The longbeards, as they were to be known, was a tribe of the very early Middle Ages. What we know of their fifth-century origins comes from the Origo Gentis Langobardorum, a short 7th-century, Latin account offering the founding myth.
Regarding the Winnili: their ruler was a woman called Gambara; they were about to enter battle against the Vandals; they went to Odin and his wife Frea for help; Frea suggested that the women of Winnili tie their long hair in front of their faces such that they pass as men with beards in the battle.
At sunrise, Frea turned her husband's bed so that he was facing east, and woke him. Godan [Odin] saw the women of the Winnili, their hair tied in front of their faces, and asked "Who are these longbeards?", and Frea replied, since you named them, give them victory, and he did. From this day, the Winnili were called Langobardi, "longbeards".
And these are known to us as the Lombards.
No Longer Anonymous
Anonimo Lombardo (no longer to be an anonymous Lombard: from now on to be known as Gambara, a woman of the Winnili), posting as Anonymous October 21, 2017 at 8:57 AM in the comments for my post regarding Hoppe. I tried ignoring it…but, well you can read the comments to see why and how I changed my mind (more like changed my mood; if it is important for you to understand what I mean, take a look).
If I am going to spend energy on her comments, I felt I should at least both learn and offer to the readers something of the history.
Gambara doesn’t like Hoppe; that’s fine with me and I suspect fine with Hoppe (like Gambara would be the first in line for this!). But this isn’t really the issue. Gambara doesn’t like Hoppe for things Hoppe hasn’t written (or at least nothing cited in my post) and doesn’t like Hoppe for reasons that fly in the face of reality.
Bear with me; I don’t like this any more than you do.
Hoppe is a mess...
Now…you tell me…would you keep reading this comment – the very opening sentence – after you just wrote 2000 words for a post labeled “I Love Hans Hoppe”? I need more mood-changing liquid….
- about gays/women / blacks / minorities... rights: you do not have to be of those categories to advocate for special rights. In addition, not every gays/women/blacks/etc… advocates for those kind of fake rights.
Hoppe, in confusing gay people and gay rights advocates, rises animosity against the wrong targets.
Has Hoppe limited himself to these targets? Does Hoppe ignore the abuses of other groups, include white males? Gambara would know that the answer is a resounding “no” if she would read what was written.
Do You Promise to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth…? Even though Gambara’s statements are true, they are not the whole truth. Four things are quite true: first, these groups all successfully demand fake rights; second, white males are the only group not only disallowed from demanding special rights but forced to accept special abuses; third, anyone who denounces this (even on libertarian grounds) is labeled a racist, a homophobe, or a white supremacist (just ask Gambara, she will do this shortly); fourth, the state uses all of this to its advantage.
- there are not only people who advocate for gays/blacks/women/ minorities/etc… special fake rights, but also a lot of people who advocates for special fake rights for white, hetero, Christians, men, and families… those people are often part of the Alt-right, isn’t that a problem for Hoppe? mumble… mumble…
I am having a hard time finding any laws on the books that give fake rights to “white, hetero, Christians, men, and families…” Are there laws on the books that give rights to whites because they are white; heteros because they are hetero; Christians because they are Christian; men because they are men; or families because they are families?
OK…I will allow for three such laws…but not more. This in comparison to 2,438,745,666 laws in favor of these other “groups.” That Gambara is a stickler for the trivial – you will never hide a needle in ten-dozen haystacks that is outside of her vision. But…well, she did walk with the gods.