Aren’t they one and the same thing?
Whether you kill innocent people because you feel you’re on some inspired mission or just because you’ve snapped, you’re still nuts.
As you know, Anders Behring Breivik set off a bomb and committed a massacre, killing 76 people in his native Norway.
The drug-taking extremist was on a self-appointed mission to “save” his country from Muslims.
According to his lawyer, Breivik was a sort of self-appointed pioneer who felt he wouldn’t be understood until many years from now.
He felt he was engaged in some kind of war and was doing what was right. (Sort of like Dubya Bush?)
The lawyer also argues that the guy is probably insane.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 26, 2011