- Here we are in the thick of utter chaos all over the
world. It's not just here in the wrecked USTA [aka, United Tax Slaves of
America]. So, let's pause for a bit, and go back historically in time to
look at some art. It is a worthwhile digression. There are some magnificent
frescoes, done more than 600 years ago that speak volumes to us all these
- Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti were brothers who lived
in Siena, Italy, during the 14th century. They were artists working at
the beginning of the Renaissance. It was a time considered a "rebirth,"
an awakening from the so-called "Dark [not true] Middle Ages"
and a revival of a strong interest in the cultures of ancient Greece and
Rome. The Renaissance had its beginnings in Florence in the 14th century,
and Siena is not very far away. Over the next 300 years, this collective
era of magnificent creativity made its way up to Northern Europe. Even
with all the difficulties of the bubonic plague breaking out frequently
(because sanitation was unknown), it was an exciting time for artists such
as the Lorenzetti brothers.
- Ambrogio (d.1348), and his sibling, Pietro (c.1290-1348?),
spent their lives painting in and around Siena. Today, the city retains
much of its Renaissance splendor; and one can walk its streets and still
see many of the magnificent buildings and churches erected during this
time. In a sense, it is possible visually to go back in time, just by wandering
Siena's gorgeous Renaissance streets. The Renaissance still lives in many
- In 1338 (10 years before the first plague devastated
Europe, coming first to Italy), Ambrogio was commissioned to paint a fresco
cycle for the walls of the city's Sala della Pace [the "Room of Peace"]
in the Palazzo Pubblico. This room was behind the wall of the Great Council
Chamber, where the city's government held their meetings.
- The commission required painting a series of allegorical
frescoes on Good and Bad Government. As the late art historian Frederick
Hartt points out in his monumental, "History of Italian Renaissance
Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture," this was "a subject
of intense significance to medieval Italian communes, and then to represent
in [artistic fresco] detail the effect of these opposed regimes in town
and country." Ambrogio chose a better area in the chamber to depict
the allegory of Good Government and, as Prof. Hartt wrote, he left "Bad
Government to languish in the shadows" on another wall. Although,
amazingly, the frescoes have survived these 673 years, some areas are
in poor shape. Yet, it is still a marvel to see. The cycle was groundbreaking
for the time; and in some parts, one can even see the beginnings of an
understanding of one-point perspective (something missing in art of the
Middle Ages). Here they are:
- Art is not created in a vacuum. It is the vision of any
artist who expresses that personal creativity through the social, economic,
and political lenses of the time in which the artist lives. This goes for
any artist in any society. The artist expresses what surrounds her or his
daily life. For example, whether it is the magnificent Renaissance court
portraits of Sofonisba Anguissola or Michelangelo's monumental marble sculptures,
both artists speak from their own experience and era. Yet in many ways,
their works are timeless. This is what great art is all about.
- The Allegories of Good and Bad Government are being played
out again, right now, in our own lives. The beauty and tranquility of Lorenzetti's
Renaissance Italian countryside, and the gathering of Siena's commune to
hold their meetings, show that when people have a Good Government, everything
works well whether one lives in the country or in the city. Tranquility
reigns. People are happy and prosperous. Days are filled with work, camaraderie,
and music; and, overall, PEACE REIGNS. Then, even with difficulties, life
- There is no famine; and there is enough food for everyone.
We can see the "majestic Commune figure of Siena, holding his orb
and scepter, and guided by Faith, Hope, and Charity, who soar above his
head"; and "Concordia presides over 24 members of the Great Council
of the Sienese Republic." Or, in the great countryside scene that
gives us an innovative panorama (never attempted before, and showing the
extent of Medieval life), we see harmony only when society has leaders
who know how to govern well. The nude lady overhead, called "Securitas"
(Security) holds a banner "proclaiming that all men walk in peace
under her tutelage, and lightly [she] holds in the other hand a gallows
from which swings an executed disturber of the universal tranquility."
- When there is a Bad Government in charge, there is turmoil,
famine, war, and pestilence. This story is a very old one.
- This is what we are experiencing today: Perpetual War,
created illegally, to invade and destroy other countries and steal their
natural resources; pestilence created in black ops bioweapons labs; extensive
famine in Africa, India, and now Haiti; millions of American children,
too, are without adequate daily food; a contaminated food supply created
by corporate chemical production and dangerous husbandry practices foisted
on us by greed. The soil is destroyed, because genetically engineered and
carcinogenic plants can only grow in soil that must be loaded with pesticides.
This is now part of a globally poisoned food chain. Medicine is no longer
the practice of doing NO harm, but rather radiating critically ill patients
and injecting young and old with poisoned vaccines that have created two
generations of children with compromised cognitive function [ADD, ADHD,
and autism] and damaged immune systems. The list goes on and on. In all
of it, precaution is hardly ever used, and harm is the avenue chosen.
- The greed of today's private bankers had it origin 500
years ago with the Renaissance Medici family in Florence, Italy. They
lent money at usurious interest rates and bankrolled the popes and many
wars. They also collected art and supported various artists, including
Michelangelo. At least money then was based on the real value of gold and
silver not today's green toilet paper that is printed out of thin
- We are now at an epic crossroad, and the time is about
up. The NW dis-order, created centuries ago, with a plan to eventually
govern [sic] the entire planet, is "creating" (but not for any
public discussion about their secret meetings) all sorts of terrible events
to force Americans and all other nations to be "governed" [under
the cover of the corrupt UN] by a group of these wealthy insiders. One
could rightly question if there is any "humanness" in their actions.
- Here's the scenario of the past more than 10 years:
from altitudes of about 35,000 feet, our entire population has been illegally
sprayed with a daily and deadly brew of aerosol poisons; but there has
been neither public discussion nor have we ever given our permission to
be assaulted, or to be used as uninformed experimental lab rats; through
geo-engineering and highly toxic weather modification, the military, with
lots of governmental collusion, has destroyed our natural weather and created
one catastrophe after another; threats of forced vaccinations with an assortment
of deadly ingredients foisted on us by the UN (done in back-door deals
with the pharmaceutical companies); Depleted Uranium bombings of innocent
citizens in the US Pacific Northwest, Gaza, Iraq, and Afghanistan; the
gigantic theft of our tax dollars and collapse of our financial system,
run by a private banking consortium and answerable/accountable to no one;
and the destruction of millions of jobs off shored to give corporations
huge tax breaks, while millions have had their houses, stolen from them
in historically unprecedented white-collar financial ponzi-schemes. Let
us also not forget that these "Perpetual Wars" are the only part
of the economy that is thriving.
- This is at the enormous expense of killing other human
beings and destroying our society's entire infrastructure. No society can
continue when destruction is the main focus. What then is left?
- This is the contemporary version of Lorenzetti's Bad
Government only it is no allegory. It is very real for billions of
- This is a very PERSONAL ISSUE for ALL OF US (as Jim Kirwan
reminds us)! Do we want to give up our sovereignty and be perpetual "debt
slaves" to these criminals? In the last 10 years, or in the last 100
years, when have we seen that these elites (or their puppet "leaders")
know how to "govern well"? WHEN? All we've had is their deliberately
creating one war after another to kill our children. Additionally, with
back-door secret dealings, these people have produced a worldwide environmental
scenario to make our planet un-inhabitable! This has been done over decades.
How can we possibly think they are fit for any kind of global governance
(any more than Congress is fit to do so)? Those in charge are the ones
who have created this wreckage. Think about this! Do you get it?
- Where is real prosperity for all --not rigged from behind
the scenes, just for the wealthy? Only less than 1% are rolling in luxury,
while their plan remains to gut the Middle Class, permanently wreck our
childrens' health, and quite literally destroy the entire FABRIC of our
existence! The very web of ALL LIFE is under lethal assault: the Gulf of
Mexico is still under continuous chemical siege with governmental approval;
and the massive killing of millions of birds and fish around the planet
last week is supposed to be a warning that, unless we capitulate to these
criminal insiders, we are next. These animal deaths were neither accidental
nor natural. Does it sound as though these people are fit to govern or
to make any sound decisions for any of us? Can we connect the dots?
- ARE THESE THE PEOPLE [sic] WE WANT TO RUN [OR RUIN] THE
WHOLE PLANET? What will be left? Everything is being trashed. The entire
web of life, from the smallest micro-organism to the magnificent whales,
and all of humanity, too, are all expendable. What will be left with this
global destruction of everything? What can they rule, then?
- Do we not get this? Is anyone really thinking this through
critically? All of it is totally irrational. Nothing connects.
- The complete disregard for any kind of life is evident
just from the on-going Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe and the enormous
killing of wildlife. No one, not one species (including us), is being spared!
Do we want them running a global government or, for that matter, to
continue wrecking our own and stealing us blind? It would be laughable
and good for late-night comedy, if it weren't so serious. These people
have no humanity; and, in fact, all that has been transpiring indicates
collective elite behavior that is alien to the best of what human beings
are capable. There is no leadership; but there is off-the-scale enormous
harm and malevolence.
- Ambrogio Lorenzetti's "Allegory of Bad Government"
is what actually is filling our days. Is this something we want to continue
under the threat of NW dis-order and their planned and continued chaos
directed at us? Lorenzetti's 673-year-old frescoes are here for us to look
at through the marvels of the Internet. We don't have to go to Siena (though
it is a fabulous city!), get mauled by TSA goons for absolutely no reason
except to instill a huge fear factor, or pass through carcinogenic back-scatter
x-ray Machines of Death.
- We can look at the fresco reproductions online. It is
these art stories that have major significance now in our lives. These
frescoes give us many reminders of the choice of direction we want and
choose to take at this crossroad. How much more harm do we want these criminals
to do to us daily? Can we wake up, and imagine, and actually begin to create
a healthy and safe direction towards a REAL, not an "Allegory"
of Good Government before it is too late? For each and every one of us,
this becomes our personal choice. Can we rise to the very height of humanity's
excellence, instead of being sheople? Can we become the best we ever can
be, living out our days in peace and harmony?
- All quotes above come from Frederick Hartt's "History
of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture," third
edition, 1987: pages 115-119. See also: Prof. James Petras. "Networks
of Empire and Realignments of World Power." Jan. 2, 2011: www.globalresearch.ca/
index.php?context=va&aid=22601; and Dr. James Polk. "coup d'etat
The Historical Framework of Globalization." Dec. 29, 2010: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22551