NC Taunt is Hypocritical

Discussion in 'PlanetSide 2 Gameplay Discussion' started by a-koo-chee-moya, Oct 16, 2014.

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  1. a-koo-chee-moya

    For those that haven't heard NC's taunt, its
    Liberty or Death

    Someone tell me if the devs have clarified this, but it sounds an awful lot like a paraphrase of a pretty famous (in America) quote by Patrick Henry.
    "The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
    Though, of course, its been dumbed down into just "give me liberty or give me death!"

    Now, you may be thinking at this point, "So? NC is freedom faction, of course they would say that."

    The problem is not the quote, but who said it.
    Patrick Henry was, like and rich Virginian of his time, a landowner, which pretty much went hand in hand with slave owner. As stated in the wiki article, he purchased around 78 slaves.

    Therefore, NC are paraphrasing a slave owner while fighting against, according to them, enslavement by the TR.

    Ironic and Hypocritical, much?
  2. InoxGecko

    Cake or death?!
  3. FateJH

    THE SLAVE-TRADE.; An Original Letter from Patrick Henry.
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  4. Rovertoo

    Civil War patch corrected that hitching issue.
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  5. DG-MOD-02

    Political discussion is not permitted on these forums.
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