He could have killed all those people because they were on an island, but does that mean we should all live on islands to oppose him? What he did
wrong was killing those people.
I don't know what I feel about immigration since I wouldn't be in america if my ascendents hadn't immigrated here from germany/sweden/finland. They
were mostly poor and looking for opportunity here. My grandma left germany in the 1930's or 1940's. My grandfather came here on a ship with no money
and worked everywhere in 1901 or so. But I do know that whether unrestricted immigration is wrong or right, you don't kill people unless it's through
legal means. This guy is a murderer.
He creeps me out. This is the kind of guy that can be bred to kill based on idealogy. He's smart enough to learn the protocol and he's crazy enough to
justify the killing.
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Bravo to Norway. It's sure not how we'd react to this monster here, but that is what gives the people there such Charm and sets them apart. This is,
in thinking on it, so much better a solution that screaming in the headlines and wishing for his doom. This is more likely to drive him bonkers in his
cell than any insult or empty threat from a talking head or blogger ever could.
Well done to the folks over there for a creative way of really annoying this monster they have by the tail.
It sure shows the radical contrasts between a society set up with peace and benefit to the citizens in mind (Norway) and a nation set up literally
from Day 1 in war, conflict and the preparing for the next one. I don't feel the least Anti-American by saying it. It's just the truth...
Thanks for sharing this though, OP. This is sure the kind of news I would likely have missed..and it does, as noted in the thread, remind me that
human decency and empathy is still out there somewhere.
As a Norwegian I was very worried about this entire terror-act, and I'm still not completely reassured yet. Things can change very fast. But, I hope
we're on the right track. Stopping the bad stuff, and strengthening the good stuff in our society. The first song we sang was a dark one. It was a
song every Norwegian knows. This song is about non-violence as a solution in a brutal world. Here is an article about that song: en.wikipedia.org...
Now, we're singing a more cheerful song about how big the world is, and that there is room for everybody. This is a song that all Norwegian children
learn as well. But, this one is at kindergarden level. The song is famous sung by a Norwegian singer, but it was originally made by an American. Here
is the American version on Youtube: www.youtube.com...
Kudos, Norway. You didn't allow hate to replace the sorrow that filled your hearts on that dark day. This is, by far, the most surprising and
wonderful demonstration I have ever seen or read about. There was no violence, protesting, screaming or riot police - there was just singing, in
unison. It was wonderful.
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