Hitler WAS vegetarian

Gosh, I do hate it when liberals rewrite history to suit their own perversions. For example, it used to be such fun gently teasing one’s tofu-munching friends about the fact that the world’s most famous vegetarian was Adolf Hitler.

But these days, they always tend to come back with the line – presumably fed to them by the Linda McCartney Bureau of Vegetarian Propaganda – that, no, Hitler wasn’t vegetarian actually, not strictly so anyway, though he did have a sweet tooth, etc.

Oh yeah?

Well his personal food-taster seems to think he was a vegetarian. And she should know, shouldn’t she?

Look, I’ve got nothing personally against vegetarianism (apart from the fact that it involves not eating meat – and as Sarah Palin says: “If God hadn’t meant us to eat animals he wouldn’t have made them of meat”) but I do believe it important that we always cleave to the truth however ugly it may be.

So: let the teasing recommence!

  1. EstoniaKat

    vetetarianism.jpg

    /This message brought to you by the Kansas Beef Council “Beef. It’s what you want.”
  2. RCE

    Hitler was also a Socialist. They don’t like being reminded if that, either.Indeed, pointing out this… Erm… What’s the word? Oh yeah, FACT will get you barred from The Guardian Comments section.

  3. Pseudodionysius

    I smelt something rotten in this thread so I stopped in for a sniff.

  4. Caroline

    He liked dogs, too.

  5. Garrett Petersen

    I do have something against vegetarians.  I don’t think they’re vegetarian out of concern for animals (if they were, they would also avoid the agricultural products that kill animals indirectly).

    When I hear someone say, “I’m a veagan,” I take it the same way as the hipster who doesn’t listen to this or that band because it’s “too mainstream”.  The message is that “meat (or mainstream music) may be good enough for you rubes, but it’s not good enough for my refined tastes.”

  6. John Walker

    A vegan diet is great if you’re from Vega.

  7. Donald Todd

    Hitler and Paul McCartney are vegetarians, perhaps of slightly different pedigrees.

    Hitler and Obama are socialists, but do have differing positions on how that plays out on the world’s stage.  Hitler being more aggressive globally, Obama using drone strikes to address his image.

    Croesus and Biden hoard gold, but because Biden has to list charitable contributions on his tax form, we know that Biden is a charitable cheapskate.  Do you think Biden eats cauliflower?  Do you care?

  8. Aaron Miller

    My favorite comment for vegetarians:

    “You know how many dead bunnies it takes to cultivate a field?”

  9. Garrett Petersen
    Aaron Miller: My favorite comment for vegetarians:

    “You know how many dead bunnies it takes to cultivate a field?” · 1 minute ago

    Not only that, but it takes more acres of land to produce organic food, and more acres of farmland means more natural habitats destroyed.  If you really cared about animals, you would swear off organic food, too.

  10. Fricosis Guy

    The dogs were only following orders.

    Caroline: He liked dogs, too. · 2 hours ago

    Edited 2 hours ago

  11. Barkha Herman
    EstoniaKat

    /This message brought to you by the Kansas Beef Council “Beef. It’s what you want.” · 4 hours ago

    Technically, picking the fruit (pictured above) does not kill the plants.  However, in my vegan cooking, I kill many a Onion and garlic plants regularly :-D.

  12. Frederick Key

    I always think of Chesterton and The Napoleon of Notting Hill:

    There was Mr. Edward Carpenter, who thought we should in a very short time return to Nature, and live simply and slowly as the animals do. And Edward Carpenter was followed by James Pickie, D.D. (of Pocohontas College), who said that men were immensely improved by grazing, or taking their food slowly and continuously, after the manner of cows. And he said that he had, with the most encouraging results, turned city men out on all fours in a field covered with veal cutlets. Then Tolstoy and the Humanitarians said that the world was growing more merciful, and therefore no one would ever desire to kill. And Mr. Mick not only became a vegetarian, but at length declared vegetarianism doomed (“shedding,” as he called it finely, “the green blood of the silent animals”), and predicted that men in a better age would live on nothing but salt. And then came the pamphlet from Oregon (where the thing was tried), the pamphlet called “Why should Salt suffer?” and there was more trouble.

  13. labordog

    Do you know the Indian word for bad hunters?? 

    vegetarians.

  14. Macsen
    Caroline: He liked dogs, too. · 4 hours ago

    Edited 4 hours ago

    Dogs didn’t like him, or at least his German Shepherd, Blondi, preferred to sit near other people at dinner.  Non-vegetarians had better table scraps.

  15. Al Pipkin

    Vegetables: noun – Stuff that food eats

  16. Franz Drumlin

    Hitler was a vegetarian, and St. Francis of Assisi wasn’t. Go figure.

    And Frank Zappa said tobacco was his favorite vegetable. I don’t smoke, but if I do turn vegan that’s the path I’m taking in the hope that the clouds of second-hand smoke will drive away annoying busybodies.

  17. Foxman
    Caroline: He liked dogs, too. · 6 hours ago

    Edited 6 hours ago

    Fried or roasted?

    Oh, right, that’s Obama.  Nevermind

  18. outstripp
    labordog: Do you know the Indian word for bad hunters?? 

    vegetarians. · 10 hours ago

    Eskimos have over a hundred words for vegetarian.

  19. Larry Koler
    R. Craigen: Much as I like the Palin quote I can’t help pointing out that God also made humans out of … you know. · 11 hours ago

    One of the most interesting things I have ever read is Melville’s description of what it was like to live among cannibals. I think it’s in Typee and it’s clear that these islanders were meat deficient and that their love for “long meat” was nearer to a kind of lust that they tried to hide from westerners. It was a guilty pleasure for them and mostly done by the men of the tribe. 

    (I thought I would add this to spice up this post.)

  20. R. Craigen

    Much as I like the Palin quote I can’t help pointing out that God also made humans out of … you know.