When news of the Norwegian atrocity first broke, I caught it on CNN. The news net drafted-in a Norwegian journalist for some instant analysis. “We are a peaceful nation,” he protested, shaking his proverbial head. A media meme was born. A native-born spree killer shoots scores of children in a country that prohibits private ownership of firearms for defensive purposes and the press plays up the country’s non-violence. Hello? Like every nation on earth, Norway’s history is written in blood. From the Viking period to its struggle against Nazi tyranny to the war in Afghanistan, Norway has been and always will be a nation of warriors. Just like every other nation on earth. Turning your back on that tradition, both as a society and individually, leaves you open to slaughter. Just sayin’.