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  •  Everybody wants to be the Romans (3+ / 0-)
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    AoT, elwior, Laconic Lib

    Oppress somebody enough and when they take power, they're going to want to be the ones pushing people around for a change.  If it's their former oppressors, so much the better, but they'll take what they can get.

    Very few peoples(possibly none)* can resist that temptation when it falls into their lap.

    *Note I said "peoples" and not "people".  Many individuals are able to resist falling into this tempting hypocrisy.

    You may think that. I couldn't possibly comment.-- Francis Urqhart

    by Johnny Q on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 12:46:55 PM PST

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