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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Why Wolves?

No doubt some are wondering why we would call ourselves wolves - after all, wolves have an extremely negative reputation. However wolves have many positive attributes that we should be proud to be associated with.

Most notably, wolves are gregarious by nature, they spend a lot of time communicating with each other, relaxing and playing together. Too often we do not stay in contact with our family nearly enough. In some cases family members will not even talk to each other, nursing grudges large and small. How often have you seen reports of arguments or even violence breaking out at family gatherings that should be times of unity? Take the time out of the day to talk to your parents, wife, husband or children. Send a long, detailed e-mail or even write a letter to people overseas or a long way from where you live. If you can, go and visit them. Cherish your friendships and spend time with your friends doing what you enjoy.

" If you know that you have a friend and that he is true, and that you will get good from him, share your mind with him, exchange gifts and visit him often. " Havamal verse 44

Secondly they are co-operative, each animal works to ensure the survival of the pack. Increasingly in this modern world we see people becoming more and more individualistic, caring only about their own concerns and thinking nothing of the needs of society.Wolves instinctively know that they must band together to survive and work as a team to bring down prey to feed themselves. Female wolves share the raising of the cubs so that more of them survive to adulthood. These are things that we humans once knew too, and that we must regain if we as a species and we as whites in particular are to survive.

Thirdly wolves are loyal, every wolf knows its place in the pack and as mentioned above, works to support the pack. And if any pack member is attacked the other wolves will come to its defence. They defend their territory and pack-mates with unrelenting fierceness.

All these are excellent reasons why we should seek to emulate these magnificent animals and be proud to call ourselves wolves.

Sadly, the various wolf sub-species are under near constant threat of extinction. Even the Eurasian, or European wolf (C. l. lupus ) despite being classed as least concern on the IUCN red list is not found within its traditional range in uniformity, being confined to ever smaller areas. In some areas it has been completely wiped out by humans. There are however many organisations dedicated to the preservation - and in some cases the re-introduction of wolves in Europe and North America. I will provide links to a couple of these, and I strongly encourage you to make at least a small donation to these worthy causes - one wolf to another.

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