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In Defence of Anders Breivik
March 3rd, 2012
This is the text of my 2nd video blog which can be viewed on YouTube.
It is NOT a defence of what Breivik DID, which is indefensible, but of what I think motivated him, which was his sense of betrayal by his own and other European governments, of their native peoples to the madness of mass 3rd world immigration, into our already, natively and unsustainably overpopulated subcontinent, and to the ideology of the “melting pot” of a multi-racial and multicultural society – or “multiculturalism”, as calls it – which suppresses, as “racist”, the natural ethnic basis of national identity and is destroying (as presumably intended to do) native Europeans’ distinctive racial, cultural, historical and even prehistorical identity as a community of closely related peoples….
But I’m not interested in allocating blame, so much as exposing the reality of this betrayal (awareness and acknowledgement of which has been suppressed for too long) and in understanding it, before it provokes yet more violence and leads ultimately to civil war, as native Europeans increasingly recognise what is happening and rise up in defence of their continent and ancestral homelands. The sooner we face up to it the better our prospects of negotiating rational and civilised solutions and avoiding further and much greater violence….
Original article: In Defence of Anders Breivik
YouTube video: In Defence of Anders Breivik
Attorney General (Riksadvokat), Tor-Aksel Busch, known for his expressed wish to get rid of the jury system, is of the opinion that lawmakers should consider making it illegal to publish leaked information that someone else has obtained by illegal means, reports Dagbladet. According to Dagbladet, Busch writes this in a letter to The Media Responsibility Commission (Medieansvarsutvalget) which was appointed by the Labor coalition government to come up with proposals for more extensive legal regulations of the media and bloggers.
Dagbladet also reports that Busch is also in agreement with the The Media Responsibility Commission’s view that there should be no legal restrictions on the police investigation of a leak.
Per Edgar Kokkvold, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Press Association, is very critial of the ideas aired by Busch. “It is very unfortunate. Today’s system works well. The consequences will be that people hesitate to go to the press with their information. Protection of sources is, and should be, close to absolute,” Kokkvold said to Dagbladet.
The editor of Nettavisen, Gunnar Stavrum, writes in an opinion piece that the Attorney General is mistaken when he wants to punish the media for publishing leaks and that this would be tantamount to state censorship:
“But today Attorney General Tor-Aksel Busch takes a dangerous step further: we believe one should look closer on whether it should be illegal for the media to redistribute information it has received by others having committed an illegal act of [someone's] duty of confidence, it comes from the State Attorney’s office.
“The proposal from the Attorney General is dangerous, totalitarian and ought to be placed in the drawer immediately.
“The press has a legally-based role of being guard dog. It has laws that protect this role, among others a legally-based protection of sources and a constitutionally founded freedom of expression.
“Even if leaks can be unfortunate, we have long traditions for how it goes when regimes with law in hand can tame the media and decide what should be written in the newpapers.”
Will open to punish the media for leaks
Public Prosecutor Tor Aksel Busch for all 22 July leaks
Now he opens that the media can be prosecuted for passing on information gained through the other has committed a criminal breach of confidentiality.
In response to Media Legal Committee’s report Busch writes that “it is not necessarily obvious” that the media’s dissemination of information they have gained access to the breach of confidentiality, should be penalty-free….
Original article: Vil åpne for å straffe mediene for lekkasjer
Source Hunting and press criminal
February 15, 2012
Attorney General Tor-Aksel Busch will punish the media who publish leaks. Is it not easier to impose state censorship first as last…?
Original article: Kildejakt og pressestraff
Related: Tor-Aksel Busch on Wikipedia (in Norwegian)
Related: Per Edgar Kokkvold on Wikipedia
A new press freedom association in Sweden called Tryckfrihetssallskapet will hold its first meeting on January 31st. Its formation was inspired by a Danish association with a similar name, Trykkefrihedsselskabet. Ingrid Carlqvist outlines the reason for the establishment of the organization in Sweden in the most influential alternative news blog in Norway, Document.no [in Swedish].
The editor of Document.no, Hans Rustad, has in the wake of the announcement called for Norwegian bloggers and journalists to create a similar association in Norway in order to establish a Scandinavian network of people dedicated to the protection of freedom of speech.
Freedom of expression needs a defense
For those with media power and political power ignores or withholds it is so, and also leads a language stamps and stigmatize “the others”, and yet is willing to adopt new laws and regulations in order to “arrest” them, literally and figuratively, – then we are in a dangerous development. Then something must be done.
It is important to be able to articulate what’s going on. But it is also important that there is something concrete that can organize a resistance against the development.
In late January formed a Swedish Press Freedom Party, cut the Danish ranges. If it be founded a Norwegian ditto, we would have a Nordic model….
It’s already started work, but we need more of, both as potential members, resource persons, contributors and especially leading figures….
Original article: Ytringsfriheten trenger et forsvar
At Gates of Vienna, well-known Norwegian blogger, Fjordman, responds in an “open letter” to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s New Year’s speech.
An Open Letter to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
January 02, 2012
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg heads a three-party left-wing coalition government. In his prestigious New Year’s speech that was delivered on national TV over several channels on January 1, 2012, the prime minister said many fine things. He also stated the following:
“The Internet at its worst is when totalitarian seducers are allowed to remain unchallenged in dark corners of the Net. We have to face this with resolve. We shall drive them out with the light of knowledge. Voicing opposition to extremism is taking responsibility for the future….”
I am not sure if I understand what he refers to when he speaks of the supposed “dark corners of the Internet”. As Fjordman, before my name became publicly known, I used to say that I had a hidden identity, but not a hidden agenda. Anybody with access to a search engine, which means billions of people worldwide, can easily find out what I think about issues from German wheat beers to astrophysics and superstring theory to sharia law. My essays are brightly-lit, and they are spread across the Internet on different websites. They are not hidden away.
If people believe we have dark and dangerous opinions, then they are welcome to challenge these at Gates of Vienna or the other nasty “Islamophobic” websites where I publish on a regular basis.