After all, we have slaves drawn from every corner of the world in our households, practicing strange customs, and foreign cults, or none––and it is only by means of terror that we can hope to coerce such scum.

Tacitus

From the farthest reaches, they’re here:
Brought by our magnetic power,
Yielding to our swords’ flashing steel,
Beneath our whips’ bite they cower,
Seen as scum of the earth.

How they resist our clear commands!
O the terrors we have to use
To keep these savages’ vile hands
At work, lest our treasures we lose,
Seen as scum of the earth.

6-1-2020

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