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It has all happened before, and it shall happen again.

This is a saying that I am, personally, quite fond of. It's found everywhere, from Tibetan Buddhism to Peter Pan. It seems to focus more on religion, with the cycles of life and the wheel of time. But it is applicable in everyday life for even the most mundane of things. The styles of my parents, children of the 60's, are evidently comming back. Whilst I pray that the parachute pants of MC Hammer fame are dead and perminantly buried (preferably under several tons of concrete, lest they rise as Zombie Pants), some things return as reliably as Halley's Comet.

One of these is the cycle of right wing, conservative violence. As clockwork, it rears its ugly head and puts itself in the press once again. It is not the first, and it will not be the last. And it WILL happen here.

Other diaries do an excellent job with the details of the incident, so I shall spare you but a simple recap. Anders Behring Breivik, a Christian Conservative (tm) attempted to assasinate the Prime Minister of Norway via explosive device, and then sailed to an island owned by the Norwegian Labor Party. There, he proceeded to shoot upwards of 80 people before being arrested.

Anders Behring Breivik is a conservative. He sees himself as a nationalist and patriot. He looked upon the degredation of his society and wept. His enemies were progress and multiculturalism. He sees the present, progressive government of Norway as tearing down the country his Nortic ancestors built. He sees the Islam in Norway as an infection to be cured, and Islam's "enablers" as enemies.

Anders Behring Breivik is no loon. He is not crazy, deranged, or insane. He is simply Conservative. A conservative who saw the enemy of his vision for (proper) Norway, and acted to neutralize that enemy. Children on that island, being the next generation of the Enemy, were fair game in his right wing mind. And those people he killed trying to get the Prime Minister, his enemy? Collateral Damage.

There are no excuses for what Mr. Breivik did. But his choices are purely logical for him. He saw the Enemy, and tried to defeat him. He saw the future, and tried to save it. He was coldly calculating in his moves, This is not the work of a crazy person, or a man who suddenly snapped. This was the work of a sane, intellegent man who was planning this for months, if not years. This was Norway's Timothy McVeigh.

Work such as this is not the work of an inherently defective or damaged mind. This is the work of a mind corruped by conservative politics. The cycle of Conservative violence, from Bismark to Hitler to Diệm to Hussein to Bin Laden, never ceases. Violence such as this is the natural end state of conservatism. There is no reason, no remorse, just logic and politics to them. The polluted Conservative mind works differently than ours. What is grossly unacceptible to us is perfectly permissible to them.

This should illustrate to all of us the dangers we face at home from the Republican Party. The Progress Party, the party that Anders Behring Breivik once belonged to the Youth wing of, looks positively liberal compared to "mainstream" Republicans, much less the filth that comes from the Tea Party. It is also worth noting that the Other party, where the next domestic terrorist (yes, it is CONSERVATIVE RIGHT WING TERRORISM, dispite what the mainstream media would have us believe) will undoubtedly come from.

This incident highlights how vigilant we must be. All these threats are not just empty, they are real. This has proven, again, that the Conservative mind is capible of even greater evil then most of us can imagine. Those isolated statements have the capibility to turn into real action. Report EVERYTHING you see. Report to the Police, FBI, Secret Service, everyone. Make sure that right winger making threats is arrested before anyone dies. And remember, it can be anyone.

That neighbor, the one who attended that Tax Day rally? He might be the next Anders Behring Breivik.

That other neighbor that belongs to the NRA? The next Anders Behring Breivik.

The Uncle to complains about the government being too big? Anders Behring Breivik.

Be vigilant, be aware, but most importantly, be safe.

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Comment Preferences

    •  So why the hide rating? (0+ / 0-)

      What was offensive?

      Practice tolerance, kindness and charity.

      by LWelsch on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 10:19:21 AM PDT

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      •  To start: (0+ / 0-)

        "Violence such as this is the natural end state of conservatism."

        I know tons of conservatives, both resident in the USA and out here in SE Asia, and none of them are any more prone to violence than Progressives, Liberals, Libertarians, Greens, Whites, Blacks, etc., etc......

        This is pure hatred and should not be allowed on this site. It has nothing to do with whether I agree with it or not.

        The fact that this diary has attracted 4 comments reveals what drivel it is.

        I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

        by shann on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 12:43:48 AM PDT

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  •  Please forgive the misspellings (3+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, Oh Mary Oh, Gary Norton

    I'm on a work computer that only lets me use IE, and doesn't even have spellcheck on MS Word. I don't think there is anything too egriegious, but I apologize in advance for poor grammar/poor spelling

  •  It's the "Christian" Part that Amazes Me (5+ / 0-)
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    litho, Oh Mary Oh, Gary Norton, Bluefin, hmi

    Such people seem to have constructed a Christ who is composed totally of their own hatreds and fears, while ignoring the biblical Christ. Can you imagine Jesus saying, "Yeah, go and shoot 84 children, that sounds like a plan,"? Reminds me of conservative Christians that are outraged when they hear the school system is "using their tax dollars" to deliver free lunches to poor kids in the summer.

    One point I disagree with - being an NRA member does not predispose one to go on a killing spree. Buying into the right wing hate, combined with perhaps pesonal and economic pressures, that is the volatile mix.

    •  Examples of right wing behavior (1+ / 0-)
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      Gary Norton

      that can lead to terrorism.

      Mostly, its to point out that, whilst it took Anders Behring Breivik a clean record and several years to get guns, any would be republican terrorist can go out and get an arsonal for a few thousand bucks and an afternoon shopping.

    •  They are Old Testament "Christians." They reject (2+ / 0-)
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      Chgo Jim, IreGyre

      the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels, which for any true Christian supersede everything else.. Their sole focus is on  death, mayhem, and rigid judgmental rules in the Old Testament and the crazy rantings in Revelations. That's not Christian.

      Further, affiant sayeth not.

      by Gary Norton on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 07:22:05 AM PDT

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  •  All Conservatives are not dangerous, they are (4+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA, trinityfly, bevenro, hmi

    people with different politics, just like any other. This is madness and hatred tarring all conservatives as potential terrorists. It is deplorable and has no place here. Spread your hate elsewhere.

    I voted with my feet. Good Bye and Good Luck America!!

    by shann on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 07:12:34 AM PDT

  •  The vague "it." (0+ / 0-)

    Nothing is ever exactly the same. Yes there are cycles. The sun rises; the season pass; people are born; people die; and on and on and on. That said, no two physical events / objects are ever exactly the same. They may be similar to the extent that we can measure them, but never exactly the same.

    So what does "it" refer to in this case. It refers to similarities in two physical events. Of course there are similarities between events. The scientific method depends on those similarities. If I apply equal force to two objects of the same mass the objects accelerate at the same rate. But when discovered and test today there are rarely objects of exactly the same mass, just similar mass to the degree that they can be measured.

    When dealing with people the issues become more complex. Similar yes but never exactly the same. So the vague "it" wins again.

    Practice tolerance, kindness and charity.

    by LWelsch on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 07:27:46 AM PDT

  •  The fact of the matter that I think (2+ / 0-)
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    IreGyre, Bluefin

    we need to understand is that a lone loon who decides to go out and kill people he perceives to be "enemies" is virtually impossible to detect and stop.

    For terrorism, the smaller the "cell," if you will, the more effective. And if the "cell" is one loon, he has no co-conspirators who might come to their senses and inform on him.

    Part of why al Qaeda managed to be effective is because, though portrayed as an organization in the Western press, it isn't. Orders generally don't come form some boss somewhere and flow down through the ranks of some hierarchical structure - though we in the West seem to expect that that's exactly how it works.

    Generally, if one person or a small group carries out an act against the enemies of a terror group and claims the act for that terrorist group, that person or small group is technically a cell of that group, whether they have ever had contact with the terrorist organization they claim to act on behalf of or not.

    So killing bin Laden, while certainly welcome news to many in the West, probably didn't do much to Qaeda. That fight for the top spot the Western m press hyped? It really doesn't matter much, if indeed it's even happened.

    Anders Behring Breivik is exactly this sort of terrorist. His beliefs and politics, while interesting, really don't tell us much, apart from him not being the Islamic caricature Fox News and Michelle Malkin trotted forth preemptively. Really, he's just one of thousands and thousands around the world who think their own view is so correct, so unassailable, that by God I have to do something to stop it!

    Oh - and a note to the diarist: The cylons in Battlestar Galactica were fond of quoting their religious view, as well, that "All of this has happened before; all of this will happen again."

    So he says to me, do you wanna be a BAD boy? And I say YEAH baby YEAH! Surf's up space ponies! I'm makin' gravy WITHOUT THE LUMPS! HAAA-ha-ha-ha!!!

    by Cenobyte on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 08:08:03 AM PDT

  •  oh, he is quite clearly insane. (0+ / 0-)

    Full on psychopath in the extreme.

    something has to have gone deeply, deeply wrong psychologically to allow this sort of thing to happen.

    newsflash:  being a 'conservative' ain't it.

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