I was idly thinking the other day that there should be some sort of “Order of LMSV” or something to piss off people who get offended by those who defend the right of Western culture to continue to exist….
King Leonides of Sparta, made famous by the graphic novel turned blockbuster movie “300” stopped the Persian empire from conquering Greece, which as any Greek will tell you is the birthplace of Democracy. That was around the end of August to the beginning of September, 480 BC.
Charles Martel, stopped the Moorish invasion of Europe at the Battle of Tours, on 10 October 732, more than a millennia after the Battle of Thermopylae.
On the 10th of September, 1683, more than two millennia from Thermopylae John III Sobieski, King of Poland, led the largest cavalry charge in known history to break the siege of Vienna, against the Ottoman Turkish invaders.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Vlad Tepes, who fought the Ottoman Turks as well, although it is unknown if his battlefield accomplishments were decisive as the Hungarian-Ottoman wars continued long after he was gone.
Unfortunately for Western Culture, when our ancestors weren’t fighting Persian, Moorish, or Ottomon-Turkish invaders they were busy fighting each other. This is because “Western Culture” isn’t a monolithic culture block any more than “African Culture” is incredibly different from Morocco to Congo to Zimbabwe, or Asian culture is different from Mongolia to Japan. But still, the advances that Western culture have given the world are pretty cool, even if the historical revisionists want to paint it all as “imperialism.” Funny how the fallen empires of Persia and Nippon don’t get brought up as examples of “imperialism.”