Monday, September 13, 2010

For the traitor appears not a traitor

“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".

Marcus Tullius Cicero. 45 BC.


  1. Australian Tea Party? LOL Bloody inbred fuckwitted yank-wankers. Go live in the US dickheads. Australians don't have the wide spread generational inbreeding of the US, your shit-house cut & paste Americanism will get you nowhere here.

  2. Wayne, is that you?

  3. Small point, and probably lost on you, Anonymous #1, but Cicero was a Roman. Not an American. Also when pretending to be coarse, probably best not to lapse into Uni-speak half the way through.

    Good effort though. You must make GetUp very proud. :)