Wednesday, May 02, 2012
The Decay of the West
In the sixth century Pope Gregory the First witnessed blond-haired, blue-eyed English boys awaiting sale in a slave market in Rome. Inquiring of their origin, the Pope was told they were Angles. Gregory replied,“Non Angli, sed Angeli”(“Not Angles, but Angels”). Charlemagne’s conquest of Saxony reduced the price of Saxon slaves less than animals. The continuous warfare ensured an abundant supply of mechandise, part of which was forwarded to the consumer markets in the Orient. Europe had descended to African levels.