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To robbery, slaughter, plunder, they give the lying name of empire, they make a wilderness and call it peace.
No one in Germany laughs at vice, nor do they call it the fashion to corrupt and to be corrupted.
To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
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