sexta-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2009

I, the Tribalist

"Much is made, in the modern Asatru community, of "not rocking the boat", and "getting along", and "being fair and open-minded". But it is possible to be so open-minded that your brains fall out, so fair that wrongs are tolerated and allowed to flourish. For this reason, when subjects such as the rightness or wrongness of Folkish practice come up in conversation, as on discussion forums, people quickly leap to say such things as "Let's not open up that can of worms," or "But they're just expressing their honest opinions." I think this practice is wrong. Folkism is, in general, racism and makes a virtue out of clinging to ignorance and not thinking rationally. We should treat it as such. I think a zero-tolerance policy needs to be developed in modern Asatru lest we get dragged down by some real losers. We should discuss this. We should debate this. We should get rid of the ridiculous notion that an individual's right to have an honest opinion is grounds for forcing the rest of us to associate ourselves, even indirectly, with it. We should call racists racists and make sure they have no say in the future of our religion."
[ Racism in Asatru - Waylland Skalagrimsson ]