Discovering Infinity
Volume 4:

Light Piercing the Heart of Darkness
a research book by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

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Light Piercing the Heart of Darkness - The Demands of Truth and Justice

Light Piercing the Heart of Darkness - The Demands of Truth and Justice

In Dante's great work, the "Divine Comedy," we find two figures presented whose experiences Dante traces in a literary exploration of the concepts of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.  One of the two figures is a Pilgrim, as Dante sees himself.  The other is his guide.  Both fulfill a different function in the process of Dante's exploration.  The duality points to a principle that pertains to all scientific discovery.

In the first volumes of this series on "Discovering Infinity" (Volume 1a and 1b), an exploration was undertaken of the vast differential that exists between the perceived values of modern society and the physical reality.  This is the type of view the Pilgrim might have seen.  His guide, on the other hand would have to see things from a higher point of reference, or understanding.  The same demand extends to each one of society as well.  We need to be able to see beyond the surface appearances and determine the underlying cause.  We need to understand the processes by which great powers have declared war on humanity, and what these processes represent, and why they are pursued.  We need to understand the "Heart of Darkness" in all its terrible dimensions.  And we also need to recognize its opposite, the principles that are the foundation of civilization.  We need this recognition in order that we may protect into the "Heart of Darkness" and advance the status of living around the world that we all are a part of.

Let us consider a brief slice of history that illustrates to some degree the nature of the black of the "Heart of Darkness" that, like a black hole in space sucks surrounding planets into its pit of gravity, sucks all that is human out of society by which civilization becomes devoid of life and disintegrates into nothing.

Let our story begin with the rise of the Venetian Empire.  The reader should note here that interpretations of history are always controversial as too many diverse interests have shaded the truth.  Still, the larger cycles are significant enough to tell their own story with relative accuracy.  Nor do the minute details matter a great deal, by which Venice became the most powerful trading and financial center of the 14th century, and the most ruthless, disgusting, and immoral force of that age.  The evidence is seen in the fact that shortly after the rise of the Golden Renaissance the great powers of Europe united in a military alliance (the League of Cambrai) to rid the world of Venice, the looting empire and slave-trader that had tarnished the face of Europe.  The ensuing military operation turned out to be a success, but Venetian 'diplomacy' prevailed upon the Pope at the final moments of this operation, who called the operation off.

From this day forward, having escaped by a hair its mortal defeat, the Venetian oligarchic empire, and its successors, have not ceased to the present day wage a type of 'diplomatic' war against humanity that would push the Renaissance ideals into the background and render them powerless.

The first strategy that emerged along this line has been to create opposing factions among society on some vital issues, and, then, set these factions at each other's throat.  This is in fact the only process by which a physically impotent minority can destroy entire nations.  Out of this background, created over a century of Venetian diplomacy, unfolded the Thirty Years War that wiped out, in some places, three fourth of the population, that became an orgy of inhumanity and brutality that was superseded only in the 20th century.

In the shadow of this devastation, over a span of 200 years, the Venetian oligarchy transplanted itself into England, which became its new power base.  By this takeover of the English throne, the British Empire was born, which became the biggest slave trader, financier, dope dealer, and colonial power in the world.  But the Renaissance ideal was not fully defeated at this time.  It continued and challenged the British Empire in no small ways, while, in turn, the Empire intensified its war against the progressive ideals of the renaissance, which it eventually won, but not before it suffered major defeats.

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