I prefer religion as a refuge for personal refinement. Unfortunately, my mind is twisted, and items from my studies this morning fell victim. For example, in the First Book of Maccabees, an invasion was disguised as goon-enforced political correctness. When a minority stood up to express their wholesome and traditional diversity, the king funded a program to silence them. When the king checked the treasury again, lo and behold, it was empty, having been depleted from bestowing gifts on a multitude of kiss-ups who had promised regional prosperity. See also Micah 2:11.