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    They actually manage to persuade themselves that they really did have a great victory against great odds against howling hordes of savages with each man distinguished by the piles of bodies around him.

    It is a common thing, as archeology has now called into question many of the reported Israelite victories reported in the Bible, Egyptian victories reported on various monuments and the Roman writers telling of great Roman victories.

    The most perfect liar must first and foremost convince himself that his lies are true

    •  Little Bighorn (0+ / 0-)
      They actually managed to persuade themselves that they really did have a great victory against great odds against howling hordes of savages with each man distinguished by the piles of bodies around him.
      No doubt this is why the Army and the land grabbers both feared and hated the results coming out of Little Bighorn, which seem in part to have been the result of white arrogance and hubris. As in, 'What do those savages know about military tactics? and 'How brave can they really be, they don't have God on their side?'

      "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

      by paz3 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 04:13:08 PM PST

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