Brussels and Matamoros

No, not in Mexico. I was thinking about the original.

St. James, the Hammer of the Moors (literally). He is not the image of St. James the brother of Jesus that most of us think about.  But after the attack in Brussels, I wonder just how much closer Santiago Matamoros is coming to Northern Europe. How often can people be kicked before they lash out, attacking anyone who is associated with the cause espoused by the kicker?  How often can people be hit before they hit back at anyone who looks like their attacker?

Santiago crossed the Atlantic and appeared in Latin America and other Spanish colonies:

Santiago Matamoros. How long until he rides?  And can the governments of western Europe control their people when the people lift that hammer on their own?  Can any government control its people when the people say “No more?”

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3 thoughts on “Brussels and Matamoros

  1. ” And can the governments of western Europe control their people when the people lift that hammer on their own? Can any government control its people when the people say “No more?””

    The answer to the first is no. And the answer to the latter is… possibly, if the government can a) stay ahead of the people in saying “no more” and b) convince the people that said government knows what it is doing; they can at least direct the peoples action into desired avenues. If on the other hand the government insists that the problem is not actually a problem, well…

  2. I think he’s got the armor on, and it riding… Re bearcat, look at Hungary and Poland… At least the governments there read the handwriting and got behind/with the people!

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