July 27, 2011, 9:33 am
Yesterday people started sending me emails about how Anders Breivik, the Oslo mass murderer, had specifically targeted left-wing journalists and professors as well as feminists in his 1,000 page manifesto, 2083, A European Declaration of Independence.
Let me be clear. The real motivation behind Breivik’s attack was racism and xenophobia, pure and simple. But he saw the problem as not the Other coming to Europe, but Europeans letting the Other in. In particular, Breivik blamed “cultural marxism” and “feminism” for diminishing the ability of Europeans to create strong nationalist movements and strong men that would keep the Other out of Europe in the first place.
Galleycat ran a piece about how Breivik singled out left-wing cultural elites. As Breivik wrote
The thing is that many of our political and cultural elites, including politicians, NGO leaders, university…