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(Gawker)   Mein Kampf is surprisingly one of the best selling books over the past year. Do you know who else liked Mein Kampf?   (gawker.com ) divider line 80
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2014-01-09 07:14:30 PM  
Never before has a piece of butthurt caused so much damage.
 
2014-01-09 07:27:16 PM  
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2014-01-09 07:29:26 PM  

BMFPitt: Never before has a piece of butthurt caused so much damage.


The Maleus Maleficarum would like a word.
 
2014-01-09 07:38:17 PM  
So it is embarrassing for people to pick up a book written by Hitler, but it's fine for the walls of 50 Shades of Grey that you could find at the airport not too long ago?
 
2014-01-09 07:46:10 PM  
He could barely finish a thought.  Trying to read that with any flow is impossible and cannot be good for a normal human brain.

Let's see what I just wrote if Mr. Hitler had wrote it, class:

"The man stands fast but wears upon the precipice of expression heretofore unexpressed. For undertaking this visceral inflow of symbology renders NOT goodness unto reason."

A WHOLE BOOK WRITTEN LIKE THAT.
 
2014-01-09 07:50:23 PM  

FarkedOver: If you enjoyed reading the Communist Manifesto, I would suggest you read The State and Revolution by Lenin.  I think it would help a lot of you better understand what a worker's state is and how it functions.


Both Nazism and Communism have been attempted in full scale experiments.  Both failed horrifically.
 
2014-01-09 08:31:59 PM  

AngryDragon: FarkedOver: If you enjoyed reading the Communist Manifesto, I would suggest you read The State and Revolution by Lenin.  I think it would help a lot of you better understand what a worker's state is and how it functions.

Both Nazism and Communism have been attempted in full scale experiments.  Both failed horrifically.


'Nazism' is referring to a political party, which is a touch different from Communism. Not to make any statement in defense or against either, but what you said basically didn't make sense.
 
2014-01-09 08:53:33 PM  
I just went for some reason to check out the reviews as someone said they were gonna do upthread. I searched for the book title figuring that would be the easiest way to get there.


first, over on stormfront they appear to have the whole thing online (I never knew that hellholeexisted and now I wish I never did)

Second, they made it into a movie in 2009. It is listed on IMDB as a biography....and a comedy.
 
2014-01-09 08:54:31 PM  
And yet Hitlerthink survives to this day. Before Mein Kampf there was no question that Judaism is a religion. Mein Kampf argues that it is a race to justify extermination, and people are addled to this day. Also Hitler from the start blames the liberal media proactively from the start for any lack of acceptance that Mein Kampf might receive.
 
2014-01-09 08:54:46 PM  
Communism and fascism have both been tried by nations that wanted them to work. Both killed millions of their own people in the process. Communism has to win tops for f'd up though since the guys trying that bumped Hitler down to third greatest killer of the century. What's great is that we managed to water them both down into socialism and crony capitalism so we get a slow boil until we can try them again.
 
2014-01-09 09:13:16 PM  

Kevin72: And yet Hitlerthink survives to this day. Before Mein Kampf there was no question that Judaism is a religion. Mein Kampf argues that it is a race to justify extermination, and people are addled to this day.


Actually, that point of view has existed for much longer than Hitler. It was quite popular during the Spanish Inquisition.
/Logical fallacy in Christianity. The Jews killed Jesus. Who was a Jew. Who God dictated should die. Without which death, all humans would not be saved.
//Nobody expects ...
 
2014-01-09 09:27:26 PM  
History's greatest door-stop.

rationalwiki.org

Apparently it wasn't just a problem with translation either, since many in Hitlers own circle (including Speer) admitted to only "skimming" it.
 
2014-01-09 09:33:41 PM  
i know who else submitted this with a better headline. that's for bloody sure.
 
2014-01-09 09:43:48 PM  
Mein Kampf is surprisingly one of the best selling books over the past year. Do you know who else liked Mein Kampf?


Mein Kampfire Girls?
 
2014-01-09 10:52:00 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: What do you expect?  Fascism is on the rise everywhere


It is a liberal ideology. Amirite?!?
 
2014-01-09 11:36:01 PM  

Earguy: On a slightly related topic, I read Marx's Communist Manifesto last year for the first time.

I was a bit surprised that many of the issues it addressed are still relevant today.  Unskilled labor earning nearly nothing, with skilled labor being rendered unskilled due to mechanization and automation,   Company (corporate) owners earning exorbitant amounts on the backs of the workers.

And that argument about Marx wanting abolition of private property ownership?  The definition of private property has changed.  He wasn't talking about your house, he was talking about corporate ownership of businesses.  He said that the government, and therefore the citizens, should own the businesses and all benefit from its profits.


I have to say, the Communist Manifesto is brilliant, even thrilling.  And Marx could actually write.  "All that is solid melts into air," sounds like it should be Shakespeare.
 
2014-01-10 12:41:32 AM  

Moopy Mac: Smeggy Smurf: What do you expect?  Fascism is on the rise everywhere

It is a liberal ideology. Amirite?!?


Typically yes but any government that turns to corporatism is on the road to fascism.
 
2014-01-10 01:07:56 AM  
Sometime soon, a de facto government of "white guys who know stuff from being online a lot" is going to be tried: a lolocracy
 
2014-01-10 03:42:34 AM  

Triumph: I'll save you all time. Here's the key passage:

"All this was inspired by the principle - which is quite true in itself - that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying."


This thread isn't about George Bush and 9/11. Try to stay on topic.
 
2014-01-10 03:49:07 AM  
Anne Frank. Of course, she had to read the Braille edition.
 
2014-01-10 05:54:06 AM  
asians dig hitler
 
2014-01-10 08:17:56 AM  

Earguy: On a slightly related topic, I read Marx's Communist Manifesto last year for the first time.

I was a bit surprised that many of the issues it addressed are still relevant today.  Unskilled labor earning nearly nothing, with skilled labor being rendered unskilled due to mechanization and automation,   Company (corporate) owners earning exorbitant amounts on the backs of the workers.

And that argument about Marx wanting abolition of private property ownership?  The definition of private property has changed.  He wasn't talking about your house, he was talking about corporate ownership of businesses.  He said that the government, and therefore the citizens, should own the businesses and all benefit from its profits.


Marxism was a reaction to the industrial revolution, and Marx expected communism to flourish in industrial nations such as England. Yet it actually took hold in agrarian states like Russia and China. Discuss.
 
2014-01-10 09:35:07 AM  
Do you know who else liked Mein Kampf?

People who also bought Dreams of My Father.
 
2014-01-10 10:38:55 AM  
Part of me thinks that this is a natural outgrowth of the increasing political polarization of this day and age. All sides freely compare their opposition to the Nazis, and many of their followers honestly believe it. So, in a misguided attempt to understand "the enemy," they try and trace it back to the start.

Another part of me thinks that this is giving people too much credit.
 
2014-01-10 10:47:52 AM  
You have not experienced Mein Kampf until you have read it in the original Klingon.
 
2014-01-10 01:17:17 PM  

Snarfangel: You have not experienced Mein Kampf until you have read it in the original Klingon Romulan.


Fixed for relative continuity.
 
2014-01-10 03:43:09 PM  
The left in Europe has always had a hardon against the Jews.  "Banker" is often used to express hatred for Jews in public.
 
2014-01-10 04:25:20 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Earguy: On a slightly related topic, I read Marx's Communist Manifesto last year for the first time.

I was a bit surprised that many of the issues it addressed are still relevant today.  Unskilled labor earning nearly nothing, with skilled labor being rendered unskilled due to mechanization and automation,   Company (corporate) owners earning exorbitant amounts on the backs of the workers.

And that argument about Marx wanting abolition of private property ownership?  The definition of private property has changed.  He wasn't talking about your house, he was talking about corporate ownership of businesses.  He said that the government, and therefore the citizens, should own the businesses and all benefit from its profits.

While I agree in theory the problem is that the past century has proved that the State is no better at distributing wealth than a capitalist system and is significantly worse at producing it. The other problem is that even in a democratic system the State and the People are two separate entities with different goals. A much more workable and reasonable scenario is to have ownership of a company held directly by the employees of that company. That way they still have a vested interest in its success, they control the means of production, and you don't undermine the efficiency of the capitalist system. There are several large very successful companies in the US based on that idea.



What I reflect on sometimes is the fact that the two models that all economic systems in the world are based on were conceived in the 1800s, when the population was vastly lower and our society completely different. Why, by this point, has no new model come forward? Is there someone working on this or are we just going to continue to use these outdated and no longer useful economic systems?

//wish I could think of something better but I am no economist.
//I know nothing will be perfect but there has got to be room for improvement
 
2014-01-10 05:43:29 PM  

Nemo's Brother: The left in Europe has always had a hardon against the Jews.  "Banker" is often used to express hatred for Jews in public.


Really?  Because in the US, "Banker" means "Banker".  The guys who wrecked the economy without regard to religious or genetic concerns.
 
2014-01-10 08:21:51 PM  

jake_lex: I took a class on Nazism in college, and as part of it we had to read pretty big chunks of Mein Kampf -- thankfully, not the whole thing.

My God, is it terrilble.  I think that even if you were a Nazi, you'd have to admit that Hitler could not write for shiat.


My high school had it and I borrowed it. Yeah it sucked.
 
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