Archive | October 2017

Revisiting Ancestors – Part 2

I started this here:

https://facingthefireswithin.wordpress.com/2017/07/20/revisiting-ancestors/

Both ancestors are uncles who served in WW2, one in the Army and one in the 8th Air Force.  Most mornings, I take my safety razor, brush and a large cup with soap gifted to me by a partner with ravens on it and shave one side for each uncle.  I had avoided their stories here, as I have chosen to stay more private but I have decided to share a little.  I chose them as they both fought the Nazis and, today, we face Facists in our own country and some even read this blog.  Here is a brief description of one:

  My one uncle who served in the 8th Air Force on a B-17  as a radio man. He was a teetotaler and turned down the scotch they gave them for the intelligence briefings and passed it to someone else. “And then we flew over Berlin…” He drank whiskey from that day forward and I got to introduce him to better scotch choices later in life. He was also a very gentle man and a great father to two daughters.
Remembering him and my other uncle as ones who stood when they must, helps center me.   There is another practice I am doing for that, but that will be another post.

White Supremacist Violence in Tennessee

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.1ae09413ec9c

You need to be prepared to stand for others and call these people out at anytime and in any place.

The history of Antifa

I spent a lot of time talking about Neo Nazis in the last 18 months but not as much on their opposition.  Here is an article that discusses that.  I have not participated with any antifa groups but I do have a friend or two in them.  The article does not get very deeply into their online work but you can likely find videos on YouTube.

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/antifa-history-and-politics-explained

Another great post from Mainer – Calling out Cowards

Calling out the Cowards You know, the inside of my head is a strange place sometimes, I do understand that. I am a thoroughly modern man who is deeply and passionately committed to the progress both of our science, and our society. There is no arguing the fact that the bedrock of my essence […]

via On women, gays, immigrants and others who dared to succeed; calling out the cowards. — mainer74

Nietzsche, the Alt Right and Nazis

https://www.vox.com/2017/8/17/16140846/nietzsche-richard-spencer-alt-right-nazism

Spencer is not a very intelligent man or a deep thinker.  It is likely worth giving Nietzsche another read.

 

A New Paper on Modern Heathenry/Asatru

http://www.norsemyth.org/2017/10/a-better-burden-towards-new-asatru.html

There was, apparently, a small conference for international heathenry in Potsdam and this paper came from that.  He proposes a public theological approach.  It is at least worth reading.

Wolf Foolishness and Real Wolves over Metaphor

I saw this come across my feed and it bugged me for reasons that will require some explaining. This is a typical “bullshit wolf meme”. Common among Heathens, or among men who identify with the popular culture wolf mythology, which is to the reality of wolves what your average online dating profile is to your […]

via Wolf Age: Dangers of Memes — mainer74