Sunday 23 February 2014

Havamal Snippets 127: Speak out about misdeeds

Expose fraudsters and liars.  Make their malevolent actions and intentions known to all so that no-one else has to suffer from their wicked ways.  A good way of destroying liars is by exposing them to light and to publicity.  Name and shame, like the site does.  Liars like to hide in the masses, in the herd, in the mob, because they are safe there, hidden behind a mass of other people.  A man is like a city on a hill, a light held aloft, something clear and distinct that all can see.  Men are bold and clear (though sometimes they are unaware of this, oblivious to their own obviousness) women are indistinct and murky.

Ráðumk þér Loddfáfnir
en þú ráð nemir
njóta mundu ef þú nemr
þér munu góð ef þú getr
hvars þú böl kannt
kveðu þat bölvi at
ok gefat þínum fjándum frið           
I advise you, Loddfafnir,
to take advice;
you would benefit, it you took it,
good will come to you, if you accept it:
when you come upon misdeeds
speak out about those misdeeds,
and give your enemies no peace.


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