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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Off Topic: Official History




Today - September 14 - in Perugia, Italy, they celebrated the anniversary of the 'liberation' that took place in 1860 when the Bersaglieri, a special Corps, marched into the town and 'freed' it from the Pope's power (whose State was then much bigger than the current Vatican City). The whole Official History of Italy's National Unity is a mountain of lies, as it's getting more and more clear, though slowly and late, but September 14th has meanwhile turned into a nice folk festival, with street markets, songs, Bersaglieri taking the Mass in a Catholic church, etc. And going back in topic, it would be interesting to contrast the war propaganda in the 16th century - Tasso's times - and nowadays, i.e. after the 18th century.