December 7, 2007

AND NOT A ONE OF US HAD A GREEN CARD:

The Vikings–Huge, Hairy, and Here Again (Michael Feldman, December 7th, 2007, Britannica Blog)

On July 1st of this year, the Viking war ship The Havhingsten fra Glendalough (The Sea Stallion from Glendalough) set sail from Roskilde, Denmark, and made the 1,000-mile trip to Dublin, returning to its home port after a thousand-year absence. The hundred-foot longship was sunk in Roskilde fjord in the late 11th century attempting to save the homeland from an invasion of, you guessed it, Vikings, these from Norway. In those days things were hopping on both sides of the North Sea thanks to the Norsemen. Were there ever a people so underappreciated as the Vikings? Consider G.K. Chesterton’s appraisal:

Misshapen ships stood on the deep
Full of strange gold and fire,
And hairy men, as huge as sin
With horned heads, came wading in
Through the long, low sea-mire.

These hairy men as huge as sin came wading into most of the known world from the ninth to the eleventh centuries: pillaging, yes, there was a good deal of this, since the word “Viking” does mean “pirate,” but also creating a highly unlikely Scandinavian-Irish clan, putting the “Rus” in Russia, and discovering the New World when it was really New. The English (not just Chesterton) seemed to have had the biggest problem with them (in Russia there were quickly assimilated into Slavic culture) particularly after Helfdene, Inwaer and Hubba, the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok, conquered East Anglia, Northumbria and most of Mercia.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 7, 2007 5:52 PM
Comments

You don't need a green card when you have a battle-axe.

"The Viking Express Card - Don't Pillage Europe Without It."

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2007 10:20 AM

Exactly, invaders generally don't follow the rules.

Posted by: Perry at December 8, 2007 10:42 AM

Bingo! Invaders follow their own rules, which is why Mexican Christians are preferable to Darwinist natives.

Posted by: oj at December 8, 2007 1:09 PM

Ok, so we are currently being invaded but it is a good invasion and I assume the occupation is going just peachy too?

Boy, this is silly stuff in the extreme.

If you don't like Darwinists just explain to people why they are bad and they have a chance to go away.

Don't you think inviting an invasion to do it for you is likely to lead to a few unintended consequences like losing control of the country for one?

The irony is Mexicans are more likely to vote democrat thereby enabling your dreaded Dawinists.

Posted by: Perry at December 8, 2007 2:10 PM

"Bingo! Invaders follow their own rules, which is why Mexican Christians are preferable to Darwinist natives."

Then you don't mind of the natives respond in kind?

What am I saying - of course you do!

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2007 4:16 PM

Yes, the occupation goes exceedingly well. It elected W twice.

Posted by: oj at December 8, 2007 4:54 PM

To the contrary, the ideal solution would be for the natives to respond in kind. They'll love the Mexican weather and we won't miss them when they migrate.

Posted by: oj at December 8, 2007 4:57 PM
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