On Tuesday of this week, 22 year-old Casey Brezik waited in the computer lab of Penn Valley Community College in Kansa City where Missouri governor, Jay Nixon, was scheduled to speak.
At some point, as various dignitaries gathered outside the lab, an anxious Brezik, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, bolted out of the lab, knife in hand.
Brezik approached Associate Vice Chancellor Tom Vansaghi, a youngish, dark-haired administrator, and said, “No, you’re not the one I want.”
Brezik then ran past Vansaghi and lit on Al Dimmitt Jr., an older, graying dean, slashing his throat before being subdued. Dimmitt required immediate surgery and remains in stable condition.
Although Dimmitt looks vaguely like the governor, it seems more likely that Brezik attacked the dean because he thought he had alerted security. Regardless, his ultimate target seems to have been Nixon. When informed while en route to the college, Nixon cancelled his plans.
The Kansas City Star gave the story prominent coverage under the headline, “Man described as anarchist is charged in attack on Penn Valley dean.” Brezik is described at one point as a “radical,” but whether left or right is left uncertain. Nixon, by the way, is a fairly conservative Democrat.
All too predictably, the Associated Press article strips all politics out of the story, headlined, “Man charged in stabbing at Kansas City college.”
AP reporter John Hanna surely perused Brezik’s Facebook page, which may explain why the AP and other media have chosen to neuter the story. Politics were at the very core of Brezik’s being.
Brezik, in fact, seems to have absorbed just about every animus in the leftwing ether–—environmental extremism, radical islam, anti-capitalism, anti-Zionism and Christophobia among others.
In his “About Me” box, Brezik lists as his favorite quotation one from progressive poster boy, Che Guevara. The quote begins, “Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism,” and gets more belligerent from there.
“Enslaved since they brought us over on their ships. Hear me roar.”
“Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.”
“Everyone knows oil mongers are fueled by greed. FACT: If this oil were not in our oceans it would be in our air.”
“How are we the radical(s) (left) to confront the NEW RIGHT, if we avoid confrontation all together?”
The highlight of his progressive adventures appears to have been his sortie to Toronto In June to protest the G20 Summit. An active champion of “revolution,” Brezik got a taste of it and was highly pleased with himself.
“Crossed the security fence,” he wrote. “Ran from the cops. Was tackled. Spit on an officer. Was arrested, charged, and deported. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.”
This posting netted him some favorable attention from a like-minded female fan, “rock it. you are an inspiration to us. can’t wait to hear stories.”
In the last few weeks, like many on the left, Brezik seems to have found religion. This had not been obvious in his earlier postings. When, for instance, a 62-foot high statue of Jesus was destroyed by lightning in Ohio, Berzik’s response was, “A smitten idol if Ive ever seen one. Its nicknamed touchdown jesus for cryin out loud. Hahahahahaha.”
The religion to whose defense he rallied, of course, was Islam. In reference to an article about Terry Jones and his proposed Koran burning, Brezik posted on Monday, the day before his planned assault, “This is now a Holy war. Scrpitures have been desecrated. War U cant handle. Make a choice and quick.”
No doubt, Brezik is something of a whack job, but the various rages that he acquired—culminating in Sudden Jihadi Syndrome–are those to which our students are exposed on a daily basis.
Two weeks ago, comparable demons drove “environmental activist” James Lee to storm the headquarters of the Discovery Broadcasting Channel. His inspiration too went largely unexamined.
Had Lee or Brezik been Tea Party people we know the hell that would have rained down on that movement, but the movement is not the breeding ground for violence that the left wishes it to be.
For the last century or more, it is the progressive fever swamps that have nurtured most of the world’s hate and virtually all of its violence, including, paradoxically, radical Islam.
As Casey Berzik says with multicultural flair, “El Futuro es La REVOLUCION!”
Jack Cashill is the author of numerous books which reveal key elements in our society and its crises, his latest being Popes & Bankers: A Cultural Study of Credit and Debit from Aristotle to AIG.
He is also an independent writer and producer, and has written for Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, American Thinker, and regularly for WorldNetDaily. Jack may be contacted at Cashill.com.
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