Reblog of Renfield R. Renfield Uncovers The 3rd Secret of Fatima

June 26, 2020 at 10:39 pm (Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

It was 20 years ago today the Vatican supposedly released The Third Secret of Fatima. They didn’t. Only the vision not the text. In November 2018, I found the text of the secret in the full message of Our Lady of Akita to a Japanese nun Sister Agnes.

Dracul Van Helsing

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz made the announcement that a 70 year old retired Austrian colonel had been spying for the Russians since the early 1990s.

British MP Renfield R. Renfield had heard from his sources about the spy even before Chancellor Kurz had.

Renfield also heard from those same sources that the retired Austrian colonel had in his briefcase a copy of the original Third Secret of Fatima (a prophecy about the future that was supposed to have been spoken by the Virgin Mary Mother of Jesus to 3 shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal 101 years ago back in 1917).

Italian journalist Antonio Socci had made the claim back in the last decade that the Vatican had only revealed the vision associated with the Third Secret back on June 26th 2000. It had never actually revealed the words spoken by Mary to the 3 children he claimed.

Renfield had heard…

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Dixie No More

June 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

British MP Renfield R. Renfield was podcasting in front of his laptop.

He was holding a guitar.

“Well, some group I’ve never heard of before called Lady Antebellum has changed their name to Lady A because the term antebellum refers to a style of architecture found in the American south prior to the U.S. Civil War. And of course the Orwellian history rewriters of the fictional novel of 1984 and the actual reality of 2020 don’t want any mention of the American south prior to the Civil War (and of course they don’t want any mention of the American south after the U.S. Civil War either). And some group I have heard of before called the Dixie Chicks are now dropping the term Dixie from their name because of course the term Dixie refers to the American south. Now of course the Dixie Chicks have always been airheads throughout the long course of their musical career. In fact, that’s the only reason I’ve ever heard of the Dixie Chicks before. I doubt I’ve ever listened to their music.
The only country music singers I’ve ever listened to have been Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers, Ian Tyson and Dolly Parton. Oh and I guess Wilf Carter. The only reason I’m familiar with the Dixie Chicks is because of the usually stupid political statements they made when accepting an award at Awards Shows I have watched over the years. So it’s no surprise that in this year of 2020 as the American equivalent of Chairman Mao Tse-tung’s Cultural Revolution is launched across the land that was once the United States of America and all vestiges of the country’s past and history are destroyed by a bunch of young yahoos who actually think they will build a better world up from the rubble, it’s no surprise that the airheads formerly known as the Dixie Chicks would jump on this Neo-Maoist bandwagon. Might I suggest the Dixie Chicks now change their name to The Laid Eggs?”.

Here Renfield R. Renfield takes a swig of rum and eggnog that he’s been saving in the refrigerator for a special occasion.

He then turns back to the camera, “When Abraham Lincoln first heard the news of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9th 1865, he requested that the White House Military Band play Daniel Decatur Emmett’s 1859 song Dixie Land because he didn’t want the American south to think they were now a secondary part of the American Union because they rebelled and had now been defeated. But then again Lincoln had class which is something that most of today’s anarcho-Marxist hooligans of the Neo-Maoist Cultural Revolution ongoing in America today do not have. First, they came for the statues of Confederate generals. Then they went after the statues of U.S. Presidents. And now they’re going after the statues of Jesus, the Virgin Mary and the Saints.”

Renfield then picks up his guitar and starts to sing The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (a song originally recorded by the Canadian-American rock group The Band in 1969 and the most popular version was recorded by American folk singer Joan Baez in 1971).

Sang Renfield,

“The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And the people were singing…”


The Woman and Child: Next on the hit list of America’s Neo-Maoist cultural revolutionaries and Neo-Bolshevik insurrectionists.

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Saint Junipero Serra

June 24, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

The cigarette smoking demon Asmodeus and the little green fog Nimrod were sitting in a cafe diner in San Diego, California that had once been an old bus but was since converted into a diner.

Even though neither Asmodeus and Nimrod were wearing masks in public like California’s Neo-Stalinist governor Gavin Newsom had proclaimed in a Robespierreian Committee of Public Safety like Emergency Decree, the diner manager really didn’t feel like telling the demon or the little green frog to put on masks or leave.

The demon Baphomet (who likewise wasn’ wearing a mask) but looked and was dressed like a pre-eminent member of the LGBTQ+2S community (currently looking for more letters and numbers to appropriate), so wasn’t interfered with by the diner manager, passed by the duo’s table and showed them photos of statues of Saint Junipero Serra the Apostle of California being torn down in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

“This is what some of my Marxist-Leninist disciples have been up to,” the Baphomet grinned.

He/she/it then walked outside the diner to walk towards Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in the city.

A Neo-Bolshevik revolutionary had posted on his Instagram page calling on fellow Neo-Bolshevik revolutionaries to storm the Church, smash the statues and burn the Church to the ground.

The Baphomet was looking forward to the spectacle.

“Why did they tear down statues of Saint Junipero Serra?” Nimrod asked Asmodeus, “Who was he anyways?”.

“Well years ago, some Neo-Marxist academic made the claim that Saint Junipero Serra exploited and enslaved the native peoples of California and so he’s been on the Neo-Marxists’ shit list ever since,” Asmodeus’ cigarette ash spilled all over his 6 patty giant chili burger as he ate and smoked at the same time.

“And was the claim true?” Nimrod asked.

“Communists aren’t concerned with truth,” Asmodeus answered, “If they were, they wouldn’t be Communists.”

“But what were the actual facts on the ground irrespective of the Marxist lens of empirical reinterpretation and baloney enhanced reintegration?” Nimrod ate his baked salmon.

“Saint Junipero Serra was actually concerned about the attacks that certain groups of Spanish soldiers made on California’s indigenous peoples,” Asmodeus sipped his bottle of Corona beer, “And so even though he had an infirmed leg, he walked all the way to Mexico City on it in order to obtain special faculties of governance from the Viceroy of Spain stationed in Mexico City in order to discipline the military who were abusing the indigenous peoples. There is a physical reminder of the Viceroy’s orders (issued at Junipero Serra’s request) today. Everywhere there is a presidio (soldiers’ barracks) associated with a mission of the 21 missions that Junipero Serra founded in California, the presidio is always located miles away from the mission itself.”

“So, despite that, Junipero Serra’s statues are being torn down?” Nimrod used his long tongue to lick up a fly that had stationed itself on one of Asmodeus’ large beef patties.

“Well after decades of dumbed down public education in America, today’s youth in this country aren’t exactly the brightest on the planet,” Asmodeus dipped one of his fries in gravy.

On the television set above the diner’s kitchen window and next to the cashier’s booth, Melinda Gates was announcing that any covid-19 vaccine developed in America should be first tested on blacks and indigenous people before being given to whites.

While the lastest eugenics based announcement from the Gates evil duo would be of concern to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Son of assassinated 1968 U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy), most limousine owning and mansion owning white liberal Democrats (who were really Marxist Neo-Mensheviks (politically speaking) cheering on the Neo-Bolshevik mobs destroying small businesses, statues and churches outside their walled houses and gated communities) really wouldn’t raise an eyebrow of reprimand to the Gates duo.

After all the Gates duo supported the same globalist New World Order they wanted for the world.

In which a world of serfs (told daily that they were free within a Marxist paradise) would serve them.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Wednesday June 24th
2020.

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Thessalonike of Macedon

June 20, 2020 at 10:12 pm (Detective story, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Politics, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

Quentin Talbot stared at the picture on his hotel room wall in The Royal Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Egypt.

The woman looked familiar but he couldn’t quite place her.

The radio in his hotel room was tuned to BBC World News and on it, he could hear the voice of British MP Renfield R. Renfield,

“Washington state’s Neo-Communist governor Jay Inslee is making it mandatory for everyone to wear a mask in public. You can’t enter a restaurant or enter a store without one. No doubt wearing a face mask is just the prelude to taking the Mark of the Beast by which “no man might buy or sell without it” as recorded in the Book of Revelation Chapter 13. It’s time for the American people to wake up and smell the Marx, Engels and Lenin in their coffee.”

Quentin Talbot decided he wouldn’t be returning to America any time soon.

He recalled an email he had received from a traditional Catholic aunt of his last year in which she had recounted an interview with the nun Sister Lucia (who as a child had seen the Blessed Virgin Mary along with two of her cousins at Fatima Portugal) that she gave back in the 1990s.

In it, she had said that the last great world power to fall to Marxist-Leninism would be the United States of America.

Since Marxist-Leninism had collapsed in Russia and the nations of Central and Eastern Europe back in the early 1990s, it would have been absurd to think back in the 1990s that the U.S. would ever fall to Marxist-Leninism.

Even as late as last year with uber-capitalist Donald Trump in the White House, it would still have been absurd to think the U.S. would ever fall to Marxist-Leninism.

However with the advent of the Covid-19 coronavirus, various Democratic Party Mayors and governors throughout the U.S. were starting to show their true Red (as in Bolshevik Red) colours.

Then with the protests against racism and police brutality, radical Jacobin style French Revolutionary mobs were tearing down statues and trying to erase all vestiges of America’s past.

At the start of any Communist revolution, any vestige of a nation’s past must be erased.

The BBC was now reporting live from Raleigh North Carolina that a group calling itself the Disciples of Lucifer would be holding a Luciferian March For One World Government in Raleigh and 8 other U.S. cities tomorrow June 21st on the day of the “ring of fire” solar eclipse.

Insanity must have just been let out of Pandora’s box, Quentin Talbot thought to himself.

He exited his hotel room.

The hall corridor looked different.

It was the same but looked different somehow.

He used the elegant staircase to go down to the lobby.

The lobby too looked the same but different.

A bell boy approached him.

“You are expected in the ball room, sir,” the bell boy said.

“What year is this?” Quentin Talbot felt compelled to ask.

“Why, 1939, sir,” the bell boy answered with a sincere smile and laugh.

As Quentin Talbot approached the ball room, he remembered where he had seen the woman in the black and white photo in his hotel room before.

It was at the Dashwood Forrest Art Gallery in London last autumn.

It was an oil painting where the subject was Thessalonike of Macedon who was Alexander the Great’s half-sister.

Talbot entered the ballroom and there on what appeared to be a throne was seated Thessalonike of Macedon.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Saturday June 20th
2020.

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Vera Lynn

June 18, 2020 at 9:20 pm (Culture, Entertainment, History, Music, News, Obituaries, Personal essays) ()

R.I.P. Vera Lynn (March 20th 1917 – June 18th 2020) the British singer who was called England’s Sweetheart and the English Nightingale during World War II for singing such inspirational songs as We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover, There’ll Always Be An England, and Lily Marlene.

She died on the 80th Anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s This Was Their Finest Hour speech (that Churchill delivered on June 18th 1940).

80 years later was the day England’s Finest Singer went to her Heavenly Abode.

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The Name of The Rose

June 11, 2020 at 10:52 pm (Commentary, Culture, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, Poetry) ()

Cities on fire
Statues torn down
First slave traders and genocidal kings
Then Philadelphia abolitionists
and Boy Scout founders
next all Maria’s favourite things

The center cannot hold, Yeats wrote
Mere anarchy is loose upon the world
The best seem to be dead and gone
The worst prefer fire to right a wrong

Solve and coagula
Motto of Freemasonry
written on the arms of Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet
In Latin, solve means to dissolve
Coagula means to congeal and coagulate
It means to tear down
And then build anew
Reduce to rubble
and start again

Such has always been the belief of a certain style of dreamer
From John Locke to Rousseau
Men who could philosophize
But a tabula rasa in the real world just doesn’t harmonize

They tried it in France in 1789
Robespierre’s reason turned to terror sublime
A reign where human blood became a French red wine
They tried it in Russia in 1917
Bloodbath and famine became the “new serene”

Mao’s Cultural Revolution – a change to even the score
And Pol Pot strolled across piles of skulls to reach Utopia’s shore
Now they’re trying it again in America in 2020
A failed optical vision test × infinity aplenty

Madness reigns
Despot’s gains
Devil’s games
Satan’s plains

The Bard wrote, A rose is a rose by any other name
Dreamers’ dreams become nightmares
Their heaven on Earth built in vain.

As for me I’ll seek the rose

For a dreamer’s new Earth is soul’s loss but a demon’s gain

-A poem written by Christopher
Thursday June 11th 2020

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Barack Obama’s BBC Interview

June 5, 2020 at 10:46 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Politics, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

Barack Obama’s BBC Interview

Former U.S. President Barack Obama was being interviewed by the BBC’s Sir Valk Zisvay Humphreys.

“One final question before you go, Mr. President,” Sir Valk Zisvay Humphreys ate a delivery sandwich from Brucie’s Baloney Parlour, “With this intense global Covid-19 lockdown going on all over the world, do you think it’s possible that there are a great many people who are becoming totally unhinged and outright crazy as a result of being locked down in their homes?”.

“Yes, Sir Valk,” Obama nodded, “I think it’s been happening in great droves. For example there’s one lunatic in your own country who thinks that just because Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to erect a 666 foot statue of himself in the Virginia state capital of Richmond that this is somehow going to affect my own popularity on the continent of Africa. And when confronted with this logic (or lack thereof), one’s first thought is, what does this have to do with the price of tea in China? Or even the price of asphalt in Afghanistan for that matter?”.

“It doesn’t make much sense,” Sir Valk Zisvay Humphreys started choking on his Brucie’s Baloney sandwich.

“No, it doesn’t,” Obama agreed, “And the same lunatic also thinks that there’s been no civil wars happening in Libya or Syria since 2011. If there was no civil war happening in Libya, then how did Col. Muammar Gaddafi die as a result of being seized off the back of a truck by a mob and having a red hot poker shoved up his ass? If there was no civil war in Libya, then how come the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked in 2012 with 4 people being killed and 10 others were wounded? If there is no civil war in Libya, then why are two different governments claiming sovereignty over the entire country? A government in Tobruk headed by Marshal Khalifa Haftar the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army. And a government in Tripoli called the Government of National Accord headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarrad?.”

“What about the non-existent Civil War in Syria as the lunatic claims?” Sir Valk was starting to feel a sudden attack of diarrhea as a result of eating the Brucie’s Baloney sandwich.

“If there is no Civil War in Syria,” Obama shook his head, “then why were chemical weapons used against civilians in Syria? Were the authorities just hoping to find a way of finally ending the world’s longest cribbage tournament which was going on in that country? And why did I threaten to launch missile attacks against Assad if there was no civil war going on and no chemical weapons attacks against civilians? Was it just because I happened to have a bad day on the golf course? And how did Daesh (the ISIS Islamic State) manage to seize such a large swathe of Syria and start beheading Christians if there was no Civil War going on at the time? Why did millions of Syrians flee their country and start immigrating to Europe if there was no civil war going on? Did they just suddenly start developing a hankering for the many different varieties of European climate?”.

Sir Valk Zisvay Humphreys realized that the formerly white seat of his white chair was now coloured a very vivid brown.

He looked over at the clock.

It was approaching the 11th hour.

Two U.S. Episcopalian priests dressed in drag and both reading books titled Carl Jung’s Theory of Projecting Onto Others were likewise undergoing attacks of diarrhea from having eaten Brucie’s Baloney Parlour Sandwiches.

“On the plus side,” Barack Obama smiled, “British MP Renfield R. Renfield says I’m cool enough to be the Antichrist. Whereas both Bill Gates and Ralph Northam are too dull, bland and boring to be the Antichrist. Not of course that I am the Antichrist. Michelle probably wouldn’t let me. She’d figure that if I became the Antichrist, I might use that as an excuse to stop doing chores around the house.”

“So, what are your plans for the rest of the day?” Sir Valk Zisvay Humphreys asked whose own immediate plans included changing his underwear.

“Well, I’ve been asked to livestream a performance of reciting Mark Antony’s I’ve Come To Bury Caesar Not To Praise Him speech from William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to a high school graduating class holding their ceremony over the Internet, ” Obama smiled, “a speech laden with sardonic irony.”

Sir Humphreys looked over in the direction of his news producer’s office where the producer’s dog Caesar had eaten the rest of the sandwiches in the delivery bag from Brucie’s Baloney Parlour.

The dog Caesar was now doing an instantaneous colour redecorating of the producer’s office furniture and floor.

Sir Humphreys reckoned that the producer would likewise be giving an I’ve Come To Bury Caesar Not To Praise Him speech before the day was over.

But one a little less laden with sardonic irony.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Friday June 5th 
2020.

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Boston U. 1950 Grads, Churchill’s Finest Moment, Lee’s Removal and Northam’s Ozymandias Failure

June 4, 2020 at 10:47 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, Politics, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , )

Boston U. 1950 Grads, Churchill’s Finest Moment, Lee’s Removal and Northam’s Ozymandias Failure

70 years ago today on June 4th 1950, Boston University President Daniel Marsh told graduating students “if the current television craze continues, we are destined to have a nation of morons.”

He made that statement back in the days of the golden age of television when they actually had good programs.

British MP Renfield R. Renfield told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, “His prophecy came to past. 70 years later, America is a nation of morons.” 

And it was 80 years ago today on June 4th 1940 that Winston Churchill made one of the greatest speeches in recorded history, his WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER SPEECH.

80 years later, most of the leaders of the world are all unofficial graduates of the Bungling Bozo Institute of Clowns.

From the UN to the WHO to the Vatican to the White House to Joe Biden’s basement campaign headquarters where the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee was longing to get back on the campaign trail again so he’d once again be able to start sniffing the hair of the woman who happened to be standing next to him.

Meanwhile in the state of Virginia, Virginia’s demagogic Democratic Party state governor Ralph Northam (part of a vastly overpopulated breed of Neo-Marxist-Leninist freaks, weirdos and crackpots who now make up 95% of U.S. Democratic Party politicians- mayors, state governors, Presidential nominees and quite possibly even dog catchers) announced that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee (the man whose portrait hung in the Oval Office along with that of Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin back in the days when Dwight D. Eisenhower worked there as President) would be removed from the state capital of Richmond.

A round of applause erupted at the press conference when Gov. Northam announced that the statue would be removed thus showing that Boston University President Daniel Marsh’s prophecy of a “nation of morons” had indeed come to pass (the late American novelist John Kennedy Toole might have referred to Ralph Northam’s contemporary 21st century Virginia as “a confederacy of dunces”).

Talking to an aide in his office later as Gov. Northam burnt incense in front of small statues of Baal and Baphomet, his aide asked him what he might replace Gen. Lee’s statue with.

“I’m thinking of erecting a 666 foot statue of myself there and commanding all the citizens of the state to come and worship it,” Gov. Northam smiled.

At that moment, Gov. Northam received a text message from British MP Renfield R. Renfield telling him that he was “too bland and boring to be the Antichrist”.

“What how dare Renfield tell me that I’m too bland and boring to be the Antichrist?” Northam foamed at the mouth, “After all I’ve been trying to use this pandemic to shut every public house of worship in this state down.”

Another text message came in on dopey demagogue Northam’s smart phone.

Northam threw his phone against the wall, “That was Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who just text messaged me a photo of himself wearing blackface and asking me, “How’s it going, bro?”.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Thursday June 4th
2020.

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Mephistopheles and The Billionaire

May 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm (Commentary, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

Mephistopheles and The Billionaire

An American billionaire stood in his home with a glass of wine in his hand.

He was startled to see a demon standing there.

The demon seemed to radiate an aura of class and seeming elegance.

He did not have grotesque or ferocious features but from the expression on his face, he seemed to have the most sinister look that the billionaire had ever encountered in a demon.

“Who are you?” He asked.

“I guess you haven’t seen me before,” the fallen angel helped himself to a glass of port, “you’ve mainly had contact with Baal and Baphomet the patron demons of the U.S. Democratic Party. I, however along with the demon Mammon, am one of the two patron demons of the U.S. Republican Party. I am Mephistopheles.”

“The fallen angel to whom Faust sold his soul?” The billionaire inquired.

“I must someday thank Christopher Marlowe and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for all the free publicity they have given me,” Mephistopheles smiled, “otherwise most would probably never have heard of me. I needed a scientist’s soul at the time and so I sought Faust’s.”

“Baal is patron demon of child sacrifice, Baphomet is patron demon of sexual perversion and abominations, Mammon is patron demon of greed but what are you, Mephistopheles, patron demon of?” The billionaire asked.

“I am the patron demon in charge of promoting racial and ethnic hatred,” Mephistopheles smiled and pointed at the TV screen.

The sound was mute but the visuals were of CNN showing rioting and looting in various cities across the U.S. ostensibly as part of protests protesting the murder of Afro-American George Floyd by white policeman Derek Chauvin who kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; 2 minutes and 53 seconds of which occurred after Floyd became unresponsive.

“You know,” Mephistopheles examined a rare vase on the mantelpiece, “I’ve been told of the reaction of Charles Manson the hippy commune leader of the group known as the Manson Family as he’s busy roasting away on his barbecue spit down in Tartarus. As you know, dear old Charlie was hoping to start a race war by arranging for the Tate-LaBianca murders of August 9th and 10th 1969. This he knew because he imagined the lyrics of the Beatles song Helter Skelter told him so. Sadly for poor Charlie, the Tate-LaBianca murders never led to the apocalyptic race war he was wanting. And now thanks to policeman Chauvin’s murder of citizen Floyd, the race war for which dear old Charlie always longed may have finally started. I heard Manson wept tears of joy as he was turning over on the open flames just below his spit when he heard the news of what is currently happening in America in the last week of May 2020. Sadly for dear old Charlie, all those tears weren’t enough to put out all those flames.”

“There’s a Hell?” The American billionaire seemed surprised, “I’ve met Pope Francis on a few occasions and he assures me there is no Hell.”

Mephistopheles said nothing but put the vase down and just smiled.

He stood gazing at a replica of a Basil Hallward portrait painting of Dorian Gray.

“The racial tensions in America are now coming to a head and this Covid-19 pandemic has produced the flammable material necessary for the final spark,” Mephistopheles smiled, “This lockdown of two months plus people losing their jobs as the economy tanked has managed to produce a substantial mass psychosis. Psychosis and stupidity had already hit most of the leaders of the world first when this pandemic started. That’s why they made all the numerous bad decisions and stupid statements they did which just aggravated their populations’ anxiety and approaching mental breakdowns. Unlike King David or King Solomon, they never bothered getting down on their knees and asking the Creator of the Cosmos for wisdom and guidance in this matter. Instead they forbade gatherings in places of worship all over the world. You can’t have people talking to the Creator of the Cosmos in public. Citizens must render on to Caesar what is Caesar’s and in this century also render what is God’s on to Caesar. On this, politicians of all political stripes seem to agree. As for America, you’ve had numerous people spitting, coughing and sneezing on Asians for months since a certain leader kept blaming the Chinese people themselves for the virus and numerous folk who followed the pronouncements or should I say the tweets of this leader took matters into their own hands or should I say out of their own mouths and noses. And then the numerous tensions between whites and blacks that have gone on for centuries since slavery was first introduced as an institution in the American colonies. And then of course self-proclaimed “real Americans” have often hated or regarded with contempt those of a Latin American background. Even though California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado, Nevada and even Utah was land that white Americans originally stole from Mexico. To say nothing of the land white Americans stole from Native American tribes.”

“Are you here to give me a history lesson?” The billionaire asked uneasily.

“No, I’m here to proclaim the possible end of America,” Mephistopheles smiled, “It was in July 1620 that the Mayflower left Plymouth, England carrying Puritan pilgrims to eventually arrive in what is now Provincetown Harbor in November 1620. That marked the beginning of what became known to history as America. Now 400 years later it appears that America has been tried in the balance and found wanting.”

Mephistopheles stood up and showed himself out.

The billionaire fiddled with the remote and turned to another channel.

The 1972 musical drama Cabaret with Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York was being shown.

It was the scene in a German beer garden where a Hitler Youth member sings,

… “But somewhere a glory awaits unseen 
Tomorrow belongs to me
Tomorrow belongs to me…”

-A vampire novel chapter 
written by Christopher
Saturday May 30th
2020.

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A Distant Mirror

May 28, 2020 at 10:43 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, Gothic, History, International Intrigue, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , )

A Distant Mirror

The Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka standing in front of a mirror in her London apartment over a 100 years ago.

Back in 1912, the immortal Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka had obtained a job as a stenographer to Britain’s Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey.

Grey’s career as UK Foreign Secretary lasted exactly 11 years from December 10th 1905 to December 10th 1916.

When Sir Edward Grey went to receive his seals of office as Foreign Secretary from King Edward VII on December 11th 1905, a dense fog hung over London; a fog so thick that Grey had to use the pavement kerb to feel his way from Buckingham Palace back to the Foreign Office.

Eleven years to the day, he was back at the Palace, this time to relinquish his seals of office to King George V.

And London was once again shrouded in fog.

It was as if the fog at the start was a foreshadowing of what was to come and the fog at the end were teary mists rising from the earth at the cataclysmic event which transpired when Grey was Foreign Secretary.

That cataclysmic event occurred on what otherwise felt like a beautiful summer day in early August 1914.

The date was August 3rd.

Tanaka had a desk in Grey’s office where she was close at hand to take notes and then write letters and dispatches.

It had been a busy month in the British Foreign Office starting with the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina on June 28th 1914.

That assassination exacerbated tensions among the Great Powers throughout Europe.

Austria had issued an ultimatum to Serbia on July 23rd.

Sir Edward Grey himself had tried to put together a group among the Great Powers to mediate the crisis on July 24th and July 25th.

But from July 25th to August 2nd, Russia, Germany and France were already starting to mobilize their troops.

Austria herself declared war on Serbia on July 28th.

Grey worked around the clock to stop an Austro-Serbian War from becoming a Pan-European War.

And even worse a world war.

Which would be what would happen if Germany invaded Belgium to attack France.

For in the 1839 Treaty of London, Britain had agreed to support Belgian neutrality and would come to Belgium’s defence if attacked.

Of course Britain was not just the United Kingdom.

Britain was an Empire.

Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were self-ruling in terms of home internal affairs but their foreign and defence polices were still determined by London (and would be the case until the Statute of Westminster in 1931).

And of course that was also the case for Britain’s numerous other non self-ruling colonies.

So if Britain were to enter this war, a quarter of the globe would follow.

It would be a world war.

But Grey was working around the clock night and day to stop that possibility.

Tanaka sat at her desk on stand-by.

Never had she dreamed that she would be so close to history being made.

That evening of August 3rd 1914, a friend of Grey’s the journalist John Alfred Spender the editor of the Westminster Gazette came to join the Foreign Secretary in his office.

Just as the sun was going down, the phone rang.

“It’s the German Ambassador to London,” Grey whispered to Spender as Tanaka read his lips.

Grey listened and said nothing.

Then he hung up the phone.

His face turned ashen white and he stood up and went to the window and looked out saying nothing.

Spender, concerned about his friend’s health and mental state, decided to break the silence by pointing out that beyond Saint James’ Park (which the Foreign Office window faced) “the first of the gas lights along the Mall are being lit.”

Whatever Grey was meditating on was broken by the statement.

Grey turned to look at his friend, blinked and said, “What was that?”.

Spender repeated, “It’s dusk. And the first of the gas lights along the Mall are being lit.”

Grey turned to look and then remarked sadly, “The lights are going out all over Europe. And we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

Tanaka had gone home that night.

She stood looking down at the sink below her mirror.

And as her own light shone brightly below her mirror, Grey’s words came back to haunt her, “The lights are going out all over Europe. And we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Thursday May 28th
2020.

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