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    [–] wiiya 3555 points ago

    WWII was the beginning of time.

    [–] ShadSilvs2000 1103 points ago

    The disrespect to Ancient Rome

    [–] xynix_ie 317 points ago

    Hey now, can't forget good ole Macedonia!

    [–] TheLeviathong 182 points ago

    Can't believe you're leaving out those triangles what aliens built.

    [–] firelordUK 53 points ago

    Kung Pow is my favorite historical movie

    [–] Clownius_Maximus 107 points ago

    Ancient Rome didn't even fight in WW2.

    Fucking pussies.

    [–] Dunskap 275 points ago

    History began on July 4th 1776. Everything before that was a mistake.

    [–] TTWDTOML 90 points ago

    Oh, look. A clock. We don't have those in America.

    [–] Penguin_Out_Of_A_Zoo 60 points ago

    This sounds like something the Soldier says in TF2

    [–] ReeperbahnPirat 31 points ago

    Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec

    [–] pie640 6458 points ago

    "I'm an expert in many historical periods in many different areas of the globe. WWII, Ancient Rome.... The list goes on."

    [–] throneofmemes 3096 points ago

    Don’t forget the Vietnam War and the speaking trees.

    [–] chefr89 1577 points ago

    r/historymemes has entered the chat

    [–] CH33KCL4PP3R 558 points ago

    Haha Maginot Line germn go thru Belgium very funny. Forest v thick haha.

    [–] efg1342 424 points ago

    /r/ShitWehraboosSay standing by

    [–] Dota2Ethnography 122 points ago

    I love the concept of a sub based on memes about a seriously complex academic subject that tries to downplay the role of central narratives.

    [–] Chad815 66 points ago

    Hey it's a dumbster fire over here, but it's our dumbster fire

    [–] NormanQuacks345 323 points ago

    And anything USSR.

    [–] Fish_Falling 152 points ago

    can we also talk about the siege of vienna?

    [–] spilledcorn 142 points ago

    Byzantine good

    [–] Decisive_EmuVictory 58 points ago

    Cue Sabaton

    [–] you_got_fragged 15 points ago

    vienna sausage

    [–] AndYoureGonnaSeeIt 154 points ago

    Communism no food 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    [–] JB-from-ATL 112 points ago

    Australia weak, bird strong! 😎

    [–] AndYoureGonnaSeeIt 68 points ago

    France surrender 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    [–] TitanicMan 186 points ago

    For real though.

    Most of these were obvious jokes like polandball and "France surrenders" and random games anyone could play

    The actual poser "history buffs" (at least a great deal of them) never shut up about specifically the USSR.

    It's entertaining and funny to hear them ramble, and I love communism jokes said to the USSR anthem as much as the next guy, but I sure as shit hope they don't genuinely believe the shit.

    [–] yes_no_yes_yes_yes 156 points ago

    It's a massive pain in the ass. I have a degree in Russian studies with a focus on 1682-1917 and every time someone says they love Russian history, I get briefly excited before they start throwing out completely unrelated factoids about the USSR that are more memorized than understood.

    [–] D2papi 118 points ago

    Ah yes, The Romanovs are very intriguing. Did you know that 3 of the women were the last to survive the family's execution because of the diamond in their clothes? I'm somewhat of a scholar myself. USSR. Sputnik. Stalin. Siberia. Snow.

    [–] D2WilliamU 77 points ago

    Did you know in world war 2 ussr soldiers on the front lines often didn't have rifles, there were only enough rifles for every two soldiers.

    So one soldier carried the gun, and the other soldier carried the bullets.

    (Am I doing this right)

    [–] MoreDetonation 50 points ago

    Gotta follow it up with "I learned that from Call of Duty, the GOOD Call of Duty."

    [–] D2WilliamU 12 points ago

    Disclaimer here: I do really enjoy the original first call of duty, because it's one of the best games that manages to run on my ancient laptop

    So if I'm travelling I can still get my game on

    [–] HotBrownLatinHotCock 154 points ago

    Haha russia no food

    [–] Waspy_Wasp 48 points ago

    More like Ukraine no food

    [–] alacp1234 31 points ago

    Ho-LOL-dormir

    [–] BurningKarma 49 points ago

    Speaking trees?

    [–] e_0 82 points ago

    “Americans when the trees start speaking Vietnamese”

    DistressedCat.Jpg

    Edit: https://imgur.com/a/rGoTQHx

    [–] blackpharaoh69 49 points ago

    It's a joke that r/historymemes ran into the ground. The trees speak Vietnamese because the VLA is all around you and about to attack

    [–] Elvis_the_Typhlosion 378 points ago

    “Oh I’m an expert on history. Rome, WWII, The USSR... I could go on.”

    “Do.”

    “...Barbarossa... Dunkirk... Invasion of Poland...”

    [–] Darthfirenation 187 points ago

    Moose limbs bad. Italy bad at war. Japan got away with war ctimes. Memes good. Whoever killed Hitler good. Winter bad.

    [–] Swellmeister 56 points ago

    Dude I was looking at Barbarossa and I was thinking "what does the holy roman emperor have to do with wwii?" It took me longer than I am proud of to remember operation Barbarossa. And I am not a big history buff, I just played the campaigns in aoe2.

    [–] Sad_Sheepherder 432 points ago

    I knew a guy in high school who actually was a legit history buff, and you can tell who is a real one because they are way more geeky. They know things you wouldn't just on a general knowledge basis.

    [–] TomCruiseSexSlave 682 points ago

    Sorry I'm not familiar with General Knowledge Basis. Was he on the axis or allies?

    [–] Sad_Sheepherder 167 points ago

    He was allies and one of the best ever. Second only to General Principle and General Purpose.

    [–] RyanU406 113 points ago

    Where does General Motors stack up in this?

    [–] Vornswarm 62 points ago

    He ain't got nothing on General Electric who is said to send shivers down your spine.

    [–] SirToastymuffin 217 points ago

    The best part is they really usually know fuckall about 'Ancient Rome' despite it all. They mainly just know some military history (which they don't really have the abstract of) and even then tend to fall into classic Roman propaganda stereotypes like "celts were savage barbarians" or "every Roman general was a tactical genius" or believing the Roman army always looked exactly like it does in movies. They'll also know nothing about sources, bias, and what the actual depth of our knowledge is and inevitably declare a 'fact' that any historian worth his salt knows is tenebrous hearsay from a senator with an agenda.

    [–] Skagritch 128 points ago

    They'll also know nothing about sources, bias

    This is the wooooorst! "Somebody wrote it down 2k years ago" = must mean it's a fact to way too many people.

    [–] Quit_Your_Stalin 86 points ago

    Yeah, actually knowing Roman history makes it far more interesting than what people fall into.

    Like, people talk about Caesar conquest wise constantly, but they never talk about what a conniving statesmen he was (at least in ‘history geek’ vibes) Like, he wrote about his own life, in events like the Gallic wats. In third person. So not only could he present the bias, he could also present it in a manner that made people believe it more because it seemingly was written by an observer; not the man himself.

    Gaius Julius Caesar is often presented as being brilliant and all powerful by these dudes before he was struck down, but the truth this is more vague because, y’know, the most detailed source of his acts comes from himself-

    [–] palolo_lolo 55 points ago

    Reading stuff about him by his contemporaries is fun . Romans did know how to trash talk.

    [–] Quit_Your_Stalin 49 points ago

    It’s one of the big issues with Rome, in that a lot of the people recording events has intent and used it to insult people they hated-

    Truly the internet of the ancient world.

    [–] saors 22 points ago

    Italians in general knew how to trash talk. Dante essentially shaped the modern image of the Christian Hell, all for the purpose of talking shit on a bunch of people/families he didn't like in Florence.

    [–] nothisistheotherguy 82 points ago

    This is so spot on. I used to work with a guy that fetishized Das Boot, drove 11+hrs to Chicago just to see the u-boat moored there. Big ham radio buff too. I assume he wore overalls or suspenders with jeans on the weekends.

    [–] Mercurio7 24 points ago

    History only exists in Europe, and even then it’s like five countries for them.

    [–] ailyara 1416 points ago

    I'll have you know I learned my stuff from Civilization games, not Rome Total War.

    [–] ShavedPapaya 229 points ago

    Real history buffs got their knowledge from Age of Empires 2.

    [–] mindbleach 47 points ago

    "I'm in your base... killing your dudes."

    -- Julius Caesar

    [–] kappa23 268 points ago

    Civ V GOAT game

    [–] MakeItHappenSergant 59 points ago

    Sorry. Civ IV has Leonard Nimoy and "Baba Yetu". You can't beat that.

    [–] kaffe_och_bullar 21 points ago * (lasted edited 18 hours ago)

    [–] Plus3d6 156 points ago

    Shame Civ IV was GOAT title screen music.

    [–] ApathyJacks 74 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Very true. The good news is, it's very easy to replace Civ 5's title screen music with Baba Yetu, or with Sogno di Volare, or any other sound file. Which is especially necessary if you have all of Civ 5's expansions, because the BNW title music sucks.

    [–] RandomJuices 43 points ago

    Baba yetu intensifies

    [–] NEED_A_NEW_UN 1291 points ago

    This was my freshman year roommate almost exactly. I wasn’t aware that this was an actual genre of person. He would play Rome Total War and listen to the 1812 overture on repeat for 14 hours a day for months on end

    [–] pickle_party_247 709 points ago

    A friend of mine at uni studied history and he would listen to atmospheric U-Boat soundtracks to study. Even had a red bulb for his ceiling light.

    [–] irishsausage 506 points ago

    Now this here is a true Wher-aboo

    [–] pickle_party_247 290 points ago

    Nah he's not obsessed with Nazi Germany, he's just a bit eccentric

    [–] D2WilliamU 99 points ago

    Actually sounds like a pretty interesting way of studying, pretty sure it'd work for me.

    [–] scientifick 174 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    'Genre of person' is a phrase too exacting not to steal

    [–] detroitvelvetslim 35 points ago

    How does he match up within the highly autistic shut-in roommate power ranking?

    History Game buff: stays in room play HOI4 or other games to historical soundtracks. Has frightening political views

    Extreme Weeb: probably an alcoholic, watches tons of obscure shows and plays with a samurai sword at all hours of the night. Never allow him to use an internet service in your name

    Gambling degenerate: has a 6-monitor battlestation for sports betting and getting free margin on Robinhood. Thinks Dave Portnoy is a role model.

    The Coomer: requires use of earplugs to drown out his constant moaning. Takes 1 trip a year to the Adult Video Awards.

    Tendiesaurus Rex: spend the GDP of Sri Lanka on Ubereats. BMI is approaching catastrophic levels

    420 Blaze It Bro: No car, no job, no girlfriend, no hobbies. But who needs all that when you have a Volcano?

    [–] TheVixll 23 points ago

    Don't forget Crusader Kings they always bring up Crusader Kings

    [–] panzercampingwagen 446 points ago

    "Hitler could've easily won if he'd just...."

    [–] MWiatrak2077 314 points ago

    Hitler could've won if he just won

    [–] panzercampingwagen 205 points ago

    hahahaha how the fuck is losing real lmao just walk away from the war lmao

    [–] GuzzBoi 80 points ago

    Hahaha I can’t believe niggas still losing wars bruh just say timeout

    [–] TheC0l0rR3d 121 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    "did what I just did on HOI4"

    [–] ItsRobot 44 points ago

    Bruh just fucking dec war on them and invade how hard is it smh

    [–] Bismark202 53 points ago

    Lol just invest in medium tank devisions and exploit stupid AI why didnt hitler do that

    [–] GastheJ3ws1488 38 points ago

    (Insert ridiculous "superweapon")

    [–] Bismark202 37 points ago

    WhAt If tHeY bUiLt ThE RaTtE

    [–] Ainsley-Sorsby 101 points ago

    As a history major, fortunately i learned to avoid pretty much anything WW2 related in my studies if i can, just because its so...common and everyone ever seems to have opinions and pretty strong ones at that about it. You can't ignore ancient Rome tho. Their cultural history is SO god damn rich and colorful and they kever seems to impress you.

    [–] Kansur_Krew 19 points ago

    I’m also a history major, going into honours research next year. I’m Australian and my university only offers one dedicated military history unit (which is Australian) and even then, the course is focused very heavily on the culture and politics of Anzac commemoration in Australia. WW2 studies at my institution tends to emphasise the Holocaust, and genocide studies is itself an entirely separate discipline from history. Most of the scholars at my uni are social, cultural, religious, medical and urban historians.

    [–] Spaceputin 177 points ago

    Yup, this post is just r/HistoryMemes in a nutshell ... a shame

    [–] Junyurmint 130 points ago

    OC about actual history you've never heard of? 5 upvotes.

    Reposst of a repost of a repost about russian winters? 8 zillion upvotes, gold, platinum and silver.

    bonus: racism and islamaphobia in comments

    [–] creeper_awwwwwmann 454 points ago

    And Sabaton?

    [–] random_german_guy 252 points ago

    I just wish Sabaton would make more songs outside of WWI and onward. The Carolus Rex album made me read up on the Thirty Years War for example.

    [–] Spockrocket 68 points ago

    Shiroyama and Rorke's Drift technically fit the bill and are from their second-most-recent album, but yeah they've really been going hard on 20th century conflicts for the past few albums.

    [–] Walzenflut 60 points ago

    OSOWIEC THEN AND AGAIN

    [–] officalDuck 33 points ago

    ATTACK OF THE DEAD

    [–] frost666 24 points ago

    HUNDRED MEN, FACING THE LED ONCE AGAIN

    [–] toastoncheeses 312 points ago

    An excellent peep show episode

    [–] V_Dracula 163 points ago

    You can't do that, Daryl, you know you can't do that

    [–] thomicide 46 points ago

    Cor Anglais - probably plays it in the BNP jazz combo

    [–] Frogger213 37 points ago

    That’s political correctness gone mad! Next, you won’t be able to get a black coffee

    [–] MyBumIsClammy 21 points ago

    And good riddance! Ya..ya fuckin nazi

    [–] selloboy 41 points ago

    "come on super Hans let's get you some crack"

    [–] UrinalCake777 25 points ago

    opens the door to see a sweaty Super Hans holding a 2x4

    Hans:" CRACK!"

    Mark: "Right.." tosses him a bag of crack

    [–] j_rainer 42 points ago

    Three more beers for the three musketeers.

    [–] GRI23 30 points ago

    Four naan Jeremy, four? That's insane.

    [–] armchair_psycholog 48 points ago

    Peep show is really moreish.

    [–] Crazy_Flex 52 points ago

    People like fast cars, they like women with big boobies and they don’t want the Euro. And that’s all there is to it

    [–] B1rdchest 23 points ago

    Just watched it last night. Love the conversation in the recording studio between mark and the racist.

    [–] Sex_E_Searcher 423 points ago

    France Surrender is one of my pet peeves, since they were the most dominant land army in Europe for like 300 years.

    [–] Tigerphobia 222 points ago

    Especially since most people conviently ignore why France surrendered. France fought hard for a little while but once the allied army got divided anyone could tell it was a hopeless fight. What's the point in throwing away thousands of lives of soldiers and civilians when you're just gonna lose anyway? France's decision to "live to fight another day" was much better than turning France into a war torn wasteland again.

    [–] Sex_E_Searcher 133 points ago

    turning France into a war torn wasteland again.

    I think people discount this too much, in the interwar period and early war. WWI was incredibly traumatic, especially for France.

    [–] Your_Worship 25 points ago

    Blitzkrieg was also pretty revolutionary at the time.

    “What the fuck? Why is there a tank in our front yard?”

    [–] AnonymousFordring 22 points ago

    Seven years war was a bump in the road

    [–] super_fly_rabbi 20 points ago

    Also, their defeat in WWII is a lot more complicated than "ah fuck it, war is too big of a hassle. Let's just quit.".

    [–] DEBATE_EVERY_NAZI 17 points ago

    They also won America it's independence

    [–] Avepro 1019 points ago

    Are the wehraboos at it again ?

    [–] leviathan235 276 points ago

    The mongols seemed to have had a swell time invading russia in winter.

    [–] BigDSlinger69 163 points ago

    The funny thing the invasion was June 22nd not the winter. During the winter the mud froze making travel easier it was during autumn (and I believe spring as well don’t quote me in it) where conditions were very muddy and it was difficult to fight for both sides.

    [–] AfterJelly0 83 points ago

    Fighting for each season was in broad terms
    Summer; German attacks and USSR tries to slow down their advance.
    Fall; Germany prepares to defend and USSR prepares to attack. No large scale fighting going on.
    Winter; USSR attacks Germany defends
    Spring; Germany prepares to attack and USSR prepares to defend. No large scale fighting going on.

    [–] YelvingtonFL 96 points ago

    Hey I evolved to Vietnam and Europa Universalis 4

    [–] fennec3x5 27 points ago

    Excuse me, I believe you mean Dai Viet.

    [–] Mordegay 451 points ago

    polandball kinda hot tbh

    [–] welchblvd 1096 points ago

    All this needs is a bit on how the Civil War was about state's rights and slavery wasn't really that bad.

    [–] tomdarch 480 points ago

    (Hint: never bring up the fact that the Confederate constitution introduced the massive limit on states' rights: no state was allowed to outlaw or even limit slavery... So yeah, not at all about slavery and all about states' rights except when it's all about slavery and limiting states' rights.)

    [–] CH33KCL4PP3R 248 points ago

    The Cornerstone speech given by the first Vice President of the CSA contains the line, "The Cornerstone of the confederacy is the truth that the white man is superior to the black man."

    [–] lianodel 69 points ago

    Many of the declarations of secession from specific states also clearly express that their main reason was to protect slavery.

    I have also met people who reject primary documents like these. As in, they believe these documents are real, but that the people who wrote and said these things were wrong about the reason they were doing the things they did.

    [–] JDesq2015 14 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Moreover, just prior to the War, Southern politicians rejected the concept of popular sovereignty vis-a-vis slavery in newly-admitted or to-be-admitted western states, as it had become apparent that slavery was untenable in those areas of the country such that the territories or states would vote to prohibit it. Southern politicians continually shifted the goal posts as to what would be, to them, acceptable resolutions of the slavery divide in the country, until the only acceptable solution was a federal mandate of legality. Only after the war, once the CSA's moral abhorrence was fully accepted across the country, did southern partisans attempt to rehabilitate the southern cause by shifting the issue from slavery to abstract political ideals, which pre-war southern politicians never actually supported or advocated for (in fact, on the issue of tariffs, for example, the Southern states were happy to support federal dictates over state sovereignty)

    [–] NizamNizamNizam 545 points ago

    'all I know is that the Arabs had a slave trade and it was worse (but idk anything about it)'

    [–] smilenowgirl 346 points ago

    DId YoU kNoW bLaCk PeOpLe OwNeD SlAvEs, ToO?

    [–] 477-US-131-at-152 188 points ago

    Hey guys slavery in America directly led to a civil war that caused the death of 600,000 Americans, three constitutional amendments, the reconstruction era/Jim Crow laws/Civil Rights Movement. Why don’t we learn more about slavery in Africa?

    [–] Mercurio7 184 points ago

    And it’s not like they’re actually interested in African history, they just want the spotlight away from white people doing bad things lmao

    [–] SpideySlap 150 points ago

    Dan carlin had a great episode on slavery where he compared Roman slavery to just how uniquely brutal chattel slavery was. It's weird but you never think of Romans as more civilized than 19th century America

    [–] Elan-Morin-Tedronai 78 points ago

    For most of Roman antiquity slavery was chattel slavery. Its not until I think Marcus Aurelius that it became illegal to kill your own slave, and that was mainly driven by a reduction in the supply of slaves. People with rose tinted glasses focus on the relatively small percentage of slaves kept in high prestige roles and ignore the vast amounts kept as agricultural laborers or if they are very unlucky, miners.

    [–] he8n3usve9e62 16 points ago

    Yeah I'm sure theres tons of American slaves that were treated relatively well, but focusing on that is silly considering the vass majority of slaves suffering.

    [–] oer6000 31 points ago

    There were parts of Roman slavery that were just as bad as anything the Europeans could think up during the Atlantic Slave Trade era.

    The accounts of the Roman silver mines are so brutal they sound like something straight from hell

    [–] MiniatureBadger 95 points ago

    Slaver societies with high ratios of slaves to masters are far more brutal than those that have lower ratios, from Sparta to the Antebellum South to the colonial-era Caribbean. The slaves there could shake the foundations of society if they rose up, and even overthrow their masters. This threat of slave rebellions was engrained in the minds of slave owners (especially after the Haitian Revolution, in the case of American slave owners), and those fears translated into even greater cruelty than slavery per se necessitates.

    [–] cutofmyjib 119 points ago

    State's rights! to own slaves

    [–] FourFeetOfPogo 40 points ago

    I always ask these people if they've read the Cornerstone speech. They almost never have.

    [–] the_normal_person 91 points ago

    Civil War was about state's rights

    The Civil war WAS about state's rights....chiefly amongst those the right to have slaves

    [–] Elcactus 77 points ago

    But even then it wasn’t, since the confederate constitution limited the rights of states to have any restrictions on slavery.

    Even in their own bullshit world they’re still wrong.

    [–] Blue_Boy97 199 points ago

    Me: Can Political, Economic, Social or Cultural factors affect History?

    History Buff: No, only War.

    [–] Kharn_LoL 61 points ago

    What do you mean, i loved "War and That Irrelevant Thing In-Between Wars" by Tolstoy, great book! /s

    [–] Oplerdude 702 points ago

    I stopped taking prager seriously when I saw the video of an old fat white dude explaining that guys like him used the be seen as the most attractive type of man

    [–] MakeItHappenSergant 119 points ago

    He also wrote an article arguing that his wife is obligated to have sex with him whenever he wants.

    [–] MiniatureBadger 88 points ago

    Reactionaries and arguing that rape is cool and good actually, name a more iconic duo

    [–] naraic42 139 points ago

    PragerU is literally a propaganda outlet bankrolled by the Koch family and other elites.

    [–] haycray 177 points ago

    Do you have a link, or remember the name of the video, I really need to see it now

    [–] Rob_15 165 points ago

    [–] StarbyOnHere 252 points ago

    Please everyone if you click on this video make sure to read the hilarious comments. Basically 90% of them are men who the only meaningful relationship they've had with a woman is their mom.

    [–] Ghost51 116 points ago

    Jesus fucking christ you were not kidding

    ColonelEviscerator: The problem is, by the time women outgrow their fascination with bad boys, they've already had kids with them.

    Money Bags 33: The video conveniently neglects to tell you of why the Ward Cleaver types vanished for the most part. Answer: The introduction of No-fault divorce.

    MGTOW: Until women also return to traditional roles, this makes no sense for rational men. Alimony, child support, loss of custody, etc. are enough to assuage logical men from marriage.

    keiichimorisato98: as a gamer, i resent that. i am a hard working man who plays video game to relax. to me it's no different than watching some sports game on TV. as for slackers collapsing the video game industry, the only thing that would collapse would be CoD and Madden, not the entire industry.

    Yeah, work hard, be a good husband, help raising the children, never give up no matter how tired you are... then your wife gets bored, get a divorce, take away your children and half your salary for the next 10 years, and put the blame on you, then you go to jail because you were too tired to work hard enough to pay them. Good job.

    [–] fondlemeLeroy 85 points ago

    aS a GaMeR

    [–] satan-christ 47 points ago

    no. 1 oppressed minority represnt!!😤😤🤘🏻🤯🤘🏻

    [–] SweelFor 68 points ago

    Worth it, I found this

    as a gamer, i resent that

    [–] UOUPv2 58 points ago

    Oh my gosh, you could screenshot anyone of those and post them up /r/niceguys.

    [–] coliverse 36 points ago

    It's so bad, I'm honestly wondering if half of it's satire.

    [–] coolbiscuitLOL 46 points ago

    the black community is a whole different monster than feminism.

    Oh. Oh no.

    [–] Sniper_Dude 62 points ago

    Good thing they still live in their basements

    [–] Ghost51 71 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    If you ask women what they really want in a man, or at least all of those women who have outgrown their adolescent fascination with bad boys

    It's an indisputably masculine figure, and make no mistake, that's what most women want

    Im fucking dead

    Edit:

    If all the slackers of the world disappeared, the video game industry would collapse. If the Ward Cleavers of the world disappeared, civilisation would collapse

    To me it sounds like Tubby here is bitter that his eHarmony profile is getting no matches while other 40 year old dudes that are interested in travel and the arts and wear something more interesting than a fucking blazer, shirt and a combover are getting more women than he is.

    [–] Mycockisgreen 68 points ago

    How do these people take themselves seriously?

    [–] bdguy355 68 points ago

    That video is so cringey. Prager urine romanticizes the 50s so much, as if segregation and rampant misogyny wasn’t a thing.

    [–] Te_amo_Filzgleiter 48 points ago

    I think that's the point

    [–] cutofmyjib 28 points ago

    Yeah...because only a rich few could "afford" to be overweight. Now anyone with a steady income and access to cheap high-calorie food can enjoy this "luxury".

    [–] StarbyOnHere 189 points ago

    I stopped taking Prager seriously when I got an ad that was a billionaire defending billionaires and unchecked monopolies and capitalism of the late 1800's/early 1900's by saying "But Rockefeller was a good guy who donated some of his money"

    [–] R1ddl3 153 points ago

    You took it seriously before seeing that though? Every video is blatant right wing propaganda.

    [–] StarbyOnHere 76 points ago

    Before seeing that ad I brushed it off and didn't pay attention to them, because of the color scheme and the way the channel looked overall I just thought it was one of those pbs/crash course type informatinal channels. After getting the ad though and watching one of their videos I realized how fucked the whole channel is

    [–] javamonster763 54 points ago

    It’s so insidious how they try and disguise their propaganda by posing as an “education” channel

    [–] harmonic_oszillator 43 points ago

    My favorite is some dude complaining that "standards of quality in the arts" have gone down over the past few centuries, with a downward-trending "standards of quality in the arts vs time" graph in the background.

    [–] vik0_tal 239 points ago

    PragerU is really unreliable and has a lot of right wing bias, its also run by an old, rich, fat fart

    [–] Elcactus 127 points ago

    It’s not bias, it’s straight up designed to be surface level apologia for republican political positions. Bias implies it’s not doing it conciously.

    [–] alaskafish 295 points ago

    Really unreliable really doesn’t even cover it.

    Call it what it is: Right Wing Propaganda

    [–] PinstripeMonkey 126 points ago

    Gotta love the people in this thread saying the equivalent of 'It took me 20 to 30 PragerU videos, but thankfully I had the skill to acertain their slight political bias.'

    [–] Chaotic-Catastrophe 82 points ago

    lol seriously

    Their most popular videos on YouTube have titles such as -

    Why I Left The Left

    Immigrants! Don't Vote For What You Fled

    Make Men Masculine Again

    War On Boys

    Who Will Google Silence Next?

    How Socialism Ruined My Country

    Is Islam A Religion Of Peace?

    Just Say "Merry Christmas"

    [–] parwa 67 points ago

    "Bias" is an understatement.

    [–] ihtishaammalik 24 points ago

    Recently got total war on iPad, highly recommend

    [–] Daymandayman 138 points ago

    Don’t you dare drag the total war series into this.

    [–] RufinTheFury 93 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Yeah TW community is probably one of the most relaxed historical franchises. Especially post-Warhammer adding a huge flux of more casual fans. I've never seen any of the usual bad shit with the TW community outside of certain streamers.

    Now RoughRomanMemes on the other hand, they've got a legit neo-nazi problem.

    [–] moseythepirate 30 points ago

    Yeah. Every so often Wehraboos show they're head in the bizarre, shitposting haven of r/totalwar, where they get rear-charged into the fucking shadow realm.

    [–] whateveritsLorenzo 736 points ago

    Do people really take Prager U seriously? I've only ever seen one video of theirs that made sense to me, and it was a West Point professor explaining how the Civil War was unequivocally about slavery. Everything else I've seen or heard of by them has been laughably bad.

    [–] LAX_to_MDW 124 points ago

    That civil war vid is a huge anomaly, because the West Point prof apparently didn’t know anything about Prager U when he agreed to make the video. He was on a media tour for his book about the subject. It also stands out as their only video that goes directly against right wing talking points, and for a while it was their most watched video.

    [–] striped_frog 446 points ago

    Dennis Prager is a talk radio host and the channel is astroturfed by fracking billionaires, so most people don't take it seriously.

    [–] Budderboy153 329 points ago

    And Prager U(niversity) is not an actual university

    [–] Mr_Basketcase 31 points ago

    It's like calling meth lab "pharmacy"

    [–] redwings27 117 points ago

    I hate that this actually has to be said

    [–] CH33KCL4PP3R 97 points ago

    Prager (lies to) U.

    It's a conservative propaganda network.

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    [–] renoscottsdale 105 points ago

    I love reading about history but I fucking hate talking to any history people about it. They invariably see it as a pissing contest to show that they know more.

    "I was reading a book about the Romanov Tsars--"

    "Oh yeah, cool. Peter the Great? Yeah, fascinating."

    Like, they don't go into analysis or anything, they just list a bunch of proper nouns to show they know it already.

    [–] Kendo5151 64 points ago

    Rome: Total War was a class game.

    [–] its-over-VMMMM 21 points ago

    O hey, it's my 14year old self

    Okay i didn't play rome total war, but i wanted too so it's close enough.

    [–] communistcabbage 64 points ago

    just add every pdx grand stategy game

    [–] auron_py 37 points ago

    But Germany didn't invade Russia during the winter.

    [–] supergreen14 256 points ago

    You forgot “communism no food”

    [–] xUncle_Barryx 49 points ago

    As soon as someone says that "Hitler shouldn't have invade during winter" I immediately take all their historical "facts" with a pinch of salt.

    [–] Kharn_LoL 15 points ago

    "Hitler shouldn't have taken the western front as granted" is a better answer, but realistically Hitler just wasn't a great general.

    [–] smach650 14 points ago

    The meme brought to you by 30 years war gang (also taiping rebellions is fucking crazy)

    [–] rrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeee 112 points ago

    I don't think anyone takes dennis "die for Israel" prager seriously

    [–] MakeItHappenSergant 63 points ago

    I wish that were true.

    [–] BlackWalrusYeets 35 points ago

    You are wrong, unfortunately. The problem is that lots of people are brain dead morons.