There was a strange wind in the shire today. After the killing of a soldier in Woolwich the media has been completely swamped with news and comment about the event. It was of course tragic and there is no way of getting away from this. The men who killed the poor man had seemingly seized on Anders Breivik’s concept of making change through the shock of ultranationalistism. Breivik, who boasts of being an ultranationalist, killed his victims to fight what he called multiculturalism in Norway and wanted to be ruled sane so that his actions wouldn’t be dismissed as those of a lunatic.
Anders says he acted out of “necessity” to prevent the “Islamization” of his country.
Journalists such as Severin Carrell have today made the connection between this event and the use of social media via the smart phone to make us all pornographers of the extremist segments within our midst.
David Cameron has thanked the Police for keeping our country safe. So that’s all right then.