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(Telegraph)   Russia bans Mein Kampf, saying it encourages extremist and violent behavior. You know who else banned books?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 145
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2010-03-26 06:35:24 PM  
What could be so bad?
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2010-03-26 08:57:30 PM  
phlegmmo: What could be so bad?

i swear that cracks me up every time i see it.
 
2010-03-26 09:44:30 PM  
"The urge to ban books is a creative one."
-Joseph Stalin
 
2010-03-26 09:53:16 PM  
images.static.steveweissmusic.com

I prefer percussion books myself.

/hotter than a Neil Peart solo
 
2010-03-26 11:49:55 PM  
phlegmmo: What could be so bad?

/thread Mein Kampfy Chair in irst fay ost pay
 
2010-03-26 11:51:29 PM  
What gets me about Russia, is that they have neo-Nazis. I just don't understand it.

What I understand even less is how Israel has them.

I think someone explained it once on far for me.
 
2010-03-26 11:53:38 PM  
Somacandra: I prefer percussion books myself.

/hotter than a Neil Peart solo


I still have that in my bookcase from decades ago.
 
2010-03-26 11:53:54 PM  
My school banned books. I had to go read Catcher in the Rye all by myself with no discussions on its mature themes and content. Now all I want to do is kill the phonies.
 
2010-03-26 11:54:28 PM  
I have a 1940 printing of it in very good shape. The paper is starting to yellow, but that is the extent of the damage. Is it worth anything? No, I'm not a NAZI. I just like to collect old things.
 
2010-03-26 11:55:19 PM  
Way to instantly spark widespread interest and create a lucrative black market for something most people probably never gave a shiat about.
 
2010-03-26 11:55:33 PM  
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2010-03-26 11:56:06 PM  
I know who inquired about banning books.

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2010-03-26 11:56:57 PM  
Jaws_Victim: My school banned books. I had to go read Catcher in the Rye all by myself with no discussions on its mature themes and content. Now all I want to do is kill the phonies.

dude, that will totally impress Jodie Foster
 
2010-03-26 11:57:45 PM  
media-2.web.britannica.com

This guy approves. Too bad his predecessor let slip a German-authored technical critique of 19th century economics.
 
2010-03-27 12:01:07 AM  
If anything Mein Kampf is a perfect example of propaganda and a lesson about believing it mindlessly.

Oh....nevermind, I see why they're banning it.
 
2010-03-27 12:06:29 AM  
006andahalf: This guy approves.

Chevy Chase?
 
2010-03-27 12:06:34 AM  
Stalin?
 
2010-03-27 12:06:52 AM  
I know of a recently passed piece of legislation (shiat) that is ban worthy.
 
2010-03-27 12:07:11 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: I know who inquired about banning books.

i161.photobucket.com

For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?
 
2010-03-27 12:07:43 AM  
I read Mein Kampf so I could recognize crazy when I see it. (I'd compare Beck to Hitler, but jesus, that's too easy. The guys got such a woody for Hitler he dressed up in SS gear on the cover of one of his hate books.)
 
2010-03-27 12:08:22 AM  
Russia just doesn't want to give Kim any ideas, as getting conquered by North Korea will really mess up their Olympics plans.
 
2010-03-27 12:08:50 AM  
I called my father on his birthday and he was reading Mein Kampf which kind of threw me for a loop, thankfully he cleared the air with "how can you not read the blatherings of history's biggest dickbag"?

I've never read it but apparently it's hilarious. A lot of "my teachers didn't understand my genius and mis-graded me accordingly."
 
2010-03-27 12:09:50 AM  
warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

Uh oh, it looks like you mistyped FoxNews.com. This is a different site, sorry about the confusion.
 
2010-03-27 12:10:25 AM  
Can someone provide an example of any country anywhere ever that has never banned any books?
 
2010-03-27 12:11:04 AM  
They should allow the free distribution of Mein Kampf. It shows how ultra-conservative lunatics have no creative spark and author stultifyingly boring books.

/even his inner circle found reading the book to be a chore.
 
2010-03-27 12:12:25 AM  
brap 2010-03-27 12:08:50 AM
I called my father on his birthday and he was reading Mein Kampf which kind of threw me for a loop, thankfully he cleared the air with "how can you not read the blatherings of history's biggest dickbag"?

I've never read it but apparently it's hilarious. A lot of "my teachers didn't understand my genius and mis-graded me accordingly."


i lol'd at "dickbag".
 
2010-03-27 12:13:07 AM  
Mein Kampf is very popular in India. You see it in every roadside book stall. They use it as a business management guide.
 
2010-03-27 12:13:17 AM  
warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

You moron. The Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban speech at all. If there are opposing viewpoints X and Y, the Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban X. It says "if time is spent on X on public airwaves, then some time will also be reserved for Y".
 
2010-03-27 12:13:40 AM  
only 60 some years after it was written.. kinda pointless now isn't it?
 
2010-03-27 12:13:44 AM  
warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

Newt is a left-winger now? What?
 
2010-03-27 12:15:15 AM  
Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Can someone provide an example of any country anywhere ever that has never banned any books?

The Republic of Fredonia.
 
2010-03-27 12:16:29 AM  
grimnir: warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

You moron. The Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban speech at all. If there are opposing viewpoints X and Y, the Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban X. It says "if time is spent on X on public airwaves, then some time will also be reserved for Y".


So if there is a story about global warming, there will be equal time allowed to disagree with global warming?
 
2010-03-27 12:16:54 AM  
Now That's What I Call a Taco!: Can someone provide an example of any country anywhere ever that has never banned any books?

The U.S. has banned books at various times, but none are currently banned (as far as I know).

I wouldn't consider books like "The Illustrated Guide to Child Porn" valid counterexamples in this situation, as their content would be inherently illegal.
 
2010-03-27 12:19:43 AM  
CitizenTed: They should allow the free distribution of Mein Kampf. It shows how ultra-conservative lunatics have no creative spark and author stultifyingly boring books.

/even his inner circle found reading the book to be a chore.


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It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!
 
2010-03-27 12:21:42 AM  
grimnir: warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

You moron. The Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban speech at all. If there are opposing viewpoints X and Y, the Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban X. It says "if time is spent on X on public airwaves, then some time will also be reserved for Y".


MrEricSir: warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

Uh oh, it looks like you mistyped FoxNews.com. This is a different site, sorry about the confusion.


Those with right of center opinions are to be ignored because these people are stupid, mean, ugly, doo-doo heads.

How dare I express a right of center opinion on FARK.

/doo-doo head
 
2010-03-27 12:21:44 AM  
America is all about constructive dialogue and willingness to hear even the most despicable of ideas and discuss. At least this is how I imagine America to be.
 
2010-03-27 12:22:20 AM  
antron: Jaws_Victim: My school banned books. I had to go read Catcher in the Rye all by myself with no discussions on its mature themes and content. Now all I want to do is kill the phonies.

dude, that will totally impress Jodie Foster


I think his point is, whatever you cast out, may come back to haunt you.

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2010-03-27 12:22:33 AM  
Sallyvolved: I have a 1940 printing of it in very good shape. The paper is starting to yellow, but that is the extent of the damage. Is it worth anything? No, I'm not a NAZI. I just like to collect old things.

*tapping my foot waiting for an amateur appraisal*

It has to be worth something. $100?
 
2010-03-27 12:23:06 AM  
simpsonfan: Nazis, confederates. Sure makes you look good when you model your group on those who LOST.

But NEXT time we might WIN!!!!!!

(I'm assuming that's the rationale.)
 
2010-03-27 12:27:29 AM  
Ulysses, banned in the US for vulgarity.
The Grapes of Wrath, banned in the US for making CA look bad.
Candide, banned in the US for sexuality.
Fanny Hill, banned in the US for pornography, last book banned in the USA, 1963.
Lady Chatterly's Lover, banned in the US for sexuality.
Naked Lunch, banned in the US for obscenity, making people confused.
Tropic of Cancer, banned in the US for obscenity.

At least Russia is only banning crappy books, anyways. They get all the books with boobs and drugs and threesomes.

warfarkingeagle: Britney Spear's Speculum: I know who inquired about banning books.

For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?


Somehow I don't think it's the libs banning books for un-Christian sexuality. Not to mention we haven't banned a book since 1963. I guess 'always' means different things to different people though.
 
2010-03-27 12:29:08 AM  
simpsonfan: Nazis, confederates. Sure makes you look good when you model your group on those who LOST.

Yet no matter how many times communism fails, no matter how many people it kills, no matter how many lives it destroys through tyranny and oppression it is still not universally reviled as one of the greatest evils of all time.
 
2010-03-27 12:31:13 AM  
dasqoot: Ulysses, banned in the US for vulgarity.
The Grapes of Wrath, banned in the US for making CA look bad.
Candide, banned in the US for sexuality.
Fanny Hill, banned in the US for pornography, last book banned in the USA, 1963.
Lady Chatterly's Lover, banned in the US for sexuality.
Naked Lunch, banned in the US for obscenity, making people confused.
Tropic of Cancer, banned in the US for obscenity.

At least Russia is only banning crappy books, anyways. They get all the books with boobs and drugs and threesomes.

warfarkingeagle: Britney Spear's Speculum: I know who inquired about banning books.

For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

Somehow I don't think it's the libs banning books for un-Christian sexuality. Not to mention we haven't banned a book since 1963. I guess 'always' means different things to different people though.


/at work, not up for snarkery
 
2010-03-27 12:34:41 AM  
randomjsa: simpsonfan: Nazis, confederates. Sure makes you look good when you model your group on those who LOST.

Yet no matter how many times communism fails, no matter how many people it kills, no matter how many lives it destroys through tyranny and oppression it is still not universally reviled as one of the greatest evils of all time.


"It's never been done correctly" is usually what you will hear from the Academy.

Of course this is followed by, "put us in charge and we will show you how to make it work." The first thing on their "to-do" list is to silence people who disagree with them.
 
2010-03-27 12:35:52 AM  
warfarkingeagle: /at work, not up for snarkery

I wasn't really interested in stomping on your post or biting on a hook, I'd actually be interested in your point of view on it if you have your reasons.
 
2010-03-27 12:36:54 AM  
randomjsa: simpsonfan: Nazis, confederates. Sure makes you look good when you model your group on those who LOST.

Yet no matter how many times communism fails, no matter how many people it kills, no matter how many lives it destroys through tyranny and oppression it is still not universally reviled as one of the greatest evils of all time.


Using that logic, Capitalism has enslaved more humans and started more wars than Communism.
 
2010-03-27 12:41:02 AM  
grimnir: warfarkingeagle: For farks sake, it's left-wingers who are always trying to ban free speech, it's dangerous to the totalitarianism that underlies their political goals. Fairness Doctrine mean anything to anyone?

You moron. The Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban speech at all. If there are opposing viewpoints X and Y, the Fairness Doctrine doesn't ban X. It says "if time is spent on X on public airwaves, then some time will also be reserved for Y".


You moron. You broadcast a pro-Fairness Doctrine comment without providing an equivalent amount of space for an anti-Fairness Doctrine comment. You violated the Doctrine and are prohibited from posting for 37 quatlings.
 
2010-03-27 12:41:14 AM  
randomjsa: simpsonfan: Nazis, confederates. Sure makes you look good when you model your group on those who LOST.

Yet no matter how many times communism fails, no matter how many people it kills, no matter how many lives it destroys through tyranny and oppression it is still not universally reviled as one of the greatest evils of all time.


"Communism" is not a discrete theory of government like Nazism or the Confederacy, at least not the way it has been implemented in the various incarnations. Stalinism, Marxist-Leninism, Maoism, etc., are all forms of communism that have been tried and found wanting, and are all reviled as great evils.

Communists however keep hoping that THEIR version of "communism" is going to work out better than the other "BAD" versions of communism that have obviously failed and failed miserably. "But if we just try again, maybe this time it will work!"
 
2010-03-27 12:42:24 AM  
dasqoot:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

For starters. I detest fascists on the right as much as totalitarian communists on the right, but it has been my experience that the radical left poses the greater threat to freedom. They are more pernicious for several reasons. Two of the most important being:

1. Radicals on the right do not want fundementally change the American political system

2. Radicals on the left are better educated (more education does not always mean you know whats best for everyone) and do want to fundamentally change the American political system, socialize and communize.
 
2010-03-27 12:42:35 AM  
CitizenTed: They should allow the free distribution of Mein Kampf. It shows how ultra-conservative lunatics have no creative spark and author stultifyingly boring books.

/even his inner circle found reading the book to be a chore.


How was Hitler Conservative? He was overthrowing the social order. He was banning religion. He advocated socialism, scapegoated corporations, and was obsessed with the environment.

Hating Stalin is not enough on its own to make someone Conservative.
 
2010-03-27 12:43:27 AM  
Sarah Palin?
 
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