A new book is on the rise


Matty’s Modern Life

A piece in The Age, everyone’s favourite non-taxpayer-funded regressive Left news outlet, caught my eye. It reports on sales of a book that hasn’t been around for a while. A book written by a guy that was not a very good guy.

The ABC was all over it as well.

That book was Mein Kampf and that guy was Hitler. In it, he outlines the basis of his own ideology, the ideology that inspired the National Socialist German Workers Party, the Nazi Party, that he would soon lead. I’m sure we will get a wave of commenters from the Left deriding this surge in book sales as an obvious sign of the rise of the dreaded “far-right” and proof that racism is on the rise, with the caveat being, that anyone who disagrees with them is racist, of course.

Only, the thing is, if you look at the BBC article about the same topic, it notes:

“It is an academic edition, costing €58 (£49).

At the end of January the IfZ will launch a sixth print run. The book contains critical notes by scholars.

Mein Kampf (My Struggle) is an expensive academic text, and is being bought by libraries, schools and history academics.”

So why did The Age and The ABC fail to mention this bit? What would their motives be? To continue the “rising populist racism” narrative the Left have been running around the world, maybe? Maybe they just forgot? Who knows.

I don’t disagree; the surge in sales of this book are potentially evidence that racism is on the rise in Germany. But is it any wonder? Look at what the current government is doing there. They are letting in wave upon wave of migrants from incompatible cultures, directly resulting in an increase in rape, violence and jihadist attacks.

Can you really blame people for seeking answers in places that aren’t so palatable? Can you really blame people for not wanting to just lie down and take this horrible assault on their culture and heritage? Hitler was a lot of things – a murderer, a warmonger, likely a drug-addicted psychopath – but he was, above all, a nationalistic patriot. He loved Germany; his policies were about Germany and Germans only.

No, I don’t agree with what he did as leader of Germany. Aside from being a mass-murder and warmonger, Hitler was a socialist (making him a leftist, not “far-right,” whatever the hell that actually means) and I am of the genuine belief that socialism is an evil in and of itself. If you are a socialist, your core beliefs are that extortion and theft through force are morally justified. I am simply highlighting the facts as they are, Hitler loved his country, he loved his people and, what goes unreported in the media, his people loved him.

Hitler was loved by many people in his own country and was even admired by future U.S. president John F. Kennedy, a small fact that also tends to go unreported in the mainstream media.

The fact that critics of Merkel’s disastrous migrant policies have had boring and predictable cries of “racist” thrown at them makes it even less surprising that people are turning to an actual racist. After all, if they are going to call anyone who disagrees a racist, why not simply be a racist? Group polarisation is stronger than ever in our day and age.

This is what happens when you belittle people’s views and call them “racists” when they are not. Some of them will actually become racists. They will end up being exactly what you accuse them of. Is this really so hard for these contemptible fools to understand?

Aside from being a wondrous year for freedom and liberty, 2016 really highlighted something that I have known for years now, that the Left will never admit they were wrong. They will never ever listen to any idea they disagree with and consider it on its merits, never ever ever ever. When confronted with undeniable facts that show them to be wrong, they will double down on their views.

Did the collapse of the USSR change their minds and make them see the light and reality of Marxist failings? Did the recent collapse of Venezuela change their mind? No, they most certainly didn’t. The fact that many of these same Leftists that praised Venezuela now seem unable to even talk about it, whilst still pushing the same views, tells us everything we need to know.

So get ready, for any increase in patriotism amongst ordinary citizens will undoubtedly be “proof” of the rise of evil “far-right racism” and of the Left’s own virtue and the evil sin of those they oppose. It will not be proof of their own failings; it will be proof that they are right. It will mean they clearly have a “lot of work to do to stop racism” or something along those lines. Ultimately it will mean a suppression of free speech.

The reaction is coming – Brexit and Trump are just a taste – and the Regressive Leftist establishment are not going to like it. Already people are starting to take matters into their own hands; how long until they completely lose faith in the authorities to protect them? When that happens the result will be ugly. Nobody wants this, and until the world’s leaders accept the legitimate concerns of their citizens on immigration, Islamic immigration in particular, then things are just going to keep heating up until they reach a boiling point. Then it will be too late to stop.

Wanting to protect your own country and culture is not racist. Wanting to protect your home town from outsiders who refuse to fit in is not racist. Demanding your leaders do what they are supposed to do and protect you from internal threats (especially ones they created) is not racist. As Paul Joseph Watson famously put, some cultures are better than others and it’s well past time our leaders realised.

Then again, maybe The Age and The ABC could just tell us the truth? That most of the sales were actually just academics and historians looking for an insight into the mind of history’s most famous mass-murderer. But that would be asking too much it seems. Fake news indeed…

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  • Gravedigger

    Speaking of socialists, there is a good article by Michael Galek in quadrant that shows us where we are all headed if we are not more vigilant.


  • Gravedigger

    Venezuela does not exist anymore as far as the left is concerned. My daughter asked a year 7 teacher if she would explain what was happening in Venezuela ( at my prompting I must admit) and the reply was…we are not allowed to talk about that. However there is always time to blither on about global warming, safe schools and the evils of uncontrolled capitalism, and we wonder why Mein kampf is making a comeback. I’m guessing it will be introduced into our government schools in the bait and switch we call history soon, although I hear it is already very popular out lakemba way for some unknown reason.

    • entropy

      I hope you’re seeking clarification as to why your daughter’s school is ‘not allowed’ to educate your daughter.

      • Gravedigger

        Yep it’s being looked at. However so is another school.

  • entropy

    Meanwhile, news.com.au, the sluttiest dick tease of the Australian news media, just went with it’s usual clickbait cry for attention:

    ‘Mein Kampf’ is shock bestseller

    UPDATED copies of Hitler’s manuscript have flown off shelves in Germany, publishers say. But buyers are not who you’d think.

  • Craig

    Never read the book only some bits and pieces on the internet. The bits I did read where Hitler made future predictions if Germany lost the war, well he was spot on.

    Then I asked my Grandparents about it, being my Great grandparents fought against Germany, I asked “Was Hitler right in his predictions, regarding Germany and the Western worlds future?”. Surprisingly my Grandparents agreed, “Hitler was right.”.

    Ironic as it’s pretty hard to prove Hitler’s predictions wrong. Hitlers revenge is coming to pass, due to the cucks and lefties of neo-liberalism, the unintended consequences when chasing mammon.

    I find it funny arguing with leftists when they say, “Your Grandparents fought for freedom, democracy, and multiculturalism, they would be truing in their graves. I reply,”My grandparents are still alive, my great grandparents fought for apartheid and white mans land.” My humour is very sadistic, I find it funny cause it’s true.

    • Deplorable Steve B

      This is what I find utterly ridiculous, that 2 world wars were fought to uphold the politically correct values of 2016…

      • Trog

        The slain would spin in their graves if they knew.

  • Trog

    I missed this article the other day and glad I rechecked. Good piece. Obviously targetting one group for all your woes attracts adherents as it’s easier to jump on the bandwagon and I know I’m being overly simplistic here. The lakemba comment is likely due to the Arabs support for him at the time. (Wiki summarises it nicely).

    The experts write him off as 2nd or 3rd rate as an artist, sketcher, and writer and they’re best qualified to know, I guess.

    But what fascinates me is his oratory. It’s lost on me as I can’t speak German but clearly he was extremely gifted, perhaps the best ever? Coupled with his use of pageantry he very nearly conquered the world. I wonder if, instead of Japan invading Asia, it had invaded Russia, where we would be today. America would likely have stayed isolationist and the world would be vastly different.

    Good thought provoking piece Matty.