Prussian virtues were once upon a time an integral part of German as well as European culture.
They were inspired by the brilliant soldier-king Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia and his son – unrivaled commander, successful administrator, author of books on military strategy, tactics, mobility, logistics, politics and history, patron of Arts, passionate musician and composer, keen observer and protector of nature and a modest and dutiful man – Friedrich II of Prussia, known as Friedrich the Great.
Both of them were immortalized as national heroes, true role models and an example of enlightened leadership, recognized internationally as unquestionably remarkable. Both of them had been essential in raising the state of Prussia to the rank of power and showing that democracy is far from necessary for a nation to thrive. Both of them have been intensively demonized after 1945, with various attempts aiming at smearing their name and removing them from European memory.
Examples of Prussian virtues:
- Sense of duty
- Sense of justice
- Sense of order
A truly sad comment made in 2006 by Saarbrücken’s SPD mayor Oskar Lafontaine that these are “perfectly suited to run a concentration camp” is just evidence that the constant anti-European propaganda results in real self-hate. In fact, these common European values inspired and guided the society for decades and centuries that came, although you can easily see that they were also a foundation of any healthy society of any time period.
In today’s world, however, these are seen as superfluous, a remainder of an era long gone that should be shunned and mentally linked with all the negative messages that you’re fed with by the media and some modern historians. Today, when wrong is right and evil is good, when Europe is being intentionally destroyed from within by an orchestrated fall of morality and common sense of righteousness, when everything is being turned on its head, we need such examples more than ever. The same virtues – the true European values – were our soul in once-upon-a-time Europe, and built a glorious people. Soon, we shall find our way back.
“Be harder against yourself even more than you are against others”