Originally posted 9 January 2017
During its healthy centuries (during those centuries before subversive inundation of Middle Eastern corruption), Rome stood out among the other, for this reason mostly vanquished, peoples by merit of two important factors. The first was a healthy cultural identity and a strong tradition of preserving custom and upholding values. This was common to all successful peoples in that more honest and natural (more harsh and demanding) epoch, and forms the basis first of the tribe and then of the kingdom. It was also the prerequisite, however, of that second notable quality that made Rome unique, and that acquired universally their Latin term to describe Imperivm.
Balanced with Rome’s own strong traditions and identity, held up with careful discrimination to ensure its compatibility with the above, Rome was never afraid to recognize and learn from the successes of others. Time and again history shows the direst of circumstances being met with the greatest of determination, and the best-learned lessons. Faced with the most powerful navy in the Mediterranean in the hands of Carthage, Rome learned from them and beat them at their own game. Clueless in horsemanship and the cavalry arm, Rome recruited and learned from the warriors of the Celts and Germans, and adopted the all-important stirrup from the Persians. As close to annihilation at Hannibal’s hands as they had ever been, the Romans’ will remained strong and their study of the man who hounded them resulted in the stratagem to force his hand. In all of these, the Romans were not throwing away their own culture or neglecting their traditions but preserving them through the use of compatible ones directed towards those preserving ends.
Even this pictured mosaic of the legendary Alexander is not a work of Macedon, nor of Hellas, nor even of the wider Hellenistic realms of the east and beyond: this is a Roman mosaic, and it all comes down to this: Rome respected, and the Imperivm consisted of the holistic synthesis of, A Winner. Alexander was not a Roman: but he embodied everything the Romans respected most, so this culture hero was one that they sought to learn from in order to preserve their culture.
But by the time of Rome’s rise, Alexander’s successor kingdoms had all dwindled and eclipsed, and for very good reason: ignoring their divine king’s words of this quote-image, they failed to discriminate between adaptations conducive to their culture and those detrimental to it. And many centuries later, when Rome, too, collapsed from within, it was for having pridefully neglected this same admonition in turn.
Look at it from the perspective of our modern countries, from whose cultural rubble even the confused bedlam of the late Hellenistic eastern crossroads seems a stable and healthy paradise. We, too, are encouraged to have role models, to uphold teachings and habits of other lands and tribes – with one all-important difference:
These things pushed on us by a globalist (read, anti-nationalist) media playing at ideological pimp or moralistic dealer do not want us to be strong – or whole. Or, forget about Imperivm or a kingdom – even a tribe. Even a people.
Thus, they hold up to us role models that are LOSERS (and this does not preclude them from being rewarded by this media on the vulgar material plane which is their foredoomed dwelling place). Favoured and fashionable faux-cultures that are WEAK, preferably that are SLAVISH on top of that. Indeed, in the West’s Christianized (and thus, Judaized) confusion of upended slave-morality, ‘Victim’ is even unconsciously an implicit synonym for ‘Righteous’. State-educated youth are conditioned to want to be victims. To want to have sicknesses, disabilities, grievous mental illnesses. Can you see the pattern being exposed here? Truly – you can tell a lot about someone’s intentions for you by the people and peoples they wish you to emulate.
So, tonight you’re hearing it from me: we of RWP want you to emulate Alexander. We want you to emulate the healthiest era of Rome. To take inspiration from higher rather than lower sources: the Iliad, the Aeneid, the Nibelungenlied, Béowulf, the Táin Bó Cúailnge, the Bhagavadgîtâ, the Hagakure, le Morte Darthur, the Eastern Front. Beethoven, Brahms, Lizst, Wagner. Shakespeare, von Goethe, Pound, Yeats, Hamsun. Breker. Where ever you search for your Inspiration, make it the search for higher things, things that will enhance you as a person and prepare you to carry on the sacred Fire of civilization. Because if you pursue anything less than Victory in the Struggle that goes on whether you care to acknowledge it or not – you will find yourself snuffed out. You see, the leftist poison of moral relativism aside, all of your choices are important. And this certainly includes your choice of heroes.