May 21, 2022

The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh

 


"On January 2, 1928, TIME magazine proclaimed Charles Lindbergh -Man of the Year- for 1927. To look back now, this is hardly a surprise-1927 was a big year not only for Lindbergh but for aviation in general, as well. Lindbergh, at 25, managed to shift from relative obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instant world fame when he made his nonstop flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris. This was both the first solo transatlantic flight and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe. This feat won him the Orteig Prize." - Aviation Oil Outlet, "How Charles Lindbergh Became TIME's First Man of the Year" December 20, 2017.

Video Title: Charles Lindbergh - From New York to Paris 1927. Source: lagarchivist. Date Published: May 21, 2012. Description: 

Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic on May 20-21, 1927 is seen as one of the most important events of the 20th century, but memories have dimmed and, in an age when jet airplanes routinely cross the Atlantic Ocean with hundreds of passengers, we have lost sight of its significance. Accompanied by film footage of Lindbergh's flight, Professor Emerita Janet Lieberman of La Guardia Community College/CUNY gives her childhood recollections of the event and a Brooklyn parade celebrating Lindbergh, which she attended with her family. The magnificent Brooklyn parade took place on June 16, its 22-mile route crowded with 700,000 school children and their parents. 

Lindbergh was a little-known air mail pilot based in St. Louis in early January 1927, when he heard about a $25,000 prize being offered to the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris. Lindbergh's historic flight earned him this prize and the adulation of the nation. Radio and newsreel film, new media of the age, spread news of his feat in ways unimaginable only ten years earlier. The 1920s was a decade of ballyhoo and heroes, and the Lone Eagle's transatlantic flight made him the quintessential hero of the era. His momentous feat also became the catalyst for the growth and preeminence of the American aviation industry, overtaking its European rivals. 

Video Title: The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh. Source: danielcaetano. Date Published: January 18, 2011.

 
Video Title: Charles Lindbergh pleads for independence. Source: guyjohn59. Date Published: May 14, 2011.

May 13, 2022

Pyotr Wrangel - The Black Baron


Wikipedia: 

Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel also known as Peter von Wrangel, was a Russian officer of Baltic German origin in the Imperial Russian Army. During the later stages of the Russian Civil War, he was commanding general of the anti-Bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia. 

Wrangel gained a reputation as a skilled and just administrator, who, unlike some other White Army generals, did not tolerate lawlessness or looting by his troops. However, after he was unable to join forces with Admiral Kolchak and at the insistence of Denikin, he led his forces north towards Moscow on a failed attempt by the Whites to take it in autumn 1919. Continuing disagreement with Denikin led to his removal from command, and Wrangel departed for exile to Constantinople on February 8, 1920.

In 2015, the government of the Russian Federation began to repatriate the remains of white emigres that were buried abroad, but the descendants of Wrangel refused to have his remains returned to Russia as the current Russian government had not "yet condemned the evil [of Bolshevism]."

In September 2021, following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Wrangel's grandson Peter A. Basilevsky compared the "bureaucratic incompetence" of the U.S. government in Afghanistan to the successful November 1920 evacuation of 150,000 anti-Bolshevik soldiers and civilians under Wrangel which became possible with far inferior resources of the White army and in the face of the advancing Red Army.

An excerpt from, "A General and a ballerina" by Eric Vandenbroeck and co-workers, InternationalResearches.com:

As a follow-up to our earlier research about some of the actions and structure of Russian intelligence combined with a follow-up of our research about the Russian émigré communities, by the late 1920s, the wave of convenient but inexplicable “natural” deaths spread into Western Europe and even the United States. General Pyotr Wrangel, famously known as the Black Baron, was among the most famous victims.

Named for the black uniform he usually wore, Wrangel was one of the leading commanding officers among the troops that remained loyal to the fallen Tsar during the Russian Civil War. He was the last commander to leave the European part of the Soviet Republic in November 1920 and was known as one of the most prominent exiled White émigrés and military leaders of South Russia (as commander in chief).

In the Revolution, Wrangel joined the Whites - but only after the Reds had sought to kill his family. He was arguably the most successful and loved of all the White commanders and might have prevailed over the Bolsheviks had he been installed earlier. His fame was ensured when he became the last White Russian to leave Russia, refusing to embark until all his men were rescued and onboard. The grudging respect the Reds held for him was commemorated in the marching anthem of the Red Army celebrating their victory over the Black Baron, “White Army, Black Baron." It remains a favorite song of the Russian Army today. 

After the defeat of the Whites, many of those who escaped gathered in Paris, expecting that the Red regime would collapse in a few months. The Black Baron did the same. Wrangel was the leading expatriate target for Stalin, not just for what he represented but for his effective leadership of the resistance abroad. Wrangel and his family narrowly avoided being on his yacht when an Italian steamer rammed it on a journey that had originated from a Soviet port. Unable to kill the Black Baron in an accident, Stalin turned to the secret Soviet tools of Laboratory One. Wrangel predicted his death in his autobiography, writing that the KGB would soon poison him in a disguised “natural” death. And true to form, a stranger posing as a Russian refugee eventually came and stayed with the Wrangel family as a butler at their home in Brussels. Not long after, the Black Baron, previously in robust health, developed severe respiratory problems that swiftly took his life. The “butler” quickly disappeared; all efforts to validate the background of this phantom failed. The Wrangel's and most observers were certain the Black Baron was murdered in a staged natural death. There would be no final charge across the steppes. He would live only in the Red Army’s song celebrating victory over him, which failed to mention that Wrangel was not felled by a bullet or sword but by poison.

Video Title: Pyotr Wrangel - The Black Baron. Source: Flappr. Date Published: April 11, 2022. Description:

Professor James O'Flannery Discusses Pyotr Nikolaievich Wrangel, known as the "Black Baron", a Russian General of the anti-Bolshevik White Army and hero of the Russian Civil War. 

May 7, 2022

The Mystery of Justo Armas

 


Wikipedia: 

Maximilian I was an Austrian archduke who reigned as the only Emperor of the Second Mexican Empire from 10 April 1864 until his execution on 19 June 1867. A younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Maximilian had a distinguished career as commander-in-chief of the Imperial Austrian Navy.

Maximilian has been praised by some historians for his liberal reforms, genuine desire to help the people of Mexico, refusal to desert his loyal followers, and personal bravery during the siege of Querétaro. Other researchers consider him short-sighted in political and military affairs, and unwilling to restore democracy in Mexico even during the imminent collapse of the Second Mexican Empire. Today, anti-republican and anti-liberal political groups who advocate the Second Mexican Empire, such as the Nationalist Front of Mexico, are reported to gather every year in Querétaro to commemorate the execution of Maximilian and his followers.

According to ideas of conspiracy theory, Maximilian is said to have not been executed at all by a secret agreement with Juárez, but to have lived on in El Salvador until 1936 under the name of Justo Armas.

An excerpt from, "Who Was Justo Armas?" by John Lamperti:

Don Justo Armas was the Emperor Maximilian, the younger brother of Emperor Franz Josef of Austro-Hungary. Of course the world "knows" that this is equally impossible. Maximilian's brief rule in Mexico collapsed in 1867, shortly after Napoleon III withdrew the French troops that had established and maintained him on his throne. The emperor could have abdicated and returned to Europe with the French army, but he chose to stay out of a sense of duty and of obligation to his followers. Maximilian was soon captured by the forces of the Mexican Republic headed by Benito Juárez, and he was tried by court martial, sentenced to death, and executed on the Cerro de las Campanas near Querétaro in 1867. If that is so, the ex-emperor could hardly have reappeared in El Salvador as Justo Armas.

A San Salvador architect, Sr. Rolando Déneke, has been intrigued for years by the mystery of Justo Armas and has devoted time and resources to investigating his origin. Déneke has reportedly built a strong case for the theory that Justo Armas was Maximilian. His work has not been published, although that is promised in the near future. However, a Spanish diplomat assigned for a time to El Salvador met Déneke and learned many details of his investigation. This man, Santiago Miralles Huete, has presented the theory in the form of an entertaining novel entitled La Tierra Ligera, recently published in Madrid. That novel is the main source for the following resume of Sr. Déneke's case. An even newer book, an account of Maximilian's imperial career, expounds Déneke's theory but apparently has little additional evidence to offer.

Naturally the first and probably most difficult point to be explained is Maximilian's apparent execution in 1867. The answer given by Déneke (and Miralles) involves the reported fact that Maximilian, Justo Armas, and Benito Júarez were all high-ranking members of the Masonic order. One important law of freemasonry forbids the killing of brother Masons. This law presented Júarez with a painful dilemma: while Maximilian's death appeared to be necessary for reasons of state, he must not kill a fellow Mason. The solution Júarez found was a fake execution, to be followed by the disappearance forever of Maximilian of Austria. To make this scheme workable, Maximilian solemnly swore to use always an assumed name and to never reveal that the former emperor was still alive. His new identity was that of Justo Armas, the strange figure who appeared in Central America a few months after the supposed death of Maximilian. Armas first surfaced in Costa Rica, but within three years made his way to San Salvador where he passed the rest of a long and prosperous life. By this account, Armas would have immigrated to El Salvador early in the 1870s.

Following the supposed execution of the former emperor by firing squad, the embalmed body of Maximilian was sent home to Austria. When the casket was opened, his mother is said to have exclaimed, "This is not my son!" As a lighter touch, it is also reported that after the execution Benito Júarez published an edict announcing that the Archduke Francis Maximilian of Austria had been "hecho justo por las armas," a euphemism for execution. This phrase, the suggestion goes, was the origin of the name "Justo Armas"!

According to the theory, his high standing in the Masonic order was also key to the immediate warm reception given the unknown Justo Armas by members of El Salvador's elite. The nation's vice president and chancellor, don Gregorio Arbizú, received him warmly and found for him a respectable government job. As well as being a Mason, Sr. Arbizú was known for his monarchist sympathies which may have further facilitated their friendship. Soon don Justo was installed in a home of his own where he surrounded himself with "dozens of objects of Maximilian of Hapsburg which an invisible hand had managed to convey from Mexico."

There is more. Briefly, Justo Armas was said to bear a striking resemblance to Maximilian, once differences of age and dress are taken into account. Reportedly, don Justo did declare his identity as the ex-emperor to at least one friend during his years in San Salvador; of course even if he did so that cannot be considered conclusive. A Mexican lady ("La Paloma") who reportedly had been the lover of the emperor during his years on the throne became a nun after his death. As "Sister Trinidad" she worked in a San Salvador hospital and was known to regularly visit don Justo Armas, something very unusual for a woman in her situation. Perhaps the most suggestive piece of evidence, verifiable in part, is the visit in 1914 or 1915 by two emissaries of the Austrian government. These men apparently avoided contacts with Salvadoran government officials and instead persistently sought an interview with a reluctant don Justo. When they finally met, the Austrians reportedly begged him to "return" with them to Austria and assume his "rightful position" there, an offer or request which Armas steadfastly refused. All this, if verified, adds up to a suggestive if not compelling circumstantial case that don Justo Armas was in fact the former Emperor Maximilian of Mexico.

Video Title: Emperor Maximilian of Mexico. Source: Tumblar House. Date Published: March 21, 2019. 

 
Video Title: The Politically Incorrect Truth About the Mexican Empire. Source: Mad Monarchist. Date Published: October 18, 2015. 

May 5, 2022

Prometheus and Canada: 1774-1874 - The Untold History of Canada Lecture


Video Title: Prometheus and Canada: 1774-1874 - The Untold History of Canada Lecture. Source: Canadian Patriot Press. Date Published: May 11, 2019. Description: 

Since it's earliest moments, Canada's identity has been trapped between two opposing dynamics in world history. 

On the one side, the British imperial system has struggled to keep its colony subservient to the will of an oligarchic class subservient to fixed traditions and irrational customs of control, both cultural and political. On the other side, the world's first republic has been compelling Canada to break free of the Empire, becoming a fellow sovereign republic, as have all the other countries in the Americas. This is the modern expression of the battle between the principle of progress of Prometheus, the creative fire bringer, versus the Olympian God Zeus who maintains the law of ignorance and depopulation in order to maintain his closed anti-creative system of control. 

In this lecture, Matthew J.L. Ehret, the Editor of the Canadian Patriot reviews those historical dynamics that have shaped the evolution of Canada from the period of the American Revolution, the uprisings of Upper and Lower Canada in 1837 and the American Civil War of 1860-67. In doing so, we discover how this history has been governed by two opposing potentials for humankind's destiny: Either a Promethean new Renaissance or a new 21st century Dark Age.

May 2, 2022

The NATO-Assisted Suicide of Ukraine


Words should mean something, otherwise we're just beasts in the jungle.

"Many Ukrainians want to join the European Union, which as a whole is ambivalent at best about Ukraine. On the other hand, Ukraine matters as much to the Russians as it does to Ukrainians, just as it always has. Ukraine is as important to Russian national security as Scotland is to England or Texas is to the United States. In the hands of an enemy, these places would pose an existential threat to all three countries. Therefore, rumors to the contrary, neither Scotland nor Texas is going anywhere. Nor is Ukraine, if Russia has anything to do with it. And this reality shapes the core of Ukrainian life. In a fundamental sense, geography has imposed limits on Ukrainian national sovereignty and therefore on the lives of Ukrainians." - George Friedman, "Ukraine: On The Edge Of Empires" Forbes, December 17, 2013.

Russia has pulled the plug on Ukraine, but NATO stuck tubes into its body and fed it poison for two decades, so it bears the ultimate responsibility for the catastrophe unfolding there.

The weaponization of Ukrainian nationalism to hurt Russia was a cynical crime that will take a generation or two to undo in Ukraine. 

A healthy expression of patriotism is a positive and natural thing, but the criminal forces that seized power in Kiev in 2014 are not interested in defending Ukrainian sovereignty against external aggression. If they were they would not have participated in the Washington sponsored coup.

These criminals are only interested in power and glory. They are too sick-minded to think about the long-term security and well-being of Ukraine. They are dogs of war who were set loose by the anti-human genocidal monsters in Washington. 

Howling at Moscow is not a sustainable foreign policy. Sure, Russia's hands are not clean in Ukraine or any country surrounding the borders of its territory. Historically it has subjugated them. 

However, it has not bullied Ukraine in the past three decades. In fact, it has been over-accommodating to its interests and concerns. Putin has said numerous times that he tried negotiating with the other side but they didn't want to listen.

There is a limit to tolerating madness, even when it is within the family. As the little brother, Ukraine has to know its place vis a vis Russia. It can enjoy a certain degree of political independence and freedom but within reason. 

Ukraine lost its right to be heard and respected when it ceased to be an independent country in 2014. As a pawn of NATO in a larger war against Russia it should expect to be sacrificed. 

Sometimes sacrifice is noble. Sometimes it is crucial to victory. But very few wars are noble and worthy of anybody's sacrifice. It's certainly foolish to fight a superior foe unless it is an existential war. And this war is not a matter of Ukrainian survival. The exact opposite is true. Russia's survival and territorial integrity were threatened by NATO presence in Ukraine. 

Ukraine's psychotic leaders were the ones banning the Russian language and trampling on Russian heritage in their country. They should beg for forgiveness and thank God that Putin is in power in Moscow instead of some maniac like Ivan the Terrible.