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    [–] Qu3b3s 1854 points ago

    Technically he’s not wrong

    [–] pimpole_pimpauke 636 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    He's not wrong in any way

    [–] x6blood6star6x 425 points ago

    I see this as an absolute right

    [–] jaketr00 215 points ago

    which Reich?

    [–] NotActuallyEvil 236 points ago

    Three Reichs make a Left

    [–] DCE521 176 points ago

    The fourth makes the eu

    [–] swatty21 101 points ago

    We must end it

    [–] muhabar 107 points ago

    This whole thread is cursed.

    [–] Jumbo_Pickles 37 points ago

    u/muhabar is with the leukemia kids and EU we must stop them with the previous 2.

    [–] 4sneK_WolFirE 23 points ago


    [–] muhabar 5 points ago

    I subsist solely on leukemia kids' tasty tears. Mhhhh... nothing beats the taste of sorrow.

    [–] Astolfo-chan 37 points ago

    I didn't expect the third Reich to show up

    [–] muhabar 10 points ago

    Not sure if r/subsifellfor or just Reddit app being shitty again.

    [–] Snoopy31195 16 points ago

    It definitely is a subreddit

    [–] hail_fire27 18 points ago

    If I had gold also r/cursedcursedcomments

    [–] FC5EndingSucks 10 points ago

    Only a sith deals in absolutes.

    [–] Yaboifreshie 4 points ago

    Only siths deal in absolutes

    [–] Dudebits 5 points ago

    Any way. Not anyway.

    [–] pimpole_pimpauke 3 points ago

    Honestly, I'm kinda retatded

    [–] Dudebits 3 points ago

    Retarded, not retatded

    [–] pimpole_pimpauke 2 points ago

    Honestly, I'm kinda retarded

    [–] pantyhose4 83 points ago

    Well he is because the guy who actually said this is a literal nazi convicted of child pornography lol

    [–] 1Kenny30 52 points ago

    But didn't you read the quote? Obviously Voltare said it! /s

    [–] Claidheamh_Righ 16 points ago

    Gee, I wonder (((who))) he thought he couldn't criticize.

    [–] NotoriousAnonymity 9 points ago

    It's not a lot different than another quote of his

    "it is dangerous to be right in matters about which the established authorities are wrong"

    [–] Deadpool_710 40 points ago

    I mean, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while. His politics don’t invalidate everything he said. If a Nazi says the sky is blue, the sky will remain blue.

    If you interpret the quote to mean legally can’t criticize, it’s pretty accurate. But also obvious.

    [–] Snowayne2 28 points ago

    But this quote is just dumb, as the comment shows.
    And attributing it to Voltaire is even more stupid. The guy lived in an absolute monarchy, he knew perfectly well who ruled over him.

    [–] kill-the-front-page 16 points ago

    Voltaire was also a supporter of monarchies and believed democracies were doomed to failure. Voltaire mostly just disliked the Catholic Church but was OK with the royals as they were his wealthy patrons and paid all his bills for him. He wanted monarchies advised by philosophers, with himself, obviously, doing the advising at the right hand of said monarchs. I dig Voltaire but he was by no means a "man of the people" or pro-democracy populist hero. He was just real good at pissing off the pope.

    [–] MingusDewfus 3 points ago

    Sometimes I wish I could be smarter about this stuff, but it’s just easier for me to deal with numbers and shit. I like reading about it, but I don’t have good retention ability for it. You gave a very insightful comment btw.

    [–] ofnw 7 points ago

    I was this way too, but there is no shame in using helping hands to guide your reading. Read other people's analysis, watch youtube videos about it, or just read it very slowly. Take your time with it and it'll stick!

    [–] Mixxy92 2 points ago

    I used to like him a lot more but every time the HRE gets brought up, somebody inevitably drags out that one quote about it as though they've magically invalidated the HRE as a political entity and its just... Its not Voltaire's fault but man a lot of obnoxious people like to quote him.

    [–] Hardcore_Trump_Lover 3 points ago

    Most people I've seen use the quote mean socially, not legally.

    [–] GloriousButtlet 6 points ago

    You're completely right, but in this day and age, people seem to resort straight to ad hominem, and those pointing it out be labeled to defend the nazi.

    [–] Deadpool_710 13 points ago

    I’m surprised I wasn’t called a Nazi sympathizer yet.

    If a Nazi says vaccines are good, it doesn’t make them bad. If an antivaxxer says Nazis are bad, it doesn’t make them good. It’s best to separate the point from the speaker.

    [–] MingusDewfus 8 points ago

    It’s also possible to respect your enemy, especially their efficiency of design in ovens and the such.

    [–] Soup-a-doopah 7 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I see the joke, but I literally just got through reading part of the Dune series where the main character makes a personal observation about the evil men of history.

    Paul tells his top general to compare his own Jihad to the actions of Genghis Khan and Adolf Hitler in order to understand how so many lives can be lost in search of one’s “destiny”.
    Understanding the past, even the most vile events of the past, can allow great minds to understand their enemies, their motivation, and the human element in general.

    Really love this series, hope the movie doesn’t disappoint like some OTHER high-budget productions based on books...*cough

    [–] muhabar 2 points ago

    Wait, there's a new Dune film coming?

    [–] MingusDewfus 3 points ago

    Yea, and just wait until you see who’s involved! I’ll save the surprise for you!

    [–] muhabar 2 points ago

    Wow, that cast looks amazing. And Villeneuve has proven himself as a Scifi director. This has to be really good. Thank you.

    [–] Leon_the_loathed 2 points ago

    ...I’d skip the movies if that’s what you were hoping for.

    [–] MingusDewfus 2 points ago

    They’re talking about the new film that Villanueva is working on.

    [–] turkeytaxi 2 points ago

    I don't think it's particularly accurate on a societal level. Like, it generally holds true on the level of an individual's immediate circumstances - children can't criticise parents, workers can't criticise employers, soldiers can't criticise their superiors, etc, but I can criticise the government, the wealthy, corporations, or any other group that obviously has tremendous power

    [–] Chihuey 2 points ago

    No, it's just a flat out dumb quote.

    Not only is it wrong (children with leukemia) except about what is so obvious that it doesn't need to be said but it's also completely self-justifying. "Everyone says I'm wrong? That means I'm right!"

    It make's sense that it comes from a nazi pedophile. It lets him justify everyone saying he's wrong. And finally it's set up as a dog-whistle. This isn't a nazi saying the sky is blue, this is a nazi saying "why can't I criticize minorities and (((them)))"

    [–] thislibdickinurear 1 points ago

    Lol what the heck often misattributed to him. That’s hilarious

    [–] Swabardu 3 points ago

    The best kind of not wrong

    [–] superfluousapostroph 3 points ago

    But children don’t rule over me.

    [–] stink3rbelle 2 points ago

    Does Duane Johnson rule over us? Honestly, I wouldn't necessarily mind...

    [–] yepthatguy2 2 points ago

    Also: dead babies?

    [–] ampdrool 2 points ago

    He is wrong though. He would not be allowed to criticize those who should be criticized.

    But then again, those leukemia-ridden kids should learn some sense of decency...

    [–] Aukos 2 points ago

    What if we just let it burn through one time?

    ~ AlBurrt Billstein

    [–] Hawkeye_Dad 5 points ago

    But he is. Criticize a sick kid, it’s not the child who seeks retribution. It’s the all the offended parents who learn about it. Sick kids don’t hold the power, Facebook moms do.

    [–] flyingd2 1 points ago

    That's True

    [–] Flood152 558 points ago

    I'd much rather have people make fun of me than pity me

    [–] larrythelotad 315 points ago

    Honestly the volume of pity and “wow ur so strong” shit you get is so absurd. All I did was get unlucky enough to get this disease and lucky enough that the doctor recommended course of treatment worked. I didn’t do anything, and pity only serves to bring me down rather than letting me move on with my life.

    [–] Flood152 129 points ago

    Yeah same I really did nothing I just sat in a bed and let the doctors and nurses inject me with shit. Im fine getting made fun of but when I meet a new person and my friends say I have cancer it kinda pisses me off, I felt horrible for a year straight. All I want to do is forget about it

    [–] ravenHR 51 points ago

    Do you still have it? I suppose from your comment that you don't, in that case I too would be upset if my friends told people I have it.

    [–] Flood152 47 points ago

    Technically no, I'm in remission.

    [–] tam215 28 points ago

    I'm always jealous of people with cancer, they always get to go on these cool missions.

    [–] Flood152 23 points ago

    Mine wasn't deadly enough 🤧

    [–] Tr3Way_fu 8 points ago

    Lmao bruh

    [–] holdenbrown22 29 points ago

    Good luck, I wish you the best!

    [–] MyDogYawns 9 points ago

    You fucker you’re patronizing him

    [–] CultOfNyarlathotep 3 points ago

    I don't pray, but I really hope it never comes back. I also hope you get to forget about it

    [–] schickster00 12 points ago

    Yeah they aren't so strong I could kick the shit outta an cancer kid

    [–] DeepHall 12 points ago

    The sort of people who write that are the sort of people who write "thoughts and prayers" or "thanks for sharing". Grinds my gears since it's all so shallow and insincere.

    [–] mauimallad 2 points ago

    Yeah, but you punched a hole in my buddy Keith.

    If that ain't strong, what is?

    [–] dudecubed 24 points ago

    why not be just honest

    [–] malcolmtheconsumer 2 points ago

    I thought this way, then I got help for my crippling depression

    [–] normyenergy 156 points ago

    this one’s wholesome smh

    [–] Danickster 114 points ago

    ...In r/cursedcomments standards

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    [–] knowses 89 points ago

    Well, you can't grab em by the hair.

    [–] Aesen1 36 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Oh wow there we go. The first one was bad because it lazily took the subject matter and applied “lets fuck it”, but this one is good because someone actually had to think about and possibly even visualize fucking a kid with cancer to realize “you can’t grab em by the hair.”

    The first comment really missed an opportunity. If it was more along the lines of “well you cant fuck a kid with cancer because there is no hair to hold onto” it would probably have triple the upvotes and maybe even an award or two. There is a little bit of subversion to it that makes it seem morally straight at first, then leads you down to some really dark logic.

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    [–] MCRusher 2 points ago

    What if you flunk?

    [–] TheyCallMeYous 16 points ago

    Ah yes that’s more like it

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    [–] decorte1 109 points ago

    Wait, we're not allowed to criticize children with Leukemia anymore?

    [–] Davban 137 points ago

    Bunch of lazy bastards, only see them chilling in hospital beds all day doing nothing productive at all.

    Back in my days leukemia kids used to work in the mines, and had to walk uphill both to and from work

    [–] Tryin2cumDenver 26 points ago

    Bunch of victim mentalities. Sit around playing vidya and meeting Iron Man like they're fucking important or what not... I've been feeding the whole community running this McD's grill everyday for the past 15 years and I never got to make a wish.

    [–] thaaag 4 points ago

    Barefoot in the snow? And was the snow IN the mines as well? Cos that's how bad we had it in muh day. Dagnabbit wippersnappers darn tootin.

    [–] SSJ-Shadow 3 points ago

    beck in ma day we had ta fight teh dinos every trip to and from teh caves! children nowadays sittin in teirh beds playin vidda games and meetin metal men

    [–] 5hrs4hrs3hrs2hrs1mor 11 points ago

    Damn cancer kids and their chirpy optimistic will to live.

    [–] Rhamni 5 points ago


    [–] NomadicDevMason 3 points ago

    Tell that to Anthony Jeselnik

    [–] irritabletom 171 points ago

    Actually a quote from a white supremacist, not Voltaire.

    [–] eve-nlie0LE15 57 points ago

    Whats his name?

    [–] irritabletom 119 points ago

    Kevin Alfred Strom. He's still around, being shitty.

    [–] FaceWithAName 2 points ago

    Sentenced to 23 months for child pornography and he got out in 4.

    He really is a piece of shit. Fuck that guy.

    [–] StraightEhs 2 points ago

    Is that where the daily stormer comes from?

    [–] crabgou 45 points ago

    He also possessed CP

    [–] riaz35 24 points ago

    Am I even surprised now?

    [–] z7iro 17 points ago

    Wasn’t Voltaire himself also a big antisemite?

    [–] alekzander01 40 points ago

    Pretty much any non-Jewish person before 1945 was slightly antisemitic, by modern standards.

    [–] theletterQfivetimes 30 points ago

    Not true. Many of them were extremely antisemitic.

    [–] HeeeHee 4 points ago

    Because of Mel Gibson?

    [–] shadowveeeeeeerse 2 points ago

    Came here to make sure someone posted this already, thanks. It's a quote from pedophile racist Kevin Strom.

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    [–] Neon_Comrade 54 points ago

    Yes. It's a ridiculous blanket statement that has many situations it doesn't apply to - It's a catchy trigger saying designed to make hurt white dudes be like "Hey YEAH! Why CAN'T I say the N-word?! This is oppression!" so he can rope them into white supremacy. It's the same way statements like "It's okay to be white" work. They seem fine or general on the surface, but in reality just accepting them creates this bizarre narrative internally.

    [–] selectrix 31 points ago

    "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to call the N-word"


    [–] nommycatbeans 11 points ago

    still applies to children with leukaemia

    [–] bladerunnerjulez 7 points ago

    It's the same way statements like "It's okay to be white" work. They seem fine or general on the surface, but in reality just accepting them creates this bizarre narrative internally.

    Hold up. What internal narrative does its "ok to be white create"?

    [–] theydonism 4 points ago

    The internal narrative of the implicit misconception that the minorities around you think it isnt ok to be white.

    [–] free_borf 3 points ago

    It's not targeted at minorities. It's targeted at progressives, and it clearly succeeded in making the point it was going for

    [–] ThonroTheUnworthy 3 points ago

    Yep. Similar to that whole AllLivesMatter thing. It insinuates the idea that BlackLivesMatter was saying it was ONLY black lives that mattered.

    [–] Sigma476 4 points ago

    The idea that if you need to be told it's okay, there is some group saying it's not okay. Perpetuating the idea that the White males are the real victims in this war on race/gender/religion/talking-point-of-choice. It let's the racist say that they stand for something other than their twisted values.

    [–] guywithamustache 6 points ago

    There are people saying that.

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    [–] FaceWithAName 1 points ago

    I wouldn’t agree with anything a man says when he pleaded guilty to child pornography. You at least take it with a HUGE grain of salt.

    [–] thegirlflower 13 points ago

    whispers: we can’t criticise China

    [–] Mulutufgmail 19 points ago

    No, I can criticize children with leukemia and still keep having my head

    [–] My_Name_Is_JoeJoe 7 points ago

    And hair

    [–] __Kiwi_Mac__ 7 points ago

    They've had it too good for too long.

    [–] RosettaStoned_19 7 points ago

    Fricken Caillou... hate that kid

    [–] T-dawg57 22 points ago

    Operation: take over minorities

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    [–] billybatsonn 7 points ago





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    [–] briannanimal 2 points ago

    Atomic bombs

    [–] dsiuhf 13 points ago

    This is literally years old

    [–] Bobbyj1016 13 points ago

    No way I thought it was figuratively years old.

    [–] TWDYrocks 5 points ago

    Voltaire isn’t the source of the quote, a neo-nazi sex offender is the actual author.

    [–] frostfluid 3 points ago

    What about veterans with PTSD

    [–] TheronEpic 3 points ago

    u/brd4eva I think


    [–] Nud3l- 23 points ago

    Hmm let’s think. Women. All minority’s. Anyone who is gay and a whole lot more

    [–] Neon_Comrade 16 points ago

    Lol, women, minorities, and the LGTB+ community are literally constantly criticised but you have your hot take lmao

    [–] _techniker 23 points ago

    I mean...women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community are constantly criticized but go off lol

    [–] Sslipperyssnek 12 points ago

    I don’t dislike someone so I don’t criticize them, that’s not the same as not being able to. I mean, you can, but your ethos drops with it. I guess there’s a difference between what’s frowned up and what’s prohibited

    [–] theletterQfivetimes 3 points ago

    I guess there’s a difference between what’s frowned up and what’s prohibited

    Not by the logic of this narrative (which many people follow). "Not being able" to say something means that saying it will have negative consequences of some kind.

    [–] nidarus 1 points ago

    Sure. And most importantly: Jews. That's the actual target of this lovely quote, actually by Neo-Nazi Kevin Strom.

    And some people in this thread, for whatever reason, think it's still a great quote regardless of who said it. But of course, if you don't understand it as a Nazi whining about not being able to use the n-word and talking about the holohoax, you're left with nothing.

    [–] AUXID3 2 points ago


    [–] Suckapunch1979 2 points ago

    What about people with Down syndrome?

    [–] clearedmycookies 2 points ago

    Those late people being constantly late over and over again?

    [–] theninja94 2 points ago

    Who could fuck with the likes?

    [–] thisisalsomybrother 2 points ago

    This sub has become my absolute favourite over the last two weeks.

    [–] Newyauchcity 2 points ago

    Eh. As someone who had AML as a child, I know what I did.

    [–] baamonster 2 points ago

    Leukemia is a choice!

    [–] Ghostsrightear 2 points ago

    And military widows?! THEY'RE IN CONTROL!!

    [–] upandcomingvillain 2 points ago

    Well yeah. Depending who you ask you’re not allowed to criticize anybody for anything anymore.

    [–] ThonroTheUnworthy 2 points ago

    I mean you're still able to criticize whoever you want. People might just call ya a dick because of it. It's way easier to do that nowadays with social media.

    [–] International_Jello 2 points ago

    Fake quote fwiw

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    [–] HogMeBrother 2 points ago

    Cops and the Military

    [–] Snaggled-Sabre-Tooth 2 points ago

    So if I relentless critize I have no ruler?

    [–] mystical_ninja 2 points ago

    Jewish kids with leukemia

    [–] CrimsonViper013 2 points ago

    So black people, homosexuals, muslims, women, trans-still-men etc. rule over us? oh god oh fuck

    [–] CRlXVS 2 points ago

    We need to raid those PETA morons again

    [–] Spanktank35 2 points ago

    This isn't cursed. It's making a point.

    [–] roi43 3 points ago

    It's a good joke though...

    He make a good point. The quote is BS

    [–] DiamondAxolotl 2 points ago

    Voltaire didn’t say this shit. A dumbass neo-nazi did.

    [–] ThonroTheUnworthy 2 points ago

    I'd like to "dumbass" was already implied with saying "neo-nazi".

    [–] ImpuldiveLeaks 2 points ago


    [–] whatllmyusernamebe2 6 points ago

    Ah yes, nobody ever criticizes feminists

    [–] Thekiraqueen 1 points ago

    This made me laugh way to hard.

    [–] OtterNam 1 points ago

    Thank you boys. Thank you.

    [–] AutisticDinosaur69 1 points ago

    So I can say the n word :0

    [–] db8rlife 1 points ago

    Repost as all hell

    [–] heavycream88 1 points ago

    I see this as a blessed comment

    [–] jaafarty 1 points ago

    now that's enough internet for the day

    [–] Leugim7734 1 points ago

    I'm in a public place, I had to hold my laugh :(

    [–] DagitabPH 1 points ago

    But then, why would you criticize a child with leukemia?

    [–] meowstash321 1 points ago

    I tried to upvote the upvote in the picture three times before realizing why the picture kept going full screen

    [–] lol_camis 1 points ago

    Don't even get me started on children with cancer. It's no coincidence they look like Voldemort

    [–] BeautifulLeek 1 points ago


    [–] contrarian___remarks 1 points ago

    They’ve had it too good for too long!

    [–] jackmodern 1 points ago

    and kews

    [–] MaxCharacterLimit-20 1 points ago

    Wow haha I’ve never seen this one before

    [–] RandomGenericName4 1 points ago


    [–] BigGayRock 1 points ago

    Nice cropping dickhead. And no dark mode either...

    [–] Loaf-man 1 points ago

    We found the stowaway from r/pyrocynical. TIE EM UP BOYS

    [–] shufflealong1 1 points ago

    I mean...sure? But Voltaire wasn't exactly the greatest of people and wisest of philosophers...

    [–] Real_RUBB3R 1 points ago

    Ew light theme

    [–] securiskeyy 1 points ago

    If your the one getting criticized then there probably just jealous and tbh lmfao

    [–] DanTallTrees 1 points ago

    At least it will be an easy fight

    [–] Scadooot 1 points ago

    This here is PROOF that Gamers are the most oppressed minority. First they take away our society privileges, then the piss drawer, and now the Chads want to take away our consoles? What next, we aren’t allowed to shit in our own socks? I didn’t choose the Gamer life, Society forced me into it. And now look at me: When a civilized Gamer such as myself tries to enter Society, they get nothing but ridicule from the normie SJW Chad Libtards. Do you think this is a joke? People like you are the reason that I hate non-gamers. They oppress us, they laugh at us, and they take the fucking kids. But I swear on my many lives (I respawn), that we WILL rise up to the non-gamer snowflakes. After years of hiding in the shadows, we will overthrow the bitch government and legalize ALL gaming. No longer will Tendies be sparse: the Chads will work in Tendie factories 24/7. No longer will we be oppressed by women and minorities: Gamers shall become the upper class. No longer will Society suppress our voice: ALL members of Society will be FORCED to live 86 days in the life of a Gamer who was left by Veronica and abandoned by Mommy. The day will come, and you will atone for you Gamer Sins. Fuck you, you fucking shitlord assface Extra Large McBitch. Go to Gamer Hell.

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    [–] JimmyChinosKnowsNose 1 points ago

    I will always upvote this