Breivik Goes On Trial

Anders Bering Breivik is now on trial in Norway for the shooting deaths of 77 Norwegian Labor Party youth activists. The headline describes himself as “stony-faced” when hearing about their deaths. We are told the “screams of his helpless young victims will be played in court.” We may suppose he will remain stony-faced then too.

The linked story includes pictures of his victims- all happy, smiling young people. I imagine we will hear their idealism- portrayed as kindness and empathy- contrasted to Breivik’s cruelty and hate. Because as we are always told, leftists are people overflowing with love, kindness, caring, idealism, and all other fine human qualities.

But imagine, if you will- we now enter the Twilight Zone- that these fine young people had the chance to sit down, and by some miracle watch and listen to the suffering of Norwegians assaulted, raped and killed by Moslem immigrants and their children. What would they feel? Pity, sympathy, horror, outrage?

I’m guessing they would feel some of these emotions- but only for the attackers. Leftist sympathy does not just leapfrog and is not just telescopic, it is highly selective. The elimination of empathy is a big part of Marxist-Leninist social engineering. Nothing must be felt for the sufferings of class enemies being punished or eliminated by the revolution. Such feelings are bourgeois and counter-revolutionary as they interfere with revolutionary justice. But at the same time Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries aren’t motivated by sympathy for the proletariat, only by zeal for the ideal society of the future.

Western, Christian-based leftism has room for sympathy for suffering- to some extent for the suffering of the poor, but even more for the suffering of criminals. The idea that criminals suffer is created more out of necessity than any observable reality. By loving not his own enemies, but the enemies of others, the liberal achieves the highest sort of moral status. But there must be a reason for this love. The pride and arrogance such people display can’t be the reason.

No, the pride and arrogance of the criminal can’t be evidence of pride and arrogance, they must be evidence of something else. They must actually be evidence of deep suffering, brought on by racism and the economic deprivation of capitalism! We hear constantly about how people who live well enough without working, enjoy arrogant pride and self-worship both self-generated and produced by constant propaganda on their behalf, are actually suffering deeply.

Empathy for the victim of a crime might reduce empathy for the criminal, especially if the criminal is black, Hispanic, or Moslem. It may occasionally be offered, but only if the victim is quickly instructed he must offer empathy to his victimizer. This is called “restorative justice” and is something I will address shortly.

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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12 Responses to Breivik Goes On Trial

  1. Ryu says:

    I like ABB. He’s got some balls. He plead self defense – brilliant! It is a collective self defense.

  2. I used to be a liberal/leftist/progressive and many of my friends/relatives are too. I think George Orwell said it best, “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.”

    Something has changed in the last six months or so. I can’t really put my finger on it though. I think part of it is that leftism requires a very tenuous form of cognitive dissonance and now that the money’s gone, it’s literally unsustainable.

    So as more people are finding themselves, psychologically, up against a wall, the response on both sides is far more vicious.

    It’s sort of like the penultimate scene in Sunset Boulevard when Joe Gillis is trying to puncture Norma Desmond’s delusions. He points out that, at 50, she’s hardly a Miss Havisham, that she’d be “killing herself to an empty house,” that maybe it’s time to let go of the past and move forward. But she can’t do it, and she kills him.

    In a like way, new media is puncturing old media’s narratives monopoly, biases and delusions. I’m not saying we’ve “won” yet but, as Whiskey pointed out, leftists are fighting on a completely different terrain from even four years ago, or two years ago.

    Their main tactic is to call something “revolting” or “disgusting.” Take a look at this comment thread for example. No substantive rebuttal or “this policy wouldn’t work because…” just “Um, really?” type responses.

    I don’t know what the outcome will be but we should probably get to work on creating an attractive and viable alternative. Let them get upset. I’ve pissed off a fair amount of my friends, for the grand crime of linking to stories I find interesting on facebook. I just tell them I owe them nothing, no matter how upset they are, but if they want a rational discussion my inbox is always open (er, metaphorically speaking).

    • Quartermain says:

      I liked the post you linked to. Your essay hit the mark.

      Oh I used to be leftist as well but fled the flock in the ’90’s with their political correctness and basic flight from reality.

      I can only hope and pray that more people will wake up and regain their sanity.

  3. amspirnational says:

    Did not Brevick write about a “takeover” of Norway by non-Whites? Non-whites are 2.9%
    of the Norway population. Did his murdered political opponents have political programs extant to import a number of non-Whites which would have overwhelmed Nordics within a generation? And if only trajectory matters, by a similar logic James 1 , assuming his belief in British supremacy, would have never sponsored Jamestown.

  4. DarqBeauty says:

    Congratulating a murder spree involving youths? How low can you go? Goes that madness goes hand in hand with racism. You’re all mad and damned. And you don’t even see it. I pity you. I pity anyone who congratulates a mass murderer. You’re so pitiful, I am in awe of your lack of empathy. You want the white is right agenda to prevail so badly, you don’t care about the victims at all. Just the fact that this madman did something you wish you could do. Which speaks volumes. So sad.

  5. Yevardian says:

    Defending a mass-murderer who killed dozens of white Norwegians to defend white Norwegians against Muslim immigrants? That’s going pretty far out.
    How exactly was his act supposed to help his cause in any fashion?

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