Guilt Spills Itself for Fear of Being Spilt
I have mentioned many times having to memorize a hundred lines of poetry or prose per semester were in high school. Mrs. Davis homeroom teacher and English teacher in my senior years was the most demanding. She was precise and you needed to be also. I hated that exercise, but of all the material that I learned in high, memorizing lines has benefitted me the most. In the more than 50-years since high school, a day doesn’t go by that I don’t use some lines that I memorized in high school.
Not only am I grateful having this knowledge base, I am keenly aware of other’s who quote as I can in the news. Case in point. Several weeks ago, I was watching Don Lemon on CNN talking to his quests about Donald Trump, Jr. and his meeting with the Russians prior to the election.
One of Lemon’s quests, John Flannery, a former federal prosecutor said, “In Macbeth, they say ‘Guilt spills itself for fear of being spilt.’” Essentially, Flannery is saying is that one spreads out the guilt by attempting to cover up a lie.
Now, that is true in particular for Donald Trump, Jr. However, Donald Trump, Sr. ought to take note if he has missed the reality that when he attempts to coverup guilt “spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”
It is interesting with the spilt quilt of the Donald the Dumb’s campaign and presidency, you would think that he would wake up. However, Donald the Dumb is following in the footsteps of Nixon and Watergate. This situation is an excellent tutorial for all of us on how we should run our lives.
Having said this about Flannery’s quote, it should be noted that it wasn’t from Macbeth but rather Hamlet. It was the Hamlet’s mother Queen Gertrude of Denmark who uttered this truism.
I would have been reprimanded by Mrs. Davis if I had said that I was going to recite this stanza from Macbeth.
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