Without a doubt, as more Norwegians are exposed to the English speaking side of the internet, they come to realize that their own state and private media have been nothing more than willing propaganda machines for their political/cultural elite. There is no real free press in Norway, at least in any meaningful way. They perceive themselves as being duty bound to move in lockstep to whatever the political/social elite deems political/socially correct. Dissenters are to be vilified and dealt with accordingly.
You can see this in the vilification of Fjordman in post-Breivik Norway, who has, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, been vilified as being some kind of ”mentor” to ABB (a completely false assertion). As well as in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, where Israel is repeatedly vilified, regardless of the evidence to the contrary, and Norwegian Jews are feeling the brunt of it.
Facts in Norway and in Sweden (and increasingly in Finland) don’t matter, the political/cultural elite have successfully dictated the acceptable parameters for societal discourse, behavior and thought, and anyone falling outside those mandated guidelines face vilification, irrespective of the actual facts to any given issue.
Internet Hate and Double Standards
Geir Lippestad was the primary defense lawyer for the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. After the trial ended, he apparently couldn’t resist the urge to act like a Social Democratic politician for the Labor Party — which is exactly what he is. Lippestad claimed that the Internet alone was responsible for creating Breivik, and wanted children to be warned against “Internet hate” in school, by which he seemingly meant all those who oppose Islamization.
He admitted that there are “great tensions” in Europe at the moment, but linked these exclusively to unemployment. Yes, economic troubles may well contribute to the current crisis, but what about Islamization, mass immigration, Multiculturalism, or the fact that the native peoples of an entire continent, especially the western half of it, are being systematically deprived of their security, their dignity, their culture and their homelands?
In November 2012, Lippestad participated alongside far-Left activists such as Tor Bach and Lars Gule at a conference about “Internet extremism” arranged by the Norwegian National Crime Prevention Council (KRÅD), a government agency working under the Ministry of Justice. Also present were members of the police such as Vegar Martinsen and Ole Hortemo, who wanted to be “a searchlight” into the dark corners of the Internet, where hateful people spread their propaganda. Geir Lippestad also announced that he would soon brief EU authorities in Brussels on how to contain the Internet radicalization that allegedly created Breivik.
Lippestad specifically highlighted me as one of the dark, dangerous and seductive totalitarian voices that need to be contained, and suggested that Gates of Vienna is a website that openly encourages violence. Similar claims have been echoed by Sten R. Helland — a communications advisor and former Labor Party politician who at his Twitter account has publicly called me a “Fascist” — as well as by the science historian Vidar Enebakk, who despite his scientific training has published totally unfounded and highly unscientific conspiracy theories that a group of people are behind the pseudonym Fjordman, not a single person.
This is, of course, utterly false. The only “violence” I have encouraged is the right for people to bear arms. None of those who survived Breivik’s mass murder — one of whom I know personally — should feel any guilt whatsoever. They survived an extreme situation that could hardly have been predicted. If anybody failed, it was we as a society who did so. If just one or two of the nearly 600 people who were at Utøya when Breivik alone started his massacre had access to firearms, perhaps dozens of lives could have been spared.