This time, not content with publishing a libelous hit-piece aimed at Stephen McNallen, me, the Asatru Folk Assembly, and folkish Heathenry in general, and not content with spiking my own reply to the first post, which the Patheos Pagan editor refused to publish once he read how effective a counter-attack against HUAR it was, the Patheos Pagan channel is at it again, this time with two new attack articles on the same day. This in addition to a few other ankle-biters around the web over the last few weeks.
Now, to put this in perspective, let's remember what is really happening here:
- Stephen McNallen made an off-the-cuff comment wondering if the people of Germany would stand up and protect German women from being raped, sexually assaulted, and accosted by Muslim "refugees", in reaction to the mass sexual assaults that happened across Germany and northern Europe recently.
- In reaction, several prominent neopagan bloggers accused him of being a racist.
Yes, you read that correctly. McNallen comes out against rape and sexual assault, and these Big Name Pagans think that racism is the real story. To them, racism is worse than rape.
Let that sink in.
|The poster child for|
They see it everywhere,
and literally nothing is
worse. Even rape!
I've already debunked the notion that any positive mention of the Freikorps is a de facto endorsement of Nazi Germany (which is complete bullshit). I've already debunked the notion that Stephen McNallen or the Asatru Folk Assembly are racist (because the worst way to attract racists is to require new members to agree that Asatru isn't an excuse to hate other races). I've already debunked the notion that folkish Heathenry is racist in general.
And none of that really matters right now. What matters is that hundreds of women were sexually assaulted in a single night in Germany, and thousands have been raped and assaulted across Europe by Muslim immigrants over the last few years, and when someone steps up and dares to say the people of Europe should stand up and do something about it and protect themselves, the Big Name Neopagans say he's racist for doing it.
Ryan Smith literally thinks it's more important to falsely call someone a racist, than to speak out against rape and sexual assault. He places more value on attacking those who do speak out against sexual assault. He's proven that with his actions.
John Beckett literally thinks it's more important to lead some crusade against "racists" (who aren't really racists), than to speak out against rape and sexual assault. He places more value on attacking those who do speak out against sexual assault. He's proven that with his actions.
Jason Mankey literally thinks it's more important to drive people he thinks (falsely) are racists out of the "pagan umbrella" (who don't want to be under it in the first place) than to speak out against rape and sexual assault. He places more value on attacking those who do speak out against sexual assault. He's proven that with his actions.
Josh White literally thinks it's more important to falsely attack someone for being a racist (attacking a choice of words, rather than seeing the issue behind them) than to speak out against rape and sexual assault. He places more value on attacking those who do speak out against sexual assault. He's proven that with his actions.
These Big Name Neopagans (well, two Big Name Neopagans and two pathetic wannabes, really) are completely despicable. Anyone who thinks that complaining that "you hurt my feelings because you say folks should worship the Gods of their ancestors" is more important than standing up against women actually being physically assaulted, raped, and sexually abused doesn't deserve anyone's respect. Their values are completely inverted, and they are the ones who deserve to be driven out of any right-thinking society.
If these people are your "leaders", oh neopagan community, then I am ecstatic not to be under that umbrella.