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    Danish Artist Dresses Her Baby As Hitler, Exploring the Meaning of Evil



    "We all have evil within us. Even small children are evil towards each other," Danish-Norwegian artist Nina Maria Kleivan tells Haaretz as she explains why she chose to dress up her baby daughter as the most evil historical figures of the 20th century.

    "Even my daughter could end up ruling Denmark with an iron fist. The possibility is still there. You never know."

    In the controversial photo-series "Potency," Kleivan's daughter Faustina, then a few months old, depicts such infamous personalities as Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, Chairman Mao, Idi Amin, Augusto Pinochet, Slobodan Milosevic, and Adolf Hitler. The aim is to illustrate just one thing: We all begin life the same. We all have every opportunity ahead of us. To do good, or inexplicable evil.

    "You need to be conscious that your actions have consequences that impact on your fellow human beings. The people I let my daughter portray didn't give a damn about the human cost, the casualties, their thoughts caused," Kleivan says.

    "The responsibility is yours alone. You can't throw it away - as a parent, as human beings - and say that you just followed orders."

    When Kleivan gave birth to Faustina, her second child, serious pelvic joint pain kept her in hospital for two months, then captive at home in a wheelchair for another four months. Bored out her mind and incapable of accessing her studio, she found a canvas in her newborn daughter. She began sewing small costumes using items at hand, dressing her child up as the worst dictators of recent history, and photographing the results. First was Stalin; Hitler was the last. When her husband saw the swastika armband lying on the desk, he cracked.

    "'I'm aware that you're an artist, but this is wrong,' he told me. I've pondered that a lot myself: Could I really do this? I agree it's on the verge, especially Hitler, whom I and most others view as the incarnation of evil. He and Stalin were the hardest to do. It hurt."

    And not for nothing. Kleivan was raised by a father in the Norwegian resistance movement who had been captive in a German prison camp.

    "I grew up with a tremendous hatred towards the Germans," Kleivan says, reminiscing about how she would, as a child, carry a note in her pocket with the name of her father's prison guard, so that when the day came, she could identify him and kill him. "Even though my father stressed that you shouldn't hate anyone, not least the Germans. Hatred is a dead end."
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    "And not for nothing. Kleivan was raised by a father in the Norwegian resistance movement who had been captive in a German prison camp."

    Very interesting. The people put into concentration camps where either common criminals, communists, homosexuals or other deviants, or traitors.
    I wonder which one her father was?




    I have used this picture before but I think it illustrates very well the hypocrisy rampant in this degenerate age.

    Memorial to Aleuts that died in United States concentration camps during World War II.
    And what was their crime? Oh, the American authorities were afraid that the Aleuts would be captured by the Japanese and thrown into Japanese concentration camps. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcticdoctor View Post
    "And not for nothing. Kleivan was raised by a father in the Norwegian resistance movement who had been captive in a German prison camp."

    Very interesting. The people put into concentration camps where either common criminals, communists, homosexuals or other deviants, or traitors.
    I wonder which one her father was?
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