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Photo Of The Day

A Hitler

Fuhrer My Eyes Only!

Adolf Hitler despised this ‘undignified’ picture of him in short trousers.

In Lederhosen (The Tracht Lederhose is the fashion item for every gent. The short Lederhosen made of buckskin or suede is the main component of the Bavarian Tracht)?and knee-high socks, Adolf Hitler lounges against a tree in a pose more twit than tyrant.

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Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is a face from the past.

The face of a woman who survived the Holocaust and is still alive today. Her story is so bizarre that it is hard to believe that it is fact not fiction as the irony of what happened is just incredible.

An 80-year-old Jewish woman has revealed the astonishing story of how she came to front a Nazi party propaganda campaign in the 1930s after her baby picture was selected by the party as the “ideal Aryan” child.

– http://www.itv.com/news

Aryan:? In colloquial English, the word has been adopted in accordance with Nazi racial theory’s appropriation of the term to describe persons corresponding to the “Nordic” physical ideal of Nazi Germany (the “master race” ideology).[n 1]

– Wiki

The Jewish Baby who won the most beautiful Aryan Baby Contest in

The Jewish Baby who was the poster child of the Nazis.

PHOTO
Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Hessy Levinsons Taft
Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Giovanni Tiso on Kim Dotcom & Mein Kampf

Fellow Canon Media Award finalist Giovanni Tiso has a recent post on fascism, Kim Dotcom and Mein Kampf.

He is a hard core leftist, but his post may well surprise many of you. He firstly recounts a bit of italian history and the fascination with Mussolini.

I think it shows maturity and a realisation of the facts that so many of the left have conveniently forgotten.

One of the reprehensible lines used in defence of fondly reminiscing about Italian Fascism is that we weren?t as bad as the Germans. German people don?t have that luxury, and although I cannot speak from any direct knowledge of this, it seems they have kept a firmer grip on what can and cannot be published, what will or will not be sold. Neo-Nazism, of course, exists (as it does outside of Germany), but it?s more effectively cauterised from institutions and the wider society than neo-fascism is in Italy.

Kim Dotcom showing off his Waffen SS helmet

Kim Dotcom showing off his Waffen SS helmet

Which makes it all the less likely that a German person would wear a Waffen-SS helmet as a joke, or do so out of mere ignorance.?Kim Dotcom?s explanation?for the photo above, taken at a Gumball Rally in 2004, is that someone asked him to wear the helmet so that he could take his picture, and he obliged.

I ask you: who would do that? And not just because the photo may come up again at an inopportune time ? it seems safe to presume that the last thing on Mr Dotcom?s mind at the time of that rally was that he might some day enter politics in any country ? but generally. What kind of joke is it to wear an SS helmet? What does it say about your understanding of politics and history, about who you are?? Read more »

Compare and contrast – Kim Dotcom

In the interview with Kim Dotcom on Q+A he said this when asked about his political ideology:

I’m neither left or right, I’m commonsense. I would say I’m up…you know.

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We are new, you know, we are fresh. We are about common sense. You know some of the left have good ideas, some of the right have good ideas and you know we need to find the right mix.

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Well because I don’t sit anywhere politically and the Internet party doesn’t sit anywhere politically.

[…]

It’s not about the left or the right, it is about what works.? Read more »

The Disneyfication of NZ Politics

Paul Thomas writes at the Herald:

Meanwhile the Disneyfication of our electoral politics continued with the launch of the Internet Party or, as cynics call it, the Society for the Prevention of Kim Dotcom’s Extradition.

In what may be the ultimate test of the notion that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, Dotcom revealed that he’s the ? presumably proud ? owner of a signed copy of Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical Nazi blueprint,?Mein Kampf.

A columnist in this paper thought Dotcom might be just the fellow to wrest the country from John Key’s evil clutches.? Read more »

Herald Editorial on Dotcom’s nazi fetish

Kim Dotcom showing off his Waffen SS helmet

Kim Dotcom showing off his Waffen SS helmet

The Herald Editorial today points out clearly to Kim Dotcom why it is not on to own a copy of the book written by the most heinous war criminal in modern history.

Owning a copy of Adolf Hitler’s?Mein Kampf, even a rare signed one, does not necessarily indicate a sympathy for Nazi ideology.

People with an interest in that period of history may own memorabilia from it. They might also have items associated with Winston Churchill or Josef Stalin. That does not mean they are communists or subscribe to a conservatism associated with those born into the British aristocracy.

Kim Dotcom says he is merely one of those collectors.

“Let me make it absolutely clear, I’m not buying into the Nazi ideology. I’m totally against what the Nazis did,” he said this week when admitting he owned the book.? Read more »

What sort of person wants to own a signed copy of Mein Kampf?

Check the back of the couch and see if you have a spare $24k.

But seriously what sort of sicko wants to own a book by Adolf Hitler. Only a nazi sympathiser could possibly want such a thing.

Two rare early editions of Mein Kampf, signed by Adolf Hitler could sell for more than US$20,000 (NZ$24k) at an online auction, officials say.

Nate Sanders, owner of Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles, said he knew he’d catch a lot of flack for putting rare 1925 and 1926 editions of the racist screed up for bid.

”But it is a piece of history. It is a very rare item,” he explained.

Hitler was arrested and jailed for the attempt to seize power.

He dictated Mein Kampf, two volumes of autobiography and anti-Semitic manifesto, to Rudolf Hess while behind bars to raise money for his criminal defence.

Both volumes’ fly-leaves feature Hitler’s signature.? Read more »

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