Solsticial Greetings

Today is the Winter Solstice – one of the most important days in the calendar for our European ancestors.

While few H&D readers today practise the pagan faith of our ancestors, we are all – by virtue of our race – part of their tradition to some degree.

Even from an entirely non-religious perspective, in Darwinian scientific terms, our evolution as Europeans was shaped by our ancestors’ struggle against the harsh elements of a European winter.

The Solstice was central to that struggle. From now on, our ancestors knew that the darkest days were over – that however bleak some days might seem, life-giving sun was returning.

Richard Edmonds

Almost exactly one year ago – on December 23rd 2020 – racial nationalism experienced a very bleak day, with the death of our comrade Richard Edmonds. This year has seen further losses for our movement: Mrs Margaret Ballard, our oldest subscriber aged over 100; John Bean and Tom Callow, both in their 90s; Wolfgang Fröhlich at 70; but also two far younger comrades – Ian Carser (53) and Henry Hafenmayer (48).

Just as the Solstice literally represents the death of the old year and the birth of the new, so it symbolises renewal and hope in the face of adversity. We lost old comrades during the last 12 months, but we gained new ones, and have good reason to be confident in the future of our race and civilisation.

At this time of year the Romans celebrated the festival of Sol Invictus, the “Unconquered Sun”. Whatever our religion – even if we have no religion in the usual sense – we celebrate today’s Solstice in the confidence that just as that Unconquerable Sun will return, so our Unconquerable Race and Civilisation will prevail over darkness and despair.

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