Monday, July 25, 2011
Lawrence Auster contradicts himself
In his latest analysis of Breivik, the Oslo mass-murderer, Auster describes him in this way:
...there are two Anders Breiviks: Breivik the standard-issue counter-jihadist, and Breivik the mass murderer of innocents.
And he goes on to note how some Norwegian official quoted by The New York Times, Kari Helene Partapuoli, director of the Norwegian Center Against Racism, agrees with this Jekyll-and-Hyde analysis when she said that “The distance between the words spoken [and written, by Breivik] and the acts that he carried out is gigantic..."
However, one has only to move one's eyes slightly to the right while reading Auster's piece to his list of his recent postings to see the following title:
The killer has a manifesto -- he's a self-styled Knight Templar seeking to start an intra-European war
This is further corroborated by a quote from Breivik's manifesto which I noted in a previous post below, in which he compares himself with Fjordman (whom Auster no doubt considers a "standard issue counter-jihadist"):
I found that Fjordman had written about many of the same topics I was writing about. The only difference being that he was a professional essay writer and I was not. Our views are quite similar with the exception of me being an actual armed resistance fighter.
Okay, let's review: a self-styled Knight Templar seeking to start an intra-European war, who calls himself "an actual armed resistance fighter". I ask the reader: Does this sound like a "standard issue counter-jihadist"...!!!???
Once again, I think Auster is stretching himself too thin in his hectic everything-but-the-kitchen-sink blogging. He doesn't even have time to synthesize and smooth out the contradictions among his own posts posted in the span of a few days. Or perhaps, just as we have two Anders Breiviks, we have two Lawrence Austers...
Auster just published an excerpt from Breivik's manifesto that supposedly corroborates his (Auster's) theory that there were two Anders Breiviks ("Breivik the standard-issue counter-jihadist, and Breivik the mass murderer of innocents."):
"I have never been happier than I am today and I do not find it problematical [to] hide my true ideological agenda from everyone else. To all I know I am a moderate right-winger and not a resistance fighter."
(Note: I added the word "to" in brackets because clearly there's a typo of omission there.)
What this remark -- written in the same manifesto, mind you, where he calls himself "an actual armed resistance fighter" -- demonstrates is not that there were actually two Anders Breiviks, which is what Auster is implying, as though Breiviks were either schizophrenic or as though this real "standard-issue counter-jihadist" Dr. Jekyll half of him makes his Mr. Hyde's terrorist act baffling; but rather, it demonstrates what it clearly states for freaking crying out loud: he was purposefully fooling people with his toned-down language -- "to hide my true ideological agenda from everyone else". There is, and always was, only one Anders Breivik: the anti-Modern-West Resistance Fighter.
The rest was a ruse -- and apparently a very intelligent one, lest his extremism had been picked up on the radar while he was in his long planning stage, lasting years, of a very complex and difficult terrorist attack. Apparently, he felt no need to vent his true feelings on the Net, because he was not an incoherent and/or hypocritical armchair extremist -- as are Lawrence Auster, Fjordman, El Ingles, Baron Bodissey, et al. Rather, he could take daily solace and comfort in the fact that he was planning a Great Act in Defense of the West against the Evil Cultural Marxists who are controlling, oppressing and destroying it and its people. And meanwhile, his Manifesto was his diary, as it were, where he could express his true feelings.