Saturday, July 23, 2011

The ordinary domestic terrorist.

The horrific Norwegian killings.
Blond hair, blue-eyed, handsome - I keep hearing that description of the 32-year old terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik accused of blowing up a section of downtown Oslo and then killing 80 plus people at an island summer youth camp northwest of Oslo on Utoeya island.
By today's count the death toll is 91 people, and there is speculation he may have had an accomplice - the story remains sketchy at this point.  I would think he would have to have had an accomplice or two or three, but who knows? 
I expect authorities keep describing the man as blond, blue-eyed, in order to dispel any notion that the attack had Muslim extremist connections - although from first reports it was suggested the perpetrator may have been connected to such a group.  Today reports are claiming he's part of a Christian fundamentalist sect - at this point it is just a claim however..  Apparently the suspect wants to talk and declare his motives - murdering a lot of people really gets people's attention.  We'll see how this unfolds.   
Conservatives in this country scoff at Homeland Security as it focuses upon extremist groups within our own borders - especially any that have ties to Right-wing groups, yet Homeland Security is also very much aware that Muslim extremist groups are right here right now - maybe even living down the street from us...  What if they are blond, blue-eyed and handsome?  Seriously, after yesterday's bombing in Oslo, I can see why US Homeland Security is concerned.  That said, I hope they are looking at some of the fanatical liberal activist groups as well.
I expect widespread civil unrest is only just beginning, although I find myself feeling strangely apathetic to it all.  That's worrisome.
Photo: Anders Behring Breivik 


  1. Perhaps you're not apathetic, Terry, but aware of what is within your control, and for what is beyond your control, you've learned to trust.

  2. Eve - thanks! I never looked at it that way - I really believe you are right.

  3. THEM: Adventures with Extremist, bye Jon Ronson

  4. Anonymous11:53 AM

    One of my favorite titles of our Blessed Mother's is, Our Lady of Ransom. The story of her request to St Peter Nolasco really touches me and so I pray to her regular to ransom back souls.

    Perhaps it isn't Moores and Turks Christians need ransoming back from, but so many other things... Addictions, lethal lifestyle choices, cults, false religions, New Age, false beliefs within the Church, extremist groups/beliefs...

    I have a profound love for the Mercedarians, their work is by no means finished. I only wish they would see how much we need them to continue the work of ransoming souls in other ways today. If there are any of you who are reading this blog, administrative work in a parish is nice and all, but what about the souls you are called to ransom back for Our Lady herself?

    I have a number of Swedish friends who are nice enough, certainly good looking, well dressed and always up for 'the party,' but all post-Christian. This story is very tragic.

    Our Lady of Ransom, ransom back these souls.
    My Jesus, mercy.

  5. Clark - I have devotion to her too - I've also posted on OL of Ransom a few times.

  6. Anonymous12:49 PM

    I'm so glad you have a devotion to her too. I sometimes consider jumping scapular ships, but haven't yet. There is a young Mercedarian priest who comes to say Mass once a month at St Agnes in NYC, but he never speaks of OLOR or her scapular, with a rousing sermon, who knows, I might trade brown for white.

    Terry...I'm not sure about that photo choice. I miss the illusive, aloof, remote Terry I've come to know and love.

  7. Just goes to show how wrong our stereotypes can be, and that any and every face has the capability of being the "face of evil."



  8. This is terrible. I've been praying for the victims - I've got a long drive home tonight - perfect time for a Rosary.

    But the political fallout of this could be very bad news indeed. European governments have been increasingly clamping down on anyone who dissents from the multi-culti-socialist-post-Christian-PC utopia in power. The label "right" is used to tar anyone who opposes the status quo as a closet Nazi, and the media makes a huuuuuuge deal about the danger of conservative extremism, while "antifascists" routinely beat up people in the streets and violent hate is preached in the mosques.

    In other words, this guy, if he's who they say he is, is exactly what the left-wing European media has been dreaming of. They will use him to brand anyone opposing their regime as violent extremists, or enablers of violent extremists. This includes those movements which explicitly espouse a return to Christian culture and religion as the answer for Europe's woes.

    It won't matter that the guy is probably severely imbalanced, it won't matter that they will not be able to find endorsement of violence in the populist-conservative movements he seemed to follow (though the Leftist leaders in Europe routinely excuse violence as a means to an end or as inevitable, as do the Islamic leaders), it won't matter that the man's religion in no way endorses such behavior (he is a conservative Evangelical who wishes the Scandinavian Lutheran churches would become realigned with the Catholic Church), - none of that will matter. The news media has all they need now to "prove" that anyone who opposes the Eurosocialists' dream is a closet extremist waiting to explode.

    He's the European Timothy McVeigh.

  9. This guy is not an isolated case of evil…

    Look what Satan has in store for us:

    compliments of passive Catholics, Liberals, and Homosexuals, and those that believe in Nonserviam.

    Bill Maher flipping people off with a contorted look on his face?


    Just wait.

    We are seeing what the Angels saw in Sodom and Gomorrah.

    We will receive the same as them.

    The wages of Sin is Death.

    By the way, have these morons never heard of Holy Water?

    Or Exorcists?

    How stupid are they exactly?

    Portion of prayer in making of Holy Water:

    ``Exorcizo te, creatura aquæ, in nomine Dei Patris omnipotentis, et in nomine Jesu Christi, Filii ejus Domini nostri, et in virtute Spiritus Sancti: ut fias aqua exorcizata ad effugandam omnem potestatem inimici, et ipsum inimicum eradicare et explantare valeas cum angelis suis apostaticis, per virtutem ejusdem Domini nostri Jesu Christ: qui venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos et sæculum per ignem…”

    "O water, creature of God, I exorcise you in the name of God the Father almighty, and in the name of Jesus Christ His Son, our Lord, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. I exorcise you so that you may put to flight all the power of the Enemy, and be able to root out and supplant that Enemy with his apostate angels: through the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by lire. Amen. Let us pray.

    O God, Who for the salvation of mankind has built Thy greatest mysteries on this substance, water, in Thy kindness hear our prayers and pour down the power of Thy blessing + into this element, made ready for many kinds of purifications. May this, Thy creature, become an agent of divine grace in the service of Thy mysteries, to drive away evil spirits and dispel sickness, so that every- thing in the homes and other buildings of the faithful that is sprinkled with this water may be rid of all uncleanness and freed from every harm. Let no breath of infection, no disease-bearing air, remain in these places. May the wiles of the lurking Enemy prove of no avail. Let whatever might menace the safety and peace of those who live here be put to flight by the sprinkling of this water, so that the healthfulness, obtained by calling upon Thy holy name, may be made secure against all attack. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.

    R. Amen."**


  10. I just noticed there is a picture next to your name in the comments section.

    Is that a current picture or one from when you was good lookin'?

    My Mommy would have called you 'Sympatico' a man that appeals to all souls (but not in that way).

    I see a lot of the Priest in you.


  11. Clark - I used to change my photos all of the time - I was Aaron Eckhart for a really long time. Now i'm Bradley Cooper - it depends what I feel like. I'm sure I'll go back to the other however.

  12. Anonymous9:10 PM


    I was thinking the same thing. This is of Satan. I've hearing all day he is a Freemason.

    St Michael defend us...

    Ahhh...Terry, got it. I was going to say, those were some pretty snazzy high-wasted, pleated trou you had on there. Struttin through the back alleys of Minneapolis.

  13. o"...I was thinking the same thing. This is of Satan. I've hearing all day he is a Freemason..."

    Satan does not share one square inch of hell with anybody.

    Why would he be a 'member' of the Freemasons?

    He is just confident their souls are 'in the bag'.


  14. Anonymous9:41 PM

    I'm sorry, could you repeat that?

    red, yellow, honey , sassafras and moonshine...moooonshine...surrey...surrreeeyyy...

    Ok, should really log off. I'm avoiding the Rosary.

    Nite all.

  15. Anonymous9:46 PM

    Yes I do think the left wing press will twist this like they tried to do with the guy who injured congresswoman Giffords.

    I stil don't like Homeland security. They could be doing thing to increase security without humiliating people in airports. Also by allowing an open ended Patriot Act we are signing away the very freedoms we propose to be defending.



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