Vivid colors, flowing silk ribbons, and glittering bits of mirrors—the Vikings dressed with considerably more panache than we previously thought. The men were especially vain, and the women dressed provocatively, but with the advent of Christianity, fashions changed, according to Swedish archeologist Annika Larsson.
Gee, who would have thought it of a people who conquered European nations, sailed the oceans, colonized Iceland, Greenland and even (temporarily) North America, provided security for the Byzantine Emperor, reached as far as China in their adventuring, composed some of the most vivid poetry and sagas in the world, built cities and forts from Russia to Ireland and had their way with whatever people they happened upon...
So why the feigned surprise at this new find?
Because part of the Myth of Equality is that Northern Europeans were as uncivilized in pre-Christian times as Africa, Latin America and the rest of the Third World is today.
This, for some, creates the illusion of the potential of brown and black people as potentially stable and productive members of advanced civilization.
But the truth, no matter how unpopular, always wins out in the end...
Western Civilization, comes not from study, understanding or assimilation.
Western Civilization flows in the blood of every White Man and Woman of indigenous European descent wherever Fate may find them...
Now, this is the cup the White Men drinkWhen they go to right a wrong,And that is the cup of the old world's hate--Cruel and strained and strong.We have drunk that cup--and a bitter, bitter cup--And tossed the dregs away.But well for the world when the White Men drinkTo the dawn of the White Man's day!Now, this is the road that the White Men treadWhen they go to clean a land--Iron underfoot and levin overheadAnd the deep on either hand.We have trod that road--and a wet and windy road--Our chosen star for guide.Oh, well for the world when the White Men treadTheir highway side by side!Now, this is the faith that the White Men hold--When they build their homes afar--"Freedom for ourselves and freedom for our sonsAnd, failing freedom, War."We have proved our faith--bear witness to our faith,Dear souls of freemen slain!Oh, well for the world when the White Men joinTo prove their faith again!