Of course, the suspected terrorist Anders Behring Breivik reportedly has a 1500 page manifesto wherein he is mad at 'The Rise of Cultural Marxism', islam, education of women and liberal values.
I'm not going to read the ramblings, but I will note that Max Blumenthal holds in, Anders Behring Breivik, a perfect product of the Axis of Islamophobia the following:
As horrific as Breivik’s actions were, he can not be dismissed as a “madman.” His writings contain the same themes and language as more prominent right-wing Islamophobes (or those who style themselves as “counter-Jihadists”) and many conservatives in general.And I see that he prepared for this attack; he 'Roided-up, planned to have distraction music (Lux Aeterna by Clint Massell on repeat) blaring if he felt his will/strength/adrenaline rush fade, counted on his simulated training and superior weapons and armor.
And always remember, unlike what Ayn Rand would demand you believe, his perception was reality. He considered himself a culture warrior, a modern Justicar, a crusading knight in the battle for cultural conservative christian heritage. Thus he targeted hundreds of young members of the country’s Labour Party who gather to discuss politics and democracy at Utoya island. He apparently blamed the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of perpetuating "cultural Marxist/multiculturalist ideals" and indoctrinating youth with those ideals.
While Faux News predictably ran with this must be the work of muslim extremists as Glenn Greenwald pointed out the first reaction by everyone, The New York Times, CNN is to find a angle to blame the omnipresent Al Qaeda. As Greenwald sardonically observed,
Al Qaeda is always to blame, even when it isn't, even when it's allegedly the work of a Nordic, Muslim-hating, right-wing European nationalist.This fanatic will accomplish much by his terrorism. He's murdered a hundred people, he's caused deep pyschological damage to hundreds more, thousands of grieving family members will live their lives with a giant hole in their soul, thousands more will curtail and self-censor themselves out of fear and those with whom he shares the ideological spectrum will wash their hands of the incident by proclaiming The No True christian/conservative/counter-jihadist/whatever would do these things defense.
The lessons to take away from this are carry a piece and be ready to pre-emptively use it if:
- someone starts bemoaning the rise of Marxism,
- someone on steriods is listening to cheesy faux-classical music,
- you see a blonde christian walking towards you,
- a person wearing a tri-cornered hat is carrying an AR-15,
- you're attending a Liberal political gathering and Andrew Breitbart attempts to crash it.
Because Guns save Lives...
Over at the Blog Gates of Vienna, the poster "Fjordman", claims the now defunct Fjordman Blog (out of Norway) did not belong to the terrorist A. B. Breivik. When an incident like this occurs and the murderers' ideological structure coincides with Intolerance, the Intolerant begin to parse and walk around the edge of the Ends Justifies the Means while distancing themselves from that which they have wrought and preached.
Here's s snippet of Team Member Zenster epitomizing the I secretly agree with what the terrorist did but know I can't shout for joy: Just now, Europe's Politically Correct Multi-Culturalist politicians have gotten their first glimpse of the repercussions that await further betrayal of their own kith and kin.
So, I know it's Free Republic (one of the worst right wing sites) but the comments are an interesting look into the minds of those who engage in logical fallacies/word games/parsing in order to disavow someone's ideology. Have a look if you care too...