Recent terror events in Toronto point out the danger of a different group/movement. Many of these groups seem to be angry and frustrated males who seek to harm women. A few points:
- Hatred of women should be a major red flag.
- Seeking to make women objects, of whatever kind, should be a major red flag.
- We need a new version of masculinity. (See below.)
“The answer is not simple,” Nagle says. “We end up talking about, say, gun laws and all these very surface things. But in America in particular, the root of this is very, very deep. It’s my view that the kind of cultural revolution that came to fruition in the 60s, where people were questioning older institutions, was very successful in the breaking down of those institutions. But I think it’s fair to say, if you look at contemporary American society, that there has been a failure to replace those institutions with anything new to hold society together. So they would say: ‘Women are just out for themselves, so the way to respond to that is to get some muscles and trick them.’ Love never enters into it. Trust in other people, it’s all gone. It’s a very, very bleak worldview. And they’re not getting that from nowhere.”
Posting mostly for awareness. Parts are decent.
I saw all of the elements they mention in the article.
I don’t really have anything to add on this one. I link these for information and so that you can find them under the hate Tag.
For those who wonder, some of this is in devotion to the Watchman. I have to track the threats out there.
There has been a lot of noise lately about the use of runes in the Norwegian Olympic team sweater. The objection is that two runes are displayed on the sweater, Tiwaz and Elhaz, the runes for Tyr/victory and elk/protection, had been used by the Nazi’s for certain specific groups and programs (leadership school for Tiwaz, […]
Yesterday, I hosted a Blot to Freya at my house. While I had some organized plans and formal prayers, it mostly became an off the cuff process with a single round followed by food and discussion.
Key points made:
- I reviewed the story of Freya and Hrungnir’s entrance to Asgard and her offering him mead. This opened theme of Hospitality as a resource and a weapon. She had the courage and the right of things to offer a guest a drink, even when belligerent and threatening. (An example, although I was using another source: https://norse-mythology.org/tales/thors-duel-with-hrungnir/)
- Of Freya as representing sovereignty over the bodies of women (and others).
- Of Freya as representing lust and the right to love as we choose.
- Freya as one who stands for the abused.
- Of the need for Hospitality, friendship and renewal in a long fight. That in a long, hard fight, we need to rest.
- That we must respect our enemies, to a point, but never show them our backs. (Not my point, but a good toast.)
There was also discussion of how to help victims of abuse, dealing with rage and related issues. In addition, there was friendship, camaraderie, food, drinks and connection.
The Blot was impromptu, and put together with minimal time and a random list of invitees. Clearly, more are needed. Remember in dark times that we draw light from each other.