A user's guide to "Cultural Marxism": Anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, reloaded - 2019-05-05
It's a terrifying mystery for America as well — but it shouldn't be. As David Neiwert wrote at Daily Kos, under the title, "The new age of chain terrorism":
The pattern is becoming frighteningly familiar: A white man, radicalized online at alt-right media websites and through social media into hateful white nationalist beliefs built around the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about "cultural Marxism," walks into a mass gathering of his selected targets (which can be any of the perceived participants in the conspiracy, including liberals, Jews, Muslims, Latinos, any nonwhite person, LGBTQ folk, even moviegoers) and opens fire.
It wasn't generic anti-Semitism that motivated the shooter, as a wave of right-wing blame-shifting would have it. Even at the vigil for the victim, the Daily Beast reported that one participant "seemed to believe that anti-Semitism does not come from the right wing, but from the left," claiming, "Fascism and socialism are the same sides of a different coin."