On Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 an unsuccessful assassination attempt was made on the life of journalist Lars Hedegaard, president of Denmark’s Free Press Society and an outspoken critic of Islamic supremacism and of attempts to impose Islamic Shariah law in the West. He has recently launched a Swedish-language weekly newspaper that is critical of mass immigration to Sweden and Denmark from third world countries and takes a dim view of Islam.
As a consequence of his defending freedom, democracy, the rule of law and individual and sexual equality, Mr. Hedegaard has been reviled by the leftist-dominated Swedish media as a “racist,” accused of having invented the incident in order to set himself up as a martyr and told that it was unfortunate that the delivery man was not a better marksman.
It is characteristic of the emotional plague that when it happens to be in the common interest of the left and the right, the plague will combine forces and act together to destroy their victim. In this example, the Swedish mainstream media on the left which, according to Mr. Hedegaard, are probably the most politically correct in the Western world and the Islamic Fundamentalist fanatics on the right are of one mind.
The forces of the emotional plague’s tendency to associate when it is in their mutual interest happens entirely spontaneously and occurs without any conscious or malicious intent. It is a pathological function originating from the biological realm, the destructive middle layer of sick human beings. It can only be satisfactorily understood when one steps outside the morality-tainted framework of conventional thinking and looks at what is happening from a functional perspective.