We have a tiny window of opportunity before the tone of the community and for community discourse is set for the next decade or longer. It’s time for all of you who love your gods, who know that putting the Gods first always, that being a polytheist, engaging in devotion does not in any way equal fascism to get actively involved. We have a group of people who have extreme political views – and they are trying to radicalize polytheism, and even suggesting that those want to be apolitical and focus on religion are fascists– who are systematically targeting both polytheisms and leading figures in the movement. They are using censorship and thought policing and playing on our political fears and they are willing to use threats and force and even going to the police to quell those who think differently than they. If you’re ok with that, then you’re going to live in that community. If you’re not, you need to speak up now before this becomes the norm.
There are those of us who have been speaking out from the beginning on these things and who have been taking hits left and right. We’ve been painted as reactionary, and even psychotic. We’re willing to go in and have the difficult conversations on these important issues in our communities. We’re willing to be uncomfortable and we’re willing to be attacked both publicly and privately. There’s a limit to how much people are willing to put up with that though. If those people aren’t there, who is going to be?
This is a time when all of us need to stand together or you may find yourselves standing alone.