Just saw this on Facebook. One person's feelings beautifully expressed...
"It's his birthday on Monday, and I will be celebrating it in my own modest way as I do every year. Certainly not for any of the reasons that he is demonized, I am against violence, I am against hatred, I am for freedom.
What he symbolizes to me is the possibility of the individual empowering the collective with the heroic ideal, an ideal I feel most strongly is the necessary antidote to the suffocating mediocrity that surrounds us.
Our enemies (and they are our enemies; this 'elite' that poisons our minds and our bodies) they advocate constant war, and give us unending poverty, hollow celebrities and lives without meaning.
They warn us against Hitler every single day in every single media, and that's how I know that somehow he points the way to a liberation that they wish us to never again discover".