Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ramblings - Thoughts on Norway Mass Murder

Alright, I know my posts haven't had much substance lately and to everyone following I do apologize. Maybe this will redeem some of that.
I'd like to share my thoughts on the recent incident where upwards of 80 to 90 teens were killed by a single man in Utøya, Norway.
My condolences go out to them, the ones affected and to those about to be affected by the reprecussions of this mans actions.
On the other hand, I'm tired of seeing every European stick up for what happened while there was blatant disregard for 9/11. Yes, I am American, and most people would think I'm some redneck hick. One citizen does not speak for all, one state does not speak for all. And I realize not everyone was bashing 9/11 when it happened, but plenty of people were telling us to quit our whining. I don't want to group everyone in the same pile, but generalization and stereotypes happen to us, so lets return the favor, shall we? I'll probably end up sounding like a huge dick in this post, but this is my opinion.
Welcome to the club. A tragedy has befallen your country, your nation. And now it really hits home.
To those who reside in Norway you have my full respect and condolences, but just know that your country is not above attacks of this nature; no one is.
If the world would quit its hipster-like elitism and superiority complex, maybe peace would be a step closer for us all.
If I had my choice, maybe I wouldn't be in the US. But I was born here, I live here, I am a law-abiding citizen. I may not be a nationalistic moron, but I'm here and make the best of it.


  1. I dont think there was blatant disregard from Europe for 9/11, everyone in europe was shocked! Even more than now with the Norway Mass Murder(I'm from Europe)
    But a lot of Europeans didn't agreed with the reaction of America to it (attacking Afghanistan)

    and if you mean the disregard on the internet: lol dont take that serious, these are trolls, there are also a lot of trolls that make fun about Norway now ;-)

    but I agree with you in the last part!

  2. I didn't agree with our reaction either. Going to the war was a terrible course of action. Still affecting us to this day.
    Again, I don't want to group everyone together and I'm sure plenty were sympathetic with what happened. And I'm not trying to play the "your turn" card either. Agh. I feel like I'm going in circles. Thanks for the comment!

  3. You reaction should be better. I guess.

  4. I think it really sucks when innocent people die anywhere.

  5. All Norway citizen have my condolences too. Why so many kids have to die so the world could be aware of terrorism.

  6. This might sound as a simplistic reply, yet it expresses in the clearest and sincerest way what happened me when i heard that. It saddened me in a way you couldnt imagine. It concerns me and saddens me, it shows me how f'ed up this world is :(, it actually takes the hope away.

  7. Those attacks were ridiculous, especially considering the reasons that the man has given for making them. I still can't believe that a single person was responsible for so many deaths...