When Anders Behring Breivik set the bomb in Oslo and when he opened fire upon a group of youths at a camp, what was he thinking?
His statement that he wanted to save Norway from a Muslim invasion has a ring of truth to it – or at least a ring of one truth, perhaps the top layer of truth in his mind.
I’ve never been good at psychoanalysing people, but by gods I do want to fit myself into their minds from time to time, if only to gain further insight into what this Wetiko culture has become, and is becoming.
That Breivik’s ‘level’ was firmly set at Tribal is a bit of a help. The integrity and purity of the tribe is so important to some humans that they will not hesitate to think along the lines of violence against the Outsiders.
That othering of the great majority of the rest of us is, I admit, pretty offensive. I’ve run up against this kind of thinking among the White Pride bozos. But what, really, are they thinking? What convinces them that their cause is so righteous that the cold blooded murder of scores of people is justified and heroic?
I fear that the heroic aspect is the key here. This man, like many men and a few women in this careening vessel of deepening sickness, have not evolved beyond the Red level. Their tribe, their people, their volk are the be all and end all. It is a cause to which they can give their passion and their lives. It is a pathetic place to be, but how much hope is there that this level of evolution will die out before the end of the century? Looking around me-and remember, I’m in Africa-I see very little light on the upward turn of the spiral.
This kind of being is partly what gives the Wetikos-in-Chief their tremendous power. Pandering to fear-based reactionism gives them a great and violent support base.
Do we have to just sit back, then, observe it all and sigh for the lack of evolutionary mobility among large parts of the human species? I hate to say this, but maybe, yes.
The bottom end of the spiral is heavily weighted against us in numbers and sheer ferocity of emotion. Can we afford to wait it out until these atavisms are dead or ineffective?
I don’t know the answers at this time. I would dearly love someone to shed some light on the questions, though.
Pic: Found on this blog