Posts Tagged ‘von Brunn’

The Turning Point

June 11, 2009

While in New York, Gen. Pedro del Valle, Gen. Mac Arthur’s commander of Artillery in Korea, presented [James von Brunn] with John O. Beatty’s [sic] famous Iron Curtain Over America. This book had a tremendous affect upon [James von Brunn’s] life and career. Von Brunn became an historical-revisionist, committed to the belief that the true histories of WWI and WWII had been hidden from the American People.

— James W. von Brunn autobiography on his Artist website.

If Mr. von Brunn actually met Pedro A. del Valle during his years in New York, it is likely the man was either Inspector General of the Marine Corps or retired from the military (he did not serve in Korea).  

Mr. del Valle became a vice-president of ITT in 1948 but retired from that corporation in 1952 to form a group called Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC). The DAC ideology was based on the pseudohistorical concepts of  John Owen Beaty (Beaty’s wife was active in the organization). Mr. Beaty, who served in Army Intelligence during WWII, was an SMU English professor who claimed that his Methodist college was run by Jews, and all Jews are really a Central Asian race, the Khazars, and have been conspiring  for a millennium to overthrow Western Christian civilization.


Gun Enthusiast Visits DC Museum

June 10, 2009

Firearms enthusiast James W. von Brunn wore a Confederate Army hat when he visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC this afternoon, firiing his rifle and fatally shooting security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns before he himself was shot by two other guards. The elderly attacker is in critical condition at George Washington Hospital.

The Museum will be closed tomorrow, June 11, 2009,  to honor the memory of Officer Stephen Johns.

88-year-old Mr. von Brunn is a former advertising man, painter, frat boy, WWII Navy veteran, college football player, gun fancier, real estate broker, stock trader, publisher, pamphleteer, White Supremacist, anti-Semite, and conspiracy theorist.

According to the rambling autobiography he posted on an arts website, Mr. von Brunn was born in St. Louis in 1920 and attended that city’s Washington University, where he studied painting and got a degree in Journalism. After Naval service in WWII he lived in New York, resuming his art studies and working in advertising and film/video production. He couldn’t work in Jewish-dominated journalism, he wrote, because he refused to change his German name.