05 December 2010

Prussian Prototype

All manly peoples today have a bad name; the Prussians are the prototype. In the interregnum, however, it is not mothers but hermaphrodites who prevail.

Alle männlichen Völker sind heut in Verruf; die Preußen sind der Prototyp. Im Interregnum sind aber nicht die Mütter, sondern die Zwitter maßgebend.

Ernst Jünger, Ernst Jünger – Carl Schmitt: Briefe 1930-1983 (1999)

2 comments:

James said...

So insightful, but aren't you in fear of offending the hermaphrodites?

Energy Legs said...

These figures from an 18th century Prussian coat of arms were particularly manly: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Wappen_Deutsches_Reich_-_K%C3%B6nigreich_Preussen_%28Grosses%29.png