The terror attack on a mosque by some white supremacist numbskull sickens me to the core. These people were doing nothing wrong. All they were doing was worshipping their god in their way. Why commit this heinous act?
Much of the heathen community is concerned about the terrorists use of “Valhalla” as a means of stating his intended destination upon his death. I totally agree that his, and much of the white supremacist organizations out there, use of our sacred symbols is disgusting. Heathenry has no room for bigots and racists. However, my biggest concern is how callous the human race has become. This type of stuff should not be common place, but it’s becoming so at an alarming rate. Why? What has made humanity so callous and so narcissistic? Because let’s face the facts about this terrorist, he did this while live streaming via a GoPro and that my dear readers is a sign of narcissism. With the increase of social media and streaming technology, this has become possible to live stream such wanton disregard for human life. Should we ban such technology? No, of course not, but everyone should be asking this most important question: why have we human beings become so callous? This is indeed an uncomfortable question to ask, but it needs to be asked and answered. If we are expected to have a conversation on race, a conversation on guns and so forth, why are we not having a conversation for the root of everything that ails our modern society: human callousness?
I hope to the gods that the victims of this horrible act are comforted and are given justice. I hope that New Zealand is merciless in their doling out of the law against this terrorist. And I hope, from all this tragedy, we human beings can become less callous and start loving each other regardless of our so-called differences. We are 7 billion people living on Mother Gaia, none of us are going anywhere. Therefore, we need to learn how to cooperate and get along with each other or we are doomed as a species.
One of my favorite Asatru groups, The Asatru Community posted an article written by the supposedly progressive website Think Progress titled The Religion of Choice for White Supremacists. It illustrates the same stereotypical nonsense that Christians today use to demonize our Heathen faith, that it’s filled with primarily hateful minions of neo-Nazis and other white supremacy groups. As someone who s half Hispanic, I have to say I take offense to the misrepresentation of our Heathen faith. First off, ThinkProgress is supposed to be a progressive site which means progressing past creating hateful stereotypes and mocking minority religious faiths. For example lets look at this line:
“It’s a comic book religion in a lot of ways,”
Really? That’s the same nonsense that conservative Christians have said to me many times. Taking up this mantle of trying to discredit a valid faith is a low blow and only shows the similarities that ignorance of certain instills. It’s much like how Donald Trump has tried to discredit the Islamic faith. So, in order to further demonize a faith that some on the Left feel is catering to white supremacy they need to stoop into the cesspool that is Donald Trump?
I understand bringing awareness to the bastardization of Asatru by filthy racists, but the article smacks of painting a picture of a faith with a really broad brush. Not all Asatruar are racists and not all Asatruar are white. Perhaps an interview with non-racist Asatruar might have helped expand the minds of the authors of this hideous, hateful article. Instead, they only cite white supremacists, which are only a minority in our Heathen faith. If you replaced Islamacists with white supremacists and replace the cited material with quotes from jihadists ThinkProgress would be all over the article saying it was Islamophobic and offensive. In this case, I think it’s proper to state that perhaps ThinkProgress has a tendency towards Asatruophobia. How else do you explain such a ridiculous article that is offensive in its own right? How do you explain the one sidedness and ignorance that is displayed? Asatruophobia. The same phobia that monotheists tend to be infected with.
I am a half Hispanic Asatruar and I am proud of my religion and thankful for the Gods calling upon me. This is something that, unless experienced, many won’t ever know nor feel. I don’t feel that I’m special because I felt the Gods calling me, it’s just an exhilerating feeling to feel the Gods walking nearby in the wooded groves or feeling the thunder rumbled the ground and believing that it’s Thor striking the anvil with mjolnir. Call me silly or insane, so be it. I’m not trying to convert to my belief system. This is how my soul feels. It’s simply a connection with the Divine, which is something anyone can feel deep in their soul.
In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years?
In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years? – Stephen Hawking
I’ll do my best to answer this question posited by Stephen Hawking back in 2006.
First and foremost, humanity must recognize it’s kinship by disposing of the idea of race. This very thing is the greatest barrier that plagues our species. We are blind to our close relation to each other and deny the fact that the human race is only one race and NOT an amalgamation of races under the umbrella of the Human genus. Race is nothing but traits produced by evolution within a given environment and nothing more. It’s sadly held in sacrosanct these days all over the world, but it’s a disease and who in their right mind holds a disease as an idol? It’s a disease that infects the mind, blinding human beings of their potential. Potential is destroyed because once you apply that ridiculous label of “white”, “black” and etc. you pigeonhole yourself and everyone inside and outside of your “race” expects you to be something within the parameters of that “races” limited scope. Once you discard “race” like garbage, you are free to wander the landscape before without any borders or restrictions. You no longer have to worry about someone saying “You’re acting white/black/Asian/Hispanic….etc.” because it will no longer matter because it is no longer sacred. Therefore your full potential can be unlocked.
Humanity has always been divided by it’s tribalistic nature and still is tribalistic today, but today people actually want that to remain because it is profitable to them. What they don’t understand is that it’s helping pull our species towards extinction because all of the resources and energy needed to progress humanity is being wasted on petty things like racial division. Despite our divisions we have done amazing things in the areas of science, philosophy, art and so forth. Now, I dare you to imagine what we could do if we were united once and for all as the Human Race. That is the crux of my answer and why it is absolutely important to overcome race all together. Once we discard race we will heave ourselves over the wall that has separated humanity and come together to figure out solutions for everything that ails our species. Everything will come into play once we are united and nothing can stop us but ourselves.
This is how we progress in the universe.
As we progress further into the 21st Century, racial tensions have increased by the simplistic manipulation by the New Royalty aka the politicians of both the Left and the Right and the Race Baiting minions of said politicians. Race is the disease that infests the human mind like a virus running rampant destroying life giving cells on the body. Instead of destroying the body of the host, it destroys the mind of the person and creates the illusion that we humans are different in any way. Except we aren’t different, we are all of the same species. The only thing different is the amount of melanin contained within the flesh of human beings. This is simply superficial, but because we are a superficial species race tends to be held sacrosanct, an idol of worship that a lot of people get on their knees and blindly follow. Race, in other words, is nothing but an illusion created by the powers that be to control the population via forced culture (aka stereotypes) and absolute division. With unity of the human species comes true solutions and power unlike anything we have ever seen.
If humanity were to cast aside their pride and realize the destructive nature of recognizing race, we would be able to solve the problems that afflict this planet because no borders would separate us anymore. We would be united for the common cause of bettering our species. We could finally prove to the universe that we are a species able to overcome our petty, superficial differences. People like David Duke, Saida Grundy, and other race baiting, fear mongering zealots would not be able to profit anymore on keeping humanity divided. We would be too educated afterwards to allow these hateful zealots room in our hearts and minds. We would finally be set free from the shackles that recognizing race puts us in. Our full potential would be used once and for all for everyone and not a select few.
Humanity must once and for all be united as one race, the Human Race! That is who we are regardless of the traits of high melanin content or not given to us by evolution of our species in certain environments. We are Human Beings, not black, white, red, brown, yellow or whatever else. Those superficial labels destroy our species, keeps us divided, and harms people along the way. Racial recognition is an evil that needs to be stamped out like an ember that threatens a forest on a dry, summer day. Today, from here on out, make a commitment to yourself and others that you will no longer see them as one of those superficial labels, but as a fellow traveler on our planet Earth, as a Human Being! Boldly proclaim that we are all Brothers and Sisters of Earth and of one race, the Human Race! This is the revolution we truly need right now!
Common Sense these days seems to be an extinct beast that once lumbered through the forests of rational thought millions of years ago. When you look at situations such as the Ebola outbreak and how it would be an excellent idea to ban flights coming from Ebola stricken areas, not sending our military to “combat” Ebola, and fixing our porous borders to the whole Raven Symone bruhaha that the race baiters and hustlers have made a big deal about. Common sense no longer finds its seat amongst the minds of Americans anymore. Instead, political correctness and people becoming too sensitive to everything and anything that might remotely be offensive (while offending others in the process) has taken the drivers seat of human consciousness. We feel first before, if ever, thinking about it within the framework of rational thought. What exactly has happened to our society that we have come to this point in our history?
One of the reasons common sense is on the decline is that political ideology, both Left and Right, have contributed to the anti-intellectualism that seems to be infesting our nation. Political elitists don’t appreciate people who think outside of the paradigm of political ideology because that means a challenge to their demi-god status of faux know it alls. You simply can’t have that when you wish to be the omnipotent shepherd of We the Sheeple. It’s simple, when people are given free range to think for themselves outside of political ideologies, more solutions to problems are created. However, when a variable is suppressed because the oligarchs want to seem like they are doing something useful with their position of power, garnering votes in the process, you have a limited supply of solutions because the people are thoroughly divided and simply can not unite together on common ground in order to find solutions together via brain storming. Political zealotry tends to, in the end, strangle common sense in its sleep.
This is the belief that race is remotely important within the Human Species. We regard it as some sacred holy cow on a golden pedestal despite the constant clamoring for people to not judge by color. In the hyper-hypocritical world we live in, we judge by color in different ways than back in the early to mid 20th Century. Instead, we judge whites as privileged ingrates who are inherently racist no matter what they say and blacks are afforded the victim card no matter who was at fault or for what reason they supposedly were discriminated against. We make no attempts to back up the fact that race is illusionary and should be derided as such whenever someone brings it up. When you have people like Raven Symone and Morgan Freeman who are willing to ditch divisive racial labels being attacked vociferously because of their logical viewpoints, you have seriously step back and question what is the true motives of those attacking those who cast aside the shackles of racial labels. If these folks who trash clear minded people like Ms Symone and Mr Freeman actually, truly thought about racial labels they would realize that racial labels help establish stereotypes. Think about it when a black person chides another black person who speaks proper English as “acting white” you then realize that racial labels DO in fact create stereotypes. Speaking properly and acting responsibly isn’t acting any race it’s being a respectable human being and nothing more. It is simply common sense to ditch racial labels all together. They do nothing but harm the human race while furthering the divide between us all.
I probably could write a book concerning the extinction of common sense in our society, but I think two glaring examples will suffice and drive home the point that common sense is an endangered species in this society of ours. Hopefully, this will inspire others to touch upon other areas that I have missed and help spread awareness that common sense is on the decline no matter how small it may seem, each perspective helps. So lets hashtag this #CommonSenseIsDying and make people aware of the fact.
It truly is a shame when you read the comments concerning Raven Symones rejection of labels on Oprah. That takes absolute strength of will that is rarely seen in this day and age. So what, she says she’s an American first, how in the Nine Worlds is that an atrocity? Personally, I believe more people in this melting pot of a country should do the same! What do racial labels truly do for us human beings? Nothing. It allows for a foundation onto which a stereotype can be placed firmly that leads to nothing more than division of the human species and strife. Race hustlers like Oprah Winfrey shudder with contempt at folks who shed racial labels because that means they have less sway over people who don’t delude themselves on the issue of racial identity.
True power lies in how the elitists keep everyone divided and conquered so each group of human beings can be easily managed. Once the walls are down, though, it’s game on for the elitists. We the People will then truly be a power to reckon with. Once the labels are gone and we see each other as brother and sister on this planet, then we the Human species will be unstoppable. The race hustlers enjoys their utopia of division along melanin lines and that’s how they wish to keep it. Subjugation doesn’t always have visible shackle, but rather invisible that have chains that run deeper to the soul of humanity. Racial identity is one of those shackles.
So when will others have the guts to do the same that Raven Symone did? Anyone? Anyone at all? Or will you cower beneath your label like a blanket covering you head to toe as if it were magickal? I’m betting for most people it’ll be latter rather than the former. Simply because that would take an immense amount of intestinal fortitude to pull away the veil and live in the real world that racial labeling isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. it’s evil, it’s destructive and worst of all it divides the human family.