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“In the Americas, Charles sanctioned the conquest by Castillian conquistadors of the Aztec and Inca empires. Castillian control was extended across much of South and Central America. The resulting vast expansion of territory and the flows of South American silver to Castile had profound long term effects on Spain.”

Dear Mr. President;

Now that you have received your first Art Lesson, time for your Bible lesson. To begin, have you given Pope Francis a jingle to reassure him you are not a complete nincompoop? This would be a good idea because you got the Catholic vote. I know so-called Evangelical leaders are blowing sugar up your ass, but, they are fake Protestants. You need to study William of Orange, Pope Adrian, and Charles Quint. These Dutchman ruled much of the world, and founded the City of New York, naming it New Amsterdam. Get Huckabee away from you, pronto, and hold a private dinner with these Dutch families. No publicity stunts. It’s about them.

Then there are those Zionist Jews, and Zionist Christians who want you to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Well, you unqualified yourself by counting THE PEOPLE. It is forbidden to count Jews. You and Spicer got off to a real bad start. But, you didn’t know. This is why I should be your Spiritual Advisor – and your Art Buddy!

My kindred, Gottschalk Rosemondt, was a very good friend of Pope Adrian, who led the Inquisition in Holland by request of his Bible student. He was the tutor of Charles Quint whose cote of arms is  seen next to Rosemondt’s Rose Name, that looks very much like the rose emblem of the Swan Brethren that today, only Hollands royalty can wear, except, this rose is in full bloom. This suggest Rosemondt is the Master Rose Swan.

Rosemond is the Master of Louvain, and the Falcon Art College. He is a Renaissance Art professors and theologian that I found frozen in time, he waiting for almost four hundred years for a gifted ancestor to be born, an artist and theologian that could recognise him, a Lily amongst the thorns. Here is he motto on the rose:

2:2. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Sicut lilium inter spinas sic amica mea inter filias

The Emperor of Mexico was kin to Charles. You need to apologize with this Wall Insult. You are in a position to build the first American Empire, and thus you can not FAKE it. You need a plan. You need to know what you are doing! You walled yourself in with your need to win the election. You won! You owe the Ignorant Wall Lovers – NOTHING! They had their thrill. They are done with their victory dance – and so are you! Be a real Builder. Be a patron of the Arts like most of the Habsburg rulers. Respect yourself!


Jon Presco

It’s forbidden to count Jewish people. When they needed to count Kohanim in the Beit HaMikdash (Temple), each one stuck out a finger and then they counted the fingers. Why didn’t they just count the people directly? Our Sages explain: “Because it is forbidden to count Israel, as is written ‘The number of Bnei Yisrael will be like the sand of the sea, which shall not be measured….'”

The concept is a mystical one: The Ayin HaRah (‘evil eye’) holds sway over anything counted. Attaching a number to something limits it, and thereby limits its capacity to receive blessing. The census taken in the time of King David brought catastrophe: “David insisted, ‘Go count Israel’…And G-d brought a plague on Israel…70,000 died….”

From the case of the Kohanim, however, we see that it’s OK to count objects – e.g., fingers – which substitute for people. Moses counted the people through the ‘half-shekel’ that each one donated; King Saul counted them using lambs. Today, when counting the ten people required for a minyan, it is customary to recite the verse, “Hoshia et amecha…” (Psalms 28:9) which consists of ten words.

Charles V (Spanish: Carlos; French: Charles; German: Karl; Dutch: Karel; Italian: Carlo)[a] (24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and the Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1506. He voluntarily stepped down from these and other positions by a series of abdications between 1554 and 1556. Through inheritance, he brought together under his rule extensive territories in western, central, and southern Europe, and the Spanish colonies in the Americas and Asia. As a result, his domains spanned nearly four million square kilometers[3] and were the first to be described as “the empire on which the sun never sets“.[4]

Charles was the heir of three of Europe’s leading dynasties: the Houses of Valois-Burgundy (Netherlands), Habsburg (Holy Roman Empire), and Trastámara (Spain). He inherited the Burgundian Netherlands and the Franche-Comté as heir of the House of Valois-Burgundy. From his own dynasty, the Habsburgs, he inherited Austria and other lands in central Europe. He was also elected to succeed his Habsburg grandfather, Maximilian I, as Holy Roman Emperor, a title held by the Habsburgs since 1440. From the Spanish House of Trastámara, he inherited the crowns of Castile, which was in the process of developing a nascent empire in the Americas and Asia, and Aragon, which included a Mediterranean empire extending to Southern Italy. Charles was the first king to rule Castile and Aragon simultaneously in his own right, and as a result he is sometimes referred to as the first King of Spain.[5] The personal union, under Charles, of the Holy Roman Empire with the Spanish Empire resulted in the closest Europe would come to a universal monarchy since the death of Louis the Pious.

Because of widespread fears that his vast inheritance would lead to the realization of a universal monarchy and that he was trying to create a European hegemony, Charles was the object of hostility from many enemies.[6] His reign was dominated by war, and particularly by three major simultaneous conflicts: the Habsburg-Valois Wars with France, the struggle to halt the Ottoman advance, and the Protestant Reformation resulting in conflict with the German princes.[7] The wars with France, mainly fought in Italy, resulted in recovery of territory lost at the beginning of his reign and included the decisive defeat and capture of Francis I of France at the Battle of Pavia in 1525. France recovered and the wars continued for the remainder of Charles’s reign. Enormously expensive, they led to the development of the first modern professional army in Europe, the Tercios.

The struggle with the Ottoman Empire was fought in Hungary and the Mediterranean. After seizing most of eastern and central Hungary in 1526, the Ottomans’ advance was halted at their failed Siege of Vienna in 1529. A lengthy war of attrition, conducted on his behalf by his younger brother Ferdinand, continued for the rest of Charles’s reign. In the Mediterranean, although there were some successes, Charles was unable to prevent the Ottomans’ increasing naval dominance and the piratical activity of the Barbary Corsairs. Charles opposed the Reformation and in Germany he was in conflict with the Protestant Princes of the Schmalkaldic League who were motivated by both religious and political opposition to him. He could not prevent the spread of Protestantism and although he won a decisive victory against the Princes at the Battle of Mühlberg, 1547, he was ultimately forced to concede the Peace of Augsburg of 1555, which divided Germany on confessional lines.

While Charles did not typically concern himself with rebellions, he was quick to put down three particularly dangerous rebellions in the vital territories of Castile, the Frisian lands, and later in his reign in the port city of Ghent. Once the rebellions were quelled the essential Castilian and Burgundian territories remained mostly loyal to Charles throughout his rule.

Charles’s Spanish dominions were the chief source of his power and wealth, and they became increasingly important as his reign progressed. In the Americas, Charles sanctioned the conquest by Castillian conquistadors of the Aztec and Inca empires. Castillian control was extended across much of South and Central America. The resulting vast expansion of territory and the flows of South American silver to Castile had profound long term effects on Spain.

Charles was only 56 when he abdicated, but after 34 years of energetic rule he was physically exhausted and sought the peace of a monastery, where he died at the age of 58. Upon Charles’s abdications, the Holy Roman Empire was inherited by his younger brother Ferdinand, who had already been given the Austrian lands in 1521. The Spanish Empire, including the possessions in the Netherlands and Italy, was inherited by Charles’s son Philip II. The two empires would remain allies until the 18th century.

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