Christopher Dorner: When Moderates Go Bad

Unlike so many killers who have tried to justify their murderous sprees with deranged manifestos, rogue LA cop Christopher Dorner is a picture of moderation.  Dorner proudly cites as sources not Marx or Mao but the likes of MSNBC's Chris Matthews and CNN's Piers Morgan.  What he has absorbed from these news people is less a political philosophy than a generalized sense of moral superiority.  As Dorner has proved in the last few days, a moderate liberal, when trained, weaponized and sufficiently outraged, can be every bit as dangerous as the most wild-eyed radical.  Smugness kills. To be sure, Dorner despises the Los Angeles Police Department, but he has retained his affection for America and is not afraid to express it both in positive and negative terms.  "Revoke the citizenship of Fareed Zakaria and deport him," he says of the Indian-American journalist, "I've never heard a positive word about America or its interest from his mouth, ever." With few...(Read Full Post)