Monday, September 03, 2007

Book Review: Mein Kampf

Hirler's Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

This book is the Autobiography of Adolf Hitler. The man who changed the face of the 20th century.

In this book Hitler talks about his beginnings and how he started the National Socialist German Party (the Nazis).

The Nazi's Flag

One of the things that annoy me is that many people consider this man to be a crazy nut case and that's it (period).
This type of thinking undermines what this man was.

Yes, he was brutal, a racists and caused a war that ended by killing 46 million (directly and indirectly). But, one has to be balanced when reading or doing a research about anyone (as much as possible).

This was not just a crazy man (yes he was but...); he was much more than that!!

Think of it, his nation was bitterly defeated in World War I by 1918 (mainly because of an internal strike in Germany that demoralized the German army and stopped ammunition production). He was a simple soldier during that war.

In 1919, he with 6 others founded a new party called the National Socialist German Party (Nazis).
He fought against all rivals (communists and democrats) who were dominating the political scene, and in 1933 his party (which he became the head of) became the ruling party in Germany.

One of Hitler's Lectures In The Early Days
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Hitler's Nazi Party

From then, within 6 years he changed the German nation to a European giant, and invaded all of Europe (except UK, Spain, Switzerland and Italy) by 1942.

Not to forget, the scientific military outbreaks his army did. From the V2 rockets to the advances automatic weapons and so on.

Hitler's German Army Demonstration During A Celebration

This man was a brilliant leader… there is no doubt about it!

Reading his book, the first thing that came across my mind is that :“This man makes Micaville proud!”.

Hitler: Brilliance, Greatness, and complete Craziness in one mind!

Hitler’s ideology was built on a simple, yet shockingly racist idea: “Germans (white people) are the elite and God’s chosen people in this world; everyone else is below them and should work as slaves.”.

The German Army Pride

Here is a sample of the ideas he had that were mentioned in the book. It will give you an idea of how and why this man acted in certain ways (especially, his terrible hatred towards Jews, not that it is acceptable!):

Note: This is from a translated version, so the wordings might not be exact.

  1. I used to consider Jews citizens like us, what goes on us goes on them. But, because of me mingling with anti-semits, I became more hardcore judging our nations enemies.
  2. Jews used to gather together and not mingle a lot with other people, they even had their own neighborhoods.
  3. I noticed in my early days how Jews (although of few numbers) controlled all aspects in the German life, especially arts, literature and acting. All this involvement in the culture and propaganda areas was like cancer to this nation.
  4. Marxism ideology was supported by Jews. Even prostitution, most people working behind it and gaining from it were Jews.
  5. Almost all newspapers in my country had editors or CEs whom were Jews.
  6. We should not by any means label a religion any label just because some of its followers did something wrong.
  7. Schopenhauer said that "Jews are great professors in the art of lying".
  8. During WWI (World War One), the Jewish newspapers kept talking about peace and that we have to stop the War. That was during our young lads were on the lines fighting to defend Germany. And also, while those same people (the Jews) were running almost all the prostitution activity inside Germany pulling this great nation into the gutter!
  9. Early marriage is one of the best ways to defeat or protect against adultery.
  10. We should forcefully end the capability of intercourse for anyone who has a disease. This is the only way for our people to be totally healthy and diseases within control.
  11. Communists, Marxists and Jews did their best to defame our great leaders and culture idols Sheeler, Gaeta, Hegel and others… everyone was criticized to make German people de-motivated and non attached to their nation. (excuse my spelling!).
  12. We should not marry from lower races; we have to protect our pure blood.
  13. If Jews don’t have a common target, they start fighting between them and trying to grab the spoils of life.
  14. If one day, Jews were able to create their own nation… there will be no specific national borders for it (at least from their perspective), because to have sovereignty and boarders a People should have morals and ethics to stick to. Also, they should have a rational mentality to deal with others which Jews ideology lacks.
  15. One might notice that there is nothing called Jewish art or architecture. Simply, they don’t have such things!
  16. No wonder Jesus used the whip to get those people with low materialistic nature out of the temple. (i am not sure what he is talking about here?!)
  17. Because Jesus fought against their materialism, they (Jews) put him on the cross.
  18. Jews love acting like "the oppressed" people. They love acting like victims.
  19. For a political party or movement to succeed, one has to count on the masses not the elite! We were attacked and criticized all the time by the elite, but it was the masses that made us get to where we are.
  20. A revolution is not a success just because it overthrows its predecessors. It is a success only when the nation becomes more prospers and of better status.
  21. Just like Mecca is of magic effect on Muslims and Rome to Catholics, we must have a sacred place. This makes our people attached to something that represents the idea.
  22. Our ideology is built on fanaticism. Christianity did not survive by making concessions with others, it survived because its followers were fanatic about it and they sacrificed their life for it.
  23. One can only ask himself, why is it that Jews (regardless who they live amongst), were oppressed. Surely, not all People in History were of bad or ill characteristics!!!!

Link to an online version of the Book: http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/

This is a very interesting book to read. I'd recommend it for those who like history and politics.

Heil Hitler!

Fadfadation Book Scale: 8\10

Mood: Enjoyed reading this book!

16 comments:

Om Luji said...

Wow! Seems you got so interested in Hitler ya fadfadation. Wallahi up till now I don't know how this stupid test made me a Hitler! may be cause I have a natural ability for leadership or something. But I'm not that crazy for sure.
I've read the book years ago. All of a sudden we see lots of Arabic translations of it in the market recently. Don't know why?
Does our hatred of Israel for instance make people like to read the biography of Hitler? Germany is still paying the price for his crimes up till now. So, what's the point?
It is an interesting read for sure. I too recommend it in order for people to learn how silly they can become to gather around such crazy ideas and be willing to kill for their sake.

Jade said...

Hey thanks for the review Fadfadation, though I am not really into history & politics I was absolutely mesmerised by the whole concept behind Hitler when I went to Germany... He trully was a great leader & very powerful man... I went to the Maritime Museum & saw how he was able to lead his army into invading a large chunk of the world within a few months...

About him being crazy, I dont think he was crazy... He just had a very strong will to do what he believed in... I know this would be terrible to say & yes what he did was quite cruel... but what if he had finished what he wanted to accomplish....? ok let's not go any further.

Great Review.

Adrasteia said...

that's very true--when i first saw a clip of him speaking, i couldn't help but think "wow this has got to be allocution at its best". as a brown person with a soul i DESPISED what he was saying but in a weird way he was very captivating.

i can't say i liked the book, he's really wordy and tends to ramble a lot but you should really check out his speeches--you might be surprised.

Fadfadation said...

Om Luji,

Maybe becuase we are so despreat for someone to get us out of the gutter which we are at right now... we even have no problem getting a Hitler...lol

kidding!

I look at in a different way, the more translated books the more reading people will do...that is good!
Our reading rates (as arabs) is below normal...bemara7el!!

Fadfadation said...

Jade,

I think it was Annis Mansour that said that when he went to Germany and Austria he wanted to see Hitlers house. WHen he arrived at the area, no one wanted to show him where it was!
People in Germany hate thinking of it... at least it seems so.

If we look at what he did, we'll have to say he was crazy. I don't mean crazy as in "ahbal wee beryala" lol.
No, i mean crazy as in "no sane person would what he did".

I have to say...as a kid i always liked what the Germans were capable of doing during that era.

He was brilliant...in his way.

Fadfadation said...

Adrasteia,

I did see a lot of his speeches. And i understand the part about "captivating" you talked about.

There was something about Germans that i was always fond of.
Even in War movies as a kid i used to (for some reason) like what Germans we capable of.

tinny ray said...

The German National Socialist salute came from socialists in the USA. And the swastika was used sometimes to represent S-letters overlapping for "Socialism" under German socialism.

Pledge of Allegiance pictures http://rexcurry.net/pledge-allegiance-pledge-allegiance.jpg and Swastikas pictures http://rexcurry.net/swastika3clear.jpg expose shocking secrets about American history.

Socialists in the USA originated the Nazi salute, robotic group-chanting to flags, Nazism, flag fetishism, and the modern swastika as "S" symbolism for "Socialism." http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html

Much of that history is the history of the Pledge Of Allegiance. A new documentary video movie exposes the shocking facts on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4
and here http://rexcurry.net/pledge-of-allegiance-rexcurrydotnet.wmv
and on google video
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5557748653154009373&hl=en
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4377628546479871943
and teacher tube http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=77b16a03aa81f09499f2

Those historical facts explain the enormous size and scope of government today, and the USA's growing police state. They are reasons for massive reductions in government, taxation, spending and socialism.

The "Nazi salute" is more accurately called the "American salute" as it was created and popularized by national socialists in the USA. It was the early salute of the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge was written by Francis Bellamy. http://rexcurry.net/pledgetragedy.html Francis Bellamy was cousin and cohort of Edward Bellamy. http://rexcurry.net/pledgebackward.html Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy were self-proclaimed socialists in the Nationalism movement and they promoted military socialism.

They wanted the government to take over education and use it to spread their worship of government. When the government granted their wish, the government’s schools imposed segregation by law and taught racism as official policy. The official racism and segregation was a bad example three decades before the National Socialist German Workers Party, and decades afterward.

The Pledge was mandated by law in government schools for three decades before, and through, the creation of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. http://rexcurry.net/bellamy-edward-karl-marx.html

Many people do not know that the term "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party." Members of the horrid group did not call themselves Nazis. In that sense, there was no Nazi Party. They also did not call themselves Fascists. They called themselves socialists, just as their name indicates.

The historian Dr. Rex Curry showed that the early Pledge Of Allegiance did not use an ancient Roman salute, and that the 'ancient Roman salute' myth came from the Pledge Of Allegiance. The discoveries have been reviewed and verified on wikipedia http://rexcurry.net/roman-salute-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html

The original pledge was anti libertarian and began with a military salute that then stretched out toward the flag. In actual use, the second part of the gesture was performed with a straight arm and palm down by children casually performing the forced ritual chanting. Due to the way that both gestures were used sequentially in the pledge, the military salute led to the Nazi salute. The Nazi salute is an extended military salute via the USA's Pledge Of Allegiance.

Media coverage about the discoveries continues to grow http://rexcurry.net/audio-rex-curry-podcast-radio.html

Fan mail for work exposing the Pledge’s poisonous pedigree is at http://rexcurry.net/pledge_heart.html

And listen at http://odeo.com/audio/1747108/view

The Pledge's early salute caused quite a Fuhrer/furor. The dogma behind the Pledge was the same dogma that led to the socialist Wholecost (of which the Holocaust was a part): 62 million slaughtered under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; 49 million under the Peoples’ Republic of China; 21 million under the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. It was the worst slaughter of humanity ever.

People were persecuted (beatings, lynchings, etc) for refusing to perform robotic chanting to the national flag at the same time in government schools in the USA and Germany (to the American flag, and to the German swastika flag).

American socialists (e.g. Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy teamed with the Theosophical Society and Freemasons) bear some blame for altering the notorious symbol used as overlapping S-letters for "socialism" under the National Socialist German Workers Party.
http://rexcurry.net/swastika3clear.jpg

The same symbol was used by the Theosophical Society during the time when the Bellamys, Freemasons and the Theosophical Society worked together to promote socialism.
http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-swastika.html

They also originated and helped to spread the stiff arm salute via the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings.

As German socialism's notorious flag symbol, the swastika was deliberately turned 45 degrees to the horizontal and always oriented in the S-direction. Similar alphabetic symbolism is still visible as Volkswagen logos. http://rexcurry.net/swastika-audi-logo.JPG

The bizarre acts in the USA began as early as 1875 and continued through the creation of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (German Nazis or NSGWP). American soldiers used the swastika symbol in WWI (against Germany) and the symbol was used by the American military during WWII. http://rexcurry.net/45th-infantry-division-swastika-sooner-soldiers.html

The NSGWP had clear roots in National Socialism promoted by socialists in the USA. Amazing graphic images that prove the point are at http://rexcurry.net/theosophy-madame-blavatsky-theosophical-society.html

The USA is still the worst example in the world of bizarre laws that require robotic chanting to a national flag in government schools (socialist schools) every day for 12 years. It has changed generations of Americans from libertarians to authoritarians. The government bamboozled individuals into believing that collective robotic chanting in government schools daily is a beautiful expression of freedom. http://rexcurry.net/book1a1contents-pledge.html

Fadfadation said...

Tenny,

Thanks for the loud of info.

But i have to say, implying that Hitler and his party got thier salute...etc from America is a bit far fetched.

There was no communication between him and those Socialists in America.

Even in his auto-bio...nothing of the sort is mentioned.

ANyway, thanks for stopping by.

ZeRoCoOl said...

It boggles my mind when I think about how the Grand mufti of Jerusalem aligned himself with this paranoid schizophrenic....and how hassan EL Banna embraced his ideology something that the Israelis us against us to this day …..(sighs)

Fadfadation said...

7asan el bana????

Daa imta da ba2a?? lol
I heard a lot of accusations, but i never heard this accusation before.

As for the mufti,

there is a saying:"3ado 3adowi...yeb2a sadiki" ;) lol

ZeRoCoOl said...

Fadfadation:

It's a known truism in the west that Hassan and the the egyptian brotherhood resistance were aligned with the Nazis....You can source Bernard Lewis or Juan Kole or even wikipedia

BUT my friend Ana mish mitackid as none of our scholars fe massr ever admited to it but please if you can dig it up in arabic let me know my friend ......let me know if its a farce please...

Fadfadation said...

ZeroCool,

I am not amazed by what is said by some in the west.

Think of it, they call Prophet MOhammed (PBUH) a cut-throat womanizer...etc.

So, do you expect they be less imaginative for a man like EL Banna..lol

Gypo said...

Actually I read the book. I believe that he was in noway crazy, but you can actually feel that he was defeated by his own megalomania and hunger for power and more victories. He simply didn't know the right time to pull the pin.

Fadfadation said...

I think the right term would be "Gonoon El 3azama"!

hend said...

This man was a brilliant leader
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yes he was a greatest reader however what he did ,he made alot of victories to Germany and he was like all leaders have his mistakes and because he was in the versus side of the controlling force (America ,england)which churn the world today he become a crazy man

Fadfadation said...

Hend,

Well some people in America call Bush ... the new Hitler.

Becuase he invades other countries thinking this is the way to protect himself (and all the other hidden yet known reasons we know about.. i.e oil..etc.)

Check this: http://fadfadation.blogspot.com/2006/08/american-protesters-poster.html