Recently, Condoleezza Rice revealed a foolish failure to understand what the Battle of Kosovo means in Balkan politics:
"I mean after all, we`re talking about something from 1389. 1389! It`s time to move forward. And Serbia needs to move forward. Kosovo needs to move forward.""The War Nerd"
(Gary Brecher) was suitably scathing
about this ignorance in a woman who is, after all, U.S. Secretary of State.
Well, how about 843?
News is finally making it into the MSM that Silvio Berlusconi`s victory in the Italian elections was partly due to a patriotic reaction against immigration, especially in the north, where the quasi-secessionist Lega Nord
made significant gains. Paul Belien
has posted an excellent article
on Takimag, noting not just the MSM`s reluctance to acknowledge the immigration issue`s power, but also that the intense spirit of local autonomy closely allied with patriotic immigration politics from Belgium to Rome
is part of a political tradition tracing back to the Middle Frankish Kingdom, created when Charlemagne`s empire was partitioned
by the Treaty of Verdun
Curiously, nearly twenty years ago, on the one occasion when I met my namesake, the then-retired British diplomat Lord Brimelow
—no relation, I hasten to point out to those who remember
his role in forcibly repatriating Cossacks and Yugoslavs to certain death after World War II—he was reading a book open at a map of the Treaty of Verdun`s results. He commented that it revealed fault lines still working in European politics.
What this means is that the effects of America`s post-1965 immigration disaster could well be felt for a thousand years. Immigration enthusiasts are historically illiterate - where they are not actually evil