Christchurch, Conservatism, and Fascism

The written word cannot express the true extent of the tragedy that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand — in the hazy aftermath that always follows behind a mass shooting, at least that much is already evident.

At the time of writing, 49 people have been killed at two separate Christchurch mosques, with dozens more left injured by the shooter. Both media and public officials, in New Zealand and elsewhere have chosen to lay the blame for the killings on “conservatives.”

In fact, conservatism had nothing to do with this. We need to understand exactly how people like this shooter think, and how the media is doing that admirable goal a disservice.