Perhaps you are puzzled, even troubled, by the issue of Race in America.
Well, here is fucking Victor David Hanson to explain, shut it, you, RACE IN AMERICA IS FINE. IT IS FINE. THERE IS NO TROUBLE WITH RACE IN AMERICA.
The Tangled Web of Race
The racial binaries of the civil-rights era no longer apply in America.
Gosh. What a relief. At long last, Lord, at long last, The National Review has discovered that America has finally entered a post-civil rights era.
Anyway, to the substance, such as it is. Take it away, VDH!
A number of commentators have openly sympathized with multi-murderer Christopher Dorner, who shot seven innocent people, killing four of them. Apparently the late Dorner was a voice in the wilderness crying out against the racist injustice of the “system.”
Well, I see, but... wait, what?
A number of commentators have openly sympathized with multi-murderer Christopher Dorner --
WHAT! Who? What? How?
His brief killing career, in the reprehensible words of Fox News commentator Marc Lamont Hill, was “exciting” for many people – almost like “watching Django Unchained in real life.”
That movie’s star, Jamie Foxx, had joked of his stint as a Quentin Tarantino big-screen hero gunman, “I kill all the white people in the movie. How great is that?”
All right, let's pause.
The "number of commentators" who have said that what Christopher Dorner has done in shooting people is cool & swell is one person talking at Fox News (!), and then this by association includes Jamie Foxx speaking fondly of having gratifying fantasies of shooting slaveowners.
So what the fuck is Hanson's point?
In print, and on radio and television, we are presented with bizarre themes like “Understanding Chris Dorner,” and comparisons with “Superman” in Dorner’s effect upon his admirers. Dorner, a leftist doppelgänger of Timothy McVeigh, did not just go on the attack against his hated southern-California law-enforcement community, but he also wrote a rambling, narcissistic, and self-serving diatribe that the Left gleefully elevated with the Marxian sobriquet “manifesto.” But in truth, the scribbling was no more than a pathetic rant that mentioned everything except why a police board, an internal appeals board, and the courts all independently found him culpable of lying as charged, and thus upheld his firing for baselessly smearing a female superior.
Well, OK. Dorner was nuts. The "crazy shooting people" thing established that to my satisfaction.
But Hanson kind of does not remotely establish that The Left is all about Dorner:
Nonetheless, some on the left have done their best to make the cowardly (is not coolly gunning down an unarmed woman and her fiancé the work of a coward?) Dorner into a modern Nat Turner. But that is a stretch --
Oh fuck you. "Some on the right" fuck tadpoles.
Hanson, you are making shit up.
Who cares? But it is interesting to note that while Dorner is an obviously out-of-control loon, the Los Angeles Police Department could not help themeselves in going bugshit out of control themselves.
I will now speak for the Entire Left.
Nobody I know defends Dorner. But we do note that his case proves that even when they are dealing with a psycho, the LAPD can't help but act like like psychos themselves.
And there is nothing worse than a psycho with a badge.
The LAPD, when confronted with Dorner, behaved like Dorner.
They shot innocent people!
Which leads us, balefully, to the rest of Victor David Hanson's ideas:
The other great racial cause célèbre of the past year was, of course, the Trayvon Martin case.
I'm too bored to get into the weeds here, so let's get to the bone: if, in the Martin case, the police had not rushed to the exoneration of the alive person and glossed over the issue of who shot the dead person, this would not have become a national explosion.
As we have seen with Elizabeth Warren and Ward Churchill, race is becoming a construct frequently used by elites for purposes other than their concern for the general welfare.
Oh fuck you.
So, according to the National Review, freedom consists of ignoring bigotry when it comes to the police, and then of squalling about wicked minorities in made-up controversies, as regards the Warren nonsense.