Last month I wrote that the problem with Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained was that the revenge film "seemed more like an attempt to be inspirational" and to the extent social messages exists in it they "irresponsibly exacerbate existing racial tensions." Fast forward a few weeks, and Southern California was paralyzed by former cop Christopher Dorner and his revenge killings aimed at the "racist" Los Angeles Police Department.
In Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx--who later said it's "great" he gets to kill all the white people in the movie--murders those who enslaved him as well as their families. Dorner, who saw Django Unchained and complimented it in his infamous manifesto, began his killing spree by executing the daughter of a former LAPD captain, as well as her fiancé.
"I've never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, I'm terminating yours," Dorner wrote. "Look your wives/husbands and surviving children directly in the face and tell them the truth as to why your children are dead."
Dorner's writings also revealed he is a liberal, supports Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Piers Morgan, Chris Matthews, Tavis Smiley, and so on.
Now, we learned from the Left that Rush Limbaugh's and Sarah Palin's political opinions inspired the Gabby Giffords shooting, making them responsible. That's even considering that Loughner never listened to either pundit and his rantings have a left-wing bent.
Can you imagine if a Tea Partier waged a campaign of terrorism against a law enforcement agency, after writing a manifesto that praised Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Rand Paul? The Left would attempt to put all of them out of business, if not behind bars, let alone what would happen to any of them that made an inspirational movie encouraging such acts.
Of course, it's silly to blame Piers Morgan and Chris Matthews for what Dorner did. But that's the standard the Left created, as stupid as it is. I would love to hear a committed liberal's thoughts about this, but it's one of those things that's too inconvenient for them to discuss.