The all American hero.
Have I got a story for you. Here is the story of an all American hero who saved the nation of America in its darkest hour…. Adolf Hitler. Let me explain. In about 1943 German biologists who were supposed to help the war effort were getting a bit uneasy. At this point Germany has three major super powers against it (Soviet Union, England, USA), Italy just had the shit kicked out of it in Africa and Il Duce’s not looking so good and they were rightfully getting a little worried. However these guys still had numerous caches of poison gas left over from WW1 that was just going to waste. Not only that but they were toying around of the possibility of also infusing bombs with various diseases such as anthrax, and typhoid. Their reasoning was that they could handle dealing with two superpowers but three was just too much. They wanted to use bioweapons and hazards to terrorize the American population and force America to pull out of the war entirely. One scientist put it, "America must be attacked simultaneously with various human and animal epidemic pathogens as well as plant pests."
So why wasn’t the U.S subjected to random gas attacks and bombs of disease? It was due in part to one hero. No, not some American commando sneaking into Germany and blowing shit up. It was this guy
Coincidentally he’s also a talented artist, writer, and politician.
Yep, in a stunning act of compassion Hitler refused to harm America. Let me explain. As most know Hitler himself was nearly blinded in WW1 by a poison gas attack. The attack that drove him to abhor war and chemical weapons. You see there were several times that Hitler could have at any given time in the war have used chemical and biological weapons against the allies, indeed it might have even won Germany the war. England even thought that Germany would do so and in 1940 started to give all citizens personal gas masks in case those evil Germans started raining the gas down. However in all these cases Hitler was the bigger man and refused to use these tactics.
His reasoning was that he had experienced the pain of the poison gas himself. He knew the horrors and pain it caused. From this he never wanted another human being, even if they were his enemies, to suffer the same fate and pain as he did. Back to our story at hand, when these scientists brought to the Fuhrer their plans he was Fuhrious (bad pun). You see earlier in the war the boss man issued an order that specifically stated “no bio weapons are to be used.” When these scientists ignored this order and invented these bombs anyway they thought they would still be put to use. Nuh-uh. He didn’t budge. More to the point these bombs were already made. It was not a if they could use them it was a when. Even when he basically had these WMDs ready he still hadn’t changed his mind and refused to go along with the project and had it dismantled.
He had the power to basically wipe a superpower of the Earth and refused. Compare this to one Winston Churchill. Churchill who also was planning on using bombs with anthrax except he was the one who came up with the idea himself and would have had no problem using it on Germans and innocent civilians. Churchill had several tests done on islands with these bombs and even considered using them on German cities. The reason he didn’t was that it was already 1944 and the Nazis were basically beaten. The Soviets were in Poland and American and English forces were marching through France. He felt there would be no need for it. It would be interesting to see what would have happened if Churchill got one of those bombs earlier in the war. Say 1940? The same thing could have been said by FDR who wanted to even drop a nuclear bomb on Berlin but he kicked the bucket before he got the chance.