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Aug 8, 2012

Mein Kampf – A few disclosures

Before I say a word on this subject I need to make it crystal clear that I (Tia Mysoa) am NOT a Nazi sympathizer, but in the same breath I must honestly admit that in my younger teenage days, when I knew nothing about the complexities of world history and politics, my thoughts were moderately influenced by certain aspects of Nazism. A great deal has happened in my life since then, and now that I am nearing the age of 53 my views have consequently changed drastically. 

Today I am reasonably convinced that leaders like Hitler were promoted to power by Illuminati backers, and that his primary supporters were the Rockefellers, Warburgs, and Harrimans. Hitler’s arguments that Germany’s downfall was due to Marxism and its Jewish influence appears thus to be all part-and-parcel of typical Illuminati smoke and mirrors.

With the risk of sounding like a typical salesman I feel compelled to state that anyone who characterizes Mein Kampf as a major racist or anti-Semitic work has probably never read it. It is most unfortunate that people who have made such claims have also discouraged others from reading it, talking about it, quoting from it, or publicly displaying it on a coffee-table or on a bookshelf. It’s pathetic really; if you come to think of it that some people have so little faith that they fear any exposure to Mein Kampf might magically transform them into something evil.

The following quote by George Santayana already provides sufficient cause to read Mein Kampf:

“Those who do not learn from history will be doomed to repeat it.” - George Santayana - Author of The Sense of Beauty.

I recently read a most interesting exposition on politicsweb, compiled by Andrew Kenny, in which he examines the meaning of Adolf Hitler’s infamous manifesto and its implications for South Africa.  Although I appreciated Mr. Kenny’s attempt at placing ol’ Adolf’s views in perspective, especially the bit where he states: “The most obvious thing it does is to expose the nonsense of any comparison of Nazism with Apartheid,” I am a little disappointed  that he used an inferior English translation, namely the version published by Hutchinson and translated by Ralph Manheim, which, like so many other countless versions, is known to contain numerous errors, mistranslations, and… worst of all, missing passages. It’s thus no wonder that Mr. Kelly remarks: “I have grimly plodded through the whole thing. It is mainly dull reading…”

Do not allow Mr. Kelly’s disapproving comments to deter you from reading Mein Kampf, for it is definitely not a boring book. In fact, even though it was written in the 1920’s, the important message it contains makes it essential reading, particularly for those who are still trying to figure out why Western-style democracies have gone to hell. However, if you do decide to read the book make sure the version you acquire is not a corrupted one.

In a book titled Mein Kampf: A Translation Controversy the author, Michael Ford, does an excellent job of revealing errors that have distorted and obscured the meaning of the work. It also explains some important points about Mein Kampf that has confused readers in the past and gives you some background information that will enhance the political and historical meaning of Mein Kampf. This book is a must read for readers who are interested in this subject. There’s no need to purchase it, as it is available as a free PDF-download, here – (3.0 MB).

The number of versions available on Amazon.com is truly mind boggling!  A search using the keywords “Mein Kampf” reveals 2,605 results???  Numerous free online versions also exist (search and you will find), but these are mainly corrupted versions of James Murphy’s older translation. So, with so many English versions of Mein Kampf available, what version is the best? The majority of reputable sources agree that the Ford Translation offers the most accurate and most reliable translation ever produced. I’m not sure whether, or not, free online versions are available, but Amazon.com stocks the hardcover and kindle edition. More info is also available on www.hitler-library.org.

At this stage it is perhaps worthwhile pointing out why the quality and style of Hitler’s writing has been criticized by so many people: Hitler did not write Mein Kampf, he dictated it. Hitler was a speaker, not a writer. How it came out of his mouth is how it was placed on paper by the person listening to his passionate verbal utterances. It’s also important to realize that Hitler chose a style to match his target audience. His audience were the less educated masses in the public working class. This is where the relevance kicks in, for the current situation in South Africa is no different than it was when Mein Kampf first went to print. The only difference between then and now is that in South Africa the less educated masses are being controlled and exploited by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP). As we all know - both are in alliance with the ruling Communist-Marxist ANC.

Andrew Kenny (politicsweb) also touched on this aspect when he wrote:

“Among the hordes of poor, confused, aggressive, unemployed young men in Germany, Hitler appeared like a brutal saviour offering them hope, certainty and ferocious purpose. What if he appeared before the unemployed youth in South Africa today?

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