I may have shared this previously, but even if I did, it’s worth a re-visit: Florian Schmitz seeks to live, to the greatest extent possible, according to the model of his forebears of c. 1900. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for this young man! I wish there were a version of this video with English subtitles.
It is of course true that “you can’t go home again”; alterity (the state of being other or different, otherness – particularly with respect to the differences between our present age and earlier times) is a real thing. However, sometimes you can bring the best parts (or at least, adapt or interpret them) of the past into the present.
Sometimes, perhaps often, we should!
Lack of respect for, and connection with, the past, our traditions – Tradition itself – is a major piece of our present malaise. A tree cut off from its roots cannot be healthy, and will soon wither. The same is true of a culture or society. And we in the West are increasingly cut off from our past, our traditions, our cultural heritage: and not accidentally; all too often, intentionally, as part of a focused program of social engineering.
What this young man is doing is an act of creative rebellion against the modernist / post-modernist machine, and I salute him for it.
Update / Nota Bene: A friend of mine advises me that it is possible to get a translation by adjusting one’s YouTube settings to “Close-captioned,” set subtitles to German, and then select the translation function to English. The resulting machine translation is clunky, imprecise, and a little hard to follow, but it allows a non-German-speaker (like me) to get at least the gist of what Florian is saying. Many thanks, Angela!
Just for fun! Beautiful Bavarian folk-singing by some young women whose voices are just as lovely as their persons.
“Tonight the Brandenburg Gate is illuminated in the colours of the Union Jack to commemorate the victims of the attack in Westminster.”
Now, if both countries can just get their acts together with respect to limiting egress by the people that do the sorts of despicable deeds we saw in Westminster…!
Source: The Mad Monarchist: The Crisis in Germany
“The Germans must, absolutely must get out from under the shadow of Nazi Germany and World War II. That is positively never going to happen in the current system because the current republic only exists because of Nazi Germany. Let me be perfectly blunt about this: the Federal Republic of Germany is not a government or a country or a nation, it is essentially a political apology. It exists only to serve as a vehicle for guilt, shame and to continuously milk the German people like they were no more than cattle in order to give money and resources to non-Germans. Patriotism is considered evil, national pride is evil, even considering the German people worthy of survival is now being considered evil… this is not a healthy mindset for a people and is, in fact, quite dangerous. If you don’t care about the suicide of the German nation, you should, because sometimes suicides take others with them when they go.”
More than a year old, now, but just as cogent and applicable as when it was written.And yes, I know this is the Anglophilic Anglican, not the Germanophilic one! But I have as much German ancestry as I do English, and furthermore, as The Mad Monarchist points out, it is absolutely correct that “if you don’t care about the suicide of the German nation, you should, because sometimes suicides take others with them when they go.” If, as he accurately indicates, the available choices presented to the German people by their government, media, and other so-called “elites” are between the spectre of Nazism and mass immigration leading to cultural and demographic replacement, the Nazis are eventually going to seem like the lesser of two evils.
Fortunately, there is an alternative: the restoration of the German Monarchy. Continue reading “The Mad Monarchist: The Crisis in Germany”