Oh geeze. So the more I’m reading aboutThe Centurion Methodof fitness (tumblrhere) the more I’m coming up with white-supremacist and fascist stuff! I don’t know if it’s the creators of the CM or the end-users who are pushing this aspect of it, but it’s a little unsettling. The creators are obviously into Germanic, militaristic overtones as well as Norse mythology and motifs…but as we know so are a lot of metalheads and pagans. A heathen does not a nazi make, and lord knows I’ve worried enough about wearing Mjolnir in certain places for fear of being mistaken for a neonazi, what with having a shaved head (and many friends with shaved heads) as well. -I swear I’m just a balding homo who loves paganism!-
Anyway, not that I’m about to be starting workouts anytime soon, I have enough other things to worry about, but I intend to find out more about the Centurion Method and its inner workings before I spend any money on their manual. It’s not that I would have a problem using their workouts, I just wouldn’t want to give my money to a cause that may promote things which I strongly disagree with.
If anyone has an opinions or information on this subject, or just on the work out in general, and would like to share, please feel free to do so!
My views on the subject:
CM is building warriors. Not an army.
CM itself is totally unpolitical.
There is great diversity in political background among the practitioners i guess. Only sharing a contempt for the modern world in general, but maybe for different reasons. That and a will to better them selfs physically of course ;)
Does this answer your question?
Unsettling you say, you worry about shadows and the guilt of association this makes you weak and perhaps it’s not for you. Though in the end you alone can make that decision.
Overall there’s no cause other than that which was stated by deiwosex, if you can’t stand it you aren’t asked to. Only our detractors will call us that which you’ve stated so I won’t sully my thoughts on the subject, buzz words that are meant to cow the weak into submission. More importantly, none of the members have claimed this as of yet and any ‘information’ suggested otherwise must be taken with a heavy grain of salt as it’s most likely a fabrication.
Now it does encourage the formation of the Druhti - war bands of which fascism’s (of no political affiliation - important) but a segment. As for inner workings, again you worry about shadows.
It is…difficult to admit that blades may fascinate us because they are associated with death. Nonetheless, this very paradox in the human psyche and the depth of feeling blades evoke make them remarkable vehicles for conceptual art.
War is the foundation of all the high virtues and faculties of men. It is very strange for me to discover this, but I saw it to be quite an undeniable fact. The common notion that peace and the virtues of civil life flourished together, I found to be wholly untenable. Peace and the vices of civil-life flourish together.
We’re supposed to be more “evolved” than that, but that’s not exactly how evolution works. The engines of evolution aren’t fueled by bumper sticker sentimentality. We’re still basically the same bellicose bipeds who went to war with neighboring tribes over women or honor or resources — or just because we were bored and thought we could win.
We’re not much more evolved, but we are a lot more civilized. We’ve all been taught to say “please” and “thank you” and to love our neighbors or at least pretend we do. We’ve been taught that we’re all part of the same big, happy multicultural human family and that it’s wrong to judge others who look different or behave differently or who have customs that seem strange to us. As Kristin Rawls would surely agree, when people threaten us, we’re supposed to say and believe it is because they’ve been improperly socialized, or because they’ve somehow been disadvantaged.
All of this goody-goody, nicey-niceness relies on a cultish faith in a perilous dogma, and even Kristin somehow senses that its spell is breaking and that the elder gods — the Gods of the Copybook Headings — will return with terror and slaughter.
War survives simply because so many people enjoy it.
The truth is that the human race finds it hard to endure is peace. It can stand the dull monotony for ten years, twenty, even thirty years, but then it begins to fume and lather, and presently we are in the midst of another major war and enjoying it’s incomparable exhilaration.
Nature is based on killing, on a hierarchy of killers, and so are we. Our institutions, however sanctified; our churches, our monarchies, our dictatorships and our democracies; are built on killing – are built on murder… History’s sea has a killing tide.
Tony Wakeford of Sol Invictus, 1991. (via vandrare)
Imperium: The Crisis of Being details the cyclical nature of human history, and the rise and fall of all civilizations and cultures.
Here are some key points which are evidenced by brief glimpses into world history, ranging from ancient China to ancient Egypt:
Every culture is imbued with its own ‘religious’ world-view
As this idea is refined, it manifests itself as a multiplicity of cultural identities (nations)
Each has their own, distinct interpretation of the world-view
All energy directed inward [self-reflection in philosophy, art, science, literature) becomes directed outwardly towards politics, war, economics, and law.
Final expression is idealism and expansion manifested as imperialism
Culture is organic and does have a lifespan (roughly 45 human generations)
It is a cyclical process and as more people move to urban centers, they become disconnected from the cultural tradition of the countryside. All knowledge once focused inward is instead turned outward: cultural critique, deconstruction of ‘social norms’ and appeals to the impractical “ideal.”
Expansion will always occur until it exhausts all avenues and the Civilization collapses upon itself. “World Wars” are categorized by a utilization of technology and mass (in numbers) without hesitation or regard for the human consequences. Leaders become increasingly populist and use plebeian words to appeal to the now-displaced poor and lower classes in the cities; “greater good,” “the working man,” etc.
What a piece of work is a man!
How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties!
In form and moving, how express and admirable!
In action how like an angel!
In apprehension how like a god!
The beauty of the world!
The paragon of animals!
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
Primordial seeker against and beyond time living in the kali yuga, the age of hard iron. I am far-traveled, keen on many subjects, among the ruins, and am currently riding the tiger. Avenge the Murder of the Spirit.
Cedo Nulli Vae Victis
Nemo me impune lacessit
Habent sua fata libelli et balli
De duro est ultima ferro
Warning wards off blame
With the Heart of a Wolf
Worship the Sun & Hail the night
Between the Mountains & the Sea