Over recent years I have given some thought to the issue of hair and what it means to us as Aryan men and women. Although I have pondered writing on this subject for some time, recent comments by Shaman and Serpent Slayer on my article A Higher Spiritual Concept of the Aryan Race have prompted me to discuss this matter now.
As human beings we have over thousands of years evolved a mechanism of judging overs by appearance. This is a survival mechanism which is nearly as important these days as it was millenia ago. Certainly in the past those first few seconds of almost instinctive and gut reaction analysis of another person's motives meant the difference between life and death. So when we are told not to judge others by appearance we are asked to perform an almost impossible act, an act that comes as natural to us as breathing.
Since the 1980s those who follow a nationalist or right wing form of politics have had a tendency to shave their heads, adopting a variation of the Skinhead culture which has its origins in the late 1960s and reggae music.
Skinheads developed from the mid 1960s Mod youth culture and represent a fusion of Mod and Jamaican Rude Boy cultures. It is a matter of fact that many Skinheads in the late 1960s/early 1970s were negroes and some of these were ardent Black Nationalists. So it is a mistake to assume that a shaven or closely cropped hairstyle somehow represents or should represent a nationalist or racialist Weltanschauung: frequently it does not. In fact shaven heads and closely cropped hairstyles are to be found increasingly amongst negro, asian and mixed-race people so it is now time for us to reassess whether this is a look that we should associate ourselves with.
As folkish people we should consider ourselves as rebels against the New World Order and all that it represents. What we must avoid doing is conforming to a Hollywood stereotype which has been imposed upon us by our enemies. Short hair was something that was gradually imposed by the christian church upon our ancestors as long hair on men was considered to be a sign of barbarity and heathenism. Christian clerics were forbidden to grow their hair long and had to conform to what was originally a Roman stereotype.
Even after the forced conversion of our ancestors many kings and nobles still retained long hair and this is where we get the expression the long haired kings which is usually a reference to the Frankish Merovingian dynasty who retained their long hair even after it was no longer the norm. The ancients believed that sacral power resided in the hair so for a Frankish king to be tonsured like a monk was to effectively rob the king of his sacral and magical power as well as his royal authority.
In Germanic society long hair on men was the norm and the exception to this were the slaves. So I have to ask the question why would anyone who considers themselves to be folkish wish to adopt a hairstyle that has its origins in Rome and the christian church? I realise however that many people have not given this any thought until now but this has not stopped these very same people from pressurising others to conform to their unhistorical expectations.
By returning to the long hair of our prechristian ancestors we are making a statement against the post-christian society in which we find ourselves. It is an external gesture of course but the external is a representation of the internal. As Teutons we can differentiate ourselves from the alien hordes that surround us by our hair for hair colour and texture is an inherited racial characteristic so why shave off what our ancestors have bequeathed to us?
Serpent Slayer says it best:
"On the subject of skinheads, why shave off your hair?On the issue of female hairstyles I will possibly discuss this in a future article.
As Aryans we are gifted with light soft hair in all shades, capable of growing it long, we can knot it, braid it, tie it all kinds of things. The whole skinhead thing was came from outlanders, instead would it not be better to adopt the Suebian knot, or the braided hair of the last true warriors of Odin?"