It is interesting that the word “Donald,” from ancient Welsh, means “world ruler.” I have never considered this prophetic, but who knows? Nor do I consider this dolt to have such capacity. Donwallo Malmutius is the mythic early lawgiver of the ancient Britons, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth. He was not a very good lawgiver, known for the ritual of trial by combat apparent in Shakespeare’s Richard II. If my own name is not an add-on for some family servant, I and the Donald might even be related! It is of course not clear that the McDonalds are related to the Scottish Trumpster. That is how I came to inquire into the meaning of the name, which came into use among the “Scots,” who are really some blend of the Picts, the immigrating Irish and the Northern Welch, who scattered to the Western part of the Island of Britain after the defeat of Arthur, about 532 A.D.
There is a very funny ancient rivalry between the McDonalds and the Campbells, the very families that spawned the burger and soup companies. They massacred a bunch of us just three hundred years ago. But then my guys were on the wrong side, supporting the King in the Revolutionary war, down there in South Carolina. We even make a page in the history books, the stupid Tories! They seem to have escaped to Detroit and then Canada, as I am about to do. In Canada, believe it or not, none of this excrement is occurring, people shot daily in the streets, infinite spy-marketing, and a growing majority indifferent to the now obviously rising fascism. They are less oblivious than we of our own Bill of Rights, and twenty years behind us in corruption. I should get back over before they wise up and build a wall, making us pay for it. Free speech will end on January 20. My hope is that my guys came directly from Scotland to Canada, and were never Tories.
We also appear in Shakespeare’s MacBeth, where the “murderous Mac Donwald” is “unseamed” from the knave to the chops by MacBeth, the tyrant of the play, and yes, the villain. That ought keep his mouth closed! Those things are of course historical, as recorded by Holinshed to have occurred one millennium ago, in the Eleventh century. McDonald is the Irish spelling, which we adopted quite late, in Canada. Mc of course means “son of.” And who knows, the way that guy gets around, a bit Like Hamlet’s Claudius!
This dolt must be ruled, either by the Republicans, the fascist right or the Russians, as he does not have the ruling principle within himself. This fact is extremely dangerous for our nation: Electors consider. He is taking his appearance from the Republicans, who are trying to use him to promote the ancient partisan agenda- with which we centrists are in agreement. But every time one looks for his own platform, it is fascist right down the line, with every single point exact. Machiavelli of course, in his “The Prince,” teaches something like this use of appearance: one is to be a fox and a lion, but use the appearance of the human. The used car salesman or real estate success motivation speaker is not nearly so sophisticated. A nation raised on how to win friends and influence people by spending one’s brief life in bullshitting, to whore ones face and oneself for money and call this the character we admire and the ability to govern men, well, we will be open prey the Bigger Bullshitter! That, indeed is the defect of our education, and not what Machiavelli describes in II,ii of his Discourses as the defect of their education.
References: Geoffrey of Monmouth, History of the Kings of Britain, II.17.
Geoffrey, writing about 1129-1151 is more historical than we imagine. One might check with the locals and the monks about Avalon- the “Apple Island” around Gloucestershire when the water was higher around Glastonbury Abbey. That would become apparent if someone, after twenty years, would take up my cue and search for the grave of King Lear (Leir) on the banks of the river Soar, right there in the oldest section of Liecester, which is of coarse the “city of Lear.” Lud-don is the “city of Lud,” etc.
One more point from Geoffrey I just cannot resist: Guennevere is from York, Where Constantine the emperor who wrote the edict of Milan in 313 A.D. had been crowned in the household of his dying father Constantius just a century and a half before Arthur. Constantius is the husband of St. Helen, the mother of Constantine, who started up the recovery of the relics and Christian cites here at the beginning of the middle ages, when the Roman empire becomes Christian. This Constantius, as distinct from the later one, is the Roman emperor, then one of four, to have ceased the ten persecutions of Christians between Nero and Diocletian. Thee is a famous scene recorded by Eusebius where he pretends like he is going to make the Christians confess for execution, then keeps all these who would face death and fires all the old servants who would have helped kill them. So Guinevere comes from York with possible imperial lineage and marries Arthur in the generation just after Aurelius Ambrosius, and Ambrosius is the surname of Merlin. He is also the bother of Uther Pendagon, who snuck in to visit Cornwall’s hot wife. The Battle of Baddon is in 516, according to Gildas and Nennius. The French writer, following Geoffrey, fills in the Lancelot story. The nation goes into decline, due to the advance of the invading Angles, with many like Gildas having fled to Brittany, and the west scattered to the Western side of the Isle, later to become the Welch, (and make grape juice!). Here the Dark Ages descend upon the region, cut off from the Roman empire and the declining Western Civilization. Hence, the history of Athur was preserved only among the Welch, most of whom could not write, certainly no better than St. Patrick! Patrick too was one of the last of the ancient Roman Christian Britons, an Aristoi develoed from 300- 532 A.D. whose memory gives us the imagination of the Medieval Christian Knights.
Livy, The Early History of Rome, 5.34 (about 390 B.C.).
I am quite proud to be the guy who figured that these were the Galicians of South Poland, if that is true!