Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Frith or Famine?

(Originally posted on 21 March 2007)

Yesterday I was asked a legitimate question as a part of an eMail response to another issue. It was, essentially, whether or not I understood the difference between "Folkish", as in the practice of the old Norse faiths, and "racist".

I discussed the Folkish perspective in previous writings, but to reiterate, it is the bond which exists between a people and their deities. It is tied to a land, and the people of that land, through the blood of that people.

In the case of Folkish Asatru, it is the bond between Thorr, Odhinn, Frey, Freyja, Tyr and the other holy ones and the indigenous peoples of northern (and central) Europe and their heirs. It is like the ties between us and our ancestors in the familial sense, stretching down from Ask and Embla to us. Our gods have been there along with us, with our People.

But for me, that wasn't the real issue. I think we're in agreement about folkishness in faith.

The question I need to ask is, do people completely understand the difference between "racism" and "racialism"? If not, please let me give you my point of view.

To be a "racist" means that you hold the blanket opinion that your own people are, in every way, superior to others. It implies domination and control of others, subjugation and inherent violence. I reject that. Each race and ethnicity has strengths and weaknesses. Some are unique, others overlap.

"Racialism" means placing one's own people at the center of one's life in the most positive sense. It is directly akin to feelings about our immediate family. We don't go to school sporting events to cheer for other peoples' kids. We don't love other families as much as we love our own. There is no implication of "hatred" in that. In loving our own families most, we do not disparage the families of others.

In like fashion, as I clearly state on my profile, loving my own Kindred doesn't mean "hating" anyone else's. Our racial group, like ALL racial groups, is a direct extension of our family. All native Europeans and their kin are one people, as are all native Africans, native Chinese and native Arabs.

It all works quite well when we have our own contained spaces in which to live. It works poorly when, as groups, we are forced to live among people whose group goals and survival methodologies are quite different, and often antagonistic (in the sociological sense) to our own. They too, rightfully, are looking out for their children, their families and their kindred.

Where our goals and theirs diverge and become diametric, there is conflict. In my opinion, there is only one peaceable remedy for that frictional interaction, and that is physical separation. Neutral corners, if you will. Good fences, as the poet Robert Frost said, make good neighbors.

I hold no malice toward most people, as individuals. However, in group dynamics, I must and will support the survival, advancement and security of my own People first. If we do not look after our own, surely we can not expect others to do it for us.

So, while I respect the spectrum of perspectives on racialist thought which those of our People may hold, a "folkish" faith, to me, requires a racialist foundation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Racism has several definitions and it may not connote superiority. It may also indicate that a person works essentially for the betterment of his own race. Resources are limited and each race is competing. In America, the producers of wealth are white, the parasites...afroracists tells us that they require handouts of power, money, positionspecial treatment etcettera.
I prefer to say that I am fighting afroracism. Not white racism. There is no threat from afroracism...there is a great threat from afroracism...200-700,000 armed afros controlling slices of 40 US cities. They didnt get that by merit or achievement, they got because they are blacks and the leftists who run this country along with the root emotions of all blacks (afroracism) demand that they take from the producers. They aim to reduce the proud sons of Thor and I wear the hammer of Thor, to work slaves...paying for their wealth, ease and nonwork. They are racists. We are not...We are the kettle being called black by the pot...we are called racists because they are racists...and it works in this cesspool. Sure we are superior right?...but they are winning...hmmmm?A contradiction or superior tactics? Yet parasites win throughout nature unless they are eradicated,liquidated, annihilated.
I tell people that if you attack afroracists they will call you racist in defense and offensively.
Dont worry about anything but winning. Not being liked or feeling good about so-called afro brothers, This is RAGNAROK!