Marcus Follin, also known as ‘The Golden One’, is a Swedish Identitarian who is becoming increasingly well-known and influential as a result of his Youtube channel.
I remember seeing links to his videos on the site for the last several years- usually with an image of him shirtless holding a book or something- and never putting the pieces together regarding what the videos were about. When I finally watched one I immediately realized what a huge contribution he was making to our struggle.
At this point I have watched about 40 of his Youtube videos, and while that is a lot it is still only a fraction of the 519 total he has posted. As a result I would not be surprised if some regular readers of this site may know more about his work than I do, but I wanted to do this post because I believe the messages he is relaying are of crucial importance for our people, and that anyone who has not checked them out should do so.
Rather than essay form, I am going to break things down in bullet point style. Below is information you should know about his work, things that particularly strike me about his videos, and other observations and thoughts.
Follin is a bodybuilder- as is immediately apparent- and weightlifting/hypertrophy/strength training is the focus of many of his videos. As an avid weightlifting myself those videos are some of the most interesting to me. The guy is absolutely massive, and calls to mind the classical image of Viking Warriors from history and legend- tree trunk arms, barrel chests, and forearms chiseled from the hefting of great swords and battle-axes.
Agreeing with the idea that all men should be strong, I feel Follin’s videos on weightlifting are of great value. By the looks of it he also offers online personal training/coaching in that area as well. In our decadent and degenerate modern age, I believe weightlifting is a crucial foundational activity that is required in order feel fulfilled as a man. We as men evolved to use our strength, and if we do not push or pull heavy things on a daily basis, the resulting dysphoria and angst should be expected. Below are two videos on these subjects.
As previously mentioned, Follin has 519 Youtube videos online. That is a massive output. Some bloggers claim to prefer videos because they are easier and less time-consuming than long blog posts, however in the case of The Golden One the videos are of an especially high quality, with multiple cuts spliced over each other to allow for optimum flow, and there is obviously a lot of thought that goes into their formulation. They are intellectually heavy yet easy to digest, and it is clear the process of creating them takes a lot of work.
As someone who has written extensively on creation vs consumption, as well as the importance of creating content to aid in ‘Red-Pilling’ the unawakened, I find the large output represented by The Golden One’s Youtube channel quite inspiring. ALSO, I am a huge believer that the more of us who can create passive income for ourselves the better. While Follin’s videos are obviously built upon higher ideals than just making money (saving European civilization, as an example), it is clear he is generating income from ad revenue, sponsorships, coaching, etc. This is HIGHLY commendable, as it will allow him to contribute that much more to our cause, so that Sweden and the rest of Europe might be saved.
Follin also represents something which to liberals and leftists and the uninitiated often looks like a dichotomy. He is extremely strong, very muscular, purposefully masculine, and trains in mixed martial arts, yet he is obviously a very kind, soft-spoken, decent person. The idiot nutjob brainwashed Progressives – or, ‘beta leftists’ as Follin calls them- always try to link such qualities with ‘toxic masculinity’, ‘hatred’, ‘disrespect’, and ‘predation’, but this is not the case. Indeed it is usually those guys who try to put on a leftist, Beta face who are the most maladapted and predatory. On the contrary, men like Follin who are strong, physically capable, and adept at fighting are often the calmest, most decent ones. Pat Tillman was a classic example of this as well. I have written about Tillman several times on this site and I also wrote about this idea in an essay called “Mormons And Jihadis: Parallel Revolts Against The Modern World”.
Putting Oneself Out There
I have written on this site about ‘Vanguardists’ and ‘Hindterlandists’- those who can publicly support our cause and those who must do so privately. As a public Identitarian living in the belly of the beast in modern Sweden, Follin is about as foremost an example of a Vanguardist as I can think of. Some of his best videos stem from this. I am pasting two of these below.
The first is about the new EU laws that have been established to allow for the silencing of dissent, and the censorship of individuals such as Follin who question mass immigration and cultural suicide. In the video Follin talks about the threat of his channel being shut down (similar ones already have been), and urges people to subscribe to his backup channel.
The next deals with something that most of us have witnessed in various comment sections on Identitarian sites, which is individuals engaging in what I would call ‘puritanism’ and ‘edginess contests’. Follin explains this phenomenon very well in the below video.
I am an absolute self-improvement junkie. This bleeds into much of my writing, such as my essay for Counter-Currents on Ten Everyday Things You Can Do To Help The War In Europe. It is equally or even more so on display in Follin’s videos, and I will embed a couple examples below.
The Coming War In Europe
Finally, as an Identitarian Swede Follin has more exposure than most of us to the building wave of destabilization and violence. He definitely has videos that deal with this issue, and as someone living at ground zero, and especially as someone possessing intense knowledge of personal training and self-defense, those videos are of great value.
As regularly stated and like most of us who study the situation, I believe Sweden is sliding closer and closer to the abyss of destabilization and 4th Generation War. With that being the case, European men and men abroad of European descent must not flee from such dangers, but instead do everything we can to move toward the coming battlefield. Follin touches on this in the first of the below videos and I think he is spot on. In the second he continues the discussion of Europe’s future.
When things do come to a head in Western Europe, I hope that the tactical virtues of strength, honor, and courage exemplified and discussed in these videos will guide our people’s struggle. Follin’s videos provide the framework with which to understand the coming conflict, as well as the inspiration and direction needed to prepare for it.