Political fervor is a strange business. We all live in our own country and on the same planet and so what happens in one country may touch you directly but even if you do not it may indirectly affect you. It is good to have a knowledge of world affairs and form your own opinion rather than being browbeaten into someone elses beliefs but what of extremes?
The far right tends to be thought of as Fascism and the far left Communism. Along the way some people have their ideologies mixed up. When you come across the extreme of either political direction you will know it.
Anders Breivik's politics were to the extreme right. So far to the right that many so called far right groups will have nothing to do with him nor his beliefs. Breivik supposedly in the name of his beliefs shot and killed 77 people, injuring many more, in Norway in 2011. Tomorrow August 23, 2012, he will return to Court to hear the verdict on his crime and his sanity.
The families of his victims want the court to act in what they say would be a "brave" manner and jail Breivik for Life. If he is declared insane he will be sent to a mental institution which some see as a "soft option". That may not necessarily be the case.
Whilst he has been waiting the verdict he has continued to write online his extremist views gathering some misguided followers. Earlier this week it was revealed that in Czech Republic a man with a similar mission was thankfully intercepted before he could carry out a copycat massacre.
Surely Breivik should be kept well away from the means to publish his extremist views which will result in the spread of more hatred. There is plenty of hatred spewed online regarding Muslims in Europe without Breivik being allowed to post his views.
Breivik does have some sympathisers and followers who belong to that far right group who are inherent racists. If Breivik is sentenced to life in jail t will be a 20 year sentence which is not long enough. There is no death penalty in the country. He is aged 33 now and so could still wreak havoc in the future.
Teams of psychiatrists do not believe that he is insane so it will be interesting to see tomorrow the outcome of his trial. For the loved ones of his victims it will hopefully offer justice and some closure. No sentence however will be sufficient for the massacre in Norway.