Worth Reading Rahm Emanuel, probably one of the most corrupt and disgusting politicians in America in recent years, once remarked that it was always good policy to â€œnever let a good crisis go to waste.â€ The bald-faced and naked way in which the leftist establishment puts this into practice has rarely been on display more plainly than the response of those on the Left, especially in the media, to the recent mass shooting of 69 children and concurrent bombing of a government building in Norway by homegrown terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. Once it finally became apparent that the shooter was not yet another crazed Islamic wacko, but was instead a blond-haired, blue-eyed exemplar of Scandinavian-ness, the media lost its lethargy and that â€œdeer in the headlightsâ€ look and immediately started trying to find ways to spin the story to the Leftâ€™s advantage. Especially in the American media, the meme quickly became that Breivik was a â€œChristian fundamentalist extremist,â€ that somehow it was a deeply Christian religious conviction that motivated him to commit his terrible crimes.
Anybody remotely familiar with Breivikâ€™s own words and writings knows that this was pretty far from the truth. In point of fact, Breivik was a secularist, perhaps nominally â€œreligiousâ€ in the way that many people in societies with state religions are, but one who nevertheless professed to be influenced by the secular worldview, and who didnâ€™t really take religion seriously. Indeed, from his writings, it is openly seen that Breivik was a staunch Darwinist, disbelieved the Bible, believed in â€œsurvival of the fittestâ€ eugenicism, and was pro-homosexual. Hardly a paladin of fundamentalist Christianity. While Breivik did say that he wanted Europe to be a â€œChristian society,â€ it is quite obvious that he intended this to be a sort of bland â€œcultural Christianityâ€ only â€“ the kind that has the form, has the buildings and the robes and the fancy gravestones, and where everybody goes to church once a year, but otherwise is emasculated. Elsewhere, he stated that he thought Christians â€œshould have no say in making scientific or governmental policy.â€ So while the European press (largely) steered clear of the â€œBreivik was a Christian fundamentalistâ€ storyline, not so with the American press, for whom the term â€œright-wingerâ€ is pretty much synonymous with the stereotype of the Bible-toting Tea Partier which has so psychologically traumatized those in the American Left by beating them so many times in so many elections.
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