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History has taught us nothing

we failed to learn and we shall fail to improve

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User avatar #194 - ruebezahl (11/20/2012) [-]
It would be soooooooooo funny if Cicero had actually ever said that.
#193 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
History can never be boring because it contains every exciting thing that has ever happened AND will happen.
User avatar #195 to #193 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
history is only boring when teachers repeat the same topics over and over again

when i was in high school, the history teacher seemed to love bleating on about the apartheid days in africa
sad when a white person goes on a crusade to generate pity for slaves
#192 - toastiepie (11/20/2012) [-]
Favorite Cicero quote "Twas a fine deed but half done"
#183 - randomnab (11/20/2012) [-]
"Cicero keeps Mother oiled up"

-Cicero 4E 201
User avatar #177 - ninjasquirle (11/20/2012) [-]
Oh look! Its captain Hindsight everybody. Yeah these problems have existed alot longer than Cicero because obviously it was a problem in his day too. But if it is really that simple why haven't we solved it yet? Maybe because while there are common problems for countries each problem requires its own solution because you know the whole global market kind of changed the way economy works, also slavery is illegal and that **** is efficient.
#181 to #177 - ninian (11/20/2012) [-]
Now now... The States which is obviously the target of the content has more or less 100% based itself on the Roman structures, thus they end up facing the same problems and figure themselves to the same solutions. Except these days we incapitate people with solutions like Cicero instead of how Romans killed these men. Different method, same effect. Problem is, humans hate it when someone is smartet than themselves unless they have insight enough to figure out who they are, and most politicians think of themselves as the smartest person in the world.

Are you trying to say that the Roman Empire based their imperial funds on slavery? Because slavery was actually just a way to get use of foes they'd rather to kill.
User avatar #184 to #181 - ninjasquirle (11/20/2012) [-]
Ugh people on here are idiots, the resources and economy is not the same as Ancient Romes so why would the solutions be the same. You people talk of fixing the economy but what the hell are going to do when the advice of ancient Romans was to conquer more, enslave, develop. That doesn't work in today's society unless your oddly advocate we go on global domination crusade to gather more resources and cheap labor I don't see how our solution to our economic woes would be the same as Ancient Rome's.
#185 to #184 - ninian (11/20/2012) [-]
It's obviously not the same resources. And I'm not saying that the solutions should be the same neither. I'm saying that's how the politicians do it.
User avatar #180 to #177 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
empires were built with slaves
the only reason we dont have empires anymore is because the crybabies freed the slaves

i think its about time we listened to the logic of lenin and used ******** criminals as slave labor, have them work off their sentences
put all the ********* . drug dealers, and rapists on chaingangs and have them shed some sweat and blood to contribute something
User avatar #182 to #180 - ninjasquirle (11/20/2012) [-]
Okay that doesn't change the fact what would have worked for a slave economy like Ancient Rome would not work for us. The problems are the same but the solutions different.
User avatar #189 to #182 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
well instead of USA losing money holding prisoners in jail for decades, especially the ones held on death row pointlessly delaying the executions....simply have the prisoners work to not only earn their keep but generate profit towards the state

during 1923-1954, lenin's gulag labor camps built 9 new cities, 12 major railway lines, 6 heavy industry centers, , 3 hydroelectric stations, 2 highways, and 3 shipping canals

imagine the **** that prisoner labor could build with modern day USA technology, USA could be godlike within a generation
User avatar #208 to #189 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
Yeah I would love to have a statutory rapist build a preschool. That **** would be ironic
User avatar #210 to #208 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
well there would be no kids in the place while its being built and there will be armed guards around to prevent him escaping of course
User avatar #211 to #210 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
No I'm just saying the thought of a ********* building a preschool is kind of funny.
User avatar #212 to #211 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
what about a ******** building a hospital or a drug dealer building a treatment clinic
User avatar #214 to #212 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
Or a ******** building a graveyard/funeral home
User avatar #215 to #214 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
how about a white-collar crook who scammed businesses out of million,s building charity centers like missions and churches
User avatar #216 to #215 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
Or just criminals in general building a police station or arsonists building fire stations
User avatar #217 to #216 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
and arsonists help build the burns ward in the hospitals
User avatar #218 to #217 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
People who were arrested for driving under the influence building a brewery
User avatar #219 to #218 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
DUI build a brewery then an AA building
User avatar #220 to #219 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
Tempt them then scold them I guess
User avatar #179 to #177 - thunderkrux (11/20/2012) [-]
Not really efficient, it's just cheaper to beat someone than pay them.
#175 - fapperdefap (11/20/2012) [-]
**fapperdefap rolled a random image posted in comment #1707885 at MLP Brony Board **

MWF trips
#178 to #175 - ninjasquirle (11/20/2012) [-]
MFW you just failed completely
*ps its MFW not MWF
User avatar #197 to #178 - fapperdefap (11/20/2012) [-]
**fapperdefap rolls 53**
User avatar #196 to #178 - fapperdefap (11/20/2012) [-]
i was typing on an azerty keyboard back then and it confused me --'
#159 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
Being a philosopher and a spokesman...he kinda the neglected the obvious question of how we should do that.
User avatar #167 to #159 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
well he was a philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist
mostly he seemed good at coming up with ideas and theories but not carrying them out
#146 - bateking ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
For the glory of Rome!!!!
#142 - pettler (11/20/2012) [-]
Because 90% of the people think that history is boring and unnecessarry.  And I have to deal with those 						*******					 because I'm going to be a history teacher. Can't even name the number how many times people said to me "You becoming a history teacher? Damn that sounds boring."
Because 90% of the people think that history is boring and unnecessarry. And I have to deal with those ******* because I'm going to be a history teacher. Can't even name the number how many times people said to me "You becoming a history teacher? Damn that sounds boring."
User avatar #164 to #142 - satrenkotheone (11/20/2012) [-]
******* history, I love it!
#162 to #142 - amuzen (11/20/2012) [-]
I know I hate history because every history teacher I've ever had has had at least one or two REALLY big flaws, for example one teacher would do things like this
Ok three page essay, due tommorow, can't be turned in late, you have to write it in pen. Whenever he gave an assignment he gave no class time and he expected you to do it that night on your own time and since he didn't accept late assignments if you had plans for that night then you were just sort of ****** .
Another history teacher I had would never write down any of her assignments, she always gave them verbally and as such her words weren't as carefully chosen, for example one question she gave was How would you change US constitution? when what she meant to say was what was the process to changing the US constitution.
So when I think history teacher I don' think, boring old guy sitting around sifting through documents, I think quirky nut case with no regards for others.
Sorry if that was a bit of a rant, I'm taking a small break from that essay he gave earlier today >_>
#156 to #142 - magila (11/20/2012) [-]
I love history too of every age(medieval,ancient etc),it's awesome
User avatar #155 to #142 - silasdg (11/20/2012) [-]
My sister is a history teacher (majored in genocide). Shes one of the most interesting upbeat people i've ever known.
User avatar #166 to #155 - satrenkotheone (11/20/2012) [-]
"Majored in genocide" da **** brah?
User avatar #173 to #166 - silasdg (11/20/2012) [-]
Yes Genocide. How can you change the current situation or prevent future genocide if you know nothing about it? Genocide is still a large problem in 3rd world countries such as Darfur, Rwanda, and Uganda. Genocide still occurs in those places and others.

My sister wants to change that. Shes traveled many times and is now teaching about it.
User avatar #187 to #173 - satrenkotheone (11/20/2012) [-]
No mate, it could be misinterpreted.
User avatar #203 to #187 - silasdg (11/20/2012) [-]
Only if you can't put together a sentence.
User avatar #204 to #203 - satrenkotheone (11/20/2012) [-]
I was trying to make a joke of it really...
User avatar #154 to #142 - DrBobsPatient (11/20/2012) [-]
I always say "damn, that sounds like a low paying, not a highly demanded job"

hope you're fun. my favorite teacher was the history teacher.
#151 to #142 - odaer (11/20/2012) [-]
it's alright, at least you've only got 2012 years of history to remember.
#165 to #151 - amuzen (11/20/2012) [-]
what about the other few thousands of years before that?
User avatar #174 to #165 - kmang (11/20/2012) [-]
in highschool, you learn modern world history. which really is the history of western civilizations from the enlightenment to WWII. then you learn american history, which is the history of the U.S. since colonization up until like past Vietnam but before relatively recent presidents after failed campaigns in both south korea and and vietnam. literally, what you learn in history class is AWESOME to learn if the teacher doesn't drone on and on with a dull powerpoint and how much is really what the teacher learned 10-20 years and knows well. I love history, i just dont like history because i had a history of boring teachers, and my U.S. History teacher made me love it because he shows his enthusiasm he has while teaching

inb4 tl;dr
inb4 red thumbs
#171 to #165 - odaer (11/20/2012) [-]
******** ! everyone knows the world was invented in 2012.

(also, just imagine that the eyebrows are inverted and the face looks angry.. i dont have that rage face.)
#190 to #176 - odaer (11/20/2012) [-]
haha its not that one, but i also dont have that one, so thankyou :)
User avatar #144 to #142 - HypomanDan (11/20/2012) [-]
Ancient history was one of my favourite classes in high school
User avatar #157 to #144 - Katzie (11/20/2012) [-]
"Why can't I get a job? I went to university and everything!"
"What did you major in?"
"Medieval Literature."
User avatar #186 to #157 - HypomanDan (11/20/2012) [-]
I never said it was a guaranteed job, but it was a very interesting class
User avatar #168 to #157 - kmang (11/20/2012) [-]
*anthropology or south east asian cultures
#141 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
Seriously what's up with great philosophers always getting ******** ?
User avatar #170 to #141 - konradkurze (11/20/2012) [-]
because politicians are threatened by scholars
they prefer the people to remain ignorant and dont want scholars making the people smart enough to see the lies that politicians preach
#138 - BobbyMcFerrin (11/20/2012) [-]
"we need to get more money, and stop corruption and waste"

maverick ideas like that just aren't heard of anymore. great ideas, don't get me wrong, but since when has the question ever been what, and not how?
User avatar #135 - Loppytaffy (11/20/2012) [-]
Well, the Roman Empire worked, so they tried to revive it with the Holy Roman Empire.
And then Prussia was like "nah bro, let's have Germany instead"
#136 to #135 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
The Roman Empire worked, until they adopted a Federal Reserve and started a deficit spending brigade... Then they lost their civilization to ******* barbarians... Barbarians man. Against what was once possibly the greatest military force ever.
User avatar #139 to #136 - Loppytaffy (11/20/2012) [-]
Germania, right?
Also, Cleopatra had a large hand in the fall of two empires. Because she was so ******* badass.
#132 - diablojoe (11/20/2012) [-]
Cicero is best politician
#148 to #132 - trevanman ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
If he were to lead Rome....
Well, it would be just the same....
Assassinations and **** , you know, the usual....
User avatar #158 to #148 - malhaloc (11/20/2012) [-]
And he'd still keep his job. Which need I remind you is to care for his mother every need...EVERY need.
#160 to #158 - trevanman ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
I killed him and don't even feel bad about it.
He was annoying the **** out of me.
#131 - soonerman (11/20/2012) [-]
I still like Patrick's idea
#128 - TheInvader ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
i can't believed I have a reaction picture for this
#149 to #128 - trevanman ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
MFW Hetalia.
MFW Hetalia.
#226 to #149 - TheInvader ONLINE (11/21/2012) [-]
i love hetalia and you're GIF
#227 to #226 - trevanman ONLINE (11/21/2012) [-]
I love how Prussia says it in that episode....
Your pic is kinda awesome... suddenly Canada was a badass...
#122 - ronyx (11/20/2012) [-]
You always see people on FJ saying how the governemnt is all wrong and how they know exactly how to fix everything and make the debt go away and take the welfare away and make the economy bloom, but instead of actually trying to fix things like becoming a governor, senator, getting more involved in politics, speaking with your senators or congressman about the problems they would rather whine on FJ which solves nothing.
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#134 to #122 - xxpathofpainxx (11/20/2012) [-]
Because, lets face it, people listen to people who bitch and whine on the internet, right? Oh, and those politicians are REALLY gonna have a ball when you tell them how to do their job right.    
I'm not saying that it's not something to complain about, I'm proposing as to why it's a bad idea.   
Picture is somewhat relevant.
Because, lets face it, people listen to people who bitch and whine on the internet, right? Oh, and those politicians are REALLY gonna have a ball when you tell them how to do their job right.

I'm not saying that it's not something to complain about, I'm proposing as to why it's a bad idea.

Picture is somewhat relevant.
User avatar #206 to #134 - ronyx (11/20/2012) [-]
Beats sitting on your ass whining about it. Contrary to popular belief not all politicians are bad and a lot of politicians actually listen to their people. Mind you most of those people are the older generation that actually get off their asses and go speak to them. Better to try to at least do something than do nothing.
User avatar #119 - tealkangaroo (11/20/2012) [-]
women have rights now
User avatar #117 - BubsyB (11/20/2012) [-]
Anyone else think as a reflex that any year BC is the time of Cavemen? My brain is an idiot sometimes..
#120 to #117 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
Nope. And yes, yes it is.
User avatar #133 to #120 - ludislavonac (11/20/2012) [-]
shut up anon
User avatar #124 to #120 - BubsyB (11/20/2012) [-]
Anon, stahp.
User avatar #106 - traelos ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
Except that Cicero actually came about 50 years before Pax Romania, Rome's golden age...
User avatar #116 to #106 - blackleather (11/20/2012) [-]
I'm pretty sure he's relating that to modern day.
#103 - infinitereaper (11/20/2012) [-]
>Kill everyone   
>No more problems   
>World saved
>Kill everyone
>No more problems
>World saved
#125 to #103 - caesarslegion (11/20/2012) [-]
Cool, lets start with you.
Cool, lets start with you.
#127 to #125 - infinitereaper (11/20/2012) [-]
I am dead every time my heart stops beating
therefor I am die

Your move caesarslegion
User avatar #130 to #127 - novabird ONLINE (11/20/2012) [-]
i know that feel, i have heart murmurs.
User avatar #129 to #127 - caesarslegion (11/20/2012) [-]
That doesn't even make any sense.

#153 to #105 - anonymous (11/20/2012) [-]
exterminatus up in this bitch
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