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Norwegian Men’s Rights Activist blogger Eivind Berge arrested for death threats against police [UPDATE 3]

Eivind Berge and police

Norwegian Men’s Rights Activist blogger Eivind Berge, known for his violent rhetoric and rape apologia, has been arrested for death threats against police.

Not too surprising, given that he once announced on his blog that “[k]illing at least one cop is on my bucket list.”

Here are some Google-translated details from a news account here:

The right-wing extremist and anti-feminist blogger Eivind Berge has been arrested for having encouraged and glorified the killing of policemen. The police have found both ammunition and textbooks in use of explosives at Berge.

The police regard the threats as an invitation to others to kill police officers, but also feared that he would commit the acts themselves shortly.

He was evidently arrested on Wednesday. According to this story — at least as far as I can tell from the obviously crude Google translation — he made a specific threat to kill a police officer this Saturday:

Berge also writes about how he was planning to attack a policeman with a knife on a Saturday evening:

“Then I used the trial to come forward as a good example for men, and I considered it to be worth 21 years in prison for premeditated murder.”

According to this account, Berge is being held for two weeks. He claims innocence.

Berge, as readers of this blog may well already know, is a fan of right-wing terrorist and mass murderer Anders Brevik. On his blog, he’s also argued (among other things) that “Rape is Equality.”

He’s glorified the murder of police on his blog numerous times.

Some examples, taken from the second news account:

“… attack on the police is something 100% in harmony with everything I stand for.”

“I maintain that police murder is both ethically and tactically correct.”

Some other examples, direct from his blog (each paragraph is from a separate post; click on the quote for the source):

I viscerally despise cops and wish them the worst. Killing at least one cop is on my bucket list.

If ever a victim of psychiatry, here is what I would do. I would first attempt to kill the cops or whoever tried to apprehend me. Failing that, I would feign docility in order to get out as soon as possible and then kill a representative of the industry as revenge. … killing cops is also very much a men’s issue. Every pig killed is also a blow against feminism, so men should be doubly elated whenever an officer goes down in the line of encroaching on our cognitive liberty.

[I]f you are a victim of psychiatry, it is probably in your best interest (as well as a publicly beneficial act of activism) to kill a guard or cop in order to get a fair public trial and possibly escape treatment before it ruins your health completely.

Rather than cowering in fear of the police, I assumed a warrior mentality and started hating law enforcement. I really, really wanted to hurt those responsible for enacting and enforcing feminist sex law.

This was his reaction to a news story about a police officer being killed:

Good news for men is rare in this hateful feminist utopia that is Norway, but today is a joyous day! Today I feel schadenfreude in my heart along with all the hate that feminism and resultant mate deprivation have instilled in me. One blue thug less on the streets.

From another post on the same subject:

The swine Olav Kildal died while trying to enforce our lack of cognitive liberty. This was a defensive, much deserved killing that cheered me up.

Here he threatens a female prosecutor:

To feminist prosecutor Anne Cathrine Aga I have the following message: The Men’s Movement is watching you, bitch, and we are seething with hatred against you personally and the police state you represent. Actions have consequences. Trials are still (mostly) public and they sink into our collective minds, where they form the basis of future activism. Hate breeds hate — that is a fact of life too smugly ignored by feminists. …

2011 is the year Norwegian men as a group emerged out of the blogosphere and into the battlefield. This in turn has led to a breakthrough for MRAs such as my good self in the public discourse, probably for the simple reason that the powers that be now realize ignoring us has deadly consequences. Men are angry now, and we have proven that we are deathly serious about resisting feminism. So the feminist prosecutors referred to above ought to wipe that smug look off their faces before it is too late. Clearly seventy-seven body bags wasn’t enough, but I am fairly confident that you will be sorry one day.

Aside from the explicit threats of violence, the violent and threatening rhetoric here is not unlike much of the rhetoric we see regularly on A Voice for Men and other MRA sites. AVFM founder Paul Elam, for example, told one feminist that:

I find you so pernicious and repugnant that the idea of fucking your shit up gives me an erection. … We are coming for you.

The blogger Emma the Emo, Berge’s girlfriend, has posted comments here in the past defending him. The news account quotes someone identified as Nataliya Kochergova, described as his girlfriend; I assume this is “Emma,” because what she told the media is similar to what she posted here. She of course denies that he planned any real violence. According to the article, she said:

There are not really threats. He has never had plans to kill someone, he has said several times in his blog. When for example, he says that “the police killings are an effective way to prevent stupid laws,” it’s a factual description and not a threat. Even those who love the police agree with it.

Berge, for his part, has stated publicly that if he had not met Emma, he probably would have killed by now:

At the time I wrote my last blog post, I believed I would probably become Norway’s first modern violent activist in peacetime. Celibacy enforced by a feminist regime had driven me to the point where I saw no other option. I would target the pigs who enforce feminist law, knowing I could realistically at least kill one of them before I would be captured or killed myself. Thus revenge would be assured and if I lived, my reputation as a violent criminal would make me attractive to some women. But then in the nick of time this blog attracted a lovely girl commenting as “Emma.”

This is why I take violent rhetoric from MRAs very seriously.

Meanwhile, on this side of the Atlantic, MRAs glorify MRA “martyr” Thomas Ball, who killed himself on the steps of a New Hampshire courthouse last year in hopes that his death would inspire MRAs to literally burn down courthouses and police stations.

Ball’s manifesto is still up on A Voice for Men in its “activism” section, including these passages:

So boys, we need to start burning down police stations and courthouses. … This is too important to be using that touchy- feeling coaching that is so popular with business these days. You need to flatten them, like Wile E. Coyote. They need to be taught never to replace the rule of law. BURN-THEM-OUT!

Most of the police stations built in New England over the last 20 years are stone or brick. Fortunately, the roofs are still wood. The advantage of fire on the roof is that it is above the sprinklers

AVFM tastefully omitted Ball’s specific instructions on how to make Molotov cocktails, but left this in:

There will be some casualties in this war. Some killed, some wounded, some captured. Some of them will be theirs. Some of the casualties will be ours.

For many more examples of violent threatening rhetoric from MRAs, I urge you to go through some of my posts here and  here.

 

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hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

It could be our illustrious initialed friend though, that I would buy.

Cliff Pervocracy
8 years ago

Not the MRM. The Movement was issued a rebuke, but not placed on their list. In other words, we were implicitly given the thumbs-up by the SPLC.

Haha, “you’re frothing misogynists but we haven’t yet officially listed you as a hate group” is a super thumbs-up.

I actually think Steele is neither B__don nor M__L. He hasn’t done quite enough crowing about his own super awesomeness to be B__don, and he’s way too emotionally stable to be M__L.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Hey, remember when he made a sock to complain about how much harder than women men work and it spent all its time bitching about how grueling its 35 hour work weeks were? That was awesome.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Oh, and it worked in a factory, but had no basic comprehension of work? Yeah, that was good.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

He’s giving both a run for their money in terms of pointless persistence. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but he seems too stupid to be Mr Al.

Cliff Pervocracy
8 years ago

CassandraSays – I was kind of offended by the one that pretended to be a factory worker for pity points. (Apparently, in the NWO mold, having a job is pitiable.) That’s just not right.

Now I’m wondering if it’s E_ghan or I_n? The pedantry and persistance would fit either of those.

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

Not the MRM. The Movement was issued a rebuke, but not placed on their list. In other words, we were implicitly given the thumbs-up by the SPLC.

Well that’s awesome. Now you can tell us all about which men’s issues make the MRM “necessary” even in the face of child rape apologists like Tom Martin. And what the MRM is doing to address those issues. And how the activism of Martin and Berge advances the cause and addresses those issues effectively.

And what you do, specifically, with the homeless that addresses men’s issues.

*Folds hands and sits, rapt with attention*

Cliff Pervocracy
8 years ago

Wait, emotionally stable until he completely lost his shit at Rutee?

…I change my vote.

Steele
Steele
8 years ago

Haha, “you’re frothing misogynists but we haven’t yet officially listed you as a hate group” is a super thumbs-up.

Why not? They could have listed the Movement on their hate groups. It would have been easy; but they chose instead to let us off with a warning. A warning we can take advantage of, and perhaps learn from. We can cut the kooks out, and put on the best face for when we go mainstream.

Actually, it could be argued that the SPLC is trying to assist us. They don’t want us to become a kook-infested embarrassment like the feminists.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

It’s kind of sad how they all blend together, with only Mr Al’s obsession with phrases like “privileged prefect*” making him stand out.

* Maybe when they print British books in the US they should come with a glossary. I guess you guys don’t have school prefects?

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

Not the MRM. The Movement was issued a rebuke, but not placed on their list. In other words, we were implicitly given the thumbs-up by the SPLC.

Um, wha? Since when is being given a rebuke the same thing as being implicitly given the thumbs up? They basically said, “we’re concerned about the direction the MRM is taking, but they’re not as bad as the KKK…yet.” Is that really something you want to brag about?

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

Perhaps you could list the feminist organizations that have been rebuked/approved by the SPLC?

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

Actually, it could be argued that the SPLC is trying to assist us. They don’t want us to become a kook-infested embarrassment like the feminists.

Um…yeah. I’m sure that’s exactly what they were thinking.

cloudiah
8 years ago

Actually, it could be argued that the SPLC is trying to assist us.

Yes, you could certainly make that argument. If you are a lackwit with no reading comprehension.

pecunium
pecunium
8 years ago

Steele: Pecunium, I’m done talking to you. All you ever do is reiterate talking points that I’ve already addressed. It’s a waste of my time.

You’ve addressed the fact that Korea had a higher rate of mortality than Vietnam? I missed it. Cite the comment and I’ll read it.

The same for the links to jubiliations and celebrations of men being killed for being men. I missed that one too, Cite the comment and I’ll read it.

That, or you like like a cheap rug, constantly; and badly.

What about your precious dictionary not listing creep as an insult? You telling me Merriam Webster is wrong? Perhaps you need to take it up with them, not us.

†The Irony (or Farce, it’s hard to tell) is strong with this one. What was it, 1,200 comments of us replying to the same silly point.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

@ cloudiah

It’s not his fault, a mean lady once told him that reading comprehension is for girls.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

HAHAHA, rebukes mean approvals now? Steele, what color is the sky in your world?

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

It could be argued that the moon is made of green cheese.

It could be argued that Mitt Romney has a deep understanding of issues affecting the working class.

It could be argued that Paul Elam is the wisest and most compassionate man since Gandhi.

It could be argued…but you’d have to be a fucking moron to do so.

Steele
Steele
8 years ago

I thought my identity was common knowledge; I am Mikhael Varpole (although the defunct blog I mentioned was not AMBZ; that was a minor side project). I have anonymized my identity so Futrelle cannot continue his threatening campaign against me. Did I not already mention this?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

BTW, every time I see Steele’s username I think “badly written porn”. Just me?

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

I have anonymized my identity so Futrelle cannot continue his threatening campaign against me.

Have you considered reporting him to the SPLC?

Cliff Pervocracy
8 years ago

Oh, okay, it is Mikey. (probably; God knows with these guys)

I have anonymized my identity so Futrelle cannot continue his threatening campaign against me.

He was threatening to disagree with you. Oh noooooo.

(Also, lol at “anonymized” for “sockpuppet.” And double lol at how sockpuppeting somehow protects you?)

I know you want to spin this as “David Futrelle shut down my blog and put me in fear of my safety,” but all David did was make fun of your sockpuppeting and say you’re another stupid MRA. Stop punching yourself in the face and crying “David did it!”

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

Oh, this fucking guy. So, David called you out for using a sock and you shut down your blog. And you didn’t mention being Vapole because…?

Meh. I don’t really care.

Again: Now you can tell us all about which men’s issues make the MRM “necessary” even in the face of child rape apologists like Tom Martin. And what the MRM is doing to address those issues. And how the activism of Martin and Berge advances the cause and addresses those issues effectively.

And what you do, specifically, with the homeless that addresses men’s issues.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

David sure must be a scary guy to be able to make Mikey piss himself just by saying “this person has a blog and it sucks”.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

“*I lied about the car thing”

See, that just proves that feminists and manginas can’t be trusted.

Rutee Katreya
8 years ago

Oh dear, I forgot that chump had a hate crush on me. Shine on, diamond of fail, shine on.

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Well, that does explain why he won’t go away. What else does he have to write about?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

Apparently what Eurosabra does is wander around all day asking everyone with a vagina who he sees to have sex with him, and keeping a detailed spreadsheet on the results to show to his buddies to prove that he has value as a human being.

(Too mean?)

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

(Too mean?)

Nah.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

It was Varpole all along!

What a loser.

Cassandra, not mean enough given some of the shit he’s said.

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

Hey, don’t knock it. Steelepole has gotten far more responses here than he ever got on his blog.

Seriously, am I going to have to pull this one out again?

CassandraSays
CassandraSays
8 years ago

We could amuse ourselves by making up equally cheesy alternatives to “Steele”.

pecunium
pecunium
8 years ago

Steele: But what the fuck do you do? Since I’m fairly sure you’re a privileged upper-middle class individual, my guess is jack fucking shit. You just like to bitch. Kind of like you all incorrectly claim the MRM does.

Me… What’s it to ya? What do you do? You’re self-admittedly (if we take you at fave value) privileged.

Male, in a graduate program (something manly, not humanities), with free time to attend literature lectures. White (strongly implied).

That means you are, almost certainly, upper-middle class; maybe even moderately wealthy.

So you’re standing in a glass house, at the base of an ivory tower, and you think tossing pebbles is going to discomfit us?

You think it’s going to bother Rutee?

That teacher, was righter than she knew.

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

Hee hee! Steelepole! It’s like a porno supervillian name 🙂

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

Hey, don’t knock it. Steelepole has gotten far more responses here than he ever got on his blog.</blockquote?

He's doing very important activism.

pecunium
pecunium
8 years ago

Steele: What structures disadvantage men then? What structures blah men then? Because blah not female-coded blah blah blah

Not really interested in discussing this with you. You’ve clearly made your decision.

You galloping-lackwit. Who are you trying to convince? If you had the analytic skill God gave a mollusc you’d be all over that. Why?

Because there are people who aren’t commenters who read?

Why do we argue with you? It’s not because we think you are suadable (we have a 1,200 comment thread proving that’s not possible). It’s because you make a tolerable cat’s paw for keeping our skills up and because you are obsessive enough on the topic (as Aktivarum was on his pet project) to make keeping the less informed be baffled by you.

But you, you fail at even that. You cede the field, first to me (on Vietnam, and on the lack of actual celebrations of men being killed for being men), and now to Rutee on the subject of the nature of insult.

Don’t worry about us my little chickadee, even if we are too dense, and set in our ways, to be convinced think of all the quietly lurking MRAs; or the fellows whom you manage to convince to come here from your self-aggrandising posts to r/mensrights. Don’t they need to see our lies refuted?

It’s not that I want to encourage you. It’s that I want to make plain that even at the patheticly ineffectual level that you are defining as activism, you fail.

The place you could stand up and be counted. That you could keep up the good fight until you wore us down… you quit. Not just that time, but now this time. It’s not as if the several dozen regulars here are all ganging up on you. You don’t get the attention a Meller, or an NWO, or a Ruby, get.

You certainly aren’t getting what Brandon, got, nor Simon, nor even the level of active response of your hero, Toysoldier.

And you aren’t getting much in the way of invective.

But you can’t hack it. You can’t keep your nose to the grindstone. You are willing to let us set the terms of debate.

That teacher was righter than she knew.

I mean really, Not the MRM. The Movement was issued a rebuke, but not placed on their list. In other words, we were implicitly given the thumbs-up by the SPLC.

So being rebuked means getting a thumbs up? That means you’ve been praising us for days, and hundreds f comments?

I don’t think so.

I was wrong, you aren’t Don Quixote. You’re Walter Mitty.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Now that’s he’s admitted his sockpuppetry, I hope this is the last we see of him until his next pathetic incarnation.

Steele
Steele
8 years ago

It’s because you make a tolerable cat’s paw for keeping our skills up

You keep telling yourself this, buddy.

In reality, you’re obsessive, for lack of a better word, “losers” who feel the need to hang around a vile hateblog hours a day, babbling about the same crap over and over again and patting each other on the back for doing so.

pecunium
pecunium
8 years ago

Steele: What the fuck is this hot mess of nonsensensical gibbering folly?

I thought my identity was common knowledge; I am Mikhael Varpole (although the defunct blog I mentioned was not AMBZ; that was a minor side project). I have anonymized my identity so Futrelle cannot continue his threatening campaign against me. Did I not already mention this?

Which is it, are you publicly yourself, or anonymised?

Make up your mind.

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

In reality, you’re obsessive, for lack of a better word, “losers” who feel the need to hang around a vile hateblog hours a day, babbling about the same crap over and over again and patting each other on the back for doing so.

PROJECTION AND PARANOIA!

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

In reality, you’re obsessive, for lack of a better word, “losers” who feel the need to hang around a vile hateblog hours a day, babbling about the same crap over and over again

Steele said this! Steele said this!

BWAhahahahahahahahaha!

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Steelepole, you’ve been here for a week jerking off in public, so don’t go calling us losers with no lives.

Go fire up your sad ass blog. Admit it, you missed us.

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

In reality, you’re obsessive, for lack of a better word, “losers” who feel the need to hang around a vile hateblog hours a day, babbling about the same crap over and over again and patting each other on the back for doing so.

You do realize that you just spent hours upon hours and dozens of posts doing the exact same thing, right?

I wonder how many men’s issues you could’ve worked on addressing with that time?

captainbathrobe
captainbathrobe
8 years ago

Think Steelepole just implicitly gave us the thumbs up.

Steele
Steele
8 years ago

I “ceded the field” to Rutee because as I’ve said, there’s really no point in engaging her any longer. She’s got her opinions, and they are sure as heck not changing. It would be a hot time sink.

I stand by what I’ve said. That is my position. There’s really nothing to expand upon.

It’s because you make a tolerable cat’s paw for keeping our skills up

And by the way, what “skills” are you talking about? You repeat the same tired old talking points in your echo chamber month after month. There’s no disagreement because you’re all semi-extreme feminists with basically the same opinions on everything.

And again, Pecunium, I’m done with you. You’re a pretentious, disingenuous jackass. You’ve proven that in spades over at AMBZ, so I don’t know why I bothered here.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

The whole thing makes his earlier “Ew, I wouldn’t deign to comment on Manboobz” bullshit even funnier. Hyp-o-crite.

Cliff Pervocracy
8 years ago

I don’t think someone who apparently hasn’t SLEPT in the last week gets to tell us we spend too much time here.

Dracula
Dracula
8 years ago

And again, Pecunium, I’m done with you. You’re a pretentious, disingenuous jackass.

Ha ha, yeah right! And you you even have a hint of the irony of this statement?