THE TRAITOR by Marcus Tullius Cicero:

“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.”

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VictorLozano 8 years 17 weeks ago
#1

Labeling someone as a traitor is in the eye of the beholder. Depends on who you ask. You will always get 2 different answers to this question

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Laborisgood 8 years 17 weeks ago
#2

Bradley Manning, Karl Rove, Jane Fonda, Dick Cheney, Guy Fawkes, Judas Iscariot ......

Moral Equivalence?

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