I am writing this after 48 hours of detainment with little sleep and bad food (honestly, I would have preferred lutefisk). I want to let everyone know that I am in good health and in good spirits. I was treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism by the Norwegian police, who were “just following orders” that were apparently cooked up in close collaboration with Communist or “antifa” smear-merchants.
I was cut off from the outside world for nearly 48 hours, until Monday morning. Except for a brief phone call to Frodi Midjord to help the police gather all my luggage, I was allowed only to communicate with the police and my lawyer’s assistant. I couldn’t read the news or contact people who were worried about me.
When I was finally given my phone back Monday morning, I actually knew less about my situation than many of my friends who were following the press. I did not know, for instance, that when I asked for a lawyer, the man who took the case was J. C. Elden, who is a celebrity in Norway. I will write out more detailed reports when I have a chance to read press coverage and confer with my lawyer.
I am very touched by the hundreds of messages of support that I received, and more than a little amused by the hate mail. I will answer all the supportive letters. I will read some of the hate mail out on my next podcast.
I have also been asked for interviews and comments from many news sources. I am going to say “yes” to most of the alternative news sites, but I am saying “no” to any mainstream news platform that uses the dishonest smear “white supremacist” to describe me. I have made it very clear why I reject this term (see here and here), and there have to be consequences for the journalists who are dishonest — or simply lazy — enough to use it.
I am now home. Originally, I was to have been deported, but I was also told that I was not banned from Norway and could return the very next day if I wanted. I was informed that a deportation flight had been booked for Monday morning. Then, on Sunday night, I was told that I was free to go at any time and could book a flight anywhere in the world. But apparently there was not enough time to do this, or this decision was overruled, because I was not given the opportunity to book such a flight. I was also told that if I wanted, I could simply stay in Norway to appeal my case.
Since I wanted to go home, and since the deportation flight was the quickest and cheapest option (it was paid for by the Norwegian government), I took the flight. I also thought it would be an interesting experience — and it was. I can highly recommend being deported from Norway. It is infinitely better than normal air travel, true V.I.P. treatment: no long lines at security, no crowded departure lounges, no endless queues, first on and off the plane, people driving you to and from the terminal, etc. But, as I understand it, I was not really deported in a legal sense.
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