Wednesday, February 02, 2005


In germany, Mein Kampf (autobiography of Adolf Hitler) is illigal... banned. Which makes sense since the history of Germany is so sensitive. However, I learned several important lessons today. First of all... America does not censor it's books. Denis didn't believe me that I could find any book I wanted from the library. So, I went down and checked out Mein Kampf and brought it in to show him. Well, in the process, I read some of it. There is a reason this book is illigal in Germany... in the wrong hands, especially a neo-nazi... it would be the bible. It is a satanic work of a genius and of insanity. I only read bits and peices, but I had a very difficult time sleeping last nite and getting through my classes today. But the most important thing I learned today is that if I don't know what I am talking about, I should not be talking about it.

The cultural difference between Germany and America is very very sensitive when it comes to the Hitler and the Nazi party. So while it is important that I know about WWII and the related events, I should probably not ever bring it up. And I should never tell anyone in Germany that I have actually read Mein Kampf. Hitler is a phycotic nutcase. I have an extreme respect for books... but that is one book that would be better off burned. I gave the book to my friend Tim and told him I never want to see it again. It is acutally a very fascinating read, but a lot to handle and digest. Deffinatly not one to read while half asleep. Those who tend not to be objectionable should not read it either. I have decided that the word hate is now not a part of my vocabulary anymore. Gute nacht.

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