Perhaps, in all of human history, there is no greater figure who symbolizes the struggle for ethnic nationalism than Arminius (18 BC – AD 21), a Germanic chieftain of noble blood who was trained in the Roman military as a lieutenant and served under General Publius Quinctilius Varus.
As we witness the purge of monuments commemorating famed Confederate figures, we should be reminded that lessons learned from historic people and events are gifts handed down from the past. The story of Arminius has largely been swept under the rug since World War II due to nationalist overtones and a result of his legacy being celebrated by the German Third Reich. Along with the whitewashing of his legacy, so goes any enlightenment his story might bestow.
Arminius was born into an expansionist period of Roman history. The Roman Republic had fell just a few years before his birth, establishing the period of Roman imperialism. In just a few centuries, Rome had expanded from city-state to world superpower status, with provincial governorships as far away as Spain, France, and throughout the Mediterranean. Her imperial appetite was whetted by earlier conquests of Gaul, and she had her sights on the tribes of Germania. Strategic alliances with Germanic tribal nobility were made during this period, and young men such as Arminius were recruited into military service in the Roman Legions. The purpose of the Roman-Germanic alliances was to exploit the rivalries between various tribes by offering power and wealth to those who swore allegiance to Rome. What seemed, at the time, an effective tactic for governing an expanding empire would ultimately be the chink in the Roman armor that led to disastrous and humiliating defeats.
What followed when Arminius rose to prominence was a decisive ambush and slaughter of three Roman Legions at the Battle of Teutoberg Forest in 9AD. Choosing loyalty to his Germanic folk over the power and prestige of Roman citizenship, Arminius used the tactics he had learned in his Roman military training to lead Germanic forces in a rout against those invading legions.
The historic details of Arminius’s life are no secret and there is plenty of information online about the Roman-Germanic wars. So for brevity’s sake we will summarize thusly: Rome wanted the Germanic lands, Rome exploited loose ethnic cohesiveness amongst tribes to expand the empire, Rome adopted egalitarianism in its military ranks and granted status and citizenship to worthy Germanic warriors, and ultimately the strength of ethnic brotherhood led to bloodshed and slaughter when those Germanic men chose honor and kinfolk over power and prestige.
In its imperialistic days, Rome was instituting an early form of “globalism” with stark parallels to modern Weimarica. The empire attempted to absorb otherwise hostile peoples by granting them citizenship and the promise of prosperity – a sort of “open borders” approach to expansionism and globalism. The short term gains intoxicated the Romans and the “barbarian” tribes alike. Roman shortsightedness, however, was their undoing.
Today we must draw these parallels and recognize the resurgence of identitarian politics and the reasons for them. Ethnic and nationalist loyalties have always trumped wealth and prosperity in the long run. History has proven this time and time again. As white nationalists, we must at once learn from Arminius, as well as, the failings of Rome. We must see examples like the Haitian Slave Rebellion and the turbulence of American post-Civil War history and understand the consequences of harboring “the enemy within” our borders.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of young black men are recruited into the egalitarian social welfare program that is the American military. They, like Arminius, are being trained in the tactics of our armed forces that could ultimately be used to destroy the white race if something isn’t done soon. It is already well documented that black street gangs throughout the nation are establishing a presence in the US military for that very purpose.
Below is an excerpt from a 2011 FBI report (also linked above):
Many street gang members join the military to escape the gang lifestyle or as an alternative to incarceration, but often revert back to their gang associations once they encounter other gang members in the military. Other gangs target the U.S. military and defense systems to expand their territory, facilitate criminal activity such as weapons and drug trafficking, or to receive weapons and combat training that they may transfer back to their gang. Incidents of weapons theft and trafficking may have a negative impact on public safety or pose a threat to law enforcement officials.
How many individual cases of Islamic sympathizers who have served in our military committing terrorist acts do we have to endure before the pattern starts becoming clear If nothing else is apparent, this harrowing point should be – American imperialism and western globalism are not manifestations of white ethnic glory, nor are they moralistic expressions of enlightenment ideals being used to create a lasting peace. At its peak, the Roman Empire was lulled into a sense of security during the “Pax Romana,” a period of relative peace. But the very same ethnic turmoil that is eroding everything all around us today was lying under the surface of the Pax Romana. It took a few hundred years for this relative peace to give way to the “Dark Ages” in Europe. But history proves it abundantly clear that there was no “Utopia” resulting from Roman imperialism and egalitarianism. Everything ultimately crumbled.
It is maddening to see history repeat itself while westerners gorge themselves with the “diverse” foods and “enriching” cultures of this globalist insanity. It is infuriating to see white men offering our women to the brown hordes as some form of sacrifice for white guilt. The Romans would have done well to learn from the lessons of Arminius and push all other ethnic tribes out of the empire, even if that meant shrinking back to an ethnocentric city-state on the Italian peninsula.
There is, however, a simple solution – and a very elegant one at that. Our white nations belong to us. Africa for the black man, Asia for the Asian man. We have to take it all back before it is too late.