2000 years later, the soil is still enriched with Roman remains, legions of young soldiers were slain and emptied, the crimson liquid which fueled their Earthly vessels flowed freely, feeding the voracious German soil.
Under the command of Quinctilius Varus, three Roman legions were unwittingly lured into the Teutoburg forest by a twenty-five-year-old German transplant from the Cherusci tribe, Arminius.
There, they were surrounded by wily Germans employing guerilla tactics with devastating success, eviscerating the unprepared Roman force. Survivors of the massacre likened their elusive attackers to ghosts, attacking and vanishing, melting back into the forest, only to reappear at another position.
Varus and the other officials committed suicide, as was the Roman custom, however, the soldiers that remained fought bravely, knowing they were surrounded and faced certain peril. The doomed soldiers made every attempt to fight as a disciplined unit while they were being slaughtered like hapless cattle, but they eventually fell into disarray; only a handful made it back home.
The Traitor Arminius
As a young boy, Arminius and his brother were plucked from their home in a rural German village by Emperor Augustus’ soldiers, then raised as citizens. As a young man, Arminius swore his allegiance to the Roman Empire before becoming a soldier.
Absorbing the foreign-born into their society was a common practice for the Empire, but was Rome naive to trust these subjects? Would they remain loyal when the shit hit the fan?
They were decidedly wrong in the case of Arminius, a costly mistake which arguably may have been the Empire’s death blow.
In establishing the rooted bedrock of the West, a concept first pioneered by early Greeks, the plucky Roman Republic transitioned into a mighty Empire, solidifying Western dominance and advancing the civilized world.
A deep adoration is owed to the Romans and their vast lineage of unique Emperors, as they introduced such a volume of substantial innovations and “every-day” essentials to Mankind.
The first known aqueduct was commissioned by Appius Claudius Caecus, an esteemed Roman censor who was also responsible for Rome’s first road. This was an essential game-changer, not only for wealthy aristocrats, bathing in illustrious marble bath-houses, while being doted on by a bevy of half-naked servant chicks, but for many others in and around the Empire.
Romans were no longer restricted by the limitations of a stationary water source, freshwater and sewage were mobile and this greatly advanced society, the workforce, and tremendously reduced germ-related illness.
The implementation of the aqueduct, like so many other Roman innovations, has been a valued impetus for human progress.
Several other noteworthy developments by the industrious Romans were concrete, newspapers, books, highways, and roads.
Rome was not only the bustling epicentre for law and classical education, amidst a myriad of other consequential disciplines but their panache for warfare protected their vast Empire.
Rome was an oasis of safety surrounded by an inhospitable desert of barbarians and unforgiving terrain.
With so many advantages, it’s difficult to imagine that the Roman Empire could have ever fallen, as it did. So why did it?
Arminius, the German boy, raised as a Roman, was drafted into the army and became an official Roman Knight. They did everything humanly possible to earn his devotion and loyalty.
Arminius served with distinction – however, innate loyalties to his homeland led him to lead Varus and his soldiers to certain death, ceasing any further expansion into Germany.
Although Arminius didn’t enter the Empire voluntarily, he did decide to follow his new country’s customs and benefit from all of its advantages.
Those that migrated into Rome did so for the safety and opportunity that their homeland couldn’t provide, they were the benefactors of Roman ingenuity, hard work, and sacrifice. These were substantial factors, however, they didn’t equate to having skin in the game, if they could address the same concerns elsewhere, they might have.
As more barbarians migrated into the Empire, the pressure to assimilate subsided exponentially, until there were societies within society. One of these peoples were the Goths who desperately sought protection in the Empire to escape out from under the thumb of the savage Huns.
Eventually, the Goths grew contemptuous of the Romans and sacked the Empire, the first of several sacks which ultimately led to Rome’s demise.
Before Rome reached colossal proportions and imbibed a consequential number of foreign subjects, it consisted of several tribes recently freed from the ruling kings of Etruscan royalty.
From the earliest stages, Rome valued freedom and democracy, demanding a particular way of life for its citizens and although they had some deep divisions, the betterment of the nation was never in question.
“Cling fast to (virtus), I beg you men of Rome, it is a heritage that your ancestors bequeathed you. All else is false and doubtful, ephemeral and changeful; only virtus stands firmly fixed, its roots run deep, it can never be shaken by any violence, never moved from its place.”
At the core of Roman culture were certain values that were specific to the people and this naturally induced a sense of exceptionalism and pride.
Romans fiercely promoted Constantia, an innate sense of purpose and determination that was rigorously practised by every good citizen. This was one of the defining characteristics that belonged to the original Romans.
Romans also shared a deep respect for divine order and sense of duty, being extremely proud of their people and country.
Like most dominant civilizations, Roman culture was guided by a healthy respect for masculinity, and they understood the values indicative to men such as War and Conquest, Law and Administration, Governing, Reasoning and Ethics, etc.
When in Rome
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do” – I’m sure everyone is familiar with this statement. It was a reflection of a proud people, from common plebs up to influential aristocrats, they were delighted to transform barbarians and foreigners into revered Roman citizens.
Their attempt to let outliers in on something substantial was categorically naive since these strangers could never really adopt Roman superiority and they’d eventually succumb to the biological urge for elevating their kind, usually at the expense of their gracious hosts.
Rome was dead before it ever lost on the battlefield; a country’s strength is in its identity and common loyalties. Although possible, it defies nature to defile your people or land.
A strong nation must remain sovereign & ethnically homogeneous, or die from the inside out. -AV
Migrants poured into the Empire and permeated its institutions, thus diluting the parent culture and infecting it with unappealing affectations. Romans mistakenly believed that people were interchangeable and foreigners would be loyal by default.
Especially after being offered the opportunity to become a full-fledged Roman, the most preferable people on Earth.
People of all Western nations, your culture is your identity and without an identity, you cease to exist.
There is an expanding amount of catastrophic consequences directly attributed to marginalising our culture in an attempt to accommodate failed third-world customs and quasi-values.
Why aren’t Westerners extremely troubled by being reduced to “puppets of shame”, too pathetically timid to forcefully declare that “This is our country and this is how we live – assimilate or leave, we fucking demand it. Our children will inherit the same great nation that our grandfathers died to provide for us.”
Don’t be naive – mass immigration, by today’s lack of standards, is nothing less than your replacement, it’s war!
Alexander is the founder and editor of The Far Right Report, news website dedicated preserving European heritage.