Skip to comments.The ruling class ignores at its peril two important anniversaries coming up
Posted on 06/19/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT by markomalley
June 24th marks the 700th anniversary of the Scots defeat of the English at the Battle of Bannockburn, an event that drove the English army out of Scotland and firmly established Robert the Bruce as king. Although the war for Scottish independence wasn't over for another 14 years, this overwhelming victory of inferior Scottish forces is generally viewed as the event that secured Scotland's independence for the next 400 years. An outnumbered, ragtag band of patriots prevailing over a large, well-equipped national army has long been the favored narrative of insurrectionists of all ilks.
June 28th marks the 100 anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was the trigger that began World War I. That war may be one of the least understood events in modern history. That is a shame, as it is also a war that shaped the 20th century and is still shaping events today. The current unstable boundaries of nations such as Iraq and Syria date from the postwar treaties. So do the anti-Christian sentiments of the European intelligentsia. Some of these sentiments may be due to the way Europe's established state religions often vigorously supported their nations war efforts, but Marxist disdain for religion was already on the rise. In many cases these forces were compounded by the shame of young intellectuals of the day at having enthusiastically responded to the nationalistic huzzahs at the beginning of hostilities in 1914. To this day, it has been fashionable for the western intelligentsia to pose as being against authority, even as they tighten their own fingers ever more firmly around the reins of power at society's key institutions.
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The Obama DREAMER WAR ON CHILDREN continues at the Southern US Border with the very hostile Nation of Mexico.
I knew about the Scots but had forgotten about Archduke Ferdinand.
When talking to a self-assured high-school-aged cousin, I asked her about the events leading up to WWI. She proceeded to tell me about Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch. While I was impressed that she knew about that, I told her that was WWII, not WWI. She proceeded to upbraid me for not knowing history and that her teacher said that Hitler was also a major player in WWI.
I told her that while Hitler was a soldier in WWI, he was neither a major player nor even remotely involved in the ramp up to WWI. I mentioned Franz Ferdinand and the Black Hand and that the Black Hand was an Islamic group similar to today’s Palestinian terrorist organizations, and she literally put her fingers in her ears and walked away.
Our schools are destroying children and history very quickly.
Revelation 6:3 When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.”
4 And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him.
*Serbian, not Islamic. Guess I wasn’t paying attention.
I did not know that the Black Hand was run by Muzzies! But the date of their formation makes more sense now.
‘The Black Hand was formed when ten men met on 9 May 1911 to form Ujedinjenje ili Smrt (Unification or Death), better known as the Black Hand.’
Muzzies love the number 19. Remember the WTC/Pentagon attack on 9/11/01?
The Pali Black Hand started in 1930.
And what symbol does the Muslim Brotherhood use? The black hand. The MB started in Egypt in 1928.
I can’t seem to find any info that they were a Muzzie organization, but I did find this.
The three Black Hand trainees secretly made their way back to Sarajevo roughly a month before Franz Ferdinand. A fourth man, Danilo Ilic, had joined the group and on his own initiative, recruited three others. Vaso Cubrilovic and Cvijetko Popovic were 17 year old high school students. Muhamed Mehmedbasic, a Bosnian muslim, was added to give the group a less pan-Serb appearance.
“To this day, it has been fashionable for the western intelligentsia to pose as being against authority, even as they tighten their own fingers ever more firmly around the reins of power at society’s key institutions. “
People think that wild children and rebels are “free” spirited when they are children then become authoritarian as parents. It is more likely that they simply wanted to be in control all along, rebelling when they don’t have power, and doubling down when they do.
You probably didn't know that because it isn't true.
The Black Hand was a secret terrorist organization inside the Serbian Army. As such, it is likely most if not all of its members were Orthodox Christians.
Its motivations were, however, nationalistic, not religious.
BTW, this is a good example of the perils of making assumptions about dates and numbers and such. Sometimes a date is just a date, or an attack takes place on a specific date because that's when it was possible to make the attack.
BTW, many organizations down thru the years have used the Black Hand as a symbol.
“Our schools are destroying children and history very quickly.”
Yes, they are, most young people now know almost nothing about history and what they THINK they do know is very likely to be wrong if not totally the reverse of reality. Even here in what some call the most conservative state in the union we have a local university that turns out graduates with a degree in history who could no more pass my EIGHTH GRADE history final than I can flap my arms and fly. There are very few things now that are as overpriced relative to their actual valueas a liberal arts degree. I doubt there is a single person graduating this year at that university who could pass my high school final in all subjects. A huge percentage could not pass the test to ENTER high school in that era.
True, and tragic. A liberal arts degree once meant that one was educated to be an informed citizen: history, literature, economics, composition, rather than being trained in some technical discipline.
My high school English teacher used to say that a technical education taught you how to make a living; a liberal education taught you how to live. That was true in her day, and still somewhat true when I was an undergraduate. But in the last 60 years, the liberal arts have gone to hell in a handbasket.
s”My high school English teacher used to say that a technical education taught you how to make a living; a liberal education taught you how to live.”
I agree with that, in fact I tend to agree with some who have said that purely technical subjects such as computer science are really job training and should not even be called education. My only formal post secondary schooling was a 38 week Navy electronics school which was very intensive. I would certainly call it job training rather than education. It was my public school exposure to history, geography, civics, literature, English, etc. that gave me an idea of what the world is about and how governments work. Unfortunately much of that is no longer taught. I was expected to be able to sit down and write out a description of how a bill went through congress and explain what riders and amendments were and how a veto worked and how it could be overridden etc. By the time I finished high school I probably knew more about the workings of the United States government than most of the people running for congress know now. I am certain I had a better understanding of the TRUE meaning of the constitution than many of those who currently wear robes unless they are just pretending they don’t understand it.
I even learned how to calculate the area in acres of a piece of land, something that most people now have no clue where to begin. I am astounded now to see how many cannot even say how many feet are in a mile! By the time I was 17 I knew that figure as well as I knew my own name, I couldn’t forget it if I tried. Some may say that is not important now but they are the same people who buy a house and lot and say they have two acres of land when I can see at a glance that it is less than half that. My father had an eighth grade education and he used to be amused at people who had no idea what an acre is. He could glance at a field and tell you the area within plus or minus five percent.
I’m off for the Apostles’ Fast. And the real expert on these matters is Ravnagora. See, for example:
The teenaged Gavrilo Princip and his Young Bosnia colleagues were Yugoslav nationalists, not Serbian nationalists. The Yugoslav nationalists got their way after WWI, which was very bad for the Serbian people, as well all know.
This morning, at Divine Liturgy, we celebrated All Saints of America. In his sermon, our priest spoke about the founders of our holy Temple (OCA), some of whom were Orthodox from Austria-Hungary (mainly Carpatho-Russyns, Poles, and other Northern Slavs). The Austro-Hungarian Empire ethnically cleansed those Orthodox Christians from their territory, and some of them ended up in the U.S. (As not mentioned by our priest, some were imprisoned in the first concentration camps in Europe.)
If the Austro-Hungarian Empire treated their Northern Slavic Orthodox so abominably, how much more so did they mistreat the Serbs, since they had been trying to destroy Serbia by various means for years before the war!