A Norwegian monster with some strange bedfellows
It’s as repellent watching the courtroom performance of the murderer of 77 young Norwegians as it was watching that of the murderer of Sophie Elliot.*
But how appropriate that the Norwegian killer, who so bravely killed 77 unarmed people guilty only of going about their daily business, admitted in court he was inspired by al-Qaeda and militant Islamists—who around the world from Madrid to Manhattan, from Bali to Beirut, have so bravely killed several thousand unarmed people guilty only of going about their daily business.
[The Norwegian sack of shit] said his attacks last year were aimed at defending "ethnic Norwegians" from rising multiculturalism, and that he "would have done it again."
Insisting "universal human rights" gave him the mandate to carry out his acts, he described himself as a "militant nationalist" and, using the pronoun 'we' to suggest he was part of a larger group, added: "We have drawn from al-Qaida and militant Islamists."
And so “they” had. Which might seem bizarre—drawing inspiration from those he claimed as his ideological enemies.
But they’re not really that different, are they. Both base their misbegotten evil on superstitious claptrap, and both claim the “right” to take away the right to life of those they despise.
And both seek (or sought) martyrdom.
So not so bizarre at all really.
What folk might find even more bizarre however is that his other supposed enemy, “multiculturalism”—the misguided notion in supposed opposition to which the Norwegian Monster set out on his slaughter—is actually another misbegotten evil to which he himself subscribes. As Spiked editor Brendan O’Neill argues, the scumbag is himself “a monster made by multiculturalism.”
The dark irony in [the scumbag’s] courtoom ranting about multiculturalism is that his own worldview is riddled with that divisive ideology. B****** poses as a one-man army against the evils of multiculturalism and the “Cultural Marxists” who have foisted it upon us. Yet in everything from his plea to respect “my culture” to his paranoid belief that “his culture” is under threat from both uncaring officials and uncouth plebs, B****** reveals that he is in fact an adherent to the multicultural outlook. His view of himself as a threatened “culture”, his cloying self-pity, his paranoia about his traditions being trampled underfoot by Others – all of those warped ideas spring from the ideology of multiculturalism…
[His] obsession with one’s own cultural identity, and the desire to erect a forcefield around it so that it is never threatened by external forces, is pure, unadulterated multiculturalism, the same thinking that motivates the modern multicultural machine and its mission to enforce respect for various “identities”…
Another thing B****** shares with the multicultural lobby is a powerful sense of cultural paranoia. He believes “my culture” is under siege. Only where mainstream multiculturalists tend to argue that minority cultures such as the Islamic one are threatened by tidal waves of Islamophobia and general public ignorance, B****** says the majority culture – the white Christian identity – is threatened by the “Islamic colonisation” of Europe and also by general public ignorance (he says ordinary people have been led astray by the media). These are just different versions of the same sense of cultural panic that is fostered by the multicultural outlook. Indeed, it is remarkable how much B****** has in common with those Islamists he despises.
Which brings us back to where we started really, doesn’t it.
The real evil of multiculturalism is not that it is “Islamifying” Europe. Its first evil is that in saying that every culture is equal it allows evil cultures to flourish instead of to fade away.
And its second is that by insisting adherents view others only in terms of white or brown, Christian or Islamic, Jew or Palestinian, it encourages a focus on tribalism and the group instead of a healthy individualism—on skin colour and ethnicity instead of individual character and actions—and mitigates that people be viewed as “members” of some racially-based “community” instead of being simply human beings like themselves yearning to breathe free.
The result, points out Greg Perkins:
In practice, over time, multiculturalism is not "a tribe against the many." When it reaches its full "flowering," multiculturalism is many petty tribes perpetually at each other's throats -- which can hardly be described as "tolerance."
In other words, instead of building bridges it erects fences—behind which cowards like Islamists and this scumbag can hide.
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* Others might feel happy giving these scum-suckers the oxygen of publicity. Let they themselves reflect on that. But I for one refuse to grant swine like this the respect of calling them by name.