Binro the Heretic I was kind of torn when I first heard this. On the one hand, it's a horrible abuse of power. On the other hand, the guy suffering the abuse seems like a total asshole.
Jet Bin Fever Yeah, I remember this story. Surprise! People in power are vindictive assholes!
Binro the Heretic That's what attracts people to the Republican party; the promise of using political, social or economic power to dominate others.
A republic is a coalition of tin-pot dictators so evenly-matched they're forced to agree not to interfere with each other, yet they always seek some form of leverage over each other. In the meantime, they happily use their control of natural resources, wealth and social policy to force others to serve them.