Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chip Berlet: "Anders Behring Breivik: Soldier in the Christian Right Culture Wars" @ Talk to Action

Chip Berlet has a long and distinguished career as a conspiracy killer, he does detailed policy research not paranoid rants. I first came upon his work around the anti-abortion wars still on-going in Kansas. Bookmark his site at Political Research Associates and follow his writings. - Mike@RFK


Anders Behring Breivik, charged in the terror attacks in Oslo, Norway, compiled a 1,500-page Manifesto under the name "Andrew Berwick" that cites to the U.S. Free Congress Foundation and LaRouchite publications. The manifesto states that "Political Correctness" should be called "Cultural Marxism" and is the reason for political leaders allowing mass Muslim migration into Europe. Breivik's core thesis is borrowed from William S. Lind's antisemitic conspiracy theory about "Cultural Marxism."

Breivik described himself in online posts as a cultural conservative and a Christian conservative who felt that Protestantism had lost its way and that Christianity should recombine under the banner of a reconstituted and traditionalist Catholic Church. These views are almost identical to the views of the late Paul Weyrich, founder of the Christian Right epicenter in the United States, the Free Congress Foundation. Weyrich and his colleague William S. Lind developed an aggressive theory of Cultural Conservatism as a way to save Western Culture. Lind addressed the right-wing group Accuracy in Academia in February 2000. See also: What is Cultural Marxism? by William S. Lind.

Read Berlet's detailed and well researched article at Talk To Action.

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