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God is sovereign over the affairs of men

“Governing under the authority of God our empire which was delivered to us by the Heavenly Majesty, we both conduct wars successfully and render peace honorable, and we uphold the condition of the state. We so lift up our minds toward the help of the omnipotent God that we do not place our trust in weapons or our soldiers or our military leaders or our own talents, but we rest all our hopes in the providence of the Supreme Trinity alone, from whence the elements of the whole world proceeded and their disposition throughout the universe was derived.”

—Emperor Flavius Justinianus, The Digest of Justinian, Volume 1.

“Sugarcoating evil”

The crux of the “Sugarcoating Evil” article is that “Totalitarians of the past two centuries have sanitized evil by using syrupy phrases and words to mask their true intentions and meaning.” One pertinent portion reads at the onset:

       It has often been said that if the devil shows up at the door to steal your soul, he will not appear with bat wings, cloven hoofs, horns, a tail and smelling of brimstone, but will instead be handsome and charming and impeccably dressed. I would add that he will be erudite, with a beautiful, mellifluous siren voice, and speak with such a nonstop fluidity that you will be captivated by his speech to the point that you will not be able to stop and think calmly.

        We actually see this today in the various, yet dovetailed, attempts at destroying America from within and, along with it, its traditional, sacred, principles. From various sources we are told that stating truths, stating facts, voicing certain opinions, must be suppressed at all costs, and all outlets for voicing opposition to this disintegration must be crushed. No divisiveness must exist, these satanic agents proclaim. Rather, we must all speak with one voice (theirs) think with one mind (theirs).

        Nowadays, words which on the face appear reasonable and correct are being used to mask truly horrific ends. Words are being mangled by these agents of evil. Even some phrases which have been commonly used are now being stolen and warped to promote the destruction of America. And some are even being used to mean the opposite of the original meaning.

The New English Review had an intriguing op-ed simply entitled “Sugarcoating Evil.” In George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language, he spent a considerable time examining the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language, as well as the use of rhetorical doubletalk. Orwell carried this point home in his dystopian novel 1984 whereby he introduced the concept of Newspeak, the language of Big Brother. In Orwell’s novel, the ruling English Socialist Party (Ingsoc) conjured the Newspeak lexicon in order to meet the ideological demands of the totalitarian state ideology of Oceania. Newspeak was a controlled language of simplified grammar and restricted vocabulary designed to constrain the individual’s ability to think, articulate, and communicate “subversive” concepts such as personal identity, self-expression and free will. The effect of Newspeak was to enervate the very existence of its speakers.

The Greenland Vikings – Land of the Midnight Sun

The Fall of Civilizations has produced a most excellent documentary on The Greenland Vikings – Land of the Midnight Sun: “One of the most unlikely tales of a society’s fall is the incredible saga of the Vikings of Greenland. Find out how these European settlers built a society on the farthest edge of their world, and survived for centuries among some of the harshest conditions ever faced by man. Discover how this civilization was able to overcome the odds for so long, and examine the evidence about what happened to cause its final and mysterious collapse. Including Viking poetry, Inuit folktales and thousands upon thousands of walrus.”

Martyrdom of Saint Maurice and the Theban Legion

Kings and Generals presents an animated historical documentary video on “the martyrdom of Saint Maurice and the Theban Legion.” This video tells the story of the Theban Legion “which was supposedly massacred due to the adoption of Christianity,” and incidental to discussing the tragic event, Kings and Generals also explores related events that “happened during the reigns of the emperors Maximian and Diocletian.”

Kings and Generals historical animated documentary series on Roman history continues with a video on the martyrdom of Saint Maurice and the Theban Legion.

Did the Trojan War Really Happen?

Kings and Generals explains “the historicity of the conflict between Trojans and the Greeks depicted in the immortal Iliad of Homer.” Though taken as myth, and likely apt to entail creative license and contrivance, Homer’s Illiad most likely contains a modicum of truth, and the mythology emanated from real events four-hundred years prior to the time of Homer. “How did this story come to be? Is it just a myth or is there historical proof that it happened? What does archeology tell us about the conflict at the end of the Bronze age? Were Hector, Achilles, Helen and Paris even real?”

Kings and Generals’ historical animated documentary series continues with a video on the Trojan War, as we talk about the historicity of the conflict between Trojans and the Greeks depicted in the immortal Iliad of Homer.

The Strategikon of Maurice

Kings and Generals explains “the evolution of the Roman Army” with an eye to “the Army of the Eastern Roman Empire – the Byzantine Empire.” This video focuses “on Strategikon of Maurice – the army manual that defined the structure, training and tactics of the Byzantine army.”

Kings and Generals’ documentary on the Strategikon of Maurice – the army manual that defined the structure, training and tactics of the Byzantine army.

Related Articles:

Take Me Back to Constantinople,” Foreign Policy.

How the Norse became Christian and the Christianization of Scandinavia

Kings and Generals explains how the Norse became Christian and the subsequent Christianization of Scandinavia. The conversion was precipitated by the pagan Scandinavians’ conflict with Christian Anglo-Saxons, Britons, and Franks to the south and west. The picture above depicts ‘Ansgar Preaches the Christian Doctrine in Sweden” by Hugo Hamilton (1830).


This historical animated documentary describes the Christianization of Scandinavia and how the Norse abandoned their pantheon in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.

How the Rus (Russians) became Christian

Kings and Generals explains the origins of the Gothic / Germanic (Deutsche) peoples. Picture above depicts ‘Ivan Eggink’s painting represents Vladimir listening to the Orthodox priests, while the papal envoy stands aside in discontent.’

Kings and Generals’ historical animated documentary series on the history of Kievan Rus chronicles the reign of Vladimir the Great. This video explores how Vladimir the Great came to power, Slavic alliances with the Vikings, wars with Byzantium and the Turks, and most importantly Christianization of Rus that happened during his time.


Origin of the Germanic Tribes.

Kings and Generals explains the origins of the Gothic / Germanic (Deutsche) peoples. Picture above depicts ‘Athanaric and Valens on the Danube River.’

​ Kings and Generals historical animated documentary series on the history of the ancient civilizations continues with a video on the ancient origin of the Germanic Tribes. This video covers the origin hypothesis, culture, religion, society, economy, and military of the ancient Germanic peoples and their first clashes with Rome – the Cimbrian War and the battle of the Teutoburg Forest