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It seems like Reddit loves sensationalist headlines and predicting imminent disaster every week, only to quickly forget about it days later. Here's a place to document these panics and maybe expand Reddit's collective memory a bit.
/r/PanicHistory is a collection of Reddit threads from the past and present that predict some kind of disaster, whether it's the implementation of martial law, a fascist takeover of America or a looming US invasion of Iran. We're a skeptic subreddit that brings attention to the fact that sensationalist headlines and predictions of doom never really change.
Submission titles should contain the date, the source subreddit, a quote from the linked thread title or comment, and the score at the time of submission. For example:
9/15/15 r/politics: "By this time next year we will all be in FEMA camps." [+246]
According to Reddit, America is...
Best of the Worst
"Google the richest people in the US, then google the percentage of jews in the world (it's 0.22%) yet around 60%+ of rich people in the US are jews. Now, add lobbyism, the most undemocratic piece of shit tool ever designed. And there's your answer." +1220, 2x gilded
"When I studied the holocaust in school I wondered how Hitler got 6 million people to follow along blindly and not fight back. I now realize this is a common occurrence as I watch my fellow Americans follow the same path." +782, 1x gilded
"I'm seeing far more anonymous (and upvoted) comments on the internet explicitly endorse killing those in power, due to the seeming futility of any legal or ballot box methods ... This is not in any way an endorsement, but I fully expect to see a billionaire get guillotined in Times Square within my lifetime. It's simply the direction we're headed ... Après moi, le déluge" +160
Panic Hall of Fame
The PanicHistory wiki
And if you haven't rolled your eyeballs hard enough to dislodge them into the back of your skull, try the following:
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