>A meme (/ˈmiːm/ MEEM) is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.
If you treat religion as a meme, then how comes that the abrahamic memes are so successful? What makes them so special that they make it over thousands of years.
>Adversarial to other religions
>Advocates its spreads
Hell, you should not be treating all religion as a meme but abradhamic faiths as memes (although Gnosticism is rather memetic too but more syncretic in nature than adversarial)
I'm just trying to use meme theory on religion as religion fits the definition of a meme. And then the question remains what qualities makes some religions memes more prevalent than others.
Anyone see time commanders last night on BBC4? Thoughts?
Felt bad for the muscle bros losing after a promising start. The nerdy toffs were too smug for my liking.
Always good seeing carthage get rekt though
As a big Total war player and modder i felt it was a bit disappointing.
They used unmodded Rome 2 on small unit sizes, so even the Zama battle was basically just a skirmish, the vanilla gameplay is also far too fast and arcade like which doesn't suit the purpose of the show, you saw how in an instant the slingers killed almost all the cavalry units.
They need to do much bigger scale battles with slowed down combat speed to properly allow for tactical battles to ensue.
The editing was bad too, lots of spliced scenes from trailers and they also talked...
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In other words, did France's population turn Germanic? Or was only the ruling class Germanic at this point? Same question for Iberia and Italy.
In France only in septimania the rest was lost to fast, Italy also only Very little long time impact on the longtime population(structual problems) but in Spain/Portugal they left a pretty big impact
You are now in charge of the History Channel. What do you add, take away, or keep the same? Keep in mind, you also need to turn a profit.
Reality shows get the axe and we make more docudramas. Shit like the Tudors but less sex and more informative. Take a cue from some popular youtubers too with more entry level historical series like extra credits that aren't very in depth but make the viewer feel smart.
Yes. Is there a reality in your mind where a history based network can exist or is it just more rednecks with cameras pointed at them?
How about "Heil Honey I'm Home!" ? Sitcoms are cheap and entertaining, we'll just make those and ignore that silly history crap no one likes anyway.
What did Hungary during ww2
I understand they were allied with Germany but what did they actually do
Give troops to the eastern front, try really hard to make their own equipment but be 99% equipped with German stuff anyway, pretend their government weren't German puppets, export Jews to Germany, get raped by commies like all of Germany's allies.
That's pretty much it.
An entire army was devastated in Operation Little Saturn and Budapest was fucked up completely over the course of 50 days which according to Antony Bevor was compounded by the Soviet soldiers who "Showed no pity to the Hungarian women when Malinovsky gave them a free run of the capital in celebration of their victory."
For all of this they retained their 1920 borders.
Why did the US government get so ass-blasted that they burnt children to death?
Branch Davidians din du nuffin'
Also cult general thread.
basically, also this was in the 90's when the clintons put the AWB into place, jacking up paranoia amongst the prepper apocalypse militia types, wayne la pierre did his infamous "jackbooted thugs" memo, and the ruby ridge standoff had just happened.
they were just very trigger happy and wanted a big showoff to show that they could handle things.
>he doesn't think that the late 1700s-early 1800s were the best period in history
>why yes, i consider myself a historian; napoleon, ww2, the meji restoration, the list goes on...
>teleports behind you
>"heh, the atomic bombings of japan were justified kid, i saw it on history channel"
>"heh, so you want to get into history? just start with the greeks kid"
Why didnt the japs put cannons on their ships?
>As virtually all Japanese ships in the first phase of the war lacked cannon artillery, Korean ships outranged and bombarded Japanese ships with impunity outside the range of the Japanese muskets, arrows, and catapults. When the Japanese attempted to outfit cannon to their ships, their lightweight ship design prohibited using more than a few per vessel, and vessels usually lacked the firepower or range of their Korean counterparts. In order to bolster their fleet, the Japanese considered employing two Portuguese galleons in the invasion.
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They were designed for setting enemy vessels on fire and boarding them.
Korean turtle ships were designed to completely counter these sorts of ships, which is why Japan got rekt hard.
Is there a more overrated military regiment in history?
Daily reminder that "& Humanities" ruined this board forever.
"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's."
But from the Christian worldview, doesn't everything belong to God, including what nominally belongs to Caesar? Isn't the whole universe God's property, with no human, even Caesar, having a lasting claim on it? Isn't this a trick answer?
He's saying pay your taxes you fucking cheap Jews the Romans are going to use it to spread civilization and soon Christianity to the world.
He's also saying God does't give a shit about dust and materialism.
Why are Jews so vastly-overrepresented in the humanities?
Tradition of literary interpretation dating back thousands of years.
They're not only the storyteller race, storytelling and literary analysis (deciphering scripture) has been the single most critical/defining aspect of their culture.
Jews are not alone in that respect. Moreover, non-Ashkenazi Jews are nowhere near Ashkenazis in terms of representativity.
Is there a couple in history that could rival the love and devotion of Antonius Pius and Faustina?
why did 20th century Muslim nationalism in the Indian subcontinent fail to gain traction anywhere in the Muslim world besides India?
Nationalism in the Middle East was ethnically based at the time, I think due to the influence of European ethno-nationalism, and the fact religious identity was a broader denominator than ethnic identity in India
Only place it had a profound religious bend was Saudi Arabia
>A real aryan man must me tall (Goebbels), athletic (Göring) and blond (Hitler)
All true Aryans must have a wife's son.
What was the most devastating event to Muslim civilization?
Was it the:
* Sack of Baghdad 1258
* Timur's conquests (emphasis on civilisation)
* Discovery of the Americas
* Siege of Vienna
* Sykes-Picot Agreement
What exactly did he do as president aside from muh freeways?
WTF is cultural marxism? I can't get any consistanty in answers
Buzz word used to attack anyone who triggers alt rights. The term alludes to a conspiracy theory in which sinister lefties have infiltrated media, academia, and science and are engaged in a decades- or centuries-long plot to undermine western culture.
A change in the way (usually) western culture is conducted, considered progressive by some, regressive by others. The casual acceptance of things that weren't even considered natural or normal before that. Basically an 'attack' on traditionalism.
Is he reliable?
I'm interested in learning more about World War 2 because it's always interested me. Anywhere I can find more background on it?
Military History Visualized
/his/ is there any validity to the notion that there were advanced civilizations prior to the ice age??
We have been anatomically human for 200000 years
What are the odds we are just rebuilding what we once had?
>prior to the ice age
>in earth's distant past
there is no way of knowing for sure, though geological survey suggests such a hypothetical civilization would not have reached industrial levels of exploitation of earth's mineral reserves
Hey boyim, I need help figuring out a senior quote. I want it to be something in Latin and was hoping you guys could help me figure it out.
Benjamin Franklin lived to be 84, George Washington, 67, John Adams, 90, Thomas Jefferson, 83, James Madison, 85, John Jay, 83
Continailures literally cannot refute this (due to their poor grasp of logic)
What do you think of neo-Pagans, /his/?
How many Protestant denominations are there, /his/?
Who was the skeet of history?
All I know is that there's some sort of meme around him and how he's a responsible owner of a hotdog stand or something and there's some other guy who refuse to follow directions, so pick a random general whose soldiers refused to follow orders.
No, if i remember correctly he was the manager at Jimmy Neutron's fast food job. Jimmy modernizes the whole place and makes it ridiculously efficient and Skeet tells him he isn't doing his job because he's not cleaning up puke and flipping burgers his way but he also takes credit for the positive effects of Jimmy's efforts. This seems like it should be easy to find an analogue but it's just not comping to me OP
Skeet was right though. Jimmy's stunt with the buttons might have been quicker, but it wouldn't catalogue the purchases, vital date for improving a business.
And by the end he puts the entire resturaunt into the sun, even making a mistake as he calls it 'the hottest thing in the universe'.
I can't stress how much I hate Dugin. Literally a contrarian faggot who is so butthurt over the west he'd support niggers and Arabs destroying it, and promote an "Eurasian" identity and breeding with Mongols even though he's clearly white himself. Literal cuckold.
Erwin Rommel thread
Came across this podcast the other day. It's Steven Zaloga talking about his research for his 'Devil's Garden' book and the Rommel beach defenses at Omaha. Pretty interesting stuff, nearly two hours.