So Kim Dotcom is sucking up to the Mana party and telling them what they want to hear.
This is his claim yesterday:
In a speech which drew regular applause, he said growing up he was “a poor young boy living under hard circumstances”, with an alcoholic father and a mother working three jobs to make ends meet.
“That is where my drive and my motivation came from because I wanted to create a better life, especially for my mother.”
He also made this claim a few weeks back to Q+A
RACHEL Do you know what it‚Äôs like to be poor?
KIM I¬†know very much what it‚Äôs like to be poor.
RACHEL When have you been poor?
KIM¬†Well my¬†father was an alcoholic, and when I was a¬†child he¬†used to beat us up, and my mother was working three jobs just to feed us, just to keep us going. I was living in a small apartment building that people would probably consider a slum, if you saw where we lived in Germany, and when I was a¬†kid I¬†often had to eat toast with sugar, or toast with ketchup, that was my food. So I know what it means to be poor, I know what it means to struggle and to be hungry. ¬†¬†
This is in all likelihood yet another facility from Kim Dotcom, a man who has built his life off of the back of crimes such as fraud, theft and dishonesty.
Either those statements above are true, or his real life was something else.
Schmitz was born in 1974 in Kiel, Germany, and grew up in northern Germany. His father piloted the luxury cruise liner ‚ÄúMS Deutschland.‚ÄĚ His mother was a chef. He attended a posh boarding school, the Staatliche Internat Schloss Pl√∂n, and got his first computer when he was nine.¬†Because gaming software cost too much for him to buy, he figured out how to make illegal copies and went into business selling them to friends for a few marks a piece.
So, how does a man starving and only eating bread and sugar afford a computer in 1983.¬†In the hagiography dictated to David Fisher Kim Dotcom claims that his first computer was not at age nine rather it was at age 11 and a Commodore C-16. Which even in a house that is eating bread and sugar or bread and ketchup seems a bit far fetched that they would be able to afford a computer ahead of food.¬† Read more »