john green posted this with a video on his tumblr and it makes me so mad : “Many nerdfighters have asked for some historical and political context to help understand the crisis in Ukraine. I gave a go at an introduction in this video. For actual news, I’m following the BBC’s Ukraine Crisis hub.”
many nerdfighters have asked ?!!!!
ugh really people - you pride yourselves on being smart, often to an elitest and rude extent, and yet you do not seem able to basically inform yourselves. If you have the internet connection to ask john green to make you a video, you have the internet connection to go on the nyt or npr and look stuff up. Can’t read well? listen to podcasts.
Sorry but how do you think john green got the info he restated in the video? HE WENT ONLINE AND LOOKED IT UP! He does not know everything and probably had a similar knowledge base to you when it came to Ukraine.
and do not give me the excuse that the media does not cover these things well. There are reporters doing excellent jobs, risking their lives to cover these stories. Sorry, it’s not in depth enough?! thats because it is a NEWS story, so they are telling you the latest thing and may have a bit of backstory to give some context but mainly they focus narrowly on the most recent event. If you want to know what led up to that thing, in stead of freaking out that an explanation only comes four paragraphs down and lasts one paragraph, look up the history of Ukraine, feature stories, Max Fisher’s 9 things you were too embarrassed to ask.
Just grow up. John Green can indulge your laziness, or instead of waiting weeks for him to make you a video that you will watch and then use to lord your better-informed mind over everyone, you could just go do the something he did, and look up info from reputable news sources. Yes, they don’t have jokes like him. Maybe, just maybe though, you can learn about a serious topic without needing a middle aged man to make dumb jokes for you to understand it.
TL;DR Nerdfightaria, prove that you are actually nerd, go out and learn things on your own