Was being an U-Boat crewman during WW2 the shittiest experience ever? This shit just scares me like hell, even more than Eastern Front. >spend months in a tin can, reeking of diesel and sweat >nothing to do, just waiting while you pick up a convoy or enemy ship >constant danger of aircraft spotting you and sinking you with little chance to fight back >even if you spot a convoy, there is a chance you get killed by destroyers bombarding you with depth... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've recently found out about the long history the US Democrats have of oppressing minorities
>mfw Jefferson David was a Democrat >mfw Lincoln/Ulysses S. Grant were both Republicans >mfw Franklin Roosevelt was a Democrat >mfw Lyndon B. Johnson was a Democrat >mfw Democrats enslaved blacks with social welfare >mfw Democrats put Japanese-Americans into camps >mfw... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'll start with an easy one: Berlin. A gigantic history museum. A shithole in many areas but it is absolutely essential for a person with an interest in history to go to because history is round every fuckin corner in that city.
>>448731 Yes, Plotinus has one of the best arguments I have read on what the infinite might be, given that it is more abstract and easier defined than most other attempts I have read on it.
His works use less loaded or emotive language when doing so, IMO a problem later introduced by monotheists and Gnostics, attempting to explain either a benevolent or malevolent focal point for created existence (Valentinian Gnostics being the exception).
His views on materialism do need to be handled with care, he could be argued... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>450078 To be honest, there isn't a good military history yet. If you know nothing about the Congo wars right now and want a good introduction, I'd recommend Dancing in the Glory of Monsters. It tells the story of the Congo wars and Rwandan "genocide" through first person accounts almost exclusively. It can be a little bit preachy and off topic, and personally I don't think the author is a very good writer, but nevertheless it's the best introduction to the Congo around at the moment.
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>>448656 Not OP but I think animals should have less rights then humans. obviously they should have someone, torturing animals for fun should be illegal, certain practices in the meat industry should be banned, but giving them rights equal to humans is silly
>>448647 No, the reason humans are where they are today is because we've dominated & controlled every other species on the planet. Humans are worth more than animals because we control them; if we give them rights we admit we are equal to them, which we are not.
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