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The Amazing Explorations and Settlements of the Vikings/Normans

Speaking about the achievements of whites is outright prohibited in our universities. The accepted view is that Western civilization should be seen as part of an interconnected global community with ideas, peoples, and innovations crisscrossing the world starting with the “out of Africa” migrants. One can however talk about the greatness of the Chinese, Mongols, Muslims, Africans, and Amerindians as such.

This was the decision reached by the academic world some four to three decades ago as the West was set for a massive influx of nonwhites calling for the portrayal of all white-created nations as primordially multicultural from their beginnings.  Even in the case of  the Scandinavians-Vikings, the trend now is to portray them as racially mixed with Africans or as having contributed “nothing to civilization”, to use the words of the Jewish historian Norman Cantor.

Academics, most of whom are fat feminists, submissive white males, rootless Jews, or nonwhites living off whites, cannot apprehend how crucially important is the adventurous courage of men to the making of civilizations. They think civilizations were created by brainwashed nerds like them, and can’t comprehend that a key factor in the tremendous success of Europeans was their aristocratic warrior vitality.

The Viking/Norsemen explorations between the ninth and eleventh centuries, on their own, surpass the explorations of non-Europeans as a whole, including the much touted voyages of Zheng between 1405 and 1433 to Southeast Asia, India, and the Horn of Africa. Zheng He did not navigate one single unknown nautical mile. His ships were impressively large, but he merely visited places, established diplomatic relations, and exchanged exotic goods. He was an eunuch, devoid of male aristocratic vitality. Ibn Battuta, likewise, was not an explorer either, but a traveler who visited, from 1325 to 1354, the known world of North Africa, the Middle East, East Africa, Central and South Asia, the Iberian Peninsula, and West Africa.

In contrast, the Vikings (Swedish-Norwegian-Danish-Normans):

  1. created the best ships of their age, long, narrow, and light, designed for speed and navigation in both shallow and deep waters, with an average speed of 9-19 km/h and a maximum speed of 28 km/h;
  2. established permanent settlements in large areas of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, storming eastwards through the Baltic down into the Black Sea and imposing a ruling dynasty in Kiev from which the name “Russia” derives;
  3. created the kingdom of Normandy from which point William the Conqueror took over the whole of England after the famous Battle of Hastings (1066); and they also took over Sicily from the Muslims in the course of many battles, and created the Kingdom of Sicily 1130-1198;
  4. played the leading role in the First Crusade, led by Richard the Lionheart, the great-great-grandson of William the Conqueror;
  5. discovered Iceland, not accidentally, since this land had been described before as “Thule”, though never explored, in various writings, creating a nation with about 30,000 by 930AD;
  6. discovered and colonized Greenland, 200 miles away from Iceland, starting in 978, followed by a well-planned expedition of 25 ships and several hundred prospective settlers;
  7. discovered and established a colony in America 5 centuries before Columbus, which they called “Vinland”, starting with a chance sighting by Bjarni Herjolfsson, and soon followed by a planned exploration led by Eirik the Red, and then a planned settlement by Thorfinn Karlsefni.

Now, it needs to be added, as contemporary historians of the Vikings have explained, that Icelandic geographers of the early Middle Ages “showed an astonishing sophistication in their image of the northern world”. We have a manuscript dating from about 1300, Geographical Treatise, compiling this knowledge, “based on the actual experience of Icelandic sailors”.

There is another Book of Settlement which describes the settlement of Iceland 870 to 930. The Viking/Norsemen/Icelandic peoples also wrote, between 1220 and 1280, two fascinating sagas of their explorations of Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland: The Saga of the Greenlanders, and The Saga of Erik the Red. These are stories of the events and of the major characters associated with the explorations and settlements occurring around 970-1030.

I read a few days ago the Penguin edition, The Vinland Sagas. The Norse Discovery of America. These men were farmers-sailors-warriors, and aristocratic in temperament, by which I mean they had an indomitable will and pride as free men. This explains why the type of government they created in Iceland was republican (a combination of aristocratic/democratic rule) as were the governments created everywhere by Europeans.

Know your history. They are erasing it as we speak. The academics in charge of our universities are consciously falsifying this history, spitting on it. Don’t let them trash your dear ancestors!

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