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Parent Article: Indy Media's Hardware is Returned, but Many Questions Remain
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Re: Indy Media's Hardware is Returned, but Many Questions Remain
18 Oct 2004
You have the wrong outlook on the Roman Empire. Do not imagine it from a Germanic, Druidic, or Jewish perspective. Imagine it from a Roman perspective!

How glorious to be a Roman at the height of the Pax Romana! Or even a bit before, when the Pax was being forged by those adventurous soldiers who would be Caesars! What organization in the ranks, the building of platforms, the launching of siege engines! To hear the piteous pleas of Josephus to his zealot brethren, imploring them to throw down and thus save themselves from utter devastation! Imagine Ari Fleisher as Josephus!

What joy to be the first Roman to earn that gold Talent by being the first to scale the wall at Masada! The joy of driving a reckless local army beneath your sandals as they sally forth to pelt you with stones! Ah, the life! Cutting off the hands of those who raise the sword against you! And after that, bringing home the tribute! Bringing home the grain and booty to serve the finest citadel in the world! Hearing the women cry: Roma Victa!