There's certainly a case to be made that Alexander the Great was a murdering imperialist dictator. On the other hand, pretty much all successful leaders in the Iron Age were murdering imperialist dictators. Not all of them valued education, founded innumerable libraries, cherished cultural diversity, thought creatively, or led by example. I could go on and on. And, much to the dismay of friends and family, sometimes I do. This song is just the tip of the iceberg.