While I have my own reasons for focusing so hard on the historical Vikings and to some extent the popular myths that surround the entire Viking Age. I can’t help but notice that Viking themes are beginning to work their way more and more into popular culture, and are possibly starting to replace the horribly stale zombie fad that has outlived it’s welcome.
So why Vikings? Why would the common people of the West want to recapture the themes and history of the Viking Age? After all the Vikings started out as the most vicious and fearsome of Christendom’s enemies and the Norse only joined Western Civilization during the Middle ages after the majority had converted to the new faith.
Well let’s start with the two most obvious points:
First the Vikings were an uncompromisingly masculine culture that stands in stark contrast to our own. No only that but the Vikings were THE BAD GUYS of Late Dark Age and Early Medieval Europe and everybody loves a good villain. In a world of political correctness is it no surprise that your average officer worker would fantasize about throwing caution to the wind and seeking fame treasure and knowledge across a distant sea? An entire generation of men growing up completely emasculated might just find the idea of reaching all the way back to the founding of the nations of Europe for answers and one major advantage the Norse have over the Celtic tribes or even the German Pagans (Who had very similar beliefs) is that we have fairly decent records about how they lived and what they believed. The lost men of the West can look to them for inspiration. Those who were once the Terror of the West can now be part of our strength.
Vikings really can be pretty damn inspiring
The second reason is that learning about and embracing the Vikings is a way (sometimes a subtle and unconscious one) to tell white guilt to go and fuck right off because white people are awesome. While this doesn’t really apply to well in Europe but in Canada and America there are quite a few people who are of mixed or uncertain ‘generic white’ heritage. So very naturally this demographic finds itself drawn to stories about adventurous white people from a distant land even when their own society and media demonize white people from nearby lands. In a way embracing Norse Myth and folklore is a small petty rebellion against the Cult of Diversity. If white Christians are horrible people… hey look here are some white non-Christians and they have a cool boat.
Never forget what the Alternative Right is offering an alternative too.
I should probably stop and point out that I consider White Nationalism to be a vice rather than a virtue but at least it’s a vice I can live with. White Nationalism also does a hell of a lot less damage to young men growing up than White Guilt does. So if you have to err it’s best to err a little on that side. Besides everyone needs to vent a little once the first red pills take effect and posting Nazi frog memes doesn’t really hurt anyone. I suppose a middle position like White Pride makes the most sense but it can be hard to strike a balance. One thing is for certain if you don’t respect yourself, you can’t really be expected to respect anyone else. That’s why I think it’s important to study the history of your own nation first and then once you have that down go and reach out to other culture from a position of strength rather than one of ignorant weakness.
Okay that got a little more ranty than I originally going for.
Anyway let’s examine this from a Three Pillars of the West approach. From a western point of view one of the requirements of being an educated man (up until very recently) was having a basic knowledge of Greek mythology and a good understanding of the Bible. (Someone pointed out that the genius of Dante was his ability to seamlessly blend the two.) The enemies of the West viciously hate both of these things and have gone out of their way to remove them from our schools. So where does this leave the Student of the West? He can’t turn to a God he doesn’t believe in and no one bothered to teach him the Legacy of Rome.
Our young man of the West might be willing to reject Christianity, he might be sceptical of the classics but he is not entirely prepared to reject all of Western Civilization so what does he turn to? The third pillar, the barbarian Germanic tribes of which the Norse were the last to join the fellowship of Western Civilization. Also they’re really really white and that seems to piss off the Enemies of the West.
Also Viking Metal is just the most hilariously dorky thing ever.
A good rule of thumb I noticed that’s actually pretty funny when viewed in an Alt-Right context
Right-Authoritarians tend to become obsessed with Rome.
Right-Libertarians in contrast tend to get obsessed with the various barbarians that Rome fought.
I suppose the Future West will have Men Of God keeping the peace between the two warrior factions with words of wisdom, divine grace and non-edged weapons.
The Neoclassical Restoration (that’s probably wrong but I have to call it something) is also a very Alpha or High Beta thing and provides great benefit for those men. What about the Delta? What can Marcus Aurelius or Aristotle really do for the average man? Would he not be better off grabbing the largest axe he can find, getting on the longship and listening to Amon Amarth while he grimly sails towards his life’s next adventure? These are all questions worth asking?
Might we see a cultural split in the Future West as the elite and upper middle class turn to Greek classics while the middle and working classes use Norse mythology as the basis for their identity. Both religiously Christian but using a different ancient legacy as a cultural supplement? Probably not but it’s funny thought if not a problem for a future generation. Our generation has enough problems to deal with without overstepping our bounds.
Nations need mythology. As do the tribes of the #Alt-Right
There does seems to be a resurgence of Viking movies in recent years. Most of them aren’t very good or are at best low budget independent productions. Hollywood for some reason doesn’t want to make a big budget Viking movie. Probably would require too many white actors or something. Besides the Viking thing is just a fad and by time a Hollywood tentpole movie gets through its four year production cycle that fad will have been long gone.
The ancient tales tell us of a time when movie posters made you actually want to see a movie.
And while we’re on the subject of Viking movies this is still probably the best one I’ve seen so far. Very slim pickings in that regard. This movie might have bombed in 1999 but what if it had been released in [CURRENT YEAR] under the current zeitgeist?
A complete list and breakdown of all the Viking movies ever made. A lot of screenshots too. I’ll be grabbing most of these for later use.
Viking Diet: (Never blog while hungry)
A quick summary of the Viking diet.
A longer much more detailed article that really digs into the history. A long read but a good one if you’re a history buff.
Slightly off topic but here’s an piece on old customs concerning making bread and coffee in 1920’s Finland. Might be of interest to any Finnish nationalists who might drift through this part of the internet.
Yes you eat would this. Take your tastebuds to Valhalla!
I’d actually be very tempted to try a Viking diet if I didn’t hate fish so much.
The Hammer and the Cross: By Robert Ferguson.
I’ve quoted from it twice already on this blog and this is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone even remotely interested in the Viking era. What makes this particular work stand out is that Robert Ferguson focuses on the slow centuries long process where the Norse gradually converted from the old faith to the new Christian one. This was a much longer process the sudden conversation of the Celts and Goths over a generation or two or even the century or so it took the Germans to fully convert. While The Hammer and The Cross covers other topics in detail the religious and cultural themes are threaded through the book. Well worth a read.
So anyway that’s about all I can think of to say on the subject. The Viking thing might be nothing by a fad or it might a major shift in the popular culture that will resonate for centuries. Only time will tell. Either way I’ll be having fun and doing my thing. Besides I’m sick of fucking zombies.