A Message from Long Ago

H/T : Mike

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it
cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable,
for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst
those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys,
heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a
traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face
and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of
all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the
night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that
it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the
plague.
” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero:
Ancient Roman Lawyer,
Writer, Scholar, Orator and Statesman, 106 BC-43 BC

2 thoughts on “A Message from Long Ago

  1. Et tu, Obrute? Amazing relevance! Thanks for sharing!

    • This is one of many if we were to check history. There were traitors in every war and in every country. It’s our turn again and this time there are so many helping him.

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