On October 23, Netflix is releasing a German-made production called “Barbaren”. That means “Barbarians” if you hadn’t guessed. Here is the trailer for it.
Music choice is absolute shit and the tribes would’ve never called themselves “Barbarians” — but it’s cool to see the Romans speaking Latin and us German.
It is about the battle of Teutoburger Wald. Teutoburg was the site of a battle in 9 AD between Germanic tribes and the Roman Empire in which the latter had their cheeks viciously clapped. The decisive victory of Germanic people, crushing three Roman Legions, permanently halted the advancement of the Western Roman Empire. Leading the battle and unifying the tribes was Hermann der Cherusker. Although most of the world would call him “Arminius”. A Germanic-blood, Roman general who turned on Rome.
In the 1800s, during the unification of Germany, Hermann was seen as an important figure; symbolizing Germanic unity and freedom. Of course, after WW2, he became a lot less promoted in the West due to being symbol of Nationalism. In 2009, there was a “celebration” to mark the 2000th anniversary of the victory at Teutoburg. As you may expect, it was not a celebration truly worthy of the occasion, because you couldn’t do anything that could be interpreted as not hating yourself for being German.
I don’t have any intention of watching “Barbaren” but it’s cool that there is finally going to be a series that (allegedly) is a pro-Germanic stance against the Roman Empire. I’m sure that, since it’s Netflix, it will be poz’d somehow that I’m not yet aware of beyond making Thusnelda a hardcore warrior princess.
I’m glad there is a (allegedly) pro-German take because the academic love of Rome and Greece is nothing short of anti-white propaganda. And there are so many pro-Roman TV shows, movies, and books.
Rome and Greece are, I believe, often seen by academia as more like the Western Asian and North African civilizations at the time. Perhaps that’s not really an inaccurate assessment, but the point there is that they don’t really see them as being European.
A lot of History professors I had and a lot of armchair historians I meet REALLY like Rome and Greece, whilst shitting on the “Barbarians” as culture-deprived, brutal savages to the north who never did anything but fuck things up and destroy “the Greatest Civilization of all time”. They also always provide all sorts of complex reasons why “If X hadn’t have happened, Rome would not have fallen!” and how the fall of Rome (Usually west, but also Byzantium less often) was apparently this terrible thing that caused “The Dark Ages”. Making matters worse for them, us “Barbarians” stole all of their ideas and technology and warfare tactics!
I believe that Rome and Greece (especially Athens) appeals to these anti-whites for two simple reasons.
The first is that they aren’t really seen as white (and enslaved Germanics and massacred Celts, the epitome of white) but created art, technology and architecture that is of a high-standard that we would recognize as distinctly European; but the second is that the Greco-Roman civilizations harbor much of the origins of the politics in which the anti-whites today hold sacred.
The most obvious is that Rome and Greece were the ultimate civic nationalists. Vast empires that, specifically where Western Rome is concerned, considered all of the various ethnic groups who lived within their borders to be one people; to be “Roman”. Alexander and his generals LARP’d as the people they conquered (“assimilated”). The Greek civilizations were also much more open to homosexuality; I don’t think I need to say any more about that as you all know of the Spartan warriors and such. Another huge point is that Rome was a Republic and Athens literally invented democracy; believed by globalists and all other manner of anti-white today to be the only legitimate type of government. You might say “but the left are against imperialism!”. Tell them about a country that doesn’t believe in anal sex or democracy and watch what devoted imperialists they become! It is important to note that when these people say “imperialism”, what they actually mean is “white supremacy”.
To the anti-whites, the Greco-Roman world was “proof” that people of many ethnic groups can be successfully “united” under a banner of civics and proposition, lead by “non-whites”, whilst maintaining the high-civilization with high technology, bustling cities of beautiful art and architecture and a rich mythology. But the only reason it failed, is for the same reason we don’t have utopia right now in our multi-ethnic societies: Racists. Nationalists fucking everything up. If only the stubborn Germanics and Celts would’ve assimilated to Roman culture instead of their petty tribalism! If only Alexander’s generals hadn’t been such chauvinists seeking to rule their own corners! Everything would’ve been just fine!
From the academic Historian’s perspective, Hermann was that racist who ruined everything. He betrayed the glorious Rome to save his own ethnic group; his blood. Something they see as totally pointless.
Unlike the Greco-Roman world, Germania (as well as the Celts and Slavs) had an entirely different attitude to globalist virtues that Rome believed in, and anti-whites do today. Instead of “tolerating” or outright revering homosexuals, pederasts and effeminate men, they were thrown into peat bogs to hide the shame they brought to our people, whilst enemies of the tribe were hung by roads on trees to set an example. Instead of endless hedonism and materialist indulgence brought about by a bustling economy of international trade, our people preferred to live simple lives and found solace in nature and among each other. We understood the dangers of systems like democracy, and instead placed the utmost value on courage, honor and strength; to accuse someone of being a coward in ancient Germania and Scandinavia, was one of the most serious accusations that could be made against them. Women stood behind the men in battle, prepared to kill themselves and all who would flee rather than to surrender and become slaves to Rome or anyone else.
And of course, Hermann himself. Hermann betrayed Rome to free his own blood and wound up impregnating Thusnelda. She was then captured by the Romans and taken to Rome. Her son never knew his father, and was later killed by the Romans in a gladiator pit. Tacitus wrote that Hermann was driven mad by Thusnelda’s capture. He was completely overcome with grief and never remarried.
Contrast this with the Greeks and the Romans. Who saw women as but property who if they were raped, it was always considered the woman’s fault and but property damage to her father or husband. People who engaged in all kinds of degenerate sexual behaviors and orgies and knew seemingly nothing of loyalty to their wives and husbands.
It is the legacy of Hermann der Cherusker that I believe illustrates the greatest difference between Germanic people and the Mediterranean; between the nationalists and the internationalists today: Love. Love is the only force I know of that could have driven Hermann and the Germanic tribes to do what they did. The Greco-Romans were driven by pure hedonistic materialism, as are all the degenerates screaming for open borders, LGBT rights and fat-acceptance today. A throw-away society of selfish, nihilist indulgence not unlike our own today.
It is the reason why Hermann betrayed Rome and was driven to madness over the loss of his wife.
The absence of it among the Romans is the reason why Brutus was perfectly willing to kill his own sons, who had been loyal to the monarchy, at the establishment of the Republic to prove that his loyalty was to the state and not to his family.
It is also for this reason that it is not a coincidence that Fascism (authoritarian civic nationalism) originated in Italian minds and National Socialism (ethnicnationalism) is from Germans. It is for this reason that even today, racial tribalism in the Italian nation is low — their sense of unity still comes from civic and religious platforms and is why Italy sees such high turnover in governments and ruling coalitions and are subject to so much infighting.
I believe it is passed time we reassess which people were truly “barbaric” and which were truly “civilized”.