EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the latest wave of leftist “wokism” that attacks Ancient Greek institutions and traditions.  They started with “Black Athena”; they continued with a series of misinformed attacks on everything Greek, and they are now aimed at one of the most glorious of our ancient traditions, Sparta.  Thanks to DNA studies, we defeated permanently the most severe attacks of the Left and earlier anti-Greek, primarily German, historians who were suggesting that we are a different biological race than our ancestors… As the American military is disintegrating, this latest attack on Sparta will also fail as it seems to be guided mostly by “flashy” so-called “facts, intended mostly to impress rather than to analyze. But its main aim is to attack the “warrior class” that is threatening the Left…

I will let one of our readers with military background answer it (below).  But it would be a good idea if the Mayor of Sparta in Greece or other relevant institutions issued a response…

“In all modern Marxist take-over models, a strong, warrior-minded military, rooted in the culture and history of its nation, is a huge obstacle to the ideological defeat of western democratic representative republics. 
The elite WOKES and their policy and media apparatchik must accomplish a transformation of the US military to seal America’s downfall into political, economic, and social slavery enforced by the Marxist socialist-collective state and its anti-capitalist, anti-religious, anti-natural law, anti-family, anti-free speech, anti-masculine (and lately anti-woman), and anti-self determination ideologies. 
Since GHW Bush (who opened the doors), our military has been increasingly radically feminized, homosexualized, and neutered, especially under Clinton and Obama—and now transgenderized under Biden. Only the Big Orangeman said “NO MAS” to all of it. 
Biden’s current Secretary of the Army has stated that she believes that a “warrior cult” is dangerous (translation: that’s code for beware of white males).  
She also appears not to like that 80 percent of new recruits are from military families and would presumably resist Marxism- thus giving a green light to the recruiting of every weirdo who can be identified as diverse. 
The aim of the Foreign Policy article isn’t to trash Sparta, it’s to trash the very warrior class which will always terrify America’s NeoMarxists”.



source: foreignpolicy.com

Spartans Were Losers

The U.S. military’s admiration of a proto-fascist city-state is based on bad history.

By , a historian specializing in the Roman economy and military.
A competitor dressed as a Spartan warrior takes part in the 2010 Tough Guy race in England, as fire rages in the background.
A competitor dressed as a Spartan warrior takes part in the 2010 Tough Guy race in England, as fire rages in the background.

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The Athenian historian Thucydides once remarked that Sparta was so lacking in impressive temples or monuments that future generations who found the place deserted would struggle to believe it had ever been a great power. But even without physical monuments, the memory of Sparta is very much alive in the modern United States. In popular culture, Spartans star in film and feature as the protagonists of several of the largest video game franchises. The Spartan brand is used to promote obstacle racesfitness equipment, and firearms. Sparta has also become a political rallying cry, including by members of the extreme right who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Sparta is gone, but the glorification of Sparta—Spartaganda, as it were—is alive and well.

Even more concerning is the U.S. military’s love of all things Spartan. The U.S. Army, of course, has a Spartan Brigade (Motto: “Sparta Lives”) as well as a Task Force Spartan and Spartan Warrior exercises, while the Marine Corps conducts Spartan Trident littoral exercises—an odd choice given that the Spartans were famously very poor at littoral operations. Beyond this sort of official nomenclature, unofficial media regularly invites comparisons between U.S. service personnel and the Spartans as well.

Much of this tendency to imagine U.S. soldiers as Spartan warriors comes from Steven Pressfield’s historical fiction novel Gates of Fire, still regularly assigned in military reading lists. The book presents the Spartans as superior warriors from an ultra-militarized society bravely defending freedom (against an ethnically foreign “other,” a feature drawn out more explicitly in the comic and later film 300). Sparta in this vision is a radically egalitarian society predicated on the cultivation of manly martial virtues. Yet this image of Sparta is almost entirely wrong. Spartan society was singularly unworthy of emulation or praise, especially in a democratic society.

To start with, the Spartan reputation for military excellence turns out to be, on closer inspection, mostly a mirage. Despite Sparta’s reputation for superior fighting, Spartan armies were as likely to lose battles as to win them, especially against peer opponents such as other Greek city-states. Sparta defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War—but only by accepting Persian money to do it, reopening the door to Persian influence in the Aegean, which Greek victories at Plataea and Salamis nearly a century early had closed. Famous Spartan victories at Plataea and Mantinea were matched by consequential defeats at Pylos, Arginusae, and ultimately Leuctra. That last defeat at Leuctra, delivered by Thebes a mere 33 years after Sparta’s triumph over Athens, broke the back of Spartan power permanently, reducing Sparta to the status of a second-class power from which it never recovered.

Sparta was one of the largest Greek city-states in the classical period, yet it struggled to achieve meaningful political objectives; the result of Spartan arms abroad was mostly failure. Sparta was particularly poor at logistics; while Athens could maintain armies across the Eastern Mediterranean, Sparta repeatedly struggled to keep an army in the field even within Greece. Indeed, Sparta spent the entirety of the initial phase of the Peloponnesian War, the Archidamian War (431-421 B.C.), failing to solve the basic logistical problem of operating long term in Attica, less than 150 miles overland from Sparta and just a few days on foot from the nearest friendly major port and market, Corinth.

The Spartans were at best tactically and strategically uncreative. Tactically, Sparta employed the phalanx, a close-order shield and spear formation. But while elements of the hoplite phalanx are often presented in popular culture as uniquely Spartan, the formation and its equipment were common among the Greeks from at least the early fifth century, if not earlier. And beyond the phalanx, the Spartans were not innovators, slow to experiment with new tactics, combined arms, and naval operations. Instead, Spartan leaders consistently tried to solve their military problems with pitched hoplite battles. Spartan efforts to compel friendship by hoplite battle were particularly unsuccessful, as with the failed Spartan efforts to compel Corinth to rejoin the Spartan-led Peloponnesian League by force during the Corinthian War.

Sparta’s military mediocrity seems inexplicable given the city-state’s popular reputation as a highly militarized society, but modern scholarship has shown that this, too, is mostly a mirage. The agoge, Sparta’s rearing system for citizen boys, frequently represented in popular culture as akin to an intense military bootcamp, in fact included no arms training or military drills and was primarily designed to instill obedience and conformity rather than skill at arms or tactics. In order to instill that obedience, the older boys were encouraged to police the younger boys with violence, with the result that even in adulthood Spartan citizens were liable to settle disputes with their fists, a tendency that predictably made them poor diplomats.

But while Sparta’s military performance was merely mediocre, no better or worse than its Greek neighbors, Spartan politics makes it an exceptionally bad example for citizens or soldiers in a modern free society. Modern scholars continue to debate the degree to which ancient Sparta exercised a unique tyranny of the state over the lives of individual Spartan citizens. However, the Spartan citizenry represented only a tiny minority of people in Sparta, likely never more than 15 percent, including women of citizen status (who could not vote or hold office). Instead, the vast majority of people in Sparta, between 65 and 85 percent, were enslaved helots. (The remainder of the population was confined to Sparta’s bewildering array of noncitizen underclasses.) The figure is staggering, far higher than any other ancient Mediterranean state or, for instance, the antebellum American South, rightly termed a slave society with a third of its people enslaved.



  1. Quite an interesting read. I think it’s vital to start procuring old history books before they are destroyed. Also classic literature. Save these books. They will be our only true source of yesteryear. I expect history and classic literature to become bastardized on the web as time marches on.

  2. What do you expect from “Foreign Policy” which views U.S. endless Wars and racist genocide of foreign countries ..as Humanitarian Saviors of Mankind , not human cannifals of Mankind !

    Being of Spartan descent … Spartan rarely engaged in Foreign wars of conquest, and did a pretty good job of defending Sparta ..which was there only mission …with a much smaller population than any of their adversaries!

    • “Honest history is the weapon of freedom” – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

      Weaponized Censorship: To further a political agenda many times the historical record gets buried, altered or destroyed.

      CHAOS OUT OF ORDER = fake news, misinformation, disinformation, historical revisionism, historical negationism, gaslighting, bias and lies.

      Historical negationism – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      For the critical re-examination of historical facts, see Historical revisionism. For negationism or revisionism related to mental abuse, see Gaslighting.

      Step One
      To remove The Old-World Order, the El-itists will first create a type of controlled chaos, through the use of fake news and misinformation campaigns which causes mass confusion. They use revisionists and negationists to change the historical narrative by censoring books, films, news etc.

      Step Two
      Then to usher in their vision of A New (Dystopian) World Order, the El-itists gradually introduce a new version of history. Once they have government control of censorship, they’ll rewrite history to support whatever position helps to push their agenda forward and their supremacist ideology.

      Check out these Google Search Results …
      According to Barry Strauss from historynet.com, the ancient Greek hero Achilles did not exist?

      Yet, in the late 1800’s, Heinrich Schliemann discovered the remains and treasures of Troy.

      Could it be that the same group of people who promoted the idea that Jesus Christ never existed, are also the same group who claim that historical figures like the ancient Greek hero Achilles never existed?

      For Christians, these lies remove a crucial historical element which allowed biblical scholars to trace and archive the existence of the fallen. If these ancient tales of heroes, mythological gods and daemons are going to be whitewashed from history with lies, what will the El-itists replace them with?

      Probably more lies.

      Printed Books are more reliable than digital ones!
      Learn to identify misinformation, disinformation, bias and lies

      As part of the controlled opposition, it’s highly likely that the El-itists have their agents involved in events like Banned Books Week to keep tabs on the subject of censorship and free speech.

      “Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the early fall season, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

      George Santayana: “To know your future you must know your past”

      ORDER OUT OF CHAOS = real news, facts, honesty, details, specifics, evidence, proof, statistics, particulars

      “History can be a weapon, and it can be used against you” – James W. Loewen
      Historical revisionism and historical negationism become deceptive weapons in the hands of tyrants.

      Is a person’s cultural heritage worth fighting for, or is it better to just allow another group to define who you are? The El-itists are trying to provoke ethnic Europeans to react. The best way to react is to expose the El-itists plans as they unfold using the same technologies which are at our disposal.

      “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”
      ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

      How did monks preserve knowledge in the Middle Ages?
      “Monastery libraries housed most books and all books were copied by hand, usually by monks. This process of copying and disseminating books was essential to the preservation of knowledge. Some monks traveled to distant monasteries to view and copy books to bring back to their own monastery’s library.”

      It may be time for Orthodox monks to revive this practice

      “… monasticism also offered society a spiritual outlet and ideal with important consequences for medieval culture as a whole. Monasteries encouraged literacy, promoted learning, and preserved the classics of ancient literature, including the works of Cicero, Virgil, Ovid, and Aristotle.”

      How do you know if a book is not original?
      Signs that a book may be counterfeit can include missing pages, different paper, blurred photographs, blurred or scored/creased covers, different headbands, different trim size and bulk, and inferior binding.

      How to avoid buying counterfeit textbooks – Stop Counterfeit Books

      Which books would be on your list, and which wouldn’t?
      Reading Lists | Princeton Classics

  3. According to wikipedia, it is owned by Globalist Deep State elitists who hate Western Civilization, Freedom, the Classics, etc. These people are not pro-Greece, pro-Cyprus.

    Who Owns/Runs Foreign Policy Magazine?

    Foreign Policy was founded in late 1970 by Samuel P. Huntington, professor of Harvard University, and his friend Warren Demian Manshel to give a voice to alternative views about American foreign policy at the time of the Vietnam War.[3][4] Huntington hoped it would be “serious but not scholarly, lively but not glib”.[5]

    In early 1978, after six years of close partnership, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace acquired full ownership of Foreign Policy. In 2000, a format change was implemented from a slim quarterly academic journal to a bimonthly magazine. It also launched international editions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

    In September 2008, Foreign Policy was bought by The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company).[6] In 2012, Foreign Policy grew to become the FP Group—an expansion of Foreign Policy magazine to include ForeignPolicy.com and FP Events.[7]

    According to its submission guidelines, Foreign Policy articles “strike the balance” between informed specialist research and general readability, and tend to be written in plain rather than “wonky” language.[8]
    Editorial stance

    Foreign Policy endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election. This was the first time in its 50-year history the magazine endorsed a candidate.[9]

  4. What would happen if there were no history?
    Without history, a society shares no common memory of where it has been, what its core values are, or what decisions of the past account for present circumstances.

    If the El-itists get their way, at some point people will no longer trust the news, their memories or even their own history.

    The world will enter into what communists refer to as Year Zero.

    What is the concept of year zero?
    Year Zero (Khmer: ឆ្នាំសូន្យ, Chhnăm Sony [cʰnam soːn]) is an idea put into practice by Pol Pot in Democratic Kampuchea that all culture and traditions within a society must be completely destroyed or discarded and that a new revolutionary culture must replace it starting from scratch.

    How can Year Zero be weaponized, and used against competitors or foreign adversaries?

    The following could be a few ways leftists will “attempt to control the historical narrative.”

    1 – fake news
    2 – disinformation, misinformation
    3 – historical revisionism, historical negationism
    4 – deepfake technologies

    Imagine a world without history, if they get their way, that’s what the communists hope to achieve by implementing Year Zero on the planet.

    Year Zero can be viewed as a type of Gaslighting Technology.

    They’ll release revisionist history for the masses, while coveting vasts amount of useful knowledge exclusively for themselves.

    Think of a group of raiders storming a civilized community, stealing all the knowledge and wealth of that society, killing their intellectuals, and instead of assimilating them, the raiders will deliberately keep the people suppressed and in a constant primitive state.

    Here’s an example in popular culture
    “In 3000, Earth is a desolate wasteland. The Psychlos, a brutal race of giant humanoid aliens, have ruled the planet for 1,000 years, and use human slave labor to strip its minerals and other resources, with a special desire for gold. A few primitive hunter-gatherer tribes of humans live in freedom in remote, hidden areas, but after ten centuries of Psychlo oppression, they have abandoned any hope of regaining control of their planet.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_Earth_(film)


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