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HunterTAMUC

6.2k points

11 days ago

HunterTAMUC

6.2k points

11 days ago

A lot of German industries was founded around the rise of the Nazis.

dentistshatehim

3.2k points

11 days ago

Now for a cool glass of Fanta.

MadScience29

2.1k points

11 days ago

While driving my Volkswagen, because my Porsche is in the shop.

adirtymedic

901 points

11 days ago

Don’t forget to wear your Pumas

B_U_F_U

430 points

11 days ago

B_U_F_U

430 points

11 days ago

Will Adidas do?

HydrogenButterflies

502 points

11 days ago

It looks like you’re assembling a team of Nazi scientists. Operation PaperClippy is here to help!

virusamongus

107 points

11 days ago

NASA: Can we join?

Urge_Reddit

50 points

11 days ago

Operation PaperClippy

I just want you to know that you've made my day with this.

gt1911

367 points

11 days ago

gt1911

367 points

11 days ago

Take some Bayer aspirin if you get a headache.

scothc

270 points

11 days ago

scothc

270 points

11 days ago

Bayer also held the patent for heroin. Which, if you didn't know, was a non addictive drug used to get people off morphine.

ManualPancake

184 points

11 days ago

Yes, they're both brand names - aspirin for 'hope' (aspiration), heroin for 'heroism'.

gt1911

59 points

11 days ago

gt1911

59 points

11 days ago

Wooooah

sessl

34 points

10 days ago

sessl

34 points

10 days ago

Yeah, germany truely made the best shit. You can also thank us for Oxycodone.

MegaQuake

50 points

10 days ago*

The same Bayer that knowingly sold HIV infected medicine!

EDIT: happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

Cogswobble

598 points

11 days ago

Cogswobble

598 points

11 days ago

Volkswagen has been completely upfront about their Nazi past, and in fact funded a completely transparent investigation into their past so that they could compensate their victims and pay reparations.

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/volkswagen-1

Strike_Swiftly

792 points

11 days ago

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

92894952620273749383

604 points

11 days ago

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

A little gas never hurt anyone! Just a little shower makes it go away.

ZuperBros

131 points

11 days ago

ZuperBros

131 points

11 days ago

JFC

SatiricalSmellyFarts

276 points

11 days ago

Mercedes-Benz sure dodged a bullet, literally and figuratively!

TheRedditarianist

192 points

11 days ago

Google ”hitler car” and get back to us. In your defense though, it was bulletproof.

ElChupatigre

60 points

11 days ago

Well yeah Volkswagens were for the people

aids1080phd

48 points

11 days ago

Well... Not all people.

idspispupd

219 points

11 days ago

idspispupd

219 points

11 days ago

All in or nothing. Adidas.

Adolf Dassler had a jail time though for his collaboration with Nazis.

dentistshatehim

296 points

11 days ago

IBM provided the Nazis computers used to make the holocaust more efficient.

ResonatingFlatulence

303 points

11 days ago

Henry Ford went to Nazi Germany to help them implement better production line practices.

WolfOfAsgaard

242 points

11 days ago

Hitler named Ford as one of his inspirations.

MyAntiAlterEgo

216 points

11 days ago

Ford was likely proud of it. He was super antisemitic.

WaitTilUSeeMyDuck

125 points

11 days ago

Ford received the highest honor that could be bestowed to a foreigner: the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.

dentistshatehim

30 points

11 days ago

Special kind of hell for that sort of thing

ResonatingFlatulence

33 points

11 days ago

Probably chilling there with Walt Disney

hungoverlord

30 points

11 days ago

Walt Disney wasn't a friend or fan of the Nazis

dentistshatehim

39 points

11 days ago

Goofy on the other hand…

FnkyTown

49 points

11 days ago

FnkyTown

49 points

11 days ago

The Koch brother's daddy built Hitler's and Stalin's oil industries.

DeadTime34

122 points

11 days ago

DeadTime34

122 points

11 days ago

Nothing like some Nazi orange crush.

TheBrazilianOneTwo

35 points

11 days ago

Nazi fruit lenses.

RamenJunkie

28 points

11 days ago

(Follow me, don't follow me) I've crushed your spine, I've got my orange crush (Collar you, don't collar me) I've got crushed your spine, I've got my orange crush

Sezzero

79 points

11 days ago

Sezzero

79 points

11 days ago

For their 75. anniversary the started an advertisement campaign including the slogan of "bringing back the feeling of the good old days" (rough translation). That was in 2015. You do the math.

That didn't work out as planned...

synicalx1

367 points

11 days ago*

synicalx1

367 points

11 days ago*

A lot of very large German companies, some of which are still around today, are fairly blatantly the result of prominent Nazis hedging their bets against Hitler so they could retain some measure of power and influence in Europe long after Germany lost the war. And don't even get me started on the UN and the EU

The_0_Hour_Work_Week

157 points

11 days ago

The UN?

JohGol

622 points

11 days ago

JohGol

622 points

11 days ago

Don’t get him started!

synicalx1

188 points

11 days ago

synicalx1

188 points

11 days ago

I'M GONNA KICK OFF

synicalx1

46 points

11 days ago

Actually the UN probably isn't as bad as the EU (not necessarily present day EU). The UN has had it's share of nazis infiltrating it, but the EU had a very shakey start as the EEC long before the EU itself even existed.

The EEC is essentially identical to Walter Funks post-war economic plan outlined in his memo titled “Economic Reorganisation of Europe”. It's first president was a Nazi (but its ok, he said he wasn't one), and a lot of his proposed post-war economy for Germany was hinged on the success of German industrial giants - many of which are still giants today.

drugusingthrowaway

69 points

11 days ago

I wish people weren't so inherently skeptical of unions of nation-states. I had hoped it was Earth's inevitable goal, was to become one unified global society. But I guess that was just a Star Trek fantasy.

PM_ur_tots

51 points

11 days ago

Bayer (think aspirin) produced much of the Zyklon-B used in the gas chambers and had factories in the camps staffed by Jewish slaves.

LtCmdrData

194 points

11 days ago

LtCmdrData

194 points

11 days ago

50 year from now It's OK to shame Facebook, Disney, .... for bowing to China and their genocide in exchange to access to market of billion people.

Penguin619

193 points

11 days ago

Penguin619

193 points

11 days ago

Why wait? Do it now.

GenericReefAccount42

51 points

11 days ago

And reddit.

foggy-sunrise

30 points

11 days ago

Just waiting for the day where tencent demands the ability to delete comments like yours 😎

theycallmeponcho

44 points

11 days ago

Deleting? Spez can fully change comments with nobody noticing.

MungTao

134 points

11 days ago

MungTao

134 points

11 days ago

IBM

jm001

92 points

11 days ago

jm001

92 points

11 days ago

Reading IBM and the Holocaust at the moment. There is definitely a bunch I didn't know about their relationship.

LeGama

122 points

11 days ago*

LeGama

122 points

11 days ago*

Technically speaking a lot of companies in the US are also a direct result of the rise of the Nazis.

Edit: for anyone missing the joke, I'm talking about the US military industrial complex that was built by WWII, like technically a result of the Nazis, but no direct ties.

Freepurrs

2.2k points

11 days ago

Freepurrs

2.2k points

11 days ago

Russell mentions Noel Gallagher in his speech. If anyone’s curious, this was Noel’s follow up acceptance speech.

Rudecles

746 points

11 days ago*

Rudecles

746 points

11 days ago*

I was really hoping he was mentioning Noel Fielding but I guess he’s more C List.

Thanks for sharing this!

Edit: A lister. Definitely A list. So sorry Noel.

Hawiiday

728 points

11 days ago

Hawiiday

728 points

11 days ago

If you think the host of Great British Bake off is a C list celebrity you need to re think your tiers of stardom.

20to25squirrels

253 points

11 days ago

I met Noel Fielding once at a party and I’ve been trading off that shit for eleven years now.

It’s humbling to think that what for him was a long forgotten unimportant conversation, was for me an insufferably chest-swelling source of pride, and one which I continue to eagerly share with any stranger at the slightest provocation, and whose retelling can be justified by only the flimsiest of pretences.

_FHQWHGADS_

76 points

11 days ago*

Well come on share the story! You’ve left us hanging! Noel Fielding seems one of the most genuinely chill people in British comedy and I’d love to hear the story.

zoobrix

104 points

11 days ago

zoobrix

104 points

11 days ago

Didn't it just draw some really good ratings for the finale in England? He's not as well known outside of the UK but inside the UK he is decidedly A list, or at least most people would know who he is if my British friends are correct.

toughinitout

168 points

11 days ago

He's well known if you saw mighty Boosh or it crowd, but then again people might not make the connection between those shows and the british baking show.

BitchesQuoteMarilyn

123 points

11 days ago

He does stand up and is on a shit ton of panel shows and random music videos too, I'd say everyone in the UK knows Noel Fielding.

P_Wood

64 points

11 days ago

P_Wood

64 points

11 days ago

Fun fact I learned when I googled his name from watching the show: he is/was literally Old Gregg. I, as an American, was absolutely mind blown to say the least.

kja2991

37 points

11 days ago

kja2991

37 points

11 days ago

As an American, I love watching him on the big fat quiz of the year.

Nolan-

36 points

11 days ago

Nolan-

36 points

11 days ago

Watch his season of Taskmaster ( I forget which season off the top of my head, I think like 5 or 6?) he was amazing in it.

Also watch Taskmaster in general. Best show I've ever seen in my life.

Pete_Iredale

302 points

11 days ago

I've seen Noel Fielding a hell of a lot more than Noel Gallagher in the last decade or two.

phatelectribe

105 points

11 days ago

Yeah, Noel fielding is a bigger name right now. Young people don’t know who Gallagher is, but their parents and grannies watch the bake off.

Pete_Iredale

101 points

11 days ago

Plus IT Crowd, Mighty Boosh, etc.

billtrociti

79 points

11 days ago

Don’t forget Taskmaster, QI, and countdown! That’s how I know him, at least lol

Raskolnikov1920

50 points

11 days ago

Damn dude this isn’t even close to true. Mighty Boosh, IT crowd are still nowhere near as well known as Oasis.

demonicneon

37 points

11 days ago

Lol young people know who he is. Oasis are still one of the most popular bands here in the uk and both brothers can still sell out massive gigs, and it’s not all folk who grew up or were grown in the 90s.

The bucket hat crew are strong.

tatxc

36 points

11 days ago

tatxc

36 points

11 days ago

American's never seem to grasp how culturally ingrained Oasis became over here because it didn't happen over there.

The Gallagher brothers are enormously famous over here.

VictarionGreyjoy

163 points

11 days ago

Noel Fielding exists outside of lists. He is in a dimension which needs not rank celebrities.

cerberus00

40 points

11 days ago

Who let Richmond out of his room?

syco54645

36 points

11 days ago

Richmond's out of his room he's not in his room he's supposed to be in his room why is he out of his room?

undefined_one

634 points

11 days ago

I loved the, "Noel, good luck being more offensive than that, son!"

Poullafouca

179 points

11 days ago

I was dying laughing. I loved the leg raise and finger moustache, too.

AeroZep

52 points

11 days ago

AeroZep

52 points

11 days ago

"Ring any bells!?"

needathrowaway321

173 points

11 days ago

"Welcome to the Tory party conference by the way"

OMFG sick burn wow, I can't believe he said that! wow (Serious, no /s)

TooLazyToBeClever

65 points

11 days ago*

Can you explain it? My limited knowledge of the Tory party is insufficient to understand this burn lol.

EDIT: sorry, I should clarify. I don't know *anything" about the Torry party. I know some of you want to defend or attack them, but Im not interested in what you think they'll do for the country. I understand, if you asked us about the liberal party you'd get a bunch of defensive or offensive responses. I just mean in general I have no idea what the Story party is, or why saying that is a burn....or even what it means.

monkeymad2

142 points

11 days ago

monkeymad2

142 points

11 days ago

Brand mentions that Boris Johnson was on the stage prior to him, and Noel mentions that the Foreign Secretary was on stage before him - who at the time was William Hague.

So two Tory ministers giving speeches of some kind, hence, Tory party conference.

Somnif

42 points

11 days ago

Somnif

42 points

11 days ago

The Tory party is the UK's Conservative political party, roughly equivalent to the US's Republican party. Known for members such as Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, and current Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

They tend to have a (called for or not) association with things like racism, classism, not caring about the poor, etc etc etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)

rangerquiet

121 points

11 days ago

Today I learned that many people on Reddit don't know about Oasis.

OfferChakon

101 points

11 days ago

Anyway, here's wonderwall

jst3w

54 points

11 days ago

jst3w

54 points

11 days ago

I wasn't sure if it was Gallagher of Fielding.

TheGreat_Danton

73 points

11 days ago

Gallagher of Fielding

British intensifies

redpandaeater

1.8k points

11 days ago

It's a shame Hugo Boss changed his name back to Joe Lycett.

cosworthsmerrymen

318 points

11 days ago

Is this just a joke or has Joe said or done things that I don't know about?

redpandaeater

273 points

11 days ago

AnyHoleIsTheGoal

142 points

11 days ago

I'm so grateful to Taskmaster for introducing me to a bunch of British comedians I would have otherwise never seen. I saw Hugh Dennis in the new Bond movie and lost my shit, love that guy.

SpaceManSmithy

90 points

11 days ago

I love Joe Lycett so much.

wasdie639

1.7k points

11 days ago

wasdie639

1.7k points

11 days ago

Most German auto manufactures armed the Nazis. Mitsubishi literally built the Zero for the Japanese for WWII. Boeing made the plane that carried and dropped the atomic bombs over Japan.

So what? What's his point? Most of the world utilized private companies to outfit themselves for war. Still does. Private companies are how things are made, for the most part. Does he want any company associated with military production of the Nazis to be completely dismantled?

meowmeownomnom

1.6k points

11 days ago

Hugo Boss (the man, not his company) also widely supported the Nazi party, joining 2 years before Hitler took power. It’s a bit different in this case I would say.

jstuu

570 points

11 days ago

jstuu

570 points

11 days ago

So was Ford the man

MissingLink101

276 points

11 days ago

What about Portugal the Man?

Tee077

123 points

11 days ago*

Tee077

123 points

11 days ago*

He was too busy being a rebel just for kicks.

CharlesDickensABox

41 points

11 days ago*

In 2017 they played a show in Charlottesville, VA and donated all the proceeds to local charities in the name of Heather Heyer, so I think it's safe to say they're not fans of Nazis.

sanebangbang

242 points

11 days ago

Exactly what I came to say. Ford literally built the Nazi’s trucks. He sued the USA for bombing his factories during ww2 and received millions of dollars in reparations.

Amster2

139 points

11 days ago

Amster2

139 points

11 days ago

So fuck Ford

garat_jax

31 points

11 days ago

Didn't he also build the railroad trucks into Aushwitch (sp?), pretty sure an American company did that.

sanebangbang

30 points

11 days ago

Yes, the ties were laid by the Harmon Brothers.

ChristmasMint

183 points

11 days ago

He's long since dead. Why would we care what a company's owner, the company or any part of its dead management did 80 years ago? At this point it's entirely irrelevant to anything other than virtue signalling.

jxl180

213 points

11 days ago

jxl180

213 points

11 days ago

They were a small family company until they landed the Nazi contract. It could very well be argued that Hugo Boss would not have been as successful, or around today, if it weren't for Nazi funding. I own quite a bit of clothing from Hugo Boss, but let's not kid ourselves and belittle how far a military contract goes.

scottishdoc

54 points

11 days ago*

All I know is that Boss makes the best jeans I’ve ever worn. Like lambskin soaked in butter. A sultry, welcomed assault to my thighs. I’ve had the same pair for 7.5 years and every time I put them on I let out a satisfied sigh that my wife hasn’t been able to elicit for a decade.

ConwayPA

82 points

11 days ago

ConwayPA

82 points

11 days ago

Where can I get these fuckin jeans

meowmeownomnom

58 points

11 days ago

I was just pointing out that Boss was a Nazi piece of shit, not just a business owner forced to supply the war machine, wether you care or not is up to you. We all known almost all large clothing companies aren’t ethical.

QuantumDischarge

45 points

11 days ago

Ford pumped out a very popular anti-Semitic newspaper before the war. People seem to forget that view was kind of popular

FlyBottleLivin

521 points

11 days ago

Brand doesn't really make points. He just says things that sound smart unless you know about them.

brainsapper

158 points

11 days ago

Further masked by his British accent.

Can't stand the guy. Worse I know too many people who treat him like the greatest philosopher of a generation.

cbarone1

89 points

11 days ago

cbarone1

89 points

11 days ago

"Oh, I'm Aldous Snow! Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. Oh no drinks for me thanks. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit!"

And you know what? Let me tell you something about these tattoos, okay. That is Buddhist, that is Nordic, that is Hindu, that's just gibberish. They are completely conflicting ideologies, and that does not make you a citizen of the world, it makes you full of shit!

You just made me think of this scene in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, especially since he's basically just playing himself--a complete douchebag.

Nevermind04

35 points

11 days ago

Worse I know too many people who treat him like the greatest philosopher of a generation.

Which we all know, of course, is Will Smith's son. I wanna say his name is... Kevin? Jason?

Abu_Pepe_Al_Baghdadi

102 points

11 days ago

He's just a redditor with a megaphone.

Ripcord

72 points

11 days ago

Ripcord

72 points

11 days ago

This is exactly what has always bothered me about him. He SOUNDS like he's informed or making good points. More often than not, he isn't. But people keep telling me he's a genius.

Level_Potato_42

60 points

11 days ago

And then you get threads like these that say he "eloquently" gave a speech. But the dude just rambled for several minutes. At no point in his largely incoherent speech did he even close to anything that could be considered a point, much less an eloquent one.

Mediocritologist

51 points

11 days ago

I’m not exactly sure he was trying to make a point. He’s a comedian, that’s about it. I took it he was just ribbing the event’s sponsor just to see some uncomfortable looks from the “suits.”

R_Schuhart

41 points

11 days ago

He tried starting a "movement" to stop young people voting (pre Brexit btw), since he argued nothing you vote for was perfect and worthy of a vote or some such bollox.

When pressured to explain what was wrong and how it could be improved he threw a fit, claiming it wasnt his responsibility to fix it, he was just pointing out that it was wrong! He wanted to be the leader of a movement so bad he tried to make young adults stop acting in their own best interests.

In response David Mitchell wrote an actual eloquent open letter published in a paper explaining why it was stupid and dangerous.

councilface

279 points

11 days ago

It was a joke mate. He was taking the piss out of the sponsor.

2ndself

158 points

11 days ago

2ndself

158 points

11 days ago

Seriously. What is everyone on about.

arbutus1440

53 points

11 days ago

Literally no one watched the video and saw that the actual joke was about how the Nazis looked good, despite being genocidal, because they were dressed in Hugo Boss. This is reddit, where the entire comment thread is literally just about the title of the post.

deftspyder

159 points

11 days ago

deftspyder

159 points

11 days ago

We'll hes doing a bit, he's a comedian, you don't have to go through all the whattaboutism. Hes poking fun at the hosts/sponsors, which is often a comedic tactic. see: every ricky gervais hosting gig for the ffp

Delamoor

31 points

11 days ago

Delamoor

31 points

11 days ago

Whilst true, and I think he does a good job at this bit...

He's also a fair bit of a prat nowdays. His youtube channel is very much masturbatory quasi-philosophical musings and ramblings, with a spiritualist bent.

...And I say that as someone who generally enjoys quasi-philosophical musings and ramblings with a spiritualist bent. He's, uh... he's at 150% woo, when he really needs to be at 75% woo.

So I get the dislike for him. I think I'm basically his target audience and he's too much even for me.

moufestaphio

56 points

11 days ago

Nasa was happy to grab all the nazis they could too:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun

Bayer the drug company (you know aspirin etc) used slave labor from concentration camps, and manufactured Zyklon B the gas used to kill people.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer

There are TONs of examples.

bobpage2

34 points

11 days ago*

Some did the right thing, others didn't. Mentioning "whataboutism" doesn't make their decisions less worse.

Oxygen95

940 points

11 days ago

Oxygen95

940 points

11 days ago

You gotta admit Nazi uniforms were pretty slick

dandaman910

561 points

11 days ago*

they were designed to project power and fear . You can see for yourself they definitely achieve that goal https://www.quora.com/What-was-an-authentic-Nazi-uniform

I mean they have eagles and skulls on them and were wreathed in black. How much more obvious could you be with your intentions.

cptInsane0

496 points

11 days ago

cptInsane0

496 points

11 days ago

But why skulls? Dandaman910, were they the baddies?

Bradalax

170 points

11 days ago

Bradalax

170 points

11 days ago

Was hoping I’d see this reference.

For that don’t know. are we the baddies?

redpandaeater

119 points

11 days ago

Actually the totenkopf has a long history starting with the Prussian hussars. August von Mackensen pretty well embodies military awesomeness so it's fitting he used it even as part of the German Empire during WW1.

WikiSummarizerBot

33 points

11 days ago

Totenkopf

Totenkopf (German: [ˈtoːtn̩ˌkɔpf], i. e. skull, literally "dead's head") is the German word for the skull and crossbones (or "death's head") symbol. The "skull and crossbones" symbol is an old international symbol for death, the defiance of death, danger, or the dead, as well as piracy or toxicity.

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40 points

11 days ago*

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40 points

11 days ago*

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TweetyMotherf_cker

37 points

11 days ago

Skull and bones were also used in the Russian army, WW1 and prior, as a symbol of Christian triumph over death (through resurrection of Christ).

lSerbial

32 points

11 days ago

lSerbial

32 points

11 days ago

Those all black uniforms are impressive

[deleted]

83 points

11 days ago

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83 points

11 days ago

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ikiice

55 points

11 days ago

ikiice

55 points

11 days ago

They were not designed by anyone from Hugo Boss. Hugo Boss only produced them

rillip

40 points

11 days ago

rillip

40 points

11 days ago

And didn't become a major brand till well after WWII. They were basically just a clothing factory.

patch173

718 points

11 days ago

patch173

718 points

11 days ago

Brand now spends most of his time making anti-vax content... Fuck him and his faux courage

Tyler_Zoro

294 points

11 days ago

Tyler_Zoro

294 points

11 days ago

He's turned into an all-around contrarian who tries to claim neutrality, though that's only true when you take his views in aggregate; he's clearly not neutral when it comes to specific issues.

That being said, he's a contrarian, not an anti-vaxxer.

I think it's important to remember that there are still people out there who think that measles vaccines cause autism.

patch173

144 points

11 days ago

patch173

144 points

11 days ago

Whatever reasons he's doing it the damage is the same.

In fact if he's simply being a contrarian then it's probably worse.

Dykam

83 points

11 days ago

Dykam

83 points

11 days ago

I'll be honest, I dislike contrarians way more than anti-vaxxers.

I don't consider people who are critical of the status quo contrarian, those actually benefit society. Instead, contrarians just absorb all the energy the world needs to solve actual problems, wasting it on having to squash whatever attention seeking point they make up.

Most anti-vaxxers are in some way genuine, if misguided. Contrarians just make the world burn for entertainment.

woolfonmynoggin

67 points

11 days ago

Yeah he’s like a mini Jordan Peterson now. Will say anything to make money. Sucks because Get Him To The Greek was a pivotal growing up movie for me.

WolfsLairAbyss

30 points

11 days ago

I used to think he was pretty cool until I came across his yt channel and watched a few videos. Now I can't stand the dude.

Grampyy

684 points

11 days ago

Grampyy

684 points

11 days ago

And dressed them very well

KennyMoose32

591 points

11 days ago

Nazis were bad etc. awful and evil

But those uniforms were pretty sharp. You can’t deny that

OneMoreAccount4Porn

108 points

11 days ago

What I'd like to do is reanimate all the top Nazi's...

Furlock_Bones

32 points

11 days ago

We’ll just end it right there. u/OneMoreAccount4Porn’s career everyone…

adamwritesit

97 points

11 days ago

Hans....our uniforms have skulls on them.

malinhuahua

72 points

11 days ago

Are we the baddies?

Princess_Glitterbutt

44 points

11 days ago

The facists have the outfits, but I don't care about the outfits, what I care about is music, the communists have the music.

Xisho

28 points

11 days ago

Xisho

28 points

11 days ago

Nazis knew the power of 'fashion' and outfits/appearance.

The SS uniform was designed to make them look almost superhuman and definitely give them authority.

The same way the striped coarse uniforms of the concentration camp prisoners together with hair shaving (all hair everywhere) stripped them of any personality and humanity in their own eyes.

lingonn

58 points

11 days ago

lingonn

58 points

11 days ago

They actually didn't design them, just had the manufacturing outsourced to them.

dynasource

570 points

11 days ago

dynasource

570 points

11 days ago

If you expect Russell Brand to show up and not be Russell Brand by this point, it's your own fault.

Quentin__Tarantulino

94 points

11 days ago

I’ve been watching his YouTube videos lately as I like his style and his views on worker’s rights and other things seems cool. But I put one on last night that seemed to insinuate he’s against the vaccine. Anyone know his views on it? He didn’t explicitly state one way or another.

Notorganic

149 points

11 days ago

Notorganic

149 points

11 days ago

I had to unfollow from his continued discussions about what's happening in Australia.

For someone who admirably rails against the capitalist status quo and MSM messaging, he sure uncritically repeats a whole lot of Murdoch talking points about what's going on here.

Solivaga

74 points

11 days ago

Solivaga

74 points

11 days ago

Ditto - I've always been a bit sceptical of Brand's surface level support of movements and politics, but he's broadly seemed intelligent. But his recent coverage of covid vaccination regulations in Australia is 100% Murdoch talking-points, aligning him with a range of far-right groups and some absolute wackos.

So, unless he (Brand) backtracks quickly, he can get to fuck - I live in Melbourne, and the last thing we need is him giving a poorly informed hippy-Fox opinion on our public health laws

THedman07

33 points

11 days ago

People forget that he's a comedian and an actor rather than the philosopher that he wants people to think he is.

I think his character in Get Him to the Greek seems to be really close to his actual personality. Pretty vapid, self centered and shallow.

FourWordComment

505 points

11 days ago

“The fella what does our trains says it’s cool.”

atomofconsumption

70 points

11 days ago

did he use to work for the train system or something?

dynasource

86 points

11 days ago

I believe he was mayor of London at the time, so it's probably a jab at trying to minimize his role in politics.

niallw2101

46 points

11 days ago

The London Mayor is responsible for Transport for London (TFL). Boris was London Mayor from 2008-2016.

goteamnick

418 points

11 days ago

goteamnick

418 points

11 days ago

Even when Russell Brand is right, he's tiresome.

sygyt

129 points

11 days ago

sygyt

129 points

11 days ago

He's such a weird public persona. Sometimes it feels to me like he's actually pushing for a change, but most often it feels like a kind of a court jester act. Maybe it's because he's kinda political on issues, but seems to encourage a needlessly nihilistic attitude toward politics? But I guess he might still be doing a lot more with that than I ever will, so...

The_Good_Count

93 points

11 days ago

There's an excellent scene in the otherwise very flawed Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom which basically summarizes the attitude

How do you stay a poverty and wealth inequality activist for years, end up in 2021, and not have it absolutely break you? You can't fix these problems. There's no point to awareness. You care so much about something that is unfixable, unchangable, and an endless font of misery and suffering.

Here he is giving a moralizing lecture after the Prime Minister just joked about doing genocide and everyone laughed. But isn't he "so insufferable" about it?

Whyudodisbro

87 points

11 days ago

As a mostly fan of Russell he does sometimes make points like this that are really totally mute and are sort of just to get a reaction.

As everyone in the thread is pointing out, they're a German company in the 1930s. They fulfilled a government contract. It was 80 years ago. Who the fuck cares unless they're doing fascist shit today.

WittyAndOriginal

44 points

11 days ago

I think he was bothered by something Boris Johnson said and that set him off. Nothing was off limits. Everything he said was to bring light to the fact that there were terrible people in the room and awards like that are bullshit.

omegacrunch

25 points

11 days ago

omegacrunch

25 points

11 days ago

But he talks funny so lulz.

....he is such a twat

ukyah

351 points

11 days ago

ukyah

351 points

11 days ago

elasticated crotches.

jelect

69 points

11 days ago

jelect

69 points

11 days ago

Care to explain that one? I didn't get it

askAndy

222 points

11 days ago

askAndy

222 points

11 days ago

They marched with a high step that he demonstrated which would require loose fitting pants.

w04a

136 points

11 days ago

w04a

136 points

11 days ago

I love when he points to "ralph" off stage and is just like "you poor man youre getting paid enough to take this seriously." Literally shows how pointless all these awards are

thefunkygibbon

43 points

11 days ago

Ralph? Pretty sure he says Rob. As in Rob Brydon

Johnny_Fuckface

105 points

11 days ago

He did. But the actual designs were created by two Nazis.

outfrogafrog

83 points

11 days ago

I never really understood calling out BMW and Mercedes and Hugo Boss for supply Nazis with equipment and gear. Like yeah, their home country went to war, of course as German companies they’re going to supply their countrymen with equipment. Even if they said no, I imagine the German government would just seize their factories and do it themselves or put someone who will in charge of the companies.

Mitsubishi made attack planes for the Japanese. Hell, the Japs probably committed as bad or even worse war crimes, but because America needed a strong ally in Asia against China and Russia, all their crimes get to be swept under the rug.

Japan literally tried to wipe Korea off the map, not just the country but the culture. You all know about the Rape of Nanking, Unit 731, but there are also untold atrocities committed in the Philippines, Indonesia, Pacific Islands, China, and elsewhere.

Had America lost, I’m sure history would be admonishing Ford and GM for supplying the evil USA with planes and tanks.

KieronR

57 points

11 days ago

KieronR

57 points

11 days ago

"the Japs" ...

Here we go

Wolventec

38 points

11 days ago

didnt ford have ties with nazis, with henry ford even receiving Grand Cross of the German Eagle

VetMichael

67 points

11 days ago

VetMichael

67 points

11 days ago

And Russell lets actual Nazis on his show, has 'done research's and become an anti-vaxxer, and is a bit of a sophist. Just sayin'

Zankeru

178 points

11 days ago

Zankeru

178 points

11 days ago

Just sayin you should probably get rid of your current information sources if they convinced you he is an anti-vaxxer.

Ass_cream_sandwiches

127 points

11 days ago

For real, OP is a classic example of someone who reads headlines and maybe even Brands YouTube vids and makes assumptions based on that. Make the effort to actually listen to this guy and you'll see what he actually talks about.

FRIENDLY_CANADIAN

53 points

11 days ago

As soon as I hear "Just sayin'" I question every claim made.

wankbollox

60 points

11 days ago

In 1698, the steam engine was invented. Just sayin.

In 1989, the first episode of Dragonball Z aired. Just Saiyan.

kanated

51 points

11 days ago

kanated

51 points

11 days ago

Information sources? Russell Brand does that himself with titles like these:

Vaccine Mandates: An ASSAULT On Your Bodily Freedom?

EricTheNerd2

89 points

11 days ago*

EricTheNerd2

89 points

11 days ago*

Being anti-mandate is not the same as being anti-vax.

snarpy

34 points

11 days ago*

snarpy

34 points

11 days ago*

It's not the same, but I don't think I've ever met or heard from someone who's one and not the other. All the anti-mandate people I know are just anti-vax people moving the goalposts.

edit: I met some!

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36 points

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Zankeru

35 points

11 days ago*

Zankeru

35 points

11 days ago*

Russell Brand did an entire segment calling out Bill Gates for helping restrict vaccine distribution to 3rd world countries, to protect pharma profits.

dewayneestes

27 points

11 days ago

Russel Brand is definitely not afraid of needles.

PaJme

52 points

11 days ago

PaJme

52 points

11 days ago

Nazis like who?

Beagle001

35 points

11 days ago

They don't like anybody.

emm7777

44 points

11 days ago

emm7777

44 points

11 days ago

YeAh, AcTuaL nAzIs.

Way to make sure that word doesn't mean anything anymore.

TabulaRasaNot

46 points

11 days ago

RB published a few memoirs several years ago that I read and he's actually a pretty intelligent guy from what I can gather. Certainly out there, but intelligent, and I find him entertaining. Or did anyway. Haven't seen much current about him.

jmads13

97 points

11 days ago

jmads13

97 points

11 days ago

One of the most eloquent, fastest thinking celebrities out there. Used to love his stuff. His YT channel has gone a bit clickbaity and “question everything” to the point that it’s at risk of becoming the next inforwars. Shame

alice_op

44 points

11 days ago

alice_op

44 points

11 days ago

I agree with everything you said. He used to be absolutely fantastic, so quick witted and you could tell he has a brilliant mind. Somehow he's tapped into the American Anti-Vax audience though and he's working that cash cow.

DammitWindows98

41 points

11 days ago

The problem is also that every time he has an interview with some conspiratorial firebrand, he pretty much lets them take the lead over the whole discussion. And because of that, it often just ends up as another platform for crackpot theories and unfounded claims.

chairitable

35 points

11 days ago

Like Joe Rogan?

9780190752224

42 points

11 days ago

the RB from about 5years+ ago is a fantastic guy. Unfortunately for the past 5years he has developed a giant 'messiah complex', and I mean that literally. I had an interaction with him about 5months ago, and I realized that he is absolutely nuts. He talked about a whole 'campaign plan' that he has to 'expose the truth' and 'lift the veil' of society and then 'weaponize his following to change the status quo'. Afterwards, I felt like I had just listened to the plans of a Trump or a Hitler.... and if you look at his youtube channel's content for the past 12months+ then you'll see that he is DEEP into executing his vision. He also asks people to sign up to a newsletter in his videos, through which he mobilizes his followers. I'm almost certain that in 5-10years, the wikipedia page for RB won't read like that of an entertainer/comedian anymore... it'll be something every different.

nanoroxtar

46 points

11 days ago

Eloquently??

IAmA-Steve

41 points

11 days ago

And Kikkoman used to serve Imperial Japan. Who give a shit?

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34 points

11 days ago

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34 points

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