Re: Any book collectors?
- From: Hans van Eynsbergen <Hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 19:56:28 +0200
On 24 Oct 2005 15:57:34 GMT, ThePsyko, after pondering on life, the
Universe and everything, checking the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy
we now know to be Usenet, decided to scribble :
> On 23 Oct 2005 in alt.2600, Hans van Eynsbergen
> <Hans@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> made their contribution to mankind
> by stating in news:alrx4dtq9t2r$.45vrii1xjhyn$.dlg@xxxxxxxxxx:
>> On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 05:52:05 -0500, the seventh sign, after pondering
>> on life, the Universe and everything, checking the Hitchhiker's guide
>> to the Galaxy we now know to be Usenet, decided to scribble :
>>> ThePsyko wrote:
>>>> I have a 1941 edition Mein Kampf in almost excellent condition (no
>>>> mold or tears). Trying to decide whether it's worth anything
>>>> (also came across a book that as best as I can tell, had something
>>>> to do with the church and was written in 1813 - but it's also in
>>>> German and I can't read it lol)
>>> If only people would put that book in a fireplace and be done with
>>> that shits ideas and philosophy, perhaps all the concentration camp
>>> and the next generation of youth could live in peace.
>>> As of right now i can only think of 15 idiots in Ohio that would want
>>> that piece of craps writing.
>> The book has lost it's appeal a long time ago.
>> All his ideals about the ultimate socialist state have become
>> obsolete. The book says something about the pre-WWII era and nothing
>> more. Modern society would never be able to function along this line
>> of thinking, nor did society then. Only a small number of his ideas
>> ever came to fruition. Despite the fact that the he ruled in a
>> totalitarian system there was a form democracy within the ranks that
>> formed the ruling class. Pure socialism like he described in the book
>> did not, does not and will never exist.
>> Monty Python would probably be able to do a good film on the book.
>> That's about all the appeal it has nowadays.
>> With a few exceptions in regard to the Neo Nazi groups....
> Actually, it appraised at $200 yesterday. Somehow that doesn't seem like
> it has "lost it's appeal". Perhaps his ideals have, but certainly not
> his book.
Put it on Ebay and we will see what it's worth....
The book is certainly not all that rare.
Don't be surprised if some silly American will buy the book and no one
from Europe will be interested....
Hans van Eynsbergen
There is an art to flying, or rather a knack...
This knack lies in learning to throw yourself
at the ground and miss...
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