Thursday, December 23, 2010

Here's some history in your eye!

My friend Bryan posted the following quote on facebook:

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love." -Gandhi

I responded with:

“Maybe if Carthage had taken up that ideology, Rome wouldn't have burned it to the ground.”

Honestly, I could have referenced any historical event. So here are the runner ups for his comments.

1. That’s exactly what the Cherokee people did when confronted with American expansion. And everything turned out good, right?

2. Tell that to 1939 Poland.

3. Tell that to German Jews from the 1930s-1945.

4. That kind of thinking is what kept Troy alive well to this day.

5. Exactly what Athens and Sparta did to end the Peloponnesian Wars.

6. How do you think the US was able to outdo the Soviets during the Cold War?

7. Just what the French did during their revolution.

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