Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler: Book Review

Good hello, friends! Happy Tuesday! As I mentioned in my May Wrap Up 2019!! I only read this for educational purposes; I do not align with Hitler in anything. I have always had an interest in history, especially WWII, however, I always read/heard Hitler ideologies from opposing sides, so I thought I would take a chance on hearing them from the horse’s mouth.

My Lame Synopsis: Hitler being his hateful, cray self. Goodreads

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My Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I actually wasn’t able to finish it. I just had to DNF it with 2 hours left of the audiobook. I couldn’t listen anymore to his babbling. I do understand that he’s from another time and he was a hateful man, but it still very much got under my skin when he spoke of women, disability, marriage, the Jewish religion, black people, and really anyone who disagreed with him.

It was hard to not to compare Hitler to other people of hate in modern times, for example, Trump, KKK, Neo-nazis (of course), and others. I have found people of hate contradict themselves constantly, and what I mean by that is the group that they target their hate towards can do or say something similar as the hateful persons, but it’s the targeted group is wrong. The people of hate think they’re righteous and better than others when they really are not.

Am I surprised by this outcome? No, I knew it would piss me off, but I am of the mindset of the importance of education so I persevered through to about 90% of the book.

As always, thanks for reading!

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4 thoughts on “Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler: Book Review

  1. I read passages from this during my History studies in school and at A Level. It is quite easy to see how similar his rhetoric is to some modern politicians – which is very scary! I would be interested in who the narrator was… Was it an angry German sounding dude? That is the natural choice, right?

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  2. I look forward to reading the book.

    I will be looking more at the political-economy. There are some parallels heck maybe even blurred but continuing lines to today (socially, politically & economically). If you look you can see how the economic system of the Nazi’s – and that is /our dear capitalism/free market/ influenced politics and society. I say this because if one dares call into question capitalism today you get talking points accusing you of wanting socialism and communism just like Stalin (and they go-ahead to mention people he killed…). So anything other than free market economy & democracy leads to gulags blah blah. Even Hitler says democracy is more akin to communism – One of the motivations he had for marching against the USSR (plus the fact that Jews lead the Bolsheviks revolution).

    [ The month after being appointed Chancellor, Hitler made a personal appeal to German business leaders to help fund the Nazi Party for the crucial months that were to follow. He argued that they should support him in establishing a dictatorship because “private enterprise cannot be maintained in the age of democracy” and because democracy would allegedly lead to communism.] – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Nazi_Germany

    Also for social programs they had arguments similar to what is said today – arguments that are borderline ‘social Darwinism’. People who were being crushed by his policies were called weak, losers, welfare junkies, burden to society… SURE SOUNDS FAMILIAR right? AND ONLY MEMBERS OF THE PURE RACE DESERVED HELP.

    So massive privatization, bloated militarism, social program cuts, anti-democratic, top-down society, prison/slave labour camps …. but it was a FREE-MARKET SOCIETY.

    Yeah, I really look forward to reading the book and drawing all these parallels to our modern day society because it all sounds so familiar (economically, politically and socially).

    DR KING talked about CAPITALISM, MILITARISM & RACISM. Well, there you go!

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