When I was in high school, when we got to the section on WWII, we watched parts of Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany’s official filmmaker. I actually felt a cold shiver go down my spine while watching it. I wasn’t so naive as to be surprised that anyone could hold those kinds of thoughts and ideas because hatred exists everywhere, in all forms, but it was still shocking to see how insidious it could be, not just on an individual level, but on a state level. Obviously the point was to show the supposed superiority of the Aryan race prior to the 1936 Summer Olympics, but we all know how that backfired on them. Jesse Owens says hello.