As I was typing in yet another post about MAKE POVERTY HISTORY campaign. I suddenly thought that I have been saying the same thing rather a lot recently.
It reminded me of Cato the elder, a Roman Senator who stood up EVERY DAY in the senate and at the end of every speech on every subject said these three words
Carthago delenda est
Carthage must be destroyed.
Now of course this wasn't the most loving, charitable or benevolent sentiment but Cato believed that the destruction of Carthage was the only way of securing Rome's safety and prosperity.
Well if he could do it everyday for that long, I think I can afford to say it a few more days even and still not be considered a nutcase! What d'ya think?