We blame the Holocaust on him. But did he do all of it himself? Did he construct the concentration camps myself? Did he produce all of his propaganda himself? Did he manipulate education all by himself? Did he kill every single individual himself? Unaided, he could have not done any of that.
Did they not have the chance to quit Germany or oppose Hitler when he was not that powerful? The people making, maintaining, and guarding the concentration camps could have stopped if they dared to do so. The people working for advertising agencies could have left their jobs if they were made to produce propaganda. Military men could have denied killing. They could have also just quit Germany. Einstein left Germany and stayed away from the entire scene.
The truth is that everyone working for Hitler probably had many opportunities to stop aiding him. They stayed probably because they did not see it turning into mass murder. They stayed probably because they were benefiting in the short-term. They stayed because they were too weak to oppose him. They stayed because they were self-interested. They stayed because they were evil. Thus, we see that the Holocaust couldn't be carried out by one man, Hitler. It was carried out by the entire society. The evils were conformity, self-interest, violence, ideological fixedness, ego (we Aryans are better than the Jews). Society, itself, was evil. Hitler only brought an end to a lawless society.
We see the same in the trial of Socrates. Apart from his accusers, there were people in the audience who voted against them. They somehow benefited from his death. We see the same in the trial of Jesus. We can blame neither Pontius Pilate nor the Jewish leaders for his death. The people present at the trial voted to get him crucified and get Barabbas released. Without their votes, history would have been different. In both cases, the majority of society had become sinful.
Let us look at what's happening now. The US is very close to an economic crisis, or worse, a collapse. The budget deficit is huge. The national debt is more than the GDP. Too many education loans have been made to sub-par students who will not be able to do good in college, and consequently, will not satisfy their debts. It is the same as the housing crisis when too many loans were made to sub-par borrowers. This time, it is going to be much worse because the US is running out of room to stimulate the economy. The US cannot perpetually increase the debt ceiling.
Now, do people working in colleges and schools not know that public education is a scam? Do the teachers and administrators I met at Mississippi State University not know that students are going into debt to learn useless things and participate in meaningless leadership conferences? Do students not know that most of them are not learning anything? Do people in graduate school not know they are producing sub-par and irrelevant research? Are people not keeping up with political correctness? Are Christians not tolerating religious hypocrisy? Are they voicing against churches getting tax free money?
Are the recipient of Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare not aware that they are dooming their descendants into poverty and socioeconomic wretchedness? Are people working in these offices not aware of the greater evil? Are both parties in the government not aware that it is time they must deinstitutionalize these three programs? But they are more concerned about winning the next election. Are corporates not aware that they should not accept government handouts because it destroys capitalism? Are people with at the Federal Reserve and the IRS not aware they are ruining the economy? Are the banks not aware that they should not fund the governments' fancies? Are they not aware that they are debt enslaving the government and, hence, its people?
When the US collapses, the leader at that moment will be blamed, whoever he is, sure. But we can trace issues back to the establishment of the Federal Reserves, Public Education (where socialism breeds), Welfare programs, fiat currency, unlimited wars and foreign policing. Do people not know that Islamic terrorism in the US is partly a backlash of America's rampage in the middle east? If America had stayed out of their business, they would have been economically sounder, in which case, they would have been more civilized. Therefore, all who contributed to any of the above have contributed to the inevitable fall of the US.
In the history of this world, there has been no nation, no religion, no caste, no bloodline, no institution that has been around perpetually. To fall is the inevitable destiny.
It did not take Hitler to destroy Germany and much of Europe. It will not take Hitler to ruin America. The forces that caused the Holocaust-- ego, self-interest, short-term benefit chase, greed, violence, conformism, and ideological fixedness are very much present in the US. When the majority of people become afflicted with the above evils, people are doomed.