Ted sends us an interesting quote from science fiction, no less.
"Here's why you can't exterminate us, Aruetii. We're not huddled in one place-we span the galaxy. We need no lords of leaders-so you can't destroy our command. We can live without technology-so we can fight with our bare hands. We have no species or bloodline-so we can rebuild our ranks with others who want to join us. We're more than just a people or an army, aruetii. We're a culture. We're an idea. And you can't kill ideas-but we can certainly kill you." -Ranah The Nasst, Mandalore the Destroyer, daughter of Uvhen Chal, giving the Consul of Luon a final chance to surrender during the siege of the city.
Then he explains,
This is the historic quote to start chapter 11 of the book Star Wars: Imperial Commando: 501st. Mandalorians, Boba Fett's people, are mercenaries and soldiers and assassins and generally kick ass. Aruetii is their word for outsider and, well, not Mandalorian, similar to Japanese gaijin, as best as I can tell. Don't know how much you like sci-fi or Star Wars in particular, but thought you'd like the quote and emotion and meaning behind it.
I like Absolved, It's really gotten me to think more of how the government has gotten pushy and overbearing over the years. Hopefully the people "in charge" read it and start to think some more too.
Good luck, God bless and Happy New Year