Breivik cited William S. Lind, Free Congress Foundation, & the LaRouchites
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Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 06:39:57 PM EST
[I have updated and expanded my research on Lind, Weyrich, and the Free Congress Foundation in this post: Updated: Breivik's Core Thesis is White Christian Nationalism v. Multiculturalism]

I have been asked to provide details about my research showing that Breivik acutally cited Lind, the Free Congress Foundation, and the LaRouchites.

Breivik cites to LaRouchite publications in at least two places in his Manifesto:

Mirak-Weissbach, Muriel. "The case of the GIA: Afghansi out of theater." Executive Intelligence Review. October 13, 1995. (p. 482)

"The New Dark Age: The Frankfurt School and `Political Correctness'" by Michael Minnicino, in Fidelio, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1992 (KMW Publishing, Washington, DC) One of the few looks at the Frankfurt School by someone not a sympathiser, this long journal article explains the role of the Institute for Social Research in creating the ideology we now know as "Political Correctness." Unfortunately, its value is reduced by some digressions that lack credibility. (p. 42)

The latter text is actual copied from Lind's essay on political correctness.

Breivik also mentions William Lind directly (p. 1480):

William Lind, believes that the reason for the British being successful in that conflict was that the British Army did not use heavy weapons in that period and that the British Government forces attempted to get to know the areas involved in the conflict. Also according to Lind the British did not engage in collective punishment and desired to keep civilian casualties to a minimum. In other words they won over the population by reducing the risk of damage to civilians and their property and by getting to know the local area.

Breivik also incorporates into his Manifesto(p. 40) a section of Lind's Free Congress Foundation book on Political Correctness:

Chapter VI

Further Readings on the Frankfurt School

by William S. Lind

This is the sixth and final chapter in the Free Congress Foundation's book on Political Correctness, or - to call it by its real name - cultural Marxism. It is a short bibliographical essay intended not as an exhaustive resource for scholars but as a guide for interested citizens who want to learn more about the ideology that is taking over America.

As readers of the earlier chapters in this book already know, to understand Political Correctness and the threat it poses it is necessary to understand its history, particularly the history of the institution most responsible for creating it, the FrankfurtSchool. The Frankfurt School, or the Institute for Social Research as it was formally known, was established at Frankfurt University in Germany in 1923. This fact alone is important, because it tells us that Political Correctness is not merely a leftover of theAmerican student rebellion of the 1960s.

Another fact from that long-ago year, 1923, is equally significant: the intended name for the Frankfurt School was the Institute for Marxism. The Institute's father and funder, Felix Weil, wrote in 1971 that he "wanted the Institute to become known, and perhaps famous, due to its contributions to Marxism as a scientific discipline..."

Some are finding it difficult to understand how Breivik, who supports Israel, could employ an antisemitic conspiracy theory. In part it is because the conspiracy theory is focused on a small handful of Jews said to be shaping history and political economy. Of course, that is the same logic of the infamous hoax document, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Conason notes that the same week that Lind "told the Holocaust deniers about those awful Frankfurt School Jews, Lind gave an interview about Islam and the war on terror to the conservative Jewish World Review."

The thory of Cultural Conservatism as outlined by Lind, Weyrich, and Buchanan was always deeply racist, and clearly in the case of Buchanan, antisemitic. It is not clear when Lind drifted over the line into an antisemitic narrative structure, although the frame of the sinister secret cabal lends itself to antisemitic interpretations. See: Toxic to Democracy.

I am documenting my research on Lind, Weyrich, and the Free Congress Foundation in this article currently being updated and expanded:
+Updated: Breivik's Core Thesis is White Christian Nationalism v. Multiculturalism
See also:
+Norway's Nightmare & The Christian Fundamentalist - Bill Berkowitz
+When is Terrorism 'Christian'? - Frederick Clarkson
+Breivik 2011 Manifesto Echoes Weyrich 1999 Manifesto - Chip Berlet
+Author Cited by Anders Behring Breivik Regrets Original Essay
Breivik cited William S. Lind, Free Congress Foundation, & the LaRouchites
+Anders Behring Breivik: Soldier in the Christian Right Culture Wars

William S. Lind posted a ton of commentary on Lt. Col David Hackworth's website, especially after he died. David Hackworth was a semi-left leaning military commentator who wrote the book About Face which related how he, as a highly decorated infantryman, was for Vietnam during the war and he basically reversed his position. Up to the point of his death he commented on the military's strategic failures in his books and website (http:/ David Hackworth was never a bigot in any way, he even says that in his books. Some of these articles by Lind can be accessed here ( and also if you use the Wayback Machine on David Hackworth's website. William S. Lind, along with John Boyd, were instrumental in introducing the concepts of fourth generation warfare to the military. [For more on fourth generation warfare- go to - its a really good military analysis website that does not contain bigotry from what I can see- its all military analysis] As a young soldier in the United States Army and now veteran, I really enjoyed Hackworth's and Lind's commentary on warfare, but his neofascist leanings are disturbing. If neofascist groups in America adopt fourth generation warfare tactics, the freedom loving people of America are in trouble. Imagine a Dominionist military using 4GW against hapless Americans at home. [although the military is still thinking attrition instead of maneuver warfare]. I am really saddened to see that military reformers are walking around with neofascists.

by zowie on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 05:02:59 PM EST
I had not been aware of them.
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