Internet civil libertarian Rick Falkvinge of Sweden’s “Pirate Party,” which stands for, among other things, copyright minimalism, has written a chillingly perceptive post on his blog about yesterday’s slaughter of the innocents on Utøya by Norwegian Christian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. Read the whole piece if you want a horrifyingly plausible explanation for Breivik’s actions. This is ideology at its most inhuman and diabolical.
[W]ho is so cold that they put a huge bomb in a European capital as a diversion?
Once on Utøya, who can be so cold that he calls teenagers over one by one on a small island, while dressed in a police uniform, just to shoot them in cold blood?
The current death toll on Utøya is 80, and police expect it to rise. Teenagers. Eighty defenseless teenagers, trapped on an island.
Executed in cold blood, as a possible political strategy to cripple a political party decades in the future.
I have no words.
I’m impressed with the words Falkvinge did have. They seem to me to illuminate an unspeakable darkness.