Official narrative: Anders Behring Breivik was really Robert Spencer.
Actual story: Anders Behring Breivik was Norman Bates
Official narrative: Anders Behring Breivik shot up a bunch of Norwegian teens in a camp affiliated with his family’s political party because he hated Muslims.
Actual story: Anders Behring Breivik came from a very messed up family and was a mentally ill man who developed an entire complicated narrative involving him as the leader of an imaginary group of knights in order to hurt the family members who he believed had hurt him.
Official narrative: Anders Behring Breivik hated Muslims.
Actual narrative: Anders Behring Breivik wanted to emulate Muslim terrorists and ally with them. Mostly Breivik hated his family and the entire system they were part of. And he hated himself.
The reports also show that when Breivik was just four-years-old, his mother became preoccupied with fears that her son would violently assault someone.
The SSBU report described Ms Behring as “a woman with an extremely difficult upbringing, borderline personality structure and an all-encompassing if only partially visible depression” who “projects her primitive aggressive and sexual fantasies onto him [Breivik]“.
The psychologists reported that she would frequently tell her son that she wished he would die.
“She shifts very quickly between speaking to him with a sugary voice and openly expressing a death wish,” they wrote.
After Breivik’s father Jens Breivik lost a child custody case with Ms Behring, social workers recommended that the boy nonetheless be removed from his mother to prevent “more severe psychopathology” from developing, a request that was ignored.
This really isn’t very surprising. Anyone who actually got through Breivik’s personal sections in his manifesto, rather than doing a Find request for mentions of Robert Spencer’s name, as the New York Times and most of the media chose to do, already encountered the workings of a disordered mind looking for some grand ambitious form of personal redemption.
There was no consistent ideology here. Breivik wanted to build a Catholic dictatorship while being an atheist. He condemned Muslim immigration while seeking to carry out terrorist attacks on behalf of Muslims. This was a mentally damaged man looking for a way to punish his society for his pain.
Breivik told the two psychiatrists that his mother was his “Achilles’ heel”, and said that he hoped she would not attend his trial.
“I just hope that my mother is not there,” he told them. “She is the only one who can make me emotionally unstable. She is my Achilles’ heel.”
By April this year, when he was in the final stages of preparation for his attacks, he began wearing a antiseptic face mask whenever he was inside the house, fearing she would infect him.
From a psychiatric standpoint, this kind of thing is very straightforward.