Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Machiavellian, Jesuit, Sodomites
Late last night while I was discovering the Armagh Troubles,I learned about the Ulster Volunteer Force . Seems the UK classifies the UVF as a "proscribed" organization. (My earlier posts about the peculiar "St Paddy's" day events prompted these bizarre forays into unknown territory).
Well now, coming from a trailer park background all this info shimmered for me.(the damn education system here is abysmally inadequate) This is why the internet is so exquisite,I can actually learn something. But I digress.
Somehow in my discovery of the word proscribe I stumbled upon the art work of John Everett Millais and his painting dealing with proscription HERE
Why was I so woefully ignorant of the work of Millais? Trailer park background? Yep.
Moving right along.The above painting,titled,A Huguenot, on St. Bartholomew's Day, Refusing to Shield Himself from Danger by Wearing the Roman Catholic Badge (1852) raised many questions. Having a bare essentials knowledge of Huguenots it prompted a further investigation. More important, what was St. Bartholomew's Day? (Sheesh all our histories deliberately memory holed).
St. Bartholomew's Day St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
also, *** In Bordeaux the inflammatory sermon on September 29 of a Jesuit, Edmond Auger, encouraged the massacre that was to occur a few days later***
also, ***It was in this context that the massacre came to be seen as a product of Machiavellianism***
also, ***Christopher Marlowe was one of many Elizabethan writers who were enthusiastic proponents of these ideas. In the Jew of Malta (1589–90) "Machievel" in person speaks the Prologue, claiming to not be dead, but to have possessed the soul of (the Duke of) Guise, "And, now the Guise is dead, is come from France/ To view this land, and frolic with his friends" (Prologue, lines 3-4) His last play, The Massacre at Paris (1593) takes the massacre, and the following years, as its subject, with Guise and Catherine both depicted as Machiavellian plotters, bent on evil from the start. The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 was still ready to endorse a version of this view, describing the massacres as "an entirely political act committed in the name of the immoral principles of Machiavellianism" and blaming "the pagan theories of a certain raison d'état according to which the end justified the means"***
So, my conclusion for now... History repeats itself yet again. Here I delineate a conspicuous linkage with homosexuals, Jesuits and Machiavellianism. Sure is no coincidence that these same players operate today in the exact same manner. My lesson for the day is over . Thanks for stopping by.