European civilization has been plagued with cowardly and traitorous cucks for millennia. While cucks—who offend cosmic justice, impugn the dignity of themselves and their kin, and try to derail the destiny of the West—now proliferate, this has not always been the case. One of the more famous passages of Tacitus’ Germania details how the ancient Germanics used to deal with undesirables:
Proditores et transfugas arboribus suspendunt, ignavos et imbelles et corpore infames caeno ac palude, iniecta insuper crate, mergunt. Diversitas supplicii illuc respicit, tamquam scelera ostendi oporteat, dum puniuntur, flagitia abscondi.
(Traitors and deserters are hanged on trees; cowards, shirkers, andsodomites are pressed down under a wicker hurdle into the slimy mud of a bog. This distinction in the punishments is based on the idea that offenders against the state should be made a public example of, whereas deeds of shame should be buried out of men’s sight.)
Cucks unfortunately are no longer “buried out of men’s sight.” As a character in Jean Raspail’s The Camp of the Saints quipped about the subversive cucks who now plague—and always have plagued—Western civilization:
You know * * * there’s a very old word that describes the kind of men [they] are. It’s “traitor.” That’s all, [they’re] nothing new. There have been all kinds. We’ve had bishop traitors, knight traitors, general traitors, statesmen traitors, scholar traitors, and just plain traitors. It’s a species the West abounds in, and it seems to get richer and richer the smaller it grows. Funny, you would think that it should be the other way around.
Traitors pose as an existential threat to the West, and this is why Corneliu Codreanu once opined that if he had only two bullets and was presented with a foreign enemy and a domestic traitor, he would shoot the traitor twice.
Cucks have always been hated by European peoples since Europeans inherently take pride in making a heroic last stand for their kin and not pathetically groveling to one’s enemies. Both Thucydides and Tacitus wrote about cucks in the History of the Peloponnesian War and Germania, respectively. The chief ancient cucks are arguably Alcibiades and Flavus.
Alcibiades was an Athenian statesman and military leader. He grew up in a fabulously wealthy family—and thus had the ancient equivalent of a trust fund—, received the best education money could buy—and thus was indoctrinated to be a subversive SJW to his people, for one of his teachers was Socrates—, and he was paid to lobby for the interests of foreign powers. After being the equivalent of a neocon cheerleader who convinced the Athenians to invade Sicily (the entire Athenian force was slaughtered or enslaved), Alcibiades defected to Sparta to avoid being put to death by the enraged citizens of Athens.
When the Spartans asked Alcibiades why he should not be put to death by them because he is either an Athenian or a traitor—and the Spartans appreciated neither—, Thucydides quotes the Athenian cuck to show how he wormed his way out of being offed:[L]ove of country is what I do not feel when I am wronged, but what I felt when secure in my rights as a citizen. Indeed I do not consider that I am now attacking a country that is still mine; I am rather trying to recover one that is mine no longer; and the true lover of his country is not he who consents to lose it unjustly rather than attack it, but he who longs for it so much that he will go all lengths to recover it.
The Spartans spared Alcibiades’ life, which was a mistake: Alcibiades eventually impregnated the Spartan king’s wife. At this juncture, the Athenians wanted Alcibiades dead for messing up the Sicily Expedition, and the Spartans wanted him dead for acts of moral turpitude. Alcibiades thereafter defected to Persia, since the entire ancient Greek world wanted his head on a stick. Alcibiades eventually betrayed Persia as well, and he ended up being shot with an arrow—which was then considered a cowardly way to die. (“Cowardly bow” was how Plutarch described such weaponry.)
Alcibiades lived for no one but himself and betrayed his people—and his adopted people—time and time again.
The other cuck of antiquity is the brother of Arminius. Arminius (a/k/a “Herman the German”) was a Germanic prince who was forced by his parents to join the Roman military for political purposes. However, Arminius’ allegiance to his kin never wavered.
Between 58-50 B.C., the Roman Republic slaughtered and enslaved what Julius Caesar estimated to be one million people. After the Romans began making incursions into Germania—which was threatened with a similar fate as Gaul—, Arminius tricked Publius Quinctilius Varus into leading three entire legions of Roman troops into a trap: nearly all of the 20,000-30,000 Roman soldiers were slaughtered or enslaved during the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest which occurred in 9 A.D.
The Romans gave up their idea of colonizing Germania, but Germanicus and eight Roman legions were nevertheless sent to Germania to punish the Germanic tribesman for standing up to Rome. Present with Germanicus was Flavus—the traitorous brother of Arminius.
In 16 A.D., eight Roman legion (approximately 40,000 soldiers) approached Arminius’ forces, and the two armies were separated by the Wester River. Tacitus recounts that Arminius saw his brother with the Romans and the duo began yelling at one another. Arminius demanded that Flavus return to his people, while Flavus demanded that Arminius make peace with the Roman Empire. Despite the Romans having previously captured Arminius’ wife and newborn son and promising their release and riches if Arminius betrayed his people like Flavus, Arminius would have none of it. As was noted by Tacitus of the shouting between Flavus and Arminius:
Flavus insisted on “Roman greatness, the power of the [emperor] * * * the mercy always waiting for him who submitted himself * * *.” His brother [Arminius] urged “the sacred call of their country; their ancestral liberty; the gods of their German hearths; and their mother, who prayed, with himself, that he would not choose the title of renegade and traitor to his kindred * * * to the whole of his race in fact, before that of liberator.”
What eventually happened to Flavus the cuck is unknown. As for Arminius, he was enshrined in Germanic legend and myth—scholars believe that Arminius was the inspiration of Sigurd the dragon slayer as depicted in the Volsunga saga and the Nibelungenlied.
There have been cucks, there are cucks, and there will always be cucks. The future, however, belongs to those who will fight for it—which cucks will not do since the same requires personal sacrifice. People like Alcibiades and Flavus, after all, are nothing more than footnotes in history books—while heroic champions like Arminius live on in the hearts and souls of the Men of the West and will inspire generations for years to come.