Sunday, December 31, 2017

William Paca - Founding Father

William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 13, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, and later Governor of Maryland and a United States federal judge.

Early life and education

Paca was born in Abingdon, in what was then Baltimore County (Abingdon was later included in Harford County when that county was formed from Baltimore County in 1773), in the British colony of Maryland. He was the child of John Paca (c. 1712 – 1785), a wealthy planter in the area, and his wife Elizabeth Smith (?-c. 1766). He was the second son of the family, after his elder brother Aquila, and had five sisters. The brothers entered school at the Philadelphia Academy and Charity School in 1752, and the younger Paca went on to attend the College of Philadelphia (now merged into and known as the University of Pennsylvania), graduating in 1759 with a bachelor of arts degree.[2] He was also to receive a master of arts degree from the college in 1762, though this required no further study, only that Paca request it and be in good standing.

After graduating from college, Paca returned to Maryland, reading law in the colonial capital of Annapolis under the tutelage of a local lawyer named Stephen Bordley. By 1761, he was licensed to practice law, and in 1764 was admitted to the provincial bar, having stayed in Annapolis to establish his practice. Professional success was mingled with personal success, as the previous year he had courted Mary Chew, the daughter of a prominent Maryland planter, and they were married on May 26, 1763. They had three children, though only their son John Philemon survived into adulthood.


Among the other young lawyers in Annapolis at the time was Samuel Chase, who became a close friend and political colleague of Paca. Paca and Chase led local opposition to the British Stamp Act of 1765 and established the Anne Arundel County chapter of the Sons of Liberty.

Paca was elected to the Maryland legislature in 1771 and appointed to the Continental Congress in 1774. He was reelected, serving until 1779, when he became chief justice of the state of Maryland. In 1780, he was elected to serve as a federal judge on the Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture. In 1782 he was elected governor of Maryland. On December 22, 1789, Paca received a recess appointment from President George Washington to a seat on the newly created United States District Court for the District of Maryland, created by 1 Stat. 73. Formally nominated on February 8, 1790, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 10, 1790, and received his commission the same day, serving until his death.

Paca's career on the federal bench had a significant impact on the admiralty jurisdiction of the Federal courts and what was to become the principal business of the Supreme Court over the subsequent four decades. As the first Federal judge for the District Court of Maryland he rendered an opinion on the case of Betsey that had far reaching consequences when it was overturned by the Supreme Court. In that case Paca argued on solid precedents of international and British law that the District Court did not have jurisdiction over the awarding of prizes brought into American ports by foreign privateers. The Supreme Court asserted otherwise in seriatum opinions and established an exclusive jurisdiction over prize cases vested in the Federal District Courts that took that privilege away from what had been the responsibility of foreign consulates. Paca's opinion was the first District Court opinion to be published, and although ultimately reversed, it provides insight into the extensive legal training of a signer of the Declaration of Independence and an author/compiler of several provisions of what became the Bill of Rights.

Paca died in 1799 at his estate of Wye River in Queen Anne's County, Maryland and was buried in the family cemetery there.

William Paca | Declaration of Independence

FreedomProject Media

Follow the life of William Paca, delegate to the Continental Congress and one of 56 signers, who bravely proclaimed the original thirteen colonies would break away from British rule to form the United States of America.  Enjoy this special look at William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence.


In Maryland, three elementary schools are named for him: one in Landover, one in Baltimore city (#83) and the other in his home town of Abingdon. A prominent street in Downtown Baltimore bears his name, as does a dormitory on the campus of St. John's College in Annapolis as well as one on the campus of Towson University. Outside of Maryland, a Middle School in Mastic Beach, New York and P.S. 155 in New York City are also named after him. In August 2008 the House was added as a new residence hall in Towson University.

His Annapolis home, the House and Garden, was added to the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

The William Paca Club in New Providence, New Jersey is named in his honor. The Club cites the fact that Paca was the only Italian America to sign the Declaration of Independence as the reason for bestowing him this honor.

William Paca House

Learn about the life and explore the historic home of 18th-century lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Paca.

An elegant Georgian mansion and National Historic Landmark, the William Paca House has been carefully restored to look much the same as it would have when it was first built in the 1760s. Learn about the famous owner of the magnificent mansion and find out what life was like for him and his family during the 18th century.


Personal life

Paca has been described as being of Italian ancestry.

According to Stanley South, "The rumor that the name was Italian came from a remark made in 1911 by James Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore, who commented that he thought a relationship existed between Paca and the Italian family Pecci." In a July 18, 1937, letter to the New York Times, a self-described descendant of Paca claimed:

The ancestors of William Paca were of Italian and English origin. The name is said to have originally been spelled Pacci.

However, in an interview with Giovanni Schiavo, the letter writer apparently attributed the suggestion that the name was Pecci to Cardinal Gibbons. Schiavo also reported that Paca mentioned Pope Leo XIII (1879–1903), whose surname was Pecci, during the interview. Stiverson and Jacobsen reported that spellings of the surname of William Paca's immigrant ancestor Robert include Peaker, Pecker, Peaca, Peca, and Paka. Neither "Pecci" nor "Pacci" (nor "Pacca") are attested, but that could be attributed to the fact that the Italian spelling of the name would have simply been difficult or unfamiliar to the English-speaking clerks of the time.

Annapolis, Maryland: The William Paca House

DonneTempoVideo Writer Jacquie Kubin from Donne Tempo magazine visits historical residences of Annapolis, Maryland. This installment visits one of Annapolis' most historic Georgians, The William Paca House museum.  Glen Campbell, historian for Historic Annapolis takes us on a tour of one of Annapolis' finest homes with a secret treasure in the back, a formal terraced garden in the grand design.


The surname Pacci is of Tuscan, or possibly Umbrian or Marchese, origin. There certainly were Tuscans, Piedmontese, etc. living in the early American colonies. Also, there were wealthy "Lombard bankers" living in London in the Middle Ages. For example, the actress Teri Polo I'm guessing is of English ancestry; but likely has a Venetian forefather. Sometimes the surname was altered in aristocratic circles, making it sound more in line with an English gentleman.. rather than a somewhat foreign sounding name.

Paca House & Garden visit


This is a brief video of some of the the still pictures and footage that I took while visiting the Paca House in Annapolis, MD.


Friday, November 10, 2017

"The Dark Ages" - documentary

The Dark Ages (Full Documentary)

ajvaughan3 Documentary Films

Between the Fall of Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance, Europe plunged into a dark night of constant war, splintered sovereignties, marauding pagans, rabid crusaders and devastating plague. That anything of value arose from this chaotic muck - much less the Renaissance - is nothing short of miraculous. The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.

Between the Fall of Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance, Europe plunged into a dark night of constant war, splintered sovereignties, marauding pagans, rabid crusaders and devastating plague. That anything of value arose from this chaotic muck - much less the Renaissance - is nothing short of miraculous. The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

'Spain's government seeks rebellion and sedition charges against Catalonia's leaders'

'Spain's government seeks rebellion and sedition charges against Catalonia's leaders'

Molly Hennessy-Fiske - Los Angeles Times - October 30, 2017

Catalonia’s ousted president has traveled to Brussels and been offered asylum, Spanish authorities said Monday soon after indicating that prosecutors were filing charges against him and other regional leaders related to their declaration of independence last week.

Spanish prosecutors in Madrid said they were asking judges for rebellion, sedition and embezzlement charges against Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and others who were dismissed by Spain’s central government.

Puigdemont and a majority of Catalonia’s parliament declared independence Friday, but the Spanish government then fired them under a special constitutional provision and called new regional elections Dec. 21.

The attorney general, José Manuel Maza, did not order their immediate arrest, saying he wanted to urgently prosecute the 20 politicians and ordering them to appear in court in Madrid in coming days.

Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas, Puigdemont's attorney, told Antena 3 television that the attorney general’s claim that his client was guilty of rebellion was “real nonsense.”

Puigdemont did not immediately comment. A spokeswoman for his party, Marta Pascal, said she could not confirm whether he would appear in court to face charges. “I’ve talked with him, and he’s fine,” she said at a news conference.

The Madrid government had warned members of the Catalan cabinet that they could remove belongings from their offices Monday but if they tried to perform official duties, they would face charges.



'Spain on the Brink: Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont 'refuses to be fired' and vows to fight Madrid direct rule'

Spain remains on a knife-edge as tensions between both sides continue to grow, with brawls already having broken out in Barcelona last night

By Brittany Vonow, Mark Hodge, and Jennifer Awford - 'The Sun' (UK) - October 29, 2017

CATALAN'S deposed leader has seemingly refused to concede he had been sacked as he called for calm in Spain as the country teeters on the brink of its worst political crisis in four decades.

As the Spanish government held its first meeting to discuss their new roles since imposing direct rule over Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont instead promised to continue to build a "free country", and called for "democratic opposition" to Madrid.

In the pre-recorded, televised message, Puigdemont urged people to continue pushing for independence, saying: "We do not deviate: we continue persevering in the only attitude that can make us winners.

"Without violence, without insults, in an inclusive way, respecting people and symbols, opinions, and also respecting the protests of the Catalans who do not agree with what has decided the parliamentary majority."

As pro-unity protesters crowds took to the streets on Saturday, screaming "prison for Puigdemont", the leader said "patience, perseverance and perspective" was needed.

It comes after fears that the country could further descend into violence have surfaced after the Prime Minister ordered fresh elections and fired Catalonia's hero police chief who led its response to the Barcelona ISIS terror attack.

Catalonia officials have also been stripped of their powers across civil service, finances and public media, with all eyes on whether independence supporters will carry out their threat of peaceful resistance to Madrid's takeover.

Fights erupted on the streets of Barcelona last night as both sides of the argument took to the streets and further protests were held in Madrid today amid fears local police could resist the national force.



Obviously the Spanish government does not recognize the Catalonians as any sort of distinct and unique people, language, and culture. After decades of being prepped by Globalist interests, there's no turning back as far as that governmental apparatus... and all of the others for that matter. The Spanish government is really no worse than the Italian government, or Britain, France, Germany, etc. They believe that Catalonia is merely an "administrative zone," and that a Catalonian has no more right to it than a Yemeni migrant. Spain is like Shawshank Prison; the Spanish government is like Warden Norton; Catalonia is like Andy Dufresne. "How dare you leave us and take away all of your energy and talent! We need the wealth that you generate in order to survive!" Pitiful. There is at least some slim degree of mainstream support for Catalonia; from Scotland, Portugal to a smaller extent.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

'Italy's 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes'

'Italy's 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes'

MILAN (AP) — The presidents of Italy's wealthy northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy on Sunday claimed victory in autonomy referendums that seek to grab additional powers and tax revenue from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain's Catalonia region.

The votes were nonbinding, but the leaders of the neighboring regions hope to leverage strong turnout in talks with Italy's center-left government. As leading members of the anti-migrant, anti-EU Northern League, they want to keep more tax revenue and have autonomy over such policy areas as immigration, security, education and environment.

"This is the big bang of institutional reform," Veneto President Luca Zaia said in Venice. "We are convinced, and I hope Rome understands, that this is not the wish of a political party. These are the wishes of the people."

In Milan, his counterpart in Lombardy, Roberto Maroni, said that with the votes, the two regions "can unify our forces so we can do the battle of the century." The two leaders say they will meet with their regional councils to finalize their requests before going to Rome to meet with Premier Paolo Gentiloni.

Unlike in Catalonia, the referendums do not seek independence and were approved by Italy's constitutional court. Still, the autonomy drive is a powerful threat to Rome's authority. Together, Veneto and Lombardy account for 30 percent of Italy's GDP and nearly one-quarter of the nation's electorate.

Maroni said an overwhelming 95 percent of his region's vote went to "yes," with turnout above 40 percent of Lombardy's 8 million voters. That far exceeded the bar for success that he set at 34 percent, which was the turnout for a national referendum on constitutional reform in 2001.

Independence-minded Veneto easily met a turnout threshold to validate the vote set by Zaia, with some 60 percent of the region's 4 million voters casting ballots. According to early returns, 98 percent voted "yes."



Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 22 - Autonomy Referendums in Lombardia and Veneto

Europe either changes or ceases to exist - Leader of Italy’s Northern League party, Matteo Salvini


While the Catalan crisis dominates the headlines, a similar story is breaking out in Italy – with the country’s northern regions gearing up for a wide autonomy referendum. Can the vote succeed – and how will Rome deal with the results? We ask Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s Northern League party.

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'Italy facing its OWN Catalonia: Referendums in Lombardy and Venice could TOPPLE EU'

ITALY could face its own Catalonia-style break-up with controversial referendums scheduled for both Lombardy and Venice.

Joey Millar - Sunday Express (UK) - October 5, 2017

This month the Lombardy region and the city of Venice will both vote on new powers of autonomy at referendums which are now taking on increasing levels of controversy.

Previously seen as a low-scale vote on local powers, the referendums are now experiencing symbolic overtones following last Sunday’s Catalonian chaos.

Last weekend more than 800 people were injured by police as a referendum on independence for Catalonia was held - against the express wishes of leaders in Madrid and Brussels.

And now Italy is facing similar chaos with two referendums set to be held on October 22, although in these instances the votes are state-approved and will not face violent opposition.



Lombard autonomy referendum, 2017

Lega Lombarda

Roberto Maroni


Venetian autonomy referendum, 2017

Venetian nationalism

Liga Veneta

Luca Zaia


Spiritual man vs. Economic man

Globalism (bankers) vs. Nationalism (the cultures of the world)

The comments at the end of the two below articles reflect the changing opinion regarding the European Union as well as any. Unfortunately it took Europe being brought to the brink in order to finally comprehend what the EU is really all about.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Over 90% of Catalonians vote for independence, despite extreme Spanish police violence


The Exposer

That's why Barcelona and Las Pamas won't be played, security can't be assured. Catalan referendum: 337 injured amid reports of rubber bullets fired by Spanish police. Violence breaks out in Barcelona as riot police attack protests, while Catalans cast independence votes in peaceful defiance of Spanish government.




The Globalist Spanish government have recruited police, from all other administrative regions of Spain, and dispatched them into Catalonia in a last minute attempt to prevent the referendum. 40% of the total GNP of Spain comes from the little state of Catalonia, which has only 14% of the population! The simple truth is  that the Spanish government believes that they preside over mere administrative regions where rootless bankers, Capitalists, Marxists, migrants, and perverts can collect their "entitlements" at the expense of the descent worker and small business person. 

This police action is very similar to the manner in which the UK has used it's military in Northern Ireland over the years. The tribal resolve of the collective Catalonian people has ultimately proven to be stronger than separatists from Ireland, Scotland, Padania, Venetia, the Basque Country, and other regions. This is far from over. Catalonia needs to seize full control of their land from an enemy foreign government by forming a provisional army immediately! This almost reminds of the the Five Days of Milan where the people literally defeated the Austrian army.

'Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding'

'Catalan referendum: Catalonia has "won right to statehood"'

'Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence'

'Madrid vows to stop Catalan independence declaration'

'Catalonia independence vote: Spanish foreign minister says police violence "not extraordinary"'

'Catalonian referendum violence plunges EU into crisis as "90pc of voters back independence"'


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

'Catalonia’s independence referendum could create new country within 48 hours of result'

'Catalonia’s independence referendum could create new country within 48 hours of result'

Ships full of police are on standby in Barcelona ahead of a key vote that could see a new country created by this time next week

Victoria Craw - - September 27, 2017

THE world could have a new country with an independence referendum set to be held in Spain’s Catalonia region on Sunday.

The wealthy area that is home to 5.5 million eligible voters and includes Barcelona plans to hold a vote on whether it should secede from the rest of the country. If successful, draft plans include a declaration of independence within 48 hours.

But Spanish authorities have declared the vote illegal, and have sent police from around the country with the aim to prevent people from attending polling stations.

The Madrid-based government has also seized millions of ballot papers, arrested officials, and left a huge ship in Barcelona’s harbour housing extra Spanish police in the expectation that violence could break out.

Spain’s chief public prosecutor refused to rule out arresting Catalonia's regional leader Carles Puigdemont, and charging him with civil disobedience, abuse of office and misuse of funds over the vote.

Local leaders say they have the right to decide the future of the region that has a distinct language and cultural identity. However, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has repeatedly called the vote illegal with the legislation underpinning it suspended in Constitutional Court.



Spanish President Rajoy in Washington D.C.; Trump interference

'Trump, Rajoy commit to fighting threats to democracy'

Maybe President Trump needs to remember that the USA was formed 100% "illegally." In other words, it was illegal in terms of British law. Americans did not defeat the British; they WERE the British! They "illegally" defeated their own government in a rouge act. This is different in that Catalonia is a distinct region, culture, language, and people that has been carrying Spain on it's back for decades. This vote and the impetus for secession is apparently legal. Of course, the Globalist/Fabianist Spanish government wants to keep the hen that lays the golden eggs, and turn it into a rootless migrant-magnet.

'Spain to deploy police to prevent Catalan independence vote'

'Spain’s attorney general refuses to rule out arrest of Catalan president'

 'Catalan campaigners hand out a million referendum ballots'

'Catalans are not alone. Across the world, people yearn to govern themselves'

 'Catalan leader accuses Spanish government of Franco-style crackdown'

'Spain crisis: 'stop this radicalism and disobedience,' PM tells Catalan leaders'

'Now rattled, Madrid is in danger of playing into Catalan separatist hands'

' "They've called me a traitor": Catalans divided as independence vote nears'

'Catalonia divided as controversial poll on independence sparks conflict with Madrid'

This reminds me of the sickening charade of the Austrians hanging Cesare Battisti as a "traitor." A scene from the 'Shawshank Redemption' comes to mind, where Andy finally tells Warden Norton that he can find someone else to do his crooked bidding for him... and the response of "nothing stops!" Right now we're almost at that point with this. Sometimes the class bully doesn't want to stop; he requires some strong encouragement. I don't know if Catalonia would be able to do that if the referendum passes. 

Every nation was born in blood; such as with the saying "might is right." Even Britain in the Middle Ages had to force the Gaels to become "British." I really don't know if the Catalonians would do something such as stand united in solidarity, as with the IRA in Ireland, in terms of perhaps shutting down the whole country if needed. A simple vote won't be enough... it will have to be a vote... and a push!


Monday, September 18, 2017

'The Eagle' - movie review

The Eagle (2011 film)

The Eagle is a 2011 epic historical drama film set in Roman Britain directed by Kevin Macdonald, and starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland. Adapted by Jeremy Brock from Rosemary Sutcliff's historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth (1954), the film tells the story of a young Roman officer searching to recover the lost Roman eagle standard of his father's legion in the northern part of Great Britain. The story is based on the Ninth Spanish Legion's supposed disappearance in Britain.

The film was an Anglo-American co-production. It was released in the U.S. and Canada on February 11, 2011, and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 25, 2011.

The Eagle is effectively a sequel to the film Centurion, written and directed by Neil Marshall, because Channing Tatum's character in The Eagle is Marcus Flavius Aquila, the son of Titus Flavius Virilus who led the Ninth Legion that was lost in the far north of Britannia, and who was therefore the same person as Dominic West's character Titus Flavius Virilus in Centurion: it continues the story of the disappearance of the Ninth Legion fighting the Picts in what is now northern Scotland, north of Hadrian's Wall by following the leader's son's search to solve the mystery of what happened to his father, and the Legion, and the golden eagle standard that they carried everywhere with them, and to restore his family's honor.

As a historical matter, the purported disappearance of the Ninth Legion in Northern Britain is a subject of debate and dispute (see Legio_IX_Hispana § Theories about the Ninth's disappearance for details.)


Partial spoiler alert! This review perhaps spoils the first 1/3 of the film....

The premise of the entire movie was the desire of one man, Marcus Flavius Aquila, to put himself at great risk to recapture the lost honor of both the Roman Empire and that of his own family. Since we no longer live in an honor-bound society, this becomes something to really ponder. The symbol of this endeavor was the lost Roman golden eagle standard; a golden Roman eagle which was attached to a pole such as a national flag; a vexillum. Of course, since his own father commanded the 9th Legion, it was both patriotic and personal. The legion contained 5,000 soldiers, a great loss and embarrassment to the empire; similar to the great Roman defeat in the Teutoburg Forest about 130 years earlier.

The 9th Legion was to have disappeared in what was called Caledonia by the Romans, or what is now Scotland. The Picts were not Gaels, but usually thought of as being a Celtic people, although may have been a particular Atlanto-Mediterranean people. The strange sounding language used by the Picts in the film was not the lost and unknown Pictish language, but Scottish Gaelic. In any case, the tribes of Caledonia were so fierce that the Romans constructed a great fortified wall to seal them off, called Hadian's Wall.

The film opens with a Roman military unit traveling through Briton by boat via a river system with heavy foliage and trees. Suddenly a small herd of large steers splashed across in front of them, showing a certain backwardness to this society; although it was under Roman rule for about a century at that point. The boat carried Marcus who was to be the new commander of a certain Roman fortification and territory in northern Briton. As he arrives, there's a certain ominous feeling. There are still strong unconquered elements about them.

There were a few references to "the gods." Marcus prayed to one of the Roman gods, possibly Mithras, on a couple of occasions. He was a man on a mission. There were rumors of Druids about as well, although the Druids were thought to have been long ago defeated. Apparently, though not militaristic, the Druids had organized resistance to Rome in the past in both Briton and Gaul. Soon after assuming command, on a gloomy night, Marcus awoke with a feeling of danger. He got up and went along the outer walls, and heard a certain noise. They tried to figure out if it was a noise from cattle or not.

Marcus made a decision to waken all of the soldiers. They dressed and manned the walls, and waited. It could have ended up as a somewhat embarrassing error by the new commander. However, an army of Britons did attack, and the attack was repelled. For this, the young Marcus gained respect from all. The next morning, the army of Britons showed themselves beyond the walls again. As they started a ritual execution of two Roman soldiers, Marcus ordered a preemptive attack. Again, a great battle ensued.

As Marcus fought, visions of his father fighting some unknown enemy was shown; hinting at a psycho-spiritual connection with something which had occurred years earlier. Although the Romans were victorious, it came at a greater loss than the night prior. Marcus was seriously injured in the battle, and was soon taken away to a different part of Briton. I assume that he was relocated to a more southern location of which the Romans had a better grip on things. There he meets his uncle, who is in some form of command, and begins his rehabilitation. At this point there is a reference to an old Roman proverb, cited in the book 'The Eagle of the Ninth':

Eagle lost, honor lost;
Honor lost, all lost.

During some type of life-and-death battle "games," a young Briton named Esca is about to be put to death with the apparent approval of the crowd. Marcus rises and objects, successfully. Esca is allowed to live, and is given to Marcus as a slave. At one point Esca pulls a small dagger on Marcus and tells him that he hates him and everything he stands for; however, due to the fact that Marcus saved his life, swears eternal loyalty to him and puts the dagger down.

When Marcus finally heals, he begins his quest to find the golden eagle beyond Hadrian's Wall. This is beyond Roman Briton, dark harsh highlands and weather, populated by savage tribes, the unknown, more dangerous than northern Briton, the top of the world. He sets out on horseback with only his slave Esca; and that's where the film really realizes it's aim.

There's a parallel to the movie 'Braveheart', however the film takes no pro or anti Roman slant. Much of the rest of the film is about redemption of Marcus, Esca, and others. Somewhat ironically, "Roman Briton" at a much later point became a new Roman Empire itself. I reviewed 'Centurion' (2010), of which 'The Eagle' was the sequel to, on the other blog... Centurion (movie review).

In ancient legends, the eagle was the symbol of oppression; perhaps more to the point... of a hording of power and knowledge. The serpent was the symbol of liberation and freedom; more to the point... of an opening up of forbidden knowledge and truth. However, it's also been challenged that the eagle is really the liberator and that it symbolizes safety and the rule of law... while the serpent is an anarchist.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Twitter is the most POINTLESS site on the Internet

I never understood the point of twitter in the first place. I was under the assumption that part of the draw of the internet was to connect with like-minded people. A way to perhaps break through the tragic and truthful saying: "We talk least about the things we think about most." Politics is an intellectually-dishonest, divisive cancer upon society. Unlike other sciences, political science does not self-correct upon past successes and failures. It's rooted in symbols and icons, most of which are false, that never go away.

In this Hegelian battleground, physically, warfare is carried out much like a real battlefield. The object is to kill the other side and prevail. It's actually less honest than a shooting war in that at least there are rules of a shooting war. To the average grunt, it makes little difference if perhaps their side is dead wrong on a particular point. Intellectually, the mentality is much like an athletic contest. Neither is really correct, they just seek to win. This creates a certain fervor in the animal-brains of the average person who is unable to intellectualize beyond the politics of a town or village.

One of the great weapons in this tragedy is simply ignoring facts. Radical conservatives and liberals are absolute masters at willful ignorance. In some cases they actually are aware of facts which contradict some of their position, but they not only ignore them... they actually exorcise them from their minds. This is what I would call imaginative reality. Also, because the nuttier elements just keep ramping each other up, there's no way for the honest elements to garner some degree of sanity and proportion.

The situation is so bad than if somehow Barack Obama and George W. Bush were to reverse-predidencies.. and every word and action of the other was reversed and adapted... few would notice the difference. Each constituency would then applaud actions which they would otherwise have criticized. That's the textbook definition of prejudice. It's not then the principle, but who or what is instituting it and how it was projected or spun.

Twitter is stupid and pointless. In this political symbiosis, each side parasites off of the other in a frenzy of insane dishonesty and exaggeration. It makes little difference if any particular political piranha is perhaps correct about something. Everyone is at least correct about something! Lastly, if you're one of those who tweets fifty times a day... maybe give it a rest. Nobody's listening! There's only so much red food coloring that can be used in a scary movie.

Too many people are shallow one-issue zealots with no sense of proportion who are just looking for an outlet because they're unhappy with themselves and/or their lives. Lets face it, many people in the world are stupid, unattractive, angry, lazy, gullible losers. Twitter is the ultimate hate site.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ancient Rome: Anthem and symbolic musical perceptions

National Anthem of Roman Empire (Instrumental)

National Anthems of the World

(The Roman Empire didn't have official national flag and anthem)

In spite of the purported lack of musical originality on the part of the Romans, they did enjoy music greatly and used it for many activities.

Imperium Romanum (509 a.c - 1453)


Fictitious flag and fictitious anthem (Roll Tide by Hans Zimmer)

In Latin, "Imperium Romanum" means "Roman power."

Gladiator Soundtrack: "The Might of Rome"

A. M. Goudarzi

Gladiator (Latin pronunciation: [glaːdiatọɾ]) is a 2000 historical epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays the loyal Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when the Emperor's ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.

Released in the United States on May 5, 2000, Gladiator was a box office success, receiving positive reviews, and was credited with briefly reviving the historical epic. The film was nominated for and won multiple awards, particularly five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards including Best Picture. Although there have been talks of both a prequel and sequel, as of 2012, no production has begun.

Gladiator is the original soundtrack of the 2000 film of the same name. The original score and songs were composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard and was released in 2000, entitled Gladiator: Music From the Motion Picture. The Lyndhurst Orchestra performing the score was conducted by Gavin Greenaway.

The album won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score and was also nominated for the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Score ("Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music").

The Oscar-nominated score was composed by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, and conducted by Gavin Greenaway. Lisa Gerrard's vocals are similar to her own work on The Insider score.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Is there a such thing as anti-Italian/Greek/Slavic/etc bigotry in America or the world today?

I would argue YES. It has become ever increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that "we" (Southeastern European Americans?) don't fit into the plans of the new ruling class coalition. They don't even want "us" as front people for them! The Obama administration actually had numerous people working for them with clear ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. I guess they may as well..... they sure don't want us around!! When they want more "diversity," we're not part of that plan either! The simple truth is that they, even in the larger coalition, do not like us as a general rule. They hate our culture.

I would take this one step further. Many on "the right" refer to the politically correct status quo university professors as "Marxist Professors." Actually, they're Globalist professors. Every few weeks, one of these mostly Anglo male professors makes some grand announcement of his disdain for "the white race," "Western Civilization," "Christianity," etc. Where did Western Civilization come from anyway? Greece and Rome! Also, aren't "we" dragged down with no place to go within this hostile environment? I mean... how are "we" supposed to respond? We're NOT expected to respond! We're nothing to them!

Almost down to the last one of these so-called Marxist professors, judges, politicians, etc..... they espouse their belief in Globalization; not a nickname, but a distinct politic. In other words, they believe in Global, borderless rootless, predatory, anti-labor, monopoly capitalism. I would argue that these people are not "Marxist" at all, but the rise of a new far right class. These days they're very angry because the Wall Street endless war machine didn't get their hand-picked candidate into the presidency. We're reminded of that fact every day as a mere six corporations--which make up over 90% of the mainstream media (25,000 different pieces of media), making up the Council on Foreign Relations--are packed solid with financial and manufacturing war profiteering interests!

"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference." -- Ralph Nader

They want things to go their way every time, even to the point where they stick trained stooges into positions of power whom they will then project as individuals who cannot be criticized. The modern leadership of both parties are both part and parcel of this far right Globalist endeavor. Just because they hate Christianity or Western Civilization doesn't make them "on the left." This is a new brand of far right, monopoly capitalist, anti-labor politic. Trump has led a civil war of sorts; the paleo-right vs. the Globalist right.

These are people whom I call "the anti-labor left." They're the people who, for example, made the arrangements which traded away the labor movement for the gay movement. The corporate supremacists at the very top have eliminated entire societies for financial gain in the third world with one hand.. and use the other hand to slander people with the word "Racist." A gigantic horde of mixed race people are swarming all over Europe and committing mass MASS rape, including old ladies, pregnant women, little girls, and even literally infants... is that "racist" too?

Donald Trump is an undisciplined egomaniac who has at least pretended to be anti-Globalist. At least, for example, on his second day in office he met with American labor union representatives--who had never even seen the inside of the White House--and afterward he threw out the far right Corporatist-Globalist and extreme anti-labor Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Globalists hate him so much to the point of hysteria! For example, they're pretending to be up in arms over the "travel ban"; however these media monopolies had been proponents of what I call the "medicine ban" against Iraq, in which a million Iraqis (mostly children) died as a result. That murderous "ban" was okay.

Another example, Trump's infantile but secretly recorded comment about how he likes to grope women. Hillary Clinton was recorded laughing because her then client--accused of sodomy rape against a 12-year old girl--was exonerated after he passed a lie-detector test... despite the fact that she stated that she knew that he was guilty. ............ Bernie Sanders wrote an essay once about how he believes that every woman privately fantasizes about being raped by three men at the same time. It seems to me that the latter two comments were much worse offenses... don't you think?

These types of slanted examples are too many to list. Trump signs an executive order to have an oil pipeline through an Indian reservation... big news! Obama signs an execute order handing over millions acres of Navajo sacred lands over to the mining companies.... even worse, but not newsworthy. The Navajos are fighting, but CNN is not covering. I don't believe in any executive orders, eminent domain laws, or infringement on reservation territory; however, this is not honest news reporting. What about all of the war mongering by Obama and Hillary Clinton? What about their actions in Libya?

I suppose one thing that could be said of Gaddafi is that he had constructed one of the greatest socialist projects in history; a massive water infrastructure bringing free water to his people from deep underneath the Sahara desert. If Obama and Hillary are who they claim to be, why did they bomb and destroy that? It goes on and on; Trump was calling for gay marriage when Obama and Hillary were against it. They're further to the right than he is I think! They were nothing but shills for the international corporations and the Wall Street war machine.

Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in 2014, which clearly stipulates that the government/military has authorization to abduct any American citizen for any or no reason, detain them for any length of time without legal representation, and without informing anyone of their status. They're also authorized with the power to torture and/or murder them.. all outside of the judicial system... and without ever being compelled to inform anyone of this. Now really... what if Trump had signed NDAA?

Trump is just a deflection; a way of consummating the fact that the protestors are no longer anti-war or anti-Globalization. A good example of this is the actor Martin Sheen--an outspoken anti-war activist until the start of 2009--who then declared that anyone who dares criticize President Obama is a "racist"... and dropped his anti-war activism during Obama's eight year warmongering reign. It's an open secret that the war profiteers paid off Hollywood to not only produce pro-war propaganda films, but to institute an unwritten gag order to the charmed circle of Hollywood against any criticism of all of these wars for profit... under penalty of what has been referred to as "economic discipline."

Digressing back to the original point. The extreme and normalized anti-white politic on university campuses, in which a heterosexual white Christian male is pronounced as the ultimate expression of evil, is deceptive. While the vast majority of these professors espouse this concept, they also espouse that supernational economic and financial entities controlled by white males should be given free reign to plunder, pollute, and control the entire globe! The leadership and/or ownership of all of these Globalist entities, cooperatives, and think tanks are not of any one particular background; however, the basic flavor is clearly of three main financial root sources: The Vatican, the British Royal Family, and the Rothschild/Goldman Sachs interests.

A few weeks ago Justin Gest, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, made the following quote about the "white working class." You know... people like us. Now think, is this really the angry anti-Trump left; or is it really a far right wing, anti-labor, anti-small business, socio-economic and anti-white ethnic bigot? I would argue that it's the later. We have no friend in either of these two parties; they're just two arms of the same Globalist monster that hates us. Every few weeks, one of these trained apes comes out with a comment such as this.

"The only way of addressing their plight is a form of political hospice care,” Gest said. “These are communities that are on the paths to death. And the question is: How can we make that as comfortable as possible?"

This isn't a joke. This is, in large part, an open ethnic and cultural discrimination--against the descendants of immigrants from Slavic countries, Greece, Italy, Rumania, Hungary, etc... whom they can openly attack without actually naming us. This comment was actually one of the tamer ones; most are more vicious. I mean, what do they expect us to do? Well for starters, they probably don't figure that we have any rights at all. One hundred years ago those of this pathology at least called us out by name.

The overwhelming majority of those in authority who hate us are either "Anglo" or Jewish; while other like-minded individuals of other races in some form of authority are usually put up to it and seldom dislike us in particular.. at least in America. All you have to do is look around; we're not truly part of the new America. The mainstream projects mostly negativity against us and our culture. How often do you see anyone in an important post with an Italian, Greek, Polish, or Hungarian name? Very few. Only in the military perhaps. Their "diversity" doesn't even include us either. These Globalists are trying to destroy our ancestral countries as well. Wake up.. this new ruling class hates us!

“Abolish the White Race – By Any Means Necessary. The key to solving the social problems of our age is to abolish the White race. So long as the White race exists, all movements against racism are doomed to fail. Treason to Whiteness is loyalty to humanity.”

"We’ll keep bashing the dead White males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as the White race is destroyed. Not deconstructed, but destroyed.”

“The goal of abolishing the White race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed White supremacists.”We’ll keep bashing the dead White males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as the White race is destroyed. Not deconstructed, but destroyed.”

“The goal of abolishing the White race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed White supremacists.”

-- Noel Ignatiev, Harvard Professor


"How easily any sense of humanity of civilization slips away from their face, leaving only the beast. This beast has many faces and names. Sometimes they are called Germans, Poles, Croatians, Ukrainians… While at other times they became the Church, the Red Cross, or Prime Ministers, Kings, Fuhrer. These are people of ultimate evil as the beast stays just below the surface, ready to savage.. The planet would be well rid of the European predator. Perhaps we will be fortunate to live in such interesting times (an old Chinese curse), to see the decline and disappearance of the graveyard called Europe."

-- Emmanuel Winston, Gamla News 


 "The white race is the cancer of human history."

-- Susan Sontag, cultural icon


"The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East."

-- Henry Kissenger, Oikonomikos Tachydromos Magazine (Aug. l997), Kissinger while addressing a group of Washington, D.C. businessmen in Sept.1974

These same Globalist interests, always looking to prey on a people's weakness, created "Feminism." Feminism is not feminine, but an attempt to adopt masculine traits for women. I remember growing up, those strong Italian or Croatian women who would just look at you when you did something stupid. They usually didn't even have to say anything, and we knew what they meant. They were extremely powerful figures of class and morality. Why aren't those "traditional" women put up as an example of something to be aspired to? It's the biggest joke in the world.. those mostly Anglo and Jewish Feminists hate us and our culture.. PERIOD, END OF STORY!! It should be said that they preyed on our weaknesses... but they did it in order to destroy us. It would be interesting to see someone prey on their many weaknesses for a change.

These rabbit holes go very deep. Over 60 million Russians and Ukrainians were mass murdered between 1919 and 1940! The greatest killing spree in the history of the world. Who was responsible? It's goes on and on. 95% of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade occurred between African Chieftains, Jewish-owned shipping companies, and buyers in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the New World. Soo.. that's supposed to somehow be our fault?

Whatever happened to the good ole days when, even if you had some sort've issue with your family, if someone attacked your family... all bets were off!? I'm tired of bowing down to these people.. they hate us! Even if you thought that changes were/are needed... would you want your sworn enemy to make those decisions for you? Lastly, to our enemies... NAME US BY NAME from now on! We need to come out've denial about some of these things. I remember growing up in San Francisco amidst old world Italians, Slavs, etc., along with people who believed that every person on the face of the earth was the product of a rape. They hated us then, and they hate us even more now. I don't give a damn about Trump.. but how about taking our own side for a change?


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Opening battle scence from 'Gladiator' - A devastating fighting force

Gladiator- Opening Scene.avi

Michael M


I think this scene gives some glimpse of how effective the Roman army could be. There was the equivalent of howitzers and air strikes. Also, when we think of both thrusting and hacking swords, arrows, oil-fire bomb projectiles, and those big arrows that are fired from a cranked up mechanism... I mean, I'd rather just take a bullet! Lastly, the sheer bravery of all ancient warriors to engage in this type of wicked combat.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturnia Rising from the Sea - 'Documentary Italy's Mystery Mountains 2014' (Alps, Dolomites, Apennines)

Documentary Italy's Mystery Mountains 2014

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Italy's Mystery Mountains explores the fascinating geologic story of Italy, the land known for its fabulous art, fantastic food, opera, the dolce vita, and so much more. What's less known about Italy is the diversity and turbulence of the geology behind all of this abundance: the continuously erupting volcanoes, the violent earthquakes, the clash of mighty tectonic plates, and the rising of the mountains from which Michelangelo sourced his famous marbles.

Italy's Mystery Mountains ties the country's rich artistic culture to its turbulent geologic story, following two international teams of geologists determined to resolve a hotly debated issue: are the Apennines still alive and growing in the north? With the answer to this question the fascinating story of the Italian peninsula will fall into place and geologists may better understand where future earthquakes might strike this highly unstable land.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Socio-Enonomic Tsunami: The chain reaction to Silicon Valley will fan out 100 miles in every direction

Million Dollar Shack: Trapped in Silicon Valley's Housing Bubble

Michelle Joyce

Our family has been priced out! Has the Bay Area gone crazy? Real estate prices have doubled in the last few years, a tent in the backyard can rent for $900/month, foreign investors are driving up prices, evictions and rent hikes are everywhere, people are commuting longer than ever, the middle class is disappearing, empty investment homes are everywhere, and locals are leaving in record numbers. The worst part? Some people are calling it "progress".



Ruthless capitalists in sandals; new social despots, pretending to worship Gaia

The Silicon Valley elite may call themselves "Democrats," and they may even provide for a transgender-friendly workplace and think it's cute to have a copy of the Humanist Manifesto on the table. In reality, they're the enablers of perhaps the most ruthless brand of cut-throat capitalism... maybe ever. When they support constructing small housing units for the poor and lower middle class, all they're doing is investing in a handful of people who will perform the duties of the low-wage servant class. Being a "Silicon Valley Democrat" is like a veterinarian reasssuring an animal before putting it to sleep. The sort've people who suddenly quit the anti-war movement for eight years. Even oppressive colonial powers or robber barons of the past usually didn't actually purge the native population as is happening in Silicon Valley. Also, unlike group-interest takeovers of the past, these people didn't even bring the technology with them! It's more like joining a big raid.... economic jihadists!

Some of the people who left comments on this video were very critical of Ken, the very successful real estate agent, and his openness about the need to get the local population out've the way. I have a begrudging respect for Ken, who was at least honest about his position, as opposed to so many feigning ignorance. Thank you Ken. Ken is a metaphorical "savage," engaging in a type of modern evolutionary struggle. I still disagree that just because someone has one marketable skill set, that it doesn't necessarily or automatically mean that they have a high IQ. I know that, despite fifty years of work by zero-grown activists, the South Bay will morph into a new Los Angeles before our very eyes in the coming years. Real estate developers, working hand-in-glove with a swarm of incoming contractors, are just salivating over the beautiful and tranquil Santa Cruz Mountains; and by hook-or-crook, they're going to get it. They won't even need to import the wood! If you have the necessary funds to invest, starting a lumber company in Silicon Valley would probably be a good idea right now. Then you'll be ready ahead of time to strike when the iron is hot.

I still don't get it. I thought the move in modern technology had been shifting to small and pragmatic? Why do all of these IT corporations need to be in one place anyway? Especially since we can so cheaply, easily, and instantaneously communicate via any corner of the globe at any time. Wouldn't it have made more sense to, for example, simply build or build up perhaps a dozen new American cities all over the country in largely rural areas? These corporations are planning to construct massive mile long domed buildings, to hold upwards of 100,000 workers, to dot the landscape with. Of course, they will place a few modern art masterpieces with some grass and a tree outside... pretending to serve Gaia. Personally, I would rather that we save our collective arrogance for the travel and colonization of space. Perhaps colonize Alpha Centauri, where a domed city might make sense... as opposed to scaring the sacred gift of our earth's landscape with giant hideous buildings (not referring to city skylines which have their own place and scale). The Silicon Valley top brass will bring most of the many highly-paid IT workers to heel soon enough... then perhaps these newly descended workers can tell everyone more about "progress"... or maybe they will just go back home. What about our home?


Friday, May 26, 2017

Europe under siege - Now just a way of life

What Pisses Me Off About The Ariana Grande Terrorist Attack

Stefan Monlyneux


In 2016, an estimated 360,000 Libyans have crossed into Italy; the vast majority have continued on into northern Europe... and this has not ceased. This is only a part of the subject which had led to several years now of, for example, news report after news report of pregnant women and very young infants being raped by Muslim migrants in Germany.... and a lot of other occurrences and crime statistics which would be difficult for most to believe. There has been very little backlash to this, as one might expect if this had occurred in the United States. This is the condition because certain powerful forces have engineered it to be this way.

Islam is the traditional enemy of our people. This is entirely different than war between nations, a short-term enemy, or soft cultural conflict. When a Moroccan runs up some steps and starts pounding a two-thousand years old nude female Roman statue with a hammer... I believe that it's a culture war... and really, a race war. Our time is up.... they want the world now... and why not? They have a couple of billion people now, and are entirely untroubled by guilt or shame. When thousands of Sub-Saharan Africans are shot and thrown into pits, that's a race war! Black Africans are not, however, the prize. WE.. are the prize! They're coming for us, not anyone else.

Muslims have shown virtually no interest in migrating into Latin America or the Far East; only marginally so in Sub-Saharan Africa and India... mostly due to close proximity. They want Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia. There's much more to the means and methods of this planned takeover; but I think they're simply coming out... they want the world! The current demographics of the United States produces a few tough guys, but in reality the Muslims are tougher... in the mind. The success of Islam is all the vicarious satisfaction that they require. Many of their leaders in Europe speak very openly about taking over in numbers as well as culturally.

A Sub-Saharan migrant is led off for execution in Libya 2012