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** His brief friendship with Billie likely also helped, since her personality didn't line up with what Rip was claiming.
** Given B.J.'s obvious resentment for his father, his more open-minded attitude could have originated as an act of defiance.


** As noted on the main page, it's also somewhat odd that the Nazis and KKK would be on speaking terms, [[EvilVsEvil since both groups hated each other in Real Life]], [[RightForTheWrongReasons since the white supremacist KKK were mad at the Nazis for supporting the Asian Japanese]]. However, as revealed in The New Order, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder the Nazis turned on their "allies" in the Axis, including the Japanese]], so it's likely their invasion and occupation of Japan (along with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything turning much of the American South into a chattel slavery system ripped from the Confederate States of America]]) that the Klan would decide to try burying the hatchet with the Nazis (although as the "Dankey shaun?" conversation shows, the Nazis are less enthusiastic due to the southerners mangling the German language, and thus making the Klan members less likely to be assimilated before "Transition Day" makes speaking English punishable by execution).

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** As noted on the main page, it's also somewhat odd that the Nazis and KKK would be on speaking terms, [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil since both groups hated each other in Real Life]], [[RightForTheWrongReasons since the white supremacist KKK were mad at the Nazis for supporting the Asian Japanese]]. However, as revealed in The New Order, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder the Nazis turned on their "allies" in the Axis, including the Japanese]], so it's likely their invasion and occupation of Japan (along with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything turning much of the American South into a chattel slavery system ripped from the Confederate States of America]]) that the Klan would decide to try burying the hatchet with the Nazis (although as the "Dankey shaun?" conversation shows, the Nazis are less enthusiastic due to the southerners mangling the German language, and thus making the Klan members less likely to be assimilated before "Transition Day" makes speaking English punishable by execution).


* There's some dialogue in the Erich Eberhardt assassination mission that offers some insight into how B.J.'s childhood is framed in the Nazis' film about him that offers some disturbing insight into their perspective. The events of B.J.'s life are distorted to the point where they claim Zofia indoctrinated B.J. from a young age with the sole intention of turning him into a killer, which eventually caused him to kill his own father. In their mind Zofia was the real abuser while Rip was just unlucky and failed to stop her. Considering we see what ''actually'' happened in the flashbacks, it says a lot about the Nazis that when looking back on B.J.'s life, they find the guy who forced B.J. to shoot his own dog just to make a point to be the most ''sympathetic'' person involved.

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* There's some dialogue in the Erich Eberhardt assassination mission that offers some insight into how B.J.'s childhood is framed in the Nazis' film about him that offers some disturbing insight into their perspective. The events of B.J.'s life are distorted to the point where they claim Zofia indoctrinated B.J. from a young age with the sole intention of turning him into a killer, which eventually caused him to kill his own father. In their mind Zofia was the real abuser while Rip was just unlucky and failed to stop her. Considering we see what ''actually'' happened in the flashbacks, it says a lot about the Nazis that when looking back on B.J.'s life, they find the guy who forced B.J. to shoot his own dog just to make a point to be the most ''sympathetic'' person involved.involved.
** If they actually ''sympathize'' with Rip Blazkowicz over the people he abused, how do they feel about abusive relationships in general? Do they even have a concept of "abuse?" Part of the reason Zofia stayed with Rip was probably because in 1919 it was ''very'' hard to get a divorce, especially for a woman, and domestic abuse wasn't recognized as a valid reason for doing so. With the Nazis taking over what few legal precedents did exist are gone. If Rip is anything to go on, then just how many people are now trapped in relationships with abusive parents or spouses because of the Nazis ''defending'' the abuser, possibly even enabling or encouraging it. While General Engel's abuse of her daughter and lack of accountability could be attributed to her status, she does seem to treat it as though it's perfectly normal.
** At the beginning of ''The New Collossus'' we see how horribly Engel treats her own daughter, but remember in ''The New Order'' she can be heard claiming to have raised ''six'' children. Based on what we have seen, what did Engel do to Sigrun's other siblings growing up? Even worse, what kind of a relationship did they have with Sigrun, considering they were likely being indoctrinated with Nazi Ideology?


** This may be supported by dialogue in the mission to assassinate Erich Eberhardt, which indicates the Nazis' version of B.J.'s childhood instead frames Zofia as the real abuser and Rip as the tragic hero who failed to stop her.



* Near the end of VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood B.J. has an inner monologue in which he describes his childhood fear of monsters, how he was told they wouldn't threaten him if he was good, but despite his efforts "the monsters came all the same." This line makes a lot more sense when you consider the flashbacks in ''The New Colossus'' and realize the "monster" he was referring to was probably his own father.

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* Near the end of VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood B.J. has an inner monologue in which he describes his childhood fear of monsters, how he was told they wouldn't threaten him if he was good, but despite his efforts "the monsters came all the same." This line makes a lot more sense when you consider the flashbacks in ''The New Colossus'' and realize the "monster" he was referring to was probably his own father.father.
* There's some dialogue in the Erich Eberhardt assassination mission that offers some insight into how B.J.'s childhood is framed in the Nazis' film about him that offers some disturbing insight into their perspective. The events of B.J.'s life are distorted to the point where they claim Zofia indoctrinated B.J. from a young age with the sole intention of turning him into a killer, which eventually caused him to kill his own father. In their mind Zofia was the real abuser while Rip was just unlucky and failed to stop her. Considering we see what ''actually'' happened in the flashbacks, it says a lot about the Nazis that when looking back on B.J.'s life, they find the guy who forced B.J. to shoot his own dog just to make a point to be the most ''sympathetic'' person involved.


** Also a good way to keep Hitler's condition from becoming public knowledge. If he did need to make a public address, it could be recorded and edited to omit anything the Nazis feel makes him look weak.



** I didn't even notice this until my second playthrough, but listen to some of Rip's dialogue, especially during the first flashback. Rip's certainly a racist, but what ''really'' makes him a problem is that he's an extreme narcissist. When he's "punishing" BJ for being friends with a black girl, it's not because he thinks what his son did was wrong- it's because he's worried about how it will affect his social status. When he takes B.J. into the basement ostensibly to confront his fears, he outright says that it's because B.J. keeps waking him up with his screams. When B.J. is attacked by bullies, Rip refused to help his own son and instead shifted the blame on him. He's a selfish man who has no respect for others. Is it any wonder that a man like him would [[spoiler: sell out his own wife and neighbors for wealth]].



* The resistance's... ''liberal'' use of nuclear weapons is somewhat troubling. You will find out on your assassination missions that most places you have visited are now irradiated (namely Roswell and New Orleans).

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* The resistance's... ''liberal'' use of nuclear weapons is somewhat troubling. You will find out on your assassination missions that most places you have visited are now irradiated (namely Roswell and New Orleans).Orleans).
* Near the end of VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood B.J. has an inner monologue in which he describes his childhood fear of monsters, how he was told they wouldn't threaten him if he was good, but despite his efforts "the monsters came all the same." This line makes a lot more sense when you consider the flashbacks in ''The New Colossus'' and realize the "monster" he was referring to was probably his own father.


* During her self-congratulatory propaganda interview with Jimmy Carver, Engel rejoices in killing Blazkowicz and at one point refers to him as a "demon". At that point, it's just part of the Nazi propaganda campaign against him... but consider that moments later, Blazkowicz will reveal himself to be very much alive. Now just imagine what must be going through her head at that point...

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* During her self-congratulatory propaganda interview with Jimmy Carver, Engel rejoices in killing Blazkowicz and at one point refers to him as a "demon". At that point, it's just part of the Nazi propaganda campaign against him... but consider that moments later, Blazkowicz will reveal himself to be very much alive. Now just imagine what must be going through her head at that point...
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* During her self-congratulatory propaganda interview with Jimmy Carver, Engel rejoices in killing Blazkowicz and at one point refers to him as a "demon". At that point, it's just part of the Nazi propaganda campaign against him... but consider that moments later, Blazkowicz will reveal himself to be very much alive. Now just imagine what must be going through her head at that point...



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* Hitler spinning a whole elaborate backstory about how B.J. became such a dangerous killer because he was mentally challenged and his mind never grew past that of a child seems like yet another one of the game's TakeThat moments towards the Nazi regime (the obvious implication being that the Nazis are so desperate to find something bad to say about BJ that they come up with an almost comically terrible backstory). But it also makes a lot more sense when you remember that B.J.'s father was an extreme racist who openly supported the Nazis, enough that they were able to recognize him as a solid ally despite his son being their number one enemy. As far as the Nazis are concerned, Rip Blazkowicz did everything right, so something must have been wrong with his son.



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** It probably helped that BJ did have the influence of his mother, who actually cared for him and seemed to be at least comparatively more progressive than her husband. BJ obviously loved his mother, and watching her be abused by his father probably helped fuel resentment towards him.

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** After years of listening to propaganda emphasizing the "Aryan" race, it's not inconceivable that people might start to feel distrust towards anyone who happens to be unlucky enough to fit the description of "Aryan," possibly providing grounds for racism and hatred to take root. This would mean that in future generations, anyone who has the genes for blonde hair and blue eyes may find themselves at best marginalized and subjected to racism, and at worst assumed to be Nazis and targeted regardless of their actual political views.


* Max Hass throughout the game displays moments of noticeable intelligence despite his childlike demeanor. Instances of this unexpected intelligence include his art projects around 'Eva's Hammer', beating Set at chess with such ease that Set ragequits, and at a glance analyzing Wyatt's philosophy texts to find the reference he is trying to locate. At first glance this seems a little abnormal given the noticeable dent on one side of Max's head and difficulties with language but follows an established precedented in the real world. Though not common those who experience traumatic brain injury to one hemisphere of the brain and survive occasionally develop prodigious skills or levels of comprehension equivalent to a person born with Savant Syndrome.

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* Max Hass throughout the game displays moments of noticeable intelligence despite his childlike demeanor. Instances of this unexpected intelligence include his art projects around 'Eva's Hammer', beating Set at chess with such ease that Set ragequits, and at a glance analyzing Wyatt's philosophy texts to find the reference he is trying to locate. At first glance this seems a little abnormal given the noticeable dent on one side of Max's head and difficulties with language but follows an established precedented precedent in the real world. Though not common those who experience traumatic brain injury to one hemisphere of the brain and survive occasionally develop prodigious skills or levels of comprehension equivalent to a person born with Savant Syndrome. Syndrome.
** It's also a likely factor that in ''New Order'', Max simply stayed at the base and practically got treated like TheBabyOfTheBunch by everyone with pampering and special care like he was a child. The passing of Klaus and the realization that his new family needed every hand they could get likely caused Max to finally gain the incentive to actually ''demonstrate'' his considerable intelligence.


* Max Hoss throughout the game displays moments of noticeable intelligence despite his childlike demeanor. Instances of this unexpected intelligence include his art projects around 'Eva's Hammer', beating Set at chess with such ease that Set ragequits, and at a glance analyzing Wyatt's philosophy texts to find the reference he is trying to locate. At first glance this seems a little abnormal given the noticeable dent on one side of Max's head and difficulties with language but follows an established precedented in the real world. Though not common those who experience traumatic brain injury to one hemisphere of the brain and survive occasionally develop prodigious skills or levels of comprehension equivalent to a person born with Savant Syndrome.

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* Max Hoss Hass throughout the game displays moments of noticeable intelligence despite his childlike demeanor. Instances of this unexpected intelligence include his art projects around 'Eva's Hammer', beating Set at chess with such ease that Set ragequits, and at a glance analyzing Wyatt's philosophy texts to find the reference he is trying to locate. At first glance this seems a little abnormal given the noticeable dent on one side of Max's head and difficulties with language but follows an established precedented in the real world. Though not common those who experience traumatic brain injury to one hemisphere of the brain and survive occasionally develop prodigious skills or levels of comprehension equivalent to a person born with Savant Syndrome.

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* The fact that BJ runs with the best engineers in the world and gains access to some of the most bleeding-edge tech ever devised by man makes his aforementioned grandson's ability to build weapons, spaceships and intergalactic radios in his backyard out of recycled junk a whole lot less farfetched.

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** Even worse, the Nazis and/or the Ku Klux Klan reinstated slavery as evidenced by a side conversation in Roswell. While they don't go into detail on whether it was strictly "colored" or even simply all non-white races on the harsh end of this, the absolute societal turmoil from reopened wounds would make the upheaval and brutal circumstances of the Civil Rights era look downright pleasant by comparison.



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* Rip's racism and abusive attitude is sometimes critiqued as being "unrealistic", but, actually, it makes a lot of sense. In the 1920s, [[ValuesDissonance standards for appropriate treatment of wives and children were different]]; slapping your wife for "mouthing off" or beating your child for bad behavior were considered normal -- especially in the rural regions and the South, where the Blazcowicz lived. Make no mistake, Rip is still an ''asshole'', but he's less extreme of one by 1920s standards. As for the racism; the 1920s were a period when the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan were experiencing a huge revival in numbers -- there are estimates that, by 1924, there were over '''six million active Klansmen''', and some have suggested as high as '''eight million'''. And where did the Klan originate? Again, the South. There was a ''huge'' well-spring of anti-"colored" sentiment in America in the 1920s, hence the Jim Crow laws, so Rip being so aghast to hear his son was being friends with an African-American is perfectly realistic. If anything, the fact that BJ ''isn't'' a racist himself is probably the more unrealistic aspect of the two!



** The ending implies that the U.S is on it's way to overthrow the Nazi occupation, which is already splintering with the loss of most of their senior staff, and will presumably rally the remaining resistance in the former Allied countries. However, this leads to a pretty disturbing AndThenWhat situtation. In the real world, the Axis powers losing led to some pretty severe retaliation, but Germanys crimes in this universe far outstrips even what they did in real life. And after suffering 14 years of genocide and brutal opression, the survivors are going to be howling for blood. What price could possibly be enough?
** Sitting between Horror and Brilliance, the Ku Klux Klan being in power because of the Nazis actually makes a lot of sense. As J. pointed out in the prequel game, the Nazis' racist viewpoint was hardly new, and anti-African-Americanism in particular was prominent in America -- J. angrily lambastes white Americans as "Nazis before there were Nazis!" at one point, and notes B.J. is the kind of person they would have expected to lead the lynch-mobs. Of course the racist ideology that promotes "white power" would find compatibility with the Nazis vision of Aryan supremacy.

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** * The ending implies that the U.S is on it's way to overthrow the Nazi occupation, which is already splintering with the loss of most of their senior staff, and will presumably rally the remaining resistance in the former Allied countries. However, this leads to a pretty disturbing AndThenWhat situtation. situation. In the real world, the Axis powers losing led to some pretty severe retaliation, but Germanys Germany's crimes in this universe far outstrips even what they did in real life. And after suffering 14 years of genocide and brutal opression, oppression, the survivors are going to be howling for blood. What price could possibly be enough?
** * Sitting between Horror and Brilliance, the Ku Klux Klan being in power because of the Nazis actually makes a lot of sense. As J. pointed out in the prequel game, the Nazis' racist viewpoint was hardly new, and anti-African-Americanism in particular was prominent in America -- J. angrily lambastes white Americans as "Nazis before there were Nazis!" at one point, and notes B.J. is the kind of person they would have expected to lead the lynch-mobs. Of course the racist ideology that promotes "white power" would find compatibility with the Nazis vision of Aryan supremacy.supremacy.
* On the topic of AndThenWhat... after decades of attempted genocide by the white supremacist Nazis, what will relationships between non-German "white" races and "colored" races look like even after the Nazis are stopped?

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