A good article, I see the Vikings along with the Celts as being central to Aryan people in Europe. Their demonization, is sometimes used to imply that the Pan European white people are genetically vicious and aggressive, hence we are the cause of racism and inequality in the world. When in actual fact, all groups of people are just as bad if not worse, for example the black tribes of Africa have a long history of genociding their own and slavery. Equally important to note,, they never achieved state level civilization, never made it out of the old stone age.. Yes, the Vikings contributed much to the west, their explorations and communities in North America, and to stimulating trade with the middle east and throughout Europe. They also afford us a look at what the original religions of the Aryans was like, pagan to be sure, but very much connected to the forests and the land. I really like articles pertaining to this topic, because it reveals quite clearly who we are and yes, we do belong in our homelands. The Reich Was Right!!
Source: How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation