Since releasing his manifesto last week, the ex-LA cop killer Christopher Dorner received a reaction that has many, including myself, shaking ours heads. It has been disheartening to see so many Americans supporting a killer, forgiving his actions, simply because they agreed with his message.
Facebook groups, “I support Christopher Jordan Dorner,” “We are All Chris Dorner” and “Christopher Jordan Dorner for President” are just a few examples of the sickening support for this now presumably deceased killer. Support for his “cause” also spread on Twitter where thousands of “fans” cheered him on, urging him to “fight the power.”
What is happening to our society where it is seemingly has become OK to support someone who kills another human being? That is wrong, no matter what the “cause.” There are different ways to bring light to an issue or an injustice, none of which include depriving someone of life, liberty or property. Yet this is exactly what Dorner has done. The idea that violence is somehow justified because you agree with the cause is a slippery-slope into cultural depravity.