A Reader: "I am pointing to mob psychology which is at play when people begin to believe dehumanizing hatreds such as anti-Muslim hatred. Anders did not really believe his own anti-Muslim manifesto, in my opinion. But if he did, he is a victim of mob psychology."
Mo: While any or all of that is possible, I think that you must take something larger into consideration. Many, if not most of the concerns that he raised in his manifesto, are not out-of-the-mainstream thought amongst those of European descent. No, of course, I am not referring to his chosen solution, which was vile, despicable, evil, and too hideous for words. Rather, immigration has become one of the most existential threats to the future of Europe, at least in the construct for which it has been understood for thousands of years. Multi-kulti might work well in theory, but it doesn't work so well in practise. When I moved to the United States, I did not ask you to tolerate and embrace my diversity by driving on the left side of the road. Herein lies the problem. How much must I, as an immigrant, be allowed to force you, as a native, to change your history, culture, laws, holidays, religious rites, etc.? The right answer for you is to tell me "None. You have your First Amendment rights, but you have the same rights as everyone else...no more...no less."
When in either Rome, Italy, Rome, New York, or Rome, Georgia, do as the Romans. When in either Paris, France, or Paris, Texas, do as the Parisians. In reality, a melting pot will always have more success than a tossed salad.
The fact of the matter is that the issues raised in Breivek's manifesto are not so far removed from mainstream, average European concerns, worries, and debate. His response to them, of course, is...thankfully. If you wish to see concrete evidence of the role immigration is playing in Europe, look at the elections over the last decade. The Left - The Socialists, Labour, Liberals (be careful because some Liberals are more right that left), Progress (be careful because some Progress parties are either Right or Left), Venestre (means "The Left," but is a free market party), Greens, Social Dems, etc., have suffered losses like they haven't since the 1920s. The Left's usual base, the working and middle classes, is leaving it in droves because of immigration (not just Muslim, but Eastern Europeans). That is not my alleged prejudice talking. That is what people ON THE LEFT like big time Labour leader, David Milliband, have said. "Natives" feel that they have been abandoned by their parties for Muslim immigrants, who get perceived preferential treatment.
Anyone, who believes that the resentment of Anders Behring Breivik, is something that will only be found in enclaves inhabited by right-wing, Christian extremists, is making a HUGE mistake. In many ways, Anders Behring Breivik has spoken the words of that tens and tens of millions of Europeans have discussed over the dinner table in their homes. Fortunately, 99.99% will not pick up weapons and follow him in his "solution."
Anders Behring Breivik wrote about ridding Europe of cultural Marxism and Islamists and wanted Europe to be more like Japan or South Korea with Socialist programmes, but nationalist and homogenous ... "because they are "scientifically advanced, economically progressive" societies "which will not accept multiculturalism or Cultural Marxist principles.”
He was not opposed to socialism. He called himself an "economic progressive," "economic liberal," and supported socialist programmes such as a cradle-to-grave welfare state. His problem was with Muslim immigrants "burdening" the welfare system. As I have said many times, Europeans "purchased" the children that they never had through immigration to pay for the pension and welfare programmes that they wanted, but couldn't afford. Unfortunately for them, their "children" didn't want to pay for them. Unfortunately for both, too many didn't want the other to become part of their society, which is why there are "No Go" areas in nearly every large city in Europe. Muslims will not go into certain areas and "Natives" (for lack of a better word) will not go into certain other areas.
Interestingly, his manifesto, which was, in part, plagiarised from the Unibomber, bore strains of Marx and Engels. Both wrote that Marxism would work best in homogenous societies...so did Lenin, Stalin and Mao for that matter.
Anyway, I have been writing about the cultural clash in Europe for years. Too many here (and elsewhere) accused me of fearmongering. Well, hopefully, you now know that there is a very real turmoil under the surface in Europe. The shock of last Friday was not that it happened, but only that it took so long.
As Viscount Grey of Fallondon said in 1914, "The lights are going out across Europe and I fear that they will not be lighted again in our lifetimes."