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Friday, June 12, 2009

Holocaust Memorial Museum Shooter Was ...... A Killer. Period

The blogosphere is so focused on determining whether James von Brunn, the man who went into the Holocaust Memorial Museum and shot and killed Stephen Tyrone Johns, was a right wing extremist or a left wing extremist, what everyone is forgetting is that it doesn't matter... he was a killer.


The man is a white supremacist, appears to have hated the world, including Fox News and the Weekly Standard, Bush, Obama, McCain and politicians far left, far right and moderate.

The man is an anti-Semitic nutcase, a murderer, a killer.

A registered Democrat, according to Macsmind or right wing because he is a white supremacist, according to the left? Does it matter?

Does his ideology fit either party, where cold bloodily shooting and killing a man in the prime of his life is something considered "party worthy"?

The Politico, linked above:

The suggestion that the Standard may have been a target complicates any view of the racist shooter in contemporary left-right terms. Von Brunn's white supremacist roots put him under the rubric of a "right-wing extremist," but the substance of his views -- which included everything from believing that President Bush may have been in on the September 11 attacks to denying that President Obama is an American citizen -- are too far on the fringe to fit into conventional political classification.


Call him nutcase. Call him a wackjob. A murderer.

But let us not try to fit him into some mold and generalize about how all of any one party must be extremists, simply because one man decided that shooting another was somehow justified because of where the man worked.