I'm a fucking idiot, /pol/.
I'm a 19 year old American idiot who doesn't know shit about shit.
When I lurk on this board, you guys are constantly having extensive arguments about history and current events. What I'd like to know is how. Where do you get all your information from? How do you keep up with all the modern issues in politics, economics, science, etc.?
I'd just like to be more conscious and informed.
Dont you know anon? We never reveal our sources.
Half the stuff you see posted here is someone pulling it out of their asshole.
Most of the other half is by someone who heard it from someone who heard it from someone else who pulled it out of their asshole.
The remainder comes from google news.
I cannot speak for others but I have a BA in Political Science and a JD. It helps to read the news every morning and read various books. Well, "read" can be rather broad since I listen to audio books while working out, riding my bike or driving.
Wrong, don't listen to this Jew op.
Go by what makes sense to you. If you're unsure about something that posted here do your own research and cross reference all of the sources you can find
If you want to learn economics, just read some undergraduate economics textbooks. Here's the textbooks I used:
Macroeconomics by Greg Mankiw
Intermediate Microeconomics by Hal Varian
Pick a very specific era/event that interests you and learn about it. Expand from there. Patterns will emerge and threads will combine.
I would also recommend the following YouTube videos:
That will introduce you to some of the concepts that /pol/ talks about. I wouldn't look at esoteric stuff until you are comfortable with the more practical stuff.
Don't believe everything you are told. Good luck.
Reuters, BBC, RT, Al Jazeera.
They are all biased, and if you know what their bias is it's pretty easy to pick out the facts behind the bullshit. Just don't be an idiot, eg don't believe everything you hear about the situation in Crimea in a story by a place fucking called Russia Today.
Books, Wikipedia, and talking to strangers on /pol/ and other boards/forums. Also watch news, but those are more often than not trying hard to be politically correct, so you have to filter the bullshit. About science, I'm studying physics and chemistry, so those (along with earth science and astronomy) are my area of expertise when talking on /pol/.
step one:find an interest
step two:research it (watching youtube documentaries are simple and easy)
I'm 18 and for the past two years i've been watching a documentary a night on any historical period that i am interested in. I find it incredibly entertaining and interesting, and i don't feel like i have had a good day unless i learn some cool stuff about ww2 or europe during the plague etc. From age 14-17 i was big into economic and political issues, so i did a lot of research of economics and politics and started posting on forums.
I thought everyone did something like i do, i cannot believe you are 19 and haven't fed your curiosity yet.
The truth is out there everywhere. TV is thought control, social media is for corporations and government to study you, jews own all mass media and run all banks. Do a quick search and you will see who runs everything. Hitler was hated because he kicked out jew banks. Putin is trying to arrest the Rothschild's (jew bankers) so the media is making him out to be a bad guy. Air Malaysia is being corporately sabotaged because Islamic backers bought a whole new fleet of aircraft and tools and jew owned american companies need to purchase new planes to replace their deteriorating fleet. They do not want to buy direct from Boeing but they want Air Malaysia to be liquidated and then they buy the new planes for pennies on the dollar so they have hired mercs to do their dirty work.
Out of those four I'm only familiar with Al Jazeera (my parents watch that) and BBC.
Al Jazeera is a liberal news source, correct? What are the biases of the other three?
Don't rely solely on schooling for your knowledge gain. Study, and study extensively. Read, and make sure your info. comes from credible sources.
Some of those videos are ok. Though the kid really needs to find his own to start becoming a /pol/lack.
>hatred of femenists/femenism
>hatred of non whites (jews especially)
>either a fedora tipper or a fedora basher
>hatred of islam
Those are a few basic principles that make up /pol/s ideology. A good rule of thumb is to always be edgy and politically incorrect e.g. media and public are liberal=you are firmly conservative.
>Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
Abandon ship while you still can, my young friend.
I'm a graduate of the Ivy League, a combat veteran, and held some interesting positions in both the public and private sectors.
For me, the so-called red pill was worth the price of admission, but I would not wish it on my worst enemies.
Jews and assorted liberal assholes constantly smear Stormfront with assertions of anti-intellectualism, but it's simply a ruse to keep you in the dark. They host the writings of Revilo P. Oliver, a brilliant man and a doctorate of Classical Studies, that do wonders for explaining and tying together historical events that are often discussed on /pol/. Here are a few links to archives of his writings:
>What books would you recommend for starters?
Politics affects everyone in everyday life so it's a broad field. I read Politics for Dummies (don't let the title bother you) a few years back to see how well it was written and it is a pretty concise and accurate (and often entertaining) book for learning about the federal government. Perhaps the most memorable book I read during undergrad is Eric Redman's "Dance of Legislation" which chronicles a young man as a staffer in the Senate trying to get a single bill passed and following its course through the law making process.
If you're interested a bit more about political history in the US (assuming you are American) then the Federalist Papers gives a lot of information about the concepts and intents behind the US Constitution or Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America.
Or if you want to have a more conceptual and broad grasp of politics in general then Aristotle's Politics or David Easton's The Political System may be more useful.
Oh, i forgot to add that to weed through the shit documentaries go for ones with at least 10:1 like:dislike ratio. This will be perfectly fine for history docs, though obviously politically incorrect redpill videos will really enrage the average youtube user, thus it might have an asstonne of dislikes.
in the past i would tell you to go to college, but in all earnest most of the people in college nowadays are unworthy of it and the professors are basicly brainwashing cultists.
this place doesnt exactly have the best debaters, but one in a while im plesatnly surprised.
anyhow here is where i would tell you to start.
their is a man named isocrates, you can find all his surviving work in three volumes at the loeb classical library, buy all of them and study them throughly and you will be in a better position in life than 90% of the people you will ever meet.
after that go learn what fractional reserve banking is, how our entire society is a self inflicted delusion and nothing people place such a high importance on even exists.
if i were to tell you what to do after this it would only lead you to suffering, but it should be obvious once you realize how much of your world is a lie.
good luck destroying your own pretenses.
Are you serious? 95% of the "history" posted here is copy pasted from unsourced Jewish conspiracy blogs and forums on the internet.
Notice how "mainstream" history is always wrong and conveniently the REAL STORY is something that vilifies Jews... every single time.
Yes, but recognize bias when you see it and think around it. I think you'll be able to easily identify reliable sources with experience.
None of this comes overnight; it'll take years to be what you want to be. Have inexhaustible patience, and you will reach your goal.
Don't believe CNN. Don't believe the wall street journal. Don't believe BBC or Al Jazeera or RIA Novosti. Don't believe your uncle. Don't believe your dog. Don't believe your friends. Don't believe that guy in the sandwich board on the street corner. Don't believe Ron Paul. Don't believe believe newspapers or movies or magazines or books. Especially don't believe textbooks. Don't believe stormfront. Don't believe /pol/. Don't believe Vice News.
You can rely only on yourself. No one will tell you what the truth is or where to find it, because everybody has a bias. After a while you can learn to identify these biases and filter them out of 'information' relayed to you by others.
That is all.
Depends on the subject but the classics have to be at least seen through. Stuff like "The Prince" by Machiavelli, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, Art of War etc, then you can delve more deeply into whatever subject interests you, start by reading articles/wikipedia for a broad but shallow look into subjects you want researched and go deeper into specifics from there.
Careful not to take shit too seriously, this board will fuck you up real fast.
As for current events, finding an unbiased source is next to impossible but what you can do is read stuff on a few different sites and mix and match shit.
Correct, Al Jazeera is a daughter company of CNN, a.k.a libshit 101 - the medium, BBC is the UK version of the same. RT is biased towards Russia wherever Russia is concerned (not by much tho), otherwise they are a decent news source (imo).
Go to the library and read some books. Thats what I've been doing since I was little. Read articles online. If there's something you interested in or want to understand how it works, google it.
Al Jazeera is not "liberal". Every news source has its own bias. What agenda does Fox News have? Russia Today? Press TV? Everything is biased and once you identify the general nature of that bias you can start to more easily see through the bullshit. Pretty much every piece of media you consume is propaganda. You need to build your own mental firewall. There is no source that is 100% accurate, unbiased and reliable. Even my posts here have an agenda.
Expose yourself to opposing views. If you watch an interesting documentary that blows your mind, try to google for a debunking of it.
Try not to get carried away.
A good starting point:
Just read a lot. Make sure to pay attention to the news (from multiple sources). Read history, philosophy, literature, anything. Political columns are often shit, but they offer quick looks at modern issues from different perspectives. Let your brain suck in a lot of information, and think about what significance and interrelation everything has. And keep in mind that there are a lot of people here, and we don't all know everything.
Go be an idiot somewhere else
And stop shitting up this board with your teenage diary like posts
Op is a faggot
Knowing your history helps a lot. Lucky for us at this time in history you can draw a line at WWII and are good enough to just care about everything that happened after for modern history and clearly before or older.
It's not 100% but for most cases it works.
Reading a lot of books help build that background of knowledge. I'm not talking the types of books that people are promoting today, that I like to think of as, Title and much longer Sub Title books. But just general fiction.
Take Heinlein, from his books you can put together a general overview of the 20th century, and some of the popular themes.
For a long time people thought that the world was going to run out of the ability to make food, and not just in the shit hole parts of the world. As such for a long time a popular theme in Heinlein's books was rationing of food.
For economics you can read the works of the popular economists, or even just other people's overviews of them. If you don't know how money if created and distributed you can start there and then build forward. A look at the Great Depression and how Germany pulled it's self up under the Nazi system of a new currency is a great base for information.
As you age you will pick up things if you are interested in more than sports and getting drunk on weekends.
I have a BA in history, but the majority of my historical knowledge has come from reading shit online.
My geographical and historical geography knowledge has come from playing strategy games.
The mainstream news is full of shit.
The documentary that says the mainstream news is full of shit is full of shit.
The youtube channel that says the documentary that says mainstream news is full of shit is full of shit is full of shit.
The thread on /pol/ that says the youtube channel that says the mainstream news is full of shit is full of shit is full of shit is full of shit.
The commenter that says the thread on /pol that says that says the youtube channel that says the documentary that says the mainstream news is full of shit is full of shit is full of shit is full of shit is full of shit.
Don't believe anyone.
For some bite-sized "behind the news" videos on current events, look at this channel:
I don't buy a lot of the shit he says, but there are some good examples of how to think beyond what the news tells you.
seriously? rhetoric? every fucking politician/lobbyist uses rhetoric for his own goals rather than logic in the sense of society, and that is why we are in this fucking mess. its not about your own position but the position of everyone, you are selfish.
This. Don't underestimate how much you can learn about history just because Carthage is wrecking your shit and you go on the next and look it up. Next thing you know, you're reading about Hannibal's tactics at the battle of Cannae.
You are on the internet. Thousands of years of human knowledge gatherd in one place. Books, music, culture, architecture, history, blueprints, philosophy. Religion and physics, biology and mysticism, chemistry, electronics, alchemy and home-made explosives. And yet you wonder where can you get ANY information from?
There is no excuse. Get to work.
>tfw it will finally become legal in Germany next year
Is that related to the Watch Tower Bible tract? You know that is the 7th Day Adventists right? Lemme guess, theme is End of Days?
It didn't even need to be like this, really.
this was rhetoric at its finest and is the foundation of most western forms, once you see it you can identify it and either be able to effectively counter it or outright avoid it.
once you see how this behavior is done and realize our society is built on literally nothing but a mass shared delusion you then realize none of it exists and can then begin to deconstruct the lies you have been feed as a child.
its this process of deconstruction that will make you question everything you know about the world, and through that process of questioning will become a habit and you will actually learn something about the world rather than blindly swallow the rhetoric.
>this was rhetoric at its finest and is the foundation of most western forms, once you see it you can identify it and either be able to effectively counter it or outright avoid it.
Not the same poster but I have to ask. Let me see if I understand you correctly. You are suggesting Socrates as an example of what _not_ to do? That's like suggesting to your daughter to watch Paris Hilton to learn how to be a proper young woman, ie. what _not_ to do.
>the lies you have been feed as a child.
Silly child, they'e not lies, they're constructed perception to create a form of self-identity of some kind for you cannot lack a social perception. Whether you agree to it based on your retarded feelings or not is irrelevant.
> through that process of questioning will become a habit and you will actually learn something about the world rather than blindly swallow the rhetoric.
I agree with this but you lack the failure to understand it's necessity.
Basically the worlds elites are using the superpowers politicians as puppets to further their adgenda. They have funded almost every war since napoleon
/pol/ will tell you its the jews but its deeper than that once you understand that they dont practice Judaism at all. and most are SCIENTOLOGISTS and TRANSHUMANISTS
i browsed the catalog.. and heres what i found
The first 4 threads were muh racism, the next 6 were muh religion. Next up was some nazi shit followed by some right/left ramblings. Next was your daily dose of racemixing, followed by rape and pedo threads.
Yours was next. Do NOT try and learn any-fucking-thing from this place.
Now go.....go forth and shit a dick out of ur ass you gigantic faggot
I'm just a nerd who loves to read and has a degree in history and political science. I've never felt bad for not knowing something, instead I simply feel happy about learning something new.
Give it time, anon. You're young.
The Harvard Classics is considered the equivalent of a classical Liberal Arts Degree.
>inb4 muh stem degrees
You can download the entire thing on the net.
nah.. you need some unfiltered opinions every now abd then. just don't browse /pol/ exclusively
never brought up socrates, the point is to realize what it is and how pervasive that form of thought in our society, its more about recognizing then avoiding because you see it crop in so many odd places its fascinating.
the whole reason the world that exists now does is because people can be tempeted into wanting things they do not need, that is what consumerism is, the most dangerous thing to our society in turn is someone who is unreceptive to these temptations and can sway others to forgo their luxuries.
people in modern education are not taught about logic or how to question what they see, without knowing how they accept all things blindly and if you cannot separate the subjective from the objective then your going to continue to be lead around by desires which were implanted in you rather than being naturally formed from your own being.
are you still going to say i dont understand the necessity?
Ayyy Rome Total War (the first part), Knights of Honor, then you have more complex ones like Europa Universalis and pretty much anything by Paradox Interactive. But you still gotta put in the effort.
Example: Parthia #rekts your shit with cataphracts, you proceed to read shit related to cataphracts and Parthia on wikipedia for 2 hours.
You might wanna start with the fun stuff first tho, read about mythology, spec. Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian etc, that will make it easier for you to transition to the harder stuff like a spec. people's culture, economy, military etc.
>never brought up socrates
You're right. I should have written Isocrates but the point is the same.
>its more about recognizing
Am I to understand that you are telling me that I am correct that you are trying to teach others how to be "correct" by using an example of "incorrect?"
I got it to go into politics not get a job as a lawyer (though that's always a back up).
>Daily reminder that its transhumanism thats the ultimate goal not " the extinction of the goyim"
Be aware that the conventional left/right paradigm is a trap. Voting is a scam that changes very little. Special interest groups fund both sides. "Democracy" is a very effective control mechanism.
start with the "Hardcore History" podcast. pretty informative stuff.
OP don't just read books, understand History as something very important that every man that wants to have a say in the current world need to have some knowledge of. Human nature usually leads us to go through similar things again and again, learning history will make it easier to identify these "patterns" and be more aware of the world's present by knowing it's past.
Try to be passionate with it, put yourself on the shoes of your ancestors and these old actors and you'll understand everything more easily.
Once you actually have some knowledge of history you will be able to find a reference to a past event with most current happenings, like revolutions, wars or simple quotes
Don't forget to always learn some geography, that way you'll be able to visualize where things are happening or might happen, this accompanied with some knowledge of that place's inhabitants cultures and how they react to certain things is very useful.
Just don't focus on Europe, other places also have thousands of years of history and don't try to learn things word by word without understanding them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocja_N5s1I&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9 This might be useful, also don't be afraid of hopping through Wikipedia articles, it's not the most reliable place but serves for basic knowledge
If you want to know about how jews rule the world do extensive studying of:
-World war 1
Those are the events that cementified the jew. Before that they didn't actually hold much power.
Also: keynesian economics=virtuous and /pol/
friedman/monetarism: Destruction of humanity.
Guns, Germs, and Steel is very enlightening as to why Europe succeeded instead of Africa
I watch the news -- Fox, CNN, Reuters, RT, MSNBC is too cancer -- and took the Jew-College-Board's AP European History class. It might have been offered at your school. The course is important, not for what it teaches you, but that it makes you actually think (They're changing it so you just memorize now, critical thinking is dangerous)
The most important part of that is the document-based essay. You read 9-10 documents about a certain topic and answer the question by making shit up and defending it using the documents and outside information. You have to analyze the authors' biases for it to work properly, plus you get extra points doing that. You practice this early because it's a ton of easy points on the test. But the added benefit is that your begin to unconsciously analyze bias on everything you read, watch, hear, see, whatever, and draw your own independent opinions from it.
Even -- and this is important -- what the course is teaching you.
Most kids you'll see in a school class will just memorize because it's easier than critically thinking, especially the asians. They'll spit back answers and do well. The alternative is to treat this "historical truth" as just another document. Who's it coming from, why are they saying what they are, who benefits from this angle, what other angles might there be, what other sources are there? And then you can form whatever opinion or conclusion you want, but it can never be "false", because it has basis in fact.
Then you apply this to the news. Three, four different sources -- all saying the same things happened (mostly) but putting huge spins on it. What's common? Everything common is probably true. What are their opinions? Why are they saying it? What do they get out of it? And now you form your own. You have an outlook on what's going on that's truly your own, which is more than can be said for at least 80% of Americans.
Get a subscription to the Economist. It can be too lefty at times, but it covers current events extensively and you read about events that US Nedia doesn't cover/doesn't cover well, just take their opinions with a grain of salt.
For history, I have read about it since I was a kid because reading about wars and politics is fun for me, like game of thrones but without the dragons and zombies. If you can't afford to drop a hundred bucks on books every couple months, just read Wikipedia a lot. Pick something you're interested in, US history or world war 2 or the crusades or whatever and go to the wiki page, you'll end up getting sidetracked by millions of links and absorbing a ton of knowledge. It's fairly accurate, though you need books (plural) on any given area to fully understand it, Wikipedia will give you a solid basic/general understanding. In my experience in college, Wikipedia is about as good as any "intro to X" class, and often more involved than many classes I've taken. You have to take controversial issues with a grain of salt when reading about them on Wikipedia, but usually when it says something stupid some random autist will have put  next to it, so if you just avoid assuming every single sentence is 100% fact you'll be all right.
ok let me use an analogy, lets say you have a feature in a building design you learn about, then all of a sudden your going through a city you have live in for years and realize that feature is in so many buildings you didnt even noticed before.
this is not about correct or incorrect, only recognizing how pervasive and subtle such lines of thought are in their perspective fields more than 2400 years since their conception
This map is incorrect tbh,Byzantine empire only had little of of dalmatian coast and a couple of islands. While frankish empire never went so far Into Croatia,also slavs were much more concentraded in dalmatia (croats) and in place of current monte negro (serbs). Im sorry for writing this
Judaism is a religion not a race. A lot of them are in power but most are not observant.
There isnt any evidence? Other than what they SAY THEMSELVES. Again all this new nazism, antisemitism, antimuslim all of it is a psyop im telling you
No, its better to channel surf between all the station, pick one topic, get et the slant from each station, cross reference the information, remove the biased slant and get a modicum of truth.
>how pervasive and subtle such lines of thought are
Except rhetoric is not indicative of lines of thought. I believe you recognized in an earlier post that politicians greatly rely on rhetoric but you seem to forget that politicians regularly lie. Your approach functions upon a system that does not distinguish between the accurate and inaccurate as an indicator of "a line of thought."
bait but just in case OP or any other newfaggot is reading, Jared Diamond is a deceitful jew who knowingly misrepresents "evidence" in an attempt to explain away reality.
His book amounts to "you was just lucky, whitey"
>Those are a few basic principles that make up /pol/s ideology.
right now. but /pol/ is not a monolith and it's not a single person
as new info comes to light and arguments are laid out in threads, the board culture changes
Read books to start with. History, classic literature, philosophy. This will help you to sort out, sift through, categorize, and grasp meanings.
You'll figure the rest out yourself from there.
It's hard to identify a source that's BS without already having a solid background in the field, but basically the way to do it is think about a sentence you just read and whether it sounds like a statement of fact (in 600-whatever, the Arabs began to invade the eastern Roman Empire) or of opinion (the Arabs invaded the eastern Roman Empire because they were oppressed minorities who wanted to culturally enrich the racist Romans).
For history, reading older books is better (pre-1990) to avoid bs opinion/indoctrination. The Victorians and Edwardians were based, and wrote some awesome stuff
all politicians lie and the lies tell more than the truths do because they show what hey want you to think rather than what really is, you dont need to make a distinction at the time, thats where fact checking and logic comes in for the observer, all that matters is the pervasiveness and cleverness of the person speaking to appear to be graceful even if in reality their tapdancing on graves.
im not saying that isocrates is tapdancing on grace, but if your going to make a pervasive argument, you would be hard pressed to find a better place to start.
If you want to see where a lot of ebil rayciss ideas came from, you can download Madison Grant's passing of the great race on PDF and anything written by the hilariously-named Carlton Coon
>all politicians lie and the lies tell more than the truths do because they show what hey want you to think rather than what really is
Except you have no functional means of distinguishing when a politician is lying or when they are telling the truth. Am I to understand that you function under the misconception that politicians never tell the truth?
>thats where fact checking and logic comes in for the observer
Let me see if I understand you correctly. Rhetoric is meaningless in the face of empiric facts? You've been wasting both of our time lying your ass off?
>which he defines as a “Mars/Mars” attraction between two men, from the label “gay” which, Donovan claims, is inseparable from connotations of effeminacy and “a whole cultural and a political movement that promotes anti-male feminism, victim mentality, and leftist politics.”
Seems like an okay guy to me anyway.
Go to Stormfront. On /pol/ you would probably absorb as much from the shitposting as from the real posts.
Also read various news sources, only one would only make you think what you want to think. You should be skeptical of everything, especially when it's from media owned by a jew. Reading on different places will help you be skeptical and not fall for the simplest propaganda.
Just letting everyone know that I'm still in here and reading all the posts, taking notes and highlights so I can set up how I'll begin my research.
Thank you to everyone who has given me advice and guidance. Please continue if you have anything else important that I should know or look into.
This, especially if you bother to read the flavor text in games like age of enpires, civilization, and the total war series. I would highly recommend the total war series, because unlike the other two, it is fairly dedicated to simulating a certain period of history. It also has fairly extensive encyclopedia entries for units and buildings. Rome TW and Empire TW are good about this, I can't vouch for RTW2 because I haven't played it. Age of Mythology also had very extensive "encyclopedia" entries that are as good an intro to Greek/Egyptian/Norse mythology as anything.
These games can get you started in a certain direction of study, and then you can go to Wikipedia to learn more, and then buy books when you run into something you really want to know more about on which Wikipedia doesn't go into enough detail
>For history, reading older books is better (pre-1990)
I prefer pre 1960 myself. Occasionally a little later. For example:
I wanted to know something about it, but I didn't want a lunatic's perspective. Back to the 19th century then.
Back to the 19th century again and authored by an ex-calvary officer in the civil war. I wanted to learn about the Punic Wars without all the post racial 21st century cant.
Many people on /pol/ have fallen for memes and shitposting and now believe those things for real. Strormfront is the onlt good place.
I encouraged him to look at various different places to not only get one sides propaganda, if he doesn't go to a nationalist site he will only get one sides propaganda when it comes to race and jews.
Germania troops march in a spear phalanx formation and also have a unit of hatchet women, and Britannia troops throw human heads covered in quicklime as weapons. Urban cohort is also one of the best infantry units in the game even though in real life they were little more than night watchmen and firefighters. The game also had some Roman ninja units (the guys were actually dressed like ninjas) that I think were supposed to be frumentarii.
I think the best directions I could point you in would be to read about; peak oil and the kybalion.
My best advice for you is something i learned the hard way. There is no religion, red pill, book or mantra that will enlighten you to the fullest. The real way for advancement the real pill is to monitor your own thoughts and environment. Ask yourself why you think the way you do, what and how do the things around influence your perception and thoughts. Your subconscious is very big and holds many things you don't understand right now. To dig those up and actually understand and not just know how you work is the real pill.
Well if you weren't a degenerate you would have at least started reading all this shit at age 12-14 so you should have at least half a decade of reading done. Add that and that the average age on /pol/ is 26 and you can figure it out how we know more.
Would you reccomend he doesn't read anything until he has classics and history?
Otherwise he would read all the cultural marxist propaganda and anti-white shit and that would be worse than reading about the jew while unprepared.
>What I'd like to know is how.
We have spent a lot of time researching the world.
This board didn't come together by accident... anons who were already neck-deep in geopolitics came here to collaborate.
You have to go out and search for knowledge, it is the only way. Rely on yourself and your own ability to find the truth and filter out the lies.
Lol they censor vidya even more ruthlessly than ausfalia, they made everyone in TF2 a robot because it was too violent, and they turned the terrorists in C&C: Generals into a robot army
stormfront has always been mocked and hated because they neo nazi faggots not true National Socialists. Only because /pol/ hates nigger does not meant we dont admire and respect black folk out there. Same for Hispanics and Asians. Many /pol/acks are shitskins anyways but there still bros here, we are in this together
You're only 19
that's a major reason you're blown away. You've only been "aware" of how big the world really is for a short time.
the average age of /pol/ is in their 30s. They have 15-20 years of being aware. We accumulate.
We listen to the radio talk shows
we read the headlines in news aggregators
we go to /pol/
we watch TV
Instead of spending all our free time partying, or playing games, etc, we do stuff to stay informed.
It'll make you disheartened sometimes, but you'll feel safe knowing that you know HOW you're being screwed
Of Mice and Men, Atlas Shrugged, A Catcher in the Rye, The Bible, and Fight Club. In no order.
>Public school doesn't teach shit
Holy shit this, towards the end of highschool they taught us 20th century history. When we got to the late 40's after WW2, they talked about the breton woods agreement and the whole thing was just this shitfest of sucking banker cock, about how ohh the gold standard didn't work, it's a good thing we went off of it, the banks saved us.
then I go read the actually history and find out gold is more stable than any other money system we've ever used and that the collapse of breton woods was directly caused by the federal reserve and that Nixon was a treasonous weasel.
>if you wanna read about religion and evolution
Could you be any more pleb?
Get an undergrad biology textbook, memorize that and then you can go looking through scientific journals.
Don't go into popsci shit, it's worse than ignorance.
Also lel'd on the topic of religion, Dawkins is the master of strawman and I seriously doubt if he's every even skimmed any apologetics.
Books with only one Subject.
Exemple: Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman
this book is about only the sherman.
it is so detail it is easy to make link with your other history book you will read.
The devil is in the Detail.
Right off the top of my head...
For General Philosophy:
Kant, Wittgenstein, Hobbes
Nietzsche and Heidegger
For Right Wing in general:
Plato, Peter Hitches, etc. You'll have to find your own based on your own definition of 'Right Wing'. i.e. whether or not you're a collectivist or an individualist
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STAY AWAY FROM-tier:
Ayn Rand, Max Stirner, Rousseau
I'll back this up, on almost any subject you're better off with older texts to begin with. You can catch up with modern developments later but your base shouldn't have been written too recently because pandering to plebs has become the norm.
This is evident even in chemistry books, where the focus shifts from developing an inquisitive and analytical mind to simple rote memorization. Education has collapsed, so be wary of any book that simply tells you what to believe rather than convincing you with facts.
Hurr durr some units were historically inaccurate. They had good encyclopedia entries and illustrate the basics of the roman geopolitical era (where was Rome, how did it operate, where was Carthage, what were the Gauls, what were the Parthians, etc.)
Obviously I'm not suggesting it as an intensive study of historical battlefield tactics. That said, I can't fathom how CA could be so good at pike formations in RTW and suck so bad at pile formations in MTW2.
Nigga he's asking about knowledge in general, not just politics.
I don't know shit about politics and generally come here to shitpost and remove fedora but regardless of the topic you have to be careful about your sources.
To be fair, I was debating theology and history on stormfront when I was 19. I started reading history voraciously by age 8 or so, but I was also a homeschooled shutin with nothing else to do
You can't really read Kant without reading his precursors, Descartes, Leibniz, and Hume at the bare minimum. Reading any philosopher without having read *all* of his predecessors going back to Ancient Greece is always going to be difficult, because they generally assumed you had read all of that when they were writing
the point of a politician is persuasion the only time they do tell the truth is when it serves their interest, but more often then not they would just as soon spin or out right lie to meet their intent, truth hold no relivance to them other than to serve their interest.
it is the job of the observer to seperate out what the person says, knowing that everything they said was said more often then not to serve their own interest.
sure their are a few honest politicians, but they are rare, most are not and you should presume all of them are lying until that one individual can establish their credibility and respectable reputation.
/lit/ is literally (lel) the worst board on 4chan, unwarranted self-importance masking what I can only assume is deep insecurities.
Engaging in elitism on a gook imageboard is bitter irony at best.
It's too late for him anon, he's here forever.
Stick around. Pay attention. Maybe you could spend an infinite number of hours reading about the shit that interests you on the Internet.
Don't forget some of us are oldfags and we have been at this for years.
For ancient celtic civilization : "a brief history of the celts" by peter berresford ellis,
it's a damn fine redpill on the propaganda machine of the so called glorious roman empire.
>Most posts are actually recommending important, influential or otherwise interesting works instead of MUH ZIONISM
I'm impressed, /pol/. Maybe there's hope for this board yet.
>the point of a politician is persuasion the only time they do tell the truth is when it serves their interest
Which your approach has no way of distinguishing when that persuasion is based upon "what actually is" or not.
>it is the job of the observer to seperate out what the person says
Thank you for admitting that rhetoric is completely pointless and you've been wasting both of our times.
Get a textbook (a good one!) on the history of your country.
Then get a textbook on the world history (at least the last 150 years).
Then get a textbook from economy 101.
Then you'll find out where to look.
Then you will be a pretty erudite person and be able to make your own opinion on current events.
read this book OP. you'll be 10x smarter after you're done
Don't get sucked into the bullshit ideological shit.
historyisaweapon dot org is where you're going to want to learn more about the people in your country. You've got Zinn's People's History of the States, Mark Twain's anti-imperialist essays, and some Huey Newton for your blues.
Bonus reading: They have an essay by General Smeadly Butler outlining how war is a racket to use national force to serve the banking elite. Though he dates back to the early 20th century, he predicts the institutional power and rise of the military-industrial complex by decades.
School books, pre university books, 1984, brave new world, animal farm, National epics, Lord of the rings trilogy and ramdom shit novels that attract you.
After you learn how to read you then proceed on more specific things like the small version of the capital, the doctrine of fascism, mein kampf, atlas shrugged, the shock doctrine, the small version of Wealth of Nations and such.
Come back in a year or two when it has desensitized you a bit.
Well it's what interests me and I'm passionate about.
You read and do some research wherever you can. The internet has no limits too. Sometimes you'll learn something you didn't know in class
I didn't have a good grasp on these things and start forming my own conclusions until I was 20 anyway
It was ok. I appreciate him attacking liberal and democratic presidents along with the other side of the spectrum but it was only because they weren't liberal enough it seemed.
In the later chapters he really had a hard on for social programs and that type of stuff and I started to really dislike the guy. I can't take appeals to emotion seriously so I didn't take him seriously
>muh childrun, muh holohoax
>niggers niggers niggers
>Amerifats are stupid
>Womyn are not human
>Terror Terror muslims rape rape
>white are the master race
>the jews did it
>muh shariah zones
How fucking idiot you are for thinking people actually have extensive arguments on this board.
I'll never need to work a day in my life.
So I've spent my time sating my curiosity.
Undergraduate degrees are fun.
I'm at my 5th university, 16th year now.
Degrees so far: philosophy, anthropology, macroeconomics, some medicine and currently working on energy engineering.
And I'm also somewhat of a current events junkie.
Here's how I did it.
Remember those school textbooks on History or science or whatever?
Remember how in this huge thick book only about 30% of the material was covered?
I read those in my free time. When I ran out, I read the textbooks of other courses in my school. And when I ran out of those, I found stuff in the library, and went online.
But to start you off:
Primitive. Simple-minded. Inarticulate riffing on 'Fight Club'-esque themes without the philosophical gravitas. Reactionary and dangerous right-wing political rhetoric. This is not a good book. Not even close.
I am not ideological or attached to ideas, which is why I am in the Third Position in the first place. The Third Position is the Synthesis of capitalism and communism. They argued, and the result was the perfect system, taking the best from both sides. Of course as a thesis, Fascism also has its anti-thesis, and eventually, another new system will be born, the best of fascism and its opponent combined into one system, which I will adhere to when the time comes.
So you can go fuck yourself nigger.
Don't use this word anon, it makes you look like a fool.
It might be a shit book, I've never read it, but don't say it's "dangerous" because that's a sure-fire way to promote it.
genetics didn't exist back then and evolutionary theory has improved hugely.
these are some better pop science books.
the red queen
if you want more specific to humans and less about how birds have leks then read this:
evolution of human sexuality
Every country in the world asked for their gold, but the US printed more money then they had gold.
If Nixon did not remove the gold standard and people kept asking for their gold. There would've been a point where the US did not have any gold at all while countries were still asking for their gold.
If that happened, the world economy would've collapsed since the dollar was and still is the worlds main currency.
It was a very smart move, but he only delayed the inevitible. We all know that the dollar will collapse soon and it'll hit the world hard.
Speaking of wich.
Got some good YT material. It's a 5 episode series about money and currency. It's very informative.
Infowars.com for every little bit of in go you'll ever need about life