TWO THOUSAND YEARS ago the proud Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus wrote his great book, Germania. Tacitus was used to the debauchery and loose living of the Roman world in which women were things to be used, and it is through these eyes that he looks upon the German world. The word ‘German’ is a Celtic one and means,’ closely related’: in a sense a brother and sister. These people lived in Diutiskland, Gotland or the land of God.
Tacitus writes: “They were an unadulterated nation of people much alike in spite of great numbers, blue eyed of stubborn view, reddish blond hair, tall stature. Their posture is free and frank — their bravery defies wounds and death, their courage can grow into a rage …. a people without cunning or deceit.”
Tacitus praises the German woman. German idealism regarded the woman as holy, the mother of brave generations, a prophetess. The chastity of the German women is praised by Tacitus as “her highest adornment which, if abandoned, was never forgiven; not beauty, nor youth nor wealth would find her a man.” Just think of what the sons of present day debauched tarts will think of their mothers, harridans who have sold their honour for Jewish gold on Hollywood casting couches.Tacitus continues: “There were no laughs about vice and seduction, and tolerance of corruption does not rank as timely with them … Only virgins enter into marriage, which is consummated only once, with the hope and pledge of the wife, Thus they receive only one man, as one body and one life, so that no thoughts reach beyond; the sensual desire extends no further, so that they love in him the husband as well as the marriage.”