What went wrong?
So my dear couch philosophers,
What is freedom to you?
Worth diying for?
What about political and social freedom?
In a few months I'll enlist in the military and I thought I should ask 4chan's most intellectual board for their views.
Is Varg right about Christianity? Is paganism the true European religion?
No, he is wrong and his accounts on history are superficial as fuck. For example there was almost no torture in the middle ages. It is clearly a device of the Early Modern times. His game is shit too (or so my brother told me).
Also Fallen was his last good album
Who /Roman Catholic/ here?
Do you feel that this experience brings you closer, culturally, to Rome and the Ancient World?
Are you still in touch with the faith?
Let us discuss.
How bad is North Korea, really? What factual accounts do we have of life there? To what extent is the information we know just capitalist propaganda?
My biggest question is to how does their deprivation of common goods (wide variety of cars, Internet, western film/music/video games, malls, retail, etc) affect their sense of happiness? In other words, because of this "forced purity/rurality", are they truly happy, do they delude themselves into thinking they're happy, or are they not happy at all? Are they aware of the "benefits" of the west? Does...
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Yeah, it looks like a fucking video game. Super clean, not many entities (mechanical or human) around, everything seems coordinated, the trees are all at the same distance... but then again it's approved footage by their government. What are we not seeing, and how much of what he hear from dissidents is real?
Was prohibition actually a failure? Wikipedia claims that based on liver cancer rates, alcohol usage nearly halved.
It seems that this failure myth was invented by the alcohol industry.
Was he real person?
No. A bunch of people on strange mushrooms invented him.
Is this a Christ allegory?
>he thinks the recorded Norse sagas are pre-Christian
Pro-tip: Most of them were written by Christians
/his/torical filename thread
Daily reminder that naive realism is a metaphysical belief.
That's more of a logical positivist thing to say than anything that has anything to do with naive realism.
Empirical idealism is arguing for naive realism in a sense I suspect whatever strawman you're attacking wouldn't agree with.
Who's the most famous figure from your country?
As a shitposter, it pains me to say it but probably someone like Paul Hogan or Hugh Jackman. Our military leaders, politicians, etc. are really only well known by us (and maybe the kiwis), so really we don't have any "grand historical figures" that are recognisable everywhere.
Has the drug war historically been used as way for the ruling class to oppress people of color? Did a Southern conservative coalition influence Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton to impose more draconian drug laws? Were politicians just ignorant of the negative economic and social effects of prohibition such as incentivizing crime? Or is /pol/ right and people of color are just more predisposed to crime on a genetic level? Are white people who get caught up in the War on Drugs just casualties?
He meant well but Republicans turned it into something evil like they always do.
Clinton ended the crack epidemic that Re*gan started in order to "Cull" the fact that African Americans were getting ahead.
yes. gotta prevent a malthusian dilemma
no. draconian drug laws exist to keep blacks off the streets, south america unstable and firearm sales high
no. the intention was never to reduce drug use
no. there are no meaningful differences in intelligence between the west and the rest, but because of historical circumstances its proved easier to control problem populations than uplift them out of poverty. thanks, lbj!
TNJC is recuperative claptrap by the way
How are they not a superpower? You would think with their population and etc. they would be. What went wrong in their history?
India is hamstrung by quite a few things not the least of which is cucking themselves to global capitalism and tieing themselves with a shifty old social structure that makes the economic activity retarded
Who was the most insane ruler in history?
How do I support the truth of this proposition in an argument with a theist?