Monday, August 8, 2011

Anders Behring Breivik claims that he was once one of the most influential graffiti artists in Norway, going under the tag MORG.

Breivik obsesses over American hip-hop as a degenerate ideology. "Rap's musical accompaniment mirrors the brutality of rap lyrics in its harshness and repetition," he writes, gleefully detailing the criminal exploits of various rappers — 50 Cent, Diddy, etc. — as examples of corrupting cultural nihilism. The world is still struggling to understand the warped psyche of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian citizen who masterminded the worst terrorist attack in the country's history two weeks ago, detonating a lethal bomb in the heart of Oslo before methodically gunning down teenagers at an island youth camp while dressed as a police officer. Still, even a cursory scan of the 1,500 page manifesto he left behind, titled "2083: A European Declaration of Independence," shows one thing clearly: he was motivated by a keen sense of cultural grievance. The Oslo tragedy shows how the overheated metaphor of the culture warrior can become tragically real. - Ben Davis



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