Where did Brenton Tarrant come from?

Posted by in Activism, Comment, Culture, Development, History, Politics

From a complex mix of 1) mainstream acceptance of racist attitudes in Australia 2) poor prospects for young people in an increasingly unequal world 3) travel through europe funded by bitcoin-related speculation, where he misunderstood France’s migrant history (confusing french colonialism’s long history of foreign-born citizens with recent refugee inflows). I’m not sure the push to suppress his manifesto is a wise one. Good people like New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern (who relatively-speaking is on the side of a more egalitarian future) say we must clearly proclaim this type…read more


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