THIS is what John Robles is talking about… and it’s why I agree with him, completely and unreservedly. If anyone deserved to “swim with the fishies“, Breivik does, and I’d pull the trigger… gladly.
The blond monster who killed 77 human beings in cold blood in Norway a year ago is about to be sentenced. Many people believe that the only fair sentence for Anders Behring Breivik, as he took the lives of people with families, friends, and futures is the death penalty. However, there’s no capital punishment in Norway, so, this predator of innocents will either get 21 years in prison or end up in his own psychiatric ward. In both cases, the mass-murderer will continue his earthly existence. Breivik receives fair treatment, as he has a three-room suite, with an exercise room, a bed room, and an “office” with a computer he uses to prepare his case and answer “fan” mail, and where he’ll return if he’s found sane. If he’s found insane, Norway will build an entire private hospital wing just for him, and he’ll have his own staff of 17 people to take care of him night and day.
The world’s eyes will be on a small court in Oslo, Norway tomorrow as the judges render their verdict in the case of right-wing extremist and admitted mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik. With his remorseless admission to the mass-killings he committed, his guilt is an established fact; therefore, that isn’t the matter before the court. Rather, the court’s verdict will determine whether Breivik will face incarceration or compulsory psychiatric treatment. Currently, the options are 21 years’ incarceration, which the authorities could extend indefinitely if he’s deemed a danger to society, or indefinite compulsory psychiatric treatment if he’s deemed insane. Breivik insists that he’s sane and promised to appeal the verdict if he’s found insane by the court. He’s remorselessly attempted to justify his mass-murdering execution-style rampage of mostly-defenceless teenagers, many of them young girls, as an attempt to cleanse white Christian society of encroachment by multiculturalism and a fantasised Muslim takeover.
One point that the press and the debate over Breivik and his heinous crimes hasn’t really touched upon, and one that I feel may be key to deciding his “sanity”, if there’s really any doubt, is the fact that almost all of his victims were white Norwegian youth, a fact that should negate any argument that he was “fighting for Norwegian purity against a Muslim threat”, and a fact that points to the sheer pointless insanity of his actions. He’s a madman who wanted to kill as many people as possible as viciously as possible, and his choice of targets made his own insane reasoning completely and utterly pointless. Sadly, for Breivik and his like-minded angry-white-supremacist brethren, such killings can be justified, in some twisted way. Somehow, they can be deemed the act of a sane person. However, for most of us, such senseless murder can in no way be justified.
In addition, the fact that Breivik is white is a very important factor in the case. He’s has been repeatedly allowed to make Nazi salutes for the cameras in the court, and repeatedly been allowed to invoke his insane ideological ranting in court, as if such beliefs could in some way defend his horrendous crimes. Were he of another race or group, it’s seriously doubtful that he’d be allowed to so blatantly spit in the face of all of us. The fact that he’s white, as with most white-supremacist mass-murders, has led the court and society to debate his sanity. Most members of white society are always quick to marginalise and deem psychotic one of their own when events such as this take place, they’re quick to call these killers “loners”, and not part of an organisation, unlike what occurs when a Muslim or member of any other race group commits such a crime. Priyamvada Gopal at the Guardian looked into this topic in depth. With the world currently engaged in what many consider a war against “primitive” Muslims, Breivik has many apologists in white Christian society. However, even in this context, there can be no justification for his acts.
Are the Norwegian people happy about all of this? Many aren’t. Many feel as I do, that there are crimes that a civilised society can in no way forgive, and that Breivik’s heinous mass-murdering rampage falls into this category. There are crimes for which, even in a humane and civilised society, there must be an ultimate price to pay. There must be an exception allowing for execution; Breivik, as one of the worst mass murderers of all time, deserves such. Thomas Indreboe, a lay judge who was removed from the case when he called for Breivik’s execution, to save “taxpayers from unnecessary expenditures”, put it well when he said, “…there are other things in Norway that need to be taken care of, like our elderly, roads, and such things; the money could’ve been spent on other things”.
According to RIA-Novosti, even if the court finds Breivik insane, psychiatrists may refuse to treat him, as he has been diagnosed as being rational and sane in the past. Breivik himself hopes he’s found sane, so that his monstrous killing spree won’t be viewed as the act of a madman; this will support the delusional architecture of his psychosis, and allow like-minded neo-Nazi fanatics a victory they don’t deserve. If systematically, remorselessly, and cold-bloodedly taking the lives of 77 human beings, people with families, friends, and futures, doesn’t forfeit one’s right to continue to exist, then, I don’t know what does. Regardless of what I think, and many who would agree with me, Breivik will continue to live, costing Norwegian taxpayers millions, and he’ll continue to breathe, exercise, eat nice meals, answer fan mail, and spit in the face of all humanity.
23 August 2012
Voice of Russia World Service