ANSWERS: 35
  • It sounds like a good idea on the face of it, but how would you know whether the ripple effects of doing that would mean the world as we know it today would be better or worse than it currently is?
  • Even knowing what we know now, and all the people that died, I could never strangle an innocent child.
  • I'd go back and forth thinking about it, but, ultimately, yeah, I think I would.
  • I think I'd rather take out his father. As I understand it, he was the real source of the problem. Better to untwist Adolph than to just kill him.
  • No, I would teach him to love and take him to a shrink
  • No! I would wait until he attempts to kill his first Jew.
  • God deliberately implanted man with free will, so we are lead to believe (sorry, this is religion and all about belief, not facts). That was part of God's plan. If we are to go around fixing the natural fallout from an eventuality God envisaged, he being all-knowing and all-powerful, then it could be argued we are interfering in his plan. But for all we know, in the absence of Adolph Hitler, another equally playful madcap megalomaniac might have popped up somewhere else. Humans have presumed to tinker with natural events before and so got themselves in hot water.
  • I don't think so. Instead, I'd probably take him away from his parents and give him to a Jewish family, or another marginalised family that he persecuted, to raise. This would eliminate the source of the problem wihtout actually killing.
  • No, could not kill a child at that stage. if time travel was a reality someone would have done that to me and I wouldn't be here now.
  • No, I couldn't do it.
  • i would but it would not change this present time. infact some people could have already done it. im sounding crazy but good job Michio Kaku explains it better in this video enjoy.
  • No, I've read/seen too many sci-fi stories about doing things like this. We have no way of predicting how that would affect the future. Maybe, in Hitler's place, another demagogue would have led Germany into a similarly fascistic frenzy, but not made the same mistakes Hitler did. Maybe many more millions would have died and Europe would be a radioactive wasteland because the US would have had to resort to nuclear weapons to defeat Germany. Anyone contemplating this should watch the original Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever". . . .
  • Only if you strangle Pol Pot,Stalin,Idi Amin Dada,Mussolini,Noriega,Fransico Franco,first.But then,that would be a bit of a massacre...
  • No - I would kidnap him and arrrange for hm to be raised .by Jewish Foster parents
  • I wouldn't strangle hitler as an innocent child, but i would kidnap him,gun it in my Delorean up to 88, and drop his ass off in the Jurrasic period.
  • No, but I might try to see that he had a better childhood and grew up to be a happier and better adjusted adult, if possible. Or see that he was hospitalized if his illness was so severe that it couldn't be mitigated.
  • There was actually an episode on Outer Limits about this. A woman was sent back in time to kill Hitler as a baby. She had to get the baby away from the mother but the housekeeper saw her and ran after her. When the woman jumped in the water with (Hitler), the housekeeper was terrified. She knew what Hitler's FATHER would do to her. (he had been raping her regularly). She knew it would be worse. So she BOUGHT a baby from a homeless drunk woman and brought it back to Herr Hitler. The irony of trying to change history is that you might not actully do it. Or if you did, it could be better or it could be worse.
  • Nah. I'd try a more compassionate, all-inclusive education, perhaps.
  • The question, which was a good one philosophically, Jen-Jen, presupposes the truth of three realities that I do not believe are in place: 1. That, having traveled back in time you have not already altered the time-line and changed the course of history. 2. That Hitler did it alone and was not the product of his times and a groundswell of hate based upon the collective "need" of a scapegoat for Germany's humiliating defeat in WWI.If it had not been for him there were others waiting in the wings to lead a movement of national (nationalistic) socialism. 3. That the future even exists when you return to that time and that Hitler's life is somehow predetermined. In fact, his life at that point, is an empty slate, subject to whatever influences you and others could affect. Great mental/moral exercise.
  • What is this? Minority Report? lol I wouldn't. For the simple reason of not knowing what would happen if he hadn't been elected Fuhrer. It could be worse, who knows...
  • No. I would go back in time and find him when he was a struggling artist and finance him.
  • Hell no. Who knows what effect that would have. If i could go back in time, I think I could find a better task than strangling children. Not trying to get all metaphysical or anything, but good things often come out of tragedies. The US may not have become quite the power it became after WWII with out the threat of Hitler. All those physicists that ended up in the US may have never come. The Soviet Union could have possibly been stronger without the balance of the US as a rival and without having to spend so much money recovering.
  • Nope, I'ld probably give him as much love as I could. It seems that he wasn't loved as a child and taught to be an understanding and compassionate human being.
  • No, if I could go back in time I would short companies that were going to do poorly in the stock market and earn my fortune.
  • I might would shoot him.
  • maybe his mom. We wouldnt want any others siblings to survive just in case.
  • Nah....I'd rather change both social and religious system that led to him being what he ended up being.
  • Uh no. Thats called changing history. Don't mess with the timeline.
  • I have read in the past that .. Hitler was very Polite and caring for his staff such as his maids or secretaries He was also a vegan He was very fond of his dogs. He was probably as "Nice" as the average German is today.
  • Hell I dont need to go back in time I strangle innocent children all the time... JOKIN!!! No, I wouldnt strangle little Adolf, but I would be curious to see if he was missing a testicle.
  • Warn him that his enigma code would be deciphered by the English and secondly not to send his troops to Africa to help Mosullini
  • No. I would go back to 1914-1918 as an Allied trooper and try to shoot him in the field. He was a "courier" between one battalion headquarters and another. There were only about a half dozen from his unit left alive at the end of the war ...and he was one of them. (?) In the attempt to assassinate him by several members of the general staff during WWII, one of whom was no less than General Erwin Rommel, the bomb killed nearly everyone in the room...except Hitler, though it was placed in a briefcase next to him. (?) Some things in history are simply unexplainable.
  • I'd torture the little brat first before doing that. Lol.
  • In the given scenario, we have the KNOWN Adolph Hitler's death in exchange for the KNOWN horrendous suffering and deaths of 50 million people. Any equivocal answer that presupposes religious mythology or even gives a nanogram of uncertainty to the possibility of Adolph Hitler being alive to perpetrate his evil must be vociferously disregarded. The solution is clearcut for anyone who isn't a wuss. Whatever the manner of Adolph Hitler's death it must be certain. Under the terms of the scenario the matter of Adolph Hitler as an INNOCENT CHILD is ruled out by the terms of the scenario.
  • I would kill him, but not strangle him with my bare hands.

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