Finally, some good news!
Or so you thought when you read that headline!
A politician named after Adolf Hitler has won a seat at a Namibian election – but says he has no plans for world domination.
Adolf Hitler Uunona was elected with 85 per cent of the vote in the former German colony, which is still home to a small German-speaking community and where a number of streets, places and people still bear German names.
After winning the seat on the ticket of the ruling SWAPO party – which has ruled Namibia since independence from apartheid South Africa in 1990 – the politician told Bild that he had ‘nothing to do with’ Nazi ideology.
‘My father named me after this man. He probably didn’t understand what Adolf Hitler stood for,’ his namesake said.
‘As a child I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager did I understand that this man wanted to conquer the whole world.’
Is that actually the current narrative? That Adolf Hitler was trying to conquer the world? Or is that just what the blacks think? In the 1990s, even when we were getting taught “World War Holocaust” in public school, we weren’t taught that Hitler was planning to conquer the world.
I thought that was only the Marvel Comics version of Hitler.
He was pretty awesome also, but he wasn’t really meant to be a reflection of the real life Adolf Hitler.
There’s a lot of pretty great German architecture in Namibia.
However, we all have to admit – it’s not as nice as the traditional architecture of Namibians.