On Treason

A Bushwackk/Heretic production based on an oration by Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE) (Taylor Caldwell’s paraphrase of Cicero’s Second Catiline Oration in her Pillar of Iron)

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 be feared.

The traitor is the plague.

The young Cicero reading

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Source: Snordster

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  1. Anthony Collins
    26 March, 2019 at 5:18 am — Reply

    George Lincoln Rockwell’s book White Power has a passage discussing Taylor Caldwell (Mrs. Marcus Reback), a Jewish novelist, kosher conservative, and member of the John Birch Society. Rockwell once received a hysterically angry, crazy, and stupid letter from Caldwell in which she claimed, among other lies and falsehoods, that Jews had nothing to do with communism, that millions of Jews were murdered by “Russian Communists,” and that the Jewish Marxist Sidney Hook was “deeply conservative.” The conservative lady and great novelist ended her letter with a profanity.

    Revilo P. Oliver’s book America’s Decline: The Education of a Conservative includes a review of Caldwell’s novel A Pillar of Iron that indicates that it’s a source of several spurious quotations attributed to Cicero. Oliver reported compiling a list of “about three hundred of the more grotesque anachronisms in her book.” As one might expect, “[t]he most reprehensible of all the anachronisms . . . are the grotesque falsifications introduced on behalf of the Jews and Christians. So far as I recall, Cicero made only two significant references to the Jews. In his oration Pro Flacco (28.66-69), he mentioned the vast corruption of political affairs at Rome that had been wrought by the swarming colony of enemy aliens in the city, who had attained formidable power by intrigue, bribery, and financial manipulations, including the device by which, under the cover of their barbarous superstition, they created financial panics. In De provindis consularibus (5.10), he alluded in passing to their notorious lack of self-respect and honor. In his philosophical discussions of religion, which he regarded as socially and politically indispensable, he mentioned various Oriental cults, but never the bizarre rites of the Jews, although he must have known a good deal about the beliefs and pretenses of the international race that had its enclaves in every city and town of the Roman Empire, wherever there was money to be made out of the natives — and perpetually made trouble, wherever its members lodged themselves. But Mrs. Reback had the effrontery to tell her readers, in both the novel and the ostensibly documentary foreword, that a Jewish financier was Cicero’s pal and mentor and had so filled him with superstition that he learned the Jews’ dialect of Canaanite so that he could read God’s Own Words. ‘He was deeply involved in Judaean theology,’ Mrs Reback assures us with never a blush, and ‘he longed to see the Incarnation prophesied by King David and Isaias and other of the mighty Israelite prophets.'”

    While superstition has been a stock-in-trade of the Jews ever since biblical times, it seems exceedingly unlikely that Cicero ever took any notice of “Bible prophecy.”

  2. Gail Raubal
    28 March, 2019 at 6:45 am — Reply

    All our leaders are traitors, none are God-fearing, they all pray to the golden calf even Trump. They have fallen far from what our forefathers stood for.

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