History, politics, wars.
I'm curious how far the knowledge stretches of the average human on these sites.
Do YOU LIKE Star Wars?
Yay or nay? Lets talk
What do you think about Star Wars?
I just wonder why there are so many people are crazy about Star Wars what's so special about it tell me
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
star wars the last jedi is amazing look !
I'm looking for 'Stranger' who talks about star wars and movie with me
i want to add you to my friieeennndddd
What is the best order to watch the “Star Wars” series?
/What is the best order to watch the “Star Wars” series??
Anyone excited for Star Wars the last Jedi !?!?
Where are all my Star Wars fans at right now ?
Male 22 who said Food Wars is gey, GET YOUR ASS OVER HERE lel
I lost Wi-Fi so I disconnected. Our fight is far from over!
And here's a free cookie for you, passerby!
Conspiracy theorists unite!
@thestrangest Sorry for my late response, I was pretty busy (I had a brief break to up-vote your post).
My influences are varied and include those I don't share the views of anymore.
Gooood. Signs that you are thinking for yourself. It is hard to disagree with people you like but when someone is thinking for themselves it is almost impossible to find someone you do not disagree with on something.
As you listed, there's Noam Chomsky who helped me become more left-wing and question US foreign-policy propoganda.
Great. I love him, he's really smart and up until now for lack of my efforts to discover all of his views but i love what i have seen so far.
Before, I was against some wars but still believed the very lies used to justify many of them. At the time, I was sorta an anarchist (didn't last very long). Then, I'd have to give creds to Michael Parenti who I agree with on quite a lot of things.
He is not very known so i had to youtube him and i found videos of him talking about wars and i liked them.
As far as the New-atheists you listed, I'm not a huge fan tbh.
I can undersrand where you are coming from since what you could have seen is just their imperfections. There was a debate i once watched a lil bit between Christopher Hitchens and Michael Parenti in which who won is very clear today. The debate can be summed up in 2 quotes
"No experience like the look on the face of people who are suddenly free" - Christopher Hitchens
Hitch had good intentions and that the war would result in the liberation of the Iraqi people but he did not have a good grasp of how things would have eventually turned out neither did he have a grasp on the US gouvernements true intentions behind the war. So as he supported the Iraq war ofcourse i have to disagree with him on that.
"I think in 5 to 10 years you'll have found that Iraq still hasn't recovered" - Michael Parenti
He was right as fuck and there is no doubt he won the debate but Hitch's books do not touch on the Iraq war as far as i know. He stays in his field of experience in his writing and his writing is damn good, i only read one of his books and mearly started reading some others abd if you forget what he thought about the Iraq war since they are not in his writing you can see clearly how great of a mind he was. On subjects like God, Mother teresa, Henry Kissenger, the idiocy of US presidents, princess Diana.... he was a perfect orator and writer.
Christopher was pro-Palestine which is great but Sam Harris is Pro-Israeli which to this point is the only thing i disagree with Sam for and thank the non-existent gods that he knows and says that he is uneducated on the topic and therefore rarely talks about it. Sam Harris like Hitch stays in his field of experience. Sam Harris is a fucking genius when it comes to the philosophy of free-will and the self, he is amazing when talking about spirituality as an atheist and his guided meditation audio seminars are unbelievable. His books on God, Free-will, The Self, Spitituality, US ignorance... are amazingly well written.
Richard Dawkins stays only in his field of expirience abd never even talks about anything else by giving his own opinions on them so as far as i have seen all he says and writes about is pure gold.
I am simply not very well educated Daniel Dennet but he seems to be more like Dawkins.
I'm probably an atheist but
??? You probably don't believe in god? How does that work
like gay marriage, it's one of those issues that doesn't make me that passionate anymore.
Because it is finally legal, Duh.
There's also several big people from history who, while many of them are im-perfect and made many, many mistakes, did lots of good.
I understand. Like the child molestor Ghandi and the wife-beater John Lennon lol.
@Marija @TheStrangest what do you two think about the whole New World Order idea, collapse of the US economy and currency, world war 3, and the whole idea of an evil cabal trying to take over the world???
With NWO conspiracies, there is usually many truths twisted into really batshit directions. Like, lets take NATO for example. I hate it and what it did to countries like Yugoslavia (now Serbia and Montenegro) and Libya. I agree that the reason they did it was not to stop what they claimed the leaders of these countries were doing (which, probably, wasn't even happening at least not on the scale claimed) but, rather, to satisfy their own economic interests which wanted the resources and labor of countries that weren't willing to submit to their will. But then there's people who claim that the US funded the KLA and attacked Yugoslavia because Albanians are majority-Muslim and this is an evil plot to attack Christians or some crap. Same with anti-Jewish conspiracies. Yes, there is an un-equal economic system but it's not because Jews. Also, many times, Illuminati seems to be a label put on real organizations. Why bother? Just call them NATO, EU, etc.
Basically, what I'm saying is a lot of people who talk about things like the NWO take truths and things I agree with but fantasticize them with fictional elements like plots to turn people gay or aliens or Jews and Muslims are trying to do every single little bad thing in the world or other crap like that.
I agree with you here. I think you would enjoy an example of this in action. George here talkd pure truth and what he says is very similar to what conspiracy theorists say but they just as you say twist them into a lot of batshit directions.
Here are 2 other vids but they do not have so much to do with conspiracies, they are just for incase you liked the first vid and wanted to watch more if George: