Northern Star
Dark winter – Light summer
Guide my way
Watch my heart
Lead me home

And when the clouds come
With no line to hold
Have me remember
With conquered fear
The true legend once told

This is the Day


I'm not a soldier
I've never been to war

Though in battle – I stand my ground
I'm a warrior – to the core

One thousand years in occupied country
It's still not yours to give away

So listen up – little King Fly

Who ever you are
What ever you say

I don't want your mercy

Time's up my friend

Live free or die – This is the day

True Norseman – I toe no line

(unless I want to)

Ancient Claim • ᚢᚱᛘᛁᚾᚾᛖᛋ  ᚻᛠᚠᛞ • Urminnes hävd




Useful for people
Useless for giants

Hail to you who spoke

Hail to you who can

Joy to you who understood

Happiness to you who listened


Háva mal – final verse

(Songs of the High One)

Listen to understand; then, you can speak.
Be a person, not an arrogant 'giant'.
We're all singing the final verse.
There is no middle ground.
Choose wisely; the days are numbered.

(my interpretation)





Karl Oskar till Kristina:

– Så får jag bli den förste. Nåen måste bli
den förste. I alla företag i världen.

– Å du vill ta på dig ansvaret?

– Jaa. Nåen måste ta ansvaret. I alla värv.


Vilhelm Moberg – Utvandrarna





Och det var nyttigt för dem att få fara omkring och se hur stora de
var, jordens länder och hav. Därhemma trodde de att Sverige var
hela världen, och därför blev människorna i landet så självgoda.

– Di skulle läsa geografiböcker! Inföll Robert.

Det skulle de göra, istället för att syssla med nästans gärning som inte
angick dem, menade Jonas Petter: Om man därhemma råkade släppa en
morgonfis vid husknuten, så sprang folk omkring med den tills den genljöd
i hela häradet. Men hans far nyttjade en gammal god morgonpsalm:

Lyd Guds bud och stilla vandra!
Sköt dig själv och skit i andra!


Vilhelm Moberg – Invandrarna





Any society that would give up a little
liberty to gain a little security will
deserve neither and lose both.

Benjamin Franklin





… The simple voice of nature and
of reason will say, it is right.

Thomas Paine





That whenever any Form of Government becomes dustructive of these
ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute
new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing
its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their
Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments
long established should not be changed for light and transient
causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that


… Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils
are sufferable, then to right themselves by
abolishing the forms to which
they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably
the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute
Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such
Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


Declaration of Independence





Den förste kristne missionären i Sverige, benediktermunken Ansgar,
kom till landet år 829. Den siste missionären var norske kungen Sigurd
Jorsalafar, som med en överlägsen vapenmakt inbröt i Småland 1123 för
att omvända invånarna, de sista återstående hedningarna i landet.
Mellan de båda besöken förflöt nästan exakt 300 år.



Och de överlevde och gav liv åt nya släkten
och efter två århundradens förlopp hade
mina förfäder åter byggt upp sitt land.


Vilhelm Moberg – Min Svenska Historia berättad för folket





Tyrants can kiss my ass

Ted Nugent





Wandering out into this great unknown
And I don't want no one to cry
But tell them if I don't survive
I was born free



You can knock me down
and watch me bleed
But you can't keep no chains on me
I was born free


Kid Rock – Born Free

(favorite version: Live @ Sturgis, 2013)





Step (right in) if you got the balls

…and like my Pop said, never turn and run

Lordz of Brooklyn – Saturday Night Fever





Huvudsaken är att man är torr om fötterna.

Emil i Lönneberga





No human race is superior

No religious faith is inferior


Elie Wiesel





Just remember—they said—you are on our land


There is no mercy in nature

Only law
Only rule

Get ready for it


Oren Lyons


In the Corner of My Eye, I once saw You.

Learn your history; as much as you can. Remember—and be proud of—your heritage.

…and if you're unable to trace your history, just go by what's obvious in your heart   ;–)