Saturday, November 10, 2012

You Get One Guess, Round Two


Who am I?

I was born in one country, raised in another.
My father was born in another country. I was
Not his only child. He fathered several
Children with numerous women.

I became very close to my mother, as my
Father showed no interest in me. My mother
Died at an early age from cancer. I became
Close with my grandmother.

Later in life, questions arose over my real

My birth records were sketchy and no one was
Able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth

I grew up practicing one faith but converted
To Christianity, as it was widely accepted in
My country, but I practiced non-traditional
Beliefs, didn't follow Christianity, except
In the public eye under scrutiny.

I worked and lived among lower-class people
As a young adult, disguising myself as
Someone who really cared about them..

That was before I decided it was time to get
Serious about my life and I embarked on a new

I wrote a book about my struggles growing
Up. It was clear to those who read my
Memoirs that I had difficulties accepting
That my father abandoned me as a child.

I became active in local politics in my 30's
Then with help behind the scenes, I literally
Burst onto the scene as a candidate for
National office in my 40s. They said I had a
Golden tongue and could talk anyone into
Anything. That reinforced my conceit.

I had a virtually non-existent resume,
Little work history, and no experience in
Leading a single organization. Yet I was a
Powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to
Me as though I was a magnet and they were
Small roofing tacks.

I drew incredibly large crowds during my
Public appearances. This bolstered my ego.

At first, my political campaign focused on
My country's foreign policy. I was very
Critical of my country in the last war and
Seized every opportunity to bash my country.

But what launched my rise to national
Prominence were my views on the country's
Economy. I pretended to have a really good
Plan on how we could do better and every poor
Person would be fed, housed for free.

I knew which group was responsible for
Getting us into this mess. It was the free
Market, banks,  corporations. I decided to
Start making citizens hate them and if they
Were envious of others who did well, the plan
Was clinched tight.

I called mine "A People's Campaign" and that
Sounded good to all people.

I was the surprise candidate because I
Emerged from outside the traditional path of
Politics and was able to gain widespread
Popular support.

I knew that, if I merely offered the people
'hope', together we could change our country
And the world.

So, I started to make my speeches sound like
They were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor,
Ignorant to include "persecuted minorities"
Like the Jews. My true views were not
Widely known so I needed to keep them unknown,
Until after I became my nation's leader.

I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody
Could have easily found out what I really
Believed, if they had simply read my writings
And examined those people I associated with.

I'm glad they didn't. Then, I became the
Most powerful man in the world. And the world
Learned the truth.

Who am I?

I am Adolf Hitler.

Is that who you were thinking of?



texlahoma said...

Wow, deja vu all over again. Makes one wonder if reincarnation really is possible.

Bob said...

Makes you realize we never seem to learn.