Agape: In Search of Universal Love
from the novel, The Lodging for the Rose
Rolf. A. F. Witzsche

Story 25 - The Hydrology of Poyang Hu.
page 184

      Tony told us that there is a deeper meaning behind today's fury over Weapons of Mass Destruction. "The fury is really aimed at the economic mass destruction that WE aim to unleash," said Tony. "Whenever a nation begins to develop an economic, scientific, and industrial potential, we label them as bandits and cry out that this potential might be abused to build Weapons of Mass Destruction. So, we bomb them back to the stone age level. In other words, the whole Weapons of Mass Destruction focus is nothing but a ruse that allows America to go in and destroy a developing nation's economic infrastructures. That is what our real goal is. That is what the British imperial goal has been behind staging World War One and Two, and every war thereafter." Tony added that, that's what Dessert Storm was all about.
      "America has become a fascist country of the worst possible kind," said Tony to Jacky. "We are the bad guys in the world. That's why I said earlier, that we stink.
      "Of course, all fascists are terrorists," said Tony to Jacky. "That's what they have been since Rome was formed, which became the model fascist state. But we have a different word for these real terrorists. We call them people of peace. Yes, when everybody is dead, there will be peace, and we will be dead, too. Consequently, the peace policy that we pursue is insane."
      Tony turned to Jacky, "Let me tell you where it all started."
      Jacky just nodded.
      Tony explained that it started in Italy in the mid 1400s. "It started with the Renaissance," he said. "At the beginning of the Renaissance people began to see themselves as human beings, instead of human cattle, as they had been treated by their masters for centuries. With this new perception of themselves they created beautiful cities for one another, and great art, music, literature, and made significant scientific advances. They created a strongly humanist oriented world. But there existed one power in Europe that was an affront to this richly humanist world. This was the empire of Venice, the slave trading empire of that world, the financier empire, an empire of the type that had collapsed all of Europe a hundred years earlier by its looting practices. These practices had so weakened the European population, that when the financier system collapsed in 1345, the people of Europe were biologically in no shape to resist the black plague that the Venetian vessels brought in from China. All of that together, had wiped out more than half of the entire population of Europe. But Venice had survived, and its continuing stench had irritated the Renaissance powers of Europe more than a hundred years later."
      Tony suggested that everybody knows what came out of that, how the Renaissance power formed an alliance to rid the world of that abomination that Venice had become. "The League of Cambrai was forged," said Tony. "It would have succeeded had the Pope not intervened. Thus Venice was saved by the Pope. That became possibly the greatest tragedy in human history. Venice, in turn, set out to destroy the Renaissance which had threatened its existence. Venice, of course, was in no shape to defeat the Renaissance powers militarily. But it could defeat the Renaissance itself, the humanist ideals that it represented. And that it did. It did it by the same process that is reflected in America's Middle East policy."
      Tony explained that there is no way that America and its British masters could ever dream of taking over all of Eurasia, which is the present policy for getting at its natural resources, its oil and gold, and so on, and to eradicate the Renaissance ideals that are reflected once again in the economic development in many parts of that region. "Thus, the old Venetian policy becomes reborn," he added.
      Tony said that the Venetian policy had been a simple one. "The Venetians went ahead full bore to create a religious, cultural warfare condition throughout the Renaissance region. Towards this end, they staged both the Reformation and the Counterreformation, and other things like that, and they pursued this policy for fifty years. In the end it worked. Out of it came a series of religious type wars that no one was able to stop for eighty years. And that is what we want to do again today. Didn't we already talk about a new Hundred Years War to stamp out terrorism?

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