Before I begin discussing Anders Behring Breivik’s words from 2083, I want to remind any new readers that this is a four-part series. You can read my take on Fjordman’s articles from 2083 in Part One and Part Two.
I am dreading writing about Anders Behring Breivik. Whether I understood it consciously or not, I began discussing Fjordman because he was so much easier to write about. His words, even as they appalled me, were words I knew he thought were true, plus there is the added benefit that he never killed anyone. Fjordman’s passion indicated that he was emotionally connected to his dreadful topics. At no time did I feel like I was reading the whole truth when I was reading Breivik’s own contributions to his manifesto. Many times he read emotionally flat even as he was discussing war and executions.
I don’t think anyone will ever see the real face of Anders Behring Breivik and that is why I dread writing about him. He wears many faces and in so doing, hides his real motives. He is a man who carefully constructed an image before his rampage and is carefully maintaining that image even after his arrest. I can make no assertions that I have nailed Breivik because I am not a psychologist. All I can say is that as a person who has a vast interest in strange ideas and strange people, I have met many people who had or still have ideas I find anathema to a healthy world. Some of these people were friendly, intelligent and affable and their strange beliefs took back stage to the whole of their personality. Some were dark, dangerous people whom I never hope to see or correspond with again. But every one of them was a real person, charming and glib, or earnest and odd, or determined and frightening but there was a core of humanity to them that could not be denied even as I was appalled with elements of their ideologies. Even when I wanted to shake Fjordman, the reason I wanted to shake him was because he is real, someone whose words could create an honest, human reaction.
The same cannot be said of Breivik. Even taking into account the number of articles he reproduced from Fjordman and other Islamophobic writers, there was not much of Breivik present in his manifesto. That sense of no one being at home was not helped by the fact that he often reproduced chunks of text from other writers without attributing it, leading to the impression that those words were his. He outright plagiarized Ted Kaczynski. I swear at times I felt like I was reading slightly repackaged essays from William Lind. Hundreds of pages of Breivik’s interpretation of historical events, political actions and religious beliefs, all as absorbing as entries from supermarket encyclopedias. And about as facile, too. His criticism of political correctness/cultural Marxism showed about as much understanding of the Frankfurt School and reactions to the New Criticism as an answer to a high school essay question. And one assume those high school essayists would know not to crib entire entries from Wikipedia.
All of the plagiarism accusations, all of them correct, popped up after the manifesto was discovered and bloggers ran it through software that detects unfair usage. People seemed jubilant in a manner I could not understand because, on its face, who cares if a mass murderer of children plagiarized his brick of a manifesto? There are far more moral issues to discuss when talking about Breivik. The plagiarism, rather than being one more example of the criminal nature of Breivik needs to be looked at in terms of what it represents. Plagiarism is a form of lying, a form of intellectual theft, and when one steals the ideas of others, it can point to the notion that the plagiarist is trying to either align himself with ideas he thinks are brilliant or he is trying to cover up a lack of confidence in his own writing. I think Breivik’s plagiarism points to both but it also points to something else I will discuss Part Four.
There were moments when Breivik wrote in an extemporaneous, personal style, like in the sections where he reproduced his diary and discussed actions he truly performed. But even when he was talking about himself, he often used trite devices to distance himself from his exposure. It was as if he realized he was talking about himself too much and wanted to distract from it, but couldn’t stop writing about himself even if he tried. For instance, he produces an “interview” called “Interview with a Justiciar Knight Commander of the PCCTS, Knights Templar” and for a few minutes, I thought that maybe, perhaps I was reading the words of a compatriot in Breivik’s scheme. He makes references to having comrades in arms as well as ideology. But no, it was an interview with himself (and whether or not I think the text proves he acted alone is something I will touch on in in depth my fourth article).
When someone who borrows ideology from others, when someone plagiarizes the key points of his manifesto, when he writes as if he has a book open in front of him, yet carries on an interview with himself that goes on for 64 pages, that is a clue of sorts. That clue is that his personality is more important than his ideology. I will later make the assertion that Breivik has a personality disorder, an armchair psychiatric diagnosis to be sure, but for now, Breivik to me is sui generis because he is so bland and so self-absorbed. He is a media-age monster, grooming his image before and after his rampage. It is almost as if how he is perceived is more important than how his actions are perceived, and that will be a key discussion in my part four.
As a woman who knows far more about mass murderers and sociopaths than I ever planned to discover, Breivik is a monster unto himself. He lacks the simmering hatred with a catastrophic trigger that is associated with most mass murderers. For a religious man, who discusses Catholicism as a means of conquering his greatest foes, he talks about it dispassionately and incorporates little of it in his daily life, the Knights Templar cover notwithstanding. In fact, the only time I sensed Breivik was showing emotion was during the first pages of his manifesto when he discusses the utopia he feels like he lost out on because of cultural Marxism, and during some of the discussions of cultural Marxism itself. When he expressed anger in the sections about Islam, the anger very much seemed borrowed from other writers. I sensed none of Fjordman’s urgent paranoia. In fact, I wonder if Fjordman was Breivik’s favorite writer because Fjordman had something Breivik lacks – a passionate identity. Breivik’s utter lack of self outside of his interest in his appearance is remarkable.
Breivik, even in his manifesto, comes across as vain, isolated, and more of a Walter Mitty fantasist than a mass murderer driven by religious bigotry. At times his manifesto read more like an RPG manual, casting a strange light over his use of video games to train. I wonder if, in a narcissistic haze, he saw all of his victims as two-dimensional characters in the self-centered game going on in his head. He comes across more as a man trying on roles – Mason, Knight Templar, Eurabian theorist, chemist, marksman, international criminal and male model – than a man who was driven by hate for Islamic immigration or such deep love for his country he had to protect it at any cost. And there is a reason for those disparities, one all too common.
The reason is that Breivik is a liar. He lies to himself and he lies to us in his manifesto. He hid a key motive for the murders behind hundreds of pages of vaguely relevant information. He isn’t crazy – people with personality disorders can be terribly deluded but they are not insane. He is simply a fabulist, a man who hated the life he was born into and the life he had come to live and was willing to do anything to redefine himself.
Does this mean he was not influenced by Fjordman? Of course he was. I think I made my case for how it is Fjordman’s violent rhetoric influenced Breivik. And in terms of common sense, you don’t reproduce article after article from another writer in your mass murder manifesto unless you are influenced or inspired by them in some way. Even had Breivik never read a word of Fjordman’s work, it still would have been violent, bigoted and misogynistic. It is just Fjordman’s great misfortune that his loaded mini-manifestos found a reader willing to take his words to heart. But I think Fjordman may have influenced Breivik in a way that no one could have anticipated, a way no one can hold Fjordman responsible for. I think Breivik, who already had distaste for Muslims and feminism, found Fjordman so intoxicating because he longed to have the influence that Fjordman had and probably still has.
Fjordman was a part of a tightly knit group of Islamophobes online. People in that oeuvre looked up to Fjordman. They found him to be a great thinker. And Breivik even wanted to meet Fjordman but was rebuffed. I cannot entirely make the case that Breivik had an ideological and sociological crush on Fjordman, but it sure seemed likely when I finished the manifesto. And this is a stretch, but I also wonder how Breivik truly felt about Fjordman refusing to meet him. In his manifesto, he makes little jabs at men who blog and do not act. It is sheer speculation but it has a ring of truth to it that if Breivik could not meet his idol, if he could not become a part of the thinkers who fueled his ideology, he would best him in some manner.
But that’s just one of the theories floating in my head. While Breivik was decidedly an Islamophobe, there definitely other motives that fueled his rampage. The very way he begins his manifesto is a very good clue that he has mixed motives. The beginning is not an overview of atrocities attributed to Muslims, but rather a discourse on how the family of the 1950s cannot exist in a politically correct world. I intend to make the case in Part Four that Breivik was as equally motivated by twisted emotions about what he considers the destruction of his own family as he was the need to end Muslim immigration in Europe. Though in his manifesto he gives a reason for why he did not shoot Muslims, the fact that he shot young people, teens, having fun at a summer camp, speaks to motives in addition to Islamophobia. It is more in line with his loathing of cultural Marxism, but even that only goes so far. By shooting teenagers, he violated even his own outline of the “traitors” who needed to die first. He shot to death dozens of teenagers because he was striking out at a country he felt deprived him of the family and youth he thinks he deserved and missed out on.
So, in my estimation, Breivik is a liar both to himself and his audience, and his motives go further than just a look at his hatred discussed disjointedly and blandly in his manifesto. Given that much of his manifesto is the work of others, either attributed or plagiarized, and that his pages and pages of historical revisionism and examples of Bad Things Muslims Have Done Over The Past 1400 Years are just regurgitated facts from Islamophobia sites, I don’t even see the point of discussing them. Discussing Fjordman’s anti-Muslim beliefs is discussing Breivik’s anti-Muslim beliefs. You can find analysis of those parts of his manifesto elsewhere, and in the comments on those sites you will find refutations that are then refuted and in turn there is more refutation but there is never a conclusion. A True Believer in conspiracy theory cannot change his or her argument and non-believers are foolish even to try and convince them to see reason on an online venue. So I am not going to examine all that minutia and those “facts” repackaged and filtered through Eurabia conspiracy theory. It would just be my facts against their facts and it would be a colossal waste of time.
Instead, I intend to examine this manifesto in two ways. In this article, Part Three, I want to discuss the framework Breivik set up for the massacre and the things he actually did to prepare. I warn you – Part Three is the least interesting part of my analysis and probably reads that way. But it is worth looking at, I think. Breivik may be lying about some of the things he did, but that framework at least seems to have some authenticity to it. The framework, in which he analyzed who should be killed, how to go about it, evasive maneuvers, etc. was clearer and seemed less copied and false than all the facts he vomited up.
There are some out there who seem to think this manifesto should not be discussed at all because parts of it read like The Anarchist Cookbook combined with some volumes from Paladin Press and to discuss it is to aid in the dissemination of such information. I find that laughable at best because there is nothing in this manifesto that the average teenager cannot find in several minutes using a Smart Phone. Moreover, refusing to look at this section because it is deemed too dangerous to discuss just perpetuates the thought that Breivik had to have had help or financial backing, and feeds the fear that there is a sinister group of people training to kill Muslims and liberals in Europe. If nothing else, this manifesto shows what the so-called super-empowered individual can accomplish on his own, which is cold comfort, I know.
All of that having been said, I don’t intend to reproduce any content that could prove a legal liability to this site or to my web hosting service.
In Part Four, which will hopefully come no later than early next week, I will discuss common questions the manifesto answers, Breivik’s emotional motives that fueled the murders, what I consider to be a personality disorder that is evident even to those who did not read 2083, and other inconsistencies and issues that cropped up as I read his “interview” and his diary. That, I think, will be infinitely more interesting than this discussion.
But if you’re still here with me, let’s discuss Anders Behring Breivik.
Breivik (and Fjordman) declare war
Though Breivik quotes John F. Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson as he makes his case for the moral justification for bloody “counter-jihad,” he writes out a case for a planned, tactical murder spree. It was utterly unnerving to read the intricate plans he created, the experiments he ran, the way he set out methodically making lists of traitors to kill and the advice he gives. As I have already warned, as he discusses the Muslim and cultural Marxist threat, at no time did those words sound like they came from him. He believed that both were a threat, he genuinely is an Islamophobe and a person who loathes what he considers to be cultural Marxism, but his personality never came out until about page 775, when Part Three of the manifesto begins. Entitled “A Declaration of pre-emptive War,” it is here that he begins to create what, as I referred to above, reads like a manual for a role-playing game.
It was very interesting to me that I most felt the personality of Breivik when I read what seems like an exercise in unreality, or maybe alternate reality. The part of him that read the most real was when he was descended into fantasy. To give the devil his due, he warns us it is all fantasy. From pages 766-767:
Book 3, “A Declaration of preemptive War” and certain chapters in book 2 in this compendium, titled “2083”, and all related research files describes a hypothetical response to a perceived threat (so called cultural Marxist/multiculturalist atrocities and the threat of Islamisation). As such, it is a fictional description regarding how it could be like if Islam would be dominant in Europe. The concept of the story/plot is based on what it would be like if certain Christian/conservative/nationalist resistance groups/individuals chose to oppose these so called perceived threats and enemies. It describes in shocking detail how they would most likely rationalise/think/justify/argue and behave towards these perceived threats/enemies. This books chapter 3 describes how a “fictional” resistance group is emerging and how it would operate from the so called “Phase 1 through Phase 3” in order to prevent these perceived threats and atrocities from futher manifesting and to prevent an alleged future Muslim takeover. It also describes specifically how this hypothetical fictional group, “PCCTS, Knights Templar”, would choose to respond towards the so called ”enablers” or the so called “cultural Marxist/multiculturalist” elites that are allegedly allowing millions of Muslims to enter Europe.
Yeah, he puts words like fictional in quotes to give it the illusion that he is writing in a “wink-wink-nudge-nudge” manner, indicating that this is not, in fact, utter fiction. And I know others out there soundly disagree with me on this, but this is fiction. There are racist, bigoted, utterly offensive groups out there who echo his sentiments about Muslim immigration. Fjordman’s beliefs are more or less Breivik’s beliefs. There are many who believe as he does and some even think it was quite a good idea that he shot all those young Socialists but not a single one of them backed him, financially or even in terms of overt moral support. He acted alone.
That is particularly hard for people in the United States to believe. We really like the ideas of vast conspiracies to commit the acts that one very motivated person could do on his or her own. We also don’t like the idea that a person could have more than one motive to do the unthinkable. I am just a book blogger, meaning I have no credentials to my name other than an English degree and a stack of books in my brain, but if there is to be any understanding of Breivik, we will have to accept that he had more than one motive when he murdered 77 people. As I discuss the criteria he set up for those he considered traitors, all the experiments he engaged in, how he funded everything via sponging off his mother and credit card fraud, it will be tempting to think he killed all those people for one reason and one reason alone: because he loathed Muslims and feared the Socialist government would continue to let them immigrate unless they were stopped somehow. Even though I will discuss the other motives in depth in Part Four, keep them in mind as you read. In addition to being a violent religious bigot, I think that his bizarre, game-like interaction with the world and his extreme narcissism were also potent motives.
And this is why I feel so much pity for Fjordman. His ideas are repellent and it is a good thing they have been dragged out into the light. It is good for society that his unhealthy ideas are being confronted. But it was just his bad luck that Breivik chose him as his inspiration. Fjordman stands responsible for his violent rhetoric and is damn lucky no one took him seriously before Breivik but Breivik and his strange mind are solely responsible for what happened on 7/22. Fjordman simply inspired him and may be a dreadful person in other respects but he did not cause this. Had Fjordman not ever blogged a single word, Breivik would have found inspiration and justification for his war games. Of that I feel certain.
Breivik begins the third part of his manifesto by quoting Fjordman’s article, “A European Declaration of Independence,” wherein the citizens of Europe, almost amusingly and almost certainly impotently, demand on pain of refusing to pay taxes that the European governments stop Muslim immigration, withdraw from the EU, cease support of Palestine, no longer permit progressive curricula in schools, and generally stop acting like the 1950s ever ended. It ends with this sentence, on page 770, emphasis mine:
We will stop paying taxes and take the appropriate measures to protect our own security and ensure our national survival.
And that, dear readers, is why I don’t feel that much pity for Fjordman.
The Civil War Timeline
Breivik meticulously writes out the timeline for the civil war he insists he is ushering in. He includes events that led to his desire to see the legitimate governments of Europe overthrown and goes on until the last traitor is executed. I’ll discuss just the summaries. From page 803 he explains phase one:
Phase of Dialogue, 1955-1999
– From the creation of EU’s Eurabia project in combination with the implementation of cultural Marxism (European multiculturalism) in 1955 to the NATO bombing campaigns of Serbian forces in 1999 authorised by criminal Western European and US leaders.
Okay, phase one was Eurabia’s implementation, and dialogue with the traitors failed to achieve any change.
Also from page 803:
European Civil War, Phase 2 – 2030-2070
– Islam, 15-40% based on country
– Consolidation continues, more advanced forms of resistance groups.
– Preparation for pan-European coup d’états.
Muslims invade Europe, resistance groups form, localized revolutionaries gird their loins.
Still on page 803:
European Civil War, Phase 3 – 2070-2083
– Islam, 30-50% based on country
– Pan-European coup d’états. Cultural Communism/multiculturalism defeated in the first European country followed by the rest.
– The implementation of a Cultural Conservative political agenda begins.
– Execution of cultural Marxist/multiculturalist category A and B traitors initiated.
– Deportation of Muslims initiated.
Even more Muslims, the natives revolt, Marxists are wiped out culturally, traitors killed and Muslims sent away.
Observe the mind-numbing horror that is a mass murder manifesto with all the characteristics of a gaming manual. Not satisfied to put out his goals and the timelines, he also has to inform us of the potential outcomes of these theoretical timelines. He is a thorough game master. Still on page 803:
There are four potential outcomes of Phase 2 and 3
1. The Multiculturalist Alliance might attempt to create several “mini-Pakistan’s” within Europe (granting Muslims territory/autonomy). This must be stopped at all costs.
2. Reformation of Islam resulting in a secularised and impotent version who rejects larger parts of Sharia law, the concept of Quranic abrogation, Al-Taqiyya, Jihad and every “intolerant” sura and hadith. This scenario is very unlikely due to the fact that it would only be supported by the secular Muslims.
3. Coup – European Resistance Movements with the assistance of the national militaries will successfully overthrow the cultural Marxist/multiculturalist regimes of Western Europe resulting in Muslim deportations (relatively few casualties). This scenario is the preferred outcome.
4. Civil war (cultural conservatives vs. cultural Marxists and Muslim forces) – resulting in atrocities committed by both sides (Lebanon/Serbia variants). Atrocities such as acts of genocide or unchecked pogroms might be a result in scenario 1. 2. 3. or 4. Many inhabitants will flee to the US, Russia, Australia or New Zealand. One of the above scenarios is likely to happen before the end of Phase 2 (2030-2070) or in Phase 3.
Okay, so now you know how the timeline could not go according to plan. This is a very micromanaging, fussy manifesto.
The Knights Templar
The idea of the Knights Templar enforcing a European identity via creating a new sort of Christendom caused a lot of people to rush to the judgement that Breivik had some sort of link to right-wing Christians. It also caused some consternation because the very idea of a cloaked, hidden group of warriors working behind the scenes to kill Socialists, in the wake of 7/22, had to be terrifying.
But it is all fantasy. It is all a part of the strange game Breivik was playing (and I hope I am not offending anyone by using the word game – nothing was funny or playful about what happened as a result of Breivik’s delusional thinking). I have been wrong before and will be wrong again but I assert there is no cadre of Knights waiting to repel the Muslims, following Breivik’s plans. There is some temptation to lump the Gates of Austria writers, Fjordman and similar into the idea of a hidden group dedicated to civil war in Europe, but I think it is best if everyone just accepts that Breivik acted alone. The human mind recoils at a human being so controlled, so precise and so planned that he could commit such murderous mayhem without any assistance, but after reading this manifesto, I truly believe that was the case.
Breivik begins this part of the manual by entitling it “A European Military Order re-emerges – In Praise of the New Knighthood.” He describes the history of the Knights Templar, which is not particularly interesting, but I do want to share this part, from page 812:
The Knights Templar, whose official name was: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici (PCCTS) (English: Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon), were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders.
This is important only because the acronym PCCTS comes up from time to time. Most of this largely bears no discussion because it is simply regurgitated from the Wikipedia entry on the Knights Templar, with parts that didn’t suit his purposes edited out. The only other part worth mentioning is from page 812:
The red cross that the Templar Knights wore on their robes was a symbol of martyrdom (the symbol was referred to as “cross of the martyr”), and to die in combat was considered a great honour that assured a place in heaven.
This is important because martyrdom will come up again. Many have wondered why Breivik did not take his life at the end of his rampage in order to achieve the martyrdom he feels is his reward. Well, a couple of reasons. He makes it clear later he is now a living martyr, suffering for his beliefs and serving as an example to us all. But really, I wonder if anyone can really imagine the man who wrote out all of these controlling, finicky, excessively explained details and instructions ever removing himself from the story?
We begin to see more of his game manual writing again on page 816, and whenever you see a bunch of slashes, you can tell Breivik is making things up:
The time for dialogue is over. We gave peace a chance. The time for armed resistance has come. PCCTS, Knights Templar on behalf of the free peoples of Europe, hereby declare a pre-emptive war against the cultural Marxist/ multiculturalist regimes of Western Europe. We acknowledge that Europe has been in a technical state of civil war
since 1999 when European and US cultural Marxists/multiculturalists, through NATO, decided to attack Christian Serb forces and thus disallowing them their right to repel Islam from their ancestral lands.
The war against the cultural Marxist/multiculturalist regimes of Europe is a pre-emptive war, waged in order to repel, defeat or weaken an ongoing Islamic invasion/ colonisation, to gain a strategic advantage in an unavoidable war before that threat materialises. Thus, we consider this pre-emptive war as completely justifiable as it is a war of self-defence.
We cannot afford to wait around and re-act when it is too late. We have anticipated, identified and will act accordingly upon the refuse, volatile, national and international conditions before they become explosive, before they lead us to catastrophe.
And again, it bears repeating that there is no one but him. There is no army acting on behalf of anyone. It’s just a strange, deluded man killing people.
In a game manual, this would be in the background story section. Setting the scene, if you will. From page 817:
Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici – PCCTS (the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon), the Knights Templar was re-founded in London in 2002 by representatives from eight European countries, for the purpose of serving the interests of the free indigenous peoples of Europe and to fight against the ongoing European Jihad (referred to as the “third Jihad”). The Knights Templar was re-founded as a pan-European nationalist military order and a military/criminal tribunal with two primary objectives. The order is to serve as an armed Indigenous Rights Organisation and as a Crusader Movement (anti-Jihad movement).
The founding session (two meetings consisting of 4 founding members and host as a security precaution) was held in London, United Kingdom – Apr, 2002.
Founding (re-founding) members:
Anonymous 1 – Nationality: English Protestant (Host)
Anonymous 2 – Nationality: English Christian atheist
Anonymous 3 – Nationality: French Catholic
Anonymous 4 – Nationality: German Christian atheist
Anonymous 5 – Nationality: Dutch Christian agnostic
Anonymous 6 – Nationality: Greek Orthodox
Anonymous 7 – Nationality: Russian Christian atheist
Anonymous 8 – Nationality: Norwegian Protestant (member and proxy for 9)
Anonymous 9 – Nationality: Serbian Orthodox (by proxy, location: Monrovia, Liberia)
Unable to attend:
Anonymous 10 – Nationality: Swedish
Anonymous 11 – Nationality: Belgian
Anonymous 12 – Nationality: European-American
(Names will be kept classified indefinitely to avoid cultural Marxist/ multiculturalist persecution but each individual may reveal his own name during the three phases at his own convenience).
Remember, even though he put “fictional” in quotes, this is fiction. These are the utterings of a narcissist. Of course, of all the people in Norway who find Islamic immigration objectionable, this man, with very little online presence and whose sole military experience may or may not have been during some boot-camps for pay in Eastern Europe, would be the first choice of a resurrected chivalric order to represent Norway in the secret meeting that planned a counter-jihad. Or he’s a narcissist with no accomplishments who needs to give the illusion that beyond the horrific murders of innocents, he is a man of power and prestige. I think the “by proxy” part is the best detail. You know how it is when people are lying and they create all kinds of extraneous details to make their tale sound more real? “By proxy” is just such a detail. Meaningless but hopefully gives a sense of greater reality.
At any rate, at this meeting, these national representatives decided that their unified purpose included the following, from page 818:
· Oppose all hate-ideologies; communism (anti-individualistic), cultural Marxism/multiculturalism (anti-European), Islam (anti-kafr) and national socialism (anti-Jewish).
· 100 year plan to contribute to seize political power in Western European countries currently controlled by anti-nationalists (cultural Marxist/multiculturalist regimes). Bring freedom and cultural and demographical sustainability to all Europeans
· Serve and protect the indigenous peoples of Europe and all other loyal and patriotic European individuals
· Preserve European culture, traditions and heritage
· Stop the ongoing European cultural and demographical genocide facilitated by the cultural Marxists/multiculturalists, suicidal humanists, and capitalist globalist elites
· Prevent the deconstruction of Christendom in Europe
· Prevent further Islamic demographic warfare – disallow the Muslim invasion/colonisation of Europe
· Repulse Islam from Europe by the initiation of future deportation campaigns
· Effectuate punishment for Western European cultural Marxist/multiculturalist/globalist perpetrators for crimes committed against the indigenous peoples of Europe
· Oppose and defeat the Multiculturalist Alliance (MA 100) in Europe using any and all means necessary
· Support Israel’s fight against Jihad
· Liberation of the Middle East Christians from Islamic rule
· Virtues such as the willingness to martyr oneself for the cause, the exercise of discretion, voluntary poverty and devoted obedience to the principles are mandatory for all Justiciar Knights
· Honour the wishes and memories of our forefathers, who secured European security and prosperity in the past
· Follow the PCCTS’s mantra – “Martyrdom before Dhimmitude”.
Okay, so that’s the mission statement of the new Knights Templar.
After this he goes into pure game manual writing again, discussing in depth the phases and ranks of the Knights Templar and explains who can join. It may or may not surprise you that basically anyone can join. From page 820:
Any self appointed Justiciar Knight has been given the authority, by PCCTS on behalf of;
1. The free indigenous peoples of Europe
2. Those Europeans not yet born
3. The legacy of our forefathers and fallen martyrs
– to act as a judge, jury and executioner until the free, indigenous peoples of Europe are no longer threatened by cultural genocide, subject to cultural Marxist/Islamic tyranny or territorial or existential threats through Islamic demographic warfare. It is therefore within any- and every-ones right to act in accordance with the given guidelines.
So you can appoint yourself in the name of the unborn and every natural-born European citizen whether they want you to or not. I know he is trying to be mystical in an Arthurian vein but I often found myself wanting to laugh. Then I remembered this is the blueprint of a man who killed teenagers in the name of a non-existent organization and the urge to laugh faded. Breivik continues to discuss the new Templars and their objectives, from pages 822-823:
Creating awareness of specifically defined topics is the essence of our phase 1 struggle. We will launch information campaigns and create awareness by using any means necessary, including distribution of our messages by
using lethal shock attacks against concentrations of class A and B traitors in a pan-European context. The primary goal of the shock attacks is not the immediate physical manifestation of the attack (destroying a few buildings, killing a few hundred traitors) but rather the indirect effects. Shock attacks will have the potency to penetrate the strict
censorship regime of the cultural Marxists/multiculturalists. Any substantial shock attack will therefore have the potential to do massive ideological damage on the multicultural ideology (as the multicultural dream will become ever so distant) and its propagators in various ways;
– Education of the European peoples – people will be interested to know why buildings around them are falling down and will seek information themselves and/or learn what the media presents
– Moral effect/recruitment – encouraging thousands of brothers and sisters
– Creating important military and ideological reference points
– Increasing and developing the level of innovation/sophistication of methods applied
– Contribution to increase the acceptance level of new methods applied
– Discouraging our enemies which may lead to direct/indirect “defection”, or fear/reservations against criticising right wingers etc.
– Contribution to force many Europeans out of their self-induced coma
– Many individuals (especially category A, B and C traitors who until now has just “gone with the flow”) will re-evaluate the premises for their support to multiculturalism (destruction of our European cultures) or at least the premises for allowing mass-Muslim immigration/the ongoing Islamisation and will re-consider if it is really worth the trouble
– Contribution for creating a broader acceptance for defending and support European culture without being target of EUSSR labelling techniques (bigot, fascist, Nazi, racist).
– Marketing the resistance movement
– Making moderate cultural conservatives more approachable, by the establishment, by broadening or expanding the very definition of extreme right wing axis etc.
– Many individuals (politically neutral) may start to have reservations against working in government buildings (near concentrations of category A or B traitors) which will help polarise the left and right.
This was hard to read because the events of 7/22 were shock attacks. It’s numbing to see them referred to so impassively. Given how quickly even a man like Fjordman disavowed Breivik, how calmly and without grandstanding the people of Norway dealt with this horror, it would appear that the only thing Breivik accomplished was forcing Fjordman into hiding and encouraging disgust for people like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.
In the midst of pages and pages about what the Knights are going to do, Breivik comes out with this, and fabulist that he is, this is where he is is trying to make people believe that even though he obviously acted alone, as his manifesto bears out, he was also a part of a larger agency. From page 827:
As a Justiciar Knight, you are a part of an indestructible network of cells, spread all around Europe that functions without a central command.
No dormant cell can remain inactive waiting for orders from above. Your obligation as a Justiciar Knight/a cell commander is to act on your own initiative. Any single patriot who wants to establish a cell and begin action can do so, and thus becomes a part of the organisation.
The initial advantages of our clandestine cells are:
1. We take the enemy by surprise.
2. We know the terrain of the encounter.
3. We have greater mobility and speed than the police.
4. We are in command of the situation, and demonstrate great decisiveness, which on
the other hand will result in our enemy being stunned and incapable of acting.
5. We are prepared to die in order to complete our objectives.
Interesting. But rest assured, there is no indestructible network of cells around Europe. There are just bigots on the Internet and the occasional man like Breivik, who is building his own delusional legend on the backs of innocent people.
There’s a lot more about the cell structures, organizational structure, mistakes to avoid, and the philosophical and actual use of terror as the Knights Templar intend to use it against European citizens. He runs true to type and he mentions the movie The Matrix. But it was not until his discourse on how he didn’t want to have to kill but had to for reasons of patriotism that he mentioned anything worth discussing in all those pages. From page 837:
As a Justiciar Knight you are operating as a jury, judge and executioner on behalf of all free Europeans. Never forget that it is not only your right to act against the tyranny of the cultural Marxist/multiculturalist elites of Europe, it is your duty to do so.
There are situations in which cruelty is necessary, and refusing to apply necessary cruelty is a betrayal of the people whom you wish to protect.
At times, in all these details, I wondered if he really was trying to explain himself to us. He employs a strange logic here, wherein he must kill the very people he wants to save. He later explains that to kill Muslims would have even worse results as it would give the Muslims more of a sense of martyrdom and would result in Muslim and EU retaliation against Westerners. But even so, this is strange – he must kill his countrymen with cruelty to save them.
Breivik discusses martyrdom a lot in the section on the Justiciar Knights. Here’s his take on what happens to a dead Justiciar Knight, from page 940:
They may physically kill a Justiciar Knight, but your name will be remembered for centuries. Your story will be told to future generations which will significantly contribute to the morale in the emerging Western European conservative resistance movement.
Possibly, but generally mass murderers of children are remembered poorly. As a rule, it is safe to assume that if you kill kids, people will curse your name. I’m pretty certain of that. I can’t tell if he is being delusion or disingenuous.
Also from page 940:
This is the critical and essential mission we, the Justiciar Knights, have been tasked with. This is why we are willing to martyr ourselves for the cause, for the greater good of our people. Do not mourn us but celebrate us instead; and celebrate all European patriotic martyrs who HAS fought and ARE still fighting for you and for your family. Because after all; we are fighting for the freedom of all Europeans. We must fight on behalf of our brothers and sisters because the great majority of our women, the ignorant, the weak, the impaired, the cowardly and the selfish are either unable or unwilling to fight.
At some point in this I also had to ask if Breivik was writing delusions or if he was just throwing out wishful thinking. Was he a man trapped in a video game of his own making, lashed to it by the tendrils of his narcissism that required him to kill in order to overcome a personality reads like Reich’s Little Man? Or was he just a murderous, sick man who created an elaborate cover story to conceal his nasty motives? Though I have my theories, I have to admit that I don’t know if anyone will ever know what made Breivik murder people. Fjordman’s rhetoric of violence was no help, to be sure, but there was a killer in Breivik before he ever read a word of Fjordman’s.
Breivik discusses the crimes against Europe
Breivik lays out in excruciating details all of the things considered crimes to his imaginary Knights Templar reincarnation. The crimes resemble nothing so much as the rules for people playing an adversarial role-playing game. If you have ever read the background set-up and rules for such a game, you will understand what I mean, except instead of power levels for trolls and elves, you have criminal rankings for traitors to white, Christian Europeans and an enumeration for what is considered a crime.
It really does read like a game. It’s sickening and eerie. I felt a sense of complete unreality as I read it. I kept thinking, “I am looking into the mind of a man who killed teenagers, shot them to death while dressed up in a uniform, while playing a role.” Bat Ye’or’s conspiracy theory and Fjordman’s violent rhetoric and misogyny blended together with Breivik’s own neuroses and a possible personality disorder and the end result was a detailed game of murder with the roles of game master and player both assigned to one man.
These traitors Breivik discusses can be accused and found guilty for permitting Muslims to murder, rape and assault Europeans, commit financial crimes and property crimes like arson. Aiding any Muslim cause is grounds for treason. But so is brainwashing the native Europeans. From page 777:
Contributing to systematical ideological coercing and brainwashing (also known as thought reform or re-education) of the indigenous peoples of Western Europe in the attempt to modify people’s social and political philosophy and instilling certain attitudes. These indoctrination efforts are aimed towards all Europeans in order to form certain beliefs in a person with the aim of affecting individual value systems and subsequent thought-patterns and behaviours. This has been done by designing multiculturalist school curriculums with the intention of indoctrinating all individuals. Falsified and biased representations, falsified or biased statistics, falsified or biased sources, biased/unbalanced coverage and labelling certain opponents/groups as bigots/racists/Nazis is common. Furthermore, propaganda, direct or indirect manipulation and other forms of trickery is prevalent with the intention of creating a foundation for a new society based on multiculturalism and emotionalism/extreme egalitarianism. Other motives include the goal of limiting opposition/resistance towards mass-Muslim immigration/Islamic demographic warfare.
Of course, the Knights Templar will be determining what facts are correct and unbiased, but there is no Knights Templars so it is just Breivik, setting himself up as judge, jury and executioner, arbiter of what is true, what is factual and what is balanced. He is the King of his game.
Breivik describes the victims of the crimes
Breivik outlines the many crimes of cultural Marxists that require redress,crimes against the conservative victims he seeks to save in Europe. From page 778, emphasis in original:
The following institutions, norms, principles, and traditions have been systematically criticised/ ridiculed/ opposed/ undermined/ weakened/ partly dismantled:
The cultural Marxist/multiculturalist aim is to destroy all ties to history, culture, family,community, and one’s people as a whole:
· Traditional family structure (the nuclear family) through glorifying non-marital relationships, emphasis on sex education from young age, casual sex etc.
· European national states and national borders
· European/national cultural heritage and traditions
· European Christian traditions
· The Church’s influence in society (social and political influence). Conservative Church leaders are undermined/ridiculed/silenced.
· Discipline and disciplinary measures in educational institutions, at home and in society in general (by opposing/criticising/disallowing mental and physical disciplinary measures)
· The political mechanisms based on rationality and logic (death penalty, strict sentencing)
· The police/military role and influence in society by limiting their influence and rights (law and order)
· Men’s right to equal child care/custody.
· Conservative organisations or individuals opposing mass-Muslim immigration and/or multiculturalism/feminism/extreme egalitarianism/emotionalism are systematically criticised, undermined, silenced, ridiculed and labelled as bigots/racists/Nazis/fascists. Examples are Christian newspapers/magazines and other cultural conservative publications who are being discriminated against through various means.
And this is just part of the crimes he feels have been committed by the cultural Marxists. He goes on to discuss in depth all of the crimes he felt were committed against conservative ideals in the liberal media coverage of ecological issues (like touting zero population while refusing to call for third world contraceptive usage), the Iraq War, the Balkan War, Southern Thailand, Russophobic coverage of Chechnya, and many others, as well as failure to cover topics he deems of importance, like what he considers the ongoing Muslim jihad against the West. Just the media failures of the cultural Marxists take up three pages. His obsession with what he thinks is a dystopia shows that Breivik’s motives transcend simply wanting to make sure Europe is Muslim and Marxist-free. He has micromanaged his revolution down to the last fussy detail of what is a crime and what is not a crime and what portion of his utopia was affected. This is not The Declaration of the Rights of Man as filtered through a Norwegian Nationalist. It is a childish attempt to control every detail of a fantasy world wherein all of Breivik’s opposition are silenced and killed. Any idea acted out against his solo campaign of terror must be crushed. Again, he is the master of his own game.
Breivik’s description of the traitors and what is to be done about them
What to do about them? Well, execute them, of course, but Breivik has classes of traitors, some more traitorous than others. He says on page 805 with this utterly strange statement:
How shall we differentiate between hardcore Marxists, cultural Marxists, suicidal humanists/career cynicists and the capitalist globalists? The common factor here is that they all believe they are doing the right thing, so they all have good intentions, at least according to themselves. But this can also be said about Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot. They
were all idealists in their own twisted way. Regardless of their twisted intentions they are all mass murderers and must be treated as such.
The only thing that separates Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot with today’s cultural Marxists, suicidal humanists, career cynicists and capitalist globalists (multiculturalists) is that the tyrants of today are all directly responsible for the extermination of THEIR OWN people and intend to sell the rest into Islamic slavery. Never in the history of man has an ideology revolved around the concept of exterminating its own people. As such, multiculturalism is truly unique in human history.
Yes, this is Breivik taking to task multiculturalists for killing their own people via their immigration policies. This is instructive for setting the terms for whom he will mark as a traitor, but it also is interesting that he, a man who killed his own people, is seemingly unaware that he is also a mass murderer who slayed his own in the pursuit of a demented goal.
He gives an estimate of how the enemy numbers break down, with no explanation of how he got there, but as game master, does he really need to justify himself? From page 805-806:
– Hardcore Marxists: 10% (hateful intentions)
– Cultural Marxists: 20% (semi hateful intentions)
– Suicidal Humanists/career cynicists: 65% (suicidally naive/egotistical)
– Capitalist globalists: 5% (greed)
100% of the above support and propagate multiculturalism.
So just to make sure we all are on the same page, he considers moderate and fervent Marxists, humanists, and globalist capitalists to be European traitors. He also lists by country the political parties he feels should be targets in all EU countries, mostly those that he thinks have supported multiculturalism. It’s a long list.
Finally, he discusses the classification system for determining traitors. I think this is important to reproduce just in the interests of conveying the information but also because by his own classification system, he killed innocent people. From page 930:
Category A traitor
– Political leaders (NGO leaders included)
– Media leaders (chief editors)
– Cultural leaders
– Industry leaders
Category A traitors are usually any current Heads of State, ministers/senators, directors and leaders of certain organisations/boards etc. who are guilty of charges 1-8. Category A traitors consist of the most influential and highest profile traitors.
10 per 1 million citizens.
Punishment: death penalty and expropriation of property/funds
From page 930-931:
Category B traitors are cultural Marxist/multiculturalist politicians, primarily from the alliance of European political parties known as ”the MA 100” (parties who support multiculturalism) and EU parliamentarians. They can be elected and non-elected parliamentarians, their advisors and any public and/or corporate servant who has been and still are indirectly or directly implicated in committing the following acts.
Category B traitors can also be individuals from various professional groups (but not limited to): journalists, editors, teachers, lecturers, university professors, various school/university board members, publicists, radio commentators, writers of fiction, cartoonists, and artists/celebrities etc. They can also be individuals from other professional groups such as: technicians, scientists, doctors and even Church leaders. In addition, individuals (investors etc) who have directly or indirectly funded related activities. It’s important to note that the stereotypical ”socialists”, collectivists, feminists, gay and disability activists, animal rights activists, environmentalists etc are to be considered on an individual basis only. Not everyone who are associated with one of these groups or movements is to be considered as a cultural Marxist/multiculturalist.
Former category A traitors; Heads of State, Ministers/Senators etc., directors and leaders of certain organisations/boards etc. can be re-classified as category B traitors for practical targeting reasons (they have lost influence and will not yield the same target value/effect as current category A traitors).
Certain ANTIFA leaders or organisers related to ANTIFA movements (and other dedicated members) are considered category B traitors. Non-essential members are considered category C traitors. Many professionals such as f. example journalists, influential sociologists or university professors etc. are considered and categorized as category B traitors as we consider them political activists and not merely professionals. They will of course claim ignorance and state that they are a-political. This strategy might work for them until the day where they are visited by a Justiciar Knight – their judge, jury and executioner.
1000 per 1 million citizens.
Punishment: death penalty and expropriation of property/funds. Punishment can be reduced under certain circumstances.
Yeah, that’s a lot of detail, and again, it reads like a gaming manual. On one hand, this manifesto is both a disorganized mess and a creepy look at a control-freak who has to nail down every element of his fantasy murder league.
On page 931, emphasis in original:
Category C traitor
Category C traitors are less influential and lower priority targets (often individuals who have facilitated category A and B traitors) but who are still guilty of charges 1-8.
10 000 per 1 million citizens.
Punishment: fines, incarceration, expropriation (considered as acceptable indirect casualties in larger operations where WMDs are involved).
Category D individuals
Category D individuals have little or no political influence but are facilitating category B and C traitors and/or MA100 political parties/media companies through various means. They are not guilty of charges 1-8 but work with or for individuals who are. The classification is of relevance when calculating/estimating indirect casualties concerning
larger operations where WMDs are involved, as any category D individuals is not considered an innocent “civilian” but rather as a secondary servant/facilitator.
20 000-30 000 per 1 million citizens
Punishment: none (not considered civilian)
I know it is sheer folly to discuss this as if it is a rational document but nowhere in there is a mention of high school students or college students. I also know the Prime Minister was supposed to be on the island that day and was a target for Breivik but even if one can consider students Class C traitors, they are only to be killed as collateral damage in WMD attacks, like when car bombs are deployed. By his own criteria he has violated the code of the Knights Templar. I think this is important because as much as he talks about smoke screens in this manifesto, the biggest smoke screen I think is the manifesto itself, offering so many details to cloud the truths. I will discuss this in depth in Part Four but I have to say killers are seldom as cut and dried as they are in the movies – I think several motives compelled Breivik and his choice of victims shows a lot about those motives.
One last very creepy detail from his discussion on killing traitors, from page 933:
Being a Justiciar Knight will involve killing our targets, or any system protector trying to stop us, indiscriminately. You will face women in battle and they will not hesitate to kill you. To them, you are just another armed criminal nut case as they will not know your true political agenda until after you have been slain or are apprehended. If you hesitate as much as a second due to the fact that your opponent is female you will fail. You must therefore embrace and familiarise yourself with the concept of killing women, even very attractive women.
It is not a secret that the average cultural conservative is a lot more chivalrous than the average person. After all, extreme feminism is a Marxist concept. As such, anti-Marxists usually have more traditional values and have been taught to revere women as they are the ones who will carry our offspring, the next generations. While being chivalrous is a good thing in ordinary day-to-day life, it will undoubtfully be fatal in any armed confrontation.
See, he’s suffering in this battle. As a chivalrous male, he will have to kill women. Even the pretty ones. At times I wondered if I were going a bit mad reading this. At times I could not believe the dedication to the irrational, to minutia and details that in light of all those people dying seem even more trivial. What does it matter is a woman is lovely if you plan to shoot her unless one is an image-conscious, shallow criminal? What a piddling human being Breivik is. What a tiny little man he reveals himself to be in his relentless need to define, to discuss and to worry every detail like a dog with a bone.
It should also be mentioned that Breivik describes how the traitors can “capitulate” to his demands. Breivik magnanimously offers these traitors a full pardon if they surrender to his Knights Templar government by January 1, 2020.
Muslim Assimilation Plan
Continuing in the vein of micromanaging every detail of his civil war, Breivik also sets out standards that Muslims can follow if they want to become Europeans. Muslims must hurry, however, as the offer to extend assimilation to them also expires on January 1, 2020. These are some onerous restrictions and seem perfectly in keeping with a man who is terrified of having different people around him. I am going to reproduce the whole thing not only because, for some reason, it disturbed me deeply imagining Breivik sitting down and coming up with this criteria, but because it also shows the level of controlling detail this man thinks is needed in order to bring about a new Europe. Beginning on page 809:
1. Convert to Christianity (Orthodox, Catholic or Protestant).
Every individual is to accept baptism, the ritual act by which one is admitted to membership of the Christian Church, as a member of the particular Church in which the baptism is administered.
Attempt of al-taqiyya (Islamic deceit) for shorter or longer periods in order to try to wait for a regime change will not be tolerated. The convert will celebrate Christian holidays and adopt mainstream Christian customs and has to attend Church at least once a year during the full duration of the assimilation period (50) before he or any member of his family is allowed to follow a purely secular lifestyle. Secular Muslims are considered fully Muslim as long as they have not converted. The reason is because even secular Muslims celebrate Islamic holidays and perform certain Islamic religious or political rituals.
By the way, the assimilation period is two generations, not to be a time length shorter than 50 years. But it shows his tolerance that as man who prefers Catholicism, he permits the Protestant Church as an option for shedding all those Muslim ways.
The following are all from page 809:
2. Name change
During the required baptism the individual is to be given a Christian/European traditional name (first, middle and last name). No Arab/Asian/Islamic name is allowed (including The 99 Names of Allah).
3. Not allowed to practice your ”mother tongue” or Arabic
It is strictly prohibited to practice the individuals ”mother tongue” – Farsi, Urdu, Arabic, Somali etc. in any way – both in writing or vocally (this applies in all areas of society – home and elsewhere). Obviously this does not apply to Muslims living in Europe who are practising a European language (Bosniaks etc.).
4. All mosques and Islamic centers will be demolished or converted
All mosques which were built for the purpose of being a mosque will be demolished. All other buildings which were previously converted will be re-converted to their former use.
5. All Islamic and/or Arab-style or equivalent buildings/artwork will be demolished or modified
All traces of Islamic culture in Europe will be eradicated, even locations considered historical.
One wonders how it is that those Muslims who are not yet fluent in a European language will be able to comply with the language restrictions. Believe me, Breivik does not offer many chances to find holes in the entirety of his instructions (which is not to say the logic, decency or honesty of them).
He’s not finished yet. It continues on page 810:
6. Attempts to celebrate Islamic holidays, exercise or portray Sharia/Islamic codes/markers is strictly prohibited
An attempt of celebrating Ramadan, Eid or any Islamic holiday is strictly prohibited. This includes all cultural related rituals, dress codes, Islamic religious or cultural circumcisions, Islamic preparation of food, the use of any Muslim flag or identification (crescent moon), religious or cultural markings.
7. Measures taken against attempts of demographic warfare
All “ex-Muslim couples” (where both parents were/are Muslims) will not be allowed to exceed a birth rate of 2. Any breach of this policy will be considered a breach of the assimilation policies.
8. Correspondence with other Muslims abroad is strictly prohibited
All forms of correspondence (electronically, telephonic etc.) with Muslims living abroad is strictly forbidden. This includes contact with Muslim family in the country you originated from.
9. All travel to Muslim countries/territories or to any country where Muslims make out more than 20% of the population is strictly prohibited
So, in order to live in Europe, Muslim families who may have been there for a couple of generations will have to give up their right to reproductive determination and agree never to see, write or speak to any friends or family from their countries of origin. Of course, this also presupposes that Breivik will be able to force Europe to cut off all trade ties with Muslim nations, but I’m sure that will be just as simple and inevitable as the rest of his ideas in this game manual manifesto.
Breivik describes the legitimacy of his actions
Amongst all his other plans, Breivik states that the military must stop any actions that support and protect Muslim immigrants and cultural Marxists. Country constitutions will be suspended, new “tribunals” selected, and new armies will be set up before new constitutions drawn up by Templars will be implemented. He explains why this is not an illegal, treasonous act in its own right on page 786:
We can say the following to those who are screaming; “fascist coup!”:
The current multiculturalist regimes of Western Europe are not at all democratic, this country is not democratic. They haven’t been democratic since the 1950s. There is no basis for democracy when all state institutions including schools/universities deliberately use advanced brainwashing techniques (as has been described thoroughly) to condition the people from resisting their own persecution and annihilation through the manifestations of cultural Marxism/multiculturalist doctrines. Furthermore, there is no basis for democracy when 99% of all journalists support and propagate multiculturalism and thus collaborate with the political elites in their quest to indoctrinate the people. There is no basis for democracy when all patriots and nationalists are ignored, ridiculed or persecuted. Factors such as these and many more have resulted in the Marxist tyranny we live under today. The political and cultural elites are deliberately selling their own people into Islamic slavery by allowing Islamic demographical warfare and by their reluctance to ensure a national indigenous fertility rate of 2,1.
There is no way to interpret the above as anything but the output from the misfiring brain of a man who believes conspiracy theory. Evidently, he was in contact with Bat Ye’or at some point because he quotes in the manifesto that she sent him some materials. As much of a connection as he has with Fjordman intellectually and emotionally, it doesn’t hurt to remember that the ravings of Bat Ye’or fuel both men’s delusional thinking (and again, delusion is not necessarily a sign anyone is insane or mentally ill).
It continues on, as he discusses the interim European governments and how they will control the borders and conduct deportations; the reparations that will be offered to people who were harmed by cultural Marxists and Muslims; grant pardons for those traitors who cooperate; remove cultural Marxism from the countries and schools; implement Nationalist policies that cover everything from improving birth rates to creating “liberal zones” so those who committed no crimes but still think too leftist for his tastes can exist but not infect the decent folk; media reform to conform to his beliefs; and instructions on how the new government will be set up. He then goes on to make demands from “the people” to enable them to practice their beliefs and religions, as if such things are not already in place throughout most of Europe. Imploring the people to do that which they already had freedom to do somehow, in his mind, gives his revolution legitimacy.
So many strange details. So many elements that just seem extraneous to any common way of thinking. I suspect the reason most people could not stomach reading this, aside from its length and the fact that most decent people find it hard to read the words of a mass murderer, is because it is like reading a game you have no interest in. A game of rules so intricate only one man can play it.
And as a long aside that has nothing to do with this passage on legitimacy, one of the reasons Fjordman was so much more interesting was because as recursive as he could often be, his essays were an example of brevity and organized minimalism compared to Breivik’s sections. Like many megalomaniacs before him, Breivik loves repeating himself and he often repeats himself in sequences that make no sense. He sets up an outline for the discussions. He sometimes sets up an outline of an outline. He offers four point conclusions for three paragraph sections and continues to throw in article after article to “prove” the need for his interventions hundreds of pages after he first threw in article after article to prove his case. It was maddening to reach one of those “in summary” sections and think, “Oh praise heaven, this section has ended!” only to realize that it was, in fact, not done by a long shot.
How Breivik managed to work as a “single cell”
The only dangerous part of this book, if you can ever call a book dangerous, is that Breivik does show what the super-empowered individual is capable of doing and gives an outline of what he did. From page 829:
The revolutionary method of carrying out actions is strongly and forcefully based on the knowledge and use of the following elements;
1. Financing your operation
2. Safe research and intelligence gathering
3. Acquirement of weapons, body armour and other equipment
4. Transportation (having a car/scooter available or rely on expropriation)
5. Safe storage in remote caches (The elimination of evidence)
6. Reconnaissance or exploration of the terrain
7. Study and timing of routes
8. Simulate the operation again and again (study and practice)
It makes me wonder if some of the repetitiveness in writing and restatement of evidence was a part of his study and practice. It’s as good a theory as any.
Breivik’s section on planning an operation was actually interesting because it had a ring of truth to it. Again, people are afraid that reading this could give people ideas, it could lead to copycat murders, it could inspire madmen. I’m sure the visual media coverage of the killings would be of more worry, but even if someone read this with an eye to emulation, I can’t see them following through. The average person who loathes Islam is not going to live under the radar for years, live with his mother to save money, spend years testing out various means of mayhem, travel to meet biker gangs for guns (I honestly don’t believe that part happened), sew his armor and abuse drugs in order to kill teenagers. And more to the point, as Breivik points out in the manifesto, he easily obtained the information he used. If a person wants to blow up a city block, then kill people on an island, the information was out there to instruct Breivik, it is still out there, and if nothing else, perhaps knowing what he discusses can help ease the minds of those who are still worried that there is an anti-Islam group of single cell operatives loosely aligned under a red cross plotting to kill them. Breivik shows how easily he managed, with a patient mother, a freakishly controlling and precise nature, and a willingness to commit many acts of fraud.
On the section called “On How to Fund Your Operation” he says, on page 839:
Certain individuals will already have enough capital to fund an operation. 10 000–20 000 Euro would be sufficient for assassinations/executions of key category A or B traitors. The range of funds needed varies from 10 000 – 200 000 Euro (depending on the nature of the operation). Here are a few guidelines if you are completely broke or even indebted:
12 months of hard work (sales and marketing) would allow you to save approximately 30 000-50 000 Euro in many Western European countries. Furthermore, you will be able to apply for various credit and loan arrangements (credit cards or other long term/short term credit solutions) netting you from 20 000-100 000 Euro. This should be sufficient for any low to medium scale operation. Keep in mind that additional funds would give you more leeway and allow for more operational flexibility.
For those who are certain Breivik had to have had a financial backer, this section is important. He was broke and this is how he managed to get the funds he needed to spend a couple of years writing, researching, sewing and defrauding.
From page 839:
You can also attempt to get funding from financially privileged sympathisers in your country. Present related projects (a book project or your plan to create a youth movement related to Cultural Conservatism, anti-Jihad movement). Create a business plan. Be very clear about your non-violent means while at the same time sending the necessary signals. An alternative would be to organise a fund raiser against global Jihad (to the victims of Jihad etc). The point of this façade is to have proper justification to collect funds from sympathisers and at the same time send the correct signals (we want your financial aid to the resistance movement) without incriminating him/her/them in any way by revealing too much.
If he did have backers, he makes it clear they had no idea they were backing a mass murder. If he had any backers, he lied to get their money. And if he had backers, why would he risk constant discovery by living with his mother during much of this time he spent preparing?
I know, I am violating one of the premises I set above – believe nothing Breivik says because he is a liar. At some point, however, I had to just accept in some parts, like this, where he appears to be writing more extemporaneously than he does in previous sections, that there were likely parts where he was gloating, wherein he wanted to show how clever he was above and beyond the ideology he swallowed and his puerile worship of the Knights Templar. I think this is the place where he is being the most honest. But of course, even as we believe anything he tells us, we need to keep it in our minds that a skilled manipulator may be lying to us.
But I can also see how he put his manipulative skills to work in the following method of raising cash: credit card fraud. From page 840:
I must admit I was quite concerned when starting on this aspect of the planning phase. How can I apply for various credit cards if I have spent the last three years writing a book with no steady income whatsoever?
After some research into this issue I concluded that getting normal loans was out of the question as I did not fulfil the minimum required demands (official tax records from previous year indicating a high income, real estate etc). This would be an option for individuals who have real estate or people who can document at least a stable income. Getting credit cards seemed to be the only alternative for me and I would have to be creative as these requirements are also quite strict. I had 60 000 Euro but wanted an additional reserve credit of at least 20 000 Euro as a safety buffer. On May 2009 I started a company and transferred the first “salary to myself” and created documentation on behalf of the company supporting this. My intention was to create the necessary documentation to get at least a minimum of credit.
Rather than reproduce the methods necessary to commit credit card fraud, here’s the summary of what Breivik did: He created a foundation and “paid” himself from his own money for several months, creating a verifiable payment stream that he used to show a false income. He then applied for 16 credit cards, was denied seven but obtained nine with 26,000 Euros available to him. He then had enough credit to give him a financial buffer if he needed it.
How did he plan all of this without anyone catching on? Well, he lied and lied in a manner that would seem so embarrassing that no one would bring such shame on themselves unless it was the truth. From page 841, he presents one of the less embarrassing lies:
Present a ”credible project/alibi” to your friends, co-workers and family. Announce to your closest friends, co-workers and family that you are pursuing a ”project” that can at least partly justify your ”new pattern of activities” (isolation/travel) while in the planning phase.
F example, tell them that you have started to play World of Warcraft or any other online MMO game and that you wish to focus on this for the next months/year. This ”new project” can justify isolation and people will understand somewhat why you are not answering your phone over long periods. Tell them that you are completely hooked on the game (raiding dungeons etc). Emphasise to them that this is a dream you have had since you were a kid. If they stress you, insist and ask them to respect your decision. You will be amazed on how much you can do undetected while blaming this game. If your planning requires you to travel, say that you are visiting one of your WoW friends, or better yet, a girl from your ”guild” (who lives in another country). No further questions will be raised if you present these arguments.
He states, with some authority, that no one will ask questions,and given that he trained for his mission using such games gives this a ring of truth about it. A sinister ring, because as I have stated many times, this manifesto often felt like a gaming manual.
Play up the addictive process of gaming if need be, from page 842:
Blaming WoW is also quite strategic due to another factor. It is usually considered ”tabu” or even shameful in our society today to be hooked on an MMO. By revealing ”this secret” to your close ones you are therefore (to them at least) entrusting them with your innermost secret. Usually they will ”contribute” to keeping this secret for you which can
be very beneficial. (If people from your ”secondary” social circle ask them they will even usually ”lie” on your behalf (giving you alibi), in order to keep your MMO project a secret.
But if those nosy friends and family members won’t give up, play the final card of shame, from page 842:
Using social taboos is an extremely effective method from preventing people who know you well from digging too much or ask too many questions about your activities that weekend or that year. It is also an extremely effective method for manipulating them into protecting your cover.
In addition to being a hopeless gaming addict, what might be another taboo one could use? Also from page 842:
Say you think you are gay and are in the process of discovering your new self and that you don’t want to talk any more about this issue. Tell them that you are ashamed of it and you don’t want to talk any more about it. Make them swear to not tell anyone! (your ego is likely to take a dent unless you are secure in your own heterosexuality, because they will actually believe you are gay. However, it’s an extremely effective strategy for stopping questions and prevent people from digging in your life when you don’t want them to.
Here’s another taboo from page 842, useful for when you are traveling, and meeting a girl from your WoW guild just isn’t working as an excuse:
If you need a credible cover, when going abroad for a weekend etc. and the individuals you are trying to convince are too closely related to you to buy into any BS about a “conference cover etc); say you are going to a massage parlour or brothel abroad. Tell them that you are ashamed of it and you don’t want to talk any more about it. Make them swear to not tell anyone!
This one is especially interesting given some of the accusations he levels against his step-father, which I will discuss in Part Four. Also, note how well his language flows in these sections where he discusses what he claims he actually did. You see none of the slashes, none of the stilted language. It flows like truth.
This section also contains information for the professional paranoiac as well as the man who wants to shoot children. He gives advice on how to stay off watch lists, how to avoid any sort of professional and technical monitoring. It is here that he definitely seems to be speaking from experience. The ridiculous, game-like nature of his previous writing is gone here. I won’t reproduce details, but he speaks of how one should and should not go about obtaining the materials for a WMD, which items should be bought in what sequence in order to avoid detection. He also set up a false agricultural business in order to have a cover for buying fertilizer, and to prevent further detection, he bought three tons of fertilizer used in the bombs and three tons that were not suitable for bombs.
He also discusses the ways a single cell can remain motivated. Daily checks will help the Justiciar Knight remain focused on what he has to do. From page 845:
This is a factor that a majority of resistance fighters ignore and is why a majority of novices become de-motivated after a certain period. They are not doing what is required of them due to lack of training, knowledge and eventually lose the will to fight due to lack of motivation. I do a mental check almost every day through meditation and philosophising. I simulate/meditate while I go for a walk, playing my Ipod in my neighbourhood. This consists of a daily 40 minute walk while at the same time philosophising ideologically/performing self indoctrination and the mental simulation of
the operation while listening to motivational and inspiring music.
Note the brand name reference. That will be important later. And the music he listens to on his walks? The Swedish racist singer Saga and inspiring music from video games, of course!
This is followed by a segment about purchasing weapons so one has the correct equipment and while this has a ring of truth to it, the lists of equipment, ranked by use and effectiveness, again reminds me of a gaming manual. I know I am emphasizing this to the point of harping on it, but it is important because I think it needs to be understood that even though these are the words of a killer, these are words that reek of fantasy, or at the very least a disconnection from basic reality. Not a disconnection from reality in the sense that Breivik was insane – far from it. The existence of this document effectively rules out insanity, and he himself states several times in this that he is not insane and that we should dismiss attempts to paint him as such. Let’s take his word on that, at least.
None of this is particularly interesting either, until he gets to the part where he sews his own armor. Evidently, he was forced to take sewing in school as a boy, from page 854:
It is quite ironic and even hilarious when reflecting on the fact that a skill which was intended to feminize European boys can and will in fact be used to re-implement the patriarchy by overthrowing the Western European cultural
He wasn’t able to get the armor he wanted, from page 855:
I first started my “armour research and acquisition phase” three months ago I found out the hard way
that you need special permits to buy military grade armour from EU stores. Certain vests were indeed available but not the vests I wanted. Secondly, I wanted to be very careful and avoid ordering products from my own country as my national intelligence agency can easily check and cross reference purchase orders from the limited number of vendors selling ballistic armour. Secondly, buying from US stores proved to be futile as all ballistic armour is restricted for export. The stores will simply refuse to ship to Europe as they are prohibited by US law.
So he sewed it himself, also from page 855:
I will now show you exactly how to bypass the restrictions by basically setting up your own little one man-factory with the capability of constructing a superior set of body armour which offers up to 90% frontal coverage (level IIIA to IV protection) and 60-70% backside coverage.
I will present a guide to the medium weight version (15 kg gear all included) and to the heavy weight version (30 kg gear all included), depending on strength, agility and your general physical condition and the mission specific requirement.
This section after this he discusses how he achieved a stronger physical state via the combination of pills he calls “stacks.” He discusses the amount of weight a soldier can carry and still be an effective killing machine. Evidently the key is not to have any comfort items, as discussed on pages 860-861, emphasis in original:
Most people have seen the movie Platoon, where the squad leader in Vietnam reached into new guy Charlie Sheen’s rucksack and dumped unnecessary equipment. Justiciar Knights need to do the same thing: performing good pre-combat inspections (PCIs). The packing list should be tailored to the mission at hand, with all the extras and “nice-tohave” items eliminated.
Determing a Justiciar Knights load is a critical task. The Knight cannot afford to carry unnecessary equipment into the battle. Every contingency cannot be covered. The primary consideration is not how much a soldier can carry, but how much he can carry without impaired combat effectiveness.
He discusses how much ammo a Justiciar Knight will need, then launches another very long discussion about ballistics armor. Very long. In much detail he explains how one can keep one’s self protected in times when bullets are flying, from head to toe, from butt to groin. In a later section he discusses all the equipment one would need, from car magnets to smoke grenades. There is a huge section in part three that will be of interest only to those who find detailed military equipment descriptions engaging.
This whole section of how he pulled off his murder spree is a litany of illegal activities, from using illegal body-enhancement drugs to smuggling guns across European borders in cars. The section on the black market gun sales in Europe was… not as convincing as other sections. He discusses how one can use the criminal and terrorist elements of Europe to get guns, and he later in his diary discusses going to Prague to meet with some Hell’s Angels but evidently the deal didn’t go well. Perhaps it is because I am an American and live in a completely different culture when it comes to guns and their acquisition but I suppose this would be a good way to purchase guns in a society where semi-automatics are not thick on the ground. But I cannot help but wonder what those Hell’s Angels thought of the pampered Breivik as he tried to purchase weapons.
He also has a breakdown on how to train one’s body and the protein ratios one needs to eat in order to be strong enough to have the stamina to kill people. That was instructive.
The experiments, or BUCKET. OF. COLD. WATER
Breivik says he spent three years working on 2083. At first I could not, for the life of me, determine how it took that long. Given how much of the content consists of reproductions of other people’s works, and given how much of this document has work that has been plagiarized, it seemed daft that he spent that long. Especially since he didn’t have a job! That is, until I found the sections about his experimentation with all kinds of very dangerous things, and the research he put into it all. He has a section on atypical weapons and biological warfare that begins on page 953.
He discusses anthrax, and given the work he puts into later efforts, I wonder if he tried to obtain anthrax spores. From 954:
Theoretically, anthrax spores can be cultivated with minimal special equipment and less than a first-year collegiate microbiological education, but in practice the procedure is difficult and dangerous. To make large amounts of an aerosol form of anthrax suitable for biological warfare requires extensive practical knowledge, training, and highly advanced equipment.
Even with a good lab (isolation chamber and harvest equipment) and a few staff workers it might take a year to come up with a product of superb quality.
I just don’t think he wanted to spend up to a year working on such a bio-weapon. (And for the record, it is not easy to obtain anthrax. I haven’t tried but I’ve read enough Richard Preston to disabuse anyone of the notion that there are flourishing anthrax markets out there.) However, he puts so much thought into how an attack could be managed, down to the letters a terrorist would send to a target before releasing spores, that he had to have given this some thought. His analysis of spore size needed to infect is chilling.
He discusses nuclear weapons and how one can use them (seizing control of a nuclear facility) versus not using them (seizing control of a nuclear facility is not going to be easy). But he also states that if obtained, the threat of nuclear weapons is stronger than actually using them. So I guess we can sleep easy knowing that.
He goes into some discussions about destroying location targets that reads like a cross between a Tom Clancy novel and the Jason Bourne movies, but then he jumps in his typical manner into a discussion of what he obtained and did in the chemistry lab he set up. On page 978, he says, matter-of-factly:
Despite what others might say; you don’t need any formal training in order to manufacture explosives. I have studied hundreds of various guides, recipes and instructions and can honestly say that it is a relatively safe venture as long as you take the necessary precautions and avoid the most volatile explosives.
Still, he recommends the following safety equipment. From page 979:
Safety equipment recommended:
· Bucket of cold water: 5 € (any kitchen store)
· Fire extinguisher: 100 € (various stores)
· Hazmat suit: F example: Lakeland DuPont HazMat Suit Tychem: 11-50 USD (Ebay). A hazmat suit with boots and hood isn’t necessarily needed for making explosives. It is however needed for handling pure nicotine and ricin. Considering how inexpensive it is, you might as well use one while creating explosives.
· 3M 6800 full face respirator with appropriate filters (choose Organic Vapor/Organic Vapor-Acid/Organic Vapor-Acid-Gas filters) depending on the chemicals you will be working with. You can buy this facemask with filters from Ebay for as low as 100 USD.
Bucket. Of. Cold. Water. He lists the electrical equipment one would need to set up a lab, a detailed and reasonably expensive list for the unemployed revolutionary who lives with his mother, but he also spells out how he managed to get away with much of what did, from page 980:
Many individuals make the mistake of using their urban apartment as a lab. Firstly; if anyone (neighbours, friends, family) sees you wearing a respirator face mask/hazmat suit they will notify the system protectors. If they accidentally find any of your equipment they may notify the system protectors. If anyone smells chemical odors in your block they will also notify the system protectors. Don’t be an idiot and take unnecessary risks. Rent a small cottage/farm in an isolated place. If you can’t afford to, then you shouldn’t be working with explosives anyway and should consider limiting your operation to one which only requires guns.
· Rent a cottage in the rural parts of your country for this purpose. The cottage needs to
have electricity and running water. Cost: 100-500 € per month. You probably need the
place for at least 3 but up to 6 months depending on the quantity of explosives you intend
· Camouflaging your lab: invest in “fog stickers” to temporarily put on all windows, or use
curtains. You may have to open 1-2 windows to ensure proper ventilation so make sure no
one can look directly in by placing panels or something else to cover the lines of sight.
Cost: 20-50 €.
Then he bounces back to more equipment one would need, and I am reproducing this list in full because I just marvel at the level of unnecessary detail this man engages in. But at least it explains how it took him three years to write this up. If he engaged in the same level of dedicated pedantry in that lab as he shows in 2083, it is a horrific surprise he ever managed to reach any conclusions. From pages 980-981:
Glass ware and other basic lab equipment
1 x Funnel, glass 70 mm: 5 €
1 x Funnel, glass 50 mm: 4 €
4 x Funnel, plastic 100 mm: 8 € (purification through coffee filter x 4)
1 x Trakt i plast PP 45 mm: 2 €
1 x Thermometer -40-+110: 4 € (for oven)
2 x Thermometer -10-+110: 4 € (20 cm long glass variant)
1 x Graduated Cylinder 500 ml: 18 € (for measuring liquids)
1 x Crystallization cup 140-400 mm: 14-50 (a lasagna glass dish is a cheaper alt)
2 x Glass Beaker 2000 ml: 47 €
2 x Glass Beaker 1000 ml: 27 €
4 x Glass Beaker 600 ml: 24 €
2 x Glass Beaker 250 ml: 12 €
1 x Beakertongs: 7 (tongs to grab boiling hot beakers)
1 x Conical Flask (Erlenmeyer Flask) 1000 ml: 14 €
1 x Conical Flask 500 ml NN (narrow neck): 8 €
1 x Conical Flask 500 ml WN (wide neck): 8 €
6 x Pharmaceutical Bottle, glass (dark brown) 200 ml: 8 € (storage of detonator charge/primary
2 x Pharmaceutical Bottle, glass (dark brown) 500 ml: 4 € (storage of primary expl)
3 x Pharmaceutical Bottle, glass (dark brown) 1000 ml: 7 € (storage of primary expl)
1 x pH-paper 0-14, 100 strips: 11 €
1 x Porcelain Dish 80 mm: 2 € (for boiling on top of conical flask)
2 x Glass rod, stirring rod 6 x 200 mm: 2 €
5 x Drop counter: 5 €
1 x Acid resistant gloves: 6 €
100 x Latex Gloves: 11 €
1 x Lab-apron: 9 €
1 x Mortar w. Pestle 100 mm: 11 €
2 x Pipette bottle, plastic 100 ml: 2 €
2 x Plastic box, storage, square 500 ml: 6 €
1 x Plastic box, storage, square 250 ml: 2 €
1 x Plastic box, storage, square 100 ml: 2 €
1 x Spoon with spatulas, 150 mm: 2 €
1 x Spatulas 21 cm: 049610 – 14 – 2 €
1 x Cleaning brush: 4 €
1 x Beaker brush 21 cm: 3 €
1 x Tube brush 400 mm: 5 €
2 x Plastic container 31 x 43 x 15: 19 € (for evaporation of liquids)
25 x Syringe and needle, 1 ml: 6 € (for injecting pure nicotine into hollow bullets)
100 x Filter paper 125-200 mm: 3 € (fits into large funnels)
1 x Single electrical cooking plate: 23 € (in case you need an extra)
Note: There was a minimum order of 10 for certain items from the supplier I selected. Therefore, I had to buy more glass beakers and conical flasks than needed. Still, I have only listed the required amount of equipment and not the surplus amount I bought. Conical flasks are often better than beakers due to the ease of using funnels etc. in them, + the liquid inside doesn’t evaporate as quickly due to the narrow neck of the conical flask.
Then Breivik goes into lots of detail about how to handle certain chemicals, how to make a detonator, and all kinds of details that I don’t want to convey in my blog. But it was very interesting to realize that the level of speculative detail he engages in – the role-playing game style of writing – was borne out in the things he physically did as well. He is a meticulous, exacting person.
I also want to add that some people think that he had to have had help building his fertilizer bomb. He utterly refutes that in this section. Moreover, Timothy McVeigh only needed help because he made a bomb so large it required a moving van to relocate it. One man could have made the bomb Breivik made. This is both a comfort and a horror as it shows he could easily have worked alone, as he says he did, but then again, it also means one person can cause this much mayhem, murder and sorrow.
I will conclude this section with this quote from 989:
CAUTION! THIS COMPOUND MAY EXPLODE INSTANTLY WHEN TOUCHED WITH METAL
All caps, in red in original. I really would like to know if he learned this information the hard way.
So here you are. A very long, and not particularly interesting in my view, synopsis of a painfully long combo of a game manual, how-to-book and compendium of interminable lists. It shows a lot about the man who wrote if you are willing to slog through it. While it’s difficult to tell what is true and what is a lie, what is cribbed and what is original, I think Breivik shows himself clearly at times. What he shows is a man in a fantasy game, a pedant dedicated to meaningless detail, a fussy control freak and a remorseless murderer. Please be sure to come back early next week as I will post my final analysis of what Breivik showed of himself in his writing. That will include my armchair psychoanalysis, a look at his puritanical and punitive misogyny, his petulance and the overall confounding nature of his strange and often blank personality. Part Four will be when I discuss Breivik’s diary and faux-interview, as well. If you’ve managed to read this far, I appreciate it. Thank you to all the readers who have been following my analysis.