The Turner Diary Analysis

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Imagine being raised with guns all around. Imagine feeling sad and unsafe all the time. The only thing that will hide the thoughts are guns. Guns are there to protect. Growing up, Gunas are there to protect. Growing up, guns are the only thing to look forward to. Guns are so loved, a person actually joined the military so they could use them all the time. Imagine having a love for guns so strong, then the government taking it away. How would that person feel? That was Timothy Mcveigh’s view. He did something to show his anger. Timothy McVeigh was a very liked person back from his hometown. Nobody ever thought he would do something as evil as what he did do. “‘I liked him very much. I can’t imagine him doing anything like this.’” (Morganthau).…show more content…
Big headquarters started becoming separated, many loved ones were gone, and many more security checks. The incidents of Waco and Ruby Ridge gave him his worst fears about the government. He began reading the book “The Turner Diaries”. Slowly, he became more and more mad at the government. By reading “The Turner Diaries”, he got some idea on bombing. He then planned on bombing the Murrah Building. McVeigh believed he was a soldier fighting on a nonstop war with the government. McVeigh was worried the government would take away his guns. “On the other side of the continuum are pure white supremacists often motivated by a perversion of Christianity called Christian Identity where- in which they believe this country is meant for them, they are the ones who are supposed to be running this country, everybody else is inferior (“Oklahoma”). “‘When federal officers violate the constitution, either through malice or excessive zeal, they can be held accountable for violating the State’s criminal laws’” (Kravets). Timothy McVeigh’s friend showed him a book called “The Turner Diaries”. “Evidence of McVeigh’s admiration for a novel called The Turner Diaries, published in 1978, will aid the prosecution 's effort to portray him as a hate- filled radical. The book, a favorite of far-right groups, tells the story of a group of white supremacists who blow up FBI headquarters in Washington at 9:15 one morning- almost exactly the same time of the Oklahoma City bombing
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