The British Risorgimento…

By • on August 16, 2009

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By Guy Leven-Torres
9th August 2009

Italian unification (Italian: il Risorgimento, or “The Resurgence”) was the political and social movement that annexed different states of the Italian peninsula into the single state of Italy in the 19th century. There is a lack of consensus on the exact dates for the beginning and the end of this period, but many scholars agree that the process began with the end of Napoleonic rule and the Congress of Vienna in 1815, and approximately ended with the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, though the last città irredente did not join the Kingdom of Italy until after World War I.

In the days of the poet Dante, Italy was made up of prosperous city states like Florence and Verona. There were of course the Papal States and various kingdoms like Naples but Italy was totally disunited and only formed themselves into Italy, when Garibaldi led a revolt in 1848. However despite prosperity, Italy had been plagued by civil wars, inter city state wars due to a fraction of tiny controlling oligarchies, often controlled by single families and warlords, many of whom made a handsome living hiring out their priavte militias. Dante is one of my favorite poets, especially his ’La Nova Vita’…..

Nine times already since my birth the heaven of light had almost revolved to the self-same point when my mind’s glorious lady first appeared to my eyes, she who was called by many Beatrice (‘she who confers blessing’), by those who did not know what it meant to so name her. She had already lived as long in this life as in her time the starry heaven had moved east the twelfth part of one degree, so that she appeared to me almost at the start of her ninth year, and I saw her almost at the end of my ninth. She appeared dressed in noblest colour, restrained and pure, in crimson, tied and adorned in the style that then suited her very tender age.

It is my belief that Dante had some kind of mystical spiritual experience. Certainly the language hints at death and a ghostly visitation.

The importance for us in respect of the Italian situation in the Age of Dante, is the fact that an incredibly small group of people were able to control city states and literally impose their will, despite the best efforts of the city ruling councils, princes and priests to prevent this. Wars were frequent and mercenaries from across Europe, especially the English flocked to make their fortune. The controlling elements used violence to impose their will and maintain their power, sustained by large bribes from cowed city councils to persuade the violent warlords to keep the peace. Indeed many town councils hired one warlord to defend them against another-in other words anarchy. Yet it was a time of great artistic creativity much of it funded by the Popes, Princes and warlords. The Borgias of course, are the prime example of the type of family that made so much trouble to this beautiful, historical-legend soaked land.

Historical studies have calculated that less than one percent of the population caused all or most of the trouble….

My own academic studies over the years, have clearly demonstrated that around one percent and even less, is responsible for most of the crime in the UK; likewise in the USA and Europe. The American Revolution was started by less than one percent of the populace. Again in Northern Ireland, a minute fraction of one percent waged war against the British in the long civil war. In Germany, a tiny minority around the same figure, agitated enough for Hitler to come to power; likewise the situation before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the modern USA, figures of ninety percent of homicides give responsibility to black Americans for the majority of killings and the victims too, are mostly black….

1. Bureau of Justice Statistics Homicide trends in the U.S.: Trends …
11 Jul 2007 … Source: FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2005. … Bureau of Justice Statistics www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ …
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/race.htm – Cached – Similar

In Birmingham over the weekend, The English Defence League held a protest in the city against Moslem extremism. The Moslems appear to have been waiting for them aided and abetted by extremists from the Leftwing UAF, a rather clandestine ‘antifascist’ organisation that like similar secretive questionable revolutionaries in Europe, employ violence as matter of course. What bothers me is the seeming reluctance of the British Government and Police to arrest these thugs, while doing everything they can to demonise and indeed terrorise Britons who simply object to being Islamised.

Self-preservation under such duress, is quite a healthy, very human and normal reaction, in the face of violent attempts to impose alien and nasty solutions upon others and can be observed throughout history. With several attempts on innocent civilians in the UK, thwarted by MI5 and Police only recently, so soon after the July deaths of 2005 in London, it is surely perfectly reasonable to expect concerned individuals, to react in the face of such provocation?

Our men and women are dropping like flies in the Middle East killed by similar extremists to be found in places like Birmingham and Leeds, with ‘Brummy’ accents actually being heard over Taliban wavebands by RAF surveillance craft monitoring enemy radio traffic.

Imagine how troops returning from Dunkirk in 1940, would have felt seeing German uniformed SA Nazis protesting in Dover as they disembarked after the horrors on the beaches, with placards calling them ‘Murderers of German innocent Herrenvolk’ and loud abuse as ‘War criminals’? Yet this is what met the returning British troops in several British cities besides Luton on their return from Afghanistan this year….
Think about the absurdity of that…..?

Britons…just ordinary members of the public protested and were beaten up and arrested by British Police…….
I am an historian. It is my duty to report fact not ideology….Indeed I am increasingly finding myself ostracised, because I will not submit to current academic ideological fads. A number of my colleagues too have suffered a similar fate in recent years and months.

The Moslems number nearly five to six percent of the UK population. A tiny minority makes all the noise, just like the tiny minority we discussed above in Italy, Germany and elsewhere above….Yet I see but small evidence of Moslems rushing to disown these thugs. There was one demonstration in London but this was given cursory coverage by a Multiculturalist media, determined it seems, to cover up the real dangers we face, ironically giving aid and comfort to the extremists demanding our conversion to a Sharia state and extremist Leftwing groups like Combat 18 and Moslems hell bent on subduing Europe into an Islamic State or a reprise of the Third Reich….

What the hell is going on?

Hitler, like the Moslems realised that violence has its attractions; fear can be an attractive proposition in respect of revolutionary ideology and revolt. Likewise, warlords and criminals and political parties, can exploit both to attract followers as history and archaeology tells us time and again. Fear of the violent men and violence, has a mystic all of its own, that plays upon the human psyche. Perhaps this is what is meant by ‘Original sin’ or St. Paul’s pronouncement ‘Lord I do what I do not want to do!’

Consider what I have said- consider it well….

I have met some members of the English Defence League called ‘yobs by our corrupt media. They struck me as anything but football ‘yobs’ actually. Most of them were articulate working class lads; well informed, perhaps self-educated (that I regard as a virtue) and concerned above all about the state of Christianity in Britain….

So before we all rush to judgement….think over what I have transmitted to you today!

Until next time then!