In the wake of the recent Wisconsin Sikh Temple shootings, the airwaves were filled with so-called journalists rushing to the air to proclaim that the shooter was a “far-right extremist” and a white supremacist. Something that troubled me about this initial rush was that it was based upon information from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) which should never be taken at its word for anything. But there I was, watching as even Fox News jumped on to their bandwagon.
In this case, I would have to say that the SPLC was right. This guy does appear to have been a white supremacist and a Neo-Nazi loon. But it still troubles me that sensationalism takes precedence over all else, especially after we’ve seen what can happen when people like ABC’s Brian Ross rush to the air with information they haven’t bothered to verify.
And now we all get to hear how this guy was supposedly a right-winger.
Well, what was right-wing about him?
The original Nazi movement certainly wasn’t right-wing. Far from it. Every aspect of that old and thankfully dead movement holds common hallmarks with the modern left.
So, what is new, or “neo”, about the skinheads that makes them right-wingers?
About the only thing I can see in common is that they like guns. But then, socialist dictators on the left LOVE guns, as long as they’re the ones holding them.
For the life of me I can not think of a single other thing that these people have in common with the American right at any moment in our history.
For people to assume it is so would be the result of left-wing propaganda that dictates that only white people are racist and all racists are right-wingers. That’s the lie told often enough that it has become accepted as so-called common knowledge. The American left learned much from Goebbels, it seems.
But the American right did not create the KKK that these Neo-Nazi freaks call brothers. The left did that. The left to this day works to segregate people by race, and has done so throughout their entire history. Keeping people from actually joining into the American melting pot is the only thing that allows them to retain any power.
This needs to be challenged when it happens, and it dismays me that no one in the media raised any objections, apart from some that I saw on Fox News’ The Five, when Bob Beckel started in on how this shooter was a right-winger, and the other hosts objected to his characterization.
We have got to stand against this kind of thing more vociferously, because letting the charge go by without challenge is to confirm its validity in the minds of the public.
That’s just unacceptable.