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(AP)   Hillarity does not ensue when two seniors manage to slip quotations from Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" to appear under their high school yearbook pictures   ( hosted.ap.org) divider line
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2006-06-13 08:31:18 AM  
Ooh, those mangy seniors.
 
2006-06-13 08:36:50 AM  
No 1st Amendment for you!!!!
 
2006-06-13 08:36:54 AM  
I don't see wtf is wrong with those quotes. It will tell them, when they're all old and stuff, exactly where they were in their life when they were seniors.
 
2006-06-13 08:36:56 AM  
Dammit, I was hoping to see a picture of a shark or something.

/reference
 
2006-06-13 08:37:42 AM  
Is there something wrong with the quotes other than the source?

Some statements remain true no matter who makes them.
 
2006-06-13 08:38:51 AM  
From TFH: "The great masses of people ... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one."

Doesn't matter who the source it, it rings true today...
 
2006-06-13 08:39:47 AM  
Oh no, you're not allowed to say things if bad people once said them!

"The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile."

"History shows that there are no invincible armies."


Oh noes!!1! Someone suspend me!
 
2006-06-13 08:40:34 AM  
The Onanist Doesn't matter who the source it, it rings true today

Maybe that's why they're so upset about it.
 
2006-06-13 08:41:09 AM  
Totally stupid. Both of these can be applied to modern times. But omg Hitler said them so they're evil!! Quick, someone print up a list of every single thing Hitler ever ate, so we can compare people who eat that stuff today to Nazis.
 
2006-06-13 08:42:54 AM  
School officials would not comment on whether they would discipline the two seniors or Runyan.

WTF, for what?
 
2006-06-13 08:44:01 AM  
Kyosuke: Some statements remain true no matter who makes them.

Tell that to the Fox News/WND haters.
 
2006-06-13 08:44:03 AM  
When I was in high school, there was a picture in my yearbook of a hot, skanky, perky breasted chick on the gymnastics team doing a hand stand with her legs bent at her knees with a caption saying something like, "Look at my rendition of a swastika." I live in an area with a pretty large Jewish demographic and people absolutely freaked out. They asked us to bring our yearbooks back, after graduation, to have the caption covered up by tape. I don't think too many people showed up.
 
2006-06-13 08:44:23 AM  
Look, I hate Hitler as much as anyone*, and I'm the first person to say that not only are schools not Free Speech zones, but that they shouldn't necesarily be. That said, why shouldn't we let these kids voice their hate? It just makes it easier to avoid them in the future.

*: I cannot believe we live in a world where I'd even need to write that sentence (as opposed to it just being assumed we all hate Hitler).
 
2006-06-13 08:46:07 AM  
Oh, as an aside: the quotes they picked aren't actually hateful. Reading them, they appear to be legitimate comments on humanity as opposed to an indictment of any particular ethnic group.

Not everything a hateful man says is hateful, any more than everything that an intelligent man is intelligent.
 
2006-06-13 08:49:52 AM  
mattharvest:
That said, why shouldn't we let these kids voice their hate? It just makes it easier to avoid them in the future.
But where's the "hate" in those statements?
 
2006-06-13 08:50:33 AM  
mattharvest:
Not everything a hateful man says is hateful, any more than everything that an intelligent man is intelligent.
Oops, should have read your followup.
 
2006-06-13 08:54:12 AM  
img.photobucket.com

Mein Tea

/don't quote me
 
2006-06-13 08:54:17 AM  
home.comcast.net

(stolen from t-shirt hell)
 
2006-06-13 08:57:54 AM  
Action Replay Nick, you rock.
 
2006-06-13 08:59:17 AM  
mattharvest: Oh, as an aside: the quotes they picked aren't actually hateful. Reading them, they appear to be legitimate comments on humanity as opposed to an indictment of any particular ethnic group.

Dude, stop making sense. This is FARK, remember? Welcome to today's Two Minute Hate! Your hate-object for today: the late, unlamented Adolf Hitler.
 
2006-06-13 09:01:01 AM  
I thought it was funny.

/I think someone's a little sensitive.
 
2006-06-13 09:02:02 AM  
I guess we can't learn lessons from evil men anymore. Sure he did horrible things, but he got millions to go along with him, so he might have some interesting points to make about motivating the masses.
 
2006-06-13 09:06:36 AM  
fail to see anything wrong with those quotes. You gotta love high school administrators. To me, those people are about on the same level as prison guards (only difference is the degree in education).
 
2006-06-13 09:07:03 AM  
Officials also are discussing with the yearbook's publishing company either reprinting the section in question or offering special tape to people who want to cover the quotes.

Special tape for mentally challenged people? Ignore it or get out your farking Sharpie.
 
2006-06-13 09:10:34 AM  
Mr. Anon: I guess we can't learn lessons from evil men anymore. Sure he did horrible things, but he got millions to go along with him, so he might have some interesting points to make about motivating the masses.

He most definitely did.

Sure, the guy was a scumbucket, and I'm sure nobody feels sorry that he's dead.

But now that he's safely dead [ unless that WAS him with Elvis at the Quick-Stop last night.... ] we can look at his writings and speeches, rip any worthwhile content out for our use, and ignore the racist tripe that obscures some otherwise insightful commentary on the methods of convincing large quantities of people of an idea.

He's dead, folks. Why are you afraid of a dead man? Why are you afraid to read what he wrote, and see if you can learn from the past--learn to avoid the trap of racism, if nothing else?

To quote his opposite number: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
 
2006-06-13 09:11:34 AM  
Bullshiatter: Officials also are discussing with the yearbook's publishing company either reprinting the section in question or offering special tape to people who want to cover the quotes.

Special tape for mentally challenged people? Ignore it or get out your farking Sharpie.


I doubt that most high school students would even recognize where the quote came from if they weren't told. So they'd need the special tape to find where to cover 'em up.
 
2006-06-13 09:14:31 AM  
buried_alive Someone pulled that in West Hartford??? Oy vey! Kudos to your classmates that DIDN'T show up!
 
2006-06-13 09:16:01 AM  
muninsfire - Good point. Special tape with the quote printed on it so they'll know what to cover up. Then another tape to cover the special tape. Ha!
 
2006-06-13 09:16:23 AM  
Bullshiatter:

www.wite-out.com

ZOMG!!!! "Special tape"!!!11!!!!!11111!!!!1

/btw, the school system probably had Mein Kampf in their library
 
2006-06-13 09:18:15 AM  
This is all BS. High school kids can't read.
 
2006-06-13 09:18:33 AM  
Kudos to the kids for actually skimming through "Mein Kampf", however, I'd have more respect for their wacky shenanigans had they done so in the original German.

Where are the pics of Leni Riefenstahl in a swimsuit?
 
2006-06-13 09:21:12 AM  
AuntofDogface: buried_alive Someone pulled that in West Hartford??? Oy vey! Kudos to your classmates that DIDN'T show up!

It was in Simsbury actually.
 
2006-06-13 09:22:50 AM  
Kyosuke: Is there something wrong with the quotes other than the source?

Some statements remain true no matter who makes them.


No no, you don't understand. Hitler was a bad, bad man, so anything he said is wrong and evil. It doesn't matter if he said "I like pudding" or "the sky is clear today" -- wrong! Bad! EVIL!!!!
 
2006-06-13 09:27:31 AM  
"A single death is a tragedy, are million deaths is a statistic." - Joseph Stalin
 
2006-06-13 09:28:13 AM  
I was offended. Honestly.

I was reading the article, then I was offended right here: "I guess he didn't seriously consider the source; he was more interested in the quote," he said. "He's a child."

No, you stupid worthless human being. Your eighteen year old son graduating from high school is not a child in any sense of the word. He is an adult, who deliberately picked a quote to rile people up, regardless of the merit of the quote. People do not accidentally read Mein Kampf, even though it ought to be required reading. Newsflash, father of the year, the only reason people know where the quote is from is because someone pointed it out, and it was most likely your little angel. He most likely picked the quote because it sounded innocuous then started bragging to his friends he snuck a Hitler quote into the yearbook.

While this could be completely innocent, it's more likely that your son is an asshole. Whether or not he should be punished for being an asshole is a different issue.
 
2006-06-13 09:31:55 AM  
Mr Guy: Your eighteen year old son graduating from high school is not a child in any sense of the word.

Damned right.
 
2006-06-13 09:34:48 AM  
Mr Guy: More than likely used the Interweb, odds are, yes, he did it to rily up people, however, the quotes themselves don't express any hatred and if the school hadn't said anything, most people wouldn't of realized who said them originally.
 
2006-06-13 09:35:59 AM  
Yeah, well the guy has to come up with some excuse since people are going after his kid for something incredibly dumb. Personally, if it was my kid, I would have gone with "You're all f*cking stupid", but whatever.
 
2006-06-13 09:36:38 AM  
Mr Guy: I was reading the article, then I was offended right here: "I guess he didn't seriously consider the source; he was more interested in the quote," he said. "He's a child."

That actually tells me a lot right there.

'seems that the parents are asshats, and of the over-protective sort.

No wonder their child's doing a little cutting up.

Now, potentially, he could have legitimately chosen the quote as social commentary--not all 18-year-olds are asshats.

Something tells me, though, that that may not be the case.

/However, free speech and all the like.
//Yearbook committee should have vetted the quotes.
 
2006-06-13 09:37:19 AM  
Action Replay Nick: Personally, if it was my kid, I would have gone with "You're all f*cking stupid", but whatever.

I would have gone with, "Don't you meddlesome, shiat-faced cockmasters have anything better to do?"
 
2006-06-13 09:40:19 AM  
muninsfire TF

[ unless that WAS him with Elvis at the Quick-Stop last night.... ]

I am glad you mentioned that. I thought I was the only one who saw them. What was that garb that Elvis was wearing by the way?
 
2006-06-13 09:40:32 AM  
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

-- Herman Goering (at the Nuremberg trials)
 
2006-06-13 09:41:47 AM  
Mr Guy: it's more likely that your son is an asshole

What part of eighteen-year-old [male] did you miss?

He... deliberately picked a quote to rile people up, regardless of the merit of the quote.

See above. IIRC, sticking one's putative finger in the eye of authority figures is what adolescents do...especially to authority figures about to be deposed.

I do wonder who the faculty advisor for the yearbook is, who the editor is, and why this wasn't caught prior to printing. If there was no prior rule stating that "Any works by 'Hitler, Adolf' may not be quoted in the yearbook", then the process is part of the problem.

The advisor should have caught it and told them, "Funny, but inappropriate. Please submit a different quote by 4:00pm today, or you don't get one."
 
2006-06-13 09:41:51 AM  
Mr Guy: I was offended. Honestly.


I didn't know there were jews in NC
 
2006-06-13 09:42:06 AM  
Brisco: [ unless that WAS him with Elvis at the Quick-Stop last night.... ]

I am glad you mentioned that. I thought I was the only one who saw them. What was that garb that Elvis was wearing by the way?


I'm not sure. Must be some CIA-issued stuff. Didn't know he was into that sorta thing, though.
 
2006-06-13 09:43:35 AM  
FarkmeBlind: I do wonder who the faculty advisor for the yearbook is, who the editor is, and why this wasn't caught prior to printing. If there was no prior rule stating that "Any works by 'Hitler, Adolf' may not be quoted in the yearbook", then the process is part of the problem.

The advisor should have caught it and told them, "Funny, but inappropriate. Please submit a different quote by 4:00pm today, or you don't get one."


Seconded.

Though it seems to me that the quotes were probably just vetted by the yearbook committee students--and as such, whoever checked his quote over for asshattery didn't read Mein Kampf, and didn't know where the quote was from.
 
2006-06-13 09:46:57 AM  
chester1977: I didn't know there were jews in NC

What? There are banks, newspapers, and jewelry shops just like anywhere else.
 
2006-06-13 09:48:19 AM  
If I were Compton's father, I would have defended my son also, just not the way he did.

I would tell them to read the quote, think about it, and realize it in its context as it relates to today.

Was the son being a sh*t disturber, yes, there is no doubt about it. Sometimes the sh*t needs disturbed. Thomas Paine anyone?
 
2006-06-13 10:00:04 AM  
Brisco: Thomas Paine anyone?

Or even Johnathon Swift.
 
2006-06-13 10:02:08 AM  
Looks like the first-amendment nazis are censoring speech again. Remember, if you start suppressing the freedom of expression, you'll eventually end up with a fascist state.
 
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