It is widely believed that Jesus organized the treason against himself as he needed to die on the cross for the salvation of mankind. Which would
greatly explain Judas’ treason.
It is also believed that since Caesar had accomplished everything he’d set out to do and had nothing more to accomplish, that he organized his
assassination himself. Which would greatly explain Brutus’ treason. It also meant that Caesar could not become corrupt with power.
The accusation against Jesus was that he proclaimed himself king of the Jews. Jesus always denied this. The conspirators accused Caesar of wanting to
proclaim himself king, which Caesar would never have done. In either case, the accusation was ridiculous.
The crown of Laurels was worn by the ancient kings of Rome. When a general had a triumph, a ceremony to commemorate a particularly successful
campaign, the defeated general would hold a crown of Laurels a few inches above the winner’s head. When Caesar had his triumph for his victory
against the Gauls, Caesar felt that Vercingetorix, the leader of the Gauls, did not deserve such a humiliation, therefore Caesar actually wore the
The conspirators wanted to tarnish Caesar’s image, make people believe he wanted to be king. One morning in Rome, all the statues and busts of
Caesar bore a crown of Laurels. These had been placed overnight by the conspirators and their acolytes. It was then said that the crown he wore at his
triumph, the crown of laurels, had become a crown of thorns.
Jesus died on a cross, not Caesar. However, Caesar’s first diplomatic mission was as ambassador. His ship was captured by pirates. He was held
hostage and they required the usual five-talent ransom for him. Caesar laughed in their faces and told them he was worth ten times more than that and
refused to be liberated unless the ransom amounted to fifty talents.
The ransom money was collected from nearby villages and brought to the pirates who released Caesar. During his captivity, he wrote speeches and poetry
which he read to the pirates. They laughed and ridiculed him. He told them that upon his release he would come back and crucify them. They laughed
After his release, Caesar went to the same villages that had collected the ransom and put together a private army of mercenaries. He told them of the
treasures at the pirate’s lair and told them they could have it all, he wanted no part of it. The only thing he wanted was to have the pirates taken
He attacked them with this private army and… crucified the survivors. This story was well recounted in Rome and was the first event that brought
Caesar to public notice, making him someone you couldn’t take lightly.
Jesus was crucified between two thieves. What are pirates if not thieves?
But Jesus did not die of crucifixion. Crucifixion is a slow, agonizing death. It took people days to die this way, sometimes a week. Jesus died on the
same day he was crucified. He died at the hands of a Roman soldier who stabbed him in the side.
It is said that the first eleven conspirators attacked Caesar individually and that they all missed. Then Brutus took his knife out. Seeing this,
Caesar said “Et tu, Brutus” (you also, Brutus; either as a statement of astonishment, or as an order), enveloped himself in his cape and waited
for Brutus, a Roman soldier, to stab him in the side.