What to Say?
I’m sure by now that most people have heard about the terrible attacks in Norway. Of course, if you’re a Murdoch publication, you’ve already made sure to scare everyone into thinking it’s those evil ol’ Muslims: http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article29443.html
*claps slowly, then stops* Way to be stupid, presumptive, and hateful, yet again. I know that it’s oh so much fun to spread fear and hate and superiority, but mind making a stab at accuracy? Thaaanks! The primary suspect is, once again – white, nationalist, and fundamentalist Christian, not brown, immigrant, and Muslim. Kind of… you know… not the same thing at all.
The simple fact of the matter is thus – there are always radical people out there. It’s just simple statistics that there’s always going to be someone unhappy, and because of the broadcast nature of society now, I wouldn’t be surprised if those who are unhappy feel even more unhappy because everyone elses’ happy is all up in their face. By the same token, the Internet makes it easier to find the people who agree with us, which will help many strengthen their narrow views as Fact™®.
Whatever the case, I am proud of Norway for, as a nation, seeming intent to not let the terrorists win, and to get on with their lives. It truly is a terrible thing that happened, but as is so unpopular to point out – bad things have happened all throughout the history of the world. Once again – we just happen to be more aware of it because of how broadcast/newsbite-oriented we have become as a people. And when you focus on the bad and dissect it into its component parts, of course everything is bad and awful forever… I know this first-hand, since it’s one of my bad habits. I hope they continue to maintain the strength to keep going, and that some sense can be found out of this senseless act.
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