Friday, January 30, 2009

The New Order



"The New Order," by Saul Steinberg, 1942. Figures include Hitler, Mussolini, Hirohito and Henri Petain of Vichy France.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

DEGENERATE ART: BANANA REICH


We have finally come up against some vocal criticism of The Daily Hitler blog. I thought i'd address these issues here, also as a way of clarifying what this is all about.

1. As independent-minded as this blog may actually be, it comes off as Hitler-obsessed.

This is true. My wife & i have been Hitler-obsessed since we started dating. He are both interested in history, politics, art & design & Hitler is a major character in these spheres. We believe that taboos are for the mentally weak, although we understand them.

2. I don't get it really, I mean who gives the shmuck that much attention unless they have some idea of turning him into an icon or something?

Hitler is already an icon, as our research has proven. Hitler has been an icon since the beginning of his political career, it is why he is easy to obsess over & ends up appearing in all media & will continue to do so as long as humanity exists. "Hitler was the first rock star." ~David Bowie. (Bowie opens up "Diamond Dogs" with "This Ain't Rock & Roll, This is Genocide!") Bowie was very much a part of the initial impetus for the creation of Goblinko. Calling Hitler a shmuck is pretty funny as well, to me, a shmuck isn't someone who will be remembered for all of human existence. A shmuck is someone you don't remember.

3. Its a turn off.

Different strokes for different folks. This is a crucial component of an understanding of humanity & Goblinko's love of freedom. Some people eat bugs, bacon, dogs & bits of human albinos, others are vegetarians. Some people like pictures of kittens, other people like Nazi stamps. My wife Katie decided to start this blog, she is a Jew whose direct blood relatives died in Nazi Germany. Senses of humor, generosity & comparative reasoning work wonders with the viewing of all cultural products, The Daily Hitler not the least of them. To assume that ANYTHING is universally in bad taste indicates a desire for a large degree of control over the motley crew that is humanity. If you look back to my post about the Swastika in Punk, you'll find this.

"Oversocialized leftists have long argued against negation as a tool to change the world: “Sure, you’re disrupting things,” they say, “but what’s your program?” The punk program *was* disruption. Punk codified the art of “not-niceness.” Artist Arturo Vega painted day-glo swastikas that decorated the Ramones’ apartment. He considered the paintings, “a closet Nazi detector,” exposing those who most loudly objected as repressing their own authoritarian tendencies (“I always thought that to conquer evil,” he says, “you have to make love to it”)." ~Al Giordano

“Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.” ~Mel Brooks (another Hitler-obsessed Jew)
“Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste.” ~Charles Bukowski
“To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it`s like getting a standing ovation. But one must remember that there is such a thing as good bad taste and bad bad taste.” ~John Waters
“What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.” ~Charles Baudelaire

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

YOU'RE NO HITLER! DEGENERATE ART!


Cigarettes might actually be less popular than Hitler in today's society. That's pretty wild. Or at least this artist/propagandist wants you to believe that cigarettes have killed more people than Hitler or Osama Bin Laden. From SMOKING KILLS MORE.

Here's a cool video they did. I love it! Not the message.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hello! Hitler!



The slip was made in a segment of the program “Yorosen,” in which young “idol” group members act as school teachers and lecture about history. The program was aired early Friday. Referring to the Nazi dictator as “Hitler ojisan” (Uncle Hitler), the woman lauded Hitler’s speeches as having a “soothing effect.” “The program’s content was based on a mistaken interpretation of history and was inappropriate,” the broadcaster said.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hitler meets a little girl



What is it with politicians and kids? Hitler sure loves the kiddos. They are the future of the race, ja?

Monday, January 19, 2009

YOU'RE NO HITLER! Bye, bye Bush!



You're tripping if you compare the last eight years to Hitler's reign. American presidents will never be like Hitler, it's just not in the nature or makeup of the country. Obama won't be like Hitler either, or Stalin or whoever. America is America. These comparisons are just the whining of the whiny generations, who should just shut up.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wolfenstein 3D



Created by id Software and published by Apogee Software in 1992, Wolfenstein 3D allows you to fight Nazi soldiers, attack the bunker under the Reichstag, and finally go up against the big boss: Adolf Hitler. Watch the runthrough of the end above, or play the game yourself here.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

THE LOST LOST RAP: HITLER LYRICS

Another Goblinko Blog BRAIN STORM has been running a new feature called "THE LOST LOST RAP" which shines a light on all of the lost pieces of rap that may have been overlooked as time has passed. Today, as the LOST LOST RAP CROSSES OVER into the world of THE DAILY HITLER, we explore the world of Hitler or NAZI references in LOST LOST RAPS.

Ice Cube: The Bomb: Amerikkka's Most Wanted
It's like a holocaust to the boss when I toss
Too much knowledge kicked then you're lost
In a shuffle of feet, Jinx the fiddler
And I control your mind like Hitler

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hitler takes a relaxing cruise



Aboard the KDF Ship Robert Ley on its maiden voyage in 1939. Photo by Hugo Jaeger for LIFE.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snoopy: WWI Flying Ace



Holy crap this looks like fun! Check out the Charlie Brown Nazi zeppelin. This is the kind of thing i have dreams about & then wish existed.

BREAKING NEWS: KIDS WITH NAZI NAMES TAKEN BY CPS.

This whole story brings up some exciting arguments about freedom, culture, political correctness & state control. The article has a poll on it asking "Do you think it's appropriate to name a child after Adolf Hitler?" Of course it's not appropriate, it goes against polite society, however, the real question isn't about appropriate, but about legality & how other people respond to socially questionable activity. This is not unlike the whole issue around early Punk bands wearing Nazi gear & how somehow this was singled out as being especially inappropriate, while the whole point of Punk was to be obnoxious. Of course, Punk was channeled very early on into radical socialist ideology & has not escaped that trap, regardless of the humorous parallel to Nazi Germany. All this said, i think all kids should be given relatively normal names for their country & if they find themselves treading the wild world of weirdness, go ahead & give yourself a crazy name & go for it.

Kids With Nazi Names Taken From Home
AP

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Jan. 14) - Three New Jersey siblings whose names have Nazi connotations have been placed in the custody of the state, police said. The children, ranging in age from 3 to under 1, were removed from their home Friday. They drew attention last month when a supermarket bakery refused to put the name of the oldest — Adolf Hitler Campbell — on a birthday cake. State workers didn't tell police why the children were taken, police Sgt. John Harris said. A family court hearing is scheduled for Thursday. The other two children, both girls, are JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.

Original Article.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hitler's birthday party



Soldiers in regimental band goose stepping in military parade in honor of Hitler's 50th birthday. Photo by Hugo Jaeger for LIFE.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Secret Swastika: Ron Asheton



RIP Ron Asheton, founding Stooge, inventor of the Iggy Pop & a father of Punk Rock.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mein Kampf by Erwin Leiser


Part one of the documentary Mein Kampf by Erwin Leiser. This part shows the early life of Hitler and his rise to power.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hitler on a balcony



Hitler, Innsbruck during the Austrian campaign. Probably in March of 1938. From LIFE.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Adolf & Leni


Hitler posing with Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's favorite director.
“To me Hitler is the greatest man who ever lived. He is really faultless, so simple yet so filled with manly power... He is really beautiful, he is wise. Radiance streams from him. All the great men of Germany—Friedrich, Nietzsche, Bismarck—have all had faults. Hitler’s followers are not spotless. Only he is pure.” ~Leni Riefenstahl

Monday, January 5, 2009

Degenerate Art



The traveling "degenerate Art" museums were some of the greatest and most avant-garde art exhibitions which the world has ever seen or known, yet ridiculed & demonized in place of the praise they were deserved. Paintings were often auctioned off, vandalized or hung askew in mockery. I (Mr. Sean) was involved in the Entartete Kunts show curated by Dennis Dread in Portland which was a "degenerate" show put together by a "degenerate" for a whole new perspective on the theme.

The NAZIS were into this idea of degeneracy. There was a theory as devised by art critic Max Nordau that modern art was produced because the artists were so corrupted and enfeebled by modern life that they had lost the self-control needed to produce coherent works. Explaining the painterliness of Impressionism as the sign of a diseased visual cortex, he decried modern degeneracy while praising traditional German culture. Nordau drew upon the writings of the criminologist Cesare Lombroso who claimed researched that there were “born criminals” whose atavistic personality traits could be detected by scientifically measuring abnormal physical characteristics. I agree with most of this except for the moral criticism of the work. I personally like crazy, weird, distorted & disturbing pieces of art, as long as they are done by someone who knows what they are doing. The sort of "pure" world championed by the NAZIS seems tremendously boring to me, & is still encouraged by all sorts of people under the guise of various political correctivenesses, religions & ideologies, who do not realize the world is better with contrast & complexity.

Here's a pretty cool exploration of these themes at Marilyn Manson's site.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Big Bad Wolf



1930s-era Soviet poster by the art group Kukryniksy showing Western powers giving Hitler Czechoslovakia on a dish. Inscription on the flag: "On towards the East!"

Friday, January 2, 2009

more Blondi



Bonus Wikigossip! "According to Deborah Harry the band Blondie was named after Blondi and sometimes performed as 'Hitler's Dog'.[citation needed]"

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hitler in Dragonball Z



This is pretty amazing. Hitler in Dragonball Z. Love the tanks & the multi-colored shells. !