By Todd Cefaratti
Editor of TPNN
Our society is becoming sicker and sicker. While we have witnessed a general decline in the morals of society over the years, it may be that we have reached the bottom rung of cultural malaise. It’s a sign of tragic times that those of us who wish to maintain a semblance of traditional values are thought of, at times, as “hokey” in the face of oh-so-enlightened “progressivism.” To detractors who might poke fun at the right’s willingness to ardently defend traditional, I can only rebut and say, “At least I never cheered for a cop-killer.”
Some elements of the left have found in Chris Dorner an anti-hero, fighting the establishment and crusading for some perverse justice. In the wake of Dorner’s gruesome death, these same sick, twisted elements of society are finding a martyr.
It is truly revolting.
Recently, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin assembled a panel to discuss the social implications of Dorner’s rampage. The panel consisted of MC Lyte, Jack Moore, Editor of BuzzFeed Sports, Lauren Ashburn, Editor-in-chief at The Daily Download, and Columbia University Professor and professional race-baiter Marc Lamont Hill.
Every one of them with the exception of Ashburn conceded to some degree that Dorner ‘’had a point” and seemed to find the whole saga oddly thrilling. The macabre scene became intolerably sick as Hill praised Dorner’s actions as “exciting” and likened the excitement to that of being a real-life “Django Unchained,” a movie starring racist loudmouth Jamie Foxx. Moore claimed it was like watching a “Denzel Washington movie.”
But the perversity didn’t end there. Occupy LA proudly hailed Dorner as a hero and claimed Dorner was “assassinated by the police for trying to expose LAPD corruption.”
Is this what has become of our society? Our identity politics have become so hysterically partisan that through the divisions of race, socio-economic statuses or political ideology we can no longer agree that the brutal murders of the innocent are not wrong because the murderer had an ax to grind?
While it would be easy to roll our eyes and say, “Yeah, that’s weird,” we cannot become so desensitized to the moral decay we are witnessing in society. While I spend much of my time working to advocate small, more accountable government, I also want desperately to be able to return to a society that possesses a reverence for morals.
We must do better to call out these sick individuals when we see them. I’ll start- to CNN and the twisted panel: shame on you.