A very cogent analysis of the Norway massacre and Andhers Behring Breivik , the declared perpetrator of the massacre.
“This delusionary triumvirate — ignorance, hate, megalomania — is the calling card of all mass murderers and dark prophets who seek to rid society of some imagined contaminant — whether the targeted group is Jews, gays, blacks, “infidels,” Muslims, kulaks, feminists, or the mentally ill.Even when the killing is done, such fanatics expect the world to thank them for their campaign to sterilize humanity, in the same manner that one might thank a doctor for amputating a gangrenous leg. In his final political testament, Hitler expressed pride that he had stood up to world Jewry, and wrote that “[Our] six years of war, which in spite of all setbacks will go down one day in history as the most glorious and valiant demonstration of a nation’s life purpose.”Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian killer, similarly defines his killing spree as an act of “martyrdom,” and apparently suffers under the delusion that his actions will be excused once his fellow Norwegians realize that he has saved them from the Islamic bacillus. If Breivik’s embrace of such beliefs qualifies him as “insane,” as his lawyer suggests, then the same adjective applies to Hitler, Osama bin Laden and Charles Manson.Where does this obsession with murderous “sterilization” originate? A close reading of Mein Kampf and Breivik’s manifesto gives us a clue.”