...speak about Revolutionary Catalonia as an example of "libertarian communism"? It was a brutal dictatorship. How were committees with militias murdering people different from a state?
ITT: OP Battle Strategies
>pic related, phalanx
How can a person who believes they are going to stop existing be psychologically stable?
As far as I can see, people who believe they are going to stop existing don't have the sort of eternal grounding to really care about anything. Everything, to them, should be an infinitely trivial issue.
How can I explain this new wave of materialists who say they aren't bothered by this? Is it just bravado? Lack of thought? Or are their minds different to mine?
>How can a person who believes they are going to stop existing be psychologically stable?
How can a person who believes they are going to continue existing be psychologically stable.
People keep wondering if the mind exists after death, and I don't think it sticks around after lunch.
If you have them.
Did Protestantism sow the seeds of gluttony acceptance?
I know Aquinas was far fatter than any female saint could get away with, but even so he wrote of gluttony as a sin.
I'm not saying we should judge gluttons anymore than any other sinner, but the idea that we must accept gluttony as beautiful seems to go too far. True, beauty, since the decline of Christianity, has become increasingly seen as totally relative and therefore anything can be beautiful if you call it that (what is avant-garde is seen as the main element of aesthetic superiority, and current...
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>I'm not saying we should judge gluttons anymore than any other sinner, but the idea that we must accept gluttony as beautiful seems to go too far.
1) Not everyone sees the world through a Christian lens
2) Seeing fat chicks as cute and "accepting gluttony" are two different things.
3) Nobody is insisting you need to find fat chicks attractive, just like nobody is insisting that chubby chasers need too find anorexic twigbitches attractive, either.
Feminism is really about equality?
Can we have a Central Asia thread? Good /his/ related things you'd recommend? Anyone ever travel there, and how are the people?
Always been interested in the area since reading about people like Genghis Khan and Tamerlane when I was a kid.
Theres a biography of Genghis Khan by Frank McLynn that I recently read. Gotta say, it was pretty good.
The Horse the Wheel and Language by David W Anthony is a good one too.
Can't say I've ever been. Traveling is fuckin expensive.
Hey, /his/. I am considering making a Youtube channel and one of my ideas was outlining some misconceptions when it comes to blacks in America and their history that largely inform their political values. I wanted to clarify some things with you, because I don't want to just spread memes. A big part of the presentation was going to center around the idea that there was a communist strategy around the time of the civil rights movement to aggravate race relations. How grounded in fact is this, and are there any clarifying details that defy this narrative?
Aren't the Boddhisattva vows of Mahayana sort of ridiculous? The vows state that the individual in question who strives to become a Boddhisattva will postpone his own Buddhahood and paranirvana until the sentient beings in all the worlds and realms have been 'liberated'. And yet, I thought that in the Dharmic religions, there was the concept that the universe is eternal and unending: that is, even if one were to liberate all beings in a certain kalpa (which is being generous), the next kalpa and the new universe would again be filled with uncountable sentient beings. That is, the Dharmic religions - in contrast to the Abrahamic religions - time is circular, rather than linear.
So, in effect, Mahayana practitioners are vowing to never reach Buddhahood and to forever remain in Samsara?
How come did Soviet Union fuck up something so simple so badly? They couldn't conquer Finland even in the Continuation war even though they had all the time.
Winter war was basically a big blunder on the soviets part. Their intel on the country was decades old, they insisted on trying to conquer the whole country in 2 weeks and their leadership had been purged so they didnt have a lot of experienced leaders.
Can we talk about this based man?
>keeps eternal anglo out of EU
>fights spiritual successor to Rome
Absolutely disgusting look at his subhuman visage even
Which could have easily stayed french territory for a while.
I'm Viennese and just realized that "Hitler" starts with the word "hit".
Is that played on anywhere in English spheres?
>This man is considered the face of the French Revolution
>He created 2,200 noble titles
That's a decrease from the 140,000, but it's a massive increase from the ZERO titles of 1789. How is this guy even different from a semi-enlightened Ancien Regime noble like Frederick the Great or even Louis XVI? He might even be worse considering he didn't preserve an existing nobility, but went ahead and created an entirely new one.
He gave out titles to his family members who were all bunch of illiterate Corsican peasants
Most of his marshals were of lower class, Murat whom he appointed King of Italy was a son of a farmer and an innkeeper
By this Napoleon literally said huge "fuck you" to European nobility and turned into a fucking joke
Is the Native American genocide a myth?
I recently came across a video on youtube in which a renowned historian explains that the Native American genocide never happened
Is that right?
this. The Trail of Tears was genocide. Residential schools are arguably genocide. Muh 100 million is a made up number that serves no purpose except as fodder for anti-capitalist/American Facebook memes
Does inner peace come from self-discipline, or self-acceptance?