Pinning Anders Breivik on a blogger

My colleague, the perspicacious Norwegian essayist Fjordman (whose prolific writings can be read here), was compelled to surrender his anonymity after reluctantly granting an interview to Verdans Gang (published in English, here). An hysterical, morally cretinous press and blogosphere -- Norwegian, other European, and American -- which had initially accused Fjordman, falsely and recklessly, of being the Brevik mass murderer, continues to persist that he was Brevik's "main inspiration," a charge akin to accusing the Beatles of "inspiring" Charles Manson, or Jody Foster "inspiring" John Hinckley. Even the relatively fair and staid Verdans Gang interview labels the apolitical Fjordman as "far right." When reading the interview, consider that the ongoing major "accusation" against Fjordman is that his reasoned critique of cultural relativism -- echoed by mainstream Western European leaders Sarkozy, Cameron, and Merkel -- "precipitated" the murderous insanity of Brevik. This is another...(Read Full Post)