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We are disappointed, here, at Rise of The West, to learn that Wrestling, for the 2020 Olympics, has been removed from the ‘roster’ of athletic disciplines, making way for such events as Golf and rugby.
In the past, several other sports have been nixed from the Olympic roster: baseball, karate, squash, climbing, wake-boarding, rollersports and wushu – wushu…?
One is, perhaps, inclined to view modern ‘sports’ coverage as just another ‘media flash point’, unless one is a rabid ‘sports junkie’, at least of the American style – Football, Basketball, Soccer – and many White Nationalists see these displays as simply more panem et circenses, designed to keep the mass in line with even more apathy and hedonistic masturbation, but in reality, Sports and ‘sportsmanship’ is, in essence, the ethos of the Western world.
Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of combat with references to it as early as the Iliad, in which Homer recounts the Trojan War in the 13th or 12th century BC. The origins of wrestling can be traced back 15,000 years through cave drawings in France. Babylonian and Egyptian relief’s show wrestlers using most of the holds known to the present-day sport. In ancient Greece, wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend and literature; wrestling competition, brutal in many aspects, was the number one sport of the Olympic Games. The ancient Romans borrowed heavily from Greek wrestling, but eliminated much of its brutality.
In essence, then, Wrestling becomes the flash-point of interest in a larger understanding of just where we are, as Western people, in the 21st century: flayed alive, the lashes tearing away the flesh of identity, spirituality, tradition and mores, which have over the generations, moulded us into what we are – not the plastic and malleable caricatures we have become, but of that long-lasting and industrious people, motivated more by that magical impulse of instinct and curiosity. Wrestling is not, in itself, a thing of magic, but it is one of spirituality; as the contest of wills, of strategy and tactics becomes ever so immersed in the ‘ritual combat’ of potential champions – of Brotherhood. Remember, if you will, the inner discipline of the Western world, from Sumer to the end of Rome, wherein the last stage of senility occurred only after the organic sense of their manhood, tradition, and spiritual authority, where giving up their last, and vigorous attempt at surviving the onslaught of modernity. Once the people no longer could or would, participate in a shared experience, Doom was finally upon them.
Such do we see the loss of such a vital and sense-driven sport, a racial memory of our past, as is Greco-Roman Wrestling.
Yet, as the Western world falters under the weight of treachery, apathy and cowardice, there remains a living and active sense of what was, what is, and what will come, amongst a strong and assertive remnant, keeping the flame of the West alive – for all time.
Will you do your part?
1. Wrestling History – source [article]