Politically, Norway has the small-c conservative Progress Party, to which Breivik belonged before his radicalisation. It is sceptical about multiculturalism but not opposed to immigration. It is a dog in the nationalist manger, like all such respectably culturist and assimilationist mainstream parties. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks even a party with such a weak-tea platform suffered a loss of membership. But it has clawed it back since, and appears to be advancing further.
An authentic Norwegian nationalism is impossible to advance, of course, crushed as it is between the Progress Party and Breivik’s murderousness.
As for the rest of us, well, nationalism found some respite from association with Breivik in his original diagnosis, as well as in the scarcely nationalist Christian Zionist anti-jihadism he espoused. As someone who spends a fair amount of time on newspaper threads arguing the case for the European life, I encountered few references to the Utøya massacre beyond the immediate aftermath. Now the court has tied Breivik to the motives of every nationalist, there will likely be a longer tail to the damage he has done.
But that, too, will pass. The horror of Breivik is receding, and just as Norwegians cannot hide from the realities of the world their politicians are creating, neither can any of us. Nationalists remain the only political actors with a true heart and a true analysis.http://majorityrights.com/weblog/comments/breivik_and_the_future