A friend asked me to weigh in on Jeremy Christian. I haven’t had the right frame of mind to weigh in on much of anything lately, but this is an important enough issue that it needs to be addressed regardless of how I might be feeling.
It would be a semantic pissing contest to ask whether Jeremy Christian is or is not a whole variety of things based on specific definitions. I am sure there are Odinists who are distancing themselves, and declaring that Mr. Christian* isn’t a Odinist or a bigot or what have you. Indeed, there are already some defending him; saying that a man who murdered people trying to stop him from harassing a Muslim girl wasn’t a racist. He was just “proud of his heritage”.
I’ve also seen truly brilliant sorts go out of there way to play semantic word games over the issue, declaring…
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