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A ‘Right-Wing,’ ‘Christian’ Hate Crime

The Holocaust Museum shooter has absolutely nothing to do with the labels he's been given.

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Rand Simberg

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June 11, 2009 - 8:30 am
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Let me head off the next slander, soon to come — as it did about Tim McVeigh, who was agnostic.

This guy was no Christian. Oh yeah, he uses the word quite a bit in the book, but only to repeat the various blood libels and to point out how the Christians have suffered at the hands of the Jews. Others, with stronger stomachs than me, waded through all the insanity and hate of the full volume, and verified that in fact he is anti-Christian. He believes that “socialism represents the future of the west,” and that the Bush administration was behind 9/11 — putting him firmly in the camp of the left, not the right.

Christians, to him, are just props on the stage of his hateful passion play. Which, of course, makes the Navy rear admiral who endorses him on the web site a dupe. No Christian could have written such a screed.

Yeah, I know — I sound like a Muslim apologist, who says that bin Laden was acting un-Islamic, and that Islam is a “Religion of PeaceTM, bla, bla, bla.”

But you know, while I don’t believe in it — and there were certainly a lot of religious wars fought by Christians, against both non-Christians and other Christians (but none recently) — the New Testament, and Christ’s words, really were those of peace. I find it very telling that I could find no quote from the New Testament in von Brunn’s screed. Just a lot of made-up stuff from the Talmud and Old Testament cribbed from the lies of the Protocols.

In light of all the information that we continue to unearth about him, some have suggested that, rather than fitting the traditional DHS/MSM notion of the deranged right-wing extremist, he resembles much more the president’s former (and future?) pastor.  But perhaps the most amusing way that he breaks the established media template is that (assuming that he’s not lying), he majored in journalism.  So perhaps we have a new extremist terrorist profile with which we should be concerned.  Instead of looking under their beds for right-wing veterans, members of the press might keep a close eye on their own their hate-filled colleagues.

Punish this guy as a domestic terrorist, but please, don’t give us any slanderous blather about how he was a “right-winger,” or a “conservative,” or a “Christian.” He’s not, any more than the British National Party (basically a spiffed-up albionized version of the German National Socialist Workers Party also known as “Nazis”) is. Perhaps it’s time for both the media and the Department of Homeland Security to update their templates as to which side of the political spectrum represents the greatest threat to our security, and to stop libeling those “right-wingers” who have defended the Jews most vociferously, both here and abroad, for the past decades, by associating them with a vile leftist monster like James von Brunn.

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Rand Simberg is a recovering aerospace engineer and a consultant in space commercialization, space tourism and Internet security. He offers occasionally biting commentary about infinity and beyond at his weblog, Transterrestrial Musings.
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