Let me be crystal clear, “To Be Norse Doesn’t Make It Okay To Promote Chaos”. The only way you could possibly not know what is going on in the world is if you have avoided it altogether and been living under a rock somewhere.
What do I mean by To Be Norse Doesn’t Make It Okay To Promote Chaos?
Let’s look at the definitions of Chaos, controlled chaos, and Norse Pagan. I think once you seem them it will make a little more sense as to what I mean by that statement.
- Chaos – complete disorder and confusion.
- Controlled Chaos – A state or situation that appears to be completely disorganized, but where some things are under control whether you realize it or not.
- Norse Pagan – Norse religious worship is the traditional religious rituals practiced by Norse pagans (You call us pagan but we are proudly Heathen) in Scandinavia in pre-Christian times.
Now looking at the above definitions you can see that nowhere in the definition of Norse Pagan do you see anything about chaos. In fact, I will take it even further for you. If you have read the Havamal(s) both editions, the Eddas, or even the Volsunga Saga, you can see that Odin himself does not promote Chaos in any way shape, or form.
War does not mean Chaos either if you look at all the wars that have ever been fought throughout history, however it can and is often a version of controlled chaos. By that I mean the generals have established a plan for the attack against an enemy but there are so many variables in a war that often not all of them can or will be accounted for. As a US Army veteran myself I can attest to this fact from first-hand experience.
The Present Chaotic Events
Let us look at the organizations of Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Let me be clear hear! We do not agree with the murder of George Floyd or the way that situation has been handled. However, since that unfortunate event, there seems to have been nothing but chaos in one way or another, displayed by both of the above organizations.
I’ve recently become aware of a few “Norse”, “Heathen”, and “Viking” groups that are in the support of and even been directly involved in the actions being taken and promoted by Antifa and BLM.
What actions do these include? The riots, the looting, many other criminal activities including forcing law enforcement out of various areas and cities across the country.
If you are a true follower of Odin and Norse pagan, you would not be involved period. The only involvement any of us should be showing is not only our loyalty to our country and its leaders but to our gods, beliefs, and practices. If you’re involved in any other way, then you are not a true Norse Pagan. If you are a “White Supremacist Viking” and believe in the inequality of a person based on bloodline, race, or sexual orientation then you are not a true Norse. I’d guess you haven’t actually read much of any of the Norse history and recorded poetry. With that, I say shame on you!
How A True Norseman/woman Would React
Now we kind of touched base on these things several episodes ago in “What Does It Mean To Be Norse” with the quality of morals and values of a Norse Pagan. You can also see the post “Interpretations And Choices“. The point here is that there are numerous posts I have shown how we are expected to behave as well as the morals and values we should hold dear to our hearts, and strive to be and do to the best of our abilities.
If you see these vicious acts against your local law enforcement, residents, neighbors, military, and yes even the monuments you should not only want to get involved to help them showing your loyalty, honor, and integrity.