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Comment #2197127 by Fabiana Mi

Fabiana Mi Mar 5th 2014, 8:09 PM #

I guess you have to decide which is more important, worrying that Breivik will gain some sort of twisted pleasure from this memorial, or the potential for the 69 families affected to gain some sort of closure from it. I think latter outweighs the former every time

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Norway's memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning

Norway's memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning

The winning entry from Jonas Dahlberg shows part of a nearby promontory cleaved in two.

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    Favourite Ronan Stokes
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    Mar 5th 2014, 7:01 PM

    But he’s mad. You can’t control the thoughts and emotions of a mad man. He will think and feel what he wants to, irrespective of logic or decency.

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    Favourite Shanti
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    Mar 5th 2014, 7:11 PM

    I do realise that, it’s just while it’s a memorial for those who died, it’s also a monument to the actions of said mad man..
    I said I was torn; not that I disagreed with the principle.

    It’s like the media coverage school shootings get – it makes it look like a great way for a nutjob to get their 15 minutes of fame, even though that is explicitly not the intention.

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    Mar 5th 2014, 7:19 PM

    It’s a valid point you raised, thats why I replied instead of red thumbing. But personally id see it as a way for wider society to connect and empathise with the victims.

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    Mar 5th 2014, 8:09 PM

    I guess you have to decide which is more important, worrying that Breivik will gain some sort of twisted pleasure from this memorial, or the potential for the 69 families affected to gain some sort of closure from it. I think latter outweighs the former every time

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    Mar 5th 2014, 9:00 PM

    Agreed.. I wouldn’t think halting a memorial would ever be a good thing..

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