did you know that Cortez wanted to colonize the Americas because his father left him for a Mexican maid, thus turning Cortez into a racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, trans-phobic bigot who hated everyone who didn't believe in his neo-nazi beliefs?
>>615119 >>615128 Aside from the feminist bullshit, John Green isn't half bad. If you're a hardcore communist or fascist, then yeah, you might find his explanations shitty. But I'm 4chan, home of the edgy 15 year old who loves either Ayn Rand or Marx and just wants to let everyone know how smart he is. Fuck.
>>615141 It's less that people are annoyed that he's getting kids into history, more that he's just the symbol of the know it all high school student, which can be pretty annoying when you realise how simple all of his videos are. I have no problem with the idea of someone doing a video series that shortly covers major historic events, it's his fans that raise his series to the point where it rivals Encyclopaedia Britannica.
It's obvious that the channel has a liberal bias and routinely and purposely tries to provide counterpoints to eurocentrism and misogyny.
I've yet to see the guy make any unsubstantiated claims or say anything that's actually wrong, though.
I'm not sure if the hate stems from: from: A) denial that misogyny is a legitimate social issue B) denial that eurocentrism in text books is very real C) acceptance of either or both and an unwillingness to see them change D) John Green's stupid fucking face, voice, or retarded teen novels E) the shitty music and overall presentation (it's clearly not targeted at adults) F) some combination of A-E
All in all okay show, information presented is all factual, not sure where this meme that any of it isn't came from. Loses points for annoying host and music though.
He doesn't say things factually incorrect, but he doesn't provide the whole picture. His bias leads him to over-simplify, and that oversimplification is why I dislike his videos.
If I were to tell you that the USSR changed the Russian state from an agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse that is true. If I were to tell you that the USSR was able to outproduce all the European powers combined during WW2 that is also true, but it is so oversimplified it is intellectually disingenuous.
>alexander the great wasn't great >calling him the great is misogynistic because no woman has ever been called the great >the ancient greeks were an evil patriarchal backward racist hellhole while ancient persia was a tolerant liberal paradise >the barbaric europeans were so patriarchal and controlling to women that they preferred to escape european colonies and live among the civilized and egalitarian brave noble native americans, this was a very common trend(white wimmin couldn't resist the big red cock) >the rennaisansse happened because the enlightened high islamic civilization gave the knowledge to the backward moronic europeans who ate shit and bathed in piss before the great islamic scholars blessed them with their eternal knowledge >DeGama, Columbus and Magelan were ok but no where near as great and relevant as that Chinese explorer who discovered the east coast of africa, that's a far more relevant discovery than the americas and all the sea routes from europe to asia, we only think it is because of eurocentrism >plus the chinese could've discovered the americas if they wanted but they just didn't want to
>>617488 He's obviously making these slightly contratian points because he, quite rightly, assumes that his viewers will already have been made aware of who Alexander the Great, De Gama, Columbus etc are, and will already have seen 300.
He's trying to broaden people's mind by offering something different from what can currently be found in their cesspool teenage brains.
Of course, if you are /pol/ and are easily triggered by words, this is wildly offensive.
>>615113 If I were going to troll conservatives, nationalists, and all other right-wingers with a YouTube show, this is how I would do it: >Structure my show as a history show, while parroting the most meme-tier left-wing historical revisionism >Get a Macbook >Put "This Machine Kills Fastists" sticker on it >Wear faggy polo with no undershirt >Wear faggy glasses >Have a picture of Gandhi >All my globes are orientated where America is facing away from me because I hate my country >similarly, position the globes so that big, black Africa is just hanging in front of the audience's faces >constantly attack Europe and white people throughout history >basically try to write a Swedish World History textbook in YouTube format >get my faggy little brother to do a show about philosophy and present it in a way that suggests he's only ever read Plato and Nietzsche
All the right-wingers are going to implode with rage! But wait, as a nod to them, to show them I'm just making liberals look like retards, I'm going to draw Gandhi in such a way that he looks like le happy merchant Nazi meme.
>>616349 >Start by talking about misogyny and Kim Kardashian >Alexander wasn't Great, nobody was Great because Great is just applied to men >Forget about Catherine the Great, here have some toilet humor to make you forget about her being called "the Great" >Lemme just do this "quick biography" (What the whole fucking video should be if you call it history) >Proceed to shit on Alexander's memory >Proceed to interject modern values into history and project your modernist self-importance onto those of antiquity who (conveniently) can't defend themselves because they're dead
>>618505 >it's just an introduction of history to the masses so they can keep abreast of their ignorance, nothing wrong with that at all lads >what do you mean bias and subjectivity is a cancer to history and historical discourse? >lol stfu gb2pole S T O P
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