Wednesday, June 10, 2009


The Holocaust Museum shooter was a white man and not, as many on the right fervently believed (hoped?), a Muslim. Ah, but according to Debbie Schlussel, he was kind of an honorary Muslim:

Much is being made by Muslims and their many defenders on the left--and the ignoramus "conservatives" at Hot Air ... --that the shooter of several people (one now dead) at the U.S. Holocaust Museum is not a Muslim but a White guy, James W. Von Brunn, who is a neo-Nazi.

But that is a distinction without a difference. In fact, it is because of Muslims--who are the biggest contributor to the worldwide rise in anti-Semitism to Holocaust-eve levels--that neo-Nazis feel comfortable--far more comfortable!--manifesting their views about Jews....

Mr. Von Brunn has been on this planet for 89 years, and he didn't feel comfortable shooting up a Holocaust museum until now--this new era of "tolerance," in which we must tolerate the most extremist Muslim behaviors and sentiments....

Make no mistake. Muslims created this atmosphere where hatred of the Jews is okay and must be "tolerated" as a legitimate point of view. The shooting today is just yet another manifestation emanating from that viewpoint....

Yeah, right -- Von Brunn was so abashed in his hatreds until now:

When his ex-wife met him in the mid-1960s, he was a wine swiller consumed by hatred.

"[It] ate him alive like a cancer," said the 69-year-old woman, who did not want her name used....

"He would talk about what the world would become in 20 or 30 years, that most of the country would be governed by black governors and that the Jewish people owned the media."

...On Dec. 7, 1981, von Brunn barged into the Federal Reserve in Washington, with a revolver, a sawed-off shotgun and a knife.

He wanted to take hostage Carter administration adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and Paul Volcker, chairman of the Fed's board of governors, "to focus attention on high interest rates."

He was captured by a guard and sentenced to 11 years in prison in 1983. "[I was] convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for 11 years by a Jew judge," he wrote....

Ah, but he didn't actually kill anybody back then, at the Federal Reserve, so it's sort of like he was, y'know, harmless, right? And the Fed? No big whoop. It's not as if anti-Semites associate Jews with money, right?


This is a viler version of the argument we heard back when Imus called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos":

Imus is the softest of soft targets. The same can't be said for the black rap shock-jocks. They made Imus possible. They gave him the rapper's bad-housekeeping seal of approval to bash and trash black women.

Imus the aging white guy actually said "nappy-headed hos," but it was young black rappers who made him do it. Brilliant theory -- except that Imus had been doing racist comedy since the 1970s -- literally since before the first rap record.

I don't know if anyone but Schlussel will have the gall to make this kind of argument about Von Brunn, but I won't be surprised if we hear some form of it again.

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