"I know a number of farmers, live off the land types, with 'similar' ideas," says commenter James to a Caelum Et Terra's Daniel Nichols post — Dark Irony. "It never occurred to me to fear them but I guess anyone can go off the deep end," says James.
That is the point Throne and Altar's Bonald reminds us of, namely that "Breivik is what people would call a moderate conservative" — The main point: we’re all more “extremist” than he is. He later asks, "[W]hat if he had been a run-of-the-mill social democrat?"
Lew Rockwell notes that he was "ardently pro-Israel" and "much influenced by such neocons as Daniel Pipes" — The Norwegian Terrorist Is a Neocon. "As to his religion, he is not exactly a follower of the Prince of Peace, though he may be some sort of Christian rightist or theocon. That is how, as a hater and a killer, he could describe himself as a Christian and a conservative, a Hageeite."
Steve Sailer notes that "he maintained a public persona online of being anti-Islamic but non-violent and, indeed, rather philosophical" — Norway. "In terms of personality, he seems somewhat less like the usual comparison, Timothy McVeigh..., and more like the highly intelligent, cold-blooded leftwing assassin of Pym Fortuyn, Volkert van der Graaf, whose story has disappeared down the memory hole after the European press put out a cover story that he was an animal rights nut..."
David Lindsay on the connection I find most interesting — Of Masonic Conspiracies.
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