I Pledge Allegiance To Pure Evil

LifeFeb41-030

I just got this February 3, 1941 copy of Life. I have TONS of Life magazines; I even have a room we call the “Life room” because it has glass cabinets housing piles of vintage mags. But I’d never seen this one. The U.S. was a few months shy of entering WWII at this point, but we were well aware of The Führer. Don’t you just wish you were there to smash his face in?

LifeFeb41-026The frenzy caused by his presence is disturbing and unnerving. What brainwashing of a country to treat him as their savior.

LifeFeb41-027Have you seen these images before? I hadn’t. Are those beaming teenagers still alive? Have they since seen themselves in these images, so joyful, so radiant, so hopeful? Little did they know.

LifeFeb41-028