Sunday, 6 April 2014

Freedom for Venice

A strange story has appeared in The Daily Telegraph about a police raid on a house in Italy. They arrested the controversial politician Franco Rocchetta, one of twenty-four people taken into custody on charges of terrorism. They had allegedly been constructing explosives and weapons of war, including a tank-like armoured vehicle converted from a bulldozer. Source: These people are just one part of a full-spectrum political movement demanding independence for Venice. Somebody unfamiliar with Italian politics would find that notion hard to understand; Venice is just a city in Italy, isn’t it? A bit like Swindon is in England? No, Italy as the nation state we know today is actually a fairly recent construction that was born out of the unification of various autonomous kingdoms and republics during the 19th century. Venice was one of them. This animated map shows the entire process from beginning to end: At the time this was seen as a very progressive and assertive move because a united Italy hopefully would have the power to stand up to the domination of Europe by Austria and Napoleonic France, but it’s seen that way no longer. Venice is more than just a place with museums and pretty buildings where tourists can float down the canals in boats. It was capital to an entire country that lasted for over a thousand years before Italian unification. It has its own culture and its own language and was called the Venetian Republic. The language was banned for many years under Benito Mussolini’s regime, but it today it has over two million speakers and is regarded similarly to Welsh in Wales. Many people who live in Venice now wish to become independent from Italy and reestablish the old Venetian order. What’s more there are still rumours circulating that modern Italy itself was engineered into existence by a globalist conspiracy; Umberto Eco’s 2010 novel The Prague Cemetery fictionalizes this idea very perceptively: In the last couple of years Venetian nationalism has resurged, probably due to the economic crash and fears concerning the increasing domination of the European Union and its decrepit currency the Euro which replaced the Lira in 2002. Over the last two years a series of opinion polls appear to support the popular movement of secession from Rome. A well-developed provisional state has been in place for some time, as well as discussions on matters such as where the borders of the nation should be. This could cause problems as the old Venetian Republic’s territories were far more extensive than those of the modern Veneto region. It would include large chunks of the neighbouring regions of Lombardy and Trentino. Doubtless in the case of independence there would conflict between the Venetians and Italian unionists in those areas who would find themselves an ethnic minority all of a sudden. Wars have often broken out in such situations. The government in Rome (and I do mean all definitions of that term!) would be only too happy to inflame such a conflict, as the British did in Northern Ireland for many centuries. If bombs start exploding in Venice they will be blamed on separatists and/or their opponents; however don’t automatically assume that such blame is correctly placed. This book, The Nemesis File by Paul Bruce, was banned for a long time in the UK and it gives a startling insight into the background of false flag terrorist attacks, see:
I’ve written several times now about the Scottish independence movement. In a few months’ time the people of Scotland will vote in a referendum on whether or not they should stay in the United Kingdom, see: My chief concern if the Yes vote wins is that on leaving the UK Scotland would be immediately gobbled up by the European Union, something which being in the UK has so far protected it from. The independence movement in Venice seems to be much shrewder in that regard. They want out of Italy, but also understand that it’s no good jumping out of the frying pan unless you can also get away from the fire. I very much endorse that, and if only the Scots were aware of the danger too I would support their bid for independence. However this does not mean that Venetian independence would lead to a definitive backlash against the New World Order. The Venetians have come a long way on the path to conspiratorial awareness, but still they have further to go. There’s still a lot of conflict within Venice about what kind of political model they will follow. Some want complete autonomy, other want to join with other regions in northern Italy and form a new federation. The north of Italy is much richer and more developed than the south, and it has a higher standard of living. The people there often feel resentful that they are subsidizing the south. The Mafia are also much more powerful in the south, especially on the island of Sicily. The north has also been the area with the most Third World immigration, and that has been a major political football. I’ve warned before many times about how there’s a controlled response to immigration being engineered in the UK, see: No doubt they will try to do the same in Italy. The authorities will have a problem-reaction-solution, divide-and-rule field day in the Venetian independence campaign unless the people get wise to it. What goes for Venice goes for everywhere else. The New World Order doesn’t just simply fight their enemy, they try their hardest to become it. Then they can turn their enemy into an ally. It’s happened again and again throughout all history and it’s time to put a stop to it.


Marcel said...

The easiest way to dismiss their claim to independence is to blame foreign interference. Perhaps some Austrian nazis can be drafted in to destabilise the region.

Currently this desire for secession is too peaceful. How can the 'international community' have any grounds to condemn it?

Though I think blaming local thugs would be a strong enough narrative for the mainstream media to get their teeth into.

Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Shh! Marcel, you're putting ideas in their heads! Mind you, those are tricks they've used before so as long as they keep working they'll keep using them.