death'
(rill is a stream, or brook)
Lono, I think Hitler is repeatedly cited as being the ultimate villain, to make anyone in a position of real power seem innocent by contrast, when the
contrast is only an illusion.
The degree of guilt has been exceeded by many other "leaders", but his philosophy has been an inspiration to many other quite unfriendly figures.
He is only the most recent, and therefore well-known "frame of reference/comparison".
We have all seen some absurd comparisons with Hitler, most, in fact.
Other people who have been compared with him have probably surpassed his evil manyfold.
I'm no an apologist, I just try to keep things in honest perspective, next time you hear a comparison using Hitler vs. a modern figure, stop and think what the other party to that equation is guilty of themselves....
"I read IBM made a special punch card computer system to assist wih this massive round up of cattle"
Me too. Not only that, but the roundup would have been much more difficult and time/resource consuming, if not impossible in any large numbers.
From what I remember IBM literally was born out of the holocaust, and like many other corporations which came into being around that time, was believed to be a corp. of American origin, when in fact it was German (General Electric is another good example).
I read pretty extensively about this, but I cannot remember even one
source of some of this info.
A search like "IBM and the Holocaust" would be a good place to start for more info, there is a lot.
Edit: "International Business Machines" anagrams to:
'his ban is on ancient terminal's use'
"I hate dreaming. because when you want to sleep, you want to sleep. Dreaming is work. Next thing you know I have to build a go-kart with my ex landlord"
-The late Mitch Hedberg