Cult of personality. What unites Stalin and Hitler?
Everyone is an individual member of society. At the same time, he can both pour into the mass, and be an independent bright personality, which will stand out strongly against the background of the others. As a rule, such people quickly break through any, even the most severe, thorns, confidently pave the way to the goal. Striving, rigidity, adherence to principles, the desire to be everywhere and always the first - these are the main signs of the emerging leader. Usually these people easily find common language and mutual understanding with the public, are able to competently present their beliefs and views, so that the rest simply can not think otherwise.
It is not surprising that strong and bright people oftenbecome the object of adoration and worship of the leading masses, whom they amaze and literally bewitch with their oratory. This kind of deification, as well as the idealization of the leader, is called the "cult of personality". This concept was especially pronounced during the times of the Soviet Union. The most clear example is the figure of Joseph Stalin, who, despite the more than strict policy of regulating public life in the country, was the object of true worship of the masses. However, not only socialism had signs of endowing a person in power with some kind of super-quality.
The cult of Hitler's personality is another brightan example of how an energetic leader capable of influencing the consciousness of people can take the leading position in the country. Moreover, the Fuhrer, who left a large bloody trace in world history, raised a huge number of soldiers for a great battle. He literally infected people with his idea of the superiority of the Aryan race. The soldiers were ready to lay down their heads in battle in order to justify the hopes of Germany placed on them. In this case, their ideology was precisely the cult of personality, which spread even beyond the borders of one state. He embraced the minds of many rulers who supported Hitler in World War II.
However, it is in these difficult and bloody yearsit was possible to observe the real confrontation that caused the cult of personality. This was because the ideology of Soviet soldiers was no less strong. They bravely walked under a hail of bullets and died for their homeland, family and, of course, the great leader. It was with his name that the real heroes of that controversial and difficult time were dying.
If we examine these two figures in more detailpolitical horizon, we can single out a number of common qualities that unite the two rulers of formerly belligerent states. They both rigidly suppressed disobedience to the law, which they themselves represented. In this case, the cult of personality played not only a positive role. Sometimes people were afraid to say the name of their idol once again, because punishments and repressions persecuted everyone who did not please the leader. Everyone knows the harsh camps in which many people died even after the war.
Both Stalin and Hitler had a pronouncedcharisma that made them noticeable against the background of other citizens. At the same time, both rulers strictly adhered to one specific goal, which was achieved by any means. A striking confirmation of this is the German concentration camps. The personality cult of the ardent and energetic Fuhrer was able to convince us of the necessity of physically eliminating all those who belonged to a different race. At the same time, his followers would never have decided on such cruelty on their own. However, as they could not so clearly, clearly and clearly formulate a social ideology, as Hitler did.
Sometimes the only person capable of cardinalchange the course of history. And it does not always happen in the best for the people side. But from time to time, such bright and nontrivial personalities blow up the public with their ideas, hopes and belief in something high.