Rightists fell all over themselves to prove how deeply they hate hate hate racism by pointing out how much they despise this mass killer, as if their dislike of him was in question. When nothing was known of the shooter but that he was white and yelled racial epithets, former Fox host Todd Starnes tweeted “white terrorist” and “#deathpenalty.” …
Unsolicited sweaty-palmed exclamations like Starnes’ scream, “I must assuage my guilt! This guy resembles me a little too much, so I need to go out of my way to condemn him.”
It’s foolish. …
Think of it like this: Every time a random black thug shoots an innocent person, do you expect your black coworker to take you aside and say, “Hey, man, I condemn that jerk”?
You might answer my question with, “Well, I would want my black colleague to issue a condemnation if he’d previously advocated or excused black thuggery.”
Exactly. The defensive “denounce” shtick is always associated with having something to answer for. If you have nothing to answer for, don’t do it.
Amen. The left manipulates them so easily.