On Friday afternoon, Twitter was rocked by a simple question.
This led, naturally, to other—better—questions.
.@NYTmag you come upon two doors, each guarded by Hitler. The Hitler on the left can only tell the truth; the Hitler on the right can only l— SaraKateW (@SaraKateW) October 23, 2015
"uhhh, baby who?" – millennials who haven't taken the millennial pledge— cale g weissman (@caleweissman) October 23, 2015
BROBIBLE: If You Could Go Back in Time and Fuck Hitler's Hot Mom, Would You Do It?— Cooper Fleishman (@_Cooper) October 23, 2015
If you could travel thru time and wished to engage in altruistic assassinations, would you kill your targets in their infancy or as adults?— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 23, 2015
Why don't they ever ask if you'd *kidnap* Baby Hitler? You've got a time machine. You could drop him off with a caveman family or something.— Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) October 23, 2015
And nearly everyone had an opinion.
Lurking beneath these hypothetical moral choices, of course, was a still deeper question about space-time and history: What if Baby Hitler? Imagine it. Baby Hitler, sitting there, Hitlering there in his high chair. His little baby legs dangle at a Hitleresque angle. His Hitlery eyes stare straight through you. Does he have a mustache? Of course not: He’s a baby.
But he’s also Hitler.
Man, what a mindfuck.
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