Skip to comments.Holocaust Museum Shooter: Christian hating Socialist
Posted on 06/11/2009 7:59:25 AM PDT by Stepan12
James Von Brunns writings dont sound very right-wing.
On June 10, the nation tragically witnessed a memorial dedicated to commemorating an atrocity become the site of yet more death. Just before 1 p.m., longtime neo-Nazi James Wenneker Von Brunn entered the Holocaust Museum on the National Mall and opened fire in an attempt to complete the Final Solution his hero had left tentative, an omission Von Brunn dubbed Hitlers biggest mistake. As former Defense Secretary Bill Cohen wandered the museum grounds, Von Brunn killed Stephen T. Johns, a black security officer, then was shot himself. As of this writing, the 88-year-old is in critical condition.
The white-wing fringe greeted the news with predictable joy. Its most popular website, Stormfront.org, saluted White Racialist Treasure: James Von Brunn in 2004; a thoughtful reader, seeing Von Brunn had backed up his recent threats with deadly action, wrote yesterday, Definitely needs a bump today. Another hoped the shooting would cause Americans to believe taking their children to Holocaust memorials is now an insurance risk.
Yet racists are not alone in their glee. Leftists have decided to exploit Von Brunns madness to engender fear of rampant conservative terrorism. They overlook one point: the shooter was not a conservative.
A review of his lengthy associations reveals Von Brunn hardly fits the stereotype of a Religious Right, GOP precinct captain. He denounced the Christian faith as a dastardly Jewish conspiracy, a HOAX invented by the Apostle Paul to DESTROY ROMAN CULTURE from within by undermining its pagan virility. (All screaming capitalization and grammatical errors in this piece appear in the original.) Like others on the racist fringe, the shooter proclaimed clearly: SOCIALISM, represents the future of the West.
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There was a guy on Beck’s show last night who said something to this effect. Essentially, right-wingers are compassionate individualists. They would not seek out the death of a person due to race, religion, etc.
In this case, the guy is an admitted racist, bigot, and anti-semite—that catapults him to the left side of the aisle and their “equality” collectivists.
This article doesn’t surprise me.
The usually staid Alan Colmes smeared the mainstream conservative website FreeRepublic.com, an attack quickly recycled by a ThinkProgress.org reader, who added this sterling political analysis: There isn't really a line drawn between the right wing base and neo-Nazis any more. It's a single continuum, and freepers is right there in that gray area.
I guess the Christian compassion is not very much to his liking.
Please don’t refer to crooks, bums, killers and lunatics as gentlemen. They are difinitively not.
Practically anyone can post on Free Republic and not all the posts are gems.
difinitively = definitively
But I put gentlemen (actually gentleman) in italics! Italics are used for emphasis and, also, for irony. I was using italics when referring to him for irony. It's a common practice.
A liberal Nazi bent on murder! Who would have thought... /sarc
I find it funny that Obama and all the MSM talking heads talk about this racist, white supremacist and his hatred towards Jews and Blacks, but they can’t bring themselves to say the same thing about Obama’s boy “Reverend” Wright and his racist comments towards Jews and White people.
Great article. I’m passing this along. Thanks for posting it.
With all the assassin’s anti-Christian rants, he most reminds me of Obama and his people.
They are right of communist but left of liberal and even further left of conservatives Calling Nazis right wing is a liberal trick to put conservative in the same bucket as Nazis but liberal ideology is much closer
But to be fair, it's also true that on our side we often lump liberals of many different types and temperaments in the same wicked grouping too. I think both sides would do well to show a little maturity and realize that not everybody opposed to their view of things is an evil enemy. Our republic presupposes that people are mature enough to handle political differences without falling to political hysterics.
Racist Leftist goes beserk. Got it.
He definitely has a lot more in common with 0bama’s crowd (Wright, Farakhan, Black Panthers, Muslims, etc)
than with any conservative.
There's no group in the world that generates comments that are all gems. None.
But the reality is this...there is virtually no anti-semitism here on FR...quite the opposite.
This shooter was as far from FR's general mentality as night is from day. I'm surprised to hear that Little Green Footballs bashed FR. I thought they were pretty much like this forum.
I’m sure that Napolitano is updating her targeted profile. < /s>
Ah, more news that’s not fit to be reported by the Lame Stream Media (because it doesn’t fit in with their agenda).
LGF has changed and not for the better. They bash courageous groups such as Vlams Beggan (sp) and smear Jewish heroine, Pamela Gellar. I think they also blasted Free Republic Shooting at Holocaust Museum in DC (LGF smears Free Republic Again). for letting a post or comment slip by -- I think about Obama's lack of a birth certificate.
Christian Hating Socialist
headline wording which could be interpreted to mean the opposite of what it means.
What BS to link FR with this event. FR could not be more pro Israel.
I bet Von Brunn is a huge fan of KKK Byrd.
LGF is now a steaming pile of cow crap with the flies swarming around.
I think along the lines of this, LGF blasted Vlams Beggan or Filip De Winter (sp), even though De Winter or someone at Vlams Beggan got beaten up for supporting Israel.
They're making out these people to be secret squirrel Nazis and it is both ridiculous and vicious.
The only difference is Obama is a black supremecists socialist and this guy was a white supremecist socialist.
For whatever reason, all socialists hate Jews (even atheist socialists like Stalin).
Hitler was a SOCIALIST...his LABOR PARTY was built on the premise that the people should work for the STATE. That is leftist. Period.
Thanks for the ping.
This really should be a “must read” or whatever the equivalent FR has.
You'll hear none of this from the drive by media or Shepard Smith.
REGISTER SOCIALISTS, NOT GUNS.
You're absolutely right, the hate community straddles both right and left, since the principles uniting them characterize neither. The test should be acceptance. From a political perspective, support from the hate community shouldn't be tolerated because of agreement on a few core issues, whether right or left. On that test I'd say the left is vurnerable. Haters aren't tolerated by the GOP, and rarely by credible political websites.
The LGF article says, “Here’s an article he wrote, posted at Free Republic.” It includes a link. FR is often high on the list of searches for anything conservative, and the Obama birth certificate controversy is one of these. They’re not saying anything about Free Republic, other than naming us as a source.
Thanks for that info, it fits.
It turns out this guy is a neo-Nazi that hates Jews, Israel, Christianity (which he believes is a Jewish hoax), Republicans, believes that 9/11 was an inside job, etc. The mainstream media is still reporting that he’s a “right wing extremist”. In reality, he’s a “left wing extremist”. They’re doing a good job of hanging him around the necks of conservatives.
Anti-Christian, Anti-Jew, 9-11 Truther
Sounds like an Obama supporter or a typical poster at DU.
I am disgusted by the incessant media coverage and government attention to this one racist killer.
Not a fraction of the attention was given to Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad the Muslim killer who shot up the Arkansas military recruitment center and killed Pvt. William Long (RIP). It was hardly covered by the media and took a day to release the info that he was a Muslim jihadist.
One would think that 9/11 was caused by white racists not Muslim jihadists given the media focus. Welcome to the Obama Muslim world.
Von Brunn’s irrational, hateful anti-Semitism placed him directly in the same elite club as every liberal democrat in the US.
And it’s probably no coincidence that his murderous rampage followed by just one day Jeremiah Wright’s equally hateful rant against “them Jews,” which, I’m convinced, emboldened Von Brunn to act on their shared anti-Semitism.
No one will listen... ALL true, but no one cares
Nazis are no different from the left.
Oh yeah. I remember the Pittsburgh police killer was also a 9/11 Truther. Those 9/11 Truthers are violent.
“No one will listen... ALL true, but no one cares”
It really is amazing.
Nazis ARE left.
They were avid socialists.
Not sure how they got equated with the “right.”
You’re absolutely correct. This monster was not right wing.
The Muzzie who shot the recruiters in Ark was a 9-11 truther as well.
Van Brunn also decried the browning of America and wrote of a Jewish conspiracy to destroy the White gene-pool. He posted to various right-wing websites, including Free Republic, where this cached thread (the original was taken down) contains anti-Obama rants. As such, he was also part of the birther movement claiming there is no valid birth certificate for President Obama. The sad part about this is that we have elected officials trying to give this craziness credibility. Congressman Bill Posey of Florida introduced a bill that would require presidential candidates to file copies of birth certificates, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia is a co-sponsor. Interesting company they keep.As I posted on Alan Colmes (oddly taken down) and many other sites, Von Brunn was never a Freeper or poster. One and only one of his pieces was cross posted from another site. The "Birther" failed to do any research, believing only what was written, and posted this drivel. (Note the irony).
On a larger point, this is one reason why Birthers are poisonous. It attracts kooks that destroy everything they touch. And the very concept is kooky. If the story had any merit, Hillary would have disqualified Obama in January 2008. The Obama camp and later administration provided enough information to discredit the story, but not enough for those who wish to beleive. To be blunt, Birthers are useful idiots for the left.
“Not sure how they got equated with the right.”
Exactly and if people knew history they would understand. I read a quote by Hitler where he said in 1927 -
“We are socialists. We are enemies of today’s capitalistic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”
Well afterall the KKK was formed as the terrorist wing of the Democratic party unfortunately most lefties don’t bother to learn history and just take what someone told them as fact. The national archives contains letters from the south after the civil war asking for help to stop the KKK from lynching both blacks and republican’s!
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