I’ve read quite a few blogs and probably hundreds of comments about my latest work on The New Right and its intersections with some Pagan and Polytheist belief.
Why would I read those? Because I was, after all, trying to start a conversation. I guess I did, and I’m glad of it, though of course a lot of the conversation has been kind of awful.
I should say though, I’m not surprised. By that, I don’t mean ‘because people are awful and cruel and see how they are proving my point?’
Rather, I mean that I had the same reaction when I started looking at these matters. Actually, I felt awful and wanted to scream and call people names and generally create a monster out of those who would suggest there are parallels and even potentially already-existing influences between what I thought was native or exclusive to polytheism and New Right ideology.
I will be writing more on that in awhile. Currently, I’m trying to finish fulfilling orders and shipping to patreon patrons while preparing to leave Seattle for several months on pilgrimage. I’ll be writing about that too, soon.
But in the meantime, I wanted to publicly thank a few critics. Not the sort who called me a “Divisive Leftwing Unemployed Brownshirt Fascist,” or a direct danger to Polytheism, or an enemy of the gods, or….well, yeah. I had to read an awful amount of personal attacks by people who’ve never met me and some who have.
I want to thank and direct my readers to a few people whose posts about these matters didn’t do that, and for the most part attempted to argue with my ideas.. I make no statement of agreement or disagreement on these posts, only that they really ought to be given space for their attempts to wrestle with my ideas, rather than dismiss them by crafting a monster to slay.
If you come across more, I will be happy to post them here.