The poisonous lies that came from Norway spread out and infected an entire sub-culture. In Norway the entire society was soaked in lies about me, but abroad only the black metal sub-culture was infected. At least initially. And all of this happened whilst I was in prison, often knowing nothing about it, always being unable to do much – if anything at all – about the little I got to know about. I was in prison anyhow, so I had other concerns. I spent 10 years on isolation, and another 6 years amongst criminals, and just trying to survive mentally was a big enough challenge. Why would I worry if some arseholes – pardon my language – pretended to be me on the outside, and said stupid things in my name? I thought people were smart enough to understand that they could not be me, and that what they said could not be true. Alas! The naivity… Alas!
The lies from Soviet Norway grew and multiplied, and they were allowed to be cultivated pretty much sans objections from me. Naturally I tried to object, when I could, but when I did I was not heard. I tried to speak up, but who would let me? The Norwegian media only wanted negative news, filth, to support their image of me as an ‘evil incarnate’. Some did let me speak, but their magazines were small and rare, and it was to little avail – and when I did try to defend myself I was ‘of course’ attacked for that too: for being an attention whore. The lies prevailed. Their fictional image of Varg Vikernes prevailed.
In 2003 I received a letter from a Russian gentleman, who wanted to help me amend this situation, by making a Burzum website that was supposed to fight the lies, by concentrating all the truths on one website. That way all the lies spread by others, about me or in my name, would be at least weakened in force. It was a start, a good start, but we were fighting against all odds. What would one website be able to do against the might of the propaganda machine of Soviet Norway, and the hordes of duped metal-heads spreading their vile lies? Some of them even did it thinking they helped me by doing so!
Now, do you think that was what I wanted to spend my time on, when I finally got out of prison, in 2009? Should I spend all my time arguing on different forums, write articles and give interviews, to expose the many lies? No. I had better things to do. Trying to argue with trolls, complete idiots with no life of their own and individuals working actively to just spread lies about you is in any case useless. It most of the time will even be counter-productive.
At times though, I still spend some time trying to correct and explain – like I do here and now. It is not in my nature to accept injustice. Hopefully a day will come when the truth is appreciated, when justice will prevail, and even though nobody will care to listen today, then perhaps better men will listen in the future: dig up old information and find the truth, under the many layers of lies.
As you can understand, I say this now because next week I will go to court in Paris, the 3rd of June, at 13:00, and I risk not only the lies of the prosecutor, ordered by certain politicians in France to present false evidence against me in order to harm me as much as possible, but also the lies of the propagandists of the mainstream media. I know that some of them are aware of the injustice I am being exposed to when I am charged with “racism, anti-Semitism and apology for war crimes and crimes against humanity”. I know that some few of them are there to tell the truth, and I hope that many – or even most – of them will do the same, but wise from harm, I have no expectations, and I wish to warn you in advance, of what might come.
The wind is turning though, the enemies of Europe are losing the battle, and more and more Europeans, even journalists and editors of mainstream media, have started to at least try to do the right thing – to stop letting small groups of ruthless anti-European gangsters dictate what and how they are going to report.
Europe has a proud history of justice, only interrupted for short periods of time every now and then, by periods of injustice – coming from the ‘head’, but never reaching all the way down to the ‘toes’. We are in one such period of injustice, it is mostly at the ‘head’ level and we are at the end of it – and we are because the injustic is so extreme and so random, it is harming Europe and Europeans so much, and it is so massive that it beomes harder and harder for ordinary Europeans not to see it – as clear and bright as the blue sky itself. The good thing then, when individuals like me are being viciously attacked by politicians who hate Europe and everything European and whose loyalty lies elsewhere (quand même!), is that it becomes so clear and so obvious that we need a change: we need to return to and embrace Justice!
Fellow Europeans, good men and women, gentlemen and ladies, journalists and editors; no matter what happens to me the 3rd of June, use it for all it is worth to disarm the enemies of Justice – the enemies of everything European.
Hail Justice! Hail Europe!