Brenton Tarrant: Is the Christchurch Mosque Shooter a ‘National Bolshevik’?
By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times
The man who brutally murdered 50 worshipers in two mosques in my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, is almost certainly an ideological “National Bolshevik.” Countless media stories have labeled the killer as “far-right,” an inaccurate description at best.
A thorough reading of his 74-page manifesto “The Great Replacement” (which refers to the replacement of white Europeans by Islamic and other immigrants) confirms that Brenton Tarrant is no “right-winger” in the American sense, i.e., a believer in the individual, constitutionally guaranteed liberties and free-market economics.
Tarrant’s ideological outlook appears to be consistent with that of the “National Bolsheviks,” a curious amalgam of communist and Nazi ideologies often associated with influential Russian political analyst/activist Aleksandr Dugin—who is reportedly an influence on Russian president Vladimir Putin himself.
Dugin is a leader of the small but influential National Bolshevik Party, whose adherents are known as the “Natzbols.” He is also a leader of the so-called “Eurasia Movement,” which believes in uniting fascist political elements with nationalistic communists to create a European homeland stretching from Siberia to Ireland. Dugin and his fellow ideologues are widely admired by European neo-fascists and neo-Stalinist communists alike.Continue reading