A few days ago I posted on the news that some on the left were openly embracing Cop Killer Chris Dorner as he remained at large. Now, after Dorner was killed in a stand off with police he is taking on the status of a hero, perhaps even a martyr to some on the left who willfully overlook his crimes in an attempt to advance their political agenda. To them Dorner is more than a whistleblower, he's a Paul Revere figure riding through the land warning of injustice and racism.
Writing in Salon, Matthew Cunningham-Cook suggested we needed to overlook Dorner's "mental illness and homicidal rage," and focus more on the message he tried to convey. After all, Cunningham-Cook writes:
Dorner is a wholesale product of a society gone mad on racism and war, of a state that aggressively punishes dissent, of an intellectual milieu where telling the truth has become a dangerous act.The cable news media got on this crazy train too. Some liberal outlets spent more time covering the Dorner story and it's aftermath than they did the killing of our Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi. Why? Because that story and others like it don't fit their narrative for blaming America's problems on some perceived social injustice. Marc Lamont Hill, a contributor to Fox News, (I thought that was a right wing channel) was also on CNN and said this:
As Dorner himself goes, he’s been like a real-life superhero to many people. Now, don’t get me wrong, what he did was awful, killing innocent people is bad. But when you read his manifesto, you read the message that he left, he wasn’t entirely crazy. He had a plan and a mission, here. And, many people aren’t rooting for him to kill innocent people; they’re rooting for someone who was wronged to get a kind of revenge against the system. It’s almost like watching ‘Django Unchained’ in real life. It’s kind of exciting.”Innocent victims of a "real-life superhero"
Did Keith Lawrence and Monica Quan deserve to die to advance the killer's agenda?
This "superhero" did kill innocent people. Two law enforcement officers were killed by Dorner. But the only link to his two other victims, Lawrence and Quan, was Monica's father who represented Dorner at his LAPD termination hearing.
On Rush Limbaugh's radio program this week a caller raised the issue of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh who committed mass murder while promoting a far right militia agenda. Imagine the hell that would break loose if anyone dared say we should overlook McVeigh's crime and focus on his message.
Yet here we have the left, using Dorner as a symbol and rallying cry. Chauncy DeVega suggests "Christopher Dorner will be transformed through popular culture and storytelling into a figure talked about for decades and centuries to come, with multiple versions of his tales and exploits, shaped by the griots and bards for their respective audiences?" Sickening!
The message here? Gun crimes and murder can serve a useful purpose to advance a left wing political agenda. No matter how many innocents die. After all, it's like a super hero in your favorite movie!