5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

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5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:52 pm

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-odd-similarities-between-dark-ages-modern-america/

In Which ATB gives a history lesson and tries to convince us that Capitalism and Feudalism are the same thing.
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Re: 5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby gisambards » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:42 am

Article best summed up by the current top comment:
AngerPromotion wrote:5 things that Modern America and Middle Ages has in common with every other period of history.


The article doesn't make any stupid points, but it is just all very obvious and not that revelatory.
It is also full of inaccuracies: the term "Dark Ages" hasn't been used to refer to that period for a long time - it's no longer accepted that that period saw a marked decline in knowledge - and there's a bit where he blames the Catholic Church for causing the supposed loss of knowledge, which is if anything the opposite of what happened.
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Re: 5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby Twistappel » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:09 am

Ericthebearjew wrote:http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-odd-similarities-between-dark-ages-modern-america/

In Which ATB gives a history lesson and tries to convince us that Capitalism and Feudalism are the same thing.

You say "tomato", I say "making a comment on the lack of social mobility in the modern-day USA, based on Marxist theory".
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You say "New World Order" "communist echo chamber" like it's a bad thing.

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Re: 5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby Tesseracts » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:27 am

This is the weirdest anti Trump article I've read.

I like how for evidence of social immobility, they reference opinion polls. In reality America has better social mobility than most nations.
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Re: 5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby NathanLoiselle » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:35 am

I'm more concerned by the four awful secrets no one is telling me about windows 10. I mean, what could they possibly be?
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Re: 5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby Twistappel » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:47 am

Tesseracts wrote:This is the weirdest anti Trump article I've read.

I like how for evidence of social immobility, they reference opinion polls. In reality America has better social mobility than most nations.

Most nations, yes. Most wealthy nations, not so much.

Eg.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/us/harder-for-americans-to-rise-from-lower-rungs.html?sq=mobility&st=cse&scp=1&pagewanted=all&_r=0
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Re: 5 Weird Ways America Has Returned To The Dark Ages

Postby Knicholas » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:00 am

I like how he equated AIDS and HIV with the plague. Because if it killed 30 million people then and it has killed 39 million people today, clearly they are the same.
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