Hrolf, whose name means wolf, believed in fairness. So did his boat crew. That’s why they were stroking their axes and glaring at the crews of Sven the long bearded and Ivar blood-hair. The plunder of the smoking monastery sat in a small pile between the three groups of men, and each seemed convinced that the others meant to cheat them. No one wanted to make the first move though, as that meant losing valuable men and no sane man wants to take to the sea in a half-crewed boat.
At length Hrolf spoke, “Sven will divide the spoil and put in in three bags. Ivar and I will choose a bag. Since Sven does not know which bag we will choose, he will divide it equally.”
Ambitious Goths were often named Theodoric, which means ruler of the people, and Theodoric was no exception. He watched the Roman army file slowly past the trees where his men were concealed with undisguised contempt. “The Romans drown in laws and schemes,” he thought, “their generals are politicians. But out here, we judge men on merit. We prove ourselves in battle and the best men rise.” He blew his horn and his steppe-warriors launched themselves at the unsuspecting Romans.
Centuries have passed. The name Hrolf became Rolf and eventually Rawls, who wrote about using a veil of ignorance to distribute goods fairly. Theodoric became Dietrich and then Thiel, who preaches meritocracy and funds enterprising men who disrupt the established order with the latest technology.
The Norse-Germanic peoples were not civilized before the arrival of Christianity, but knowledge of God’s law allowed us to impersonate civilized men with exceptional results. But now that most Norse-Germanic people are either unbelievers or antinomian, we’re seeing the instincts of the breed come back to the fore. Breeding tells in humans, just as it does in animals.
What are those instincts? A crude egalitarianism and sense of fairness that allowed hundreds of boat crews to form a great heathen army to plunder Wessex. A fondness for making laws combined with a discomfort at the use of the civil power to punish lawbreakers. A contempt for established social order and a willingness to upset it for a handful of coin.
Why is Sweden the rape capital of Europe? Why does England bristle with both security cameras and crime? Why are ancient communities being flooded with foreigners? What do you expect from Barbarians who have rejected the only civilizing force they have ever known.
I was sitting there, minding my own business when my wife, your hostess here at The Practical Conservative, said to me, “White Oppressor, we need to help people make more babies on the Internet.”
Amusing misunderstandings ensued, but eventually it became clear that she was talking about advocating pro-natalist policies. This seems like a noble goal, so here I am. Multiply and replenish the earth y’all.
T.W.O and I were working on a trilogy of conservative thrillers planned for release sometime next year. But they were overtaken by events. Most of the plot points we painstakingly outlined and developed over a yearish as things that would happen, like, this year happened during the election season instead, rendering the entire enterprise pointless.
We posited a narrow Trump loss radicalizing conservatives into doing something very like wikileaks. But then wikileaks did it instead. And also of course Trump won by a landslide. We also posited various megachurch figures, fictionalized, deciding to go after that audience of alt-right young men starved for father figures.
We even posited what James O’Keefe III does with getting attractive young people to infiltrate left-wing and Democrat groups.
We could probably publish some variation of the original work, but there’d be little point. It would just seem like a knockoff of current events. Too bad for us! Sometimes history is faster on the draw than imagination.
Winter is here, and I think I am going to be cross about everything until February. I don’t live in Barrow, Alaska, but sometimes it feels pretty close. Eating lunch and finishing in darkness is not fun.
T.W.O. works hard to provide a roof and food for us, for our livestock and poultry, and for our household employees. He even finds the time to lift big and post gains, when not indulging in other bagatelles.
I often feel frustrated, but it’s only because I have to complete the progression from planning 36 hours per day of work to planning merely ten.
I write about problems online because I have the resources, support and love to talk about them and occasionally make it to discussing possible solutions and strategies for coping when solutions aren’t possible or feasible.
I do what women have always done when they have that privilege. And I rejoice in the fact that I get to be one of those women when my ancestors (of both Nordic and Negro sides, quiet as that’s kept) were often the women providing the means for other women to do so.