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(RealClear)   Autographed copy of Mein Kampf sold to American buyer for $64,850. Your guesses for purchaser to the right   (realclear.com) divider line 266
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2014-03-03 03:15:52 PM  
my vote is Glenn Beck. That guy definitely has a Nazi fetish.
 
2014-03-03 03:16:07 PM  
Was it Cartman? It was Cartman, wasn't it?

www.myjoke.ru
 
2014-03-03 03:16:23 PM  

jayhawk88: [img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 226x400]


That's a relevant Fark handle you have.
 
2014-03-03 03:20:04 PM  
Lando Lincoln: Stephen_Falken: dywed88: Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff

I agree, if I had $65k that I had nothing to do with, I wouldn't have hesitated to dump it on this.

It isn't like I would read it, being in German and all, but it is a part of history. Just like I wouldn't mind picking up a Hitler painting. Neither would be a display piece, though.

LOLWUT
Holy sh*t dude that has to be the most f*cked-up and irresponsible post I've seen in months!
10/10

I don't get your disbelief. Mein Kampf isn't like the goddamn Necronomicon or something. You're not going to spill baby Jewish blood on the book and then Hitler's ghost will inhabit your body. It's an object of history. Hitler happened. Mein Kampf happened. The holocaust happened. Destroying the book isn't going to do anything but maybe help people forget the stupid reasoning and distortions that Hitler used to convince a people that the Jews and the communists were the reason why Germany lost World War I and thus deserved punishment. Hitler was big on using scapegoats in order to avoid accepting blame on any shortcomings. Germany lost World War I because the local Jews and the communists sapped the will of the German people! It's not because we just got our asses handed to us! Germans are perfect! It was those damn commies and Jews! They're not real Germans! They're the reason why Germany sucks so bad right now!

It's important to remember this style of scapegoating and not accepting any responsibility for one's own shortcomings. I see a lot of that in the modern day conservative parties.

I have a copy of Mein Kampf in English. Yes, it's pretty goddamn boring. No, it didn't give me a bit of sympathy for the Nazis or Hitler.



Well duh, of course I have an e-book copy of Mein Kampf. I've read it several times. It's indispensible to any informed person's understanding of 20c political history. I wasn't commenting on anything in the manner you seemed to take it. I was only making fun of what I considered to be an incredibly shallow and uninformed viewpoint. In my view, someone with "$65k with nothing to do with it" has bigger problems anyway. I mean WTF, there's always needs to be met in Somalia. Or closer to home - in New York City, 100k people are homeless. Why bother with a signed copy of "Mein Krampf" (an old German joke)? Just put one in the Holocaust Museum and let it go. Now if someone had a signed copy of "The Prophet", or an original Picasso, that would be worth owning. Mein Kampf? Not so much.
 
2014-03-03 03:20:45 PM  
Two kinds of people would bid on this book: Hitler fans and amoral douchebags who just want to make money from it. Buying and selling Hitler paraphernalia isn't the sort of thing a normal history buff does. This book has pretty much no real value except that it has Hitler's signature in it. Hitler. As in one of the three worst monsters of the 20th century (you can rank Stalin and Mao however you like). And you want to collect his signature. Have you considered whether you might be a dick?
 
2014-03-03 03:23:13 PM  
Free copy of Hitler diaries with each purchase.
 
2014-03-03 03:23:51 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-03 03:23:54 PM  
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-03-03 03:25:52 PM  

mbillips: Two kinds of people would bid on this book: Hitler fans and amoral douchebags who just want to make money from it. Buying and selling Hitler paraphernalia isn't the sort of thing a normal history buff does. This book has pretty much no real value except that it has Hitler's signature in it. Hitler. As in one of the three worst monsters of the 20th century (you can rank Stalin and Mao however you like). And you want to collect his signature. Have you considered whether you might be a dick?


^^^^
This
 
2014-03-03 03:29:04 PM  

Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff


That would make you a collector.  History buffs are more into content than the arbitrary value of an autograph.  A good example would be a baseball buff who doesn't give a rats a$$ about baseball cards.  You can be both though, no worries.

As a history buff, I'm just glad it's a very very cheap hobby.  Well, except when reading about a subject gives you the itch to travel there.
 
2014-03-03 03:30:24 PM  
Is there a certificate of authenticity.
 
2014-03-03 03:30:52 PM  
extras.mnginteractive.com

"THAT'S HOW HIGH OUR DOG JUMPS!

 
2014-03-03 03:31:49 PM  

mbillips: Have you considered whether you might be a dick?


I have considered it. And I've come to the conclusion that I am, in fact, a colossal cock-bag. A douche of the highest order, to be sure. With that said, I don't have a copy of Mein Kampf. Not all of us do.
 
2014-03-03 03:32:57 PM  

Lando Lincoln: alaric3: Glenn Beck, who will use it as masturbation material.

Like Glenn Beck would be able to read anything not written in American.

No, not "English." AMERICAN.


When you have to explain your joke, it isn't funny.
 
2014-03-03 03:34:24 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-03-03 03:34:38 PM  
I passed up a chance to buy a 1938 gold leaf mint condition Mein Kampf for $58.00 when I was in Germany in 1970.

It would be worth about $4500 today, very few copies have survived.

In addition, I have read the book cover to cover, something very few people have done---I had to be shamed into it, I met a dropout who had finished it after I had tried and put it down six times.

It is the work iof an extremely disorganized mind, but it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts.

\\\ Although I concede, both sides are imbeciles.
 
2014-03-03 03:35:16 PM  

cdn.breitbart.com

 
2014-03-03 03:36:58 PM  

olddinosaur: it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts


Please, do tell.


img4.wikia.nocookie.net

 
2014-03-03 03:37:00 PM  

olddinosaur: I passed up a chance to buy a 1938 gold leaf mint condition Mein Kampf for $58.00 when I was in Germany in 1970.

It would be worth about $4500 today, very few copies have survived.

In addition, I have read the book cover to cover, something very few people have done---I had to be shamed into it, I met a dropout who had finished it after I had tried and put it down six times.

It is the work iof an extremely disorganized mind, but it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts.

\\\ Although I concede, both sides are imbeciles.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-03-03 03:37:00 PM  

beer4breakfast: [img.fark.net image 599x399]


That is the best picture I've seen all day!
 
2014-03-03 03:37:18 PM  
Probably Mr. Hilter

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-03 03:39:58 PM  

super_grass: olddinosaur: it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts

Please, do tell.


[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x191]


I smell a partisian.  Or did somebody step in dog shiat?  It's so hard to tell these days
 
2014-03-03 03:40:18 PM  
It's been rumored that both Mick Jagger and Clint Eastwood have large collections of Nazi memorabilia.
 
2014-03-03 03:41:16 PM  

The_Sponge: Daniel Carver:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Carver


LMAO I didn't think he was that famous.  I've known him for years.  His boys are skinheads, but his daughter married a black guy.  Always found it amusing that someone like him has mixed race grandkids.
 
2014-03-03 03:41:56 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: super_grass: olddinosaur: it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts

Please, do tell.


[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x191]

I smell a partisian.  Or did somebody step in dog shiat?  It's so hard to tell these days


Just an intellectual with in interest in politics and comparative historical literature.
 
2014-03-03 03:43:45 PM  
seunnuberublog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-03 03:43:54 PM  

peterthx: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

/for all the left-wing douches guessing a conservative
//secret Illinois Nazi


If the Hugo Boss fits... wear it. Nazi.
 
2014-03-03 03:46:56 PM  
I remember being in a memorabilia store in Vegas a few years ago and looking at some WW2 stuff, and there being done signed Hitler document.

I wondered how often somebody had a big night at the craps table and said, "You know what I really need in my living room above the mantle? Hitler document!"
 
2014-03-03 03:48:20 PM  

SewerSquirrels: Cpl.D: Lando Lincoln: alaric3: Glenn Beck, who will use it as masturbation material.

Like Glenn Beck would be able to read anything not written in American.

No, not "English." AMERICAN.

Actually, Glenn Beck is a collector of Nazi memorabilia.

... he actually likes wearing the uniforms he's collected.  Make of that what you will.

So does Lemmy Kilmister. But, unlike Beck, Lemmy only likes the Nazi's sense of style.


They were stylish. Designed by Hugo Boss.
 
2014-03-03 03:48:34 PM  

Stephen_Falken: dywed88: Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff

I agree, if I had $65k that I had nothing to do with, I wouldn't have hesitated to dump it on this.

It isn't like I would read it, being in German and all, but it is a part of history. Just like I wouldn't mind picking up a Hitler painting. Neither would be a display piece, though.

LOLWUT
Holy sh*t dude that has to be the most f*cked-up and irresponsible post I've seen in months!
10/10


You have problems with historically significant memorabilia?

The book was almost certainly bought by someone who didn't give a damn about the political ideology or the content of the book. It would have been some collector of rare books or WWII/Nazi memorabilia.

Just because something was connected to a horrible person and events doesn't mean it isn't an interesting piece to have from a historical perspective.
 
2014-03-03 03:48:45 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-03 03:49:55 PM  

zimbomba63: brantgoose: Well, I'm pretty sure it wasn't Sarah Palin. Celebrities don't pay for anything and besides, she doesn't read. Like the little girl form the Hillaire Belloc poem, who never read and was tossed by a bull as a result, she was very early:

Confirmed in her instinctive guess
That literature breeds distress.

By the same principle, most of the Tea Party and Republican Party are excluded unless they bought it as a gift or souvenir without any intent to read it.

Maybe it was bought by the History Channel as a publicity stunt, but they seem to have given up John Wayne movies and Hitler for aliens and ghosties and things that go bump in the ratings.

Yeah, the History Channel is no longer into history, because that stuff is all in the past.  They're into new stuff, like the Nazis getting together with aliens and building flying saucers, but, still manage to lose the war, for some reason.  That has a little history, but, not too much, so that's OK.  They working on a Nazi ghosts, Genghis Khan's ghost, and aliens in flying saucers, attempting to escape from a mega-hurricane hitting a mega-volcano, while a mega-tsunami come from the other direction thing, but, that's still months off.


You know, now that I think about it, did Scientology buy the History Channel?
 
2014-03-03 03:51:27 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: super_grass: olddinosaur: it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts

Please, do tell.


[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x191]

I smell a partisian.  Or did somebody step in dog shiat?  It's so hard to tell these days


lol @ you calling anyone partisan
 
2014-03-03 03:52:19 PM  

nekom: My guess is that it's someone boring.  Probably some Hitler biographer or rarities collector and dealer.


Or Jewish.
 
2014-03-03 03:52:48 PM  

dywed88: Stephen_Falken: dywed88: Uncle Eazy: If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff

I agree, if I had $65k that I had nothing to do with, I wouldn't have hesitated to dump it on this.

It isn't like I would read it, being in German and all, but it is a part of history. Just like I wouldn't mind picking up a Hitler painting. Neither would be a display piece, though.

LOLWUT
Holy sh*t dude that has to be the most f*cked-up and irresponsible post I've seen in months!
10/10

You have problems with historically significant memorabilia?

The book was almost certainly bought by someone who didn't give a damn about the political ideology or the content of the book. It would have been some collector of rare books or WWII/Nazi memorabilia.

Just because something was connected to a horrible person and events doesn't mean it isn't an interesting piece to have from a historical perspective.


Hitler was an evil, evil man who did evil, evil things. Instead of keeping him fresh and alive in our collective minds we should instead erase him from history and prevent any of his legacy from living again.

/amidoinitrite
 
2014-03-03 03:55:53 PM  

super_grass: olddinosaur: it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts

Please, do tell.

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x191]


I'll play along - I'm guessing the dislike of Jews and big business, enthusiasm for social engineering, annoyance with people not obeying the government (at least when your guy's in power), persecution complex, and almost desperate search for victimhood.

Which basically means that liberals are exactly like Nazis and Obama is an ODESSA plant trying to turn the IRS into the Gestapo.
 
2014-03-03 03:56:30 PM  
Pat Buchanan.

Duh.
 
2014-03-03 04:00:38 PM  
Did he write any sort of message or dedication? Dear Saul Leibowitz, I hope you enjoy my book, Love, Adolf.
 
2014-03-03 04:01:38 PM  
Interesting.

I can think of a couple of WW2 memorabilia dealers that might, although not for that high of a price.

I wouldn't be surprised if the buyer is an intermediary for a European based collector (where possession is illegal).
 
2014-03-03 04:02:22 PM  

alaric3: Glenn Beck


This was my guess. He collects old shiat. Also Nazi shiat. And he has a lot of money.

/Beck is a Nazi, which makes him a Commie.
 
2014-03-03 04:04:14 PM  
A book written by a guy who thought the government needs to run every aspect of your life? I'm going with Obama.
 
2014-03-03 04:05:45 PM  
Probably some Illinois Nazi...
www.bluesbrotherscentral.com
 
2014-03-03 04:06:25 PM  

whosits_112: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Alternate title: The Reich Stuff

"Do the Reich Thing"


All the Reich Moves
 
2014-03-03 04:06:31 PM  

mbillips: Two kinds of people would bid on this book: Hitler fans and amoral douchebags who just want to make money from it. Buying and selling Hitler paraphernalia isn't the sort of thing a normal history buff does. This book has pretty much no real value except that it has Hitler's signature in it. Hitler. As in one of the three worst monsters of the 20th century (you can rank Stalin and Mao however you like). And you want to collect his signature. Have you considered whether you might be a dick?


Oh, the book is useful in that it shows the workings of his mind.

What was that line about not learning from history?
 
2014-03-03 04:09:23 PM  

blatz514: I have an idea...

[static4.wikia.nocookie.net image 361x260]


Came to post this. Well done sir.
 
2014-03-03 04:09:23 PM  

peterthx: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

/for all the left-wing douches guessing a conservative
//secret Illinois Nazi


I hate secret Illinois Nazis
 
2014-03-03 04:11:55 PM  

leevis: A book written by a guy who thought the government needs to run every aspect of your life? I'm going with Obama.


BOOOOOO-RING!!!!!!
 
2014-03-03 04:12:18 PM  

grumpfuff: Smeggy Smurf: super_grass: olddinosaur: it bears a strong resemblance to what I hear today from the librtards, more frequently than the right wingnuts

Please, do tell.


[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 350x191]

I smell a partisian.  Or did somebody step in dog shiat?  It's so hard to tell these days

lol @ you calling anyone partisan


Ah but I hate them all.  There is a difference between supporting evil and mocking it
 
2014-03-03 04:12:23 PM  
Justin Bieber.  He hopes Hitler would have been a belieber.
 
2014-03-03 04:13:21 PM  

boohyah: highwayrun: He's gotta have an excellent tailor, as I imagine the SS were in shape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_G%C3%B6ring  not exactly sure what that shape was tho.....



Hindenburg?
 
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