From the manifesto of Anders Breivik, the right-winger who murdered 76 people in Norway on Friday:
It is obvious that Nordic entertainment super-stars like Scarlett Johansson (60-70% Nordic purity), Gwyneth Paltrow (70-80%)Pamela Anderson (90-95%), Paris Hilton (70-80%), Taylor Swift (80- 90%) would have never been where they are today hadn’t it been for their distinct Nordic physical characteristics. They would have never, in a million years, managed to reach their current status of fame had they belonged to another ethnic group. Same can be said about several other superstars with Nordic physical features such as individuals from Marilyn Monroe to Megan Fox. So why not embrace their Nordic gift by contributing to preserve Nordic culture instead of throwing it away and robbing their children of the same opportunities they once received?
Scarlett Johansson has a Jewish mother. Megan Fox is Irish, French, and Native American. Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton have what enduring recognition they have less because they’re avatars of Nordic purity than because they made sex tapes and were canny enough to profit from them on their release rather than slinking away to die of shame. Marilyn Monroe was similarly willing to take her clothes off — and when she kept them on, could actually be fairly funny, a trait which has no distinguishable correlation with Scandanavian ancestry. Ditto with curviness — a quality that is purchasable as much as it is genetic — a propensity to get naked, or the ability to write universally appealing songs about being a teenager.
Breivik is a monster who deserves every moment of the time he’ll do, and more. But even if he’d never gone out and killed a bunch of innocent people, I can’t imagine what it would be like trying to sort your life into these sorts of categories, trying to twist the facts to allow yourself to like things that don’t fit into your worldview. It must be a constant struggle to be this virulent a racist, to perpetually exercise this kind of self-delusion.