- Oct 20, 2016
Peace is not long for Europe, then. Will a big war over Poland provide the Holy See with the cover it needs to gobble up the rest of Italy?
If there is one person a temporally-powerful Papal States would not want directing the show in Britain, it would be Gladstone.
No, Gladstone is not the ideal choice here, he will have to be dealt with in the next years...
Cardinal Andreano seems a remarkably relaxed sort of chap and certainly has the diplomats ability to lie through his teeth.
I suppose this is technically not a lie. But only because the Pope had all the Greeks who attempted to raise such a resolution arrested and tortured to death by the Inquisition.
I am delighted that Marx has started the left wing tradition of splits, schisms and in-fighting this early. If he keeps this up he may yet manage to declare parts of himself as "not a proper communist", not in a multiple-personality disorder way but full on shouting at his left knee for being a right wing devaitionalist and accusing his spleen of forming an anti-party faction.
I am sure you’d never be able to stomach doing the reading yourself, but there is a rich pre-Marxian tradition of splits and schisms among the European left. Mostly among the anarchists, being then the only group with anything like a real theory, who would go on to receive most of Marx’s own ire in the high 19th century. The proportion of Marx’s oeuvre consisting of lengthy letters to people whom he disagreed with is prodigious indeed.
I think we really need to focus on the most pertinent matter in your retort, which is of course, that it is not a lie.
Clearly the honesty and integrity of the papal states knows no bounds, and the Italian peninsula would be lucky to find itself wholly under our benevolent and holy care.
The Greek issue can be rather summed up as "nobody cares enough to listen to any requests". As you have seen, there have been plenty of internal demonstrations but that which filters out is not too newsworthy. After all, if oppressing a cultural minority were frowned upon, then the British Empire would melt like snow in summer.
I've been looking into the Russian Revolution recently and it's glorious to see how much these anti-capitalist movements fight each other almost as much as their declared enemies. And the deluge really comes when there are no capitalists left to distract them.