I’m starting to read through Breivik’s manifesto now.
As always, I prefer to do the analysis myself whenever possible, instead of relying upon the eunuchs in the media who are unable to think outside of the box of their fantasy ideology. Nothing they say should ever be taken at face value.
Here is something interesting:
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. This is the reason why I have decided to allow the content of this compendium to be freely distributed and translated. Consider it my personal gift and contribution to all Europeans.”
Mr. Breivik here is quoting a very well known moral maxim. Now that one sure rings a bell. It is the philosophy of the Vulcans:
In Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Spock sacrifices himself to save his crewmates on the Enterprise. As he dies from radiation, Spock calls his death the solution to the Kobayashi Maru test, which is a character test for Starfleet cadets, the “no-win scenario” that all Starfleet officers must face – sometimes you can’t win, and you must do your duty.
“It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few … or the one.”
Now wait a minute.
If my memory is accurate, Spock was the hero in that movie, and Khan was the villain; Khan was the madman driven by insanity and revenge who used the Genesis Device, which was a weapon of mass destruction.
The defining characteristics of the Vulcans are that they are (1) extremely logical, (2) extremely altruistic, (3) repress their emotions, and (4) they believe in non-violence.
The Vulcans are not an aggressive race, but they will defend themselves, especially when their high moral principles and their rigorous logic command that they do so. They will bravely confront their own fear … and they will act.
What kind of man would admire Spock enough to follow his example?
The same kind of man who would spend his time writing a 500 page manifesto complete with a 500 page appendix, which is to say, a selfless person who takes his logic and his ethics very seriously.
In this context, what happened in Norway now makes a lot more sense … “the needs of the many,” or the needs of the European race which is faced with extinction, outweighed “the needs of the few,” or the right of the AUF Youth League on Utoya to commit high treason.
Yep, I had this one pegged right.
In 1859, John Brown was convinced that the evil of American slavery demanded his martyrdom. The common man is far, far too unethical to feel such a calling, much less rise to it.
How can anyone admire a mass murderer???
Everytime I hear The Battle Hymm of the Republic, I ask myself the same question, but I already know the answer: because even though what John Brown did in Kansas and Virginia was awful and heinous, he was motivated by righteousness and justice and selflessness, which is why his enemies like Gov. Wise understood his actions, even if they didn’t approve of them.