[Mennonites Formed Themselves In Holland Five Hundred Years Ago After A Man Named Menno Simons Became So Moved By Hearing Anabaptist Prisoners Singing Hymns Before Being Executed By The Spanish Inquisition That He Joined Their Cause And Became Their Leader. Then They Started To Move All Around The World In Colonies Looking For Freedom And Isolation And Peace And Opportunities To Sell Cheese. Different Countries Give Us Shelter If We Agree To Stay Out Of Trouble And Help With The Economy By Farming In Obscurity. We Live Like Ghosts. Then, Sometimes, Those Countries Decide They Want Us To Be Real Citizens After All And Start To Force Us To Do Things Like Join The Army Or Pay Taxes Or Respect Laws And Then We Pack Our Stuff Up In The Middle Of The Night And Move To Another Country Where We Can Live Purely But Somewhat Out Of Context.]

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