An April Department of Homeland Security report warned that "a prolonged economic downturn—including real estate foreclosures, unemployment, and an inability to obtain credit. . . present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment." Of course, the right wing, complicit in disinforming us about the true nature of the threat, cried foul. James Dobson, on Sean Hannity's program after the DHS report came out said:
There are no Timothy McVeighs out there right now. They're making a big deal out of something that hasn't happened and may not happen.
Well, the killers of (from left to right) 1) Stephen Tyrone Johns at the National Holocaust Museum, 2) Dr. George Tiller at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 3) Over 100,000 Iraqis, beg to differ!
And those are just the examples that make it past the conservative media filter.
In some cases, right wing terrorists are literally following in McVeigh’s bootsteps. Take the person who torched the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana:
The museum was destroyed Nov. 18, 2003, when police say someone torched the small brick building and wrote "Remember Timmy McVeigh" on the side of the museum.
The woman who founded the museum, Auschwitz survivor Eve Mozes Kor, was interviewed about today's shooting at the National Holocaust Museum. She said something that is very true, and also, indirectly, a good indictment of much of what passes for political discourse in the media.
Holocaust Museum founder Eva Kor says the shooting shows that "when a person clings to hatred, it can only end in destruction."