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Comment Re:900 years ago (Score 1) 60

I mean that he's being judged by modern standards. By the standards of the Spaniards, Italians, and Carib of his time, everything he did was perfectly justified (for instance, long before the Spanish arrived, it was quite common to raise money for the family in the Carib culture to sell children into slavery- the Spanish just brought a new market).

Comment Re:Give us men of ability (Score 2) 147

It's either the Peter Principle or the Dilbert Principle, depending on the business. Has almost nothing to do with government, and everything to do with either promoting people past their competency or hiring sociopaths who don't know the first thing about what a man with ability looks like because they have an MBA from Phoenix.

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