Things to expect on this blog: Austrian School economics; Libertarian politics; guns; Anglo-Saxon heathenry; and maybe the occasional rant.
Kevin Gutzman (via darrellfalconburg)
I really fail to see the relationship between paganism (which I practice) and communism (which I abhor). Moreover, could there not have been other reasons to choose April 22nd? The link between environmental concern and Bolshevism is nebulous at best.
In November 1917 (October O.S.), Vladimir Lenin’s Bolsheviks overthrew Russia’s parliamentary government and established a militant, murderous, atheist dictatorship. Soon enough, they were killing or gulag-izing 264 of Russia’s 268 Orthodox bishops, bulldozing thousands of priceless churches full of medieval art, and murdering the last emperor and his family. By century’s end, some estimates have it, over 120,000,000 people would die worldwide at the hands of Lenin’s fellows. In 1970, the centennial of his birth, a pack of Americans decided it would be cute to commemorate their pagan devotion to earth by establishing an annual festivity on Lenin’s birthday. Earth Day? Count me out.
CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP
Thor is hating Loki right now, but he loves Mjolnir more. Bless ‘em both
I’ve always found everything about The Lay of Thrym terribly amusing. Thunor, the most masculine of the gods, dresses in drag so that he can infiltrate a wedding intended for Freo, in order to get his hammer back and kick some eoten ass.
Tiw Father, please accept these offerings and provide your protection.
Tīw fæder, ic bidde þec þæm blōta onfōn and þīne munde bēodan.
ᛏᛁᚹ ᚠᚫᛞᛖᚱ ᛁᚳ ᛒᛁᛞᛞᛖ ᚦᛖᚳ ᚦᚫᛗ ᛒᛚᚩᛏᚪ ᚩᚾᚠᚩᚾ ᚪᚾᛞ ᚦᛁᚾᛖ ᛗᚢᚾᛞᛖ ᛒᛇᛞᚪᚾ
I’m trying something new. I want to write something for a specific deity each day of the week when giving offerings, then translate it into Old English, first in the Latin alphabet and then in the fuþorc. This will help me practice my language and writing simultaneously. In time I can hope that I’ll be able to produce longer and more elaborate statements.
This took a surprising amount of time to write; I’m painfully out of practice in Old English and can’t even decline the simplest of nouns now. Even in my prime, however, I didn’t often know the proper verbs to use. What I have used here are my best guesses, but they seem fine for now. I am uncertain whether bēodan takes the accusative case or dative case, but accusative appears correct.
Here’s a fun fact: when writing this, I learned that there is no good way to say “please” in Old English. Politeness was handled very differently and my choice is apparently one such method.
I chose to use mund because it meant “hand” originally (and remained so in poetry), but came to convey safety, guardianship, or protection. I find the word delightfully appropriate for Tīw.
I quite like this idea.
Credit unions are fantastic and were initially started in the 1920’s as an alternative solution for working Americans from the corrupt scheming/lending practices of banks. They have continually been restricted and attacked by bank lobbyists and the government’s legislators since their beginning as well.
Support local institutions and non-profit co-ops. Use a local bank or credit union!
I use a credit union. Aside from getting a better mortgage rate than I could’ve found elsewhere, a cheaper fee for my safe deposit box, and a slightly better rate on my savings account than I had before, I always feel like I’m walking into a “Mom & Pop” store when I go there. Everyone’s familiar, and most know me on a first-name basis. It’s really quite wonderful.
A free, competitive market economy is always rewarding successful entrepreneurs with profits for having made new, better and less expensive goods to earn consumer business. Thus, the normal trend in a free, competitive market is a world of gently falling prices as innovative businessmen bring improved and less expensive goods to consumers.
A truly free market economy, therefore, is one that tends to have the “good deflation,” and we should look forward to it, if only government intervention and central banking would get out of the way.