Niccolo Machiavelli On The Habit of Jealously Of The Papacy Toward Those More Powerful In Italy: It's The European Union's Turn Now

The following words of Niccolo Machiavelli can easily be applied to the actions of the Modern day papacy who did their best to replace the Divinely Ordained Authority of the Holy Roman Emperor with that of the United Nations and European Union. Once these man-made political entities become too powerful for the papacy which is becoming more apparent after each passing day Rome will soon do their best to destroy these man-made entities as well. This may explain Pope Benedict’s urgent call for a True World Political Authority. The Papacy needs help in opposing the rise of the all too powerful European Union

"It has to be remarked that it was invariably the custom of the popes to be jealous of those whose power in Italy had become great, even when its growth had been occasioned by the favors of the church; and as they always endeavored to destroy it, frequent troubles and changes were the result. Their fear of a powerful person caused them to increase the influence of one previously weak; his becoming great caused him also to be feared, and his being feared made them seek the means of destroying him. This mode of thinking and operation occasioned the kingdom of Naples to be taken from Manfred and given to Charles, but as soon as the latter became powerful his ruin was resolved upon. Actuated by these motives, Nicholas III contrived that, with the influence of the emperor, the government of Tuscany should be taken from Charles, and Latino his legate was therefore sent into the province in the name of the emperor." Niccolo Machiavelli History of Florence and the Affairs of Italy


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