The Sikh religion, a faith populated by friendly turban-wearing and sword-wielding fellows (the latter only ritualistic), originated in the Punjab region in the 15th century. It boasts a very reasonable philosophy of tolerance and careful insight and seems, from it’s Wikipedia article, to be much more acceptable than certain prominent Western denominations.
What was it, then, that drew Wade Michael Page to hate this sect, inspiring him to murder six peaceful worshippers? Now, I know that a beard is a beard and I suppose it’s easy to mistake a ‘turban‘ for a ‘keffiyeh‘ if you’re stuck in a Natty Ice-fueled nationalist blood-feud PTSD rage. However, the fact that Wade Michael Page mistook a Sikh temple attended by friendly local physicians for a mosque full of culturally-lethal terrorists adds some element of intellectual depravity to this tragedy. I guess the utter disillusionment of joining the military only to find that neither your superiors nor the professed ideals stand for anything at all could bring someone to the brink… but when did this veteran stop taking swigs sips and start taking deep swigs from the goblet of misconstrued American propaganda? No one seriously bought the whole “they hate us for our FREEDOMS” schtick any more than people bought the McCarthyist jig a couple decades back.
Unless that person is an emotionally unstable troglodyte, of course; then his hyper-literal readings of everything he sees on Stormfront make everything as clear as the supremacy of the Aryan race. Some questions remain, however: why did he act like such an amateur when he had the chance to rise through the ranks and do some real damage, why didn’t he take a couple moments to read the fucking sign on the temple, why didn’t he make some shoddy gameplan at the very least? The fact is, Page had the chance to rise to the pinnacle of infamy and stand alongside such masters of the massacre-craft as Timothy McVeigh or Ted Kaczynski; instead he expressed his complex emotions in one quick, unsatisfying ejaculation of hate. I guess weaning yourself from the Cultural Marxism spewed from American television and the drivel projected on what Stormfronters call the JewTube in favor of racial literary analyses of Lord of the Rings and Conan the Barbarian-themed homeschooling curricula can give you that lucidity which makes turbans seem so offensive to your own iridescently bald head.Tweet