GW-Zeglen

The Great Westmen:

Science and Technology
Każimierz Żegleń
Featured Accomplishment: Invention of the bullet proof vest.
Polish Born: village of Kaczanówka in Galicia
(then in the Austrian partition of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy)
Died: Date and place unknown (probably sometime in the 1920s)
  Każimierz Żegleń, or Casimir Zeglen as the anglicized version of his name is spelled, is one of those interesting stories from what seems like the back waters of Western Civilization. He is the inventor of the bullet proof vest- yet his name and story are virtually unknown.

   His obscurity, despite his inventiveness, highlights the breadth of our Western Civilization. Zeglen became neither rich nor famous for his invention, and died in relative obscurity. Still, he is part of the grand mosaic that built our modern civilization.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hello, my name is Joseph Montag. I happen to have the same last name as the protagonist in the novel Fahrenheit 451. In the novel, Montag works as a fireman that destroys the cultural memory of his people by burning books. If the book were written today he would also be tearing down statues. Realizing his folly, he has a change of heart and instead of destroying the cultural memory of his people, he begins to save it.

     As a Westman I endeavor to preserve our cultural memory and educate fellow Westmen as to the accomplishments of Westernkind. I feel it is important to keep our story alive and focused upon the marvelous achievements of us as a people. I never realized that the depth and breadth of our achievements was so wide and deep until I came to White wellbeing and began investigating what was hidden from me in plain sight. I had become deracinated and disconnected from my people. Now I am shaking off my White noir, taking pride in Westernkind and reconnecting with my people at multiple levels, both online and in real life.

     I like researching and studying the stories of individual Westmen because it puts a human face on it and exposes the bond of kinship we all have to those Westmen that came before us. I hope these stories help you better understand and connect with Westernkind, with the Westman inside of you. It is our story, it is in us all, and each of us writes a new chapter everyday.