Anders Begring Breivik is a nice looking fair haired young man who could readily be identified as the boy down the block on your street. He has a pleasant smile, he is a man with opinions, and will readily express them to one and all. By now, all are familiar with his murderous rampage in Oslo and an island filled with teenagers out for a pleasant summer day. At least 94 are dead, the highest ever recorded from a murder assault by a lone gunmen. Little is known about this individual other than his admiration fro the UK English Defense League(EDL) and his fervent support of Stop Islamification of Europe(SIOE). In America we have had a much lesser number killed in Arizona by a gunman who hated liberals and gays and foreigners in his land. We do not charge organizations such as Fox News or slander spreading political leaders like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann for urging others to kill those damn LIBERALS. However, there is a climate of hate which has spread throughout Europe and America, and Rupert Murdoch media in England, the USA, and Australia can be found among voices preaching hate and violence.
I was born in 1930 and spent my formative years in the era of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. Nazis marched in Manhattan with their flags and their voices preaching hate of Jews and foreigners. Frankly, there is not much difference between Limbaugh and Beck and the entire Fox News and those angry voices in the thirties. Mr. Breivik will have a day in court in which he can defend death of teenagers. Glenn Beck and Limbaugh defend spreading lies about the birth place of Barack Obama. No, they do not urge anyone to kill the president, but they do a good job of killing off rational discussion in politics by transforming the dialogue into “it is either our way or those evil people will destroy OUR nation!”