Johann Georg Elser (4 January 1903 – 9 April 1945) was a German worker who planned and carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi leaders on 8 November 1939 at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. A time bomb that Elser constructed and placed near the speaking platform failed to kill Hitler but killed eight people and injured over sixty-two others. This what happened in reality, but what if the bomb managed to kill Hitler on the 8 of november. What happens next?
I remember this was included in the History Channel documentary about all the attempts on Hitler's life. It was released right before/after Valkyrie. By shear luck, Hitler made it out of there just before it went off. I mean just before it went off.
What happens next? Well, remember, Hitler didn't designate a successor until 1941 (Goering). So you would have had von Papen (Vice-Chancellor), von Ribbentrop, Frick, Keitel, Goering, and Himmler probably all trying to take over.
Who wins? I'd... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why is it that almost no philosophers or philosophy teachers end up in the right wing? It seems like all the modern ones are communists. Is there some secret in philosophy that refutes everything right-wing?
Has anyone here even read Herodotus? It can't be believed. Any of it.
1. Book 3.102 >Here, in this desert, there live amid the sand great ants, in size somewhat less than dogs, but bigger than foxes. The Persian king has a number of them, which have been caught by the hunters in the land whereof we are speaking. Those ants make their dwellings under ground, and like the Greek ants, which they very much resemble in shape, throw up sand heaps as they burrow. Now the sand which they throw up is full of gold. The Indians, when they go into the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>430456 >Is it apropos that the "Father of History" seemed to just reiterate stupid stories he heard from a guy who knew a guy who knew a guy that knew the wife's cousin of some other guy who says that this thing happened?
There's nothing inherently WRONG with the concept. It serves as a proper benchmark for one's progress in any direction.
What most people have trouble with is judging said morality through their modern perspective, and then leaving the exercise at that. All too often you find historical 'reviews' and 'summaries' which carry slanted views on events in the past, often condemning them or in rarer cases endorsing them. All of which is done through the modern lens, tempered more or less by the writer's personal preferences. As time passes,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm looking at South Carolina crimes and offenses, and chapter 3 (Offenses Against The Person) has 82 (EIGHTY-TWO) pages in a fucking Word document, font size 11. 45,000 thousand fucking words. One chapter.
In comparison, from where I come from, entire Criminal Code has 155 pages.
>>430096 I didn't even mention shit like precedents (tens of thousands of precedents). ONE CHAPTER OF YOUR CRIMINAL CODE OF ONE FEDERAL ENTITY HAS 45000 WORDS Did American jurists ever hear about concept of legal brevity?
> “The displacement of class politics by identity politics has been very confusing to older Marxists, who for many years clung to the old industrial working class as their preferred category of the underprivileged. They tried to explain this shift in terms of what Ernest Gellner labeled the “Wrong Address Theory”: “Just as extreme Shi’ite Muslims hold that Archangel Gabriel made a mistake, delivering the Message to Mohamed when it was intended for Ali, so Marxists basically like to think that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>430031 >Just as extreme Shi’ite Muslims hold that Archangel Gabriel made a mistake, delivering the Message to Mohamed when it was intended for Ali Can angels even fuck up in Islam? I thought they had no free will.
I'm reading this right now. It's interesting and a little less high horsey than End of History although Fukuyama still on occasion reads like he takes writing tips from some of the more pretentious undergrads he has taught.
>>430010 Purple is the Royal Color in Ancient Greco-Roman and classical world. Due to the fuck-expense of acquiring a specific type of purple: Tyrian Purple. Purple became associated with Nobility/Royalty in Yurop.
In China and large bits of East Asia, Yellow is the Royal Color. This is due to Ancient China and is based on two things 1) Color of Gold 2) The Yellow muddy color of the Huanghe river: the valleys that run through it being the homeland of the Chinese race, in which their legendary first Emperors -most... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Inca Gold =solar significance, called "sweat of the sun" Silver = lunar significance, called "tears of the moon"
Aztecs Jade = represents fertile earth Turquoise = represents water/sky The emperors' speech in illustrations would be shown as a blue scroll emanating from the mouth, symbolizing his divine authority.
I read an article about ultramarine blue. During Renaissance it was considered the color of the vest of Mary, related to humility and holiness. The pigment was made by grinding lapis lazuli extracted from caves in Afghanistan and browght to Europe by Italian merchants. It was extremely expensive and it was a true object of desire for every artist. Michelangelo didn't use any ultramarine on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel since he was the one paying his matherials, but... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I know that the Incan Empire was united about 150 years before the conquest, but I don't know what happened before that or where they came from. Did enough historical records survive the conquest or is it all based on archaeology and interpretations of folklore?
From what I know, the Incan Empire basically invented the equivalent of the modern highway system. There were thousands of miles of roads allowing easier travel through the mountainous terrain. In addition, the coca plant played an interesting role. Due to a lack of horses, all messages had to be relayed by foot. To expedite the process and keep the runner alice, he or she would nibble on a coca leaf to stay awake and keep hunger at bay. On the same note, waystations were set up along the highways to give the runner a quick meal and rest if absolutely necessary.
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IIRC Peru has been inhabited since 10,000 or 9000 BC. Norte Chico was a pre-Columbian Peruvian civilization, considered to be the oldest civilization in America, dating to 3000 BC. Very strange compared to ancient Europe and Asia. They had no ceramics and one instance of visual art that I recall, some scratch on a gourd, although they did have musical instruments. Norte Chico may have started based on maritime food sources like fishing rather than crops like most civilizations. Agriculture for textiles and weaving for fishing nets likely developed before food crops. The economy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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