Just want to clear up a logical but erroneous misconception that anyone blindly stumbling upon this blog might pick up.
When I was drawn back to the internet during the earliest days of Gamergate I had been effectively withdrawn from all internet communities for about three years or so. I therefore needed a new handle.
I went with Wolfman as
1:) I thought it was funny
2:) I’d used that handle in the distant past but never for anything important.
3:) It was uncomplimentary nickname I’d picked up in highschool and I wished to culturally appropriate it for great justice.
4:) I was thinking about starting a Let’s Play channel at the time (something that may still happen.)
5:) It let me use this as avatar.
Younger readers may not have seen this masterpiece of the claymation music video medium.
After about six months I settled with the Twitter handle Person of Wolfness as a mockery of the term Person of Color which I found an insulting and ridiculous euphemism.
I was not aware of r/K selection theory at the time. I was certainly not expecting to be drawn into any sort of serious politics.
I wrote a few pieces for the The Ralph Retort first with the handle of Richard C. Wolfman and then simply as Wolfman. Well Ralph and I have gone our separate ways. We parted as friends and I have no regrets about our strange and baffling friendship.
The main effect of Gamergate was to keep a normally reclusive man on the internet and reading things that I previously would have outright dismissed. This included the remnants of the Manosphere and a few bloggers who would eventually join the Alt-Right. Davis Aurini and Chris Bechtloff* among them.
Side note: The complete failure of The Sarkessian Effect hurt me in a deeply personal way as I come to think of Jordan Owen as almost a kindred spirit. I have since found other spirits to guide me. It took me a while to forgive Skullmaster Aurini for that but those ill feelings are well in the past and the man has been a consistent reference point when trying to define and understand my own beliefs.
Eventually I was goaded into starting my own blog by a fellow follower of Vox Day. So I chose the title Of Wolves and Men as a form of word play (hey it’s what I do) and because of a Metallic song.
Yes the name of this blog is based on a Metallic Song.
The unexpected early success of the Three Pillars of The West piece actually rattled me badly. It also gave me a small amount of Alt-Right intellectual cred that I don’t feel I’ve completely earned. I’m by nature a very negative, pessimistic person and accepting that some people actually like my writing and found it useful from time to time is not a pill that goes down easy. The great irony here is that my instinctive role in first GamerGate and now the emerging Dissident Right is to encourage other people, steady the line and calm down some the spergier members. Truly this is the strangest timeline.
Anyway I expect that most of the people who wind up reading this will be Christians and I just want to reassure everyone not to get too alarmed about me exploring the Old Pagan religions of Europe or humoring the Hitlerfags from time to time. This is first and foremost supposed to be a writer’s blog and I do like to explore an idea very thoroughly before completely reject it in my own life.
I am not Odinist.
I am not a White Nationalist
I am not a furry!!!
The fact that I have to even stop and state this shows just how far The West has gone into decline. While I have very reluctantly come back to Christ (I just couldn’t let the Fedoras win) I hold to the belief that Christianity doesn’t fundamentally change a nation. It rather adapts to the local culture and strengthens the virtues a people already possess. Therefore a strong knowledge of what your people believed before converting to Christ should logically tell you a great deal about what sort of nation you are. To a generation in search for its past and to nations struggling to define themselves and rediscover the strength needed to face the difficult times ahead, there’s a lot of appeal there.
Wolf Age: Part One
I’ll be keeping an eye on this. Partially as a curious historian and partially as a failed fantasy writer.
And Breyland, its colonies and subject worlds would definitely be struggling with such questions. Ultimately the reason I was able to cross over to the Alt-Right from the smokey dank clouds of Libertarianland was that I was already thinking about questions like what does it mean to be nation? The State, Society? And what of The Sacred? How does it all fit together?
This has been one strange journey and we’re just getting started. The wolf thing started as a joke but many truth is said in jest and I’ve come to accept that such is my lot in life. So cry ‘Awoo’ and let slip the wolfgirls of war.
*And for the record I have roughly the same political beliefs as Chris Bechtloff except that I’m soft on the Amish question.
The Three Pillars of The West The post everybody likes. I suppose this marked my conversion from Right-Libertarian to Alt-West.
Write What You Want Yes it’s Evil Legion of Evil fan fiction but this marked another important moment for me.
A Question of Faith In hindsight this a little painful to read. I had to stop LARPing for a moment and figure out where I actually stood. Churchianity did a lot of damage in my life okay.
Conversation in the Twilight Chewing on the difference between the Alt-Right and the theoretical Mil-Right. It’s a fun little piece of dialogue.
So Why Vikings? I go over some of the possible reasons for the current Viking fad.
Viking Metal: Music To Punch Monsters By This is just plain stupid fun and I regret nothing.