Communique “uniquely Anglo-Saxon traditions?” 4-17-2021
I’m going to take a wild guess that most if not all the members of the newly formed “America First” Caucus don’t have a clue as to what might be legitimately described as “uniquely Anglo-Saxon traditions”.
Let me help with a short history lesson that might also serve to let us in modern day America in on what the newly anointed self-proclaimed protectors of Anglo-Saxon legend, and it is mostly just that, legend or if you prefer unverified stories, find pertinent to the current political landscape in Washington D.C.
The Anglo-Saxon period in what would someday become the country we know today as England lasted from the early 5th Century AD to 1066. This is the period after the Romans abandoned the dirty, distant and worthless outpost they called Britannia and the Battle of Hastings in which the Normans, led by William the Conqueror defeated the last of the crowned Anglo-Saxon Kings of England, Harold Godwinson.
In 410AD with the final departure of their Roman protectors, the remaining indigenous inhabitants on the southern side of what would someday become the United Kingdom, the Britons were under pressure from the northern based Picts in Caledonia (Scotland) who having defied the Romans were now free to invade, sack, loot and pillage Britain as they pleased, and please they did.
As Britain continued to be attacked by the Picts in the north and the Irish from the west, the Brits decided to find a “fearless leader” to spearhead their fight for survival and to maintain what little independence they had. Eventually, they found their “only I can fix it” savior and anointed the son-in-law of a Roman emperor/usurper by the name of Vortigern who once in power, acted for all intents and purposes as a despotic national dictator.
As the wars with their neighbors to the north and west going poorly, Vortigern took a course of action that ended in disaster for the nascent British cause. He decided to “hire” by invitation to immigrate several different, yet all very powerful, warrior tribes from northern Germany and southern Scandinavia to help protect their weakening, defenseless homeland. Today we call those immigrants invited by Vortigern day destined to be British Empire, the Anglo-Saxons.
For their part, the Anglo-Saxons, who already had a reputation as top of the line, ferocious as they come mercenaries came, liked what they saw, and stayed. So, they were immigrants who immigrated from the European Continent and get this, no one in Briton even so much as lifted a finger to build a wall.
Considering what took place shortly thereafter, maybe the Make Britain Great Again crowd should have built the wall, but alas, now the barbarians were no longer at the doors, but well situated within the walls of the royal castle.
In either possibly 463AD, or more likely 472AD, at a meeting between the Britons and Anglo-Saxons, the immigrant invaders from the Continent brandished their previously concealed without a permit knives and stabbed their counterparts in the back. Vortigern was spared but nowhere near out of mercy. He was forced to surrender most of south-eastern Britain to the Anglo-Saxons after which he was left to function as a figurehead powerless puppet of the new regime.
History remembers this act of infamy as the “treachery of the long-knives” that somehow not surprisingly is strangely similar in name and act to June 30, 1934 where an already paranoid of power sharing Adolph Hitler purged those Nazi leaders he perceived as potential enemies in what is now referred to as the “Night of the Long Knives”.
Once in power, the Anglo-Saxons along with several friendly and like-minded tribes banded together and nearly burned the entirety of southern Britain to the ground. Along with you know, the robbing pillaging and raping that passed for a soldier’s paycheck in those good old days.
It wasn’t until possibly 500AD or thereabout that a “shadowy figure” (Q?) rose up to lead the Britons and defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Mount Badon, or somewhere close by, no one knows the exact location for sure.
His name? Arthur. Or Bear, as “Arthur” means “Bear”, but as the attribution for the victor as “Arthur” came several hundreds of years after the actual events took place, and by then the British mythology of King Arthur, if he did indeed exist, was in the main stream media circulation of the day, so, well, there you have it. A heroic figure who may or may not have existed, and if he did, he was totally awesome? You must admit, “Q” would be proud.
Going forward and with the establishment of “England” still far in the distance, the cold, foggy, gloomy cold and muddy rock previously considered by the long-gone Romans as a shite hole existed in essentially seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. They spoke the same language, shared the same pagan religions and generally nasty, I thought he had a gun shoot first, warlike as all get out aspect and mentality of and on life.
As time moved forward, the Anglo-Saxons who were previously dyed in the wool pagans were persuaded in large by promises of battlefield victories, converted to Christianity. This helped in putting the “U” in UK, as in United Kingdom as further interactions with the non-Godless heathen invading and marauding Vikings forced the fractured mini-nations to re-think their positions as “independent” but highly vulnerable on their own sovereigns.
However, it would not be an Anglo-Saxon who brought the Kingdom together for in 975AD King Edgar’s son Edward was crowned king only to be assassinated with the help of his step-mom Elfrida, by his half-brother Aetherlred.
Once installed as monarch, the totally unfit for the position of ruler under the best of circumstances Aethelred with the stain of regicide on his resume took his penchant for inflicting pain, cruelty, misery and now with a hefty bit of holier than thou piety, went too far and in 1002AD ordered the mass-murder and massacre of what he felt was the cause of all of England’s woes, the heathen Danes.
But the northern located Danes (in the south was a Danish blood bath) proved a bit more resilient than anticipated and after much plotting, planning, betrayal and outright treason, the Danes coupled with their new allies, Anglo-Saxon defectors and resolved to conquer England. They did and in the time-honored tradition of fallen monarchs, killed Aethelred, altering the line of succession and leading to the eventual downfall of the Anglo-Saxons.
Upon the death of the last Anglo-Saxon king, lovingly known to his people as Edward the Confessor, in 1066 Duke William of Normandy defeated the non-royal soldier Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings with the victory ending the Anglo-Saxon reign over England.
And so, you might be asking yourselves what does any of these “traditional Anglo-Saxon traditions” have to do with putting America First? Well, other than a genocide of heathens in the name of religion and a haunting, pervasive similarity between the rise of Anglo-Saxon society and the Third Reich (racism, incompetence, paranoia and blaming the “other”). Perhaps the Anglo Saxons were super annoying. They certainly sound annoying in a Greene/Boebert/Hawley/Cruz kind of way, you know? Other than that, I’ve got nothing.
Unfortunately, that seems to be more than enough for the “America First” alt of reality group of thugs to hang their blood-stained Bibles and hoods upon as their blueprint/vision for the future of America.
Sad, but just as bad and perhaps even worse, scary too that it’s happening in America in the year 2021. But here we are, again. This is why we fight and this is why we dare not lose.
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