Thursday, June 11, 2009


From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

Guard killed at Holocaust Museum

An 88-year-old gunman with a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, fatally wounding a security guard before being shot himself by other officers, authorities said.

The assailant was hospitalized in critical condition, leaving behind a sprawling investigation by federal and local law enforcement and expressions of shock from the Israeli government and a prominent Muslim organization.


Von Brunn has a racist, anti-Semitic Web site and wrote a book titled "Kill the Best Gentiles," alleging a Jewish conspiracy "to destroy the white gene pool." Writings attributed to von Brunn on the Internet say the Holocaust was a hoax. "At Auschwitz the 'Holocaust' myth became Reality, and Germany, cultural gem of the West, became a pariah among world nations," one says.

In 1983, he was convicted of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board and served more than six years in prison. He was arrested two years earlier outside the room where the board was meeting, carrying a revolver, knife and sawed-off shotgun. At the time, police said von Brunn wanted to take the members hostage because of high interest rates and the nation's economic difficulties.

More here.

Less than two weeks ago, a right-wing anti-abortion terrorist assassinated an abortion provider. A few months back another right-wing terrorist opened fire in a Unitarian church because he wanted to kill liberals. Yesterday, a right-wing white-supremacist neo-Nazi terrorist opened fire at the Holocaust Museum, killing a guard. All Americans, all conservatives. All willing to kill their fellow countrymen to further their conservative political views. And that's terrorism.

Are the right-wingers who freaked out over DHS's warning a couple of months ago about dangerous "right-wing extremism" going to apologize now? Probably not, which is just so fucking typical.

But really. This is starting to be a big fucking problem, and I think it's only going to get worse.