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January 26, 2013

Do Not Blame Caesar [Updated]

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"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him
and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

"When your fellow citizens have lost their confidence in our Constitution, and look for a Caesar, what is to be done?
First, prepare to survive (defense). Do not fear the future, for preparation brings confidence and determination. Be prepared to fight for your family and friends. Pray that when the time comes, you will have the courage and honor. Second, prepare to respond to the opportunity that comes with over-reach. For surely these mediorities will over-reach. The punch-back must be twice as hard (offense). Find your compatriots, make alliances, figure out who will stand together." -- John Fleming in the Comments

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 26, 2013 10:40 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Yep, which is basically what I wrote here.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at January 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Alas, a little Googling reveals that Cicero never wrote it. Apparently first appeared in a speech by Florida Supreme Court Justice Millard F. Caldwell in 1965, who attributed to Cicero.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at January 21, 2013 12:07 PM

Spoilsport.

Posted by: vanderleun at January 21, 2013 12:41 PM

It was Caesar because everybody likes a winner. Weakness always attracts the vultures who think they're eagles. Caesar actually was an eagle, who as ever became corrupted by power. It's a good thing our Usurper is a lazy mediocrity of a wanna-be tyrant, a foreigner who doesn't understand the Americans. "They are not our people", his mother taught him.

When your fellow citizens have lost their confidence in our Constitution, and look for a Caesar, what is to be done? First, prepare to survive (defense). Do not fear the future, for preparation brings confidence and determination. Be prepared to fight for your family and friends. Pray that when the time comes, you will have the courage and honor. Second, prepare to respond to the opportunity that comes with over-reach. For surely these mediorities will over-reach. The punch-back must be twice as hard (offense). Find your compatriots, make alliances, figure out who will stand together.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at January 21, 2013 4:15 PM

Okay.

Cicero may not have said those exact words, but I do know what Caesar said which will also be the battle cry of the Lost Generation who actually have a job:

"Pizza Pizza!"

Okay. It was Little Caesar who said that. My bad. I'd like Anchovies, Pepperoni, and Sausage.

Don't forget the Onions.

Posted by: Cond0011 at January 21, 2013 4:59 PM

But that didn't stop me from using it in The Roman-American Way.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at January 21, 2013 5:18 PM

Don't much care if the attribution is concrete.

Caeser returned to a Rome already dying. Obama... If you must put him on the continuum of the decline of Rome...

...there are Goths just over those hills to thenorth, now.

The gates to the city are open.

Posted by: TmjUtah at January 21, 2013 5:19 PM

"...there are Goths just over those hills to thenorth, now. "

@TMjUtah

Well... far as i can figure, these modern Barbarians have been pillaging here a while and I am impressed that all the buildings are still intact.

Troo... the money has already been looted long ago, but these are modern times now and burning buildings actually takes work...

Posted by: Cond0011 at January 21, 2013 5:24 PM

The Goths aren't the ones to fear....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y

Posted by: Jewel at January 21, 2013 9:08 PM

Don't blame Caligula, blame the bridegroom and the tub of lard. (If you don't get the reference, count yourself lucky.)

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 22, 2013 2:22 PM

John Fleming, "He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady, he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire on his adversaries." Psalms 112:7-8 Have no fear, you will not be standing alone. Pray for America.

Posted by: Roger Drew Williams at January 22, 2013 6:29 PM

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