We hear President Barack Obama blame his predecessor and Republicans in general. We hear Republicans blame Democrats. We hear Democrats blame the tea parties and "extremists" (which includes anyone who disagrees with them). Blame is all around us and everyone is eager to point fingers at everyone else. Sadly, no one puts the blame where it truly belongs:
"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 (106-43 BC) Roman philosopher and statesman
When you fail to learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.