Thursday, June 11, 2009

White Supremacist Shooting At Holocaust Museum / The Danger of FoX News & Media Misinformation & Propaganda

" When the Department of Homeland Security issued a report warning of potential violence by "right-wing extremists," the right-wingers of the internet were enraged. Then some right-wing extremists started killing people."
Quote From Gawker, June 10, 2009

UPDATE:11:47 AM , June 11, 2009

Hannity & Fox News go ballistic & accuse Homeland Security of unjustly targeting Conservatives & the Religious Right- They don't mention that the report was called for by The Bush administration

Conservative Media Freaked Out Over DHS Report On Right Wing Extremists

So with the shooting incident by a White Supremacist anti-Semite I've had to update this post as a result of this shooting incident at the Holocaust museum in Washington this ratchets up the violence from the right whose rhetoric is being turned into action .

Words Do Have consequences.

The more the right, the Conservatives, the Religious Right, & their Media echo chamber & the Holier Than Thou Republican Party ratchets up their incendiary rhetoric telling their already angry & somewhat fearful & paranoid base that President Obama is destroying America & has some sort of nefarious secret agenda there is probably more violence to come.

But the right will make their excuses while talking about how they want Obama & his policies to fail & that they & their followers or listeners should do everything possible to ensure Obama's policies fail - though after each act of violence they condemn the action but then go on to say ( see Beck, O'Reilly, Randall Terry, Ann Coulter etc.) they will still not change their rhetoric or stop their fear mongering & knowingly promulgating misinformation & even lies about Obama just to stir up their violent prone paranoid base.

" Holocaust Museum Shooting In Washington D.C." by Nafeesa Syeed at Huff Post , June 10,2009

— An elderly gunman opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, gravely wounding a security guard before being shot. Authorities said they were investigating a white supremacist as the suspect.

The assailant and his victim were both hospitalized, said Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, who added that the gunman was in critical condition.


" Suspect in Washington's Holocaust Museum Shooting Is a White Supremacist "Agence France Presse.( June 10, 2009.A gunman opened fire at the Holocaust museum, hitting a security guard before being wounded himself.

" The Rise of Right-Wing Violence " from Gawker June 10, 2009

When the Department of Homeland Security issued a report warning of potential violence by "right-wing extremists," the right-wingers of the internet were enraged. Then some right-wing extremists started killing people.

Three—three!—political shootings by right-wing extremists does actually make a trend, mostly because it's not accidental that the crazies are turning violent now. Right-wing domestic terror, weirdly, spikes when the right-wing media step up the intensity and violence of their rhetoric—which they happen to do when Democrats are in charge. Hey, remember Oklahoma City? Guess what: now we don't just have a regular Democrat president, we have a black man who is a secret Muslim! Sean Hannity and Dick Cheney and Bill O'Reilly tell the nuts that the nation is literally in danger because a terrorist has stolen the White House. So what happens then?

What happens is Scott Roeder, the Kansas resident who murdered Dr. George Tiller at church because he was an anti-abortion fanatic with ties to, hey, a right-wing extremist group.

There was Jim Adkisson, who shot up a Unitarian church, killing two, because he hated liberals and gays.

And now there is the White Supremacist who just shot up the goddamn Holocaust Museum. He is, of course, named "James Von Brunn," and he is 89 years old! And, obviously, he writes crazy things, on the internet. He is also a World War II vet? For the Allies!

...So, yes, maybe this is the sort of person the Department of Homeland Security should be keeping an eye on? As long as that doesn't offend Michelle Malkin!


Above article forgot to mention:

also remember the fourth recent incident of Richard Poplawski in Pittsburgh in April who killed three police officers as Gary Kamiya wrote in his article at Salon.Com They're coming to take our guns away : Cop killer Richard Poplawski is an extremist. But amid the deafening din of the right wing's anti-government rhetoric, how extreme is he?
on Saturday with an AK-47, was just a right-wing nutcase. A devotee of the white supremacist Web site Stormfront, Poplawski believed that the United States was controlled by a secret Jewish cabal that had a master plan to abrogate freedom of speech and use the U.S. military to police Americans.

It would be easy for us to cordon Poplawski off, pretend that his ugly and paranoid worldview had nothing to do with the Obama hatred spouted by the American right. But the truth is that Poplawski's hateful views cannot be separated from the increasingly extreme ideology and rhetoric that characterize the contemporary American conservative movement. As his friend, Edward Perkovic, told the Associated Press, Poplawski feared "the Obama gun ban that's on the way" and "didn't like our rights being infringed upon."

Such obsessions don't come out of a vacuum. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the GOP have been whipping up hatred and fear of Obama and "liberal Democrats" for years. Joined by the National Rifle Association, which has run false and irresponsible ads claiming that Obama is planning to take away Americans' guns, they have encouraged and helped to create a pathological right-wing subculture in which free-floating hatred of "the government" mixes with a maniacal fetish for guns. Poplawski is the diseased fruit of that ugly tree.

also see: Rachel Maddow: Right-Wing Terrorism Must Be Stopped By Rachel Maddow, MSNBC. June 8, 2009 at

The tactics of anti-choice extremists are designed to change policy by terrorizing Americans. How do we stop them from committing violent acts?

Editor's Note: The following is an edited version of a transcript from the Rachel Maddow Show.

Pro-Lifer violence results in Dr. Tiller's death & the shutting down of his clinic permanently.

In Kansas Pro-Lifers after 35 years have won but where is the outrage. Why is Obama & especially Hillary Clinton who claimed to be a champion of women's rights silent is it because the issue is too touchy or because they too are really anti-abortion & uninterested in American Women's reproductive rights.

"James W. Von Brunn: Holocaust Museum Shooting Suspect Is White Supremacist" at huff post, June 10,2009

" Horrible: Dr. Tiller's Wichita Clinic Will Shut Down For Good " by Liliana Segura, AlterNet at 11:36 AM on June 9, 2009.

"The family of Dr. George Tiller announces that effective immediately, Women's Health Care Services, Inc., will be permanently closed."

" It's Time to "Profile" Potential Killers of Abortion Providers " by Norm Stamper at huff Post June 10,2009

...But often enough that the police, paying careful, sustained, individualized attention to people like Roeder, could dramatically reduce violence and save lives.

As far back as 1982, we learned that anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of all criminals commit approximately 80 percent of all (non-drug related) crimes. When a criminal like Scott Roeder establishes a clear pattern of violent and destructive behavior he cries out to be "profiled" by the police. Especially in an era when people like William James O'Reilly (whose Fox TV producers engage in their own form of stalking) demonize the legal conduct of doctors like George Tiller. (O'Reilly's smirking self-righteousness cannot mask the fact that he's helped inflame the passions and harden the criminal resolve of the fixated edges of the anti-reproductive rights movement.)

It's heartening to note that Attorney General Eric Holder has dispatched U.S. Marshals to abortion clinics across the country in order to provide an extra measure of protection and security.

But why does it take yet another killing to spur responsible law enforcement action?

FoX News & Media Misinformation& Propaganda

Conservative Misinformation University Salutes The Class Of 2009

More misinformation & ugly & incendiary rhetoric from Republicans:

Limbaugh: "God Does Not Have A Birth Certificate And Neither Does Obama" June 10, 2009

The Rachel Maddow Show, "GOP Conspiracy Theories" - 5/12/09

Feel the love with Pat Robertson:

Robertson: Abuse By A "Coach" Or "Guidance Counselor" Or "Other Male Figure" "Made" Many Homosexual

Michelle Backmann promotes conspiracy theory that Obama is planning to change U.S. Currency creating a new currency :

MSNBC Hardball: Michelle Bachman's Fear's about the Dollar

Bachmann: "Gangster Government" Turning U.S. Into "Sinking Titanic" by Suasna Crile at huff Post, June 10,2009

Congresswoman Michelle Bachman took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday to call out the "gangster government." She also likened America to the sinking Titanic.

"We will always be a superpower," she said. "But one thing that has kept us a superpower has been freedom, free market economists. We are in the process of watching the deconstruction of free market economists before our very eyes, something we have never seen. But as the ice ripped that hole in the Titanic, water started being taken on, and the engineer came out and brought the blueprint of the Titanic. Water came into the first chamber, spilled over to the second, spilled over to the third, and by the time it filled up so many chambers, it was over. It was impossible to resurrect that ship."

Conservaives & Republicans like Rush Limbaugh would prefer more Americans to lose their jobs than have Obama or GM not fail- they have little concern for the average Americans & are more interested in having their ideology supported.

" Limbaugh: GM and Obama Must Fail" by Steve parker at Huff Post, June 10,2009

A pair of right-wing radio hosts says there's only one choice for conservatives angry about government involvement in the auto industry: Boycott GM.

"Nobody wants to support an Obama company," Rush Limbaugh told his audience Friday, citing a poll showing that 17 percent of Americans backed a boycott of GM.

"Every dollar spent with GM is a dollar spent against free enterprise," conservative talker

..."While it's not surprising that Rush Limbaugh would root for the failure of a national institution for partisan political gain, it is surprising that the other so-called leaders of the Republican party are silently going along with him given how many hard working Americans rely on GM for a living," said DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan.

and so it goes,

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