Some things need to be shared, emphatically.
Sarenth’s blog from about a year ago is suddenly exploding with the comments from some narrow-minded racist idiot, who is leaving f-bombs, poor grammar, atrocious spelling, and far more seriously death & rape threats. Part and parcel of the death threat is the person’s written desire to create killing squads to put to entire ethnic groups to death. [Sarenth, you definitely need to report it to WordPress, and see if there are laws where you live that make this an offense for which criminal charges can be filed. Also, if you can find out his ISP I do know that my previous employer was able to contact the company and in many cases their death threat behavior was violation of the ISP’s Terms of Service, and it effectively cut off their internet access as well to EVERYTHING.] Oh, and let us not forget that he is using one of our Deities’ names as an insult. Disrespecting the Goddess Hel is NEVER a good idea. I’m not repeating it here, because well, I have a healthy respect for the divine, and I also strongly believe that trolls don’t deserve their 15 minutes of infamy. But, I felt prompted to educate the poor small-minded one on why this was NOT a good idea.
Of course as is so often the case, it is afterward I post the above reply that I think of even more things I could have said, such as how when during the Icelandic althing another Goddess, Freya, was insulted. Even with the nation under Christian conversion they still realized that was bad behavior and they weren’t going to let that stand unremarked. The end result was that the offender was outlawed by his Pagan and Christian peers. it’s like that t-shirt, “Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.”
So while the original blog post is quite older, in solidarity, I’m reblogging a link to Sarenth’s post because I whole-heartedly agree. We cannot afford to be silent when those whose agenda is NOT about the Gods, but about hate and their ill-conceived notions of racial identity to go unremarked. Evil triumphs, when good men and women do nothing.
You can read Sarenth’s post directly here, or I’ve quoted it below: The Northern Gods Are Not White
In the Northern Tradition these are the races that exist: the Giants, the Gods, the Dwarves, the Disir, the Alfar, other vaettir of land and sea, and the human race. That’s it.