Thursday, 7 October 2021

Teutoburgerwald? No Manchester


  1. Quite well behaved really - Germanic order and discipline of course!

    1. It’s a really elaborate ritual. Very theatrical. I wonder where the idea came from and how it came to be. Did someone come up with the idea, and if so how did they persuade all those people to do it? Or did it evolve somehow, completely ‘organically’.

      It’s like some sort of ‘barbarian war dance’, in which there’s a mock confrontation, then a coming together of the tribes in joyous union, before the whole thing is resolved in a call to actual action. When they all turn en masse and start to move towards the police it’s very impressive.

      As I hinted at above, I can imagine something like this amongst the Teutonic tribes.