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WTF is wrong with people... This super viral thread is word-for-word plagiarism of a two decade old essay (that's mostly been debunked: snopes.com/fact-check/rai…)

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This meme is completely absurd. If it was turned in as an answer in my class it'd get a 6%. And that's rounding up, it's really a 5.55555555%

Let's walk through it:
1. Open borders? Wtf. There were extensive border fortifications throughout much of the Empire. But the idea of closed borders is a modern concept. The Roman empires borders never controlled immigration.
3. Corrupt politicians: Aren't all politicians corrupt? From the first Roman Kings thru the senators thru all emperors, Roman politicians were mostly corrupt.
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@diana_west_ to @amspectator & @kimstrassel: “Decency Demands a Correction”—“ ‘Andrew McCabe is the new Joe McCarthy,’ is, to coin a phrase, perpetuating #FakeHistory — which I am sure The Spectator (& @kimstrassel) will not wish to be party to” (1/4) dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/…
@kimstrassel @amspectator 2/4 ~Two months before Joseph Welch’s mendacious histrionics HE, Welch, per the NYT, Apr 16, 1954 (attached), had fired Fisher for “previous membership in a Communist-front organization”
3/4 @diana_west_ to @amspectator & @kimstrassel: “Decency Demands a Correction”—“ ‘Andrew McCabe is the new Joe McCarthy,’ is, to coin a phrase, perpetuating #FakeHistory — which I am sure The Spectator (& @kimstrassel) will not wish to be party to” (1/4) dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/…
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@DineshDSouza I wrote a book detailing southern Dems support for segregation and repeatedly noted that obvious fact on Twitter.

You, meanwhile, invented a fake Dixiecrat senator and implied that politicians who died in the 1940s and 1950s were still Democrats in the 1960s. That's #FakeHistory
@DineshDSouza If I'm trying to hide the Democrats' racist past as the defenders of segregation, I'm really doing a horrible job.

Here are just a few quick samples from my book.
@DineshDSouza When historians say you're a horrible liar, what they mean is that you're horrible at lying.

Like when you claimed "progressive textbooks" were hiding the "secret" about Democratic support for segregation. All these ones do:
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While Trump runs down the straightup Hitler rhetoric about "preserving & protecting Western Civilization," bloated with "America First" chauvinism... #FreeYourself from the Great Tautological Fallacy. #thread #FreeYourMind #TrumpInAsia
From childhood we’re indoctrinated with the notion that America is a Shining Light of Freedom & the President of the U.S. is the Leader of the “Free World.” #thread #FakeHistory #FakeNews
Is the U.S. a Shining Light of Freedom when millions of women are battered and huge numbers are raped every year? Is this a Shining Light to the world?? #MeToo #YesAllWomen
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