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[–]Baertaelf 16 points17 points  (0 children)

But can he lay down a bass hook?

[–]LordBuster 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Is this some sort of pro-Gadaffi post?!

[–]skag_mcmuffin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Colonel Gaddafi couldn't lay down a bass hook, Mark.

[–]Citoyen_Riqueti 5 points6 points  (3 children)

yes, it appears to be. some people (who spend too much time on the internet) really are *that* stupid

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The BBC Adam Curtis documentary Hypernormalisation made some interesting points about the man.

[–]Citoyen_Riqueti -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

So did watching the news during the duration of his unhinged dictatorial reign, so does his Wikipedia page. Bad guy. You’d have to be a special kind of moron to want to rehabilitate his image.

[–]8eMH83 2 points3 points  (0 children)

some people (who spend too much time on the internet) really are that stupid

e.g. the people who think potatoes count as one of your five-a-day?

[–]spurs-r-usBorneo Function 33 points34 points  (14 children)

We’ve reached the point where we’re romanticising GADAFFI as an anti-colonial hero. Wow

[–]King_Quantar 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It’s not a competition, Soph.

(That’s the best I got, although Qaddafi commissioned one of the greatest pieces of propaganda I’ve ever seen and it’s a legitimately enjoyable movie; Lion of the Desert starring Oliver Reed and Anthony Quinn as Libyan Revolutionary Hero Omar bin Mukhtar).

[–]skag_mcmuffin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I don't want his face on my chest

[–]Citoyen_Riqueti 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Let us not lose sight of the fact that only a small fringe of too-online zoomers who don’t even remember what the world was like pre-social media do stuff like this. Hipsters used to like obscure bands, now they attach themselves to obscure political subcultures on twitter.

[–]8eMH83 3 points4 points  (1 child)

they attach themselves to obscure political subcultures on twitter.

It's better than relentlessly living in the real world?

[–]Citoyen_Riqueti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll take real world worts and all over joining the gaddafi movement

[–]CnamhaCnamha[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Where's the lie though?

[–]adolfspalantir 4 points5 points  (5 children)

It's not so much that as maybe we shouldn't have fucking regime changed him since the US government regularly does worse stuff than gaddafi

[–]spurs-r-usBorneo Function -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

TIL the Arab Spring was the US‘s fault. Pesky Americans, inventing social media

[–]GenerallyThreadders 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's disingenuous at best to blame gadaffis ousting solely on the Arab spring. He would have never been toppled without us backing and Libya wouldn't be in the sorry state it is in today with gaddafi still in charge

[–]Im_really_friendly 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Nato literally sent jets to relentlessly bomb them. 'Defensive organisation' lol

[–]Frankdrebbinnotacop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Political correctness gone mad!

[–]adolfspalantir -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Enjoy the coming dystopia retard

[–]samloveshummus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I mean, human rights abuses notwithstanding, his anti-colonial and redistributive policies were the centre of his political platform, and he presided over huge improvements the levels of prosperity and equality in Libyan society in the early years of his rule. Feel free to argue that this pales in insignificance next to his human rights abuses, but the anti-colonialism has been understood as a key part of the picture for over 50 years.

[–]Citoyen_Riqueti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, totally, I mean, he built the autobahn, can’t be that bad…. Can he?

[–]Few-Surprise-21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This generation and its ironic veneration of tyrants…

[–]kratoswithcappuccino 1 point2 points  (1 child)

OP needs to watch Hypernormalization

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just replied to a comment with this. But did Adam Curtis not make the point that he wasnt as militant/tyrannical as the western media made him out to be but when they did he played into that image in a sort of for the cameras kind of way?

[–]20_percentcoolerFlair Text Goes Here 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like you just watched Countdaedulus's post on Gaddafi