January 7, 2014
Vidkun Quisling is truly one of the most misunderstood men in Scandinavian Nationalist history. He was one of the most idealistic ones as well. Someone to which modern nationalists can look upon for inspiration.
Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling was born on 18 July 1887 in Fyresdal, in the Norwegian county of Telemark. He was the son of Church of Norway pastor and genealogist Jon Lauritz Quisling. He had a disciplined Christian upbringing, away from all sorts of hedonism. This solid and responsible background would later lead him to Fascism.
Academically, Quisling proved talented in humanities, particularly history, and natural sciences. He specialized in mathematics, and can be accurately considered a proper genius. In 1905, Quisling enrolled at the Norwegian Military Academy, having received the highest entrance examination score of the 250 applicants that year.
Transferring in 1906 to the Norwegian Military College, he graduated with the highest score since the college’s inception in 1817, and was rewarded by an audience with the King.
In March 1918, he was sent to Russia as an attaché at the Norwegian legation in Petrograd, to take advantage of the five years he had spent studying the country.
In the autumn of 1921, Quisling left Norway once again, this time at the request of explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen, and in January 1922 arrived in the Ukrainian capital Kharkov to help with the humanitarian relief effort there.
Having spent nine of the previous twelve years abroad in Communist controlled nations, he would conclude that Bolshevism was among the most evil forces in the world of men.
Quisling returned to Norway in December 1929.
On May 13, 1933, Quisling, experiencing the horrors of Communism, and after a few visits to Germany, the greatness of Fascism, founded Nasjonal Samling.
Nasjonal Samling (National Unity) was a Norwegian Romantic Nationalist, Fascist party.
When Germany invaded Norway in 1940, Quisling stormed into the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation studios in Oslo and made a broadcast proclaiming himself Prime Minister with the Nasjonal Samling in charge, and this declaration was accepted by Germany. During his rule, the economy rose and the unemployment rate dropped. Through the war he had many meetings with Hitler personally, discussing the ”liberation” of Norway. Quisling always wanted an independent Norway. Regardless, in 1945, he was executed for treason by the Norwegian Government as the Germans lost the war.
The failure was not due to his own failings, but the strength of the enemy. His ideas were extraordinary. And as I have said, something we should look upon.
He Loved Norwegian history and religion, and by religion I mean all of them. He often called his movement Christian, while he also used old Pagan Norse symbols to show his love for the past. There was no infighting between the Christians and the Pagans in Nasjonal Samling, though Nasjonal Samling was a deeply pro-Christian movement in many ways.
Priests would often compare Vidkun Quisling to St.Olav, the Christian Martyr King that converted Norway into Christianity.