“Historians agree that, when not combing the lice out of his beard or getting drunk, your average Viking preferred to spend his time cracking skulls with axes.
Incidentally, we know the Vikings spent a lot of time combing lice out of their beards because archaeologists have made careful scientific catalogs of the Danish and Norse artifacts found around Dublin Bay, and lice combs outnumber swords and all other implements of war about a hundred to one. As Sherlock Holmes would tell you, “Observing thousands of lice combs, one deduces the existence of many, many lice.” When the Irish said, “Here come those lousy Vikings again,” they were probably being literal.
I know the movie people left the lice out of that epic adventure, The Vikings, starring Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis, but Hollywood has a tendency to glamorize things."
I have not gotten around to re-reading Nature's God yet (I'm currently busy with Chaos and Beyond) and I don't remember the context for this passage, but I'm pretty sure the Vikings weren't immigrants, any more than the Wehrmacht "immigrated" to Poland in 1939. I haven't read every word Wilson ever wrote, but I've read a lot of them, and if he ever expressed anti-immigrant sentiments, I missed them.
There's also the small point that the kind of scapegoating that Mr. Fulford embraces was anathema to Wilson's way of thinking. Here is a complete list of the blog entry categories listed on Mr. Fulford's blog:
Crime, Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome, Immigration, Not Reporting Race, Race, and War Against Christmas.
On the other hand, the blog seems quite useful for getting the concept of "reality tunnels" across.