Monday, 5 May 2014




Wehrbauer!

We have already seen how the Germanic term Aryan means farmer and that the plough is an Aryan symbol.

From the root AR we find that the Aryan is bound to the soil. Ar gives us our word arable. 

The Old English word 'Erian' (Aryan) was someone who ploughed the land. The Gothic 'Arjan' meant the same. The plough was also a pre-NS symbol for resistance! If we look at ancient Aryan homelands, we find that place names reflected this and arable land meant land farmed by the Aryans. 

Eire - Ireland; Ariāna - Peria; Iran; Āryāvarta - North India


The Artaman League first started to use the title Wehrbauer - a Warrior Farmer or Peasant Soldier. The National Socialist later adopted the term after Artaman membership merged with the NSDAP. These new warrior-farmers both defended the boarders of a Greater Germany, as well as growing the food and working the soil. 

The Flags of the Wehrbaurer were often homemade - with no single standard, however three important symbols were nearly always combined - The Volkisch Black Banner - The Plough of the Aryan - The Red Sword of Resistance!  

The Red Sword appears on the Flag for the City of London. There are two legends connected to the London Red Sword - one is it is the symbol for st Paul - the christian patron of the city. The second is that it represents the Blooded Sword used to kill the Peasant leader Wat Tylor during Englands Peasant Revolts. Though the legend of st Paul is older (and therefore more often excepted) I think that as a symbol for the Peasant uprising is far more fitting- and the fact that both England and Germany share the symbol as a Peasant and Wehrbauer sign means it is far more appealing. The idea of armed peasant soldiers wasn't unheard of in England - for the Anglo-Saxon Fyrd was of the same principle.