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Revisiting—and Politicizing—the 2011 Oslo Massacres ^ | 10/12/2018 | Bruce Bawer

Posted on 10/13/2018 11:08:21 AM PDT by rktman

Just out on Netflix, Paul Greengrass's new film, 22 July, takes its title from the date in 2011 on which a lone maniac named Anders Behring Breivik murdered seventy-seven people in Norway. But only the first third or so of the movie covers the actual events of that date – the massive explosion Breivik set off in a parked panel truck outside the major government building in Oslo, killing eight, and the shootings he then carried out at the ruling Labor Party's annual summer youth camp on the nearby island of Utøya, which took sixty-nine lives. The second third of the movie depicts the aftermath of the atrocities and the preparations for Breivik's trial, and the third focuses on the trial itself.

If the film divides into three distinct acts, it also has three distinct plot lines. One of them focuses on Viljar (Jonas Strand Gravli), a teenage boy from the Arctic island of Svalbard, where his mother is the Labor Party's candidate for mayor. We first glimpse him in a political seminar at Utøya, where he stands up in front of his fellow campers and talks about how multi-ethnic Svalbard is and how well everyone there gets along and works together. A few minutes later he, his brother, and some of their friends are running through the woods being shot at by Breivik (Anders Danielsen Lie). Viljar sustains several wounds and, after Breivik's capture, survives extensive surgery only to confront, in the succeeding months, a bad case of PTSD.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2011; breivik; demographics; gamestheyplay; immigration; islam; laborparty; lippestad; multiculturalism; neonazis; norway; oslo; politics; prbs; shooting; summons; utoya; utoyamassacre; witnesses
Saw a few seconds of a commercial for the docudrama and knew almost instantly that it would be politicized to the fullest extent of NOTflix laws. No thanks.
1 posted on 10/13/2018 11:08:21 AM PDT by rktman
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At the time it was clear that he was taking direct action against the politicians who were inviting in barbarian “migrants”

2 posted on 10/13/2018 11:12:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: rktman

Breivik has a 1500 page manifesto that can be found on the Internet.

3 posted on 10/13/2018 11:25:27 AM PDT by The people have spoken (Proud member of Hillary's basket of deplorables)
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To: BenLurkin

Breivik Would have been a hero if he had been smart enough to stick to shooting the politicians and left innocent kids alone.

4 posted on 10/13/2018 11:28:28 AM PDT by WMarshal (America First)
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To: BenLurkin

He murdered scores of teenagers and others, his actions did nothing of value. If there was anything legitimate he was striving for, he set that cause back, he did not move it forward.

5 posted on 10/13/2018 11:38:04 AM PDT by jocon307
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Some have said Norway cut way back on Muslim immigration.

I do not know if that is true.

6 posted on 10/13/2018 11:50:57 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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It is true.

7 posted on 10/13/2018 11:58:26 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo)
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It’s a story that speaks to all of us, because of what we’ve been seeing over the last 10 years — the vigorous dynamic growth of the violent far right,” says the filmmaker.

8 posted on 10/13/2018 2:09:11 PM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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We some bad ass mofos huh? Evil deviant left.

9 posted on 10/13/2018 2:14:14 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: The people have spoken

‘Breivik has a 1500 page manifesto that can be found on the Internet.”

Years ago I decided to look at his manifesto, just to get some insight into his thinking and motivation. What I found was a truly remarkable and brilliant work. Easily the equivalent of several Ph.D. theses covering the history of communism and Islam. Fully referenced and annotated, anything but the rantings of a lunatic that I expected.

10 posted on 10/13/2018 3:31:10 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the war on white people is to recognize it exists.)
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And that’s the problem. He wasn’t a lunatic, just a sadistic murderer. Manifesto, good. Bullets in the heads of children, not so much.

11 posted on 12/16/2018 9:12:34 PM PST by Nationale7
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