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If Christopher Columbus was Adolph Hitler....

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Frumundah Finnatic, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Frumundah Finnatic

    Frumundah Finnatic U Mad Miami?

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    Then Bartolomé de las Casas was Oskar Schindler

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    I think that this part at the end of the site was equally important

     
  2. CaribPhin

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    Completely unrelated, but the oatmeal is so full of ****. It's like neckbeard crack.

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  3. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I like the oatmeal cartoons. HOwever, he pissed me off with his tesla vs edison cartoon lol Hard for me to take much of what he says seriously anymore.
     
  4. Fin D

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    What were the inaccuracies? (Not arguing, I honestly don't know.)
     
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  5. unluckyluciano

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    Not sure if he has any inaccuracies. I do think his narrative seemed to paint edison as an over the top devil and tesla as some sort of saint. In other words it comes off as rhetoric rather then completely honest.
     
  6. Fin D

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    Hypothetically, if the facts he listed were true, then is it rhetoric? Again, I don't really know, I've heard both sides in the past.
     
  7. unluckyluciano

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    you can paint facts in other lights. So, yes it can be rhetoric.
     
  8. unluckyluciano

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  9. Ohiophinphan

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    I spent a great deal of time around both of Edison's homes in NJ and FL so hearing about him was common. By most accounts he was an extremely intense and somewhat humorless individual who engendered either great loyalty or intense dislike. It is not a coincidence that he should be a hard subject for biographies and "factual" accounts. Likewise Tesla was something of an extreme eccentric. Both had egos as large as their IQ's. The battle between which should deserve credit for what will never end or be "solved" in my opinion.

    As to the original point of this particular thread, I am less willing to demonize Columbus than some other students of the period. He was a rich combination of saint and sinner. Having said that de las Casas was indeed a remarkable figure and very much a man who was capable of seeing right and wrong in terms that were not as controlled by the societal norms of his time than others. William Wilberforce was another of those extraordinary people.
     
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  10. unluckyluciano

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    amen
     
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  11. anlgp

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    I think the Oatmeal is hilarious. I don't really delve too much into Tesla / Edison and this kind of stuff. I more go for the bobcats, grammar, and any personal story he has. His house burned down when he was a kid and he made it a very humorous story, and he enjoys running and has a few cartoons about that, as well. Also, the pterodactyl song.
     
  12. unluckyluciano

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    yeah I like him too. I just think in terms of some of his science and history its a bit hard for me to not second guest what he's saying.
     
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  13. gafinfan

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    "As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy." Christopher Dawson

    "Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable." G. K. Chesterton
     
  14. MikeHoncho

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    What if Martha Stewart?
     

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