I myself am a meat eater. I do however recognize the need for the human race to shift to a vegetarian based diet if we are to feed everyone in this world the same way we feed ourselves in the 1st world. Add to that, naturally occuring fresh water levels are going to go down from roughly 5% of the worlds water to 3% in the coming century which means we are going to have to make priorities.
So far, the only reason I have for not shifting to a vegetarian diet is a cynical one -
"I do believe the world is fucked no matter what I do, so why not enjoy it while I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>third world lives have value Let's assume, for arguments sake, and since we're not retards, that they do. If you don't agree, state why and how it applies.
>wild game only exists in first world countried How does this apply?
>a country cannot filter fresh water from seawater I did not assume such a thing at all but I know it's a very expensive process. If it were easy and cheap, we... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
How come Slavs expanded over such a huge territory in such a short time span?
Is it likely that proto-Slavic was a language of the military caste of the Avar khaganate?
That would explain this rapid expansion, remarkably low variation between Slavic languages; compared to the Romance or Germanic family; and seamless and quick assimilation of Avars. However, it wouldn't explain East Slavic migration.
Btw, what happened to Iranian tribes in Eastern Europe (Sarmatians, Scythians etc.)?
Napoleonic Wars were the most boring type of warfare by far >uniforms looked like shit >hurr gonna shoot my musket once a minute and hit the guy next to the guy I was aiming at because it's a piece of shit xD >standing in lines
The current romanian narrative is that after the the roman conquest of Dacia (107-275 AD), the local dacians romanized and adopted the latin language, thus the romanian people were born.
The narrative is also about the ethnogenesis, that according to romanian historians, formed exclusively on the north side of the Danube, in Roman Dacia, in order to legitimize Romania's current territories
However, not all of the Dacian kingdom was conquered, but mostly the part that had most gold, the reason why romans wanted to conquer them in the first place
This... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Daco-Romanian narrative is a psychological aid to explain away the sudden landgrab of Romania in the 20. century, primarily directed at Transylvanian and Moldavian Romanians.
This is because the three groups that today live in Romania had little in common historically. Language is important but not an ultimate measure to bring peoples together, look at all the disparate slavic groups infighting. or the small romance populations of the Balkans that Romanians could hardly feel related to. There was simply no historical foundation to build a common national consciousness... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>tfw roman catholic >many years ago in highschool >Atheist friend jokingly tells me that Christians are essentially polytheistic with their believe in the holy trinity and God knows how many saints while Muslims and jews are closer to actual monotheism >tfw one those lazy Catholics that hasn't even read the whole bible >didn't have a counter-argument for him back then >that comment... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>608928 Anon what are you talking about civilians using guerilla warfare can't wreck a well trained and proper military in battle.
Guerilla fighters do a war of attrition against proper militaries, and harass them. The key for a proper military to exterminating them for good is not to give a fuck about how they conduct the war, and kill them all.
Why the fuck does the western world have like at least 85% of all contributions and advancements to civilization, in all fields, from philosophy to aerospacial engineer? I'm not talking about useless things like art or architecture, I'm talking about contributions that actually are useful and make us improve as a species.
I heard the argument that religion really was a valuable mechanism because something something Jung. Further it was claimed that people "just don't get" if they reject religion based upon superficial inconsistencies, or rather; taking it's doctrine literally.
Anyhow, I get that religion provided a shared experience that ultimately unified tribes and so on through rituals, but in this day in age it seems like it's only providing a fast food version of catharsis at best, or empty formalism at worst.
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>>608419 Well you need to actually read Jung. Jung is saying religion is the symbolic expression of the subconscious. The symbols relate to deeply rooted subconscious expressions, whether the conscious mind literally believes the symbols or says 'it's only a metaphor' the spiritual process is still there.
And no you don't get a choice about whether to have it or not. Become an 'atheist' and the subconscious symbol just takes another form. One moment you think you are totaly in control and... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>609067 If everything was influenced by the subconsciousness I would argue we could just substitute religion with movies and nothing of value would be lost. At least it's clear you're dealing with fiction even though it might be an expression of the human experience.
I don't like the idea of defending religion like that because believers, the majority I reckon, takes religion literally. In case of Islam for instance, the results aren't really positive for anymore. Most of the times when people consider... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Was the oil embargo on Japan right from what is happening today? Had we assisted the Japanese Empire what would have happened? Would the war have ended faster if our resources were not drained on the Pacific theater?
Although what the Japanese empire did was not correct in what they did, what was the point of angering a non-communist Empire hellbent on destroying China and taking over the east?
If America hadn't intervened in any way, the Japanese would probably have still been fighing a fruitless war in China. Russia was right out, and they still needed oil and empire, so they would have come into conflict with the British sooner or later, and probably the Americans due to the alliances at the time.
And Germany was given a higher priority, even if a vast amount of resources was given to naval warfare. The US already had a lot of ships though, so it's difficult to estimate what difference... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Germany ran out of steam in the summer of 1941 and from then on was just playing out the game in the hopes of a favorable surrender terms. Considering how far they were from "winning," I don't think it makes any sense to ask whether they could have won.
>>607131 What do you think? Of course it's just a bunch of bullshit. Going for any relegion that's not a mainstream in your area is likely to be bullshit, but fuck even if you picked a real one like say... Jainism I'd give you the benefit of the doubt. Seeing you are neopagan is literally the same as saying you are neonotchristion. It doesn't mean anything.
For example, I come from Ireland and we have no idea how our pre-Christian religion worked or who the Gods were. Our conversion to Christianity was entirely peaceful and the Church didn't do anything bad here until the formation of the modern state. All our fame and significance in the medieval period was thanks to our Christianity.
That doesn't stop overweight townies from dressing in bedsheets, painting their faces blue (which wasn't ever even done here) and destroying ancient standing stones >100%... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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