We all want a Caesar, but perhaps, we need a Fabius
Yes hello, today I would like to talk about one Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, known to us as FABIUS. He was made dictator of Rome in response to Hannibal’s invasion of Italy. Fabius took a lot of flak during his tenure as dictator. He was known by his nickname, The Delayer. The Romans believed he was a coward, that he didn’t want to fight Hannibal. At one point, they thought he was in the pockets of Hannibal when the Carthaginian burned all Patrician lands, but spared Fabius’s property. At this point in the war however, Hannibal was doing everything possible to get Rome to replace Fabius. But the Romans didn’t replace Fabius, they made a second dictator, Minucius.
The two argued over how to run the legions. Minucius wanted to take turns, each day, at being in command. Fabius turned this down and instead, recommended they divide their forces. Minucius was HOT for a direct attack on Hannibal after he had an early victory against some Carthaginians while Fabius was away, tending to domestic religious rites. Minucius got his chance for a battle and was swiftly defeated by Hannibal. Fabius came to his aid and saved the legion. Minucius — who many believed would start a conflict with Fabius — showed that he had some character in him and apologized to Fabius, allowing him to retake command of the legions.
Fabius’s strategy against Hannibal became known as the Fabian Strategy to history. He was extremely patient with his Romans who were doing everything to get him to engage Hannibal, to do something, which he seemed to refuse. Fabius was concerned only with saving Rome. He recognized the genius of Hannibal immediately and understood that Rome did not have a chance of winning if they kept throwing legions at him. So what he did was buy time. Buy time for the Romans to recover their losses while also bleeding Hannibal’s limited resources. He never directly engaged Hannibal, but his legions would shadow his movements never allowing the Carthaginians to rest.
Many of Fabius’s strategies became the basis of what we call guerrilla warfare today. He always took the high ground. Stayed far enough from Hannibal for direct engagements, but not far away enough to harass him. He used scorched earth, as well as, went after foragers and Hannibal’s weaker allies. You may call him the divine spirit of the guerrilla fighter. I’ll admit, when I first heard of Fabius, I didn’t really care for him. The reason for this is I was very much interested in Hannibal. How wild is it to take an army through the alps and then dominate Roman legions for ten years. The man made it to the gates of Rome, but couldn’t seal the deal.
The reason he couldn’t seal the deal was in part due to the Fabian strategy buying Rome the time it needed to regroup and take the fight to Carthage. Hannibal himself is reported to having respected and feared Fabius’s strategy. There are always many factors at play during war. Just because you’re the best, doesn’t mean you’re going to win. Some can argue that George Washington himself employed the Fabian Strategy during the War for Independence. It’s a strategy one should consider when you’re on home turf.
Everyone wants a Caesar to rain down thunderbolts upon our enemies, but perhaps, what we really need is a FABIUS.
For a long time, our side has been looking for a Caesar. During the Trump presidency, we all wanted him to cross the rubicon. Trump ended up not being that man. There’s no one even on the radar who has the potential to be a Caesar. The problem is we all want that man of power to rise like some walking God-man and throw thunderbolts as the 500 names, but that doesn’t manifest out of nothing. There’s been a complete misreading of our situation. If you want to be in the WARRIOR RELIGION, you have to start thinking like a warrior.
What is our current situation? We’re besieged on our home turf. We’re completely outmatched, almost in every way. The enemy holds all the keys to all the doors. No matter what you do, the country only moves left. The enemy has so much arrogance that it is openly hypocritical and uses that power to further demoralize our side. How do you get a Caesar to go off when he has no power?
You have to start looking at globohomo as Fabius looked at Hannibal during the Second Punic War. He knew his people were outmatched, but there’s more than one way to victory. Fabius started his dictatorship by telling the Romans that the Carthaginians were not superior to the Romans. Rather, their early defeats came because the Romans had neglected their worship of The Gods. They had to immediately correct this mistake to improve their fortunes. It’s hard sometimes for moderns to understand the Pagans relationships with their Gods. They had a saying in Rome concerning worship and sacrifice: “I give so that You may give.”
The Romans were a people who believed in signs and superstitions. They saw sacrifice and ritual as contractual agreements made with The Gods. If something didn’t go their way, they believed it was because of some error made during the rituals. One of the first things Fabius ordered as dictator was a massive sacrifice to honor The Gods. He also had a curious belief in the numerological power of the number three. During the many festivals he demanded be celebrated, he made sure citizens spent exactly 333 sesterii and 333 denari. Wat means? We must look into the power of the number three and give proper devotion to God.
These acts like Fabius are very powerful. I recommend we follow them immediately to get God on our side. In addition to appeasing The Gods, he made sure the Romans didn’t lose hope and belief in their superiority. You have to believe you’re superior and you have to believe you can win. One strike against the man was that after old age had taken him, he became a very vocal opponent of Scipio who eventually got the title “Africanus” after his victory against Hannibal. After so long of being patient and cool headed from years of attacks against his character, his old mind was probably fed up by that point.
We who worship the Unknown God and His doctrines of nature understand that war history and strategy compose an important part of our Holy Texts. If you want to be a warrior, you must fight, you must study tactics and strategy. The great men and war heroes we still remember today are divine and key to imparting greatness in ourselves.
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