Hitler was right about vegetarianism

I often hear people say, “Some people are so blinded by their opposition to Hitler that they are unwilling to admit that Hitler was right about vegetarianism.”

I’m a very paranoid person, who also happens to be pretty strongly anti-Hitler. So when I hear people making this criticism, I automatically assume they are talking about me.

Therefore, just to be clear, I do “admit” that Hitler was right about vegetarianism.

Happy now?



11 Responses to “Hitler was right about vegetarianism”

  1. Gravatar of Market Fiscalist Market Fiscalist
    26. September 2020 at 20:25

    If Hitler had been a vegan would you have been even more in agreement with his his views ?

  2. Gravatar of Christian List Christian List
    26. September 2020 at 21:49

    In any case, Hitler is a great example of the fact that most people cannot separate things. In fact, he was very much a pioneer of vegetarian food for his time.

    He may have had an inflammatory bowel disease, and probably realized that meat and sausage was not good for him, so he soon spread the theory that meat and especially sausage should not be eaten, an opinion that is surprisingly close to the current state-of-the-art science.

    Now there are these videos from vegetarians for vegetarians on youtube, which show photos of “the most famous vegetarians that have ever lived”.

    There are of course only “good” and “nice” people with the appropriate reputation and status in this videos.

    Of course it doesn’t take long until a critic appears, who writes in the comments that the most famous vegetarian of all times must have been “accidentally” forgotten in the video: Hitler.

    This commentary then usually triggers a hundred answers, which explain in detail and greath lenght, why Hitler was and can never have been a vegetarian, and why all this is fabricated made-up lies.

    The same thing happens with videos about the most famous “animal lovers” and “dog lovers”.

    People can no longer bear ambivalence. Every (famous) person must be either completely good or completely evil.

  3. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    26. September 2020 at 21:50

    Market, LOL, I’m not even a vegetarian. But I do respect vegetarians; they are making the world a better place.

  4. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    27. September 2020 at 08:31

    Christian, You said:

    “People can no longer bear ambivalence. Every (famous) person must be either completely good or completely evil.”

    Amen. Other than Trump, I’ve never met a completely evil person.

  5. Gravatar of msgkings msgkings
    27. September 2020 at 09:36


    You know I totally agree with you that Trump is terrible, selfish, corrupt, and narcissistic.

    But “evil”…that’s high level stuff. That’s a word for Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. You discredit your Trump opposition when you get so overwrought. Trump = Hitler is stupid. Trump is worse than Hitler is even more so.

  6. Gravatar of msgkings msgkings
    27. September 2020 at 09:40

    I sometimes wonder what do we do today that future generations will find abhorrent, and be cancelling all our heroes of today for practicing, as we now feel about slavery.

    It has to be eating meat, doesn’t it? In 100 years when technology has provided for non-animal derived meat, future people will look back on our diets as barbaric, like cannibalism.

  7. Gravatar of Christian List Christian List
    27. September 2020 at 15:02

    Amen. Other than Trump, I’ve never met a completely evil person.


    ah, come on, you must be kidding, we are this close now. You found something ambivalent about Hitler, you can find something ambivalent about Trump.

    For me, rationalizations have done it, for example about his illnesses like his narcissistic personality disorder and his pronounced dyslexia, which borders on illiteracy.

    One can also see him as the “hero” of the anti-meritocracy movement, yes your comparison from a few days ago was quite good, a bit like Nero. The Romans were wiser in this respect than our culture.

    I hope it is things that fall within Scott’s libertarian sphere: The prohibition of payments to organ donors. Compulsory schooling and the complete overvaluation of school “education”. BLM. Cancel Culture. Marxism. Prohibitions on abortion. Genetic engineering. Nuclear power. Not doing NGDP Targeting.

  8. Gravatar of Lorenzo from Oz Lorenzo from Oz
    28. September 2020 at 02:54

    Vegetarians are not making the world a better place.

    First, meat is generally raised on land that could not support agriculture.

    Second, meat generally has considerable nutritional advantages over plant food, because animals generally do not wage biological and chemical warfare against would-be consumers of their flesh and meat is generally nutritionally denser than plant food. Organ meats are way nutritionally denser.

    Third, animals can be raised in far more long-term sustainable ways that most industrial agriculture. And industrial agriculture kills animals (particularly insects and rodents) whole sale.

    The alleged advantages of plant food are mostly a mixture of corporate propaganda, religious ideology, food mysticism and bad science.

  9. Gravatar of Lorenzo from Oz Lorenzo from Oz
    28. September 2020 at 02:55

    So, Hitler wasn’t even right about vegetarianism.

  10. Gravatar of Michael Rulle Michael Rulle
    28. September 2020 at 09:47

    I actually thought his vegetarianism was just part of his neurotic (can one be a neurotic and a pyschopath ?) personality—-not that I think one must be neurotic to be a vegetarian. I have to admit——when I really think about it—I don’t like the thought of killing animals—so call me a hypocrite I guess—or worse.

    My “favorite” Hitler comment———Hitler loved his dog—therefore dog lovers are like Hitler (although he DID kill his dog–hmmm)

  11. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    28. September 2020 at 13:38

    msgkings, You said:

    “Trump = Hitler is stupid.”

    Who said Trump = Hitler?

    Lorenzo, Global warming! Inhumane conditions for animals!

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