If there was any doubt left that America is a sick society, it has completely disappeared. On February 3, Christopher Dorner, a former-LAPD patrolman, who was fired in the wake of a (supposed) whistle blowing campaign, began a revenge killing-spree. That spree left Monica Quan, the daughter of an LAPD detective, her fiance, and a Riverside, CA, police officer dead. Meanwhile, a manhunt, with a $1 million bounty, has ensued. Dorner claims that he was wrongfully terminated and has sworn revenge, in a 14-page manifesto, against the LAPD. The manifesto can be read in its entirety by clicking the link in the previous sentence.
Most people are shocked and horrified at the actions of Christopher Dorner. Most Americans, especially those of us who refuse to believe in media hype and pop culture heroes, don’t support revenge–and don’t support murder. Contrary to the belief of Christopher Dorner and his heroes (Dorner, in his sick manifesto, lauds gun control and its supporters, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Piers Morgan, and Barack Obama), the vast majority of gun owners–even those of us who own semi-automatic weapons with high-capacity magazines, could never condone Dorner’s actions.
To the disbelief of many, there are Americans who support Christoper Dorner, his manifesto, and his actions. In fact, there are thousands. This afternoon, I perused Facebook and located nearly 30 Dorner “fan” pages. One such group, We Stand with Christopher Dorner, had 10,504 “Likes.” Another page, “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner,” had 9,555 “Likes.” That’s 20,059 sick Americans. Many of these individuals are devout leftists. Others, by their violent comments, seem unable to separate video game fantasy from real world reality.
Some of the pages, like “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner,” claim, “This is not a page about supporting the killing of innocent people. It’s supporting fighting back against corrupt cops and bringing to light what they do.” The way to fight back against corrupt police (and I do not deny that the LAPD has them) is to expose them. Use the mainstream media; use the alternative media; use social media, but do not resort to violence! Resorting to violence will never stop police corruption. Besides killing innocent police officers and their family members, it causes even the most corrupt members of the force to look like heroes. Christopher Dorner could have been a hero. If he truly was wronged and his claims were true, he could have been successful is exposing his foes. Instead, he chose evil. Christopher Dorner is not a hero; he a murderer. The people he killed were real, and unlike characters from a video game, movie, or television show, they will not come back to life.