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Holy sheeeeeeit, Britain.

I mean, damn.

Swear to God, political scientists are going to be writing about 2016 for fucking decades.
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Apparently the only person who's more randomly invested in the BREXIT vote than me is... Lindsay Lohan.

Because we live in a totally normal, not at all insane world of normal normalcy.

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With surprising regularity history produces one of those guys who - were he a character in a novel would be immediately dismissed as utterly unrealistic.

Meet King Samo, everybody.

A Frankish merchant who was taking a business trip to Eastern Europe back in the 7th century. As you do.

Decided that he didn't like how the Avars (contemporary re-enactors of the Mongol Horde) were going about their cultural proclivities of rape, pillage, and arson. So he united the local Slavic tribes and led them into a glorious ass-kicking of the Avar army.

The Slavs, not being morons, then made him king.
As you do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samo%27s_Empire

Samo went on to secure his throne by marriage into the major Wendish families, wedding at least twelve women and fathering twenty-two sons and fifteen daughters.
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Lots of trolling in the wake of Orlando, but probably the best Swiftian 'Modest Proposal' I've seen so far was to legislate identical requirements for gun ownership and vote eligibility.

Judging by the comments section the dude pissed off 110% of the political spectrum.
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The main propaganda organ of ISIS is a journal they named Dabiq.

Dabiq is a small town in northern Syria which has been bloodily fought over and has repeatedly changed hands in the civil war despite having no discernible strategic value. It's nevertheless considered to be a great prize due to the fact that ISIS (and a bunch of other Islamist factions involved in the conflict) expect the Apocalypse to kick off any day now. And, according to the prophecy, the final battle will take place in Dabiq.

So, yeah, their favorite magazine is basically 'Armageddon Tribune.'
Which is totally normal.
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Living on a 2016 college campus is a lot like taking a trip back to the 1950s.

A different set of Acceptable Social Values has been adopted, and different people have taken on the role of the Village Scolds to ruthlessly enforce the Glorious Conformity but the basic framework is essentially the same.

I'd extrapolate something grander about the society at large, but I don't go into the real world.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.