Memes aside, what do you guys think of Stirner?
I like a lot of what he says. He really delves into the nitty gritty regarding the problems with political religion and his prediction regarding Marxisms evolution into a cult was spot on.
A lot of people don't actually bother to read his work and instead spout memes.
Who created the "mansion" meme?
Why do people aspire to live at huge empty houses?
To an extend it's status, but that's mostly concerning stuff like decoration. Back in the day people had a lot more hobbies than sitting behind their pc. They would have an office, a study room, a wine cellar, a library, a dining room, a living room, a bedroom with a bathroom, sometimes the husband and wife slept separately, so they would each have their own bedroom. Than there would need to be bedrooms for guests and family, each with their own bathroom. Than there would be another retreat for staff like gardeners, nannies, cleaners cooks and servants. Some stables for when people travelled by horse would also be needed. Each room with its own expensive decoration of course.
The mansions of today are sort of a leftover of this. Mansions in the victorian age were probably already a lot smaller than what you would get in the middle ages. Today a mansion wouldn't need to be as big, but with all the stuff people want, having large rooms to decorate to your wishes and having some space is always nice. A library would be nice, a separate room for my pc, a large kitchen, a garage for multiple cars, if I had a large garden I would probably go outside more.
Of course we could live in small single bedroom cubicles, but you can guess what would be wrong with that.
>his ideal home is not a small red cottage deep in the swedish forest
I've met several people face to face, and many online, who would agree with both of the following statements.
>America really won the war in Vietnam on the ground
>The Soviets lost the war on the ground in Afghanistan.
I have never seen someone reach both conclusions by applying a consistent set of criteria. And while this is probably the most explicit example of such I'm personally aware of, there are plenty others.
So, I mean, in a crude way, I get it. We idealize and idolize figures...
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I guess to believe America did not win militarily before a cease fire, you'd need to throw out data like casualties, etc. No one won the whole thing considering 2 million people probably died.
The fault really lies with the French. They broke rank so quickly, the inevitable power vacuum was what destroyed that society. I haven't seen them be much help in the world, since, except for themselves.
>How do people handle cognitive dissonance
They ignore it, or make up excuses. You actually seem to know how people rationalize or downplay evidence that contradicts their position. So I don't see where your doubts are laid.
If you are asking why do some people show more biases than others, that is because they feel more strongly about some subjects than other people. This keeps them from more dispassionate, objective perspectives.
Why is Shia so much more based than Sunni?
Why did Britain want to keep any of Ireland? They don't seem that relevant to us, nor do they seem that great. Why didn't we just leave completely?
ITT: Post historical flags
thoughts on Nobunaga? was he just an edgy Cao Cao?
Are you implying that Cao Cao himself wasn't a maximum edgelord?
Which are the greatest docudramas?
I nominate BBC's Hannibal.
Was the average Crusader a good person?
What do you think of this cool dude right here?
Also, can you recommend any good books on him and Iraq in general?
He should've allied with Iran against the west tbqh pham
Some of you muslims are alright. Don't go to Bagdad tomorrow.
friendly reminder that no matter how remarkable the mongols were, they were the bane of civilization
the only reason european powers dominate today is due to the fact that they didn't rape and pillage the west
imagine a world where Genghis Khan wasn't born
Has social media in general, over the past 20 years, negatively or positively impacted social skills/emotional intelligence/social interaction in general?
>mfw there are still people who think Confucius was a real person
>mfw there are still people who think Jesus Christ was a real person
>"He certainly existed, as virtually every competent scholar of antiquity, Christian or non-Christian, agrees"
- Bart Ehrman
>"There are those who argue that Jesus is a figment of the Church’s imagination, that there never was a Jesus at all. I have to say that I do not know any respectable critical scholar who says that any more.
- Michael Grant
>"In recent years, 'no serious scholar has ventured to postulate the non historicity of Jesus' or at any rate very few, and they have not succeeded in disposing of the much stronger, indeed very abundant, evidence to the contrary.
- Richard Burridge
Help me /his/, I swear to god early today I read that the Jerusalem Cross was tattood on Crusading knights as a way to say "If I fall in battle, bury me as a Christian"
But now I can't find any source saying that and I think I'm having a stroke. Is it some other symbol that was used for that? Pease help me out
Why did Christianity in general develop such a hatred of homosexuality?
It's not as though we did anything wrong to them.