War is Father
WAR IS FATHER.
It’s said in the Greek theogony that everything sprang forth from Chaos. From Chaos you get Gaia the Earth who than gives birth to Ouranos the Sky. It’s through the copulation between Sky and Earth that we get the Olympians. Through the pairing of Zeus and Hera is Ares, the God of War. It’s rumored perhaps, the Greek theogony is inspired by the Greeks conquering the original inhabitants of Greece and merging their two pantheons together. The residual of conquest. The question that arises is how do you settle the theogony with important Heraclitus fragment, “War is the Father and King of all; some he has shown to be gods and others men, some slaves and some free.”
War itself is actually considered to be a daemon, a divine embodiment, by the Ancient Greeks. If you look back to the primordial development of mankind, you realize that War is much older than the Gods. I don’t claim to know the divine theogony, but when the first creations of man are stone and wood technology, before even fire. All three coming before the development of language, you realize that War is perhaps, extremely important to man. The first men you see, were engaged in the true struggle: the struggle to survive. War finds himself King, being the first and ultimate trade of man. To make it in this world, you have to FIGHT.
There is a cliche expression that we stand on the shoulders of giants and this is true. The first men had to deal with prehistoric beasts and other species of man in their struggle to survive. In this struggle, they weren’t the strongest, but they became the most skilled at WAR. Before any of the modern developments of mankind, there were men who figured out how to use stone and wood to make spears, axes, and the like. In their struggle to survive, they had to learn to excel at and master the ultimate trade. They had to think outside the box to win, their ingenuity was a virtue in this time as it still is today.
What the first men discovered is a primordial liking to war. Oswald Spengler tells us: “human history is war history.” No matter how much leftists wail against this, you can’t change it. We tell our history by the battles and wars that took place. By the great men and conquerors. Not by anything else. This is the standard of mankind. It’s how we judge nations, peoples, and men. How well can they make war? What great things have they accomplished through war?
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