Anglo-Saxon Saturday


New people came in ships across the North Sea. Historians call them Anglo- Saxons

The idea that there is a common Anglo-Saxon ancestry based on biology is gaining currency among some right-wing and religious groups in the UK and US.

In the UK, the new leader of the UK Independence Party, Henry Bolton, suggested in a radio interview in October that “in certain communities the indigenous Anglo-Saxon population is nowhere to be seen.”

In August, a religious group called the Odinist Fellowship wrote to the Church of England demanding two churches as reparations for a “spiritual genocide” which it claims began in the seventh century AD.

The Odinists use old Icelandic texts to reconstruct the “indigenous” religion of the Anglo-Saxons which they claim was oppressed with the arrival of Christianity. The Anglo-Saxons are commonly believed to have migrated into Briton in the fifth and sixth century AD. Iceland by contrast was inhabited in the ninth century by Viking settlers. In the US, this mixed up medievalism is associated with the white supremacist alt-right who use Anglo-Saxon and Viking motifs.


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13 Responses to Anglo-Saxon Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Believe it or not? Seems the Statute of Limitations would be expired by now, tell the Odinists to STFU, and the mighty white supreme-ists too.


  2. Micki says:

    ANDY BOROWITZ: John Bolton Ecstatic to Be at War After Only Four Days on the Job
    Too true to be funny.


  3. Micki says:

    Before I go back out into the yard to do some much-needed weeding, spring cleanup…!

    With all due respect (to whom I don’t know – haha!), I don’t get the point of researching and discussing this, if the result is articles such as this one…that most people will never see.

    The first modern humans, homo sapiens, evolved from early hominid predecessors, about 200,000 to 300,000 years ago. That’s much longer than a Fox news cycle! These first modern humans began moving outside of Africa 70,000 to 100,000 years ago….eventually reaching the shores of what is now Great Britain?

    Get over it! Someday, the world will be populated with mostly latte-skinned homo sapiens….unless we obliterate ourselves ahead of that eventuality! (Quite possible!)


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Typical 25 minutes to the Old Post Office. Just a cat along the way; no birds. The taco truck is back and selling.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Round trip was 54 minutes. Looks to be that the taco truck crew lives in the adjacent caboose android coach car, the way that DRA used to.

      Day 7: 226+544=270 minutes. Oh well.


  5. Den says:

    Every piece of plastic made is still here on Earth somewhere, unless it is on a satellite or the space station, or Elon Musks’ roadster.


  6. Den says:

    Flipper flips out in slo mo!


  7. David B. Benson says:

    For Sunday: NGC 1052-DF2.


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