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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Apparently, Glenn Beck collects Nazi, um, memorabilia   ( sltrib.com) divider line
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2013-07-28 09:41:25 PM  
There are genuine historic collections which contain items who's original owner was wicked, and then there is having a signed copy of Mein Kampf and a sample of Hitler's blood......
 
2013-07-28 09:42:27 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.


Yeah.  I have several German WWII firearms and an Iron Cross.  Uncle has a flag off a Nazi destroyer (grandfather's brother brought it back).  Those are memorabilia.

Signed crap, love letters, BLOOD?  Yeah, that's getting into creepy territory.
 
2013-07-28 09:43:46 PM  

remus: brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.

Sounds like a very good thing to have around if anyone ever finds a grave that they think is his and want to check?


Probably a fake anyway.
 
2013-07-28 09:45:30 PM  

Tom_Slick: The subject of Nazi memorabilia is a weird one for me, on the one hand it is important these artifacts are preserved and displayed, on the other hand the private trade for profit of such memorabilia strikes me as morally wrong. However, I am aware that museums can't take and display everything so private collections serve an important purpose.  So I guess I don't know what to think about the collectors.

What I do know is displaying them at what amounts to a political rally, by a cut rate political hack is extremely tacky.


I feel the same way.  It's important, I feel, that we understand the rise of the Nazis and that we remain vigilant that the circumstances are never favorable to anything similar happening again.

On the other hand, this little display is a celebration, not historical preservation.  It bears no relation to any historical study of the matter, aside from the physical presence of the artifacts.
 
2013-07-28 09:47:27 PM  

OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark


NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant
 
2013-07-28 09:48:26 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: LordOfThePings: staplermofo: Benevolent Misanthrope: Seriously - you guys expect he collects Civil Rights memorabilia or something?

I did kinda picture him as the kind of guy who'd have a Frederik Willem de Klerk statue in his study.

I heard he has the world's largest Gobot collection.

I thought it was Beanie Babies.


No, the Beanie Babies are an investment.  When the economy collapses from the Feds' unstoppable printing presses nobody will be laughing when Beck can buy the entire state of Rhode Island with Peanut the Royal Blue Elephant.
 
2013-07-28 09:48:32 PM  

grokca: brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.

Obviously plans on cloning Hitler. His plan all started in 1990 but he needed a body, preferably one that had been violated.


cinema1544.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-28 09:49:17 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: staplermofo: I could see Glenn Beck in an old nazi jacket, the rest of the uniform strewn about his circular bed while he tries to combine masturbating and doing air guitar while staring at himself on the mirror on his ceiling.

[www.mullocksauctions.co.uk image 850x1170]


Is that Dean Wormer?
 
2013-07-28 09:51:55 PM  
A friend of mine had a neighbor who was a WWII German vet.  This man corresponded with Otto Skorzeny, Hans Rudel, and Karl Donitz after the war.   My friend was given all these letters shortly before the old man's death.  I think he has 10 letters signed by Skorzeny, I believe 30 letters, post cards and such signed by Rudel and half dozen or so letters signed by Donitz.

Any collectors out there want to make me an offer?
 
2013-07-28 09:52:24 PM  
Remind me sometime to show you my collection of Hitler paintings.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-07-28 09:53:01 PM  

gaspode: There are genuine historic collections which contain items who's original owner was wicked, and then there is having a signed copy of Mein Kampf and a sample of Hitler's blood......


Oh, so much this...
 
2013-07-28 09:53:18 PM  

remus: So, let me get this straight, some people believe all these artifacts should be destroyed and completely forgotten about?  Yes, let's forget history so that we can repeat it.  It's GOOD to keep these artifacts and display them.  We NEED to be reminded about these horrors so that we can learn a lesson.  There is a group of people who deny the whole thing even happened.  If we get rid of these things, then how do we prove they are crazy and not correct?  How do we remind our children of it to let them know not to repeat it?


I agree that preserving history is important, and we shouldn't try to white-wash the past, but it seems somehow wrong to be a personal collector, that almost crosses the line into admiration, sort of like people who collect serial killer memorabilia.  Such items should belong to museums and historical societies, not personal collections IMO.
 
2013-07-28 09:53:47 PM  
OnlyM3:

This. More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

STFU When you guys stop biatching about Obama's Birth Certificate then we can talk....
 
2013-07-28 09:54:55 PM  
When Beck discovers all profits from gold speculation went to buy fakes for his secret shrine, it'll be just like when he found his valuable collection of celebrity porn was photoshopped.


americablog.com
 
2013-07-28 09:55:03 PM  
I got your Nazi memorabilia right here.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-28 09:55:15 PM  

dj_bigbird: I don't have a Nazi captain obvious
[www.andyandnoreen.com image 406x541]


That's really eerie: I'm almost certain that's a Photoshop of my college roommate.  (Original name's not Obvious, or obvious- he's now a retired light colonel working in the vast MIC)
 
2013-07-28 09:56:27 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Tom_Slick: The subject of Nazi memorabilia is a weird one for me, on the one hand it is important these artifacts are preserved and displayed, on the other hand the private trade for profit of such memorabilia strikes me as morally wrong. However, I am aware that museums can't take and display everything so private collections serve an important purpose.  So I guess I don't know what to think about the collectors.

What I do know is displaying them at what amounts to a political rally, by a cut rate political hack is extremely tacky.

I feel the same way.  It's important, I feel, that we understand the rise of the Nazis and that we remain vigilant that the circumstances are never favorable to anything similar happening again.

On the other hand, this little display is a celebration, not historical preservation.  It bears no relation to any historical study of the matter, aside from the physical presence of the artifacts.


He's trying to appear like some sort of historian.
 
2013-07-28 09:57:57 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.


I agree, plus, who wants the autograph of someone they opposite of admire? I'm going out on a limb and saying he does admit Hitler.
 
2013-07-28 09:58:14 PM  
Not defending Beck in any way, but Lemmy from Motorhead, David Bowie and Mick Jagger all have collections of Nazi stuff.
 
2013-07-28 09:59:17 PM  

Fissile: Not defending Beck in any way, but Lemmy from Motorhead, David Bowie and Mick Jagger all have collections of Nazi stuff.


Musicians get a pass because punk rock was very Nazi-centric for the first decade or so.
 
2013-07-28 10:01:11 PM  

Fissile: Not defending Beck in any way, but Lemmy from Motorhead, David Bowie and Mick Jagger all have collections of Nazi stuff.


Yeah, but it's a thing among rock stars (and Lemmy) to collect wacky shiat.


Beck regularly makes Nazi comparisons to things on his show, dresses up like one for book covers, and now has this.
 
2013-07-28 10:02:03 PM  

WordsnCollision: grokca: brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.

Obviously plans on cloning Hitler. His plan all started in 1990 but he needed a body, preferably one that had been violated.

[cinema1544.files.wordpress.com image 672x451]


==========

No one cares about Hitler's bloody handkerchief.  They saved Hitler's brain.

www.monsterbashnews.com
 
2013-07-28 10:02:41 PM  
You know who ELSE really liked Nazi memorabilia?
 
2013-07-28 10:02:41 PM  

Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant


That's what conservatives actually believe. Except when they don't.

/even more "left", "libs" bullshiat than usual today
 
2013-07-28 10:03:43 PM  

Next week's Tom Sawyer: Remind me sometime to show you my collection of Hitler paintings.

[www.blogcdn.com image 240x205]


Great episode.

As for Glenn, It's creepy, but not really surprising. At that level of wealth, collections often consist of things a lot more unsettling than baseball cards.

Reminds me of those musicians that tried to collect Gacy painitings.
 
2013-07-28 10:04:43 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: staplermofo: I could see Glenn Beck in an old nazi jacket, the rest of the uniform strewn about his circular bed while he tries to combine masturbating and doing air guitar while staring at himself on the mirror on his ceiling.

I've seen some pretty sick porn on this here internet, but you, sir, have just put the poop frosting on the vomit cake.

You disgust me.


Who, Glenn Beck or staplermofo?
 
2013-07-28 10:04:49 PM  

Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant


Do you think the Democratic Republic of North Korea is a Democratic Republic?
 
2013-07-28 10:05:28 PM  
His Very Private collection, which he wears at all times, includes Hitler's favorite pair of crotchless  panties, and  Goering's ceremonial dress nipple clamps.
 
2013-07-28 10:05:35 PM  

Fissile: Not defending Beck in any way, but Lemmy from Motorhead, David Bowie and Mick Jagger all have collections of Nazi stuff.


Lemmy had a great line about that in his biopic. Lemmy's dated a number of Jewish women over the years, black women, etc. No indication he's a white supremacist or Nazi sympathizer. He said, "If the Israeli Army had the coolest looking uniforms, I'd wear theirs."

Hugo Boss designs your gear, people are gonna want to wear it.
 
2013-07-28 10:06:16 PM  

elffster: poop frosting on the vomit cake

thats not a perfect album name or anything..


If not, it's pretty damn close.
 
2013-07-28 10:07:32 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.


↑↑↑  A thousand times this.

The bloody hankie and Göring's love letters are what push it from the realm of scholarly interest to "why in the wide, wide world of sports would you want such a thing?!"

/and no, not surprised by the memorabilia.  Surprised by the relics though.
 
2013-07-28 10:09:50 PM  
I have a series of books of the Pictorial History of the Third Reich.  Got it from my dad.  Haven't looked at them in ages, but when I was younger it was a damn grim reminder that yeah, this happened, Hitler was a human being, and figuring out how that happened instead of demonizing him as simply a monster was an important thing to do.  Pretty sure I scared a friend of a friend a little bit when I pulled one of those books from the shelf, but I'm sure as hell not going to give them away even if I haven't opened them in years upon years (lest they fall into the wrong hands, to say the least).  It's a grim reminder of how low things can get and that's all.

But collecting memorabilia, sh-t... I never, ever EVER got that.  Unless it was passed through a relative who took it away from the goddamn Nazis.

Blathering Idjut: On the other hand, this little display is a celebration, not historical preservation.  It bears no relation to any historical study of the matter, aside from the physical presence of the artifacts.


Or I could just say THIS.
 
2013-07-28 10:11:04 PM  

LordJiro: Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant

Do you think the Democratic Republic of North Korea is a Democratic Republic?


Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
 
2013-07-28 10:11:11 PM  

LordJiro: Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant

Do you think the Democratic Republic of North Korea is a Democratic Republic?


See, I was unclear*, until you and Mugato chimed in, LJ, but Slarty there actually was saying that socialism and National Socialism (i.e., Fascism) are the same thing, isn't he?


*I'm heavily medicated today, thanks to what is probably a slipped disc.

/I've a coworker who thinks the same thing.
//I can't correct him; he's got a door for his office, so doesn't listen to "lower" opinions.
 
2013-07-28 10:12:29 PM  

Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant


Newsflash re: ignorance: names are names, definitions can switch, and can be misappropriated to achieve certain goals.
 
2013-07-28 10:12:30 PM  

flyinglizard: elffster: poop frosting on the vomit cake

thats not a perfect album name or anything..

If not, it's pretty damn close.


Our debut album out September 17th.

Buy it, or we'll murder the Jews.
 
2013-07-28 10:13:25 PM  
Rick Harrison has a good policy on that kind of Nazi crap. "I don't want it in my shop."

Funny how the guys selling Nazi memorabilia at gun shows always seem to have Klan stuff and racist anti-Obama bumper stickers.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:05 PM  
Hmm... Our lawyer is advising we come up with a new slogan. Where's the edit button on this thing?
 
2013-07-28 10:14:41 PM  
Let's try that again.

i463.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-28 10:15:03 PM  

Fissile: Not defending Beck in any way, but Lemmy from Motorhead, David Bowie and Mick Jagger all have collections of Nazi stuff.


Beck is a perfectly good musician in his own right, even if "E-Pro" is overplayed.
 
2013-07-28 10:15:04 PM  

gaspode: There are genuine historic collections which contain items who's original owner was wicked, and then there is having a signed copy of Mein Kampf and a sample of Hitler's blood......


I think we have a moment of clarity here.

/also, f*ck Glenn Beck and anyone who smells like him
 
2013-07-28 10:15:14 PM  

atomic-age: brainiac-dumdum: a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood.

That's almost more like a relic (using the "body parts of saints kept for reasons of worship" definition) than memorabilia.

I agree, plus, who wants the autograph of someone they opposite of admire? I'm going out on a limb and saying he does admit Hitler.


admire.
 
2013-07-28 10:16:01 PM  

stonelotus: still better than being a brony.


fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-07-28 10:16:12 PM  
so collecting nazi memorabilia makes you a nazi.  good to know.
 
2013-07-28 10:16:53 PM  
True story:  I knew this guy whose dad collected Nazi stuff.  He had this office that had a Nazi flag and a big Nazi eagle on the desk and whatnot.  It was pretty cool in a morbid way.

So, he used to trap squirrels and kill them by putting them in a bag and wrapping it around the tailpipe of his Cadillac.  Basically, he had a Treblinka for squirrels.

I threw up in his Nazi trashcan when I was 19.  Good times.
 
2013-07-28 10:18:43 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant

Newsflash re: ignorance: names are names, definitions can switch, and can be misappropriated to achieve certain goals.


Actually, the early Nazi party had strong socialist leanings. That was one of the major sources of tension between Roehm and Hitler; Roehm wanted an actual revolution to bring down the capitalists, and Hitler wanted more of a fascist-style autocracy with heavy government ties to privately owned corporations. Roehm lost that argument on the Night of the Long Knives, and there was no more talk about socialist revolution in Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany had much larger state involvement in the economy than "capitalist" countries, but the Fuehrer Prinzip is completely foreign to what the Reds were aiming for in their ideas of international socialism. Stalin had no ideology; he was just a gangster.
 
2013-07-28 10:19:15 PM  
Wait... maybe he is just a fan of Hogan's Heros?
3.bp.blogspot.com
It was a cool show...
 
2013-07-28 10:19:29 PM  

Mugato: Slartibartfaster: OnlyM3: More whining from the left. Who gives a fark

NAZI is national socialist
just saying n all
cuz ya know - dont want anyone to be buttfark ignorant

That's what conservatives actually believe. Except when they don't.

/even more "left", "libs" bullshiat than usual today


================

Yup, guys like Beck are tards, schizo, or both.

Beck goes on about how big government sucks, while admiring Nazi Germany, which was all about centralized big government.

The term Nazi is a portmanteau of national and socialist.   Education or job training were guaranteed to all Germans during the Nazi regime.   Universal health care was instituted for all Germans.  Job protections, including paid vacations, and old age pensions were guaranteed.  The Nazis undertook massive public works projects, including mass transit and construction of the autobahn.  On and on it went.  This is what Hitler had to say about capitalism: "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions."Hitler thought more highly of the Soviets than he did of the Americans.
 
2013-07-28 10:20:28 PM  
No you are.
 
2013-07-28 10:20:40 PM  

stoli n coke: Next week's Tom Sawyer: Remind me sometime to show you my collection of Hitler paintings.

[www.blogcdn.com image 240x205]

Great episode.

As for Glenn, It's creepy, but not really surprising. At that level of wealth, collections often consist of things a lot more unsettling than baseball cards.

Reminds me of those musicians that tried to collect Gacy painitings.


I agree. Fantastic episode. Zimmerman's performance was outstanding.
 
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