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Subject:  Re: Left Wing has Won Date:  12/17/2012  1:25 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  660513 of 876394

It would be like judging me by my murderous pillaging Germanic barbarian ancestors from 1600 years ago that sacked Rome. I am nothing like them.

Which events are routinely horribly misrepresented.

The first several such occasions when "murderous pillaging Germanic barbarians" sacked Rome, were *labor disputes*.

As in "Hey, you hired us to be your army, we expect to get PAID as agreed!" versus "Pay the army? Bah! We have better uses for the money!"

(It turns out that there is no better use for the money than actually paying your army the wages they agreed to when they signed up.)
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