Film Theory: Black Panther's Economic CRISIS!


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  • Vane B
    Vane B 11 months ago +16400

    Hey! Venezuelan here. This made me cry for multiple reasons: 1.- The fact that someone is actually factually reporting on what happens to us and in some ways, this has been more through-rough than a lot of journalist.
    2.- Because it reminded me of exactly how bad this is, with no end on sight. :(
    Just to fact-check/expand on context: Venezuela did have a real, albeit imperfect democratic system from 58-98... The year we elected that asshole Hugo Chávez. And to be fair, plenty of people-both local and immigrants- profited: there was more social mobility and the opportunity to study, get good jobs, make a living, take care of your family, etc. Venezuela was much like the US, a migration magnet.
    And food scarcity started in 2007: milk was one of the first things to go. The thing is that because of the high oil prices is like they could keep cooking in spite of a gas leak, but eventually you rub out of gas.
    The thing about controlling of the 1 resource=control of the population is true. Is like how abusive partners will try to prevent their victims from having their own money or take away any income they generate so as to keep them subdued.
    The Venezuelan government is responsible for people not finding food, but they will SELL you boxes of government selected food for you. So, also Maslow’s pyramid: you keep people from being able to protest because they’re relying on that food box you sell them. And government officials are the ones who import that food and make money off of it.

    • Aaron Bright
      Aaron Bright 20 days ago

      Vane B 500th reply

    • Gravitrax
      Gravitrax 24 days ago

      Wow that's long

    • LoquerisAdLucem
      LoquerisAdLucem Month ago

      Late on this one, as I happent to be an economist. a lot of the premises of this argument are false, not just on economic terms but on the terms of political-economy generally.
      Wakanda's technologically advanced region is even properly depicted isolationist from it's actually poor regions.
      It is A. a Monarchy, thus representative of Corporate Representation, as B it is depicted as having fine Civil Liberty implications as well as Advanced Skilled Labor, necessarily meaning Unionist Representation.
      B. Isolation from it's own National region necessarily implies holding of agricultural protectionisms within it's sphere of influence, thus it is likely holding such systems within it's legitimate domain as per transport or road system,s in essence they enforce free trade through the country.
      This is actually a Federalist Model Generally.
      Furthermore, holding such protectionisms within your influence in such ways is actually a mechanism of generating Equity Capital, in essence as they become protectionist you are claiming financially that in order for you to maintain their fair trade status this is worth a certain value to which you are entitled, as you invest it back into your own means.
      The Reality is New York operates very similarly. where their is "Poverty" this is a very subjective term in America, as many publicly traded, not Private Corporate, financial Standards are inflated in order to maintain various domestic values, again that protection, like the Housing Market for example, is a suburban phenomenon.
      But then as New York and other American Cities, possesses the largest equity rate, due to it's Industrial Banking Practices and Corporate Union Protections, in the country to provide serves and maintain Skilled Trade Union Standards. New York for example puts tons of money into preventitive health care, despite not having universal health care, puts money into water filtration, education, etc. as domestically, it's the most open market for Cultural sight seeing, like museums, and entertainment, like concerts, largely occurring in public for Free, the City pays for them.
      Then even the Reality is which everyone like to forget that Countries like Venezuela are actually organized on a very Nationally Protectionist Private Union Market "Bet" you might call it that the American economy will fail, and be more dependent upon their oil at some point, many countries are. And the reason theya re is often because the american domestic market is so organized around central Telecomunications - Marketability, which they do not engage in being much more interest in localized private small domestic markets.
      Ours is a Massive Global Corporate Economy which is publicly Traded and which effectively keeps them from playing Ball. And this common amongst overly Liberalized Financial Systems in Nationalistic Countries which bring about much Powerty in unIncorporated Municipal Disctricts, if they even Protect them at all. Countries like Mexico, Zimbawe, etc, it Common to have Telecommunications Entrepreneurs as their Richest people.
      We lack the ReSources. in terms of Oil, most American Equity in Oil lies in Exxon Mobile solely, and thus is not purely American Equity. All America Really has it our intellectual Values, Engineering, Skilled Trades, Programming is particularly signifant, because of it's capacity even innovate beyond Traditional Television Markets, in this regard; but then as these same Protectionist Policies keep our Inventors, Industrial Bankers, Free Labor Unions, from Trading Privately with these massive Resource Economies, thus justifying their "Bet" that our Marketability will Fail as it reaches Peak Consumerism.
      And then we cant pretend as though it did not almost 10 years ago, and this country is not experiencing a lot of that inflation because of this, which Trump is now causing more Protections around because that inflation is associated with an Equity Rate which gets Loaned to Entrepeneurs like himself.
      The alt Right for a long time was making the Argument that Trump Policies are Exactly like Wakanda, and there is some truth to this, except as he Represents much of the protectionist agricultral interest which loan him the money to be protectionist. So there is truth to this, so long as you assume Trump is the poor land that everyone knows about in Black Panther, as Wakanada is New York, and even the InCorporated Municipalities that Trump is attempting to find ways of Controlling.
      So, i thought id point this out, because Economics is a lot more complicated than Government Statistics which are brandished to show how Great "We" are. When the Reality is, lifestyles are much more subjective than this, especially in a Global Market Economy which increasingly promotes Austrian School Subjective Market Theories.
      And I'm even a Libertarian Personally, but as i am a Federalist first an formost, there too many "Libertarians" that Believe that Exises and imposts are Legal or worse Productive, often being Politically Interested and Economically Ignorant, which I don't mean negatively, necessarily. There is a Place for Subjective Market View Points, though it can not be Policy on the Terms of a Liberalized Nationalistic Market Economy.

    • AndresUltra Gaming
      AndresUltra Gaming 2 months ago

      Yo soy venezolano

    • Ayesha Fatima
      Ayesha Fatima 2 months ago


  • Polumathēs
    Polumathēs 6 hours ago +1

    Perfect government. A constitutional monarchy (literally, as in a real monarchy checked by an unchangeble constitution) with a free-market economy.

  • Will The Gamer Dude

    Queen Elizabeth is the head of state for The UK, Canada, Australia, etc
    Look it up

  • Burak Demir
    Burak Demir Day ago

    i love how you say $530 a month is poverty hahaha

  • Aaron Arce
    Aaron Arce Day ago

    It’s not like they can export vibranium

  • Tom Riddle
    Tom Riddle 2 days ago

    Uganda? More like...
    U know what i mean

  • Phoebe Anderson
    Phoebe Anderson 2 days ago

    At the end of Black Panther, they decided to open up the vibrainium market to the world.

  • Gaming First
    Gaming First 2 days ago

    My mom called his intro music "gay techno" lmfao🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Midnight Oceanus
    Midnight Oceanus 3 days ago

    Hey! Just wanted to point out about what you said on the fiber cables, there actually is a shortage for sand. Believe it or not, there's a freaking black market for it. Rapidly developing countries like China, are building a lot of new buildings such as offices, housing estates, public facilities etc. And most of the time, these buildings are made out of concrete. Concrete is made out of primarily 3 main ingredients, water, cement (the glue), and surprise surprise, sand. You may be thinking; so what's the problem, yeah we need sand but isn't their tonnes of it around the world on beaches and quarries etc.? Yes true, but countries have been taking so much in such a short span of time that nature isn't able to cope with the sudden increase in production. Sand is made of quartz crystals and such, and it actually takes quite a long time for it to form. Sand makes the coastlines of countries, and the reduction of that much sand actually changes the geography of the place, it also causes a lot of other direct and indirect problems. Many governments have noticed, thus banning or placing sand embargos. However, that led to people illegally harvesting sand from beaches and selling them to major development companies. However, overall I still really enjoyed your videos!!1

  • Firel Paul
    Firel Paul 3 days ago

    Remember that Vibranium is also found in Antarctica.

  • Gaara Nintendoshop
    Gaara Nintendoshop 3 days ago

    What about Norway? They seem to use their oil resource the Wakandan way. Theory Norway=Wakanda

  • NenIviri
    NenIviri 3 days ago

    That’s changing with amazon

  • Peter Sherriff
    Peter Sherriff 3 days ago

    0:07is that the Lord of the Rings big huge ring thingy? l don't know what it's called (l've only watched Fellowship of the Ring)

  • Eduardo Grilo
    Eduardo Grilo 4 days ago

    As in SOIAF gaining a kingdom and governing a kingdom are two different things
    Robert or Killmonger may be the best warriors, but to rule are the worst!

  • Shinda Hana
    Shinda Hana 4 days ago

    Your theory is all good and well. But that last part is... different. You see, yes people don't just wait until we finish off a resource no we find an alternative. That may work with the rest of the world's resource but not with vibranium. Let me explain, when copper was scarce people found alternative which is fiber optic. Very nice but vibranium is different. Vibranium did not came from Earth, it's from a different planet (or something) and they can't find an alternative for that, titanium may be tough but it can't absorb kinetic energy then release it like vibranium, no it can't do it. So that alternative thing may be true but it only applies to what we can reach for now and the only reason they got vibranium is because of a meteor. They didn't just find it through mining, it came to them. So yeah that's basically it.

  • Julianos entheus
    Julianos entheus 4 days ago

    Only Neanderthal DNA having Humanity created all Civilizations. Blacks aka Sub Saharans do NOT have Neanderthal DNA, and never had a Civization.

  • Keshav Garodiya
    Keshav Garodiya 4 days ago

    This is where you are wrong, you are assuming that Wakanda doesn't have any other resources, it is self sufficient, that means it doesn't need the rest of the world for anything. They have all the resources needed to completely satisfy their entire population in the film and are constantly improving their technology at an incredible rate. Their source of income is not from some foreign national because they don't need money from other nations, because the are self sufficient. I think you don't know what that means but it translates to you talking pointlessly for 15 minutes

  • Spongey Nightmare 64 AdrianZCyndaquil

    6:17 made me laugh with his "Russian/Italian" acsent quil

  • LordBrady Boo
    LordBrady Boo 5 days ago

    Mat pat you are a idiot there is nothing on earth stronger then vibranian

  • Jefferson Falk
    Jefferson Falk 5 days ago

    Hmmmmm sounds like Bernie Sanders magical kingdom to me

  • Wikydd_Yee lol
    Wikydd_Yee lol 5 days ago

    At the end of the movie he starts selling it right

  • Sarah McCausland - Lorne Park SS (2252)

    Tazerface has a worse name

  • NeonRogue
    NeonRogue 6 days ago

    One more thing you forgot to take into account; that resource has many uses such as building houses, weapons, machines, ect. Oil isn't very flexible in it's resources and or uses. So how would just a theory play out then?

  • Ka So
    Ka So 6 days ago

    Lmao in the comics all vibranium was destroyed
    Wakanda was fine
    they're the most advance place in the world
    they can sell whatever they want since they;re producing it the best
    plus they have tons of bonds

  • dragon king
    dragon king 6 days ago

    Can you a crsis 2 troy

  • Lalatendu P Deo
    Lalatendu P Deo 6 days ago

    Vibranium is strongest metal on marvel
    But Tony Stark will had made a vibranium alternative
    Wait a Minute,
    He is gonna die 😭

  • AlohaKeala
    AlohaKeala 6 days ago +1

    Well I may have just used some of the info from this theory on a history assignment. Thanks MatPat. 😁

  • Rafi Darmawan
    Rafi Darmawan 7 days ago

    What about "TASERFACE"

  • CkFeeful
    CkFeeful 7 days ago

    so buy holding the ore back for other nations, how did Wakanda rich and weatlhy in first place?

  • Bedirhan Bircan
    Bedirhan Bircan 7 days ago

    what if wakanda has more vibranium than sand on the earth i mean
    a METEOR hit earth FULL of the stuff

  • Japie van Niekerk
    Japie van Niekerk 8 days ago


  • Super dope Bruh
    Super dope Bruh 8 days ago

    Comment if ur watching this in 3018

  • Roie Randelman
    Roie Randelman 8 days ago

    True, except for one thing, the price of vibranium will probably only go up.

    • Roie Randelman
      Roie Randelman 8 days ago

      ... and its the best, nothing can really be better, (except from MAYBE Admanatium.[which is owned by... Fox...])

  • MultiSans MultiSans
    MultiSans MultiSans 8 days ago

    16:59 I wonder what blue and yellow stand for.

  • Vivian good rap Goerss

    I live in Columbia and our school is helping all the refugees who left Venezuela. Our entire school haates Maduro literlly we have small riots evry now and then.

  • purple lavenders
    purple lavenders 9 days ago

    This one time they made wakanda a poor country and black panther really unsure of himself and everyone hated it. Nice theory though

  • J Berg
    J Berg 9 days ago

    Ok I’m only 3 minutes in, and I see a problem with this. Wakanda can’t suffer from this Paradox of Plenty, because they have a monopoly on vibranium. They can therefore restrict the flow of the metal into the market. It’s why even though diamonds are super common, they are also super expensive. Because there is a company with a monopoly on them, that has piles of the stuff locked in warehouses, and only lets a small supply go into circulation at a time.

    • J Berg
      J Berg 9 days ago

      Sorry never mind I hadn’t heard the actual paradox yet. But still.

  • Zelda Yaps
    Zelda Yaps 9 days ago

    Wakandas self reliant for 5000 years soo I don’t think they need to worry about exports

  • notDroid
    notDroid 9 days ago

    Wakanda guy do you think I am

    I’ll sell you 3 pounds of cocaine for a 300

  • Teddy Wonders
    Teddy Wonders 9 days ago

    Like taser face in Guardians of the galaxy volume 2

  • newt
    newt 9 days ago

    matpar, i’m sorry, but you apparently have no clue about how strong russian accent actually sounds like :D

  • IceBryker
    IceBryker 10 days ago +1

    I have to disagree. Sure they have a resource that no one else has, but don't forget: The whole reason that Wakanda is successful is because they stayed out of world economics. Their technological advancements happened simply because vibranium, not money. So even though their standing as a smart country in the MCU might be compromised by other countries being smarter (either through trade of vibranium or artificial vibranium), they will still stay a successful nation, as they were self dependent for so long.

  • Sidharth Basam
    Sidharth Basam 10 days ago

    Did you know that the world is slowly running out of the sand that is used for electronics

  • Robert Michaels
    Robert Michaels 10 days ago

    The reason Wakanda works so well is because it’s a fictional country

  • Liz Tomac
    Liz Tomac 10 days ago

    u r forgetting about tazer face

  • bennies fried chicken
    bennies fried chicken 10 days ago +1

    if black panthers sister had a suit it would be the lynx suit from fortnite

  • Zakwan Shah
    Zakwan Shah 11 days ago

    the whole system shouldnt even work to begin with! wakanda isnt even selling their vibranium, so where are they getting their money from?! we know they dont sell their technology or services, how do they even afford simple things like food let alone the machines, science and man power needed to amass such an empire. you would need to fund hundreds of people to learn to become engineers and technicians to run your damn factories and laboratories. theres a reason not many people know what an isolationist country is. they dont exist. nothing like that is sustainable.

  • Kaka Hass
    Kaka Hass 11 days ago

    Japan:Hold my beer

  • Trax
    Trax 11 days ago

    Thanos fanart, Thanart

  • Alexander Martens
    Alexander Martens 11 days ago +4

    killmonger is not the worst marvel villain name

    Taser face

  • Ayana Gaur
    Ayana Gaur 12 days ago

    But India has the largest democracy in the world but a small percentage of India's people live in slums or are homeless but it's very rich in cotton and other textiles

  • Ar-Pharazôn
    Ar-Pharazôn 12 days ago

    we wuz kang and shiet

  • Kevin Person
    Kevin Person 12 days ago

    So uh... *Clears throat*

    What was the song at the very end..?

  • TuRD
    TuRD 12 days ago

    Man, Pakistan doesn't even have a single booming economy... That fat bastard Nawaz Sharif or even Altaf Hussein. They took a lot of money.

  • _Emmy's_ world_
    _Emmy's_ world_ 12 days ago

    Spot the difference; matpatmatpatmatpatmatpatmatpotmatpatmatpatmatpatmatpatmatpat

  • Grimly Grumly
    Grimly Grumly 13 days ago +3

    Anyone else realize he says “wakando” at 8:38 instead of wakanda? Lmao

  • Logan Kemp
    Logan Kemp 13 days ago

    Ya using the money for weapons and OH sending dogs to space

  • roller4312
    roller4312 13 days ago

    economics and blacks? nice joke

  • Michael Grant
    Michael Grant 13 days ago

    What if I told you he’s actually selling vibranium to other countries

  • Rico Karyadi Karyadi
    Rico Karyadi Karyadi 14 days ago

    Well, Wakanda wouldn't just sell vibranium. They could sell their technologies, weaponry, or maybe trained rhinos by W'Kabi. I mean, how much does a technology that could heal a bullet wound to the spine in just a few hours.

  • Farmer Frank
    Farmer Frank 14 days ago

    Yeah, Cinema Tony Stark created a new element to power the electromagnetic magnet in his chest without radioactive poisoning ......he will create synthetic Vibranium

  • Game Rant
    Game Rant 14 days ago

    Worst name? Poka dot man. Beat that. He's from marvel.

  • VideoMasher3000
    VideoMasher3000 14 days ago

    The biggest problem I see with your argument near the end is you saying they have no backup. They do though. Any of their other insane advancements, such as for example...The cure for cancer!. This is something they could live off of for a very very long time since it's not only unique just to them, its something people will pay anything for and despite our best efforts to create an alternative we can't yet.

  • walter weaver
    walter weaver 14 days ago

    This slippery slope fallacy has too many holes

  • random stair
    random stair 15 days ago

    Why am I enjoying MatPat ruining good movies and games?

  • Gabriel Molina-Kong
    Gabriel Molina-Kong 15 days ago +3

    I’m sorry, but Wakanda doesn’t rely on exporting or selling their vibranium in any way and the one person who has ever managed to steal/smuggle vibranium is a well known fugitive who ended up dead. Wakanda uses this metal to create advanced TECHNOLOGY that betters the lives of its citizens. Also Wakanda is going to keep advancing in terms of technology at a much faster rate than the rest of the world, so in the end, they are not doomed for failure, the are on a track to advance at a faster rate than any other country with better tech to better the lives of their citizens.

  • GlacierPaw Chirica
    GlacierPaw Chirica 15 days ago

    They replaced whale oil with dinosaur oil.

  • Johal Antunez
    Johal Antunez 15 days ago

    Thanks men for tell that adout Venezuela

  • Russell Davis
    Russell Davis 15 days ago

    I have a few issues with this theory. 1. Wakanda has been completely isolationist meaning things happening on the outside of the Wakanda system can’t effect it
    2. We don’t know how exactly the government system works. There are multiple tribes and one of them didn’t even listen to the king so there seems to be some sort of federalizations
    3. How you explained how power corrupts isn’t actually how it does corrupt usually. Sure some people go power mad/hungry but every time what really happens is the system (even a dictatorship) forces you to act evil and short sighted because that’s the only way to keep power and your head because power is the ability to get others to do your bidding, so if you can no longer can get people to do what you say you no longer have power even if you are king.

  • captain squirrel
    captain squirrel 16 days ago

    I live in Saudi Arabia boom mind blown

  • Tim Hernandez
    Tim Hernandez 16 days ago

    The Paradox of the Plenty doesn't apply here because Wakanda does not accept foreign aid and purposefully isolates itself from the world. Since it's not importing or exporting, globalization does not have as large an impact upon the country. Also, the movie doesn't give any other reason to suspect that Wakanda does not have any other natural resources or other markets.

  • Raoul Tanner
    Raoul Tanner 16 days ago +1

    Pls translate 8:23

  • MiniCheerioz
    MiniCheerioz 16 days ago

    Please make more theory’s about fnaf or something because those are lore theorys, like actual theorys. I don’t like film theory because it’s not theory’s it is just ruining amazing movies like this... btw no hate at all just recommendation.

  • Street Lamp Studios
    Street Lamp Studios 16 days ago

    Dose anyone know what the song at 6:17 is?

  • Penney garrett
    Penney garrett 17 days ago

    He said killmonger is a dumb name but tasorface is evan worse

  • Karen Park Jones
    Karen Park Jones 17 days ago

    Ultron was made of adamantium

  • Montu #1
    Montu #1 17 days ago

    Worst is taser face

  • Mildly Toxic
    Mildly Toxic 17 days ago

    Wakanda doesn't sell it's Vibranium to the outside world at all. They have ZERO foreign trade. Every oil producing country in the real world sells it's oil to other countries. Your video is based on an entirely wrong premise.

  • Stephen Bruns
    Stephen Bruns 17 days ago these guys got a good examination of a realistic wakanda economy too, similar to yours but even more reasons why it would never work, let alone how bad their future would be.

  • ACIDesignsUY
    ACIDesignsUY 18 days ago

    WOW 13K sour Chavistas / Saudis/ Russian bots U MAKE IT FILM THEORIST!!!!!!!

  • ItsDaBunnyYT
    ItsDaBunnyYT 18 days ago +1

    2:55 That is the map recognized by the venezuelan government, but not the USA. Half guyana is claimed by the venezuelan map

  • Liam Scott
    Liam Scott 18 days ago

    Fibre cables carry better signals? Well, actually the signal its self is the exact same. In most case, a high frequency representing a 1 vs low frequency representing a 0, for electrical this is exactly the same except using electrical signals. Over lasers, the main benefit of laser of course is speed, as electricity suffers attenuation (this is why big power cables are usually high voltage, to allow the speed of the conducting electricity to reach its destination without using up all its energy) unfortunately for data its unfeasible to run high voltage cables into every switch, patch panels and pc, hence the lower voltage methods, old style copper eithernet could group cores of cables together, usually 24 set of cables, the theory being send the same message down all 24 of these cables and at least one should get there, the time problem was in collisions and the devices at either ends, anyway, long story short, fibre ends this issue because all you need is two fibre cores actually in use, another few for back. Up and providing the cable isn't cut through the middle you should receive the signal quicker (because light travels faster than electricity) and its more reliable that the packets being sent are full and without errors, anyway one long comment later, fibre cables and copper cables carry the same signals, they're just in different forms, (the more you know)

  • Jeanelle Reyna
    Jeanelle Reyna 19 days ago

    i absoulutly love this theory, but wakanda already ha money from something else, so how is this effected?

  • XxCarioxX
    XxCarioxX 19 days ago

    wait doedn't vibranium reflect energy too? How can you replicate that?

  • vermas4
    vermas4 20 days ago


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    aqua -חייאת 20 days ago +1


  • Navonil Guha
    Navonil Guha 20 days ago

    4:20 actually they did.. remember that waterfall challenge scene where every clan was allowed to challenge for the throne

  • christian Evans
    christian Evans 20 days ago

    black pantherd family is royal

  • Alexis Bardgett
    Alexis Bardgett 20 days ago

    Hey MatPat can you do a theory about who is Ray's parents please

  • Zachary Kissoon
    Zachary Kissoon 21 day ago

    You know animal farm was anti- comunise propaganda

  • Penny U
    Penny U 21 day ago

    the mcu countries other than wakanda don't even know wakanda has vibranium. 😡😡😡

  • Clay Oxenam
    Clay Oxenam 22 days ago

    17:17 donut media fans, you recognize that music

  • Daniel Mansour
    Daniel Mansour 22 days ago

    shit i love the intro

  • vulpix gaming
    vulpix gaming 22 days ago

    cant vibranium turn into anything so they canstill make stuff for themselves soooo they wouldnt fall

  • Vaeh and Miah
    Vaeh and Miah 23 days ago

    *Gets call from Black Panther*
    Me: Hello?
    BP: I need all industries working on replicating any......high tech metals terminated.
    Me: ...
    BP: Are you still there?
    Me: What'd you say? I was too busy killing off everyone at Stark Industries.
    BP: Nothing. Continue your work. And you can have a big kitty suit like mine. For free.
    Me: Deal.

    *Two Years Later*
    MatPat: How hasn't Wakanda faced financial ruin by now?!
    BP: So you are the one who started it.
    MatPat: It wasn't me!! I swear!! Blame the Diet Coke!!!
    Me: *Knocks Out MatPat*

    But HEY!!! That's just a prediction. A PSYCHO prediction. Thanks for reading.

  • such doge
    such doge 23 days ago

    3:15 that's the united arab emirates

  • Tia Daniels
    Tia Daniels 23 days ago

    You forgot at the end of the movie, they worked on opening trade, giving back with outreach company.

  • no you ooohhh!!!
    no you ooohhh!!! 24 days ago

    Wakanda doesn't sell vibranium idiots

  • KrazylassPlayz
    KrazylassPlayz 24 days ago

    Wait so those intenet companies are charging us more for a cheaper material?


  • D13 Hiphop
    D13 Hiphop 24 days ago

    Lmao he keeps using Eminem's body🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣