Attacking today's politicians, who he says are too concerned with winning elections, he said: "Apart from the fact that Hitler got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea whether he wanted to do or not, he was in the way that he could command a lot of people, able to get things done. In the end he got lost, so he wasn’t a very good dictator because either he had all these things and knew what was going on and insisted, or he just went along with it . . . so either way he wasn’t a dictator."
Ecclestone - not an anti-semite, just an idiot.
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Ecclestone also said that F1 fans who painted their faces to emulate Lewis Hamilton were acting in what he seems to believe to be an unintentionally racist manner (it should be pointed out that many were fans of the driver in particular). Recently he claimed that F1 needed a "black, Jewish woman who, if possible, wins some races." That he is neither racist nor anti-semitic seems obvious, so why say anything so ridiculously stupid?
A Board of Deputies of British Jews spokesperson replied, saying: "Mr Ecclestone’s comments regarding Hitler, female, black and Jewish racing drivers, and dictatorships are quite bizarre. He says, ‘Politics is not for me’, and we are inclined to agree." Denis MacShane MP condemned the 78 year-old billionaire's comments, as did the editor of the Jewish Chronicle newspaper.
Amongst other things that Hitler got done would be the murder of six million Jews, three million Poles, half a million gypsies, between 5000 and 15,000 homosexuals, between 2500 and 5000 Jehovah's Witnesses and an unknown number of people from other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis - all in all, around 11,000,000 human beings (and if anyone is thinking about e-mailing us to dispute those figures, don't bother. We're not even going to bother linking them to Wikipedia, because if you do doubt them there's really no hope for you). Let's not forget the forced sterilisation of black people in North Africa, the countless civilians killed during bombing raids and at the hands of Nazi troops and the utter destruction of Germany and suffering of the German people as a direct result of his actions.
Maybe he did get the buses running on time, but I'd rather wait ten minutes at the bus stop than see 11 million people killed. Bernie, seriously - shut the fuck up, you idiot.