Tu quoque mi fili or how one "here" is better than "two you'll have it"

During the holidays we went to see " Asterix and the Middle Kingdom " with the children and I found the reviews of the film really harsh. It's fun, good-natured and family-friendly…it fulfills its mission perfectly.

So against the current and in homage to Caesar, I let myself be carried away by today's date as they say. 2067 years ago, to the day, Caesar said to Brutus - his spiritual son - " Tu quoque mi fili... " when he saw the latter in turn plant a dagger in his body, in the heart of the Senate of Rome, in the curia of Pompey.

Tu quoque mi fili ” or “ You too my son ” for those who haven't read their entire Latin textbook. Assassinated by twenty-three senators who feared his tyranny and especially his imminent coronation as king, Caesar thus disappeared.

His assassins then wanted to restore the Republic, it was a bitter failure since Rome then plunged into more than fifteen years of bloody civil war, before falling into the hands of Octave, who became Augustus… the first emperor.

It was at this turning point in history that the republican government was replaced by a succession of totalitarian emperors and thus the Roman Empire was officially born. So what to remember from this assassination – apart from the use of the Latin formula to use opportunely if one day your son betrays you – obviously the change.

This lesson of history has been repeated many times, in other places, in other times…hoping for the best, we reject the good, expecting the best, sometimes we encounter the worst.

This lesson is undoubtedly worth a cheese, or at the very least, the duty to fight for what we have, to put into it the necessary energy for renewal and the will required to resurrect sometimes vanished hopes. Against the tide of systematic change, it is pleasant to stay, enjoy, let mature and grow old in loyalty; because as Caesar will have shown us, one “Hold a Republic” is better than “Two you'll have an Empire” .