Tu Quoque

Tu quoque. The term sounds like a special ballet move or what a Shakespearean character might say before he dies. In Latin it means, “You too.” Rumor has it that Julius Caesar said, “Tu quoque mi fili” (You too, my son) rather than the question “Et tu Brute?” as Shakespeare has it. If true, Caesar wasn’t surprised at Brutus’ betrayal, he was uttering a prophecy. Caesar might have quoted the beginning of a Greek proverb, … Continue reading

Black Lie Affairs

The first time I recall being aware of the devastating power of Black Lies was probably in the 2000 election battle between George Bush and Al Gore. I was running my daily errands, and while at the Post Office, I witnessed the woman ahead of me having a near emotional breakdown. She was pleading with the postal clerk to not vote for Bush, and finally made the hysterical assertion, “Bush wants to kill women!” Now, … Continue reading

The Limousine of Hate

I’ve been pondering these lines from one of the greatest songwriters I have ever had the pleasure to listen: Mark Heard Hypnotized and shuttled in the limousine of hate Watching the scenery shatter in the brittle jaws of fate Well baby, I’m just another fare I don’t make the rules I’d break them if I thought it would do you some good It could be that the reason I’m thinking of that lyric is because … Continue reading