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THE MAFIA (The Global Mafia)

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

(Il Mano Nero)

I awoke up this morning and finally realized WHY I have been guided to Castallammare del Golfo, home of the Mafia God Fathers and why I have been working this mafioso energy for the past three years! I remember the first summer I came to Castellammare three years ago I overheard policemen talking to the young people in the park with their ANTI MAFIA campaigns explaining how these were NOT men of honor. I remember visiting the mafia museum and seeing the real bloody bodies and car bombing remains and stoping to pee (there are no rest areas in Sicily) on my way to Palermo where the two judges were killed in Capaci when their car exploded. I have seen the Godfather a thousand times and came to learn that Michael Corleone was based on Giuseppe Bonanno, affectionally called Joe Banana in the USA, born in Castallammare and who rose to power after the Castallammarese War in New York between Maranzano, also from Castallammare and Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria. Maranzano who called himself the boss of bosses was also referred to as Little Ceasar since he based his Mafia maneuvers on the same practices and traditions of Ancient Rome. He was assassinated by Lucky Luciano. This cleared the way for “Joe Banana” to create the Five Mafia Families that divided the US into their territories. Joe Banana was one of the few Mafioso heads that died in his bed of old age in Arizona. He wrote the book Men of Honor.

I heard from a local here in Castallammare that it was a hub for the production of Heroine which was flown daily from Sicily to New York then sold by the five families throughout the USA. This paesiano lamented these days gone by recalling how peaceful Castallammare was then because the carbonaire kept the peace because no one wanted any trouble. I remember having Mafia boss friends back in the seventies in Mondello. One invited me to dinner and my boyfriend, who was a local Fisherman, told me to go because it would be an insult if I refused. So I went to a beautiful restaurant that was empty and we were attended by five waiters. After a few glasses of wine I clicked the class and struck a note laughing and my “date” told me I had a beautiful voice and asked me if I would like to become a famous singer. Realizing that this was within his power and just what that meant I politely declined. After dinner I thanked him and we respectfully went our own way. Free Will was honored.

Sicily being a beautiful Island in the center of the Mediterranean Sea has a long and brutal history having been occupied by most every foreign super power from the Phoenicians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Normand, Arabs, Spaniards and now Rome (Italy). Salvator Giuliano from Montelepre was a handsome young Bandito considered to be an outlaw and mafioso but after spending several days and night with a beautiful young journalist from Sweden he began to receive attention for his true motives. He was trying to free the Sicilians, his people from yet another foreign power…Italy, or the power of Rome. He even wrote a letter to President Truman asking for the US to claim Sicily as a Territory. But he met with a bloody death….or so they say.

Apparently Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia rose out of the need for the Sicilians to be protected from the injustices of these foreign governments. In short perhaps the mafia was born out of the good intentions, an attempt to find some kind of justice in our unjust world. In a Perfect World perhaps there would have never arisen the need for the mafia. The young girl at the Anti Mafia museum told me that they wanted people to see that it wasn’t all glamorous like in the Movie The God Father. I reflected on this as I made my way down the street to Teatro Massimo where the tragic conclusion of Godfather Trilogy was filmed. I had just bought the trilogy and had been watching it..again. I don’t see how any in their right mind could not see this as a tragedy. True they cut out the very last moments of the final scene when Micheal dies alone and falls on the ground. But anyone who really understands the character arch of Michael Corleone can see it is a tragedy rivaling Shakespeare's MacBeth. We see the downfall of a good man though his own inner character flaw: his need for revenge. We can SEE how the egos of all this these good fellas, wise guys, men of honor led to a never ending sea of blood bathes and mob wars that destroyed not only them but many their own children. These tragic figures are so poetically depicted by Mario Puzo.

We all know that this type of mafioso family rule has occurred through out history. Ancient Rome is just one example but as God Father III suggests Vatican Rome is even darker than Cosa Nostra which is small potatoes in comparison. Is it then so difficult to belief that there are mafiosa families that make up the “black hand” of power that runs our planet? Is it so far fetched to entertain the idea that powerful families control all the money and pull the strings of every government, world leader, military and police forces and world wide? That they control medical organizations, billion dollar pharmaceutical companies institutions of higher learning? Is it possible then to conceptualize that these mafioso families have no respect for life or the free will of anyone but only serve themselves and their own personal gain? Is it possible that they would impose anti life draconian mandates to clear the real estate and reduce the surplus population? Could it be possible that they would deliberately destroy a country’s economy so they could move in with their global corporations, running family owned and operated businesses out of business so they would not have any competition? Is it possible that they have ALL the politicians in their pockets, along with every military leader and police official through the power of the black magic curse of money? Could their control over ALL the banking systems pollute these systems with their bribes or intimidation tactics? Could they even pay assassins to “Wack” those who threaten to “rat” them out? Is this really so far fetched??? If you ask me coming to the realization that our planet is and has been historically run by mafioso families and tactics is the only rational explanation for why our planet is in the mess that it is in. Perhaps it is time for Woman of true honer, peace, integrity, compassion, love, tenderness and nurturing to step forward to heal the trauma that our Earth and humanity has incurred at the hands of this misguided Capos!