To wholly slaughter, plunder they give the lying name; Freedom.
They make a wilderness and call it Freedom.” —
This is a speech by British chieftain Calgacus addressing assembled warriors about Rome’s insatiable appetite for conquest and plunder. The chieftain’s sentiment can be contrasted to “peace given to the world” which was frequently inscribed on Roman medals.
It sounds awfully suited to today’s world
Yes, it truly does…