Just a jaded debate/Passion left in the past
Is it time to move on,/To surrender at last?
Must we really fight on/When we don't give a damn?
Is it time for release,/For an end to this sham?
— The Human League, Sin City
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgement on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
— Romans 13:1-5, The Bible (New International Version)
"We have returned!"
— Black Legion Battlecry, Warhammer 40,000
"Yesterday we were an army with no country, tomorrow, we have to decide which country we want to buy!"
Quintus: People should know when they are conquered.
Maximus: Would you, Quintus? Would I?
Yosemite Sam: My orders from General Lee is to hold the Mason-Dixie line and no Yankees are crossing it!
Bugs Bunny: General Lee? Why, the War between the States ended almost 90 years ago.
Yosemite Sam: I ain't no clockwatcher!
Sulu: But the cause they fought about no longer exists. Does it matter now which one was right?
Spock: All that matters to them is their hate.
Uhura: Do you suppose that's all they ever had, sir?