The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

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  • Published on Apr 24, 2018
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  • QHXX GLAN
    QHXX GLAN 15 hours ago

    Dislike it because it doesn’t have fox

  • Sp00ky B0i
    Sp00ky B0i 15 hours ago

    If you want a real look into how evil the dragon is, 9:35

  • Adam Lekwis
    Adam Lekwis 23 hours ago

    WAAAA WAAA I DONT WANNA DIE
    EVERYONE IS GOING TO DIE AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT YOU HEDONISTIC FREAKS

  • 高子捷
    高子捷 Day ago

    生于忧患 死于安乐

    • 高子捷
      高子捷 Day ago

      恶龙能促进科技,研究恶龙能研制出更强大的生化武器,探究生命的奥秘

  • FlintSparked
    FlintSparked Day ago

    Terrible ending but interesting tale I suppose.

  • kang C
    kang C Day ago

    that dragon is call death.

  • Psyga315
    Psyga315 Day ago

    Pretty much RWBY in a nutshell.

  • Ronan Linnett
    Ronan Linnett Day ago

    Gave me goosebumps

  • E115
    E115 Day ago

    You realize even with aging gone you’ll still be murdered or die accidentally etc, right? The longer you live the higher the risk of accidental death or even suicide. Which is honestly one reason I support this, I think it would more so result in tripled life spans or so

  • Harkoff
    Harkoff Day ago

    kim-jong-dragon

  • Jamie Olberding
    Jamie Olberding Day ago

    The Daleks would easily kill that foul Evil Dragon with everything they got! The Daleks are a species of genetically altered Kaleds from the planet Skaro, and are among the oldest and most dangerous enemies of the Time Lords - particularly the rogue one known as The Doctor - and most other civilizations. Their hard-wired and strongest drive is to wipe out or "exterminate" all lifeforms that are not Dalek, as they believe that it is their rightful destiny to reign supreme.
    Quotes:
    Quote 1: Dalek: "Our greatest enemies have left the planet Xeros. They are once again in time and space."
    Dalek Supreme: "THEY CANNOT ESCAPE!!! Our time machine will soon follow them! They will be exterminated! Exterminated!!! Exterminated!!!"
    Quote 2: Dalek Supreme: "No power in the universe can stop the Daleks!"
    Quote 3: (Three Daleks start firing as the Tardis dematerialises)
    Dalek 4: "Cease firing. They have escaped."
    Dalek 3: "Final termination is inevitable."
    Dalek 4: "Eradicate!"
    Dalek 2: "Obliterate!"
    Dalek 4: "Annihilate!"
    Dalek 1: "We will embark in our time machine at once. The Dalek Supreme has ordered they are to be pursued through all eternity. Pursued and exterminated!"
    Quote 4:
    DALEK 1: "Electrode unit ready."
    DALEK 2: "Operate. Increase power. Conveyor descending."
    DALEK 1: "By taking the humans, the Mechons have forced us to take action against them. We invade."
    DALEK 3: "Skaro reports they have many powerful weapons. We may sustain damage."
    DALEK 1: "The orders of the Dalek Supreme will be obeyed! The humans will be destroyed! The Mechons will not be permitted to stand in our way! We attack! We attack!"
    DALEKS: "Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack! Attack!"
    (The Daleks get into the lift)

  • Player Salt
    Player Salt 2 days ago

    Its sad that people don't get the analogy you are making

  • Tom T.
    Tom T. 2 days ago

    I keep playing 2:50 - 3:34 over and over, it's inspiring, honestly.

  • Mile Topic
    Mile Topic 2 days ago

    Nvm, I love this!

  • Felix Roux
    Felix Roux 3 days ago

    sooo, how is this a fable?

  • FireHood GT
    FireHood GT 3 days ago

    *uses all the bombs in the world*
    Hah, let's see u suffer b*tch.

  • Sinister Asphalt
    Sinister Asphalt 3 days ago

    The ender dragon in real life

  • awsm9000
    awsm9000 3 days ago +1

    A feel like this is like the monster reaper death

  • Steve S
    Steve S 4 days ago

    (((The Dragon)))

  • Herman Cillo
    Herman Cillo 4 days ago

    Any system that cuts short life is it terrible system.
    We have our own dragon in modern times. It's called abortion, and the plan b pill, and other similar disgusting devaluations of life.

  • iliya
    iliya 4 days ago +1

    We should fund Artificial super intelligence to bring the singularity. Money spent anywhere else is a waste.

  • ME0W GaMiNg
    ME0W GaMiNg 4 days ago

    Is this dnd

  • Cash Curtis
    Cash Curtis 4 days ago

    So the dragon is traffic fatalities... 🚗🔥🐉

  • Cyfi
    Cyfi 4 days ago

    I would have beat the crap out of one of these 'people collectors' and leg it

  • Aviral Patel
    Aviral Patel 4 days ago

    Come dragon 1v1 in sanhok😂

  • Tom
    Tom 4 days ago

    You said it: there is no guarantee it would end this way.

  • Dwayne Camacho
    Dwayne Camacho 5 days ago

    Why tf am I crying

  • DataProwler
    DataProwler 5 days ago

    It clearly wasn't an invincible dragon. I mean, it wasn't even INVISIBLE.

  • Esile Sealock
    Esile Sealock 5 days ago

    CGP is pro immortality. This is his propaganda for immortality.

    • Ben's Dad
      Ben's Dad 4 days ago

      Who isn't pro immortality

  • Prescott The Pumpkin Head

    What if the dragon tyrant had a rider?
    Like a cool black knight or something

  • IC Mind
    IC Mind 5 days ago

    Maybe the dragon wasn't so bad...I would rather live well than long.

  • Bella_ Princess123
    Bella_ Princess123 6 days ago

    dragon just hunt get ur fat heavy ass and hunt

  • Carrie Ganote
    Carrie Ganote 6 days ago

    That dragon, cancer

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm 6 days ago

    bruh just feed it a nuke

  • Dragon377
    Dragon377 6 days ago

    The graphics and animation are freaking amazing

  • MrJustyoutubing
    MrJustyoutubing 7 days ago

    The dragon is corporations, the king is the government if the government got its head out of its ass.

  • Copasetic Arts
    Copasetic Arts 7 days ago

    Never forget that dragons are the so called black man today , Dark Men , moors back then , we did what we wanted so bad that we are depicted as dragons or devils to the europeans lmao ! hilarios

    • Feldhofer
      Feldhofer 5 days ago

      +Copasetic Arts No... actually I don't even get your point, what did moors or black people wanted so bad that they finally did?
      And the video has nothing to do with blacks or Muslims or Arabs so what the fuck are you on about?

    • Copasetic Arts
      Copasetic Arts 5 days ago

      +Feldhofer lmao hurts huh

    • Feldhofer
      Feldhofer 5 days ago

      No.

  • Shitpost Eloquently
    Shitpost Eloquently 7 days ago

    1:02 Vore uwu

  • Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
    Mateusz Wojtkiewicz 7 days ago

    I love the Kennedy quote, which shows we can acomplish anything if we wanted to.

  • Pro Elium
    Pro Elium 7 days ago

    The day they killed the dragon...
    The day first immortals are born...
    Gives me the chills...
    "Long live us all."

  • 강남훈
    강남훈 7 days ago

    The thumbnail looks like the bad dragons logo

  • Steven Mabazza
    Steven Mabazza 8 days ago

    Can you do more of this. This is really amazing. Saving this to my favorites

  • Emynodupeus Dupeusnoemy

    Cool!!!!

  • Reid Brown
    Reid Brown 8 days ago

    The dragon is global warming

    • MBM 3
      MBM 3 7 days ago

      I believe the dragon represents death, literally. Hes made several references to the thought of immortality. and an effort to achieve it

  • HockeyBoy123456
    HockeyBoy123456 8 days ago

    D:

  • parafraceren
    parafraceren 8 days ago

    Global warming anyone?

  • David Anep
    David Anep 8 days ago

    U should this moreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Dragon Red
    Dragon Red 9 days ago

    I like how fucking oblivious and gluttonous that dragon became. It literally paid no attention to what the humans did or were planning or even like, checked on them and reinstalled fear every few years. It just sat and ate like a dumb pig.

  • Tammy Padilla
    Tammy Padilla 9 days ago

    Awesome can you try making majoras mask fable kinda like a series of books for it

  • L L
    L L 9 days ago

    Everyone is talking about symbolism and all I can do is think about how cUte the dragon is I just want to kiss it

  • Petar Velkov
    Petar Velkov 9 days ago

    I'm not crying You're crying

  • Arthur SMYTH
    Arthur SMYTH 9 days ago

    Dat deep

  • poly blanka
    poly blanka 9 days ago

    Wait, that's the message to this fable?

    • poly blanka
      poly blanka 9 days ago

      +Rowan Evans Thank you

    • Rowan Evans
      Rowan Evans 9 days ago

      In the original context - nickbostrom.com/fable/dragon.html - there's a whole section at the end explaining the moral of the story.

  • Young Kim
    Young Kim 9 days ago

    Long live the dragon!!

  • Alasdair Allan
    Alasdair Allan 9 days ago

    Now that's a great allegory for the US refusal to implement Universal Healthcare.

    I wonder if the lack of noticing this in the comments is due to Americans being too detached from the issue to truly understand how insane it is not to offer healthcare to all citizens and the rest of us just taking it for granted to the degree that no-one can really imagine a world without healthcare. For both groups, either having healthcare or not having it is "just the way things are".

  • Jickapow Gaming
    Jickapow Gaming 10 days ago

    like remembrance day...

  • ANNIKA BATRISYIA PUTRI M R XVI

    You know what’s just as hard to fight the dragon with out the misspelling? Fighting a huge robot

  • Mr.Mr. & More Mr.
    Mr.Mr. & More Mr. 10 days ago

    It ate my granny. I want my granny back.

  • Priyadarshan Verma
    Priyadarshan Verma 10 days ago +1

    This was bad!!!!

  • IamKota808
    IamKota808 10 days ago +3

    This was the first thing to create my addiction to the man known as CGP Grey...
    But seriously so happy that I found this channel!

  • Will Herzog
    Will Herzog 10 days ago

    Plot Twist: The dragon is actually a fucking hydra and everybody ded

  • Dooby McFoosen
    Dooby McFoosen 10 days ago +5

    Now _that's_ what _I_ call
    *T R A N S H U M A N I S M !*

  • Ugly Weirdo
    Ugly Weirdo 10 days ago +1

    And with the millions of extra man hours to devote to scientific and social advancement the people soon lived in a post scarcity utopia.

  • Resilient Nessie
    Resilient Nessie 10 days ago

    I loved this story.... but.... did the guys dad die? Or did the Dragon die before his meal?

  • Rory O'Brien
    Rory O'Brien 10 days ago

    If they have missiles why not just launch a few bombs and shoot it then call it a day

  • THE TNT MINECART
    THE TNT MINECART 11 days ago

    woooooohhhhh!!!!!! *applause* wurrayyyyyy.......(*a man wistles*) claping continues

  • Enfield
    Enfield 11 days ago

    I don't know why but my first thought after watching this video was that if there was a city that procreated so quickly that it could stabily feed 10,000 people to a dragon each day and grow if it stopped It would have created an overpopulation issue followed by a famine due to the overpopulation. Leaving the king with 2 opitions to declare war to expand while reducing their numbers or wach the city collapse.

  • joshua agum
    joshua agum 11 days ago

    Its diamond the hardest thing or bedrock hmmm

  • james cisneros
    james cisneros 11 days ago

    This is one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Adrian Ciolea
    Adrian Ciolea 12 days ago +1

    I loved listening to this

  • Sandy Beaton
    Sandy Beaton 12 days ago

    This sound like our story of climate change if only we acted sooner

  • Vyrkhan
    Vyrkhan 12 days ago +1

    I'm crying...

  • ꧁༺Plasma Dragon ༻꧂

    Insulting

  • C. Lincoln
    C. Lincoln 12 days ago

    What if I told you the dragon in real life is called White Supremacy. Die white supremacy, die.

    • Rowan Evans
      Rowan Evans 9 days ago

      God, that's an even worse take than the guys who think it's about capitalism.

  • Christian Don
    Christian Don 13 days ago

    They did what Thor didn’t


    AIMED FOR THE HEAD

  • Meokriz
    Meokriz 13 days ago

    I would have loved ending where missile doesn't work and dragon gets mad and kills everybody

  • Placeholder Name
    Placeholder Name 13 days ago +26

    At 7:29 the kings announcement is a re-worded verson of Kennedy’s 1961 proposal to Congress “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth”

  • {technomancer} B O N E L E S S

    They Should of just called the dragon born

  • TheMovieGuy
    TheMovieGuy 13 days ago

    Yo how tf were there that many people

  • Jory Porteous
    Jory Porteous 13 days ago

    I think this is a great example of people putting great significance in something that does not necessarily have one. Some thing done to make life seem more significant that it really is. The dragon did not care for the lives of those he ate. It is a living, breathing and chaotic creature. It eats because it is hungry not because he cares for the world.

  • Frobloxen-
    Frobloxen- 13 days ago +1

    10:45
    King: Go go go!
    10:59
    Dragon: What-
    11:00
    Missile: KAME HAME HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    11:11
    People:Yay

  • Rodrigo Wemans
    Rodrigo Wemans 13 days ago

    Was i the only one waching the last minutes of the vidio whit my fingers crossef

  • DatLlamaDoh
    DatLlamaDoh 13 days ago +1

    this is a metaphor for death, and how we should not accept it

  • Phương Vũ
    Phương Vũ 13 days ago

    I thought it would be a fairy tale or fantasy. Turn out it's deeper than most movies i've ever watched

  • joseph mullan
    joseph mullan 14 days ago

    Thing is with this analogy is that in this universe, the people still die naturally. If we end death, this will not be the case. Death isn't a dragon, it's a natural part of life, not only for humans, but for animals, stars, planets etc. Improving the quality of life for the majority of people on this planet should be the first priority, not ending death.

    • MBM 3
      MBM 3 7 days ago

      why not end death and improve quality of life? why does everyone treat everything like its all mutually exclusive?

  • Lim Woon Seng
    Lim Woon Seng 14 days ago

    Thanos

  • Martin Peter
    Martin Peter 14 days ago

    The Hobbit
    #Smaug

  • Nameyga Universe
    Nameyga Universe 14 days ago

    The most difficult choices require the strongest wills...

    • KinkyChris
      KinkyChris 7 days ago

      Iunno if i'm gonna start letting a child make choices for me tho, sounds like a bad idea

  • Samuel Sullivan
    Samuel Sullivan 14 days ago

    Metaphor for the movie The Imitation game.

  • Thinh Pham Tan
    Thinh Pham Tan 14 days ago +1

    10,000 people a day?? Damn, this kingdom sure have no condom produce

  • Manuel Mendez
    Manuel Mendez 15 days ago

    The dragon is good actually when u look at it in the long run

  • TimTheBretonFromCyrodiil

    I got some Climate Change vibes from this.

  • puttheboxontop
    puttheboxontop 15 days ago

    Is this a gun control metaphor

    • MBM 3
      MBM 3 7 days ago

      no, its an ending all death metaphor.

  • Criticizer 09
    Criticizer 09 15 days ago

    What about the Dragon’s Wife?

  • MeeM Dispenser
    MeeM Dispenser 15 days ago

    1:47 The bloke has two noses! The dragon must've drooled radiation and it seeped into the water ways!

  • Thomas Pierce
    Thomas Pierce 15 days ago

    Death will be the last enemy defeated my friend... Jesus already died and conquered it. All you can do is repent and love the Lord with all your heart, soul, body, and mind and then love your neighbor like yourself. There is nothing you can do aside from this to conquer death. Everything is meaningless, thus, be content now, and hold on to faith for eternity. Fear the Lord, this is the meaning of life and the beginning of knowledge.

    • MBM 3
      MBM 3 7 days ago

      hey if we invent imortallity to avoid the "jesus" dude, then thank "figurative" god.

  • Eu Sunt Dracul
    Eu Sunt Dracul 15 days ago

    the dragon is my laziness, the missile is a toothpick for it

  • Melone 448
    Melone 448 15 days ago +1

    0:05 *T H I C C*

  • Cruso
    Cruso 15 days ago

    A really beautiful work of art. It even brought me to tears. Thank you.

  • LPinkFloyd
    LPinkFloyd 15 days ago

    THERE YOU GO USclip, I FUCKING WATCHED IT!