Line from House of Cards. Where Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, as the Vice-President, meets clandestinely with a Chinese businessman at the spot where Underwood’s ancestor was killed, fighting for the Confederate cause. Contempt in disagreement:
There is no sacred ground for the conquered.
And where the vanquished are supposedly not at all revered.
Seems less true. Vanquished or victor, in different ways: