Skip to comments.Norway Mass Murder: The Dexter Factor
Posted on 07/27/2011 6:17:54 AM PDT by wtd
Norway Mass Murder: The Dexter Factor
"... no one is talking about the Dexter Factor, which is this: Andrew Berwick liked the Dexter cable series about a ruthless and completely deceptive serial killer."
Andrew Berwick didnt just watch Dexter, he found it hilarious.
"The Dexter series is dedicated to glamorizing serial killing, with a focus on the mechanics of execution. A show explicitly and unashamedly glamorizing evil, justifying evil, and training in the specific operations of evil. There are several glaring discrepancies in media coverage of the heartbreaking and enraging attack in Norway, but this one is obvious: this mass murderer Andrew Berwick, aka Anders Behring Breivik was a fan of a show about a serial killer that is widely reported to have been watched by, and said to have inspired, other murderers." . . .including:
"Dexter Factor Murder #1: In 2008, Johnny Brian Altinger, 38"
"Dexter Factor Murder #2: In December 2009, 17 year old Andrew Conley confessed to murdering his 10 year old brother Conner Conley"
"Dexter Factor Murder #3: In April, 2011, Maartens van der Merwe, 24, and Chané van Heerden, 20, were arrested in Welkom, South Africa, in connection with the death of 24-year-old Michael van Eck"
"Is it free speech for Dexters producers to create television programming that reportedly inspires murderers including being cited by Andrew Berwick before he committed a mass murder? Absolutely.
Is it hypocritical of publications across Europe and America to accuse those whose writings are against violence, of influencing Berwick/Breivik, while saying nothing about his enthusiasm for a program reported to have influenced at least three other murderers?
Absolutely." [emphasis mine]
[excerpted] See Gates of Vienna link for full article
(Excerpt) Read more at gatesofvienna.blogspot.com ...
"THIS FALL, HE'LL MAKE YOU A BELIEVER"and the YouTube user "SHOWTIME" provided the following description for the trailer:
"Dexter Season 6. Has Dexter finally seen the light? Get ready for the most rapturous season yet."Get Ready? or . . .Did Berwick beat Showtime to it's seasonal 'rapture'?
Given Showtime's concept of 'Dexter' as 'entertainment' it's understandable why I prefer to no longer watch tv. Unfortunately, too many continue to find such programming entertaining if not instructive.
Prayers go out to the victims of the horrors committed by Berwick and others who may have been self-admittedly inspired by Dexter .
I love Dexter too, and I haven’t killed anyone...yet.
Yeah, lets just yank every show where someone gets killed or injured because some Yahoo might be tempted to emulate it. [/s]
I enjoy the Dexter show as well and like the following poster haven’t killed anyone nor even seriously entertained the idea. Anyone who watches the show realizes that Dexter knows he isn’t ‘right’ and agonizes over his ‘dark passenger’. He spends most episodes wanting to be ‘normal’. The show is a study of human failings and how we deal with our own in a socially acceptable way.
I don't know how to explain this to the author, but as hard as this is to believe, people have been decapitated and dismembered by crazed nutjobs long before Dexter, long before television, and even before the printing press.
Dexter is one of my favorite shows.
As the seasons progress, we realize that Dexter is not the monster. The people he kills are the monsters.
He has his Dark Passenger, but he still has freewill.
And one more thing: I thought about killing people long before I started watching Dexter. /joke
But nooooo .it had to be that rap song (or if it was the 80s, heavy metal song) they listened to. It had to be that movie or series they watched (I am sure even a connection to that silly Twilight set of movies can be found). It is that Harry Potter book they read 5 years ago. It is that hyper-violent game they played. Always trying to find a reason for the behavior, and picking on a reason that is (almost) guaranteed not to be the right one.
Bad people do bad things. When caught, bad things should be done to them. If watching Gummi Bears and The Smurfs cartoon re-runs made them go on a hatchet spree, it really doesnt matter.
I am also sure for a fact that this Oslo Shooter perp had a lot on his mind, and that Dexter wasnt one of those things. Secondly, Dexter is a very popular TV show that is watched everywhere across the globe, and yet only a smattering of people who watch it have gone on killing sprees (that makes it a highly ineffective catalyst if you ask me pumping laughing gas into the ventilation system would have a higher efficacy of turning innocent sweet people into rabid ravening killers). Thirdly Dexter never killed by grabbing a mini-14 and shooting kids maybe if he was killing suspected crooks one by one by wrapping them in jumbo size saran wrap we may have a hit, but Dexter never went after kids with an AK-47 (I say AK 47 because I am sure the media will say it was a kalashnikov the media eventually claims every gun, knife, SUV is an AK 47, so I may as well get the ball rolling).
The imbecile was a bad guy, and he would have done this even if he had been watching Thundercats cartoons rather than some guy knifing a criminal.
Plus, like Cowboys enforcing the code of the Old West, Dexter only kills those "that need killing".
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If we can prove he's heard of Sarah Palin, well, there's your explanation right there.
Besides, I thought I saw on the news last night that this guy started plotting his terror back in 2002? Let's see... 2011 minus 6 seasons...
Now, now. Don’t go using logic here.....
In the early 70’s there was a Dirty Harry film that played at the Hill AFB theater (I was stationed there at the time). In the plot a pimp pour Drano down the throat of a prostitute. A couple of weeks later they was a gruesome robbery/multiple murders at a HiFi shop in Ogden Ut outside the base, the deed was done by 3 airmen on the base. They had gone to the film and used some of the torture seen in the film.
I don’t think it was the fault of the film that the killers did crime, it was the evil in their hearts.
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I like Dexter, and I check out the DVDs from the library, to watch it, so I have only seen the first four seasons.
The thing is, I can do without a show glamorizing serial killers, I can do without a lot of bad things that are enticing and seductive.
Just because something is well done and entertaining does not mean that we have to want it in our culture, if I could make the decision, even if my income came from it (which of course is contradictory since I would not have created it), I would cancel Dexter.
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