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The wheel of history turns and turns, but we the people don't seem to change too much, do we? It's as if only the stage set occasionally changes a bit around us. We've replaced the carts and wagons with cars, instead of shacks we live in shiny buildings of glass and metal, and our brains we've trapped inside plastic boxes and connected them digitally. And that's about it, as far as change goes. Everything else remains: wars, resources, politics, easily controllable masses, trade and consumption.

In the late 3rd century AD, Roman emperor Diocletian established a tetrarchy, and he appointed one Gaius Galerius to rule Egypt and Syria on his behalf. In 303, encouraged by Galerius, Diocletian burned his own imperial palace in Nicomedia, then accused the Christians for it and used the opportunity to demonize the Christian community based around Antioch. Terrible persecution ensued, torching, pogroms, beheadings, massacres of Christians (St. George and St. Panteleimon were among the more famous victims).


This propaganda tactic has been used for centuries )

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Talk Politics.
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Divisive Rhetoric


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"Favoring multiculturalism is something Westerners give a lot of lovely lip service to until they have to actually do it."
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