onsdag 5. mars 2008

Odin i Omaha

De av oss som har en usunn fascinasjon for ytre høyre, blir av og til spurt om hvorfor vi orker å kaste bort tiden vår på patologiske voldsmenn med rablende budskap og et veldig avslappet forhold til rettskriving. Vel, det kan være deprimerende innimellom, men sannelig har det sine lyspunkter også. Jeg siterer fra en hikstende hilariøs reportasje hos Southern Poverty Law Center:

On sept. 1, the national socialist Movement (NSM) held a neo-Nazi anti-immigration rally in Omaha, Neb. That night, about 60 NSM members and supporters, many of them racist skinheads, celebrated in a horse pasture. They guzzled beer, slam-danced to hate rock and cheered the torching of two gigantic wooden swastikas.

But the most highly anticipated entertainment at the NSM after-party was billed as "a visit from Odin," the ancient Norse god worshipped by neo-pagans, including a sizable number of white supremacists.

"Odin" took the stage with the embers of the swastikas smoldering dramatically in the background.

A bedazzling Celtic cross medallion was draped around his neck. He wore an eye patch and a hooded robe with sequined trim — think Obi-Wan Kenobi meets Liberace.

As the crowd of neo-Nazis hushed into respectful silence, Odin began to speak in a theatrical voice reminiscent of Sean Connery playing a pirate. "Kindred of mine, fair and beautiful children of the light," the venerable Norse deity intoned, gesticulating with Shakespearean aplomb. "You know me. I am known to you as all-father Odin. Lord of the wolves and of the ravens."

Og det blir enda morsommere når Tor entrer scenen ...

(Takk til Didrik for tipset. Bildet bærer tittelen Oden som vandringsman og er av den svenske kunstneren Georg von Rosen.)

1 kommentar:

Mad Mullah Hastur sa...

Eg skulle gjerne ha vore på den festen der... men eg stemmer for at vi starter ein nazi-fest reenactmentgruppe der vi samlar folk for å spele ut høgdepunkter frå nazisamlinger verda over.