Norway was gray 22. July 2011. The country lost all of its colors. Day tore us out of the ignoransen, and we got to really see how dangerous they høyreekstremistiske forces in our little country was.
But in between all the grey gathered there in thousands of colors. The country was once again coloured by rosetogene that gave nourishment to the hope, courage, and most importantly; love. We decided jointly that the love was greater than hate, and beat the call for all around us.
In retrospect, has the colors from the train gradually been wiped out.
Next year is the ten year since the terrorist attack. We have not done our job. We have not taken a settlement with the hatred that led to the attack. The terror attack that not only was the result of one crazy man's actions, but that represented a well-established political thinking, and was directly aimed against the AUF and the Labour party.do you Think often that you could have been killed 22. July? Comment
today we talk about the 22. July as a natural disaster, without taking responsibility for the attitudes that led to the attack. And thus we have given the hatred a large space again.
Fremmedfiendtlige and racist words and statements, meetings, fewer and fewer reactions, and getting more and more space in society. The public debate moves out of the darker waters, with leading politicians in the tip.
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Racist comments nettroll and divisive statements from key politicians, creating a real obstacle for several people to take place in the public debate, and limiting other people's freedom of speech. We all have a responsibility to take a settlement with this culture. And politicians need to stand up as good examples, not legitimise such attitudes.
Had we been witnesses to racist speech nine years ago, we had turned sharply down on it. For when it was still fresh in the memory what such attitudes can lead to. Why do we not have a settlement with this environment now? We sweep it under the rug and reassure us that they are harmless nettroll.
We can't settle for that nettroll only is nettroll, and that your words are harmless. For we have seen that words can be to the action for many times. We have let it happen again.
In may, we had enough of a trial for a høyreekstremt attacks in Norway.Bailed by this revolution Comment
last year, two mosques on the New Zealand deferred for a terrorist attack where the perpetrator has stated that he was inspired by the 22. July-the terrorist.
The worldwide focus on the Black Lives Matter movement in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, has now awakened to live completely central discussions. We have once again been reminded how important it is to take a showdown with racism and fremmedfiendtligheten, also in our little country. And we have again got the eyes up for how the central Norwegian politicians fails at the total ignorance and denial.
Previously mentioned Per-Willy Amundsen has also pronounced itself on this matter and expressed directly that racism does not exist in Norway, and wrote on Facebook: "it is not ethnic Norwegian youngsters who create problems in the capital".
We need to take a proper settlement with grobunnen for these attitudes. The community must stand up against hate and show that we do not tolerate such humanity.
We have not done our job after 22. July.
Why it is so important that the the government, finally, has decided that the national memorial on Utøyakaia to be built. We need a reminder that we must never forget. We must never forget the 77 people who were victims of, not just a single man's actions, but a whole society's lack of actions.
Norway must never forget why the youth on Utøya, so ruthlessly was torn away from us. What they fought for. And what we jointly agreed to fight against in retrospect. Hated.
We must take up fargestiftene and coloring over the grey, dark attitudes that live among us today. In the community.Johanne. Inherit. Benjamin. Andrine. Comment You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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