Are All Men Brothers?        

Johannes once was asked if all men were brothers.

He looked puzzled and replied,
"Who, among all the people who push that statement,
act as if they actually believe it,
except when it is a pretext for one people's acquiring the resources of another?"

"But are we not in fact, brothers?"

"We are all human.
We all share a journey through life and should do it with fair play,
honorable dealings,
and non-exploitative on behalf of the more developed,
and non-parasitic on behalf of the less developed of peoples toward each other.
But a brother implies family.
This is simply not true.
We are not all part of the same family."

Then he threw a stone into the water, as we were doing a healing near Malmo, back when it was a safe place to walk and native Swedes could safely go about there, and it rippled, as it was a still pond in a park.

"At the inner circle is your Self, the one you have carried here from other lives, sometimes even from other places.
Next out is your actual family.
Outside of that is your village, or, where this has been destroyed first by the industrialists,
then by the New World Order types, the community of persons who are your neighbors and daily contacts, normally less than 200 persons.
Out from that is your region or state, whose unique character you should try to know and preserve, again, if it has survived the forced amalgamation of cultures done so that Madison Avenue or the Kremlin (depending on which shark wins) can dictate culture from above.
Out from that is your nation, which, like your region, captures a sliver of, a distillation of the human experience.

It is as I told a Bahamian friend I saw last year in a journey West, that I love how they paint houses pastel and have their own very localized culture, a distillation of a particular people's experience and adaptations toward life.

Therefore, each, even the ones which are very dysfunctional, are valuable, even when they teach us, like the People's Republic of China, about a place we might never want to live.
Life is an experiment.

Each people, like each individual-writ-large has a character and is an experiment, a particular way to optimize life's pleasures and cope with life's challenges.
Why would we wish to disrupt this with prattle about 'universal love'?"

"But is it wrong not to automatically love everyone?"

"The notion of unqualified love or unconditional love is a lie.
We should love that in others which resonates what is best in ourselves.
That is healthy love.
If we love reflexively and without qualification, we might as well love the person who beats us, cheats us, or parasitizes us at our great peril.
Such love is actually a mask for lack of self-respect, as the person who loves all, even those who would harm him, also loves his own victimhood and therefore reinforces it, the opposite of personal evolution.
Only by working on our own evolution and reinforcing our own higher values, drives, and behaviors can a person live and upright life and reflect that outward the world, outward from that ripple in the pond, encouraging uprightness, self-discipline, honorable and productive behavior in all others. The other side of life will be there anyway, but you should not give your energy to it.
No, love and encourage what is best in all.
Engage the Higher aspects of all whom you meet and there can be nothing automatic about it any more than you would automatically form a romantic entanglement with just anyone -- in fact we all know of persons who do have very tragic and complicated dramas -- living far from where their lives should be.

One must earn the respect of others.
One must earn the love of others.
One must earn one's own self-respect.
Nothing is given.
Life is the struggle to evolve, to excel, and ultimately to transcend.
Only then can one be the resource who heals, sees, and elevates all around them as is taught in our ancient tradition."

Fragments of a conversation on the same topic delivered by Finnish wisdom-master, godi, and Har-Klimache, Johannes Kintala at Malmo, Sverige, 1979.

If the Universalists succeed in limiting the world's systems of sacred observation to the Semitic Monotheisms, the sacred legacy of minority peoples will have vanished.   Diversity Training is pushed by Western governments at the workplace in order to confer special privileges on tropical origin peoples. It, like "affirmative action" quotas in contracts, hiring, and promotion, replaces advancement or employment based on merit as part of an industrial culture aimed at transferring to these same peoples the material legacy of European man: order, discipline, promptness, workmanship, and the fruit of these cultural traits - plenty.   This is part of their population replacement program.  

For Johannes, Paalo, and Ragnar,
who taught it with no thought of return,
who gave freely to the Folk to the end,
thank you;
The ship has almost hove to shore.

The Gambanreiði Statement Site is dedicated to the heroes of our Folk.  
Over many dark centuries the Vitkar have worked in the shadows to keep alive our knowledge in the face of theocracies and state terror.

The Gambanreiði Statement, printed since 1979, is offered here as an on-line journal.

We encourage you to benefit from and copy this work. Please remember that we are not universalists and do not believe that the principles contained herein would be of benefit to "all mankind." We trust the ingenuity and resourcefulness of other peoples to come up with their own evolutionary strategies. Ours assumes self-control, limiting one's consumption of natural resources and production of offspring, not overrunning and exhausting the earth, and other ethics of a distinctly North European flavor.

This work should certainly be shared with other North Europeans. All we ask is this: if you copy this work, have the honor to use it whole, as this is more representative of the greater body of spiritual writings from which it is excerpted and will avoid the taking of parts out of context.