>White Ashkenazi Jews came from ancient Israel
>Jesus, the Jew, was brown because everyone from the region back then was brown
Pick 1 and only 1, /his/
really liberal anti Israel nyc type jews actually buy into the khazar theory
in fact I had a jewish lit professor start ranting about it once, she went on about how Israel is a white supremacist apartheid state
made me kek
So a week has rolled around since we picked Peter Hopkirk's The Great Game and I hope you are all ready for our discussion on chapters 1-9!
Feel free to post anything related to the reading. Questions, long-form responses and additional resources are all welcome.
Join us next week for our discussion on chapters 10-22 of The Great Game.
I'll start off with a few questions:
My first question is, what on Earth is happening in these regions? The whole place seems incredibly unstable. Was it always like this, or were Eastern powers remarkably weak around this time?
Secondly, there was a really interesting argument in chapter 8 that claimed that Russia's interest in this region was chiefly economic, that they needed to open up trade in Western Asia to sell the goods that they couldn't sell in domestically or in Europe. Was this belief justifiable? It doesn't really seem like there's enough wealth in Western Asia to support the Russian industrial economy.
My last question is, since this was not a really analysis-heavy section of the book, and mostly just anecdotes and stories, who was your favorite figure? What was your favorite story?
I definitely loved the section on Pottinger, and the story of Griboyedev getting torn apart in Teheran was pretty awesome as well.
I didn't read the book, so I'll spitball here
>today, it's mostly AIDS and fail left behind by the Soviet Union
>more generally, pastoral nomads lose to guys with guns
>Central Asia produced a shitload of cotton, the only other place that did that was the American South, and the Civil War cut off exports from there for a while
Which conspiracy theories are the most credible?
Did anyone here actually major in history? If so, what are you doing now?
True capitalism has never been tried
Any criticism of capitalism is met by capitalists with the response that OP posted. Criticism of national socialism is met by national socialists with descriptions of how great Germany was from 1933 to 1945.
Why do many religious people value religion as the most important, while God, in fact, is the most important?
A religion is just a doctrine and the teachings given by a possible prophet of God, and people seem to care about that more than having a personal connection and understanding with God.
Who else is going to give a big fuck you to the universe by not becoming a filthy breeder
Universe don't give a shit. For most of its existence it was without you (without human life, or potentially any life at all in fact) and it will eventually be without you again, and it really doesn't care if you leave a little mini you running around after because it will eventually be without them too.
>from a wealthy plantation owning aristocratic family
>had a networth of 900 Million
>George Bush=20 million
>Dick Cheney=30 Million
>his son is known to yacht around the world to 5 star luxury locations
>hailed as some sort of hero by leftist
Why are communist such retarded hypocritical cucks?
I don't know...they really hate the west with its riches and power and fame i suppose. I am not a west-apologist either but these communists are very one-sided and bigoted in their views and opinions and I can't really understand what causes them to exhibit such irrational behaviour.
OP is a fag. Stop making and remaking this thread.
Also, check em.
Were dinosaurs intelligent?
A lot of them were really big, and reptiles can be pretty smart. I imagine given the extreme biodiversity, warmth, and hyper-oxygenation of the Jurassic period must have had striking returns.
Intelligent enough to have organized social structures, why not intelligent enough to fight wars? Massive dinosaur wars even. They could show it on the history channel.
ever heard of elephant wars? or whale wars? they weren't intelligent enough to make wars but wise enough not to. we're the only species really stupid enough to constantly engage in wars, usually for very mundane reasons.
I'm not an elephant. I do know that over time, we discover that intelligent animals do kill each other for abstract reasons, like future food resources. It was a shock when we discovered that chimps and dolphins do it, it shouldn't be a shock now that we know gorillas also go to war, and now that we know bull elephants are interested in revenge.
Who are your favorite musicians with a nazi fetish?
What was pre-Indo-European culture like, and what were the most dramatic changes caused by the Indo-European migrations?
>"Dude, what if we all worked together?"
>hailed as some political genius
What was so original about his work?
>Only brings up Marx's cummunist "side"
>Doesn't mention his view and dissection on capitalism.
And that's how we know you haven't read any of his work.
>mfw socialism has been a complete failure
Whats the best book on World War 2
If Amerifats worship the free market why do they judge a president by how many jobs they created?
lmao this stupid fuck doesnt even know what the world looks like and you all worship him baka
Adam & Eve are created as lords of wisdom and lords of the world.
Only one rule is placed before them: to avoid their own death.
The serpent, however, claims that their natural, selfish, free existence is incomplete, illegitimate, evil. Rather, the only way to true knowledge of good and evil is by subjugating their desires to his.
For, he claims, if they undergo the asceticism and martyrdom of eating the fruit they know will kill them, they will in fact not die, but receive some as-yet unknowable true blessedness & godliness.
But the serpent has lied. Adam...
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The serpent is the creation of the demiurge. Therefore the demiurge is imperfect, cruel, full of malice, loveless and he revels in the joys of taunting the weak hearts of man.
We must look above. The one, the good. Perfection. We must indulge in the secret knowledge. Gnosis is just over the hill.
"Why have you forsaken me?"
"I am not your God."
Should be Tridentine Rite offered in every parish on the world on a weekly basis?
You have to understand the number of Catholics who would enjoy this are minimal. Most will find it strange and incomprehensible.
Most people dont care about traditions they did not grow up and the Latin mass replaced half a century ago
I can't say for the general population but most of the masses offered in the Extraordinary Form (I've seen myself through personal participation, TV and/or streams), usually fill the church to the roof.
Plus, I'm not talking about replacing Novus Ordo completely, just to give everybody freedom to choose which form suits him best.
hey /his/ i have to do an essay for one of my courses and i chose black lives matter. i chose the subject ironically at the beggining but my teacher took it seriously so now im stuck with this subject.
i was originally going to choose the piracy of adobe programs and the good or bad theyve brought to people all over the world but my teacher told me that piracy is a subject that has been discused time and time again
The course is about ethics and professional legislation
the problem is i need a theoretical framework and i have no idea how to approach the subject of BLM, help me /his/
I don't understand, what exactly are you supposed to write about BLM? History? Conditions that led to it? Are you supposed to give your own position on it? Are you trying to talk about the feasibility of implementing their demands in the legal system?
the final is about an ethical analysis of a communications product.
i have to approach the subject through legal and ethical lenses, and make an essay or monography about that subject.
i have to explain why i chose that particular subject, the object of study, the methodology, results and conclussions of my analysis.
i also have to include the theoretical framework, the description of the subject, the background (zimmerman case, rodney king, oj simpson, etc) and my conclussions
Not the guy you replied to but do you live in a black neighborhood or are you black? Do your have a perspective of a black person?
I ask because what you will read will be extremely different between what you will hear within the community.
What's the history behind Jewish clothing circa the early modern period?
I don't know exactly what you mean but I know Jews often had to identify themselves through a unique style of dress in Christian Europe, so everyone would know who they are so they could ask them to bank on their behalf.
The "Jews are good with money" meme is literally from the fact that the Catholic church wouldn't allow lay Catholics to practice usury or interest-based banking. So they had to get Jews to keep them financially afloat on their behalf.
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The Nazi Holocaust may have claimed up to 20 million lives, a figure far greater than previous estimates
will historians in 300 years see the US and say "yeah it became 3rd world because white people became the minority"?
Should women be obligated to give sex away more easily, to ease societal tensions and avert wars, ala Bonobos?
Yes. Society would me much better if people got laid more.
The biggest thing that gets my nerves is the fact that all of Europe thinks Moldova exists solely because the USSR collapsed. And that we're nothing but romanians in denial, and that allegedly it was the soviets who brainwashed us into thinking ourselves as moldovans.
Sometimes i just wonder what the boundaries of the word "Stupid" can reach
How much is the modern American political divide derived from the matter of slavery?
Basically the same partisan divide, except the parties have now switched ideologies.
If slavery were still around, republicans/conservatives would be strongly supporting it under the guise of "the individual states should decide for themselves".
How come they couldn't keep it together?
also /his/'s thoughts on Yugoslavia
Political power struggles between the republics, spilled over into politicians stoking nationalism for their own game, which coupled with massive economic slowdown and India tier red tape lead to a messy and bloody breakup in which only the Slovenes had a completely clear strategy (Croats also had a cohesive strategy, but they tended to play around with it).
Tito never took measures of appointing an heir, there was a minor economic crisis in the 1983 which was largely mitigated in the late 80's and finally stopped at the very beginning of the 90's, Markovic's economic reforms were lauded far and wide, even by foreigners, but Jovic, in his drunken foolishness and Serbian ignorance, initiated a credit program that basically sunk their banks and caused an even more catastrophic inflation, that gave an incentive to all the events that've led to her violent breakup.
>be one of the first female tank commanders
>pretty, smart and even good at fighting
>roll through eastern Europe
>victory is close
>run over by a friendly tank, driver mosts likely drunk
>life ain't pretty
>yfw Stacys are going to die in the same quantity as Chad in the next global war, while you stay at home cashing autism cheques and doing nothing, maybe working in a munitions factory or joining a token home guard division if shit really hits the fan
feels good man
I need more of these to glorify the true faith.
Bonus points if it makes fun of that cuck Luther.