Police believe Neo-Nazi killed 4, himself in Ariz. J.T.Ready

One of the victims of the shooting spree by JT Ready is a 16 month old grandchild of his girlfriend–also a victim. Click here for a comment piece from Forbes and click here for a conspiracy theory piece from Infowars.com proposing that Ready may have been targeted by US military or undercover agents… for those on the list who may think I’m promoting this theory, I am not. However, I think it is important to look at what is going on and how these events are being interpreted by the various fringe political forces out there. I am old enough to remember laughing about the black  helicopters of the “New World Order” and the fringe groups in the early 1990s who believed that the US was under attack. It seemed funny until Oklahoma City bombing

Arizona Daily Star- Police believe Neo-Nazi killed 4, himself in Arizona

Fox News- Neo-Nazi Murder-Suicide Suspect was active in Arizona Anti-illegal immigration Politics

For more background on the connections between right wing paramilitary
fringe groups back in the 1990s, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_helicopters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege

And since I’m a librarian, you are probably thinking I would not recommend
Wikipedia, but for these kinds of topics, it can be the best source for
making the connections between these disparate events and groups. For
hardcore research on the violent right-wing, anti-immigrant fringe, see the
publications of the Southern Poverty Law Center:

http://www.splcenter.org/
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/ideology/ant…

I will stop now.  molly

It doesn’t seem that it could be worse, but this article with details from
the scene is worse.

 

 

 

About virginiaisaad

Virginia is a journalist based in Los Angeles who's written for publications including Los Angeles magazine, Upworthy, and Elite Daily. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley along with her three siblings. Fun fact: She took a Chicanas and Feminism course with Eva Longoria while studying for her master's in mass communication at California State University, Northridge. Follow her on Twitter @virginiaisaad

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