Leftists have decided to exploit Von Brunn’s madness to engender fear of rampant conservative terrorism. They overlook one point: the shooter was not a conservative...Von Brunn hardly fits the stereotype of a Religious Right, GOP precinct captain. He denounced the Christian faith as a dastardly Jewish conspiracy, a “HOAX” invented by the Apostle Paul to “DESTROY ROMAN CULTURE” from within...Like others on the racist fringe, the shooter proclaimed clearly: “SOCIALISM, represents the future of the West.”...Holocaust Museum Shooter: Christian-Hating Socialist, Ben Johnson, Front Page Magazine, 6/11/09
What makes a contemporary socialist anxious and prone to shrieking is to note that Hitler's program was essentially identical to that of the Bolsheviks. Major industries either had control subverted, or were taken over, by the state. True, the Bolsheviks didn't target Jews for mass murder, just twenty million Russians described as “petit bourgeois,” which happened to include the genocidal slaughter of a substantial part of rural/agricultural society. In this writer's view, socialism is by nature a hypernationalist, racist conspiracy. Take your pick of Socialist parties.
Fabians (prototype of modern Labor Party): Their founders, the Webbs, George Bernard Shaw, and other notables, advocated birth control as a means of controlling darkskinned and other people they deemed worthless or hazardous to Britain.
Bolsheviks: Mass murder was their modus vivendi in their program of total control in the defunct USSR.
American feminist and socialist hero Margaret Sanger advocated birth control to make sure what she described as low breed Eastern Europeans and other immigrants didn't propagate.
Chinese socialists openly advocated a racial, nationalist vision that included the murder of nearly fifty million in such catastrophic campaigns as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
Pol Pot's friends in Kampuchea (Cambodia, what you like – it is, as Auden said, one sin offering) killed several million of their countrymen to create a socialist paradise.
In short, Von Brunn is a familiar socialist actor: racist, demagogic, murderous.
Don't be fooled.