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Chain dogs of political correctness

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 27, 2011 at 18:09

The moment I saw the arresting story about Anders Behring Breivik it became obvious to me that he has got not the slightest chance of either a fair trial or an unbiased treatment by the media. He won't be given a fair chance of presenting his argument according to its merits but will be depicted as insane or a scoundrel or both. Browsing some media I have already noticed plenty of evidence to that effect even though it is difficult to see who has copied his version from whom.

As usual in such highly disturbing cases what I call chain dogs of political correctness have been unleashed against the trouble-maker and they are doing the job they have been trained for -i.e. dehumanizing and delacerating the prey indicated from above - quite well. The first thing the chain dogs do is encircle and disconnect the prey they want to destroy from the outside world and its resources. In plain text - they have removed his videos from Youtube, his facebook account has been deleted. His compendium - not a "manifesto" as Dr. Pipes following probably some PC media calls it - is very hard to find and if found it is not so easy to download. This is a routine procedure by the authorities to exclude any possibility of comparison or contrast between the version spread by mass media and versions mass media will never consider.

Now Dr. Pipes quotes a few passages from the compendium but I doubt they are the most interesting ones. Without reading all the book yet (which is still available at scribd.com even though I have a presentment it will be removed soon from there as well) I definitely prefer the following ones :

" Most Europeans look back on the 1950s as a good time. Our homes were safe, to the

point where many people did not bother to lock their doors. Public schools were generally

excellent, and their problems were things like talking in class and running in the halls.

Most men treated women like ladies, and most ladies devoted their time and effort to

making good homes, rearing their children well and helping their communities through

volunteer work. Children grew up in two–parent households, and the mother was there to

meet the child when he came home from school. Entertainment was something the whole

family could enjoy.

What happened?

If a man of the 1950s were suddenly introduced into Western Europe in the 2000s, he

would hardly recognise it as the same country. He would be in immediate danger of

getting mugged, carjacked or worse, because he would not have learned to live in

constant fear. He would not know that he shouldn't go into certain parts of the city, that

his car must not only be locked but equipped with an alarm, that he dare not go to sleep

at night without locking the windows and bolting the doors – and setting the electronic

security system.

If he brought his family with him, he and his wife would probably cheerfully pack their

children off to the nearest public school. When the children came home in the afternoon

and told them they had to go through a metal detector to get in the building, had been

given some funny white powder by another kid and learned that homosexuality is normal

and good, the parents would be uncomprehending.

In the office, the man might light up a cigarette, drop a reference to the "little lady," and

say he was happy to see the firm employing some coloured folks in important positions.

Any of those acts would earn a swift reprimand, and together they might get him fired.

When she went into the city to shop, the wife would put on a nice suit, hat, and possibly

gloves. She would not understand why people stared, and mocked.

And when the whole family sat down after dinner and turned on the television, they

would not understand how pornography from some sleazy, blank-fronted "Adults Only"

kiosk had gotten on their set.

Were they able, our 1950s family would head back to the 1950s as fast as they could,

with a gripping horror story to tell. Their story would be of a nation that had decayed and

degenerated at a fantastic pace, moving in less than a half a century from the greatest

countries on earth to Third World nations, overrun by crime, noise, drugs and dirt. The

fall of Rome was graceful by comparison.' (p.12)

"You cannot defeat Islamisation or halt/reverse the Islamic colonization of Western Europe without first removing the political doctrines manifested through multiculturalism/cultural Marxism…"(p.5)

Dr. Pipes also adds the remarkable sentence : "A close reading of his manifesto suggests this (i.e. damaging conservatism, the counterjihad, and -in particular- those authors he cited in his writings) may have been purposeful.' But he gives nowhere a link to the source. As a distinguished scholar he should know better than anyone else that quoting a source requires a reference or a link to it. It's unfair to suggest "close reading" without giving the reader a chance to have a glimpse into the full text.

Furthermore , Dr. Pipes says "In this way, Behring Breivik resembles the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, who engaged in violence as a means to market his 1995 manifesto, Industrial Society and Its Future. Indeed, the tie between these two is very close: Hans Rustad documents how extensively Behring Breivik plagiarized from Kaczynski, changing only some key words."

I find this charge far-fetched and unfair. First , the subject matter of the two texts is different. Where does Kaczynski say anything about Islam and Islamization? The compendium is instead about Islamization, its Western enablers and consequences.Islamization is a mortal threat to our civilization, and reducing it to a problem of marketing seems hardly serious.

Hans Rustad quoted here as authority is rather a precarious source. He founded the blog document.no where Anders Breivik was a regular poster, praised the site and its founder. They agreed on most things like Islamisation and support for Israel. Now when the former blogger was discredited for his violent acts, his former supporter does his best to vilify and demonize him too by adding the charge of plagiarizing to that of mass murder and to whitewash himelf perhaps. Anyway, the charge of plagiarizing can only be made if we are denied the possibility of reading the compendium. How can you accuse anyone of "plagiarizing" if he tells you in the preface

"I have written approximately half of the compendium myself.The rest is a compilation of

works from several courageous individuals throughout the world." ?

It's hard to write 'sine ira et studio'(=without wrath and bias) on a subject where everything is visibly full of 'ira et studium'.


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The source is Behring Breivik's manifesto.

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I am still trying to figure out how could anybody believe that an anti-Islamist killed a hundred Norwegians, but not a Single Muslim. [7 words]Petros HouhoulisJan 23, 2014 19:14212774
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7Breivik's case is different from that of Islamist killers [83 words]PrashantAug 27, 2011 02:32188822
1Norwegian Extremist's Abuse of Christianity No Different Than Any Other Abuse [397 words]M. ToveyAug 30, 2011 11:27188822
2EXPERIENCE IDENTIFIES ISLAM AS EXCEPTIONALLY VIOLENT!! [113 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqSep 3, 2011 15:27188822
You missed the point. [94 words]BenJun 18, 2012 14:00188822
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2Your other right! [62 words]Allie IrenenAug 30, 2011 14:22188552
2An act of civil war [288 words]GregAug 6, 2011 14:43188116
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state terrorism [205 words]mythAug 4, 2011 05:35187964
1I beg to differ [182 words]Peter HerzAug 5, 2011 17:07187964
2Moderate Islam [207 words]GregJul 30, 2011 23:18187870
2Inter-cultural respect vs the multicultural IDEOLOGY [597 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Ron ThompsonJul 30, 2011 21:43187869
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3Ideologically main steam conservative. [60 words]GregJul 30, 2011 13:37187861
4Islam and the rest of humanity [471 words]dhimmi no moreJul 30, 2011 08:51187859
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3moderate means rejecting the prophet [39 words]leighJul 29, 2011 20:56187853
2Extreme views [54 words]IanusJul 31, 2011 16:38187853
Religion and the Book [187 words]
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Mark D.Aug 1, 2011 23:09187853
Article [23 words]Mark D.Aug 5, 2011 11:21187853
Religion and the Book [296 words]M. ToveySep 7, 2011 13:55187853
Der Spiegel's take [22 words]LisaJul 29, 2011 17:04187844
9expectations based on quicksand [643 words]Loots/ The NetherlandsJul 29, 2011 09:09187832
an Indirect Declaration of War to the Rest of the World [266 words]Ron ThompsonAug 2, 2011 09:49187832
2uniform [75 words]
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mythJul 29, 2011 07:43187829
2Reflecting on Breivik is unnecessary because Christianity is the religion of peace :-) [316 words]PrashantJul 29, 2011 01:36187815
The Religion of Peace [134 words]Amin RiazAug 2, 2011 07:54187815
2not so strange [258 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanAug 3, 2011 18:57187815
Breivik's Christianity [101 words]Peter HerzAug 5, 2011 00:50187815
There is No Peace When Religion Sponsors War. [509 words]M. ToveyAug 12, 2011 16:05187815
9Statistical comparisons [121 words]Charles R.L. PowerJul 28, 2011 11:12187799
2another disconnect [77 words]mythJul 28, 2011 10:51187797
The link [193 words]Theo PrinseJul 28, 2011 08:27187791
21Moderate Islam ? [32 words]imnokuffarJul 28, 2011 07:12187786
the mm's and the cc's [67 words]mythJul 29, 2011 06:58187786
3Breivik's actions and Fjordman's worldview [386 words]Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiJul 28, 2011 05:35187782
5What next? [477 words]dhimmi no moreJul 29, 2011 07:28187782
6Some animals are more equal than others [334 words]JamesJul 29, 2011 19:27187782
Good points, DNM [158 words]Aymenn Jawad Al-TamimiAug 12, 2011 18:17187782
1Christian [5 words]
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soopermexicanJul 28, 2011 02:17187777
1Christian [548 words]IanusJul 29, 2011 03:35187777
Ummm-Christian? Not According to Jesus Christ [448 words]M. ToveyAug 12, 2011 16:38187777
1Norway's terrorism [75 words]
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NiyazJul 28, 2011 01:37187775
...DREAMING ABOUT RADICALS. [103 words]IamJosephJul 29, 2011 00:48187775
Islam and the U.S. [275 words]NiyazAug 2, 2011 02:23187775
1STOP SPEWING WITH IMPUDENCE. [305 words]IamJosephAug 3, 2011 18:21187775
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3Moslems' gratitude [484 words]IanusAug 13, 2011 07:32187775
Escaping Terrorism by Seeking Wisdom [584 words]M. ToveyAug 26, 2011 15:51187775
1Moderate Islam where? [94 words]
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NuritGJul 28, 2011 00:44187774
Blood spilling wars are coming. [163 words]batya daganJul 27, 2011 22:07187768
2No one knows what is in the head of a lunatic [254 words]NuritGJul 27, 2011 21:37187767
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Michael do justice [36 words]MasoodJul 29, 2011 11:57187764
2I agree with you [464 words]MichaelJul 30, 2011 19:46187764
2or Armenians ... [236 words]IanusAug 2, 2011 15:54187764
2Anti-Israel [44 words]Jonathan UsherJul 27, 2011 19:46187761
2Replacing facts with opinions [418 words]IanusJul 28, 2011 07:35187761
9Chain dogs of political correctness [1128 words]
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IanusJul 27, 2011 18:09187759
3Norway's Terrorism in Context [255 words]Judith DaviesJul 27, 2011 18:08187758
1Norway's Terrorism [204 words]JACQUES HADIDAJul 27, 2011 17:00187756
2Oslo mass murder [307 words]moJul 27, 2011 15:36187752
1But He Did NOT Kill MUSLIMS~ [60 words]saraJul 27, 2011 19:24187752
5islamic hypocrisy [104 words]dhimmi no moreJul 29, 2011 07:36187752
1Error [68 words]
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AlanJul 27, 2011 15:15187751
3Part of the larger picture of what happened in Oslo [164 words]NoraJul 27, 2011 14:15187747
2Europe cannot have it both ways. [59 words]IamJosephJul 28, 2011 06:48187747
1Right [24 words]NoraJul 28, 2011 21:31187747
2The European Union doesn't represent Europe. [246 words]IanusJul 29, 2011 16:49187747
2Sorry Sir - both Europe & Europeans merit blame, as in the past. [129 words]IamJosephJul 30, 2011 19:34187747
3Addendum [138 words]IanusJul 31, 2011 16:47187747
1Collective guilt [242 words]IanusAug 2, 2011 02:37187747
1Ianus: The crimes are not menial but amongst the worst ever commited and continueing. [182 words]IamJosephAug 3, 2011 18:00187747
3Breivik a Neo-Nazi? [322 words]
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4A friend of Israel as a 'neo-Nazi'? [518 words]IanusJul 29, 2011 18:07187746
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1Reply to Ianus II [229 words]Edward ClineAug 1, 2011 22:45187746
1Reply to Ianus III [230 words]Edward ClineAug 1, 2011 22:47187746
1Breivik's Game Plan [401 words]Edward ClineAug 2, 2011 06:54187746
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5How do the media explain that not a single Muslim was harmed by Breivik? [644 words]DrRJPJul 27, 2011 13:22187744
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7Oh charity starts at home except for hypocrites [228 words]dhimmi no moreJul 31, 2011 08:14187743
5yes, we must be careful - [269 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanAug 1, 2011 03:29187743
3Another victim of Arabian imperialism and of Islam and more mistakes in the Qur'an [302 words]dhimmi no moreAug 3, 2011 08:31187743
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2Anti-anti ... [140 words]IanusAug 2, 2011 02:25187739
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1Dhimmi no more ... [61 words]moAug 4, 2011 17:26187739
2Moral absolutism, Brzezinski and the US-jiahdist axis [1023 words]IanusAug 6, 2011 16:49187739
2Put the Lime in the Coconut, You Got A Closed Mind [554 words]TL Winslow (TLW), the Historyscoper (tm)Jul 27, 2011 11:42187738
More like Manson than any blogger [61 words]Abu NudnikJul 27, 2011 10:55187734
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Thank you [11 words]Mathias HellstenJul 28, 2011 16:30187731
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1Exactly [818 words]IanusJul 29, 2011 16:22187729
2Shocking but not surprising [168 words]StephenJul 27, 2011 08:00187728
11RADICAL ISLAM NOT THE PROBLEM. [124 words]IamJosephJul 27, 2011 07:23187727
On the head [7 words]Allie IrenenAug 30, 2011 14:24187727

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