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The Asatru Folk Assembly Gets Banned on Facebook

After months of making inroads with white nationalist organizations like Identity Europa and posting racially charged posts on social media, the Asatru Folk Assembly has now been officially banned for offensive behavior on Facebook.  The AFA is one of the best known “folkish Heathen” groups in the U.S., which takes a racialized interpretation of Nordic paganism.  This is based on an earlier Jungian notion that the archetypes that make up the Nordic gods, such as Odin or Thor, were set into the psyches of Northern European people exclusively.  The founder of the original AFA, Stephen McNallen, uses these pseudo-scientific arguments on race to argue that Asatru, the modern revival of a magickal Heathenry, is the native spirituality of Northern European people and one that white should return to.

While the AFA often tries to present itself as “apolitical,” it has consistently sided with white nationalists.  McNallen was known for being a core part of the Alt Right since 2008, appearing on the AlternativeRight.com podcast, Vanguard Radio, several times to speak with Richard Spencer.  He has also attended the white nationalist conference the National Policy Institute and pals around with various racialist projects.

Most recently, the AFA hit new leadership has taken it in an even more explicitly racist and patriarchal direction.  Below is a screenshot of a recent post of theirs, and because of it they were denounced by almost every Heathen organization in the country.

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As they have continued to increase their racialist profile, including participating in the Alt Right rally at Berkeley, they have seen resistance form.  They have now been banned from Facebook and will continue to see their profile shrink as few are willing to accept their white supremacist version of paganism.

Note: The vast majority of Heathens are anti-racist, and those who take the “folkish” perspective are a loud and racist minority in the religion.

Alt Right “Free Speech Rally” In Berkeley on April 15th

The veil of “Free Speech” has always been a tool manipulated by the Alt Right, a way of them getting a platform to organize without objection.  If they were ever to take power, that right of Free Speech would be lost for all as they build an authoritarian Ethnostate.

April 15th will be a “Free Speech” rally in Berkeley featuring Lauren Southern as a headliner, the Alt Light provocateur that has been harassing Canadian leftists for years.  Southern was a content creator for Rebel Media and is an Alt Right sympathizers, and anti-fascists threw urine on her when she came out to defend an American Front meeting that was happening.

She will be appearing with a whole line-up of Alt Right figures, including AltRight.com contributor Brittany Pettibone.  Pettibone is known for her “White Genocide” and Pizzagate conspiracy theories, as well as nationalist and traditionalist politics.  She said that these “values that once made Western Civilization great, including but not limited to the glorification of the nuclear family, motherhood, masculinity, femininity, etiquette, traditional gender roles and love of one’s own culture, race and country.”  She now writes under Richard Spencer’s new website, cementing her in the world of white nationalism.

Parody right-wing songwriter The Man Spot will join them, as well as Kyle Chapman, the “based stickman” who has become a hero for the Alt Right as he fought Antifa with a stick and shield.

What this even shows is that Southern is willing to associate with open white nationalists, and create a bridge between her world and that of places like The Right Stuff.

The event is being promoted by Identity Europa, the campus focused Alt Right white nationalist group.  They have had a heavy presence in the Bay Area.  The Asatru Folk Alliance, a white nationalist nordic pagan group will also be in attendance, coordinating with Identity Europa.

What is especially pernicious about this event is that it will bring out more than just the Alt Right, creating the perfect cauldron for recruitment.  This is exactly what groups like Identity Europa and “IRL” groups for The Right Stuff need.  That is why this event should not go off unopposed, and an organized response is necessary.

The event will be held at 2151 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley CA, 94704.

The event will start at 12:00 PM.

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