I love how both Denmark and Sweden seem to have decided the final verse of 'Stars' wasn't gay enough in English
Danish!Javert: God, let me have him
Danish!Javert: Nothing’s regretted
Danish!Javert: Nothing left
Danish!Javert: I’ll catch him
Danish!Javert: Unfortunately, I must
Danish!Javert: by the sparkling night!
Swedish!Javert: God, give him to me
Swedish!Javert: He is my convict
Swedish!Javert: All I ask for*
Swedish!Javert: I’ll endure
Swedish!Javert: Until then… Yes, I swear!
Swedish!Javert: I swear by God’s stars!
You don’t know how much I loved the new season of RTTE! Especially the first episode; it was so dark and violent at times. It strongly reminded me of HTTYD 2. I love this new tone the show has :) It was great seeing Hiccup letting his inner vikingness out! I really want to watch season 4 now!!
Lot of attention lately to the Dark Enlightenment that is mostly about Moldbug. The brown menace, she rides again.
As I’ve said before, his one innovation, “neocameralism”, is just a rewording of the Divine Right of Kings in corporate shareholder idiom, a legitimating myth for an order that hasn’t established itself yet. It is significant that that’s exactly the idiom native to the SF tech/VC complex - if shit kicks off in America, dollars to donuts it starts in the Bay Area, which I’ll maybe go into in another post, but suffice it to say I expect the particular details of his program to be pretty much irrelevant to anything.
I will say what intrigues me more, and what could really be a prime mover in that sector, is the construction of a modern, international, English-speaking Australian-American-Polish-British-Scandanavian-Serbian-etc. white volk around a core of internet-native right-masculo-populism on the chans’ “waifus, warhammer, and white nationalism” model
things like Polandball’s (and SatW’s) western-centric resurrection of the concept of national personification, heavy metal culture and the associated Vikingism, feelsguy’s translinguistic sense of selfhood, /pol/’s kebab removal… well, just /pol/’s /pol/ness, really
Now this sounds ridiculous. I know this sounds ridiculous. This is me pointing to cultural trends particularly prominent in the dork niche circles I notice and ascribing to them world-shifting importance. I know it is.
Unless, of course, you count “2008” as being a part of history, or those then alive as counting as a people. Or, say, 1978. Or, you know, the 19th century, and the conscious, successful Wagnerian construction of Germanic identity from which these are all lineally descended.
To Golda Meir is attributed the line that there is no such thing as a Palestinian, by which was meant that the identity didn’t predate the establishment of the state of Israel. True, true. Neither was there such a thing as an Israeli. But then the state of Israel was established.
Plus okay, the celebration of western, particularly north european feudal great man realpolitik that is Paradox games is a niche thing, not quite mainstream popular culture
but how about the celebration of western, particularly north european feudal great man realpolitik that is the Canadian/Irish/American “Vikings” series?
how about the celebration of western, particularly north european feudal great man realpolitik that is Game of Thrones?
“I have never seen more perfect physiques than theirs (the Rus), they are tall like palm trees, are fair and reddish…the man wears a cloak with which he covers half his body, leaving one of his arms uncovered. Every one of them carries an axe, a sword, and a dagger, and is never wihtout all of that which we have mentioned. Their swords are of the Frankish variety, with broad, ridged blades. Each man, from the tip of his toes to his neck, is covered in dark green lines, pictures and suchlike.”
- Ibn Fadlan in 921 AD
Artwork by Anders Kvåle Rue from the book “Vikinger i Krig” by Vegard Vike and Kim Hjardar, inspired by Ibn Fadlan’s 10th century description