Interfaith Article

This is a very different tack than I normally take but an interesting article on issues of Heathens being parts of larger religious organizations.

http://www.norsemyth.org/2017/03/do-you-believe-in-interfaith.html

Embracing Failure: Lessons of Frigg

I have little to add, other than it is worth reading for how we deal with failure and acceptance.

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We are not raised to accept failure.  We are trained from birth to seek success, to define ourselves by success, to adapt and overcome, that there is always a path through to victory.  This is how we are taught to deal with a world that we must overcome to succeed.  It is good to teach the young that they must strive, for against anything but their wyrd they may triumph.

Note the caveat.

Wyrd weaves as it will, and against it even the gods may not stand.  At the end of the first war, the goddess Frigg had seen her best loved son, Baldur, the shining one, at the forefront of every battle.  First into battle, as he was ever first with a laugh, with a song, with a smile; his courage was as great as his heart and she lived in fear that his courage would lead to his…

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“Suck it up Buttercup”

The lame rides a horse, | the handless is herdsman, The deaf in battle is bold; The blind man is better | than one that is burned, No good can come of a corpse. This passage is one I have used often to overcome the media created nonsense that our ancestors were busy seeking […]

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Sorry, this old soldier could not pass this one up.  Measure people by what they can do.  There are many links in each chain of your tribe.  That I am able now does not mean I will be able later but keeping my mind sharp is still my job.  Never give up.  Or, if you prefer:

‘We have an expression in prize fighting: “Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.” Well my friend, you’ve just been hit. The getting up is up to you.’ – From the film: The Ghost and the Darkness

A Photo Collection of Hate in America

https://newrepublic.com/article/140110/hate-age-trump-photo-essay-van-jones-johnny-milano

People have been emboldened by the recent Presidential campaign.  People with 88 tattoos worked on the current President’s campaign.  I firmly believe the Heathens are in a better position to educate on White Supremacy and it is something I am looking into.

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2017/year-hate-and-extremism

We are more aware of these trends than many others.

Consider this issue.

Connections between 4-Chan and Politics

View story at Medium.com

A long but informative article connecting 4-Chan to many of our modern issues.  It has an agenda, but is also useful as an examination of a section of the Alt-Right.

I need to think about this more before coming up with writing on how I see this tying to concepts of Manhood and Heathenry.

Labels as Targeting Lasers

Funny title hey? What is the relation. You almost have to share my background to see it, but for those of us that wore green in some form (CADPAT, MARPAT whatever your pattern) its hard not to see. Labels act a lot like lasers from the point of view of those they are used to […]

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Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About The Radicalization of Whites?

Definitely worth reading. He is absolutely right that this HAS to be confronted. A LOT of violence has been caused by this and most people ignore it. The recent election exacerbated the problem to an extreme level.

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Many of my white friends have become Radicalized

What do white people got to be so angry about? ~ Chris Rock

A while back ago I spoke in great pain on how I’m losing friends fighting racism.  I talked about how one can have friends (white) who will invite you (black person) to a Christmas dinner, but will engage in vehicular manslaughter when it comes to Black Lives Matter protesters.  What I didn’t really discuss was this radicalization process among the white community in America which makes such violent ideas possible.

Radicalization?  You probably never really took a look at it. You’re probably wondering what am I talking about.  Radicalization?  What radicalization?

Radicalization of the White American

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To the left is a photograph I took of a white woman, bowing down to Donald Trump during the Tucson Trump rally in March 2016.

The put this into perspective, I do a lot…

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