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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 78
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2014-03-03 11:21:35 AM  
10 votes:
Glenn Beck, who will use it as masturbation material.
2014-03-03 12:14:53 PM  
6 votes:
I'm going to guess it's a book collector.
2014-03-03 11:30:48 AM  
6 votes:
Rush Limbaugh whose worship of Hitler knows no depths.
2014-03-03 03:11:38 PM  
4 votes:
This ignorant b*tch?
www.addictinginfo.org
2014-03-03 02:04:11 PM  
4 votes:

kortex: Definitely a libtard.


0/10 You're not even trying.
2014-03-03 01:59:33 PM  
4 votes:
I hope it's some old rich Jewish guy who needs some toilet paper.
2014-03-03 01:46:55 PM  
4 votes:
We might not know the name... but I'm sure we know who they vote for and what "news" channel they watch...

i107.photobucket.com
2014-03-03 01:41:21 PM  
4 votes:

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.
2014-03-03 01:40:50 PM  
4 votes:
Duh. It's obvious. Ted Nugent.
2014-03-03 01:40:25 PM  
4 votes:
Mel Gibson
2014-03-03 12:33:40 PM  
4 votes:

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.
2014-03-03 12:22:33 PM  
4 votes:
If I had 64-large laying around, I'd buy it.

/history buff
2014-03-03 05:06:21 PM  
3 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-03-03 03:56:30 PM  
3 votes:
Pat Buchanan.

Duh.
2014-03-03 02:00:33 PM  
3 votes:
We can rule out anyone connected with Fox News, as this would imply that at some point, one of them had read a book.
2014-03-03 01:48:00 PM  
3 votes:
gspawn.com
2014-03-03 01:02:59 PM  
3 votes:
Whoever it is, I think it would be cool if they donated it to The Holocaust Museum.
2014-03-03 12:51:43 PM  
3 votes:
I'm struggling to come up with a name.
2014-03-03 12:36:04 PM  
3 votes:
My guess is that it's someone boring.  Probably some Hitler biographer or rarities collector and dealer.
2014-03-03 03:37:00 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:58:51 PM  
2 votes:
www.csmonitor.com
2014-03-03 02:47:43 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2014-03-03 02:42:51 PM  
2 votes:
static.guim.co.uk

/for all the left-wing douches guessing a conservative
//secret Illinois Nazi
2014-03-03 02:17:46 PM  
2 votes:
liberalmob.files.wordpress.com
2014-03-03 02:09:13 PM  
2 votes:
ic.pics.livejournal.com

no sir, i just wanted to show my girlfriend your nazi autograph
2014-03-03 02:08:04 PM  
2 votes:
Here's a pic of the happy buyer! I bet he is really going to enjoy reading his purchases!

www.blackgate.com
2014-03-03 02:03:24 PM  
2 votes:
Ann Coulter.
2014-03-03 02:00:05 PM  
2 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.


Yeah, that would definitely better than putting it in a museum since it's a historical relic.
Those who forget the past, etc etc
2014-03-03 01:48:28 PM  
2 votes:
www.hollywoodreporter.com
2014-03-03 01:46:45 PM  
2 votes:

img.fark.net


I hear there's a new youth organization that needs canonical works.

2014-03-03 01:46:16 PM  
2 votes:

cgraves67: It belongs in a museum!


www.lucasfan.com
2014-03-03 01:45:56 PM  
2 votes:

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


gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net
2014-03-03 01:43:36 PM  
2 votes:
T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.
2014-03-03 01:43:08 PM  
2 votes:
It belongs in a museum!
2014-03-03 01:42:29 PM  
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2014-03-03 12:09:00 PM  
2 votes:
Alternate title: The Reich Stuff
2014-03-04 05:53:46 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-03-03 04:57:16 PM  
1 votes:
Rodney Allen Rippey
2014-03-03 04:21:40 PM  
1 votes:
dywed88
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.


On the other hand, why does it being a "signed copy" make it so much more historically significant? One doesn't need to go autograph collecting to have the historical significance of the book.

I guess I could understand the original manuscript having real historical significance that would make it valuable, but a farking autograph? Meh.
2014-03-03 04:17:33 PM  
1 votes:

LL316: You had me until that.  What, you think conservatives are the only people who can scapegoat?

Hint:  The bolded portion proves otherwise.


No, not only conservatives can. Modern-day conservatives have turned it into a cottage industry, though. Watch last year's CPAC conference and just try to disagree with me. I dare you.

Me pointing out that conservatives parties are using scapegoats to foist their problems is not an example of me using conservatives as scapegoats, by the way. Is that your version of "the fact that you called me a racist means that you're the racist?"
2014-03-03 04:14:19 PM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: [assets-s3.rollingstone.com image 600x404]


i.chzbgr.com
2014-03-03 04:04:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:55:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:35:16 PM  
1 votes:

cdn.breitbart.com

2014-03-03 03:16:07 PM  
1 votes:
Was it Cartman? It was Cartman, wasn't it?

www.myjoke.ru
2014-03-03 03:12:09 PM  
1 votes:

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.


One, it's practically a textbook on mass propaganda. Hitler knew how to attract the interest and hold the belief of millions of people. There is no question he was an inspired orator, and gave practical advice in Mein Kampf to others who wanted to understand how he did it.

Secondly, if you bothered reading it, rather than just using it as a platform to attack your ideological enemies, you'd find it was an important record of the start of the N.S.D.A.P., including the 25 Articles of National Socialism--very valuable for political historians.

Finally, the counter-attack by the German Army in 1918 was destroyed, not by the Allies, but because the Communists created a national strike in Germany, which stopped all the trains. With no trains running, the Kaiserlich Reichswehr couldn't get the supplies that would have allowed them to roll up the enemy and reach the Channel. Then the Allies took advantage of the German Army's weakness, and crushed them. So, yes, it was the Communists' fault. Why the Jews were blamed puzzles me, but that's neither here nor there.

/Historian, not a Nazi.
2014-03-03 03:03:37 PM  
1 votes:
it was Tatsuma wasn't it?
2014-03-03 02:42:27 PM  
1 votes:
Uh, does it need to be pointed out to some people that the Third Reich killed people who WEREN'T Jewish?
2014-03-03 02:40:06 PM  
1 votes:

EdNortonsTwin: Nazis, I hate these guys


I hear the buyer was in Illinois.
2014-03-03 02:37:53 PM  
1 votes:

jst3p: Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!

Because destroying books when we disagree with the content is a good thing?


Didn't someone write a book on these theme? I think it was called, "If I increase the temperature of parchment to a certain temperature, it burst into flames", but I don't recall.
2014-03-03 02:36:11 PM  
1 votes:

Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!


Because destroying books when we disagree with the content is a good thing?
2014-03-03 02:34:24 PM  
1 votes:

Iszael: Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.

Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!


You know who else wanted to burn books they disagreed with?

/are you actually able to Godwin a thread about Hitler?
//That Hitler was a farking nazi!
///And he was as bad as Hitler!
2014-03-03 02:32:07 PM  
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: You know who else liked Mein Kampf?


Henry Ford?
2014-03-03 02:28:28 PM  
1 votes:
i1001.photobucket.com

The play he wrote must have finally turned a profit.
2014-03-03 02:25:14 PM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-03-03 02:23:00 PM  
1 votes:

highwayrun: I give it two months until it shows up on Pawn Stars, where they'll offer the owner $75 because it was a pretty popular book at one time. Then they'll briefly explain the Holocaust to Chumlee.



Heh.

But IIRC, there was an episode where Rick said that he refuses to purchase old Nazi stuff.
2014-03-03 02:21:31 PM  
1 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: Here's a pic of the happy buyer! I bet he is really going to enjoy reading his purchases!


That is until he smashes his glasses. One of my favorite episodes.
2014-03-03 02:16:05 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-03-03 02:12:10 PM  
1 votes:
CSB time:

I was in the rare book room of Colorado University's library for a class project.  The librarian there showed us some of their extra rare things in a protective glass case.

First was a folio of Shakespeare's.  Then a letter by Emily Dickinson.  Next was a book with a small autograph.  As I leaned in to read what it was, the librarian told us it was an autographed copy of Mein Kampf.

I got the hell out of there.  Immediately.  I get the historical value of it, but it was just farking creepy.
2014-03-03 02:09:16 PM  
1 votes:

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.


He's gotta have an excellent tailor, as I imagine the SS were in shape.
2014-03-03 02:02:17 PM  
1 votes:

jwa007: Whoever it is, I think it would be cool if they donated it to The Holocaust Museum.


My dad, a rare book dealer, did exactly that with a signed Heinrich Himmler book.
2014-03-03 02:00:03 PM  
1 votes:
Kampffire Girls?
2014-03-03 01:59:21 PM  
1 votes:
Definitely a libtard.
2014-03-03 01:55:32 PM  
1 votes:
I'm going to guess no one anyone knows. People who collect rare books tend not to be famous.

Oh right this is Fark. Then I guess it was someone from the other political party because they're a bunch of Nazi lovers and racists. Hate them so much.
2014-03-03 01:55:30 PM  
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: Duh. It's obvious. Ted Nugent.


Yes. He needs to do more research on the race mongrel issue to complete his thesis on Obama.
2014-03-03 01:54:26 PM  
1 votes:
I think it is important to preserve and study our history from a non-biased, objective approach. History is what we were, not what we want it to be in retrospect, and we cant take the good without taking the bad. That being said, for a couple hundred bugs I would buy a signed copy of Mein Kampf due to its historical significance.
2014-03-03 01:53:33 PM  
1 votes:
Other Alternative Titles:

Reich And Roll
Swastika Frequency, Kenneth
Nazi All Good People (Turn Their Heads Each Day, So Satisfied, I'm On My Way)
Kampf Sail Away

Rejected Title:

Straight Outta Kampfton
2014-03-03 01:51:08 PM  
1 votes:
I was going to guess Obama but then I noticed you said the author was American.

That rules Obama out right?


/ post does not express the.opinions of the author
2014-03-03 01:49:27 PM  
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: T'would be a nice twist if the purchaser posted a video of himself or herself burning it.


Seconded.  If I were filthy rich I might buy stuff like this just to completely destroy it.  On camera is good, set up a TV in a museum so others could watch it go up in flames on a loop.

Maybe tear it to shreds first, then burn it, yeah...  Or let other people tear up one page at a time.

Then it's art!
2014-03-03 01:48:23 PM  
1 votes:

baronbloodbath: cgraves67: It belongs in a museum!

[www.lucasfan.com image 425x309]


Dammit!

/kicks dirt
2014-03-03 01:45:06 PM  
1 votes:
mel brooks, who'll make silly doodles all over the margins
2014-03-03 01:43:14 PM  
1 votes:
Glenn Danzig.
2014-03-03 01:42:37 PM  
1 votes:

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: I'm struggling to come up with a name.


Tip o' the hat. Very good!
2014-03-03 01:42:16 PM  
1 votes:
newsbusters.org
2014-03-03 01:41:41 PM  
1 votes:
Hillary Clinton bought it
2014-03-03 01:35:28 PM  
1 votes:
Hitler's follow-up book never gets as much attention

www.timjohn.com.au

Nor does his foray into the world of film

i6.photobucket.com
2014-03-03 12:43:52 PM  
1 votes:

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


I choose to believe it was Carrot Top, who will use the traces of Hitler DNA in the book and his private stash of anabolic steroids to clone a group of angry, muscle-bound Hitlersaurs in order to do his bidding and open an ill-advised theme park.
2014-03-03 12:31:56 PM  
1 votes:
G Gordon Liddy.
 
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