On the Grand Union Flag

I love vexillography. That’s the study of the images of flags. Why flags look as they do, historical variants and cultural variants of flags. All are fascinating. It was perhaps a year or two ago now some minor controversy broke out in my State regarding the State Flag. Some of you may know, the Maine Flag is fairly distinctive. It is a Prussian Blue flag with a crest emblazoned by a landsman and a seaman, a deer, a tree and a star. These are all attributes of Maine. We are agrarian; being a major exporter of lumber, as well as blueberries and potatoes, with heavy subsistence on seafood economics. Also, the name Maine appears in a banner along with our motto, Dirigo in the seal. As I said, distinctive.

Unless of course, you’re some kind of illiterate mental midget. Or a woman. Well, not just *any* woman, I suppose. One woman in particular has taken it upon herself to restore the State’s original flag, because reasons. I forget the woman’s name, and were it not for her reliance on ad hominem versus the State’s current flag, I would support her efforts. However, her claim is that the State’s present flag is indistinctive. (Except that “Maine” is written on the flag.) I’m all for historical re-appropriation. If Mainers want to fly the Old Flag, they should. They should also be aware of the White Anglo Saxon influence that produced that flag, the Hibernian contribution to the inflow population of Scots-Irish, and, I guess, the French.

Ah, but speaking of Anglo Saxon influence and attitude, there is a different flag I’d like to discuss. That would be the Grand Union Flag. Grand Union, let that sink in. What does it suggest? Union. With the United Kingdom, of which New England was once a proud part, you know, before the tea went bad. Evidently the flag came into service in approximately 1775 and was discontinued in 1777. It was a short lived, but beautiful flag.

The Grand Union predates the Betsy Ross flag by a long mile. The first American Flag, therefore, was a monarchist’s banner advocating the continued union with Britain. Never forget, the first Americans were not Americans. They were English. To the degree that I, an Anglo writing in the current year 2020 can hear myself in certain British dialects, the old English Colonists were as English as they came. They had no overarching desire for endless war with the Mother Country. So, Anglo brothers, if you’re reading this, dispense with your ABC television accent and embrace the colonial spirit. Develop a Yankee twang, embrace your heritage. That is a simple way to say “get bent, ZOG.”

The thirteen stripes representing the Thirteen Colonies were there. It is said that the Grand Union Flag was made by repurposing the British Naval Ensigns and sewing alternating white stripes on the red field. Boom. You might consider that the New England Naval Ensign is an English variant of the British sailing flag with a pinetree in one of the quadrants. The stripes were added when a battleflag distinct from the Red Ensign of Britain was necessitated by the onslaught of America’s first Brother’s War.

Massive conjecture points to the flag as symbolic of the unpopularity of war, and the seeming assumption that we tend to forget which was many Colonists, if not outspokenly, remained tacitly loyalist. There was an assumption that the Crown would bend, and that life would go on unmolested. Instead we got a Brother’s war which saw European tribes fighting each-other. One fratricide always begets another, and those that followed with the despicable use of Injun proxies. A disgrace that haunts us to this day, for a variety of compelling reasons.

The flag was discontinued when America won her “independence,” from the British in 1777. The ring of 13 Stars concocted with the help of Betsy Ross was to be a new constellation, and the conscious severance of the old inheritance of England, and in turn adoption of French libertine ideals. The irony is that in gaining freedom from their own kind, the victorious colonists engaged themselves in spiritual slavery to the French and reverse the historical triumph of their ancestors in throwing off the Norman yoke with the reign of the Edwards. This state of gradual spiritual retardation proves that French involvement in Anglo affairs always makes things worse. Incidentally, if there any Irish reading this, are you aware that English was not imposed on the Irish until after the seizure of England by Norman kings? And did you also know that the most aggressive landgrabbing also occurred under Norman rule? French involvement in Saxon affairs, always tragic, for you and me. Further, in a sense, the Revolutionary War set a gruesome precedent. After all. If the New England Yankees can up and secede from England, than what’s to stop the South from seceding from the Damned Yankees? Evidently not Honest Abe or the industrial might of the Union, self-destructive infighting or bloated plutocratic federal governance.

The Grand Union would not have been perfect, but it would have saved a lot of bloodshed and would have indubitably changed world history. The Grand Union would have represented a massive influx of Anglophonic strength. Consider the unparalleled military might of the British Navy. It was largely unchallenged until the Second European Civil War. Would the Grand Union have come to pass rather than the gradual dissolution of the colonial powers into deracinated obscurity, and face it, America is a colony being deracinated into obscurity along with her British Motherland, we would have potentially had a world suited for us.

In the early colony there were few questions of origin. No arguing about “our values” (favourite tool in the bag of subversives.) None of this “that’s not who we are,” as if anyone actually knows who that is. But we could know. Everyone was English or at least Anglophonic. In Britain the Germanic ancestry of the British race was celebrated. In the early colonies, this was also true. We were an extension of Britain. Little known is the fact that early American legal codes were extracted from Anglo-Saxon Common Law and Roman Tables. Thomas Jefferson praised the Anglo-Saxon stock that gave us these United States, and he was not alone. Some say it was George Washington himself that first raised the Grand Union Flag, believing that he was still loyal to the King. There was none of this philo-semitic 10 Commandments philandering either. We were our own.

Often in our circles we speak of Ethnogenesis. We speak of the creation of the Ethnic American, sometimes called the Amerikaner. It is an unstable phenotype. Why? It was never consciously developed. It was never allowed to organically evolve. Some magnates decided to throw a bunch of Irish, Italians, and Polacks in a big bloody bag along with some poor and cranky Anglos. What came out was the schizophrenic American who constantly has to answer the question “what is even White?” as though he owes the world a goddamned thing. And to wit, no man I know is happy being just “White.” Every man I know recalls that his ancestry is informed by something in the White spectrum.

The early American ethnogenesis was based in Anglo mores. So, if nothing else, Anglos like myself who find themselves sore upon waking to a world that has denied them their inheritance, this flag is a cultural artefact you might consider adding to your repertoire. It is an American Flag, the very first, but also the last stand of the Anglo before he forgot himself. By the time the Civil War of the United and Confederated States of America, the Second Brother’s War of this Continent, racial consciousness had already been reduced to birdshot spewing blindly like a coomer in a student locker. Revolting. And unnecessary. By the time the European Civil Wars came about, Americans had become quite proficient in fratricide, and doubly proficient in engaging in wantonly self-defeating wars which none win. Except sand people.

29 thoughts on “On the Grand Union Flag

    1. Would you link me to yours?

      It’s understandable, it’s frustrating how much we’ve lost to modern Americanism, so when I look back at artefacts like this it is something I like to spread around and talk about.

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  1. “𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝑬𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑨𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒐𝒑𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒄.”

    I am not going to direct you to where your interests should lie but if you are a proud Anglo-Saxon just as your co-peers in the Männerbunde are (I am assuming), why not simply embrace that and leave Pan-Germanism out of it? Anglo-Americanism is not compatible with German ideals, such is its own thing and should be treated rightly so.

    I was not aware you held disdain for the Irish, were you not one who married an Irish woman? Is your own flesh and blood not technically of said combination?

    I remember you mentioning to me “𝑪𝒆𝒍𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝑮𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒄 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏” if you recall what I said to you, 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧, you express disdain for Celtic women note Americans are very skilled at pointed the vices of others without understanding the vices of themselves. The Fundamental principle of Ethno-Nationalism & Pan-Germanism is love for your own people.

    The most modern defect of all is looking for greener pastures elsewhere, because you have lost sight of what you have.

    P.S. Italians are not simply just Terroni, Northern Italians absolutely detest being compared to the American perceived notion.

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    1. I do not disdain the Irish. Nor the Celtic, more broadly. Just as I do not view carnality as intrinsically evil, it being a thirst for life, or pleasures. It has a propensity toward disorder as with any other thing that fulfils a natural function.

      But, as you say, the American lens does tend to skew and wax. If I truly disdained any White ethnic group I’d have omitted research time to discussing them. I have a deep respect for the Celts. However, it remains that while it’s perfectly acceptable for Celtic Americans to express positive culture with a socially refracted lens, the Anglo is at a deficit being the cultural solvent which produced New England. So, it becomes important to learn about self identity. As one of our principal aims is cultural construction, a backdrop is required.

      As to the Anglo in context question, the Anglo is a product of movement of Germanic tribes. I owe a cultural debt and acknowledgement to my ancestry. My interest also ranges across the breadth of the Germanosphere. So it is easy for me to see the value of tending to my own breeding in context of the larger picture.

      At the end of the day, I view Ethnic Nationalism as a vehicle of White Nationalism. You cannot have White without an understanding of individuated ethnic extractions. Perhaps in less admixture prone areas than the States, sure, you might be able to focus on ethnic over racial Nationalism. But here, every man should understand his micro identity in relation to the macro.

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      1. 𝐎𝐡 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐫 … 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧 …

        Seax, I do not mince words, you very much expressed to me distaste for the fact that you did not in fact marry a German woman, you complained about carnality the loss of your German friend, etc.

        If we go back into distant history the SE British Isle was settled by 3 major Germanic tribes; Saxons, Jutes & Angles all originating from the Jutland peninsula – Holstein (Modern Denmark & Northern Germany).
        I am assuming you’re a Brit? You are either an Anglo-Saxon – East Anglian perhaps, to a much lesser extent Danish maybe Frisian on a rare off-chance. There is no such thing as “Anglo” that is more a linguistical term than anything else.

        I have known a few Brits and not one of them refers to themselves as “Anglo” in fact it will be perceived as a pejorative term. Just like no sane Frenchman will address himself as a “Gaul” nor would a mentally sound German refer to themselves as “Cimbri” I always wrinkle my nose when a Serb refers to themselves as “Illyrian” no different when a Spaniard refers to themselves as “Iberian”.

        These are contrived 𝐋.𝐀.𝐑.𝐏. terms used by people with a disconnected tribal fantasy fetish, no one in a real world uses them outside of the internet. I only use the word “Germanic” insofar to brush a specific group of people (That I consider important) into a cohesive interest sector, I do not refer to myself as Germanic within social or professional settings, I am German first always and only, A son of the Hanseatic free city ~ 𝕴𝖈𝖍 𝖇𝖎𝖓 𝖊𝖎𝖓 𝕾𝖔𝖍𝖓 𝖉𝖊𝖘 𝕳𝖆𝖒𝖇ü𝖗𝖌!

        My main issues Is mainly in the lack of tradition stemming from Europe, I know my ethnic foundation and that of my woman, hence I place my interests for what is good for us. Whilst you know a lot about America, Maine specifically but not about Europe, which is why I commented initially, and you leave me a comment that is just as redundant.

        Can you tell me your favorite place in Europe? Considering you shared all the accents of Maine.
        It is clear we stand on quite different grounds here, I am a staunch Ethno-Nationalist it is not about how much I know about something but how big my heart is for my people, I am not a White-Nationalist and will never be one that is a very specifically American phenomenon and a dangerous one at that, for I judge W.N. types as desperate to grab at anything remotely European to validate itself.

        How are you Völkische then? “𝕯𝖆𝖘 𝖁ö𝖑𝖐𝖎𝖘𝖈𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖊𝖜𝖊𝖌𝖚𝖓𝖌” was something created for specifically German people, a sacred ideal! It is not just a vessel you can fill with your choice of content much like your peers use 𝕸ä𝖓𝖓𝖊𝖗𝖇𝖚𝖓𝖉𝖊 for a wholly American concept. If you are not an Ethno-Nationalist at the very least do not use it!

        Why can’t Americans create their own terminology?

        Europeans have a strong connection to the land…we believe in “𝖏𝖚𝖘 𝕾𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖚𝖎𝖓𝖎𝖘” 𝖆𝖓𝖉 “𝖏𝖚𝖘 𝖘𝖔𝖑𝖎” …
        Americans Believe the only connection you need is “𝐣𝐮𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐢” …

        Americans are missing the rite of blood, that is where the disconnect lies and why Americanism does not fit in with European/German concerns. One cannot use Völkische without the rite of blood, to do otherwise degenerates the term, shames it.

        This is not something you can learn or absorb off a wiki page it is either within you by default or it is not to begin with, if you don’t have it you can never have it! You are a Völkische Heathen? I don’t know a single European pagan who praises the Reformationist Puritans who came off the Mayflower, if you are a Pagan then you believe in reincarnation which ties in directly with the rite of blood, you are reborn in the land of your blood, Americans will never be re-born in Europe.

        This is also why “𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭-𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐠” Americans irritate me so much, the same Americans who want to take Greenland from Denmark because they do not value the rite of blood. This same Americanism/Zionism that is degrading Europe today via the E.U. policies now set in motion, the same Americans who still occupy Germany today and is responsible for the brainwashing of an entire generation of Berliners, the very same Americans who believe European heritage is meaningless save for just “White Skin” who sleep with Secular Ashkenazi Jews and Southeast Asian women whilst they claim to value “Racial Purity”.

        I do not get emotionally stirred over American affairs, you might get emotional over Pearl Harbor, but I don’t feel an ounce of empathy for such yet it still pains me when I hear what happened to my people at the hands of the ALL-LIES during the so called “good war”, I grit my teeth when I hear “Freedom Delivery” the list of grievances is so long I don’t even know where to begin.

        The American Dream was never meant to work, it was based upon negative deeds, Hamingja does not shine upon Americans “jus Sanguinis” belongs rightly to the Amerindians, I am often confused by what exactly American W.N. types want, do they want the 1950s dynamic all over again? A time period made prosperous by winning a war upon bloodmoney having defeated the “𝐄𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬”.

        My intention wasn’t even to vent out on Americans, but it infuriates me when Americans want a piece of Europe to force their ways upon Europe which is why I avoid “White Nationalists” or any topic regarding such, you can go back to early founding America, even then the rite of blood was absent, it was never an American pejorative.

        P.S. if you uttered 𝐌ä𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞 in Germany, everyone would automatically assume you are admitting to being a “Free-Mason”, words are not just the dictionary book definition, but it is about contextual usage by a people as well, that is the difference between words treated as a tool and words as a living expression of a people.

        𝖂𝖍𝖆𝖙 𝖈𝖆𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖘𝖆𝖞 𝖔𝖋 𝕰𝖚𝖗𝖔𝖕𝖊 … 𝕺𝖓𝖑𝖞 𝕰𝖚𝖗𝖔𝖕𝖊 𝖐𝖓𝖔𝖜𝖘 …

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      2. Very good then, your position is clear and we do stand on rather different ground. As there is little benefit to me in conducting an online debate with a man I am unlikely to meet in person I’ll leave it at this:

        We have plotted our course, and you have yours. I wish you well in your endeavours in at the very least the struggle against ZOG, and in the defence of German culture,.and whatsoever else you hold dear.

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      3. You see this is the problem, the reality is one is likely never to meet anyone online in the flesh from here, which includes (Vikinglifeblog).

        It is all a damn digital LARP for you people, you are more than likely only to ever meet fellow American Maine buddies in your life not actual Europeans.
        Your response shows me I was very right about you, let us face the facts you are not interested in European culture & history or European people, stick to America stop pretending you’re something that you’re not.

        We were never on the same page, this was a long time coming this discussion, I was even holding back – you use German terms with high gravity to describe an American movement, European Faith is not “Viking Metal” You want to see European history from an America-centric lense, not the other way around, you spew your own alternate version of history with the expectation that every European automatically also see eye to eye with you. I also knew you never once left the U.S. and had no intention of ever physically re-connecting to Europe just by how you speak alone.

        You are a multi-generational American, your direct ancestors fought against my direct ancestors, above all American forces are still in Germany today, you did not even utter a word on that.

        the main reason why I chose not to make my post regarding Varg Vikernes public is because I do not want American White-Nationalists with questionable motivations gobbling it up and using it against him, it is not the point of my vehicle. I do not want those who are not interested in my main body of my work who only resonate with crapping on Varg and spurting out occasional out of context random German google facts.

        Despite all his egomania and major defects, he is still more European than most White Americans. You have to be European 1st to be worthy of criticizing Varg.

        Just so we are clear my main problem with White-Nationalism are the poor standards, you let too many people under that Umbrella under the stipulation of superficiality, as well believe the entire world is yours for the taking. How can you call yourself a W.N. and not acknowledge these defects? I am a bit stricter and more precise with my standards.

        Nevertheless … I wish you well in your fight against Zionism and well … your Pan-Americana.

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  2. Specifying Typographical Error – Last Paragraph on my previous comment: *American Prerogative* (Corrected from American pejorative).

    Also I am not directing this at American Europeans who are aware of their Heritage, who visit Europe regularly, who speak the language of their ancestors and celebrate the high festivals of their people, who don’t LARP a time period not indicative of present day. Additionally to what I mentioned about: Cimbri, Gauls, Saxons, Jutes & Angles 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 but simply people today do not use such terms as a manner of association not even for several hundreds of years.

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  3. I have written about them before, but in case you forgot.
    Svartsot, Vanir and Huldre are Danish Viking Metal bands.
    Vanir and Ættir will play not so far from where I live, next mounth.
    I guess, that they will only let in 100 people.

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      1. That’s a great question. I’m a bad one to ask. I’m kinda a square and don’t do live shows.

        However, Massachusetts has a big metal scene. A lot of my Bund Brothers go there to see the live bands.

        Maine’s live music scene is kinda hipster.

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      2. It makes sense about Massachusetts, considering they are almost 7 million people. I imagine, Metal fans do a lot of state-line crossing in New England.

        When there are a big concert in Copenhagen you can be sure, that there will be Swedes. There were people from America, Sweden, Norway, Germany, etc. at Copenhell Metal festival.

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