I often wonder how someone is said to have had far right motives immediately aftercommitting
what is said to have been a xenophobic crime. An example of such a case
is the one recently to have taken place in Germany in which a German
citizen was alleged to have killed 9 individuals, then his mother and
then himself. Some of his victims were said to have been Turks in a
hookah bar, possibly in two such bars. The media has immediately referred to him, in essence, as a far
right xenophobe. More at the source.
As I recall, throughout history:
was an extreme leftist - he was the leader of a socialist (leftist)
Hitler orchestrated: the Holocaust - 6 million Jews or 2/3 of the
world's Jewish population exterminated; Generalplan Ost - estimated
losses were 4.5 to 13.7 million Soviets killed by the Germans; Genocide
of the Poles - estimated losses 1.8 million to 3 million. He also killed
a very large percentage of the German mentally ill, German criminals, a
fairly large number of Catholics and a high percentage of the Romani
(Gypsies - up to half a million exterminated) not to include all
millions of the dead of many nations due to warfare.
was the leader of Cambodia and was a communist/socialist (leftist). He
orchestrated the Cambodian genocide of an estimated 1.4 to 3 million ,
up to 33% of the Cambodian population, targeting groups such as
Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai Cambodians.
don't get me wrong, there are a few to several genocides in modern
times that have been committed by what are or legitimately could be considered rightist
governments. These would include:
be the: Yeghern or as it is also called the Armenocide the
Armenian Genocide in which at least 50% of the Armenian population was
believed to have been exterminated, 700,000 to 1.8 million lives wiped
out; the Greek Genocide is another with 500,000 to 900,000 killed. Both
were committed by the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
That empire was conservative only in as much as they espoused and
conserved Muslim ideals.
Rwanda Genocide (and I could be wrong that their government had ideals
on the right but I believe they did) in which an estimated 70% of the
Tutsi population was wiped out along with many Hutus and Twa amounting
to about 70% of the Rwandan population.
when an individual exhibits the same so called xenophobic motives -
they are almost invariably said to to have had
extreme right motives and virtually none are ever attributed with those
ideals or motives of the extreme left - even though those on the extreme left are those who committed the
worst genocides throughout history. Even Adolf Hitler is usually alleged
to have been on the right, by the media and other leftists, despite the
facts that he created and then led the Nazi Party - a newly formed
brand of socialism. In fact, when someone commits such a crime today, he
is almost immediately labelled as a xenophobe with extreme right
ideals. Yet, when someone obviously has committed a terrorist act,
authorities and the media almost always say that there can be no
determination made as to whether or not terrorism was involved until
further investigation has been completed, this even when someone mows
down people while screaming "Akbar Allah".
is that? It makes absolutely no sense, there is no logic
to it except twisted logic to say anyone committing what are viewed as
xenophobic crimes had motives anywhere on the right
when they emulate those on the extreme far left as well as those on the
extreme far right - with those on the left historically having
committed the worst of such atrocities. Well, maybe it makes
sense in as much as leftists today evidently never seem to want to admit
that their ideology, when taken to the extreme, almost always winds up
genocide of at least one group and often of multiple groups who are
considered not pure in some way or another and that the genocidal
atrocities committed by leftists have been the worst of all throughout
modern history. Again, that is not to say that governments on the right
have not committed genocide - I am merely pointing out that is is
ludicrous at best to immediately attribute rightist ideals to those who
commit what are allegedly xenophobic crimes.