Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik's Weltanschauung

I had some hope for this AP article written by Jesse Washington — 'Christian terrorist'? Norway case strikes debate. Alas, there article leaves no room for debate. There's no mentions of what a self-described unbelieving "cultural Christian" might be. There's no mention of Anders Behring Breivik's Zionism, or his neo-Paganism.

Instead of debate, we're lectured, told what conclusions to make:
    When the 'enemy' is different, an outsider, it's easier to draw quick conclusions, to develop stereotypes. It's simply human nature: There is 'us,' and there is 'them.' But what happens when the enemy looks like us — from the same tradition and belief system?
Leaving aside the particulars of Breivik's syncretic belief system, a Christian is not "from the same tradition and belief system" as the average mainstream media journalist. To them, he is every bit "different, an outsider," as were so-called Islamic terrorists (who, like Breivik were furthering political, not religious, goals) to the average neocon pundit. And these left-liberal Christophobes are every bit as small-minded to "draw quick conclusions, to develop stereotypes" as their neocon Islamophobe brethren.

Leave it to Steve Sailer, writing for The American Conservative, to set the record straight, arguing, "The Norwegian killer is no Christian fundamentalist but a right-wing imitator of Marx and Lenin" — Breivik’s Brain.

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Blogger scotju said...

IMHO, all political extremism is leftist. The Nazi party's 25 Points and the Communist Manifesto, with a few exceptions here and there, are basically the same. The M.O.'s of the so-called right wing and left wing extremists are basically the same. You're correct when you call Breivik a Marxist heretic. Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism" shows that the real conservatives and traditionalists in Europe have always considered Nazism and Fascism to be leftist.

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