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Paramount
Member
Tue Oct 29 11:27:52
It’s because of Cyrus the Great that America has human rights. I seriously didn’t know that. It seems you learn a lot by reading tweets and not only books.


Secretary Pompeo
@SecPompeo

Today in 539 BC, Cyrus the Great entered Babylon and freed the Jewish people from captivity. His respect for human rights and religious freedom inspired America’s founding fathers. The U.S. stands with the Iranian people, who are blocked by the regime from celebrating his legacy.
Rugian
Member
Tue Oct 29 11:30:49
Huh.

Never thought I'd see the day when ancient oriental imperialism was considered an inspiration for the Founding Fathere, but okay.
Rugian
Member
Tue Oct 29 11:33:54
*authoritarian, not imperialism. Blah
Rugian
Member
Tue Oct 29 11:34:15
AuthoritarianISM

Goddamnit
Forwyn
Member
Tue Oct 29 12:52:44
But also imperialism. Wars of conquest waged by brown people are okay though
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Oct 29 13:24:13
He was the OG of Imperialism, the ground zero of empire building.

Ahura Mazda bless the King of Kings, may your fires burn eternal.
Rugian
Member
Tue Oct 29 13:38:20
Nim,

An innovator of imperialism to be sure, but he was hardly unique there. Imperialism was a concept that pretty much any part of the ancient world could get on board with. Rome was an imperial power after all.

Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Oct 29 13:50:25
But this Persian empire predates Rome, it predates all other empires worthy the name empire, that went and conquered the other so called empires. Everything prior to this was conquering city states and calling it an ”empire”. Meh..
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Tue Oct 29 13:59:08
But the concept isn’t new. What Iranians did was sorta like what Apple did for smart phones, they didn’t invent the concept after all, but the iPhone was the first ”smart phone”. It crushed the other so called smart phones out of existence.
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