I used to ask myself, while younger, why do people seem to go mostly for that nordic/viking stuff (“celtic” too at times) and why do they reduce paganism/heathenism almost always to only that component(s).
Later I understood: nordic paganism (even the so-called “celtic”) is primitive and simplistic, being therefore easy to understand for those who really do some research and some reading. For the mob there are simplistically depicted vikings (or “celts” in some cases) in the media and that suffices apparently. No wonder in both cases.
In an era when the lowest of the low dominate, simplism is the rule and complexity scares. Plain fact.
Can you imagine the time needed to understand the well known ancient greco-roman world, in all its complexity? Or the brains needed for the same task? The mob has neither.
Not to mention, for example, the less known thracian (including the daco-getic branch), or slavic world and their complexity. That would bring all Nordics to despair.
So there you have it: simplicity has become paganism/heathenism. A sad situation. Not to forget the christian influence on understanding it.
Does that go to show an also well known fact, that the nordics are indeed primitive and simplistic people? I am convinced it is so, nevermind the hollers of indignation I received while saying this and may receive because of writing this.
Look at them, the nordics: they pushed forward the rise of the burgeoisie and that of the proletariat, destroying every piece of beauty there may have been, along with supporting the rise of atheism that simply happened in the process. Nice job indeed, fellas.
Apart from that they only tried to copy the southern european heritage, in arts, crafts and “intellectual” matters. Does this make them plain copycats? Of course it does.
Simplistic and primitive materialism is what defines the nordics and what pushed and pushes them forward, as it defined and moved the lowest castes in the ancient world. The beauty and the complexity of Old Europe is something that the nordics did not, can not and will never understand.
Which means that an evetual rebirth of Europe will come too from the south and from the east, where the spiritual component is prevalent in the everyday life, unlike the growing atheism of the what is called “western world”, which is actually a spiritual wasteland and probably always was.
And why the fuck do Nordics call their turf “the western world”, or “the free world” at times? Because, as every lowlife, they are arrogant.
There is no downfall of the West, because there never has been a rise of the West.
The West proclaimed that “God is dead”, didn’t it? What better point to make than that, to prove the destructiveness of the West? But we all know it is easier to destroy, than to create.
Returning to the beginning: what is there to be read, that’s genuinely nordic paganism? The Havamal, probably, and that’s about it. Wow! Really? Now look at the south and east, look at the Old Europe, and come again…
Not that I have anything against the Nordics, who are western and free at the same time, but I like the truth and don’t like illusions. So come what may, they remain primitive and simplistic people. That’s why they sanctified manual labour and generally physical work, that’s why they can never stop, why they can never stand still, why they never reflect, why they are atheists, why always in a pointless hurry, why always better than everybody else, why always omniscient, why ignorant, lurid, carnal, hypocritical, superficial, fake… etc ad nauseam.
If anyone can prove me wrong, he/she is welcome to do so.