The Norwegian Paradigm
I was on vacation on Oahu when I first heard about the events in Norway. At first, like probably most of you, I thought, “Hadji is at it again”. And I must say that although Hadji was not in this instance, I am not by any means sorry for my first conclusions.
The shooter turned out to be the typical “nutjob”, maybe not as crazy as Cho at VT, but nonetheless crazy in the conclusive actions he took to punctuate his statements.
Breivik is shocking, but not surprising to those who stay up on current social events in Europe…and the western government’s inability to control their own country’s borders. If anything, the Oslo event is a harbinger of fourth generation warfare. As the onward march of unassimilating islam increases into the west, western governments will have to make hard decisions that go against all of their post WW2 self-images, or risk losing their nations to immigrants with no desire to abandon the habits of their old culture. That the indigenous people will take strong exception to this is evident to anyone who has visited Europe in the last five years. And it will give an excuse to killers like Breivik.
The solution is not a happy one for the west as they will have to abandon their culturally egalitarian views, and adopt a more socially protective stance in areas of immigration, language, welfare benefits, etc. That they will make the correct decision or not is still undecided, but I am not holding my breath. I expect we will see more.
It is troubling that the media is so quick to label Breivik as a Christian Fundamentalist Extremist, while at the same time it took nearly a week for them to even acknowledge Major Hassan’s connections to Islam. Unless the media grows a set and begins calling a spade a spade (something I am not betting on either), I would expect to see social persecution of Christians while simultaneously giving way to Islam in what have been modern developed countries.
This is a time for Christians to stop acting like pre-Holocaust Jews and take a position of strength, not only slamming the Oslo event as an abomination, but by getting off the road to social appeasement they have been on for the past decade. I am not holding my breath on that one either.
Aside from the socio-political impacts of the Oslo event, there are lessons for the individual man-at-arms.
1). No matter where you are on earth, from Bogota to Oslo, you alone are responsible for your own safety regardless of what anyone in or out of uniform tells you.
2). No place is safe. If they tell you it is, do not argue, but make a plan of action. As I write this I am on a trans-pacific flight, and I have several dual use items at my disposal that I can end a terrorist’s career with.
3). Gun laws are stupid, and anyone promoting gun laws as a vehicle to safety is a moron that should be in monitored care. Norway has some harsh gun laws, yet there you have it. No law can prevent the evil of a an evil man.
4). A target is identified by his actions. A man in a police uniform shooting at unarmed and fleeing victims needs to be taken down by bullet, or blade or fist. Don’t read anything else into this. It is what it is. It is the actions of the man, and not the color of his clothes, that should dictate your response. Hasan also wore a uniform.
5). Be discreet. My sources tell me the first man Breivik killed was an armed security guard. The typical “shoot me fist” type situation.
6). Be armed. Have a gun. If you can’t have a gun, carry a knife. And don’t tell me you can’t because I have carried knives into places that would curdle your blood. If you absolutely positively cannot have a knife then you had better have the physicality to kill with what God gave you because it is all you have. Doing so is not hard…but you have to know how. Yes, I know….it is against the rules. Get over it.
7). Stay away from political crowds trying to make a political point. Hey…do it if you must but my focus is on my own agenda and not that of “The Strong Man On The Horse” that wants to lead me.
I am certain we will learn more about Breivik and why he really did what he did. As we will see what the media decides to do about all those dangerous fundamentalist Christians out there. Stay hard my friends….hard and frosty. We live in interesting times indeed.