The hunger striker is Anders Breivik and his grievance is the lack of variety in the video-games provided to him during his imprisonment.
I SWEAR I am not making this up. Here it is…And from FoxNews no less:
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik reportedly is threatening to go on a hunger strike for better video games and other demands.
Breivik, who is serving a 21-year prison sentence for killing 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime massacre, sent a typed list of demands to prison authorities in November, AFP reported.
The 35-year-old describes his current prison conditions as “torture,” and went on to demand better walking accommodations, the right to communicate freely and a PS3 game console.
“Other inmates have access to adult games while I only have the right to play less entertaining kids games. One example is ‘Rayman Revolution,’ a game aimed at three year olds,” Breivik reportedly wrote, according to a letter received by AFP.
The story was picked up by the AFP (which enjoys a lavish Havana bureau, by the way) and is now everyplace from the International Business Times to Yahoo News.
In an intellectually sane world a concurrent hunger strike by a black freedom-fighter and torture-victim named Jorge Luís García Pérez in a nation ruled by a Stalinist/Apartheid regime –a nation absolutely LOUSY with international press bureaus, by the way–in an intellectually sane world this……oh what’s the point…..
Furthermore, in an intellectually sane world the head of a regime that murdered more political prisoners per capita in its first three years in power than Hitler’s murdered in its first six, and jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror–in an intellectually sane world…oh what’s the point……