Thursday, December 31, 2020

Dragon's Teeth of Vallo Alpino


                            'The Alpine Wall - Italy'

A line of abandoned, alien-like fortresses dot the mountains of North Italy


Similar to the Maginot line of France, the Alpine Wall was built as a defense for Italy in preparation for World War II. There was concern that the natural defense of North Italy’s mountainous terrain was not enough as tensions rose with its neighbors along the top of the “boot”—France, Switzerland, Austria and the former Yugoslavia.

The mountains were enhanced with lookout posts and fortifications all along the passes, stretching over 1,100 miles. The Alpine Wall fortifications varied between three designs: large mountainside forts, rallying points and bunkers, and point-defense fortifications. Many of these can still be seen today.

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I saw this subject featured a few days ago on a 2018 episode of 'Mysteries of the Abandoned' (Science Channel) entitled 'Doomsday at Dragon's Teeth'. This elaborate defense system was constructed in 1931, and reflects how Mussolini did not trust Hitler at that point.




 Video: The dragon teeth of Pian dei Morti

In the Val Venosta valley, between the borders of Italy and Austria, a weir system was built during WWII, the heart of which was a tank barrier. We will take a closer look at this barrier, as well as the various bunkers which lie 550 meters above Resia. On the way there we enjoy a pleasant, circular hike and inspect the source of the river Adige, the biggest river in South Tyrol.



Vallo alpino in Alto Adige


Sbarramento Pian dei Morti


Alpenwall - Vallo Alpino - Kreuzbergpass - Mussolinis Festungslinie - Teil 1

Willi seiner

Mussolinis Festungslinie

Der Alpenwall in Südtirol ist der Abschnitt des Vallo Alpino (deutsch Alpenwall), der in den Jahren von 1938 bis 1942


Alpenwall in Südtirol


Monday, November 30, 2020

'The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots'

'The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots'

Dany Mitzman - BBC News - August 10, 2017

Thousands of Italians emigrated to Scotland in the 20th Century, but it seems that 400 years earlier a group of Scots may have settled in a village in the Italian Alps. So local legend has it… And there are plenty of signs to suggest that maybe, just maybe, it's true.

High up in the mountains of northern Italy, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border, the people of the tiny village of Gurro speak a strange dialect, incomprehensible even to the other villages in the same valley.

They have peculiar surnames, and the women's traditional costume features a patterned underskirt that looks suspiciously like tartan.

One possible explanation is that their forefathers include a unit of Scottish soldiers - the Garde Ecossaise - who served the French King, Francis I, and were defeated with him at the Battle of Pavia, near Milan, in February 1525.

The story goes that while trying to make their way home the Scots stopped in Gurro, where they got snowed in for the winter. Many locals believe they never left.

"I've heard talk about this story since I was a child," says Alma Dresti, who was born and bred in Gurro.

"I know it's probably at least part legend but I like to believe in it and I do think there could be some truth in it.

"I like to imagine those strapping young soldiers trying to return home, stopping here, and liking it so much they stayed even once spring had come."






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Scottish Heritage Fest in Gurro/Lake Maggiore/Italy


People of the Piemontese village of Gurro near Lake Maggiore in Northern Piemont are celebrating their Scottish heritage



'Welcome to Gurro: a Scottish village in the Italian Alps'

Patrick Browne - The Local (Italy) in English - March 2, 2016

Gurro was populated by Scottish soldiers 500 years ago, who left traces of their culture everywhere.

When Italy played Scotland in a Six Nations rugby game on Saturday, the residents of Gurro, a tiny town perched in the hills above Lake Maggiore, were left feeling divided.

“But most of us support Scotand, especially in the rugby, and we were pleased they won,” Adolofo Nicolussi, who works as a volunteer in Gurro's ethnographic museum, tells The Local.

But Scottishness among the town's 221 inhabitants runs deeper than mere sports affiliation.

Kilt-wearing Italians sip espresso at the Scottish Association bar, which doubles-up as a welcome centre for visitors.

Residents also have a strange, incomprehensible dialect and penchant for playing bagpipes full-blast.

Even some of their surnames, including Gibi, Pattriti and Donaldi, are just Italianized forms of Gibbs, Fitzpatrick and MacDonald.

"The parish register is full of them," 75-year-old Nicolussi said.



Tartan as a new loan word

Many languages have adopted the word "clan," which is of Scottish origin, meaning "people of a common heritage." Another word of Scottish origin which would work well as a loan word is "tartan." Just like clan, which refers to the old clans of the Scottish Highlands, tartans are the unique plaid design symbols for each of the clans/territories. A tartan could be used to represent the symbolism for any smaller regional community. The various mountain communities of the Italian Alps, or even the Apennine Mountains, are similar to the concept of the Scottish Highland clans. The Val Camonica has both the Camunian rose and the arms of its biggest city Breno (above) which also serves as symbol of the region. This seems like a type of Tartan, distinct from the surrounding mountain communities (Valtellina, Val Seriana, etc.).

Also, the history of the Scottish Highland resistance to foreign (in past centuries) English Monarchical rule is similar to the long history of Italian Alpine resistance to the Roman State (Tropaeum Alpium), and also to resistance to German rule (Barbarossa; Five Days of Milan). I don't 100% hang my hat on that, as so often in human history... today's freedom fighter is tomorrows oppressor. However, there are some strong similarities at work here. Another word that is related is the Latin/Roman "vexillum," a Roman military standard or banner, especially one of a maniple. The story of the Alpine Piedmontese village of Gurro reminds me of other similar stories, such as the Cimbrian villages of the Veneto Alps, or the Confederados of Sao Paulo Province in Brazil.



Il Cirrcolo Degli Scozzesi

"Il Cirrcolo Degli Scozzesi" is a local pub, and it means "Circle of Scots."

 Image caption from above: Gurro's "Scottish social club" (the bar) is situated opposite the church



Friday, October 23, 2020

Dolomites in Belluno district, Veneto - Currently featured on Windows 10 Spotlight


Croda da Lago e Lastoi de Formin mountains, Dolomites, Belluno district, Veneto, Italy



The image above is:

Croda da Lago Mountains in the Cortina Dolomites Range.

These are separate from and on the west side of the Lastoni di Formin Mountains.

They are located in Belluno Province in the Veneto District (Region), Italy.

The name of the image should be:

“Croda da Lago Mountains, Cortina Dolomites Range, Belluno Province, Veneto District (Region), Italy”


-- Mark


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

12 Times Lionel Messi Surprised the World!


12 Times Lionel Messi Surprised the World!

67,661,006 views - August 11, 2018

JN Football

12 occasions where Lionel Messi Stunned the world of football throughout his career, winning Ballon d'Or, scoring crucial goals, impossible dribbling skills & more.



"cristiano ronaldo is great, but messi is...just...legendary." -- Alejandro Miranda

"BEST OF ALL TIME - LEO MESSI." -- Kimberly Sabillion

"When your grandchildren ask you who  is the Greatest footballer you ever seen anyone who says anyone other than Messi hasn’t been paying attention" -- Alayas Mahmood

"Sometimes I watch Messi video to make me feel happy when I'm sad" -- Sievpao Bun


Lionel Messi is originally from Rosario towards the south of Argentina; a city of well over a million inhabitants, with a large Cisalpine descended population... especially with roots in Liguria. He is of Marchese ancestry with some roots in Catalonia where he has played for many years.




Mrs. Lionel Messi Is FIRE! Meet Antonella Roccuzzo

1,119,372 views - November 26, 2016

The Fumble

You can argue that Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world, so it's only fitting that his bae is the hottest WAG in the game right now. We can't get enough of her, and it seems Lionel can't either, because their love story is straight out of a fairy tale. Lionel fell in love with Antonella when he was just nine years old. The soccer star had written letters to Roccuzzo, stating that she'd be his girlfriend one day.

While she had friendzoned Messi for many years, tragic circumstances brought the pair closer together, and they've been inseparable ever since. They have two children together, and appear to be living in their happily ever after.



"Messi is a lucky man. She's loyal and has been with him since the beginning. She's not one of those gold diggers" -- King Dami

"She looks sexy in pink bikini...♥️ " -- Deep Magiya

"wow MESSI just wins at life
"arguably top 5 greatest of all time in his respective sport.
"Married a childhood friend who happened to be really beautiful when she turn to an adult and his net worth is 223 million" -- Jose Carrera

"In my humble, honest opinion, she is literally one of the most gorgeous women I have seen in 36yrs." -- Kristi Stevens

"WOW!!....She is  an absolute Goddess!!.......lucky guy!" -- John C


Monday, August 31, 2020

'Missa Papae Marcelli' by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina


Palestrina, Missa Papae Marcelli. The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

1,590,232 views - January 6, 2014

Mnemósine Amnésica

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Palestrina, 1525 - Roma, 1594),

Missa Papae Marcelli

The Tallis Scholars,
Peter Phillips, director
The Palestrina 400 Collection

[00,01→]  Kyrie
[04,44→]  Gloria
[11,00→]  Credo
[20,54→]  Sanctus et Benedictus
[28,33→]  Agnus Dei 1 et 2


Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina:

Missa Papae Marcelli:

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 - 1610)

Music in this video

"Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - 1: Kyrie"

"Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - 2: Gloria"

"Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - 3: Credo"

"Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - 4: Sanctus and Benedictus"

"Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - 5: Agnus Dei"


"Modern "church music" is mere "campfire songs" by comparison" -- The Drake

"Sometimes I feel down, but music like this reminds me that there's much more good in the world than bad." -- Kyrie

"When I hear Palestrina, I believe in God once again." -- raphael18ify



Palestrina, Missa Brevis. The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

227,768 views - January 12, 2014

Mnemósine Amnésica

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Palestrina, 1525 - Roma, 1594),
Missa Brevis
The Tallis Scholars,
Peter Phillips, director
The Palestrina 400 Collection

[00,01→] 1. Palestrina - Missa Brevis - Kyrie
[02,52→] 2. Palestrina - Missa Brevis - Gloria
[05,58→] 3. Palestrina - Missa Brevis - Credo
[11,23→] 4. Palestrina - Missa Brevis - Sanctus et Benedictus.
[15,56→] 5. Palestrina - Missa Brevis - Agnus Dei

Music in this video

"Palestrina: Missa brevis - 1: Kyrie"

"Palestrina: Missa brevis - 2: Gloria"

"Palestrina: Missa brevis - 3: Credo"

"Palestrina: Missa brevis - 4: Sanctus and Benedictus"

"Palestrina: Missa brevis - 5: Agnus Dei I & II"


Missa brevis


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ancestry DNA testing: Confusion, truths, and fantasies

Ancestry DNA testing has come around now in a time of materialism, ego, instant gratification, attention seeking, socio-political agendas, and a lack of knowledge about history, so it should be of no surprise that there have been some problem areas. The first problem is that people can't truly even read and comprehend the tests. These "ancestry groupings" are somewhat arbitrary, and mix sub-markers of both very ancient and more contemporary admixtures into single groupings. For example, lets just say that my test showed that I'm 6% from "Turkey." That would not mean that I have Turkic DNA. The land now known as Turkey was once basically of varying regions, eras, and mixtures of proto-European, Mediterranean, Greek, Roman, and a type of Celtic people. In other words, European. Only about 900 years ago was it overwhelmed by Turkic tribes and took on a Turkic, Islamic, and non-European identity. However, on the test they don't make any before-and-after distinction for that 1,100 CE racial timeline change. The subject is just left to scratch their heads and say "I guess I'm part Turkish" and apply a false mindset.

One of the common features from test results of Mexican, Puerto Rican and most other Latin American origins is that those people are virtually always at least partly Iberian. Within that Iberian DNA structure is a proto-European link with the British Isles. This pretty much is not related to the overall root stock of today, but of very ancient origin. Proto-Europeans were not Teutonic or Mediterranean, but the stock of the first Europeans; for example, the Basques or the Welsh. Still, there's the "BRITISH???" reaction from the test subjects. Just like the vast majority of people, they simply cannot process the results properly because they don't really know what they're reading. For some reason, whatever that particular conflated Iberian-British sub-marker is.... it was placed under the "British" category in the results. The Puerto Rican guy's "British" ancestors probably didn't look like Sting or David Bowie, or what we would perceive as modern day root stock British.

It probably should be noted that there's a significant difference between racially-mixed and ethnically-mixed. Someone who is Irish and Ukrainian is ethnically-mixed; someone who is Irish and Mestizo is racially-mixed. On one Ancestry By DNA commercial, a Mexican woman said she just thought she was "Hispanic," whatever that meant to her. After taking the test she was so overwhelmed that she said "I'm everything!" She probably misinterpreted most of it. For example, the Iberian component might seem to reflect an exotic mix when that may not necessarily be the whole truth. For example her possible ancient Briton, Phoenician or Greek admixture would not be the same as her Mayan or Congolese admixture. She was basically Mestiza with perhaps 7% West African admixture; it's not really that complicated. In other words, certainly in today's world, there are a lot of DNA markers which reflect a similar ethnic origin or type anyway.

Since the ancient Etruscans were known to have migrated from the region now known as Anatolia in Turkey, this presents another problem in test results. Those people who later became known as the Etruscans were obviously an intelligent, creative, and successful people; these "Anatolian" Mediterraneans may have branched out in other directions. Therefore there could be people in say the near east who could take a test and it would show the "Italy/Greece" or "Italian" trace marker. It's possible that it could be from some ancient Roman colonizers, but I have no doubt that sometimes it could be the conflation of modern Tuscan DNA with "ancient Anatolian." In other words, that person's ancestors never stepped foot on the Italian peninsula, but they have that particular DNA maker from people whose progeny came to be the Tuscans at a later point in history!

There's usually a reason for everything. For example, a Puerto Rican could discover that they're part "Italian," and not just a trace amount from "Roman Spain." For some reason, long ago there were some immigrants from Corsica, Sardinia, and Ireland into Puerto Rico... but they did not remain a separate people, but merged with the local population mix. It probably should be noted that most of "Italy and Greece" are closely DNA linked, but not "Italy and Spain" despite the closer comparative linguistic link with Spain. DNA tests aren't always consistent. Sometimes siblings get different results. Sometimes smaller admixtures don't show up, or sometimes they're blown up on a test. In other words if someone was of a 3% admixture, the result might show it to be 10%. One test result in regards to an admixture stated "Your ethnicity estimate is 4%, but it can range from 0-20%." Doesn't sound very reliable, unless you took at least three tests and averaged them. There have been Nigerians who have taken the test, people whose families have always been Nigerians as far as they know. To their surprise they discover that they're only 30% Nigerian, with the rest being other regionally conflated DNA groupings that they don't even understand.

One of the absolute absurdities finally put to rest is Quentin Tarantino's "black Sicilian" myth from the film 'True Romance' from 1993... prior to the availability of these tests. Even though that had nothing much to do with our people, it was still a false narrative. Also, if you may recall, our people were mentioned in the script for that scene; something absurd like Sicilians were once all blonde haired and blue eyed just like in the north, then they were overrun by blacks. People actually believed that or wanted to believe it, especially if they didn't like Sicilians or Italians. As if there were never any Proto-Europeans or Mediterraneans, or even various darker skinned peoples to the south or east. Not that I think anyone really cares about that scene, but no part of it was generally true. I guess Tarantino assumed that Spanish or Arabs were already perceived to be mixed, but the scene could work within the context of white Sicilian criminals. For the record, I don't have any problem with Sicily or Sicilians; I just want a homeland specifically for our people--and only our people--just like the Jews and Japanese have. That's it.

One of the more interesting test results I've seen was one from a Coptic Egyptian woman. She truly was heavily of ancient Egyptian origin, probably without any significant change. She only had 0.7% European and 0.1% Sub-Saharan African. The Coptic Christians go straight back to ancient Egypt. It should be noted that there actually is a "North African" DNA category; totally separate from Sub-Saharan African. In other words, that particular DNA marker is not Sub-Saharan, but comes from the ancient migration of people from west Asia who after a long period of time developed genetic uniqueness. However, that's only in regards to that particular innate DNA category, not for the modern population of North Africa which is very mixed racially. Another important fact is that the DNA of specifically the Persian people (not the little dark Afghani types) clusters very closely with Europeans despite a long separation of time. Ancient Persians were the Aryans; there's no ifs, ans, or buts about it. They were of an ancient local Mediterranean and ancient north-Eurasian Teutonic mix. Admixtures to Persia/Iran have been relatively minor since that time.

The only truly strange admixture I ever saw was one Algerian woman who had a trace marker of Australian Aborigine. There are legends about the Phoenicians having traveled as far as Australia, but nobody really believed them. Well, maybe that's the proof that those legends are true.


Sunday, July 26, 2020

Anti-Italianism Returns Through The Back Door: Modern Anglo Self-Hatred.... And Us


"There are moments in Life when keeping silent becomes a fault, and speaking an obligation. A civic duty, a moral challenge, a categorical imperative from which we cannot escape." -- Oriana Fallaci

When I was a little boy, I remember I was with my family driving down Market Street in San Francisco one day. When we came to a stop, I looked at an Anglo man who looked to be about 30, with a neon green mohawk, large ear rings, tongue ring, many tattoos, outlandish dress, etc. If one were to ignore all of his accessories, and focus solely on his face, it was very pale, dull, and soulless. He noticed me and looked back into my eyes. His dead face then tilted to one side as my father drove on.

For those of us who remember it, the 60's invasion of San Francisco by young radical Anglo Leftists, and how it related to our culture here, it is one of the great untold stories in American history. San Francisco was a tough, largely white, Catholic, hard working, blue collar, pro-labor, Conservative-Democrat city. By "white," I mean if you were to take a map of Europe and draw a straight line from the southwest corner  to the northeast corner, there were a lot more people who originally came from the lower right half than the upper left half. At the start of the 1960s, probably three-quarters of the city was either "lower right halves" or Irish. Of course, when I say "for those who remember it," I'm saying those who remember the impact of the socio-ethnic invasion as it unfolded in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. By the 90s, they had reduced us to barely a memory. I've always thought that Anglos and Italians were among the strangest combinations of people. One with fierce ethnic pride, the other with virtually zero ethnic pride.

Anglos, as unimpressive as they may seem at times, are very capable people. The Nazis only lasted a dozen years, the British Empire lasted a thousand years.. and to this very day if one considers the commonwealth of nations, along with their UN bloc of votes. Had the Anglos possessed the missing component of ethnic pride, they would have taken over the entire planet. True Mediterranean people are warm organic people with a strong sense of humor, while true Teutonic people are colder, less of a sense of humor, and are not as organic, along with a disturbing unstable "hive-mind" mentality. Those who do not fit this behavioral stereotype are most often those who have been altered over time, merged with other peoples; for example Gaelic or Alpine people who are often much more gregarious. However in general, they take over a region by overt force, then feel bad about it later.... or at least pretend to.

Of course, I'm generalizing, as some Mediterraneans are not True Mediterraneans, and some northern Europeans are not Teutonic. However, the truth within this generalization is a deadly spearhead which is now aimed directly at us. Awhile back I took my mother to an ear specialist, actually it was a department of one of the larger health care institutions. We met with a specialist who was an Anglo woman with much about her general appearance and demeanor which put a dramatic exclamation point on that. To make a long boring story short, she absolutely refused to speak to me at any point or for any reason. The second time I saw her there, to avoid confrontation in front of my mother, I thought that perhaps this woman had merely had a bad day. I attempted to be more affable towards her this time. Well, she went about doing tje exact same thing. The third time we visited there, I was able to deal with the situation bluntly. I actually knew exactly where she was going with it on the very first visit, within minutes.

A bully usually wants something. In school, they might want your lunch money. They back you into a corner, but they usually allow you a way out IF you give them what they want. In the work place, they may want you to resign or be fired for example. However, a bully who does not allow you a way out, especially one who covertly keeps you backed up in the corner, is far worse than if they just called you out overtly! Our enemy simply cannot admit that they hate us, our "patriarchal culture" (although they hate the matriarchal aspect of it as well), our religion, and our archaic ways. As we know now, the forceful arm of this new Anglo-Supremacist politic is what is at least perceived openly as "Liberalism." It's impossible to avoid now. They've based this new ideology on "racism and white guilt." Collectively, they embrace monopoly capitalism and high finance with as much vigor as when they take to the streets to burn and loot small businesses or tear down statues. They're so juiced in that they seemingly can't effectively be stopped. They're the white shoes on the marble floors of Wall Street just as much as they are the black hooded Antifa figures on the burning streets. The devious wink between globalist banker and "anti-fascist" street anarchist.

Day after day after day, their activities strike closer and closer to home: 'City of Seattle held segregated training session for white staff aimed at ‘undoing their whiteness’ There's no bowing out've this, as far as their concerned, if you're not with BLM openly, then you oppose it with your silence as the many thousands of streets signs have made it pretty clear by now. There's no pointing out that every country in North and South America, except Canada as far as slavery, stole land from the Natives and enslaved West Africans over 150 years ago. There's no pointing out that the United States only enslaved 5% of the total. There's no trying to reason that all of this occurred long before many whites even came to this country, and their people had nothing to do with what went on tens of thousands of miles away on another continent. They made all of this crystal clear when they chanted that a young Afghan immigrant girl was a "NAZI" for opposing radical Islam during one protest.

Yes, the very grandchildren of those who engaged in Anti-Italianism, Anti-Slavism, and Anti-Catholicism are now coming at us by the back door! They attacked our heritage before, and now their at it again! Unless your head has been in the sand, this thing is massive. If you've ever taken a look at the large and hysterical demonstrations against Columbus held yearly in Denver by both Anglos and Hispanics, how much they hate America, that it was "never great," or how much they hate Western Civilization, the patriarchy, and so forth, and with the equally large and fervent BLM movement, along with the new wave of Native American demonstrations, "America was never great," something seems to exist deep within all of this... and I'll spell it out now. For a moment, lets refer to the descendants of all those people who lived in North America in 1892, which would have been 400 years after Columbus' landing in the Bahamas, as "Old Stock North Americans." Just for a moment, lets just forget all about their interactive BS for all that time. Lets just think of them as ONE coalition. They pathologically fetishize each other so much anyway! They always did. If we can do that, then we can actually see this thing for what it really is from OUR perspective! Those from all three tribes who've bought into this thing, all seem to want the exact same thing: OUR DEMISE. If nothing else, they're sinking the ship and we're on it too! Why should we have to suffer today for all of their ancestors follies?

Of course, I'm generalizing here, as we know that there are many people--often Catholics--whom we have been close to: Slavs, Southern Italians, Irish, Anglo Catholics, German Catholics, Greeks, Polish Catholics, French-Canadian Catholics, White Catholic Cubans, Lebanese Catholics, whom we have no problem with at all. We've intermarried with them, you know the story. However to deny the stark reality of what's going on today, the bigger picture, would be of the utmost ignorance. This movement is being financed by those whose names remain hidden from public scrutiny. George Floyd was just the catalyst that they were waiting patiently for; he was just some guy who once committed a home invasion and held a gun to a pregnant woman's stomach. If it wasn't him, it would have been someone else.

Why are they hiding this VIOLENT ATTACK from you?

365,257 views - June 16, 2020
409K subscribers


Apparently, the worst part of it was not on video. I couldn't find out much about it. If I found the correct person, she has a Polish name, although that's neither here nor there. It took an Arabic guy to put this video up and show any sympathy for her. This type of thing is happening more and more. I saw one a couple of weeks ago where a group of West African men were kicking and punching a young man in Ireland and chanting about "revenge for slavery." What slavery are they talking about? He's Irish! They were African immigrants who were never slaves! It doesn't matter if you came from a tiny Latvian village, they figure you owe them something, and the larger movement as a whole is aimed to collect. The Global Elite who are string-pulling all of this want to redistribute the wealth between the working class and the non-working class. Do you really think that you're so special that if that was your daughter waiting at the train stop that they were have left her alone?

"Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."
-- Pericles


"In tears here what the hell is going on, that poor poor girl I 🙏🙏 for this to stop, may not have wanted to see it but I thankyou for posting it" -- Dawn Mainstone