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Old March 14 2013, 05:56 PM   #77
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Re: Cardassian society - enforcement or preference?

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And why shouldn't we judge earlier societies by modern standards?
Because they'll always fall short,
So what? You speak as though the goal is to find a reason to venerate them.

All of which is a very long way of saying: We don't adhere to the meaningless rhetoric used by the Romans. We call their emperors their emperors, not their "pontifex maximus with tribunician power and imperium superseding all others."
Perhaps we shouldn't though. The Athenians called themselves a democracy, so why shouldn't we? The Roman "emperor" wasn't called an emperor, so why should we?
Because we can see through the lies they told themselves.
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