The psychopath as superficially normal. The Eichmann syndrome where a mass murderer passes psychological testing with a sterling recommendation of a clinically normal individual who loves his family and is kind to pets. Hannah Arendt claimed his crime was thoughtlessness. An inability to think. One could also add a truckload of narcissism on steroids that broke through the rather flimsy defenses of repression and disavowal. As Anders Breivik’s psychological test results have surfaced, more questions have arisen over what constitutes the essential elements of a nutjob driven to kill like Call of Duty. Evidently, there is something perversely nihilistic here mixed with an unfathomable form of messianism that blends non-normative Judeo-Christian beliefs; the raw violence of gnostic Yahweh out for a wanton blast of destruction, with some sense of misplaced sainthood. All of this is not intrinsic to Masonic belief, and given his low rank in the order and the apparent legitimacy of the Lodge, it would be difficult to single out Masonry as the culprit. …
You don’t have to be American to act like Patrick Bateman. “I remember we were at a party, and he told me he had had his nose and chin operated on by a plastic surgeon in America. It was a bit weird, but he was hanging around at that time with a group of people obsessed by their bodies.” This is what a former schoolfriend of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norway Killer, told journalist Robert Mendick from the Telegraph. While there’s nothing fictional about the Norway Killer’s crimes, and his actions should not be trivialized, Mendick’s interviews with the psychopath’s old friends and neighbors paint him as a meticulously groomed, sociopathic wasp, which, ever since Bret Easton Ellis’s “American Psycho” came to the big screen in 2000, brings to mind the archetypical serial killer Patrick Bateman….
There are a number of graffiti art posters in Breivik’s apartment. From what we see, there is no sense of culture, artistic sensibility or whiff of the sublime. Its hard to make out what the posters are, but they appear fairly banal and ordinary which is part of the overall portrait. If he had not achieved such notoriety, he would be an average generic Joe without the talent or eccentricities, quirks of character inherent to those individuals who receive attention naturally. Maybe his whole persona was simply a pose, a gesture. A form without content designed to self-destruct and collapse on impact.
…The most obvious comparison between Breivik and Bateman, besides their uncontrollable desire to hurt innocent people, must be their obsessive vanity. Aside from reports of a nose job, Breivik’s 1,516-page manifesto also mentioned his steroid use and workout routine and detailed changes in his weight and appearance. It also included a list of his favorite things, including his Breitling watch (at least $4,000), his iPod, “a certain men’s cologne” and Lacoste clothing, which he’s showcased in all press photos with a popped color or a red-on-red sweater combo.Mendick reports that Breivik actually refuses to wear anything other than a red Lacoste shirt for public appearances to the court or police station….
…Also in line with Bateman, a rapist who often forgot his friends’ names, Breivik’s history reveals disregard for others and enjoyment in their pain. One of his old neighbors told the Telegraph he “took great pleasure in killing ants,” and old acquaintances report that when he was a graffiti artist in his youth he used to rat on his friends to the police. Part of what was so compelling about “American Psycho” was that on the surface Bateman was living a fantasy life—wealth, good looks and cleanliness are usually enviable qualities, not attributes of evil. It’s also part of what’s so astoundingly creepy about the Norway Killer….
There’s no solid consensus on why psychopaths are psychopaths, although Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test gives a fascinating look at the Robert Hare Psychopathy Test which can be used to diagnose psychopaths. Obsessively shallow behavior and WASPiness usually don’t usually equate to psycho
ic killer—nothing really does, other than psychopathic killing sprees. Read More:http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/125668/norway-killer-had-a-nose-job-loves-lacoste/
Breivik is a European nationalist whose primary concern is Islamic colonization. He is a conservative, an anti-Communist and opponent of “cultural Marxism,” a Freemason, a Christian who sees Christianity as a cultural force for the unification of Europe against Islam (but obviously not a Christian fundamentalist as claimed by the mainstream media), a philo-Semite and pro-Zionist, an anti-racist, and an anti-National Socialist, who constantly uses Nazism as a paradigm for evil. (Breivik calls Adolf Hitler “the Great Satan” and blames him for our race’s decline.)…
…Although the North American New Right belongs to the same genus, Euro-Nationalist, I can’t imagine a more fundamentally different species than Breivik, for at the core of his thinking is an intellectual (or, more likely, moral) failing that makes it possible to embrace Jewry (and one of its tentacles, Freemasonry) while fighting its consequences (“cultural Marxism,” the Islamization of Europe) and maligning National Socialism and other forms of Euro-Nationalism that get to the root of the problem.
Breivik’s aim was, apparently, to spark a new crusade to drive Islam out of Europe. His model is the Knights Templar, one of the spiritual-military orders that rolled back Islam during the Crusades. Breivik’s photo of himself in masonic garb is clearly based on the Masonic claim of descent from the Knights Templar. Read More:http://www.counter-currents.com/2011/07/anders-behring-breivik/