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Did We Pass The Test?

Did We Pass The Test?

I’ve recently been reading a couple of books and watched a lot of video clips about the terrorist attacks that took place on 22. July 2011 in Norway. I was personally in Oslo at the time of the bombing and I heard the bang, although at the time I thought it was related to building construction. Naturally, the event received saturation level coverage in all the news media in the weeks that followed. The public displays of unity that bound…

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Thank You For Not Voting

Thank You For Not Voting

Preceding our recent parliamentary election here in Norway, there was a national debate in newspapers over who should vote. Some political scientists took a lot of flak for their assertion that some people should refrain from voting. Specifically, they referred to “uninformed” low-engagement citizens. Instead, they should leave the decisions to a technocratic elite. This liberal elitist thinking attracted a tremendous amount of backlash. Unfortunately, Norway still has a high level of public trust in the integrity of politicians and…

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Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Infinity, Be The Media

Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Infinity, Be The Media

More and more people are deliberately “playing” the media for personal gain. This gain can be purely financial, but also informational and influence wise. I’ve explained in other posts how the Neo-Nazi group “Nordic Resistance Movement” displayed excellent media savvy during the planning and execution of their recent march in a southern Norwegian town. Unable to spread their message through conventional means in the mainstream press, they expertly baited both the media and the general populace into giving them free…

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Problems in LGBT-land

Problems in LGBT-land

In my country dissent on this topic is absolutely “haram”. Support for both LGBT-people and the associated political agenda is almost mandatory. I find the lack of separation between acceptance of LGBT-persons as individuals and LGBT-politics troubling. Personally, I’m very much of a libertarian on the personal aspects of LGBT-persons. Whatever they do in the privacy of their own home is their own business. But the LGBT-politics we have seen sweeping the Western world is a different matter. The problems…

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Proving The Validity of Metapolitics

Proving The Validity of Metapolitics

The Norwegian parliamentary election is about a month away. In the media we have seen all kinds of politicians coming out in defense of “Norwegian values”. There have been many interviews with party leaders, parliamentarians, letters to the editor and so on debating what those values are and whether or not they are threatened. This tells me that the metapolitical work of the European New Right has been effective. This kind of debate, especially at this wide level wouldn’t have…

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Policing in The Age of Information Warfare: Neo-Nazi March

Policing in The Age of Information Warfare: Neo-Nazi March

More than any other current issue, the public debate over how the Norwegian police handled the recent protest march by the Nordic Resistance Movement has captured my interest. As can be expected the calls for the free speech rights of this particular group to be suppressed aren’t far between. As somewhat of a free speech fundamentalist myself, I find it deeply troubling that there seems to be so few people capable or willing to take a principled approach to this…

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Free Speech For Me, Not For You

Free Speech For Me, Not For You

The fallout continues over a banned demonstration in a small Norwegian city. A neo-Nazi group wanted to hold a demonstration with the theme “crush the gay lobby”. They applied for a permit from the police, which was initially granted. After it became publicly known that this particular group wanted to demonstrate, left-wing counterdemonstrators threatened violence. The permit was then withdrawn by the police citing public safety concerns. Today I read a piece sent in by a reader to one of…

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