I'm Chinese and I'm out of hecks to give. Japs were barbaric retards back then, but they sure aren't now. No use in harping on them when they're basically a pacified bitch vassal of the United States of America.
Although the perception of the war in Japan really boils down to comfort women and Hiroshima/Nagasaki. They really have no idea of what went down in China, SE Asia, or the Pacific. To them, they were freeing Asia from the evil white imperialist.
In the late 19th European explorers who had previously looked around the coasts of the continent began to push into Darkest Africa. They expected to find valleys and mountains, exotic plants and animals, and they did. But in the jungles and Savannahs they also something they did not expect, ruins likes these. Great stone structures such as Great Zimbabwe much like the castles they had back home in Europe. They wondered who could have build them? Some lost host of Alexander the Great's army or Crusaders? The Diamond Mines of King Solomen? Could they be outposts of Atlantis,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
A while back, there was a thread on who people considered the greatest philosopher -- a good chunk of people leaned towards Diogenes. Me, being the scrub I am, had never heard of him before but reading the thread and reading up on his antics I have to say I'm rather fond of him.
However, no texts of his seem to exist and the majority of his leanings are based on conjecture due to what other people have written on him. While reading on his feud with Plato is interesting, and I admire his sarcasm towards Alexander the Kind-of-Alright, is there any actual reason behind... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I just admire his candor. Dude had balls. I also admire his dedication to the ascetic lifestyle. It's hard to not admire someone who was so passionate about his life's work. I think the problem with modern philosophers like Nietzsche is that they totally failed to live up to their ideal.
>>331822 >I think the problem with modern philosophers like Nietzsche is that they totally failed to live up to their ideal. And thank God philosophical ideals are never lived up to in society. It would have been utter garbage.
So /his/, just how bullshit was this movie? Aside from the slightly supernatural nonsense, I'm aware that it's based on a real dude and a real battle between real armies.
But in terms of numbers and actual known facts, were the Spartans as based as this movie implies? Were the Persians really that shitty?
My friend likes to think he's an expert and says that Spartans could get their shit pushed in during any open battle with most other Greek states but I dunno. What do you guys think of le ebin Spartans?
It's loosely based on Greek accounts of an actual battle. According to Herodotus it was 300 Spartans against 3 million Persians. That's considered to be an extreme exaggeration though, it was most likely about 10 000 on the Greek side (from various cities) and about 100 000 on the Persian side. And the Greeks got totally wrecked, though they probably did kill a lot of Persians in the process.
Hey /his/, how do you feel about the current social climate in the USA? Why is it that we live in an era where people are judged my modern standards even if it isn't a good standard to judge them by? >For example - The petitions to remove Woodrow Wilson from the college campus because he was a bigot. >2) - The banning of the "Confederate (battle) Flag". >3) - The constant argument that if you don't agree with the current president it's because he's black. How did we reach this point? Is there a point in having a "freedom of expression" because it seems if you do so in about 20 years we'll erase you from the books because you were a bit eccentric. Is there a way to fix it? When do you think it started? Will it ever be acceptable to have an opinion that's not mainstream again?
>>331524 I was kind of hoping for a more conversational answer. Why do you blame liberals? Do you not think conservatives had anything to do with it? I'm not too well versed on the large political scale of things, which may be why I don't understand this so well, but it seems to be if we had more of both sides willing to reach bi-partisan compromises (I was taught our system encouraged compromise). It doesn't seem that way. It really does seem like politics in the USA have moved to "Democrat, Republican,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>331550 I'm not really giving a very academic response here. >Why do you blame liberals? Do you not think conservatives had anything to do with it? Modern "progressives" are the movement within liberalism that operates entirely on the "Appeal to Novelty" fallacy. They believe that new ideas (specifically, their ideas) are better than "oppressive" old ideas. They try to apply modern values to people who existed in a time when these values did not exist, because... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
For the same reason we don't have ridable zebras It takes a minimum of intelligence to domesticate an animal specie, and the human who remained in Africa after the "out of Africa" part (also known as "blacks") stopped evolving and are thus still at the early stage of human evolution (not capable of domestication)
Great-grandfather fought in eastern ukraine. Hated both the Russian and the German but was forced as he was "saved" by the soviets. Killed 4 people without mercy and was honorable discharged when shrapnel fucked his arm up. Him and a couple buddies made their way to the Allied side from a polish soviet hospital and made their way to britain then canada.
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