Thursday, February 25, 2010

Parallels of Conquest, Past and Present

By Douglas Valentine
February 25, 2010

After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror’s army buried its fallen comrades, but left the corpses of the English defenders to rot in the fields.

Read on.


Mike said...

Mr Valentine, great article. Tell me, did you rely on you# source, Elton Manzione the mega fraud SEAL, for this one too?

Mike said...

BTW, Mr Valentine, did you knwo your buddy and impecable source, Elton Manzione the mega fraud SEAL, is sitting in jail for child pornography?

You sure do know how to pick them!

big em said...

Good article, especially at evincing the similarities with the horrible aspects of past occupational wars, that are too often glossed over in this country -- or even perversely glorified in the media (print/TV/movies/video-games/etc), which too many individuals (like 'Mike' above) just lap-up uncritically, as if it's a board game. Of course it's all blasé attitudes until the victims in these wars/slaughters occasionally fight back - - then it's a 'war-crime' according to Fox Noise and the right-wingers. Never mind the US miltary actions that have killed hundreds of thousands or even millions (think Vietnam for sure, Iraq most probably) of their country's citizens.

Note: Another excellent contemporary author writing in the same vein is Norman Soloman and his book 'War Made Easy'.

Anonymous said...

Lately I have mused as to these kinds of parallels, but in regard to the social-cultural domestic arena since Reagan and Thatcher days. Cromwell's harnessing of the energies and zealousness of the "Christian fundamentalists" of those days. The so-called "culture wars" these days have had a distinct sense of this kind of zealousness and moral/cultural intensity in our domestic scene.