A Modest Proposal
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Therefore let no man talk to me of other expedients: […] of quitting our animosities and factions, nor act any longer like the Jews, who were murdering one another at the very moment their city was taken. (28)
Swift refers to Roman Emperor Titus's invasion of Jerusalem in this passage. Because religious factions were fighting at the time of invasion, Titus had no troubles capturing the city. Sound familiar?