You have an interesting if somewhat obscure analysis of objectification. Unfortunately, it is hard to empathize with Nazis because the stereotype evokes so much anger. I say this not in defense of their actions or beliefs, I say this because, as you noted, they are people.

I notice that some of the other comments suggest that you may not know much about evil. I submit that in the continuum of human history, there are the confused, those we call “evil”, and then there are those who are less confused, those we call, “good”.

Nazis, racists, what have you, simply lack and are therefore ignorant of, the skills required to get along with people of color. They sincerely believe what they believe, which some might call sincere delusion, but they believe it. And they believe that they’re right.

When we objectify “the others”, we lose sight of the goal. The goal is not to punish them, for if they are violent, then restraint is all that is necessary. Forgive them for they know not what they do, right?

The goal, in the end is education, enlightenment. The goal is to teach the skills necessary to get along with others, regardless of color, gender or age.

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