The Long Internet Trail of James Von Brunn

Who taught 89-year-old neo-Nazi killer James Von Brunn how to use the internet? Isn't it weird how much of a net presence he had, for a century-old lunatic? We have his (surprisingly postmodern) art and his weird forum posts.

As we mentioned, Von Brunn was a painter. Just like Hitler! But the one example of his work that we have (which is no longer for sale at is, uh, interesting. It is a amalgam of Fragonard's The Reader and Picasso's Woman With a Book. A clever recontexulaization of classics by Renaissance and Modernist masters! By a 89-year-old White Supremacist who just killed a man at the Holocaust Museum!

The Long Internet Trail of James Von Brunn


A much more likely internet archive find from Mr. Von Brunn: an insane, rambling, copy-pasted post on some random forum about how Barack Obama has not shown us his birth certificateā€”a story familiar to readers of World Net Daily, one of those sites that was so outraged when DHS suggested right-wing nuts might be dangerous.

But yes, Von Brunn was leaving his full name, all over the internet, spreading his nutty views, like a common Craigslist killer. It's just weird. Is every comment section troll actually secretly a violent old racist? We just thought they were regular racists.