Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Anders Behring Breivik, a pernicious cult with one adherent

Taken from 'The Universal identifying Characteristics of a Cult' (David Brear, Axiom Books , copyright 2005)

Self-appointed sovereign leadership. Pernicious cults are instigated and ruled by psychologically dominant individuals, and/or bodies of psychologically dominant individuals (often with impressive, made-up names, and/or ranks, and/or titles), who hold themselves accountable to no one. These individuals have severe and inflexible Narcissistic Personalities (i.e. they suffer from a chronic psychological disorder, especially when resulting in a grandiose sense of self-importance/ righteousness and the compulsion to take advantage of others and to control others’ views of, and behaviour towards, them).* They steadfastly pretend moral and intellectual authority whilst pursuing various, hidden, criminal objectives (fraudulent, and/or sexual, and/or violent, etc.). The admiration of their adherents only serves to confirm, and magnify, the leaders’ strong sense of self-entitlement and fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beautyideal love, etc.

* ‘Narcissistic Personality Disorder,’ is a psychological term first used in 1971 by Dr. Heinz Kohut (1913-1981). It was recognised as the name for a form of pathological narcissism in ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1980.’ Narcissistic traits (where a person talks highly of himself/herself to eliminate feelings of worthlessness) are common in, and considered ‘normal’ to, human psychological development. When these traits become accentuated by a failure of the social environment and persist into adulthood, they can intensify to the level of a severe mental disorder. Severe and inflexible NPD is thought to effect less than 1% of the general adult population. It occurs more frequently in men than women. In simple terms, NPD is reality-denying, total self-worship born of its sufferers’ unconscious belief that they are flawed in a way that makes them fundamentally unacceptable to others. In order to shield themselves from the intolerable rejection and isolation which they unconsciously believe would follow if others recognised their defective nature, NPD sufferers go to almost any lengths to control others’ view of, and behaviour towards, them. NPD sufferers often choose partners, and raise children, who exhibit ‘co-narcissism’ (a co-dependent personality disorder like co-alcoholism). Co-narcissists organize themselves around the needs of others (to whom they feel responsible), they accept blame easily, are eager to please, defer to others’ opinions and fear being seen as selfish if they act assertively. NPD was observed, and apparently well-understood, in ancient times. Self-evidently, the term, ‘narcissism,’ comes from the allegorical myth of Narcissus, the beautiful Greek youth who falls in love with his own reflection.

Currently, NPD has nine recognised diagnostic criteria (five of which are required for a diagnosis):

·         has a grandiose sense of self-importance.
·         is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, ideal love, etc.
·         believes that he/she is special and unique and can only be understood by other special people.
·         requires excessive admiration.
·         strong sense of self-entitlement.
·         takes advantage of others to achieve his/her own ends.
·         lacks empathy.
·         is often envious or believes that others are envious of him/her.
·         arrogant disposition.

Radical changes of personality and behaviour. Pernicious cults can be of any size, duration and level of criminality. They comprise groups, and/or sub-groups, of previously diverse individuals bonded by their unconscious acceptance of the self-gratifying, but wholly imaginary, scenario that they alone represent a positive or protective force of purity and absolute righteousness derived from their leadership’s exclusive access to a superior or superhuman knowledge, and that they alone oppose a negative or adversarial force of impurity and absolute evil. Whilst this two-dimensional, or dualistic, narrative remains the adherents’ model of reality, they are, in effect, constrained to modify their individual personalities and behaviour accordingly.

False justification. In pernicious cults, a core-group of adherents can be gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into deployable agents, and/or de facto slaves, and/or expendable combatants, etc., furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders, completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolute moral and intellectual supremacy fundamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function. It becomes impossible for such fanatics to see humour in their situation or to feel pity for, or to empathise with, non-adherents. Their minds are programmed to interpret the manipulation, and/or cheating, and/or dispossession, and/or destruction, of inferior outsiders (particularly, those who challenge their group’s controlling scenario) as perfectly justifiable.

Repression of all dissent. The leaders of the most-destructive cults are megalomaniacal psychopaths (i.e. suffering from a chronic mental disorder, especially when resulting in paranoid delusions of grandeur and self-righteousness, and the compulsion to pursue grandiose objectives). The unconditional deference of their deluded adherents only serves to confirm, and magnify, the leaders’ own paranoid delusions. This type of cult leader maintains an absolute monopoly of information whilst perpetrating, and/or directing, evermore heinous crimes. They sustain their activities by the imposition of arbitrary contracts and codes (secrecydenunciation, confession, justice, punishment, etc.) within their groups, and by the use of humiliation, and/or intimidation, and/or calumny, and/or malicious prosecution (where they pose as victims), and/or sophism, and/or the infiltration of traditional culture, and/or corruption, and/or intelligence gathering and blackmail, and/or extortion, and/or physical isolation, and/or violence, and/or assassination, etc., to repress any internal or external dissent.

A common sense approach to cultism.

Who hasn’t heard about cults? The word, ‘cult,’ has been thrown around so often that most of us now take it for granted that we must know exactly what it means. To be honest, very few people have sought out sufficient background material to be able to form the lucid picture of cultism contained in the essential identifying characteristics presented in this booklet. Even the most-diligent news reports have tended to examine individual cultic groups in close-up, leaving the wider phenomenon either out of shot or out of focus. However, in recent years, it has become a matter of public record that, as a result of unprotected exposure to one of an ever-growing and evolving catalogue of apparently diverse and innocent groups, almost anyone can begin to exhibit remarkably uniform symptoms. In everyday terms, it is as though they’ve fallen head over heels in love. Although this initial euphoria is often short-lived, a significant minority will subsequently undergo a nightmarish transformation and recklessly dissipate all their mental, and/or physical, and/or financial, resources to the benefit of some hitherto unknown person(s), whom they continue to trust and follow no matter what suffering this entails. Only when enough victims of one of these latter-day ‘Pied-Pipers’ wind up in psychiatric hospitals or on mortuary slabs is the word, ‘cult,’ liberally applied by the popular press. It is then always revealed that there had been some timely attempt(s) to warn the authorities, but they couldn’t intervene, because, legalistically, cultism does not exist. That said, all cosmopolitan people readily accept that cults most-certainly do exist, but, due to the prevalent style of media coverage, we habitually think of them only as remote, and grotesque, freak-shows.

In my experience, if it is suggested that ‘we should all be on our guard against cultism, because it is actually much closer to us than we like to think,’ the average person is immediately convinced that such an idea is absurd. This instinctual reaction is usually accompanied by one, or more, of the following comments:

  • ·   ‘Don’t worry, I wasn’t born yesterday, a cult couldn’t fool me or anyone in my family… only idiots and weaklings join cults.’
  • ·   ‘In a free society everyone has the right to believe in what they want… if adults decide to hand over their time and money to some charismatic guru, it’s their own business.’
  • ·   ‘One man’s cult is another man’s religion.’
  • ·   ‘I suppose you’re including all the people who believe Elvis is still alive.’
  • ·   ‘Unless they are being physically held as prisoners, adults always have a free-choice to walk away if they don’t like what’s happening to them.’
  •      ‘Perhaps some cult members get harmed, but that’s their problem not mine.’
  • ·   ‘Cults have been around for centuries, there’s nothing new to learn about them.’ etc.

Whilst these opinions can all seem valid to the ill-informed, the underlying facts prove them to be nothing more than ego-protecting self-deceptions, which completely miss the point. It’s easy to understand that ‘knowledge itself is power,’ but it’s altogether harder to accept that (by the same token) ignorance is vulnerability. Obviously, cults never announce themselves, but their many disguises continue to adapt to mirror the changing spirit of the times. Throughout the ages, a dangerous minority of mythomaniacs, charlatans and would-be demagogues have always been able to get their human prey to sail blindly into positions of subjection, by first bedazzling them with all manner of false beacons which seemed so welcoming and authentic that the majority of people could not have been expected to determine exactly what was lurking behind them. Even though most of us want to deny it, at a moment of weakness all of us can need to listen to the latest cultic voice of insanity; especially when it appeals to our existing beliefs and instinctual desires, and originates from the apparent face of reason. To casual observers, the phenomenon might seem to be a ridiculous anachronism, but cultism or occultism has survived the tide of history and continues to wreck countless lives, simply because its instigators keep updating the lyrics of their siren song. Totalitarianism itself is enduring, its camouflage is ephemeral.

Young children’s unconscious acceptance of ‘Santa Claus’ as total reality, stems from a fictitious scenario reflected as fact by the traditional culture in which they live. Up to a certain age, children are not equipped to challenge the model of reality offered to them by authoritarian figures within their family groups; particularly, their parents. Therefore, once children have been converted to a self-gratifying, non-rational belief in ‘Santa,’ the truth (that they are actually being deceived by the people whom they instinctively trust and follow) is unthinkable. The scenario can then be expanded to modify children’s behaviour — ‘Santa’ has magical powers… he can see and hear everything they do at all times… he will reward them for unquestioning belief and punish them for dissent. Only when they attain the necessary level of intellectual/psychological development, can children begin to use their critical and evaluative faculties and come to realise that ‘Santa’ is merely a game of make believe. If you think about it, what I’ve just described is the most elementary form of self-perpetuating, non-rational/esoteric, ritual belief system - perfectly tailored to fit infantile minds, and reliant on the maintenance of an absolute monopoly of information presented using a constant repetition of reality-inverting key words and images combined with pseudo-scientific mystification and closed-logic.

When analysed with the same level of intellectual rigour, many of the basic procedures and conditions required to establish cultic groups turn out not to be a mystery at all. They are revealed as only more-sophisticated versions of those which also propagate the benign ‘Santa’ deception. As such, they are frighteningly easy to replicate. However, the instigators of cults are anything but benign and, interestingly, many of their most-deluded subjects and convincing apologists turn out to be well-educated adults who have simply become incapable of facing the ego-destroying reality that they’ve been fooled by what is merely a game of make believe. No sane person would ever suggest trying to ban ‘Santa,’ and everyone lies to their children at some time to modify their behaviour, but consider the variety of destructive behaviour that an authoritarian adult (with hidden criminal objectives) could get dependent children to follow by exploiting their unconscious acceptance of the same imaginary, but nonetheless emotionally and intellectually overwhelming, narrative as total reality. The unpalatable truth is that, just by perverting the closed-logic rules of the game, anything - from theft by proxy to sexual, and/or violent, abuse - becomes possible.

Prior to publication, a number of people were given unfinished copies of this booklet to appraise. Although no reader could refute its content, the reactions of a minority were split into two groups; these were as different as chalk and cheese. Those who had already survived a direct personal experience of cultism devoured it. Others, who had never knowingly encountered the phenomenon, found the booklet less easy to digest; they generally described its tone as ‘alarmist.’ One man (a middle-aged, American academic) was sure that it had been written by a naïve soul who had suddenly discovered the world to be a cruel place, and who now wanted to shout about it. Several years ago, when I was naïve, I might have agreed with him. In fact, I now blush when I remember a conversation I once had with a senior citizen of the Czech republic (a survivor of rule by the ‘Nazi’ and ‘Soviet’ myths), in which I coolly dismissed his passionate contention that any country whose own citizens mistakenly believed themselves to be immune to totalitarianism, faced the greatest risk of from it. Today, in the light of a traumatic personal encounter in Europe with the large, American-based cultic group known as 'Amway,' I have come to understand that I could not have been more wrong. However, many of the crass opinions which cultism continues to attract are completely predictable, because, even as adults, we all instinctively want to shut out of our minds any information that disturbs our habitual model of the world. Sadly, anyone who searches for the truth about cultism, and who then speaks plainly, is forced to ask a lot of people to think the unthinkable - so I make no apologies for this.

Another man started to read the booklet and decided that it contained ‘intemperate language.’ He felt sure that it was  ‘going to be a sermon’ in which I would ‘attempt to impose ideas of morality’ on him. That opinion made me go back to my original text and remove any suggestion of preaching, because that’s the last thing I want to do. I don’t pretend to be perfect, and I fully recognise that morality is only what is generally regarded as an acceptable standard of behaviour by whatever culture we live in. I tried to base my investigation of cultism on quantifiable evidence, and my analysis on rules made by democratic institutions defining what is criminal, and/or unethical. I didn’t invent this evidence or write these rules, but I couldn’t escape the fact that cultism involves the subversion of traditional codes of morality. Like my wise Czech acquaintance, I have had the dubious privilege of witnessing for myself how unsuspecting individuals can be tricked into entering a counterfeit culture in which their existing perceptions of right and wrong are overturned and then made absolute. As a result, I now accept that apparently rational persons can suddenly abandon all reason and allow themselves to be systematically abused, exploited and even slaughtered whilst participating in the systematic abuse, exploitation and slaughter of others. In short, I am describing how it is possible to enslave any human being, but without the use of chains. This, in itself, is an ego-destroying reality which, self-evidently, many onlookers will wish to deny. However, when this reality is faced, at first it can become impossible to find appropriate words (other than expletives) to describe the results of cultism. Even presiding judges, in related cases, have felt it necessary to deliver verdicts using emotive terms such as ‘evil,’ ‘sinister,’ ‘depraved,’ ‘obnoxious,’ etc., to express publicly their own private outrage. Unfortunately, many other well-intentioned people have been, and continue to be, completely fooled by the seductive words and images shielding the instigators of cultism. The great paradox of the phenomenon is that persons under cultic influence will steadfastly claim to be absolutely righteous, even when all the quantifiable evidence proves their behaviour to be (at best) misguided, or (at worst) downright evil. Although they are demonstrably dissociated from external reality, cult adherents are always certain that they alone represent the ‘truth’ and they act accordingly.

 After failing to buy a nuclear device, Chizuo Matsumoto a.k.a. Shoko Asahara ('Great Enlightened One') secretly acquired chemicals to manufacture sufficient sarin nerve gas to kill betwen 4 and 10 millions people. Until the sarin was tested in the Tokyo underground, the urgent warnings of his critics, were generally dismissed as the foolish rantings of conspiracy theorists. 
In this booklet, I have tried to demystify cultism by using an accurate, deconstructed vocabulary to describe the phenomenon. As a result of my own extensive investigation, I am entirely satisfied that all groups exhibiting the essential characteristics given previously, are manifestations of the same problem. The historical evidence has led me to the inescapable conclusion that the only real differences between cults are the exact motives and mental state of their leaders, and the length of time they survive before they face a well-informed and determined challenge.

Cultism is a trap. Obviously, anyone who only examines the bait in a trap and who remains unaware of its true purpose, risks getting caught themselves. Just like a mousetrap, the basic design for the cultic trap has remained the same down the centuries even if the presentation of the bait has become evermore sophisticated. Sadly, many commentators have found it impossible - when faced with the apparently illogical results of cultism - to abandon their existing academic, and professional, disciplines, which are anchored in the logic of the traditional world. Consequently, their understanding has often been made impossible by misplaced objectivity. However, it must be remembered that a counterfeit banknote might be 99.9 % perfect, but the bit that is not makes all of it a fake. Similarly, in order to have any chance of understanding cultism, it must be approached from the apparently subjective point of view that its results are always the product of a contagious deception, the victims of which unconsciously accept fiction as fact. Only then, can the phenomenon be examined with genuine objectivity. Once this vital principle has been learned, the apparently authentic words and images reflected by persons under the influence of cultism - like those printed on counterfeit banknotes - are revealed as dangerous distractions. They should never be taken at face value and, therefore, I try to remind the reader of this at all times. Any commentator who repeats the reality-inverting shielding-terminology of any cultic group, but without detailed qualification (or heavy irony), demonstrates that he/she remains at a pitifully low-level of understanding.

In truth, if it wasn’t for its tragic consequences, then cultism would be nothing more than a sick joke. However, until an individual is confronted by a nightmarish change in the personality and behaviour of a loved-one, then they can never really appreciate the full horror of the phenomenon. I realised a long time ago that there are always some people who will never be able to accept what I describe, because, for them to do so, they would have to abandon too many self-deceptions supporting their own view of themselves. Like many others before me, a soul-destroying experience with members of my own family forced me to abandon most of mine. Then, through close contact with the survivors of various cults and my research into the deeper origins of ‘Nazism’ and the ‘New Global Terrorism,’ I came to the further, inescapable conclusion that it is actually impossible to exaggerate the potential menace posed by the creators of these counterfeit cultures, or their significance to the history and future of civilization. I then found great comfort in the opinions of some of my critics, because the people who first tried to warn the world of the horror lurking behind an apparently absurd, little gang of sanctimonious charlatans - calling themselves the ‘National Socialist German Workers Party’ and led by a hitherto unknown, German Army veteran playing the comic-book role of ordinary man turned superman - were also dismissed as ‘alarmists.’

Adolf Hitler

Whilst it remains generally misunderstood, cultism will continue to be an unnecessary threat to the lives, liberty and happiness of all communities, families and individuals all over the world.


Anders Behring Breivik (b. February 13th, 1979, Oslo)

This week, one of the most absurd, but nonetheless dangerous, European, megalomaniacal psychopaths, since the demise of the so-called 'Third Reich,' Anders Behring Breivik, has begun to stand trial for committing terrorist offences which affected almost 900 victims including 77 killed, and 242 wounded, July 22nd, 2011.  
Judge Arntzen

Due to a mountain of evidence and a confession, there is no doubt that Breivik committed the heinous crimes with which he is charged, but following due process of law, a Norwegian court (comprising 5 Judges headed by Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen) is actually going to decide whether Breivik should be confined to a prison cell for the rest of his life as a criminal who was fully-responsible for his acts, or confined to a secure psychiatric hospital as an irresponsible, criminally-insane man. Whilst an initial medical report (not generally welcomed by the families of his victims) concluded that Breivik could not stand trial, because he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, another one (apparently welcomed by Breivik) said that he should stand trial, because he suffers from severe and inflexible Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and is, therefore, not technically 'psychotic' (i.e. suffering from a severe mental derangement especially when resulting in delusions and loss of contact with external reality). Other, medically-qualified commentators have even put forward the somewhat weird suggestion that Breivik, who insists that he is perfectly sane, might be faking psychosis.

In the mean time, these public proceedings (which are scheduled to last 10 weeks), have become a world-stage on which Breivik, who has a right to a defence, is being temporarily allowed to act the unoriginal role of a racially, morally and intellectually superior victim. He knows that the death penalty has been long-since abolished in Norway, so his statements that  'there are only two just and fair outcomes of this trial - acquittal or capital punishment' and that he considers '21 years of prison as a pathetic punishment,' are predictable, comic-book drivel. In the adult world of quantifiable reality, Breivik is on trial (not his imagined enemies whom he hates, nor his comic-book alter-ego with whom he is in love), and Breivik is a 33 year old high-school drop-out who was rejected for military service, becoming a failed- businessman: turned successful-charlatan (peddling fake diplomas), and an addict of computer role-play war-games, who was still living at home with his mother. 

Without the slightest embarrassment or remorse, Breivik has said that:

-  he formed his political views mainly by surfing the Net.; particularly, 'Wikipedia.'
- he named his guns after characters in Norse mythology.
- he became a 'Freemason' as soon as he was old enough, because they are a 'Christian organisation which protects its members;' 
- he took a year's 'sabbatical' from his 'business activities' in 2006, because he was planning a 'suicide action.' 
empathy was not possible, as he would 'break down mentally' if he tried to comprehend what he had done.
- the 'targeting of children was legitimate.'
- some of of his victims had 'begged for mercy,' but he 'shot them in the head.'
- as part of a deliberate preparation of 'dehumanisation to carry out mass-killings,' he spent 2006 playing the online game, 'World of Warcraft,' for up to 16 hours a day.
he had hoped his car bomb in Oslo would kill the whole Norwegian government.
- he had hoped to kill all those on Utoeya Island (564 were there at the time of the attack).
- he had planned to behead former Norwegian Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, during his Utoeya attack, and post a video of it on the Net, but she had left before he arrived.
- he would 'do it all again.'

Undoubtedly, the Norwegian court will examine the evidence, apply common-sense and conclude that Breivik is an evil, and deluded, liar with the mind of a disturbed adolescent who is living in a non-rational dream world (in which he judges what is right and what is wrong), and which (given the slightest opportunity) he will again seek to transform into a nightmare reality. Indeed, the grinning Breivik has already tried to convert those present in the courtroom to his own inverted-model of morality/reality, and it is not difficult to imagine the catastrophic influence he could wield over vulnerable persons.   

These events are frighteningly familiar, for, in 1923Adolf Hitler was arrested after his failed 'Beer Hall Putsch' in which he first attempted to fulfil his own non-rational dream of seizing power in Germany and reigniting, and winning, WWI. Although he was Austrian by birth, he was charged with treason (but no one seems to have questioned his sanity). His offence carried the death penalty in Germany. Hitler's trial lasted five weeks and transformed him into a nationally-recognised figure. He was given a public platform on which to broadcast his paranoid delusions. In this way, Hitler's right to a defence was used to denigrate and dehumanise his (imagined) enemies - Jews, communists, socialists, weak German politicians, etc. Immediately after the lenient sentence of 5 years imprisonment was passed, Hitler boasted that 'History will tear to tatters the verdict of this court.' He spent only 12 months in a form of open-custody (where he wrote 'Mein Kampf')before he was released. This favourable treatment was due to the fact that many members of the German establishment were WWI veterans who shared Hitler's beliefs.

 A combination photo shows 21 of the 76 victims killed in the July 22 bomb attack in central Oslo and shooting rampage in Utoeya island
Some of the 77 victims shot on Utoeya Island and killed in the bomb attack on the socialist, Norwegian Prime Minister's office, Oslo, July 22nd 2011

On the opening day of his trial, Breivik admitted taking the lives of 77 people (34 of whom were teenagers attending an annual, Norwegian Labour party summer camp for youngsters with left-wing, multi-cultural views), but he entered a plea of not guilty, on the grounds that he was 'acting in the defence of his country' and of Christendom in the face of an Islamic plot to take over Europe. Thus, Breivik's intention had been to wipe-out the current, and future, generation of his imagined enemies - (i.e. persons whom he has systematically categorized as weak, left-wing Norwegian politicians whom he believes are 'Marxist traitors' allowing the Islamic invasion of his country), but these grotesque, self-righteous murders were only a part of an imaginary grandiose objective

In his twisted mind, Breivik sees himself as his 'World of Warcraft' avatar, 'Justicar Andersnordic,' a sort of misunderstood doctor/judge, falsely-accused of murder for having the moral and intellectual courage to perform a cruel, but kind, operation in his beloved homeland, to cut out the malignant cancer of 'multi-culturalism' in order to prevent it from invading and destroying the ethnic and cultural purity of a superior, white Christian Western Europe. The following is some more of the predictable, comic-book drivel that Breivik has already spouted in court as the false-justification for his unjustifiable crimes.
- 'I have carried out the most spectacular and sophisticated attack on Europe since World War II.'
- 'These acts are based on goodness not evil.'
- 'Under normal circumstances I am a very nice person.'
- 'It is impossible for cultural conservatives like me to get our ideas published in the media or in books, because of a project to protect liberal beliefs.'
Like Adolf Hitler in 1924, Breivik now describes himself as an 'imprisoned writer,' and this is partly true; for he is yet another mediocre little nobody living-out a dangerous, self-gratifying fairytale which he has set-down in turgid detail, as fact.
Breivik is an almost unique example of a cult instigator; for although he has  plagiarised the fictitious, dualistic scenario which controls his personality and behaviour, he has also invented the existence of a noble group of which he steadfastly pretends to be one of the heroic founders and leaders.

Breivik claims to represent an 'international Christian Military Order, the New Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici (PCCTS, Knights Templar), established as an anti-Jihad Crusader-Organisation fighting against Islamic suppression.' In a lengthy document (1801 pages) entitled 'The Compendium 2083, What you need to know about our falsified history and other Marxist multiculturist propaganda,' Breivik describes how 'PCCTS' was secretly created in London in April 2002 by 9 men: himself, 2 Englishmen, a Frenchman, a German, a Dutchman, a Greek, a Russian and a Serb (represented by Breivik). 'The Compendium' further pretends that there are between 15 and 80 'Justicar Knights' in Western Europe, and an unknown number of low-level, loyal initiates who serve them. Breivik has predicted that, starting in Norway, the Order will seize political and military control of Western Europe before 2083, and his arrogant behaviour in court is apparently based on his ego-supporting fantasy that, no matter what sentence he is given, he will one day be free and universally hailed as a great visionary leader. Therefore, Breivik is currently laughing at the weakness of Norwegian justice (which he refuses to recognise), and it is possible to predict that he will, on conviction, repeat Hitler's boast:  'History will tear to tatters the verdict of this court.'  

Indeed, if it wasn't for the tragic results of his puerile game of make-believe, then Breivik would be hysterically funny. At the risk of causing offence to the relatives of his many victims, he actually puts me in mind of the reality-denying 'Black Knight' in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail.' That said, in the past, various psychopathic cult leaders have avoided rigorous investigation, because what they were actually plotting, seemed too outrageous to be true. Ironically, because he had killed so many  innocent people in carefully-prepared attacks in two different locations, and suspecting that he might not have been acting alone, at first, the Norwegian authorities felt obliged to take Breivik's outrageous tales seriously.

According to this self-appointed, latter-day 'Templar leader,' his (imaginary) code-name is 'Sigurd' and his (imaginary) 'mentor's' code name is 'Richard' (after the historic warrior monarchs of Norway and England who feature in the computer war game, 'Crusader Kings'). Breivik describes himself as 'a one-man cell of PCCTS.'  He has also insisted that 'there are other PCCTS cells in Western countries, including 2 more in Norway.' Laughably, Breivik has very kindly offered to provide information about these (imaginary) cells, in exchange for his immediate release from his (real) prison cell. However, after a lengthy investigation (assisted  by several security agencies internationally), the Norwegian police (on medical advice) concluded that Breivik is a mythomaniac suffering from schizophrenia. 

Legalistically, cultism does not exist, but without effective legislation internationally to identify the phenomenon, even Breivik's paranoid, comic-book dreams could again be transformed into a nightmare reality

Breivik's alleged 'girlfriend/lover'

Predictably, there is already evidence that Breivik has attracted admirers. It has been widely-reported that a young German woman who describes herself as 'Breivik's girlfriend/lover' has been detained and deported from Norway, after giving a provocative interview to Norwegian television journalists outside the courtroom in which she expressed her support for Breivik and claimed to be exchanging letters with him. However, it is possible that this person is merely an opportunist, trying to make money from the tabloid press. 

Of greater concern, it has also been widely-reported that persons identified as Norwegian, 'right-wing activist/extremists,' have been observed attending Breivik's trial. Whilst his poisonous fairytale, remains openly-available on the Net. in multiple languages.

David Brear (copyright 2012)

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