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Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
In short response to you however, all "we" do out in the world is take the freedom of others ("barbarians" you call them) and create enemies that then want to come and get 'us'. Barbarians is what the Roman Empire oligarchs used to call those not subject to the rule of the empire. And slaughtered they were, barbarically! So please stop sounding foolish and respond to the lengthy post on the last page like I begged...
The word "barbarian" comes into English from Medieval Latin barbarinus, from Latin barbaria, from Latin barbarus, from the ancient Greek word βάρβαρος (bárbaros). The word is onomatopoeic, the bar-bar representing the impression of random hubbub produced by hearing a spoken language that one cannot understand, similar to blah blah, babble or rhubarb in modern English. Related imitative forms are found in other Indo-European languages, such as Sanskrit barbara-, "stammering" or "curly-haired."
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Pardon my bluntness, but these are lies and distortions.
America is about freedom. We have liberated Europe twice in one century. Look at Japan. Is that a nation of slaves?
America is not perfect, but our track record is better than any nation ever to exist on this planet.
As for the term barbarian, it comes from the Greek and was a mimicking of the sound of the languages of tribal nation as the ancient Greeks heard them--"bar-bar-bar."