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Would you kill baby Hitler?

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Have you ever wondered whether, if given the opportunity, Jeb Bush would go back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in his crib?

Well, wonder no more.

“Hell yeah, I would!” the former Florida governor told HuffPost. “You gotta step up, man.”
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Would you kill baby Hitler?

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Have you ever wondered whether, if given the opportunity, Jeb Bush would go back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in his crib?

Well, wonder no more.

“Hell yeah, I would!” the former Florida governor told HuffPost. “You gotta step up, man.”
To really answer this question fairly, we would need to do some experiments about how time works when you have access to a time travel machine.

1] Is the future set and can't be altered? But then, how can you kill him as a baby?

2] Is it easy to change the future, like chaos theory seems to predict? Then killing him may be unnecessary. Maybe all you need to do is give him a rattle to play with in his crib.

3] Or is it harder to change history. Then you may have to befriend a young Hitler for a month or 2.

4] What if killing Hitler in his crib changes the future a lot and makes it worse. Like, what if the A-Bomb is not used in WWII, but invented in peacetime and then not used for a while? Meanwhile more and more are being built. And then a war starts and it is used in a massive way, nuclear winter sets in and all humans die, yes I said ALL?

If I knew that it was the only way to keep the history I know from happening and that things would not be worse, then I for one might be willing to kill him in his crib and try to get away with it. If I got caught I'd take my punishment like a man who knew he had done the right thing. And keep my mouth shut about why I had done it.
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That would be murder, and so law abiding person should not even contemplate it.
 
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A reflection of the sick and aberrant values our society promotes. Everyone loves the idea of time traveling in order to murder someone. No one contemplates saving Ferdinand from the seminal event that lead to the world wars. Of course, any such discussion is a waste of time due to the infeasibility of violating causality.
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A reflection of the sick and aberrant values our society promotes. Everyone loves the idea of time traveling in order to murder someone. No one contemplates saving Ferdinand from the seminal event that lead to the world wars. Of course, any such discussion is a waste of time due to the infeasibility of violating causality.
Everyone?
 
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LightRider wrote:
A reflection of the sick and aberrant values our society promotes. Everyone loves the idea of time traveling in order to murder someone. No one contemplates saving Ferdinand from the seminal event that lead to the world wars. Of course, any such discussion is a waste of time due to the infeasibility of violating causality.
1. A case can be made that Ferdinand's murder merely released tensions that were already too far gone and thus saving Ferdinand would merely have changed the way WWI happened, not prevented it. Similarly, one can credibly argue that Hitler did not merely ride a tide of anti-semitism and German nationalism but was indeed a necessary driver for both the Holocaust and WWII. Thus, the "why kill and not save" analysis cannot fairly be boiled down to a values deficit.

2. Causality is only a limit within a monetary economic system. I encourage you to explore the benefits of a resource-based economy, where, from what I've read, good outcomes can be relied on without having to bother with any troubling analysis of cause.
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jmilum wrote:
Would you kill baby Hitler?

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Have you ever wondered whether, if given the opportunity, Jeb Bush would go back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in his crib?

Well, wonder no more.

“Hell yeah, I would!” the former Florida governor told HuffPost. “You gotta step up, man.”
Finally a politician willing to stand up and make the hard calls. Jeb for 2016!
 
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No reason to kill an innocent baby. Just seduce his mother away from his father before he is conceived. Lesser of two evils, Jeb.
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but would Jeb abort Fetus Hitler, that's the real burning question here
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MARCUSRPG wrote:
No reason to kill an innocent baby. Just seduce his mother away from his father before he is conceived. Lesser of two evils, Jeb.
since hitler was born out of wedlock does this mean hes the son of a time traveler
 
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MARCUSRPG wrote:
No reason to kill an innocent baby. Just seduce his mother away from his father before he is conceived. Lesser of two evils, Jeb.
since hitler was born out of wedlock does this mean hes the son of a time traveler
Jeb's his dad? shake
 
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jmilum wrote:
Would you kill baby Hitler?
But what if the Sad Puppies wanted to nominate his novel for the Hugo?
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carson soft on hitler~

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