Dyadebloggen bragte videre for noen dager siden nyheten om at Hitler visstnok bare hadde en testikkel. Det er ment som en forklaring på Hitlers ondskap. I dag skriver Ron Rosenbaum i Slate innsiktsfullt om manges hang til å ville forklare nasismens ondskap som en seksuell perversjon:
Somebody make it stop. This incessant fixation on Hitler’s sexuality, on his alleged perversity. I think it’s fair to say that the very apex of cultural stupidity in our era is the compulsive conjunction of Hitler and sex. He was a «predatory» homosexual. He engaged in excretory practices with his underage half-niece. And, one of the most enduring, a myth I thought I had refuted once and for all but that now rears its head again: Hitler had only one testicle.
Isn’t it obvious by now what this is about? Our need to prove that Hitler was not «normal,» thus not like us, normal human nature thereby exculpated from producing a Hitler. It fills a need to reassure ourselves there is no Hitler potential in human potential. We’re off the hook.