Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
Traitor!” they cried, “Traitor!” With that word a man’s life is marked forever; it’s a label that never loses its stickiness. Recorded in the annals of history are the names of those whose entire life is summed up with such words, regardless of what other good or evil they may have done. It is not surprising that Shakespeare put into the mouth of Julius Caesar those now infamous words that have become synonymous with betrayal: “Et tu, Brute?”