USS Indianapolis...sunk by a Japanese torpedo. 900 men went into the water...317 were rescued. The rest were eaten by sharks.
Why do we give so many of our ships such boring names? Naming them after presidents and pioneer folk heroes is pretty cool, but cities and states? Boring as fuck. And I'm still waiting on the USS Paul Bunyan and USS Jackalope.
Its the reverse for me.
I think states and cities are a way better naming scheme than political figures. That type of shit is how we ended up with the USS Gabriel Giffords.
Getting started in history-->what should I read or what themes should I dig.
What would the world be like if everyone was a reasonable person like you?
Is the US an inverted totalitarian state?
In Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco, inverted totalitarianism is described as a system where corporations have corrupted and subverted democracy and where economics trumps politics.
This is in contrast with a true totalitarian state like nazi Germany or the USSR, where the state has coopted the various industries and the economy of the state exists to serve state policies.
Totalitarian is a meme anyway as all states are total save when their power is checked by another state. The US just happens to be ruled by a less centralized bureaucracy than other nations like the USSR. The only possible check on a total bureaucracy is democratic mechanisms, which the US obviously doesn't have much of.
The label totalitarian typically refers to state power generally, no idea what the reasoning behind the emphasis on economic regulation is.
Still a meme though as there's also a lot inbetween Nazi Germany and New Zealand and there's no definite point between them where an economy can be objectively labeled totalitarian. The term can only serve to mean "anything I don't like."
Find a flaw
Would his "perpetual revolution" involve using the USSR to takr over the world or couping and shit stirring in an extremely Jewish way? Would he remain a homosex degenerate like Lenin or denounce it as bourgeoise individualism? Would the workers actually engage in government as they were supposed to or would they still be represented by party officials?
Who was the most powerful woman in history? Pic unrelated.
"If you believe that you came from a monkey, doesn't that give you permission to act like one too?"
Ok /his/ let's settle this once and for all. Who were the Kangz?
Why did people refer to the Germans as "The Hun" in WW1?
Is there literally anything edgier than Italian Futurism?
do you guys like him?
Out of the Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons, and the Jehova Witnesses, Which branch makes the most sense and is the least cultish?
Mormons actually make a lot of sense, relative to other Christian sects (inb4 the obvious) it's very consistent more in tune with modern ideas about cosmology and philosophy. Not to mention there's about as much evidence for the exodus or whatever as there is for Native American Israelites.
The organization of it is cult as fuck though.
I think i get Calvinists, they believe god is completely sovereign and decides everything including who gets to go to heaven and who goes to hell. i think i get Catholics and Orthodox who believe that god is all powerful but salvation doesn't mean anything if you didn't freely choose it so he decided to let us choose to be saved or not however he wants all of us to choose being saved. i don't get Lutherans they believe god is completely sovereign, wants us all to be saved but we are not all saved?
How true is the "everything is a mental illness" meme of psychiatry?
We can virtually all agree that schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric disorder, even in times when there was little to no understanding of mental illness, we would still figure that schizophrenia isn't supposed to be. But how is being a sociopath an illness more than it is a trait? Sociopathy certainly has benefits in certain circumstances, being a sociopath could be beneficial during wartime, or if you're a surgeon. It's not hard to conceive how certain selective pressures...
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The reasoning goes that in order to be a psychopath, there needs to be some sort of disorder or damage with your capacity to 'feel empathy' which is actually a pretty important thing for functioning in society.
Okay /his/, how would this calendar match up to our current one if the new years day was on Halloween?
I'm reading a book right now that states that this was on a calendar in Bronze Age Sweden, so I tried matching it up with our current and I keep getting an extra day. I'll post my attempt in the next post.
New Years Day= Halloween
1st month = November 1-28
2nd month = November 29-30, December 1-26
3rd month = December 27-31, January 1-23
4th month = January 24-31, february 1-20
5th month = February 21-28, March 1-20
6th month = March 21-31, April 1-17
7th month = April 18-30, May 1-15
8th month = May 16-31, June 1-12
9th month = June 13-30, July 1-11
10th month = July 12-31, August 1-8
11th month = August 8-31, September 1-4
12th month = September 5-30, October 1-2
13th month = October 3-30
Hey, it's /fit/
Did any ancient Greeks actually look like pic related or the Farnesse Hercules statue? Judging by the sticky photo, ancient Greece was /fit/
Most people would agree it isn't ethical to torture a rabbit.
What if I create a perfect simulation of a rabbit, down to the quantom level, and torture it within the simulation. Why would that be any less ethical?
I want to watch something /his/
What are some /his/ approved Movies, documentaries or tv shows?
What was life like in the Aztec city, Tenochtitlan /his/?
How did this happen /his/?
Because not all animals are the same, so you need different terms to describe multiples of them?
With a big pinch of poetic licence because "murder" sounds more dramatic than "bunch of"
How accurately does this propaganda film depict life in Nazi Germany?
Why is he so perfect?
Could one have prevented Protestantism?
>tfw too intelligent to like Aristotle
>Irish person studying Celtic Civilisation
>chariots in literally every single one of our myths
>not a single chariot has ever been found in Ireland, and only like one ever in Bong
What the fuck
I don't get how that could even happen. Even if they were all medieval additions to the stories, why the fuck did they think they used them? Or how did they even know what they were?
Everyone wants to be like Big Poppa Roma.
When you see your Celt army slaughtered by a calvary charge, you realize that chariot equals power.
If you live on a far-flung rock and haven't invented the wheel, you just pretend all your great kings and warriors had golden rides.
Are men inherently evil or does society have to fuck them up first?
These four guys come up to you.
Good night, sweet prince
>be edgy alt-right faggot
>unironically like Byzantium better than the Ottomans because muh Rome
>post on /pol/ about how much better the world would be if Southeast Europe didn't get its collective ass kicked by an objectively cooler military than anything contemporarily existent in Christendom
>Somehow think it's a great victory for western civilization when the Russians, French, British, Italians, and Greeks collectively pounce...
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>Russians, French, British, Italians, and Greeks collectively pounce on the decaying body of a once great empire and still manage not to take back Kostantiniyye
That's wrong though. Russia and Greece tried it but were both held back because the eternal Anglo and Baugette came to the Ottoman's aid
IIRC the Byzantines used to be blamed for the Balkans being backwards
Nowdays its the Ottomans who are blamed
>tfw the Stupid Slavshit and Magyar Locals will never be blamed for their dinduism