It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
Nader's cohort doesn't stand a chance any way you slice it. I wouldn't exactly use them as the bellwether.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
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2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.