May 25, 2014
THIS IS WHO THEY ARE, THIS IS WHAT THEY DO: John Hinderaker: Making Hay While the Sun Shines: The Left Politicizes Elliot Rodger. “Once again, though, liberals are denied the holy grail of mass murderers–a conservative perpetrator, preferably a follower of the Tea Party. Rodger, like most of the others, was a devoted liberal. He followed the Young Turks on YouTube, a far-left group led by a goof named Cenk Uygur who once was an MSNBC host.”
Uygur’s a nice enough guy in person, but yeah, the lefties are playing their usual game. The difference is, people on the right aren’t acting cowed anymore. Well, except for Frank Luntz, and he’s kind of fragile lately. I also love the way that half-Asian/half-British Rodger is somehow transformed into a typical white American. That’s even better than the George Zimmerman “white Hispanic” transformation.
Plus: “Beyond that, some might argue that Rodger was a prototypical liberal male, only carried to a pathological extreme. Consider the profile: socially awkward, convinced of his own brilliance but not notably successful in life, hungry for revenge against those who have done better despite their obvious inferiority, eager to gain power over others, but through political influence rather than firearms–is this not a typical liberal on Twitter, or elsewhere on the internet? Or, for that matter, in the Obama administration? Isn’t state power the legal path to the long-awaited revenge of the liberal nerds? This strikes me as a plausible suggestion.”