Growing up, I had good parents. They taught me not to judge people on the basis of color, but whether they’re an asshole or not.
“White, brown, black, purple…whatever — if someone’s an asshole, they’re an asshole,” I can remember my dad telling me at an impressionable age.
That’s why I can’t understand Varg Vikernes, the mastermind behind Burzum. Why the fuck does he care about someone’s race? Why hate people because they were born a certain way, or have different beliefs?
I will say this: I don’t like Varg. Some of his music, I do like. But I’m sorry…he’s a fucking asshole, dude. Bottom line.
Now, his former defense attorney is saying the evidence police collected ahead of their arrest yesterday in France of Vikernes is weak as fuck.
Varg was charged with suspicion of planning “a large terrorist act.”
“This person, who has close ties to the neo-Nazi movement, poses a potential threat to society, which he has shown through his expressions on the Internet,” French Interior Minister Manuel Valls told reporters Tuesday.
“His wife had recently acquired four guns. The investigation will include establishing the terms of such purchases, and their real goal,” he added.
But Vikernes’ former lawyer in Norway, John Christian Elden, said the musician “has expressed extreme views on race mixing for several years, built on Norse teachings.”
He’s still a fucking asshole.
News agencies are reporting that Vikernes had been under police surveillance for many years, but it wasn’t until his wife acquired weapons that police started investigating the couple. Varg also attracted the attention of authorities after being one of the recipients of the Norwegian terrorist dude’s manifesto.
French police can hold suspects in terrorism cases for up to 96 hours before bringing preliminary charges.
The evidence the police have against Varg, Elden said, is less than what Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) tend to have every time they arrest Islamists in Norway and release them a short time later.”
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