Desecration in London

Vandals in London have desecrated a memorial to WWII RAF fighters. This is in wake of a black studies professor calling these heroes war criminals (you know, the men who fought actual nazis. I guess they’ll give PhDs to anyone these days). This is the result of people who have zero respect for the dead, and who see western identity as a problem to be solved. I hope they catch the criminals. I would like to see them drawn and quartered, though of course in these ‘civilized’ times such punishments are no longer given. Pity. One who desecrates the military dead deserves nothing else. 

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(photo “Lest We Forget” by G. Krasskova)

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Free-range tribalist Heathen, Galina Krasskova, has been a priest of Odin and Loki since the early nineties. Originally ordained in the Fellowship of Isis in 1995, Ms. Krasskova also attended the oldest interfaith seminary in the U.S.- the New Seminary where she was ordained in 2000 and where she later worked as Dean of Second Year Students for the Academic year of 2011-2012. She has even given the opening prayer at the United Nations Conference “Women and Indigeny”. Beyond this, she took vows as a Heathen gythia in 1996 and again in 2004, She is the head of Comitatus pilae cruentae and a member of the Starry Bull tradition. She has been a member of numerous groups through the years including the American Academy of Religion. She has also served previously as a state government contracted expert on the Asatru faith, and been a regular contributor to various print and online publications geared towards modern pagans and polytheists, and for a time had her own radio program: Wyrd Ways Radio Live. Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University (expected graduation 2019) with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. She has also been teaching University classes in Greek and Latin. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Claremont University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, Western Michigan University, Villanova University, and the City University of New York. An experienced diviner and ordeal master, her primary interest is in devotional work and the reconstruction of Northern Tradition shamanism. Her very first book, The Whisperings of Woden was the landmark first devotional text to be written in modern Heathenry. Ms. Krasskova has a variety of published books available running the gamut from introductory texts on the Northern Tradition, as well as books on shamanism, runes, prayer, and devotional practices. She is also the managing editor of “Walking the Worlds,” a peer-reviewed academic style journal focusing on contemporary polytheism and spirit work and the first journal of polytheology. While very busy with teaching and school, she does also occasionally lecture around the country on topics of interest to contemporary Heathenry and polytheisms. A passionate supporter of the arts Ms. Krasskova enjoys going to the opera, theater, and ballet. Her affection for the arts began early as she discovered dance, which she pursued professionally becoming a ballet dancer: first with a regional company in Maryland, then in New York City. After suffering career ending injuries, she would find new forms of expression in the visual arts. For a few years Ms. Krasskova co-owned an art gallery in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and over a course of numerous years she has studied a multitude of art mediums: glassblowing, watercolor, acrylic, photography and more! She is now an avid collage artist, acrylic painter and watercolorist and has even enjoyed placement in international artist-in-residencies programs in New York, New Mexico, and Poland. Her work has been exhibited globally from New York to Paris. She has taken her passion for the arts and polytheistic devotion, to create the Prayer Card Project. Since so much religious iconography has been destroyed, or defaced in the course of human history, she is actively making new religious prayers and iconography available to the various modern polytheistic communities to support those who are building their religious communities, building their devotional practices, and hungering for art that represents their religious faith. All while also supporting the artists within these burgeoning communities.

Posted on January 24, 2019, in Ancestor Work, Ancestors, Community Notes, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. That is truly awful and shameful.

    According to the article, the vandals also desecrated the statue of Winston Churchill and Roosevelt and the Canada Memorial which “commemorates members of the Canadian Forces killed during the First and Second World Wars.” I am Canadian and know of the many sacrifices the Canadian troops made during the World Wars. Without Canada and the other Commonwealth countries (i.e. New Zealand, Australia, India, etc.), England would have fell to the Nazis.

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    • YES memorials in Canada were desecrated as well. it’s disgusting, absolutely disgusting. Canadian troops laid down their lives to fight actual nazis and this is the thanks they get by the ignorant few. 😦 it makes me so angry I can barely type.

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      • and without Churchill, we likely wouldn’t have won the war. He was the leader that was needed during wartime. He was problematic outside of that, yes, but in WWII he was exactly what we needed.

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  2. Just as a mater of clarification: the professor commented as he did after the desecration of the memorial. Be careful with anything in The Daily Mail (though they did get that detail right).

    No, I don’t agree with his statement, and likewise I think the desecration is exactly that; however, let’s not link one thing with the other in a causal fashion. when it cannot be the case that it happened in that order.

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    • PSVL, i saw the interview with that ass. I didn’t first read about it. When I mentioned it, however, i wanted to have a link so then I looked up the article. No, his words weren’t *directly* linked to the desecration but really, if this is what students are learning in university, are we really surprised it happened?

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      • I know what you mean…it’s just important to know (for those who haven’t read all the info and seen the interviews, etc.) that the statements on the one occasion didn’t directly cause the actions on the other, and it can’t be proven with any certainty that the professor said anything in his classes regarding these things before the incident took place, or that anyone else did either.

        I’m honestly surprised if that kind of talk would be allowed in a university in the U.K.; I don’t know all of their laws in relation to such things, but I know that WWI and II veterans in particular are highly respected there. While some people might try something like that (i.e. making such comments) in the U.S. in some places where there are colleges and universities, where I live that would be very ill-advised, as this is a Naval community, there are Naval and Marine veterans all over here, and they’re represented in our student body very much (and at my other college, it’s almost exclusively active duty personnel and veterans), and one would be shooting oneself in the foot to make such a remark and for it to get around that one had. It would probably be grounds for firing, in fact–definitely at my other college ,and very likely at this one (which I’m writing from) as well.

        From a historical perspective, the firebombing of Dresden was a bad idea; but was it a “terrorist action”? Neither by definition nor by any stretch of the imagination, in my view, given what was going on atrocities-wise with the Nazis. Raising these questions, though, can be useful in certain ways (even if the counterpoint is phrased in an exaggerated and over-reaching fashion, as it was here). It’s important to discuss instances of over-reach of military power, and of the use of military force when it isn’t utterly necessary, and that can be done without insulting the service and sacrifice of the soldiers involved; civilian casualties are never anything to brag about or feel proud over, since by the proper warrior ethos (and supposedly by the proper military ethos as well, but that is getting thrown out the window more and more as time goes on since business and politics drives military usage even more than strategy and justice these days) such casualties are not within the scope of “fair play” (in a slightly paraphrased Irish sense of fír fer, literally “truth/justice of men” but usually used in a context that means “truth/justice of warriors”) nor are they a deed over which one should feel pride or honor since those who were killed could not realistically hope to defend themselves. Putting honorable soldiers in a position where they are required to kill civilians and to have some responsibility for doing so is not a good use of force or of military personnel and those devoted to the warrior ethos.

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  3. “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
    ― Winston Churchill

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  4. Sigh. I was hoping to be in a good mood today. Nope! I guess I’ll just have to fantasize about what would’ve happened if some veterans or active duty guys caught them in the act.

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  5. these days, PSVL, those questions are only ever raised to show disrespect to the dead and to shit on western cultures and values. I don’t think there’s ever any reason to dishonor memorials to the military dead, or very few reasons and none for leftists who brag about wanting to punch nazis. wish we could dump all of them back in WWII and give them the chance. *snorts*

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  6. So in the age when anyone and everyone can be called a “neonazi”, the people who fought REAL Nazis are considered war criminals? For a while I didn’t think it was possible for our culture to get any stupider.

    Oh how wrong I was.

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  7. Speaking as a Brit, the desecration is appaling (hardly needs to be said, but there you go), but I broadly agree with Dr. Andrews. I’m not sure this is the most politic way of broaching the subject, but Piers Morgan and the Dail Mail are nothing if not tarts when it comes to courting controversy and well-versed in rabble-rousing and “Just Asking Questions”.
    The crux of Andrews’ argument seems to be that the way WW2 is treated by our nation, and our abject failure to teach students what it means to have created and to maintain an empire, is the root of a lot of our social problems, from racial inequality to Brexit. The lionisation of Chruchill in popular culture ignores the atrocities he ordered, and thinks that since we (that is to say: white British folks, plus some other people) won the war, whatever atrocities our country committed or facilitated – from the Dresden bombing to the Bengal famine – don’t matter, because we beat Hitler, rah-rah, God save the Queen, rule Britannia, etc, etc. /s
    The US-style hero-worship of the armed forces is alien British culture, but I don’t agree with the vandalism OR the attacks on Dr. Andrews here or in our media.
    We (the British) need a proper conversation about what it means to be an ex-colonial power, but that’s not likely to happen any time soon.

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    • we are here, all of us, because at some point in our history our ancestors were warriors. To refuse to honor them, or to desecrate their memorials is obscene and impious. I fully agree: have those difficult conversations, but that shouldn’t preclude honoring those who defeated actual Nazis in WWII. The pseudo “progressive” agenda that would cast all of western culture as some great evil, is imo, utter bullshit aimed at the dissolution of civilization, art, culture, and beauty. Having standards, developing character, cultivating stoicism and valor, courage, respect, and piety are no longer viewed as good things. We are not the better for that. Trying to get people to have those conversations you mention, well there are ways to go about that which can be very fruitful. desecrating monuments is not the way to move minds and hearts. it furthers nothing. There’s plenty of stunts the vandals could have done to bring attention to these conversations, but instead they went for desecration. Britain should be proud of its work in WWII. Those men should be remembered and honored, and those working on the homefront. that need not mean assuming they are perfect or that people didn’t do horrendous things. War makes monsters of everyone.

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      • I think we’re talking across each other.
        I am not in any way attempting to defend the vandals (although I do think hanging drawing and quartering might be a touch extreme) and nor, I think, is Dr. Andrews (whose academic competence is irrelevant to these events). The points Dr. Andrews makes aren’t particularly relevant to the matters at hand, and I think he’s been brought in to whip up anger at the Left because that’s what Piers Morgan and the Daily Mail *do*.

        The vandalism may well have been the work of politically-motivated leftists, or it might have been a couple of prats who’d had too much to drink. Or neo-Nazis opposed to the RAF. Or a right-wing false flag operation. Or someone with an axe to grind against the government – there’s more than enough resentment to go around.
        Until the culprits are caught, I’m going to hold my judgement on their motivation. The statue is clean, no one got hurt, the police are looking for the people responsible. I will raise my standards, show the quality of my character, and stoically refuse to allow the manufactured outrage to rile me up; things are volatile enough around here already without adding fuel to the fire.

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      • That “false flag” suggestion was suposed to be a ridiculous idea, but I realise that – with this being an emotionally-charged issue and Poe’s law being what it is – it’s likely to muddy the waters, but I can’t see how to edit the post on mobile.

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