A Dedication to the Franks

Although my focus on history is usually centred on my native country of Scotland and the British Isles, I wish to explore the history of one of the Teutonic tribes from Continental Europe. The reason for this is that I have more recently felt drawn towards Continental Germanic spirituality as opposed to the Norse or Anglo-Saxon paths, particularly with regards to the tribe known as the ‘Franks’, who settled in what is now Flanders and the Netherlands as foederati; landed mercenaries hired by the Romans to defend their territory from other Teutonic tribes. The Franks went on to conquer Gaul and gave their name to France, and it is from them that the Franconian peoples are descended, namely the Dutch, Flemish and Afrikaners.

My own clan is descended from one of the Flemish families that participated in William the Bastard’s conquest of England and who were later invited to Scotland by David I in the 12th Century. Though the Franks were some of the main participants in abandoning their spiritual heritage in favour of the poison of Judeo-Christianity and spreading the disease to other tribes, they also had a reputation for ferocity and bravery and are an example of the archetype of the barbarian who fought against civilization only to succumb to its lure (as did many other Teutonic tribes during the ‘Folk-Wandering’ or ‘Migration Period’).

The Franks began as a confederation of smaller tribes who lived East of the Rhine, and coalesced into a singular ethnic entity in order to stand together against the Romans to the West. They were initially like most other barbarian tribes, described by the Romans as lacking armour and carrying swords, shields and the francisca, a type of throwing axe which was invented by the Franks and could bounce back when it hit the ground, potentially killing a foe from behind if you missed him on the initial throw. However, they do have their own origin history and are said to be descended from Trojans, which means that they may have had the same origin as the other Ten Lost Tribes of Israel and migrated to Western Germany.


Francisca, the tribal weapon of the Franks, note the curved head

The founder of their ruling dynasty, Merovech, was said to descend from a water god, possibly a Teutonic equivalent of Neptune. The confederation of tribes, led by the Cherusci and including the Bructeri and Sicambres, inflicted a crushing defeat upon the Romans at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9AD. The Roman general Varus thought that he had secured the fealty of Arman, chief of the Cherusci, and accepted his invitation to pass through Teutoburg Forest with his army and retinue. The Romans were ambushed and slaughtered; the whole event was so traumatic to the Romans that Augustus subsequently went mad and they never again attempted to conquer the Germans, although they still raided their lands.

Between the 3rd and 5th Centuries AD, the Roman Empire was beginning to weaken and the Franks were frequently crossing the Rhine and invading the borderlands. Initially, the Romans had been able to repel them and return the favour; however, by this point civil war and reluctance to join the military among the Roman populace meant that they could no longer keep the Franks at bay and eventually they struck a deal with them. Several of the tribes would be settled on the other side of the Rhine in Toxandria (and areas which straddles both Flanders and the Netherlands) in exchange for military service, becoming known as the ‘Salian Franks’ (meaning ‘paid Franks’).

Thus, the Romans made allies of their enemies and the Franks became foderati, a system which eventually led to the Fall of the Roman Empire by allowing foreign warlords to take control of the army and carve up the empire among themselves. Though the Salian Franks were initially helpful in repelling invaders, and even participated in defeating the Huns and their allies at the Battle of Chalons, they began to adopt a more predatory attitude towards the weakening Romans, and so they broke their allegiance and pushed West until they reached the Somme under Chlodio. The exposure to Roman tactics and mass produced weapons and armour made them a more effective fighting force, and they simply decided to use this against the Romans when they became dissatisfied with their pay.

Eventually, the Franks on both sides of the Rhine were united under Childeric and his son, Clovis, through a combination of subjugating and assassinating rival chieftains. Clovis also conquered most of Gaul and put an end to the last vestige of Roman authority at Soissons. His Burgundian wife, Clotide, was a devout Catholic, and attempted incessantly to convert her husband, even causing the death of their first son through forced baptism. However, he was finally won over after gaining a victory against the Alemanni (another tribe from Western Germany) at the Battle of Tolbiac.

The story goes that Clovis was losing the battle and prayed to the Christian god rather than his own for victory, which he then achieved. To him, this proved the superiority of Christianity and he converted to Catholicism, despite the fact that the Catholics within his kingdom were outnumbered by both pagans and Arian Christians. Even more so, in the 7th Century Irish missionaries had to establish monasteries in Gaul in order to have more of an influence on the rural population, which was still largely pagan. This was the beginning of the gradual submission of the Teutonic tribes to the Catholic Church, which was one of the only things that united the Franks after the kingdom fell apart upon Clovis’ death.


The extent of the Frankish realm under Clovis

As was part of the Salic Law, Clovis’ kingdom was divided among his sons. This, however, only led to instability and the four kingdoms began to fight amongst themselves. Though the Frankish kingdom was eventually united again under Chlothar the Great in 613, they began to suffer raids from other tribes outside of the kingdom and were eventually faced with the Islamic invasion in the early 8th Century. The Muslims had conquered Spain and were now marching into France, but were defeated at the decisive Battle of Tours by the king’s regent, Charles Martel, in 732, halting any further Islamic advance into Europe.

Unfortunately, at this point the Merovingian dynasty was weaker than before and the kings were reliant on their generals. Eventually, the last Merovingian king was overthrown by Pepin the Short, who established a new dynasty and campaigned against the Basques as well as the Muslims. He also established Frankish vassal kingdoms in Spain, which eventually enabled the Reconquista and the eventual expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain. However, his son has been given more fame as a result of his conquests.

The Frankish king known as ‘Charlemagne’ (‘Charles the Great’) is one of the most famous and infamous rulers of the Dark Ages. While he managed to expand the Frankish domain well beyond its former territory, he was also a ruthless despot and Catholic fanatic, which is why he is also known as ‘Karl the Saxon Slayer’. He is remembered among Wotanists as the tormentor of the Saxons in Germany and for the defeat and subsequent forced conversion of their leader, Widukind. He oversaw the felling of oaks dedicated to Thunaer (Thor) and the various ‘Irminsuls’ (sacred poles representing the axis of the universe) in Germany.

However, despite helping to spread to Judeo-Christian virus to the other German tribes, he outlawed usury and defeated the Turkic Avar Empire in modern Hungary, neutralizing them as a threat to Western Europe. He may be most famous for helping Pope Adrian I by conquering the hostile Kingdom of Lombardy and for assisting Pope Leo III against his enemies in Rome, for which he was coronated as ‘Holy Roman Emperor’ by the pope. Thus, he is a divisive figure who represents both an effective monarch and a religious bigot, the builder of a hegemony that included much of Western Europe under one god and one king.

After Charlemagne’s death, his kingdom was inherited by his son, Louis, whose kingdom was then split among his three sons when he died. The resulting divisions were never again united, and the three kingdoms lay the foundations for the modern countries of France, Germany and Italy. Though France solidified into a centralized kingdom, Germany and Italy were governed as the Holy Roman Empire, a loose coalition of various duchies and city-states that swore fealty to the successors of Charlemagne.

By this time, the Latin -derived French language had become the tongue of the Western Franks and German the that of the Eastern Franks, although their native language persisted in the Frankish heartlands of Flanders and the Netherlands. Though these territories were claimed by either the French king or the Holy Roman Emperor, as trading centres they soon gained more power and influence and functioned largely independently of the kings they were supposedly ruled by. The Franconian peoples not only ventured to nearby Britain, but also became explorers and traders in the form of the Dutch Empire between the 16th and 20th Centuries, as well as the Boer colonies of South Africa.

Despite their noble origins and past conquests, the Franconians are not a numerous people, and are at risk of being outnumbered in their homelands by mass immigration from Islamic and African nations and are facing gradual genocide in South Africa. As a descendant of the Franks, I wish to invoke our brave ancestors and our gods to guide us in these dark times. The Franks are remembered as one of the foremost barbarian tribes who brought the might of Rome to its knees, and I am confident that the heroic spirit of those tribes can rise up again in their descendants to fight against the Modern Rome; the EU and the various globalist power structures that strangle our folk with the rope of Modern civilization.

Wodan, id est furor!

Wulf Willemson

Abrahamism: The Doctrine of Deception

The art of deception is one of verbal and conceptual persuasion, designed to give a false impression of reality. This could range from something resulting from the fragility of a human ego, such as somebody who lies in order not to get in trouble, to potentially more sinister and purposeful intentions to gain power through misleading others. This sort of lying relies on saying something that oneself knows not to be true, but that can be used to coerce people into thinking or behaving in a way that benefits oneself. An example of this would be the threat of Hell, a common feature of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic dogmas. The imagery of a fiery place where sinners would burn in eternity is not emphasized in the Bible, though it is consistently referred to in the Koran; the Christian interpretation is mainly based on the Greek concept of Tartarus, a part of the Underworld reserved only for the most evil men after death.

The idea of Hell is not likely to be true in a literal sense, and the esoteric understanding is that Hell is a state of being rather than a physical place. If this is understood within the context of reincarnation, then it may refer to a life after death that is Hellish rather than a physical realm of torment. The only reason that there is a belief in the concept of a literal Hell is because foolish preachers and clergy believe in such things and tell other people to believe in it as if it were true. This is not true deception, since the false believer is not aware that his belief is a delusion. The more worrying aspect of this is when a spiritual adept knows that this is the case, but chooses to present a false impression to others for the sake of control.

The reason I wish to draw attention to this particular subject is because we are constantly being deceived in society through religious, academic, social and political institutions. They have been constructed in a way that is designed to trap us in false realities, confirming our delusions by extending the same indoctrination to the entire population. Naturally, there will always be those that can understand the difference between right and wrong, truth and lie; but it is also the case that we all suffer from delusion to some extent, because of lies that we tell ourselves or are told to us. Because of the insecurity of the human ego, this smaller part of us wishes to become whole, and will attach itself to any ideas or belief systems that appeal to our perception of the world. While it is worth believing in things that help to complete our picture of reality, since none of us can know everything, this also means that we must be careful of not adopting perspectives that contradict observable facts and our personal experiences. Fear of the unknown is one way that we can choose to believe in ridiculous ideas that, rather than meant to make sense of the world, only serve to cause us anxiety or even anger.

It is this weaker state of being that we can be taken advantage of, and can be persuaded to believe what is not true because it cannot be shown to be so. Sometimes, we choose to believe lies because the truth can be too hard to face. This is unfortunately why so many of us suffer from personality disorders and compulsive behaviour. When one knows that what he sees either in the world around him or within himself is not true, it causes angst because it does not fit with our worldview. This can then cause cognitive dissonance and result in the adoption of delusion. We have all had something that we thought about ourselves or our surroundings proven wrong, such as realising that we were not as talented as we thought, or that we are having constant issues with our environment that is causing personal distress. It is the refusal to acknowledge these problems that makes us feel like we have to believe what we are told in order to make us feel better about our situation, rather than facing up to the truth of it. In this sort of instance, we are then vulnerable to the machinations of liars and charlatans who wish to gain power for themselves.

It is unfortunate that our society has become ponerized, meaning that, because those with the most power suffer from psychopathy, then this is reflected in the society and psychopathic behaviour has become normalized. This means that deception is present in all aspects of society. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, we are given a false impression of the scale of the effect that our decisions within a consumer society have on our environment and on other nations. We do not see the damage of our collective actions because they are obscured behind the constant presence of technology in our lives that distract us from realizing the true scale of destruction caused by over-civilization. People who are misled in turn mislead others as part of a cycle of entrapment within an ever-intrusive system. The lies told by corporations, the media and politicians are meant to make us think that the solutions to problems are only those which can be done within the confines of an already established system, which is the one that is being used to abuse us.

The system that has been created is founded upon the principles of using distortion and distraction in order to fool others into believing in a false version of reality. It is a tactic employed by psychopaths in order to conceal their true intentions. One example of this would be how such people hide behind the mask of Judaism as a way to shield themselves from criticism. By associating their actions with this particular ethno-religious group, they are able to simultaneously make their actions synonymous with Judaism while also getting away with their crimes by invoking claims that ‘anti-Semitism’ is being directed against them, even if most Jews have nothing to do with their machinations.

Thus, they have ensured for themselves a way to evade justice by both associating their actions with Jews as a whole and also the resulting reluctance to call out their behaviour by those who do not wish to seem anti-Semitic. The same is also true for Islam, where criticism of extreme interpretations of Islamic ideology has been interpreted as ‘racism’, even though such things have little to do with the race of those involved. While followers of the Abrahamic religions may not be involved at all in creating lies and are probably deceived themselves, and there is no point therefore in going after those that blindly follow, there is still a strong tradition of deception inherent in the Abrahamic faiths.

This technique of managing society through fear and scapegoating has been continuously built on top of our traditional societies since the migrations of peoples from the Middle East and North Africa into Europe, who brought with them the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. However, these belief systems are not based on the folk religions of that part of the world, though Judaism and Islam in particular have incorporated much of their practices into their own religions (as Christianity has absorbed many aspects of native European traditions).

Rather, the most destructive forms of these religions form a specific cult which spreads itself through intolerance and falsehood. Abrahamism is named as such after the Hebrew patriarch Abraham, the first iconoclast and smasher of ‘idols’, beginning the trend of destroying pagan worship within our groves and temples. He saw the expressions of the divine in the forms of images as distortions of divinity, as his own ego could not handle the concept of representing a divine force in physical form. It was this practice of controlling what symbols could be used to represent God and blaming others for spreading lies in order to maintain control over society that has been passed down to the present day among those who have power in religion and the media.

This was the beginning of a religion rather than a race, and it is worth emphasizing that the Ancient Hebrews were the descendants of European nomads (Hyksos) who settled in the Middle East and Egypt, and that modern ‘Jews’ are mainly descended from Levantines and North Africans (Sephardi Jews) and a tribe of Scythians known as ‘Khazars’ (Ashkenazi Jews). The ‘Israelites’ of the Bible were also known as the ‘Cimmerians’ and, after being expelled (interpreted as being ‘freed from slavery’ in the Bible) from Egypt settled first in Scythia, then Anatolia (Troy) after being expelled by the Scythians before being expelled by the Greeks and migrating to the British Isles, becoming the Welsh (‘Cymry’ comes from the name ‘Cimmerian’ and ‘Welsh’ from the Anglo-Saxon ‘wealas’, meaning ‘foreigner’) as well as the Gaels in Northern Spain (before moving on to Ireland) and also the Romans in Italy.

These groups are what became known as the ‘Ten Lost Tribes of Israel’, while the Judahites and Levites settled West of the Dead Sea and mixed with the locals, resulting in the culture of Pharisaic Judaism described in the New Testament. Again, these historical peoples are not for the most part what we could consider today to be ‘Irish’, ‘Welsh’, ‘Italian’ or ‘Jewish’ as they colonized the local peoples and absorbed them into their cultures, while also incorporating many of their local customs.

They brought with them a corruption of Aryan spirituality, which instead of being designed to spread truth to man, uses lies to deceive men in order to control them and gain material power. Firstly through the introduction of usury, whereby a man could borrow cattle from a nobleman at interest, ensuring a profit for the ‘Hebrew’ (deriving from the Ancient Egyptian ‘apiru’ and Akkadian ‘habiru’, meaning ‘bandit’ or ‘robber’). The corrupted nobleman could then use a bonded man to do labour for him and fight in his warband, all through deceiving a man into thinking that this sort of behaviour would not lead to the enslavement of his descendants through inherited debt. Thus began the introduction of forced labour and conscription, forming the basis of the state and the beginning of slavery in Western Europe.

Profit rather than honour and glory became the motive for warfare, and this cultural infection spread to Continental Europe, resulting in what has become known as ‘Celtic’ civilization, which was merely the local culture being driven by foreign motives. Though the newcomers were forced to share power with the druids, they were engaged in a power struggle from this point on, and frequently employed mercenaries to undermine the druids’ traditional authority. The Western European tribes began to form into states, presided over either by a king or by a council of corrupted druids acting as a senate.

After the Romans had sufficiently taken over much of the Mediterranean and Europe (the Romans were invited by ‘Celtic’ chieftains in Britain and Gaul to help fight their enemies), they then began a policy of incorporating the local religions into the Roman state religion, culminating in the Cult of the Emperor under Augustus and eventually in the adoption of Judeo-Christianity under Constantine. The institution of the Catholic Church, which outlived the Western Roman Empire, was able to continue the process of corruption and control over Europe. Though the ‘Celtic Christianity’ that was promulgated in the British Isles was initially an attempt to reconcile the traditions of Druidism with Judeo-Christianity, it was eventually overtaken by mainstream Catholicism in the Middle Ages and soon after Germania and Scandinavia also succumbed. This process also happened in Eastern Europe, due to the promotion of ‘Orthodox Christianity’ by the Byzantine Romans.

After the Middle Ages and the subsequent Protestant Reformation, Kingdom and Church morphed into People and Market, and the materialistic political religions of Capitalism and Socialism took over from the earlier form of social control. These ideologies are presented as options because they work within the material world, not in the spiritual one where these corrupt elites (plutocratic banksters and treacherous ‘clergy’ and ‘royalty’) possess knowledge that is purposely hidden from us, becoming ‘occult’ (meaning ‘hidden’). The self-serving system of our society is a result of the deliberate deception that is practised by all capable advertisers and socialites. When a person with completely selfish motives is not recognized for what they are out of misplaced respect and trust, then they are able to take advantage of others and convince them that their way is the right one, even though they simply mean to make us do what they want.

This information is one interpretation of the events described in the Old Testament and the subsequent building of so-called ‘Modern society’, where we are fooled into believing what is not true and helping to destroy ours and other peoples’ societies in order to advance an agenda at odds with our own self-interest. Those exhibiting psychopathic behaviour are using their skills to persuade others to believe in these false religions that they have created, which are only there to mislead us. This does not mean that those who hold beliefs derived from these religions are necessarily psychopathic, but that those involved in organizing others religiously or politically may have a tendency to exploit these religions because of their history.

As far as I am aware, these facts add up to contradict the given wisdom concerning the history of Judaism, and so the claim that the Jews are descended from the Ancient Hebrews is a misinterpretation perpetuated by the Abrahamic dogmas, in order to hide the identities of these psychopaths under the guise of ‘Christians’, ‘Muslims’ or ‘Jews’. It is because their religion is connected to others merely under their control that they can use these groups to fight amongst each other, a tactic played out mostly in political situations today and in the conflict between the Left and Right wings (two wings of the same bird).

However, these lies are starting to fall apart. The proliferation of information through the Internet has given us access to the knowledge that can be used to pass through the veil of illusion and see our world the way it is. The narrative that I have given is the sum of research using mostly online sources. Such information was once jealously guarded by the corrupted clerics, and are still difficult to interpret. Even the version of events presented here may have some incorrect information and conclusions, in which case I would urge anybody reading this to find out these things for yourself, as you now can. However, such endeavours must be accompanied by time spent with others or in Nature, as the virtual world can distort reality, as the forces that seek to deceive us in real life also operate online. Therefore, it is wise to know how to discriminate and know what information is useful and what is merely meant to sell us a product.

A society based on falsehood has been built up around us, and so we must be careful in escaping the web of lies that we do not cut at our roots. These days, the original folk beliefs are mixed in with Abrahamic religions, (and Abrahamism is sometimes present in Neopaganism) and so judgement of action is more important than judgement of belief. We do not want to be fooled into fighting against our fellow man, for if we do, then we fight against ourselves. Our quarrel is with those who use religious and political systems as a pretext for power-grabbing. The practices of Abrahamism are a misuse of spiritual knowledge in order to have control over the masses. Zionism and Islamism are their modern-day expressions and are used to abuse people all over the world. It can be difficult to know who to trust in such dark times, though we can discern those who have our best interests at heart if we know who our kindred and allies are. Remember, truth will set you free.

Wulf Willelmson