“It’s better to be strong than right.”- James von Brunn, Holocaust Museum killer
If you think the killing of a security guard at Washington’s Holocaust Museum is an isolated incident, you are as deluded as those who think Hitler invented hatred and genocide. Check out gun sales since Obama was elected. Here in Utah, Ground Zero for right-wing paranoia, the mania to purchase as much ammo and weaponry as possible was purportedly spurred by Obama’s positions on gun control. But perceived and illusory political positions are always the same excuse used by right-wing and fundamentalist knuckleheads to do anything violent and illegal.
Killing abortion doctors, driving ATVs through protected areas, and other violent, illegal acts have been standard operating procedure for Republican, right-wing, Christian, white, mostly male Americans who whine loudly and incessantly about maintaining freedom, law and order while doing everything they can to circumvent it. The last African-American lynched in America was in 1923. The reasons lynchings have been replaced by shootings are because guns are more prevalent and efficient, and you don’t need to waste precious time organizing a group. It has nothing to do with the legality of bearing arms and the illegality of mob hangings.
It’s more than ironic. It’s pathetic and exemplary of the importance that the white, Christian-led fascisti still curdling in the recesses of America’s blubber be confined to their ideological and socio- and geographical fortresses. The best thing the majority of clear-thinking, respectful Americans can do is continue to marginalize these people into their enclaves of insanity where they can waste their hate speech and ammunition on each other.