Usually, we don’t go this political. But sometimes you simply go ballistic, and go political anyway - sorry about that. So, here’s the story: Some wanker named Patrick Cockburn, working for The Independent, wrote some really stupid - yet amusing - shit on Vikings. Here’s what there is to say about that:
This is truly the age of expected excuses for collective ”inherited sins” (most often committed long before even your parents were born). At least if you happen to be of Northern European/Germanic descent.
Opportunists of all colors and sorts, gain some temporary popularity and few minutes of fame, by contributing to the increasingly popular ”bully feast” of anything Northern European. In the doctrine of these sick minds, it is as if slavery, “colonialism”, massacres, sexism, ethnic cleansing, war and plunder is something specifically European, or even more so Northern European/Germanic. As if the rest of the world have always been some sort of HBTQ friendly, feminist and anti-racist peace & equality movement – that never ever did anyone (inside or outside their own population) any harm.
This Patrick Cockburn dude (just what kind of surname is that, btw?), apparently realized he could try force us Scandinavians into shame and tearful apologies towards the Anglo-Saxons (and others too, for that sake). Might this be his way to gain cheap points for a nomination to some sort of “Shame-those-Nordic-Beasts-price 2014”?
I mean, he boldly wields the “Nazi card” already in the subheading – starting off with the Goodwin’s Law maneuver that early can’t mean anything but full score in today’s sad excuse of mass media, right?
In any case, his article is so astoundingly one sided and oversimplified, that it couldn’t possibly be more ridiculous. To put it short: The cruel Waffen SS Div. Wiking elite of the late 700’s, let lose a terrible Holocaust campaign on their peaceful and unexpecting southern neighbors – who most certainly didn’t deserve it, and never could see it coming. At least if you ask Patrick Cockburn.
The truth is, they did and should see this coming. And further on, they had none else to blame but themselves. If you play the bloody imperialist game, you can and should expect to meet resistance along the way. As is briefly explained in the article Hammer of the North at the WotanKlan.net website, what we know as The Viking Age is in fact a Norse “Counter Jihad” towards the forceful expansion of Christianity, aimed towards Northern Germanic and Scandinavian tribes of the time. The article states that:
By the end of the 8th century, Scandinavia and the last few heathen tribes of northern Europe stood next in turn for being christianized and put under southern European political, cultural and spiritual dominance. The Norse had long been a silent bystander, watching tribe after tribe of their fellow southern Germanic kinsmen being either eradicated or forced to submission.
A key player of the Christian invasion forces were Charlemagne, a Frankish king and later even emperor of the Romans. From year 772 and onwards, his preoccupation became converting the Saxons north-east of his borders to Christianity, and put them under the rule of his empire. That same year the Saxons most holy site with the Irminsul was destroyed, and the Irminsul was cut down. In 779, the Saxon leader Widukind was defeated and Saxony fell under Charlemagne’s rule. The resistance didn’t end there, but was kept up by autonomous groups under less influential chieftains and warlords.
In 782, Charlemagne captured, force baptized and then executed 4 500 Saxons nobles and chieftains by the river Aller near Verden. This didn’t end the Saxon resistance either, and Charlemagne tried other methods to force them to submission. Among other things he forcibly resettled over 7 000 Saxons, probably much because he wanted to drain them of manpower, so that he could carry on his mission with less disturbance. Two more force resettling campaigns were carried out a couple of years later, but the Saxon resistance was still not completely broken.
The reason why the Norse eventually decided to get involved in these ongoing conflicts becomes even more obvious, given the fact that the Saxon leader Widukind was married to Geva of Westfold, who was the daughter of King Goimo of Denmark, and sister of the Danish kings Ragnar and Siegfried. In these times, that alone could have sparked a war – as it became a family matter, at least for the Danes.
A fully natural response to this sort of ethnic cleansing and cultural imperialism, was what we have later come to call “The Viking Age”, which starts with the attack by a viking fleet in Lindisfarne at the 8′th of June in 793. Many historians argue on the reasons behind the viking campaigns, and say overpopulation is the likely explanation – which is a rather strange conclusion, since there were about 1-2 individuals per square kilometer in Scandinavia by that time, and really no lack of new land to clear. Others mention poverty as the main reason, which also would seem rather strange, given that the vikings attacked primarily and almost exclusively Christian sites (which indeed had a lot of riches), and killed everyone and destroyed these sites completely; had their interest laid in raiding for profit alone, it would have been a lot more rewarding to just loot these places, let them recover and return for more much earlier than they could if they put the place in ruins and killed everyone.
There are several historians who have realized the lack of logic here, and put the viking reaction into a bigger picture, taking into account what was going on among fellow Germanic tribes on the continent at the same time. Among them are Rudolf Simek, Bruno Dumézil (cousin of Georges Dumézil), amateur historian Östen Kjellman and professor Robert Ferguson. The later of these have written an excellent book on the subject, called The Hammer and The Cross which is highly recommended for those who wish to learn more on this subject. For those speaking Swedish, Östen Kjellman’s two volume book Den forna seden, contains a lot of valuable information.
You can read the article in its entirety here: http://j.mp/1lMEQja
As pointed out in the article, the book “The Hammer and the Cross” (there seems to be an eBook version available btw.) by Robert Ferguson, is an excellent source for those of you who wish to know more about this topic. This in fact, is not just an obscure fantasy nor wishful thinking by some teenage Black Metal kids. It is actually becoming a wide spread and increasingly accepted background motif, to the understanding of the underlying causes of what we know as The Viking Age today.
The Viking Age frankly must be understood as an organized Norse resistance towards alien domination, a fight for independence (which indeed also involved establishing independent trade routes, as we were under a sort of “trade embargo” by Christian authorities of that time), a fight for freedom from the yoke of the truly murderous Christian regime of Southern Europe. There’s never any shame in fighting for your freedom, right? Even the politically correct World Order mafia approves of “freedom fighting” - at least if they too have something to earn from the Fr€€dom Fighter$ overthrowing their government.
It might be necessary to point out, that there shouldn’t be any hard feelings nor aversions towards ordinary Anglo-Saxons today; it was their rulers (“Why didn’t they overthrow them, their own fault!”) who drew the wrath of the Norse upon them all. And according to many people (Mr. Cockburner included), it seems that the German population of the 1940’ies “deserved” when Anglo-Saxons (primarily) fire bombed a number of German cities without tactical value, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. So, it’s a bit beyond comprehension, why he feels so sorry when a similar scenario took place about a thousand years earlier? My guess is: Lack of education, and a good dose of political correct opportunism.
The only one who should be ashamed right now, is Patrick Cockburn. What you are trying to do isn’t just “World Order approved” racism/bullying - it’s unmanly, pathetic and unethical. You’ll never have any excuses from us, and we don’t want yours either - just shut up.
You can read the article here: