Thursday, June 11, 2009

Supremacy is a fallacy.

At 12:40pm on Wednesday the 10th, a racist, antisemitic, "hardcore" supremacist, 88-year old man walked into the lobby of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and shot a security guard. This man, James W. von Brunn, was arrested in 1981 for walking into another government building with a gun and a goal of shooting a guard. He seems to have spend a fair amount of his life writing hateful things on the Internet, such as describing his prior arrest and conviction in 1981 as being "convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge." Clearly this is a man with a lot of anger and a lot of issues, who somewhere along the lines began to believe that he was superior to other people and that violence was the only way to make that clear. So he walk into a sacred space to help people remember the horrors of violence that occurred to one group at the hands of another who thought they were superior, shoots a security guard who had never seen nor done anything to him before, injures a couple of other people, and he is still alive at a local hospital. Seriously, readers, when will people learn that violence is not the answer and that no one is superior to anyone else? WTF?

Washington Post Article

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

apparently, even more WTF, is the fact that he is part of the ideology of denying the holocaust, yet, he served during World War II...