Von Brunn: Leftist?

Some classy argument tactics from people still seething about the DHS “right wing extremism” report, and pissed off at me because I wouldn’t join the chorus: The James W. von Brunn “Thing” (UPDATED) | Democrat = Socialist.

F-ck you Charles.. sorry, that’s all I’ve got to say about that.

Amazingly, the talking point on which some bloggers seem to have settled is that Von Brunn was actually a leftist — despite a lifelong affiliation with causes and ideologies that are far more associated with the extreme right, at that point out there on the fringes where it crosses over into cloud cuckoo land.

You can’t make “right wing extremism” vanish by playing word games and redefining it out of existence, sorry. Von Brunn is a creature of the right.

It’s obvious he’s a radical antisemite. Some claim that because so much antisemitism shows up on the left these days, this makes Von Brunn a leftist — but this argument ignores the historical fact of right wing antisemitism in America.

Von Brunn is a right wing paleo-kook, deeply antisemitic in the way that Father Coughlin was and Pat Buchanan still is. He’s attracted to Nazism for its authoritarianism and its “master race” ideology, not its socialist-influenced economics.

Von Brunn’s “manifesto” makes it very clear that he had nothing but hatred for Marxism or socialism. He’s a pure racist who believes white people should never mix genes with the “lesser races;” there are long passages in the essay in which he rants against the evils of “miscegenation.” And he’s a big believer in international banking conspiracies, the Illuminati, and all of those other infinite holes of kookosity.

There’s a claim going around some blogs that Von Brunn is a registered Democrat, but no one has presented proof. It started with one sentence at a blog with nothing to back it up — no links or images of voter registration cards — and should be considered highly suspect.

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