The Royal Virus (Perfidious Albion)
Rolf. A. F. Witzsche
Scholars believe that the book of Samuel goes back to about 1050 B.C., before the age of Plato, Solon, or Homer. It traces a people's transition from a theocracy to a monarchy. History tells us that under certain kings by whom the connection between the spiritual background and the force of power had not been totally severed, the Hebrew nation prospered and enjoyed a certain amount of security. Except, this didn't last long.
The centuries between this
time and the time of the Golden Renaissance in the 15th century A.D.
became dark ages for humanity, during which the repressive predictions
from the book of Samuel would have appeared like a salvation by
comparison. Eventually, through the Renaissance, certain benign monarchies
emerged, one of which even operated on the model of a nation-state, under
the reign of King Louis XI of France (1461-1483). One could say that the
principle of the nation-state was pioneered at this time, during which the
prosperity of the so defined nation effectively doubled. Unfortunately,
this monarchy was the exception from the broader stage where the monarchy
became the center of imperial power. It appeared that almost every major
monarchy of the post renaissance period aspired to duplicate the Roman
model, but with an added twist.
Slavery, in all its many forms, was
a large element in this process of thievery. During the 'golden' days of
colonialism in the 1800s, when Britannia ruled the seas, the British
merchant fleet became the biggest slave trader in the world. It
transported, all by itself, 38,000 slaves a year out of Africa, which
became the work force in its colonies. It also transported huge quantities
of opium from India, which it forced unto China, that almost destroyed the
Chinese nation which it then looted to the bone. The Empire's glory was
derived, quite literally, from stealing of the labors and the lives of humanity.
Still, this far flung thievery was not enough to satisfy the royal greed
of a fast expanding Aristocracy.