Norwegian nightmare: A symptom of cultural suicide
July 25, 2011. 4:17 pm
Kevin MacDonald, a psychologist at California State University at Long Beach, provides an insightful analysis of the political ideas of the alleged Norwegian mass murderer cum terrorist, Anders Behring Breivik.
“Breivik sees Islam as eventually taking over Europe via differential fertility if nothing is done, noting historical data on other areas (e.g., Turkey, Lebanon, Kosovo). Based on his reading of history, he believes that the triumph of Islam would unleash horrific repression and violence against Europeans and against all manifestations of traditional European culture. It would be the end of European civilization based on Christianity and ordered liberty.”
MacDonald argues that distasteful as it may be Breivik has to be taken as “a serious political thinker,” at least in the sense that his thinking reflects the underground views and attitudes of many ordinary Europeans. In MacDonald’s words: “He is certainly right in characterizing multiculturalism as an ideology of hate.
“Note particularly his anger at the action of the Labour Party in England in opening the gates of immigration in order ‘to humiliate the right-wing opponents of immigration.’ As he notes in several places, multiculturalism is hatred of Europeans and their culture masked by humanism.”
MacDonald concludes, saying “it remains to be seen what the long-term effect of his actions will be. There is certainly great revulsion at the murder of young people. However, I suppose it is possible that in the long run European elites will understand that the glorious multicultural future will not be attained without a great deal of bloodletting (including themselves and, as in this case, their children) and realize they will have to change their ways. Indeed, one of (Breivik’s) insights is that in the long run ‘the multi-cultural neocolonial regimes will either have imploded or have become very Stalinist.’ I agree.”
In other words, the secular liberal elites of the post-war Europe have created the conditions for their own demise in their reckless adoption of policies and programs that have effectively altered Europe’s traditional cultural matrix in ways that make it impossible to sustain the European humanist heritage.