Gunnar Smári Egilsson, an Icelandic journalist and founder of Sósíalistaflokk Íslands (Socialist Party of Iceland), wants the statue of Ingólfr Arnarson taken down, referring to as a justification as the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement. Ingólfr Arnarson is the first permanent settler of Iceland, and founder, with his brother Hjörleifr Hróðmarsson, of Reykjavík in 874.
According to Gunnar Smári Egilsson, Ingólfr Arnarson “murdered” and oppressed “freedom heroes” Dufþak og Helga… And, the horror, traded and owned slaves. He wants to replace the statue of the founder of Iceland with that of slaves, such as Karla or Vífli.
The reality, of course, is quite different. Ingólfr Arnarson did not murder anyone to modern standards. He lawfully executed terrorists, not “freedom heroes”, who were plotting a rebellion. Ingólfr Arnarson did own slaves indeed. Like every Norseman at the time. None of them black (primarily Irish or other Nordics), making Gunnar Smári Egilsson’s reference to BLM all the more bizarre. In a more interesting twist, most slaves in Iceland also had slaves themselves at some point.
But this is quite irrelevant. Ingólfr Arnarson did found Iceland. Gunnar Smári Egilsson would not exist and would not have the freedom to piss on his culture, heritage and history, if it wasn’t for Ingólfr Arnarson, and his slaves.
At the end of the day, we shall all understand that Gunnar Smári Egilsson (who is a disgrace to the name Gunnar) is no different from Talibans and DAESH/ISIS savages, who are demonstrating exceptional intolerance, hatred, and bigotry, by trying to destroy everything and anything their pathetic little emasculated minds don’t agree with.