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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) - Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. [01:38:59] by guiltystranger94 in Documentaries

[–]Morning-Chub 132 points133 points  (0 children)

My grandpa did the same thing. Enlisted at 16, shipped to Europe at 17. He would rarely talk about the war, but I very clearly remember him showing us his service weapons one day as a way to talk to us about the realities of war. He cried when as he told us about crossing the Seine in the dead of winter, his boat capsizing in the turbulence, and one of his best friends who he enlisted with getting dragged under the ice because of his heavy gear, never to be seen again. He barely got through that story before showing us the scars on his back from when he was hit by shrapnel. It was the only thing that could make that miserable bastard cry. He was messed up from it his entire life, and I after hearing his stories, I understood why.

I wish I could have talked to him about it when I was older. He died 11 years ago when I was 17. Poor guy.

Repeat After Me (2016) - A documentary that explores how we repeat trauma. It focuses on the childhoods of significant American politicians. It explores the idea that aggressors were originally victims. And that our 'leaders' are deeply wounded and feel powerless [00:15:15] by IndependentRoad5 in Documentaries

[–]MrLeHah 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No one comes out of life unscathed. We are all wounded and hurt by many things, and it culminates as you age. That said, there comes a point where you have to discard your own traumas; you can't keep blaming your past on your actions in the now. Thats just being a child and refusing to grow as a person. We get that you didn't have a great childhood, but by the time you're 30, you can't blame your problems or your personal choices on that anymore.

Moreover, it has nothing to do with "leaders". There is a very real "panic" (for lack of a better word) that comes with age; where you wonder if "this is all there is". Sort of like a midlife crisis but its not resolved when you buy a Porsche or bang some 24 year old. Unfortunately, the Baby Boomers were called the "Me Generation" by their parents for a reason - their ankle-deep navel-gazing, the fact they didn't have to struggle nearly as hard as their parents or their children, the presumption of an economy with eternal growth - and now the Grim Reaper is staring down their generation. They're afraid of dying, but only in selfish terms; they don't want to die but they also don't give a shit about the state of the world around them in the meanwhile. They'd pollute more beaches and wreck more rain forests if if somehow meant they'd live another day.

The state of the world is the culmination of a perverse and actively ignorant group of man-children who lack any accumulated wisdom or empathy and we will all be better off once they're all gone.

EDIT: Many thanks for the Gold!

Repeat After Me (2016) - A documentary that explores how we repeat trauma. It focuses on the childhoods of significant American politicians. It explores the idea that aggressors were originally victims. And that our 'leaders' are deeply wounded and feel powerless [00:15:15] by IndependentRoad5 in Documentaries

[–]klaushaus 548 points549 points  (0 children)

The whole Trauma, Dreamer thing is bs. The german word for Trauma is guess what Trauma.The german word for Dreamer is Träumer (speak: troy-mar). Trauma comes from greek: τραύμα (speak trauma) wich means wound.

Both dream and Traum come from the mittelalthochdeutsch ("old german(ic)") troum.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]embrigh 298 points299 points  (0 children)

“Have you eaten?” Is a common asian phrase and predates the CCP. It’s not exclusively Chinese nor is it because of the famines. For him to insinuate this is both lazy and wrong to promote a point. Not saying his other stuff is false but rather to keep in mind his rigor.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]Bbrhuft 146 points147 points  (0 children)

He (Winston Sterzel, aka Serpentza) and his friend (Matthew Tye, aka Laowhy86) left China a couple of years ago.

Winston had a small motorbike company, that kinda didn't do too much business after many Chinese cities decided to ban motorbikes and scooters on safety and noise grounds. And I think Matthew had a medical education company, his wife is a Chinese medical doctor.

I remember watching their channel from near the start, ADVChina. It was great. But after a couple of years their videos were talking more about how doing business in China was getting more difficult for foreigners, more illogical red tape, and particularly after the Chinese economy faltered they felt the Chinese they interacted were becoming less friendly to foreigners. The other problem they pointed out was that President Xi shifted China towards more overt communism and self-sufficiency (we don't need foreigners).

Their videos shifted in tone and now are often very critical of the Chinese government.

But I feel they don't always have objectivity and it seems too much of what they talk about is based on rumors they read on Chinese social media, that they rely on, now they live outside of China.

A couple of video strayed into full conspiracy nonsense, and that put me off watching them sadly.

e.g. 17 million Chinese died of COVID-19 based on the sudden disappearance of mobile phone numbers (this is what happens when you base what's going on in China on unreliable rumors you read on Chinese social media). This was likely due to furloughed workers, under lock down, ending or suspending their phone contracts.

And a highly influential video by Matthew claimed, again based on Chinese internet chatter, that the SARS epidemic began after a Wuhan based lab technician was splashed by bat blood at a lab next to the Huanan Seafood wet market (no such lab exists).

That video was so influential that journalists were asking the White House if the rumors were true.

The claims were debunked here.


There's claims that they are sponsored by Falun Gong, which is nonsense. But nevertheless, there is now overlap between commenters on their videos and the Falun Gong owned YouTube channel, China Unsensored.

They have also picked fights with western Vloggers still in China, which is only making me loose more respect for them.

During the summer an argument broke out between Winston (Serpentza) after Winston accused a Vlogger of being paid to make a propaganda video about the Three Gorges Dam.

I could tell the guy attacked was really hurt, and that was because he knew Winston and Tye very well, considered them good friends.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]CrippledBalls 252 points253 points  (0 children)

They always have the same arguments too. You bring up Uyghurs they say it's CIA propaganda, and when you prove them wrong they say the Uyghurs actually deserved it for "alleged terror attacks" (what defines terror is up the the glorious overlord Winnie the Pooh naturally). You bring up Hong Kong and they fully believe they're in the right since it was gonna be theirs eventually. You bring up Tiananmen Square and they say they deserved it since protesters were getting violent, and hell, they were even friends with the military there's pictures of them singing together until the military had to run them over in tanks for being too protes-ty.

I feel like the CCP's China is becoming something so utterly indefensible, so much beyond immoral shit targeted at literally anyone that isn't a government official or the ideal brainwashed citizen. But it's quickly getting to the point where the moment someone says they aren't against the CCP's actions they are considered a racist shill, which is pretty fucking great.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]JCM42899 1219 points1220 points 2 (0 children)

I'm finding it very hard to see this man as some axe grinding racist. China has never been shy about it's economical, ecological, ethical, political or military actions. Why are people dismissing this? It isn't some hate piece meant to slander a race of people, it's reminding people here in the West what China will continue to do without action taken by other nations. And don't sweep subjects like this away as being part of an agenda created by Western Nations. When parts of the world's ecology are near extinct because of irresponsible practices, it affects all of the world. Even IF some of the things China has done can be exonerated, that still leaves a laundry list of problems they've created. Talk about these problems, have a discussion, don't leave it for our kids and grandkids to deal with.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]Teateareddit 137 points138 points  (0 children)

No you idiot, its another problem along with a shit ton of others, not including the problems everyone has just in their own personal lives. Its not about fitting into an agenda, you simple minded fuck criticizing other simple minded fucks for being just like you, its about how fucking hard it is to deal with all the issues of this shit storm of a modern world that is globalized, full of inequality, in environmental shut down, and filled with vast amounts of misinformation via the internet that people are not capable of handling.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]SurefootTM 186 points187 points  (0 children)

Only Beijing drones would call him a racist. Just watch his videos. They're playing the "racist" card because he's exposing the truth about Chinese government and life in China.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]shadowstrlke 550 points551 points  (0 children)

And even now the CCP is still keeping tabs on him, cat fishing him and trying to obtain information about him. Apparently there's a Chinese forum where they keep tabs on ex-chinese foreigners. What's crazy to me is that he's not even that famous and noteworthy. His channel has like 700k subscribers, which by YouTube standard is meh at best. Most of his videos get sub 200k views. He's not even Chinese, born in South Africa, worked in China for a while and is now in the US. And yet China seems so fixated on trying to shut him down.

He talks about some of these things in this video: https://youtu.be/EaBg06osKXY

I do appreciate his video because I feel like he has lived in China, married a Chinese wife and have Chinese friends, so his view point is not exactly the typical "westerner hates China" attitude. His views stem from very real and valid experiences.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]Terra_Centralis 2528 points2529 points  (0 children)

Everyone on here can call this dude racist until the cows come home but he’s not wrong. There is a massive fleet raping the Galápagos Islands as we speak. All over the world they are doing it. I know because I’ve been researching it for years. My brother in law who is Indonesian was trapped as a slave working on boats in Mauritius for 2 years. He thankfully escaped but they trap people with debt bondage. I urge people to look into not only over fishing but the slavery aspect too. It is terrible what is going on. Enough whataboutisms, this could wipe out life on this planet. Healthy ecosystems in the ocean are more important than just for food.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]krisdaschwab912 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Except he hasn't actually done anything. Just a bunch of empty posturing, like the brodown broadway episode in South Park.

How China is Slowly Killing Us All (2020) - [00:14:51] by Fine-Mammoth-6139 in Documentaries

[–]Teateareddit 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Nope. He was saying (through sarcasm) other people ignore information because it doesn't fit an agenda, but that is a small minded way of viewing other people and why they are unable to make sense of the world we live in.

You need to learn to read past the sarcasm.

Totally Under Control (2020) - An in-depth look at how the United States government handled the response to the #COVID19 outbreak during the early months of the pandemic focusing on the Trump administrations incompetence, corruption and denial [00:02:05] by speakhyroglyphically in Documentaries

[–]guillaume21 500 points501 points 2 (0 children)

I have posted this comment before but here we go again, a list of Trump’s tweets or quotes about Covid 19 at the beginning of the crisis:

January 22: When asked if there are worries about a pandemic, Trump responded: "No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine." [ABC News]

January 24: "China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well." [via Twitter]

January 30: "We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully." [Politico]

January 31: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.” [NYT]

February 10: "Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away." [C-SPAN]

February 19: "I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along." [NYT]

February 23: "We have it very much under control." [via Press Briefing]

February 24: "The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!" [via Twitter]

February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.” [via Twitter]

February 26: “When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” [via Press Briefing]

February 26: “We're going very substantially down, not up.” [via Press Briefing]

February 26: "We're at the low level. As they get better, we take them off the list so that we're going to be pretty soon at only five people. And we could be at just one or two people over the next short period of time." [via Press Briefing]

February 26: "You know in many cases when you catch this it is very light — you don’t even know there’s a problem. Sometimes they just get the sniffles, sometimes they just get something where they are not feeling quite right and sometimes they feel really bad but that’s a little bit like the flu. It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for and we will essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner." [via Press Briefing]

February 26: "This is a flu. This is like a flu." [via Press Briefing]

February 27: "We're rapidly developing a vaccine. The vaccine is coming along well, and in speaking to the doctors we think this is something that we can develop fairly rapidly." [NBC News]

February 27: "It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear." [ABC News]

February 27: "The flu in our country kills from 25,000 people to 69,000 people a year. That was shocking to me. And so far, if you look at what we have with the 15 people, and they're recovering, one is pretty sick but hopefully will recover. But the others are in great shape." [via Press Briefing]

February 28: “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.” [via Press Briefing]

February 28: "The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. ... They tried the impeachment hoax. ... And this is their new hoax." [C-SPAN]

March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?” [C-SPAN]

March 2: "We had a great meeting today with a lot of the great companies and they’re going to have vaccines, I think relatively soon." [NYT]

March 4: "Because a lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor." [Politico]

March 4: "If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better." [AP]

March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work." [via Twitter]

March 5: "The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!" [via Twitter]

March 6: "I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down." [via Press Briefing]

March 6: "Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect." [via Press Briefing]

March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.” [via Press Briefing]

March 6: "I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault." [NPR]

March 7: "I’m not concerned at all." [via Press Briefing]

March 8: "We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus." [via Twitter]

March 9: "The Fake News media & their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power to inflame the Coronavirus situation." [via Twitter]

March 9: "This blindsided the world." [USA Today]

March 10: "It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away." [MSNBC]

March 12: "But it'll be -- it'll go very quickly." [via Press Briefing]

March 12: "We'll be discussing some other moves that we're going to be making. And I think it's going to work out very well for everybody." [via Press Briefing]

March 13: [Declared state of emergency]

March 13: "I don't take responsibility at all" [C-SPAN]

March 17: "This is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic." [AP]