Skip to comments.Revisiting—and Politicizing—the 2011 Oslo Massacres
Posted on 10/13/2018 11:08:21 AM PDT by rktman
Just out on Netflix, Paul Greengrass's new film, 22 July, takes its title from the date in 2011 on which a lone maniac named Anders Behring Breivik murdered seventy-seven people in Norway. But only the first third or so of the movie covers the actual events of that date the massive explosion Breivik set off in a parked panel truck outside the major government building in Oslo, killing eight, and the shootings he then carried out at the ruling Labor Party's annual summer youth camp on the nearby island of Utøya, which took sixty-nine lives. The second third of the movie depicts the aftermath of the atrocities and the preparations for Breivik's trial, and the third focuses on the trial itself.
If the film divides into three distinct acts, it also has three distinct plot lines. One of them focuses on Viljar (Jonas Strand Gravli), a teenage boy from the Arctic island of Svalbard, where his mother is the Labor Party's candidate for mayor. We first glimpse him in a political seminar at Utøya, where he stands up in front of his fellow campers and talks about how multi-ethnic Svalbard is and how well everyone there gets along and works together. A few minutes later he, his brother, and some of their friends are running through the woods being shot at by Breivik (Anders Danielsen Lie). Viljar sustains several wounds and, after Breivik's capture, survives extensive surgery only to confront, in the succeeding months, a bad case of PTSD.
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At the time it was clear that he was taking direct action against the politicians who were inviting in barbarian “migrants”
Breivik has a 1500 page manifesto that can be found on the Internet.
Breivik Would have been a hero if he had been smart enough to stick to shooting the politicians and left innocent kids alone.
He murdered scores of teenagers and others, his actions did nothing of value. If there was anything legitimate he was striving for, he set that cause back, he did not move it forward.
Some have said Norway cut way back on Muslim immigration.
I do not know if that is true.
It is true.
Its a story that speaks to all of us, because of what weve been seeing over the last 10 years the vigorous dynamic growth of the violent far right, says the filmmaker.
We some bad ass mofos huh? Evil deviant left.
‘Breivik has a 1500 page manifesto that can be found on the Internet.”
Years ago I decided to look at his manifesto, just to get some insight into his thinking and motivation. What I found was a truly remarkable and brilliant work. Easily the equivalent of several Ph.D. theses covering the history of communism and Islam. Fully referenced and annotated, anything but the rantings of a lunatic that I expected.
And that’s the problem. He wasn’t a lunatic, just a sadistic murderer. Manifesto, good. Bullets in the heads of children, not so much.
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