RESISTANCE MOVEMENT. The German Social Nationalist organisation Der Dritte Weg recently conducted an interview with Tina Lund from the Nordic Resistance Movement. The conversation covered topics such as her history of activism and women’s wider role in the struggle.
The below interview with Tina Lund was conducted by a woman from our German cooperation organisation Der Dritte Weg as part of their monthly column “Die Weggefährtin” [Fellow Traveller], which focuses on interviews with nationalist women. The original German article can be found here.
The original aim of this article was to give an insight into the structure of the Nordic Resistance Movement, with emphasis on the work of its women. After a detailed interview with Tina, and some private words afterwards, it was only right that the article also served to give a personal insight into the life of a woman who in all respects has devoted herself to the struggle for folk and nation in an inspirational way. She offers direct, thought-provoking words, anecdotes from the field that inspire courage, and truths requiring no discussion.
I realised that Tina was a special woman over a year ago when I met her at a Nordic Resistance Movement demonstration in Stockholm. She has an open, warm manner and had much to relate about political difficulties, social change and the slow but certain re-education of her people that has taken place in recent decades.
Tina’s way of thinking has always been very traditional, or natural, as she calls it. For her, National Socialism is the most natural way of life – preservation of the blood and preservation of the Nordic culture are fundamental. As is often the case, this led to an interest in seeking and maintaining contact with those who share her ideals.
Her activism was sparked by the first wave of migration from the Balkans in the early 1990s. In the 1994 election she became politically active in the Sweden Democrats, who at that time still had nationalist values and goals, but during the succeeding years would be increasingly transformed into a system-controlled, liberal cesspit.
The struggle for her country drove her further, and in 1998 she joined the National Socialist Front as a political activist and earned respect and recognition among her mostly male party comrades.
When her children were born, things were quieter for a few years for the energetic Tina. She dedicated herself to her role as a mother and embraced the most beautiful time in a woman’s life. But as the political changes in Sweden showed no signs of abating, she decided it was time for a new challenge: a return to the front for the national resistance while uniting family and activism. Because the fight for the fatherland is not a gender issue, as the Swedes say, but a responsibility that every one of us has.
Thus this extraordinary woman found her place in the Nordic Resistance Movement around five years ago. I asked if her children are marginalised at school:
“No, not at all,” said Tina. “Many of the children think it’s cool their classmates’ mum is in the Resistance Movement.”
She doesn’t have any problems with the other parents either. In the small Swedish town where she lives, she is accepted.
Today Tina leads her own group within the Nordic Resistance Movement and has the respect from her comrades that she earned via her many years of activism. She is especially proud of the women in the organisation, who don’t just support the men but are also active in the everyday work of the movement. Public leafleting, putting up placards or being on the catering team at events – everyone contributes according to their abilities.
Those who cannot be active publicly can contribute in other ways, with one example being the Swedish-language podcast made for and by women – Radio Regeringen.
The question of role assignment within the Nordic Resistance Movement can quickly be explained in one sentence: The right person in the right place. Everyone has their duties, according to their strengths and interests, regardless of whether they are male or female. Tina says there is only exception: “On demonstrations, the men hold the shields. We want to convey traditional ideals because we stand for traditional values.”
Tina also sees her leadership as a possibility. By being a role model for other women, she gives them the courage to stand up against the modern zeitgeist – encapsulated in the motto “What I can do, you can do too.” That’s why she appears on the organisation’s radio shows, talks to Swedes on the streets during public activities and tries to understand why so few women are interested in political activism.
Being a mother herself, she asks herself the same question again and again:
How can someone just descend into passivity and comfort and leave a worse world to their children? We are the last generation who can change something. After us, it’s up to our children, and it will be more difficult for them than us. Activism on the streets is just a small part of our work. We have members who prefer to work behind the scenes for personal reasons, but they still contribute to an essential part of the whole. There is no reason not to be active!
Tina rightly accuses those women who wander around blindly, entrenched in the morbid Bolshevik zeitgeist, while spending their time marketing their “individual” personalities on Instagram, Facebook etc.
But in Sweden there are a few (both men and women) who take matters into their own hands and do not shy away from standing out from the masses. They come from all walks of life and have found their way to the organisation in their own ways, whether they are women who have been harassed by “new Swedes”, youths who are sick of unhealthy additives and ruthless factory farming and have found the path to a more natural lifestyle via an article by the Resistance Movement, or the man who wants to drop off his wife and children in the evening with a clear conscience.
Tina knows that her movement makes a difference and she is proud of being a part of the whole – fighting as a white woman and mother, for Sweden, her fatherland and all of the North.
In closing, I would like to thank Tina for her time, from woman to woman. She is more than just a Weggefährtin. Women like her deserve to be called pioneers.