Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vaguely creepy

Its launch day for the Internet party. So naturally, its time to dish the dirt on Kim Dotcom:

Kim Dotcom’s political aspirations have taken a hit after he admitted owning a rare piece of Nazi memorabilia, a signed copy of Hitler's autobiographical manifesto, Mein Kampf (My Struggle).

Speaking on 3 News, the German born internet entrepreneur said it was among several rare pieces of rare World War II memorabilia he had bought. Other items in his collection include a cigar holder that once belonged to British leader Winston Churchill and a pen that belonged to Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

This doesn't mean that Dotcom is a Nazi, but it is vaguely creepy (and ditto on the Stalin stuff), and its unlikely to endear him to voters. Yes, I grok that his favourite game leads naturally to an interest in World War II (just as mine has led to an interest in medieval history), but owning stuff by the Twentieth Century's greatest criminal (and the runner-up) is really taking that too far.

But then, as an unsentimental person, I just don't get memorabilia in general.