Skip to comments.The Dorner Manifesto
Posted on 02/09/2013 8:32:11 AM PST by NCjim
Victor Davis Hansons essay, The New Age of Falsity, vividly describes the new requirement of the modern age. It is the requirement to lie.
The requirement is imposed by the circumstance that many institutions are already built on falsehoods. In order to keep things ticking even honest newcomers must resort to the maintenance lie which can be defined as the affirmation of legacy falsehoods to prevent an institutional meltdown. This is without taking into account what can be called the capital investment lies, which are entirely new fibs uttered for the purpose of usurping new powers.
Hanson convincingly argues that meanings in public discourse are now routinely reversed in the Orwellian sense simply to keep it self consistent. For either the lie must be contradicted by the truth or all the truths must be perverted to match.
We live in an age of falsity, in which words have lost their meanings and concepts are reinvented as the situation demands. The United States is in a jobless recovery even if that phrase largely disappeared from the American lexicon about 2004. Good news somehow must follow from a rising unemployment rate, which itself underrepresents the actual percentage of Americans long out of work.
At the same time, we are supposed to be relieved that we are in a contracting expansion, where fewer goods and services are proof of a resilient economy. In our debt-ridden revival, borrowing $1 trillion each year is evidence that we dont have a spending problem.
Minitrue, Minipax, Miniplenty, and Miniluv (Ministry of Truth, Ministry of Peace, Ministry of Plenty, and Ministry of Love, respectively all ministries of the active government in Nineteen Eighty-Four are upon us. The system can no longer survive without a systematic inversion of the truth. To his credit, defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel is holding back from making the capital investment lie by refusing to detail foreign funders and disclose other necessary financial information to the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was asked to provide it. He refused.
Hagel maintains that he has a fiduciary duty to keep confidentiality of his and his organizations donors The aide details, Committee members have specific concerns with regard to foreign contributions to the Atlantic Council by Saad Hariri (or the Hariri family), Dinu Patriciu, Kazakhstan, Bidzina Ivanishvili (his supporters/network) and the nexus between Chevrons investments in Kazakhstan and their involvement with Hagel at the Atlantic Council.
Theres a kind of old school but dark nobility about that. Ask me no questions and Ill tell you no lies. Perhaps that is all we have left; what passes for integrity these days of the facile lie is where only the most honest pirate ships sail under their own flags.
But lying, however expedient, has its own unavoidable costs. It undermines the most important asset of governance: trust. Fewer and fewer believe. The number who buy its bluffs dwindles steadily. Finally lies reduce confidence in the currency, in the fairness of the administration justice and even the faith in the loyalty of its leaders. Eventually lying corrodes trust to the point where the system doesnt work any more and then the consequences are incalculable.
Judge Andrew Napolitano observed the key problem with giving President Obama, or any of his designated representative the power to accuse, judge and kill an American by drone is this: The core of the argument is trust us. Thats an argument that the Supreme Court rejected because it doesnt trust a single individual to kill.
Trust us. But what happens to government when trust evaporates? When lies drain out the last reserves of faith?
One small example of what happens when trust is gone is represented by the murderous rampage of former LAPD cop Chris Dorner, now hunted throughout Southern California. Dorners online manifesto may by now have been read by millions. It has been described by the media as rambling yet though it may be the work of a deranged mind, it is clearly the product of an intelligent one. There is a method to his madness and he is probably using the manifesto itself to misdirect his hunters and to throw a smokescreen on his real plans.
Our interest in the manifesto is in how it uses falsehood to advance Dorners program.
Dorner knows where the weak points of the system are. The mistrust of the police, especially the LAPD is his starting point. He utilizes what hides beneath the veneer of political correctness and plays every race card he can think of. Black vs white vs brown vs yellow vs did I miss anything?
He knows that every bureaucracy will reflexively protect itself. And therefore he salts his manifesto with references to going after the police hierarchy. And he gets the predictable results. Law enforcement is fully mobilized protecting itself and probably a hundred other celebrities in the vast state. It is paranoid too. Recently two innocent civilians were shot by cops who probably feared for their own lives.
He knows about the regions obsession with celebrity and fame and mentions dozens of personalities in his manifesto. Anderson Cooper has announced hes received a bullet riddled coin from Dorner, something the ex-cop devoted time to sending. Why did he do it? Because the LAPD dare not protect celebrities. Dorner understands the way the liability system works. There will be hell to pay and someones job will be lost if any of the myriad celebrities he has mentioned in his screed sees hide or hair of him.
Together these are tying down thousands of cops.
Worse, he is employing the exaggerations of the system against itself. Dorner announced in his manifesto that he has the high powered magazines and assault rifles which the public has been scared into regarding as the next plague on earth. Jesse Jackson recently described these as able to blow up railroads and shoot down airplanes. He said semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, theyre about national security,while appearing on Fox News. A Notice to Airmen has been issued for the area around Bear Lake, where Dorner was last spotted, and the whole resort town is in lockdown, what with a man on the loose armed with what Piers Morgan described as incredibly powerful weapons.
They are now hoist on their own hyperbole.
Although Dorner will probably fall in the end he is demonstrating how easy it is to exploit the mistrust and paranoia of the system. He is beating the system over the head with its own falsehoods. Many people are willing to believe the worst about the LAPD or eager to embrace the most vile possible construction on events, not because they are necessarily true, but because the system is no longer quite so trusted. And even when Dorner is finally cornered he will go down in certain circles as some kind of rebel, instead of as a kook.
Hanson hit the problem squarely on the head. His piece on falsity, written before the Dorner manhunt, anticipates many of its weak points admirably.
Our elites in academia and the media have some culpability. Thirty years of nihilist postmodern relativism no absolute truth, just constructs based on race, class, and gender privilege have finally filtered down to the popular culture. An obsession with celebrity also has meant that we increasingly worship the antics of the wealthy and famous and decreasingly worry what they had to do to obtain or maintain both.
In the new progressive age, the exalted ends of equality sometimes require that the means of achieving a place on the public stage should remained largely unexamined. If there is no consistency, no transparency, no absolute standard, then it is because the task of fairness is hard and occasionally requires extraordinary sacrifices for the greater good. And to the degree that someone is deemed cool, then cool trumps most everything else: Google executives dont outsource. Rappers are not misogynists. Green apostles dont have conflicts of interest. And men in camouflage with assault weapons dont just kill less than 1 percent of those Americans lost each year to gun violence, but account for all sorts of vastly more evil things that we cannot even begin to describe.
This is not the world as it is. It is the world as the media pretends that it is. And we are dying inside that world. It is founded on maintenance lies. It is extended by capital investment ones, as in never let a crisis go to waste. Now we and the public enemies exist in that corrosive context. The elite has poisoned the chalice. And now it is drinking from the poisoned cup itself.
Dorner is already being exalted in some quarters. Predictable.
Political correctness is the cornerstone of all this. It is philosophical suicide on a mass scale.
What if Dorner isn’t crazy and he’s telling the truth?
So far, three innocent people in two different pickup trucks have been shot up.
Neither pickup matched the description of the perp's.
Just like Washington, Dorner is using misdirection to disguise his motives and plans.
Brings me a little closer to understanding this.
Oh, he believes it is the truth. That truth is derived from a racialist, PC perspective that ruins personal responsibility, human relations and nations. e.g. everyone else is responsible for my failings for my sad life.
bump for later
murderers are pathological liars. nobody should believe anything this man says.
never give a terroist a platform to speak about their paranoid petty grievances because that encourages more of it. he believes in terrorism so he can get his way.
The media should ignore his grievances and LAPD should kill him.
The most likely scenario is that he is in Mexico and hooked up with the Zetas or one of the other cartels.
I think most of his actions are misdirections.
I am becoming more convinced that Dorner is being aided by somebody in all of this. The New Black Pampers or ACORN or possibly the Nation of Islam could be possible abettors.
Well, in order to get away with it, I would definitely vie for becoming “Obama’s son”. This has the writing of a Mumja “grass root” cause.
Whatever his business or motives, it is evident he is a homosexualoid libtard without a family and no lost cause, and that he is p!ssed he has been outpimped by other pimps. This is a turf battle, not some legitimate freedom seeker manifesto. This is the legacy of promoting prostitution to the government and giving pimp right rides to the government.
I know a cop who is like that whenever he is in an argument, he will wail and cry like a hurt dog for everyone to hear that he is being attacked. It’s his way of threatening arresting whoever criticizes him, right or wrong.
If the militia system functioned in the mind of Californians, people hunted by cops should be able to surrender themselves to non-cop militias when the government breaks down and start killing each other, but this will not occure and it is not planned to occure that way. Watch for the guberment psychologists to come out the woodworks, CPS and all BS pseudo benign FDA like agencies now with guns.
(( We went from the FBI having to guns to now all these agencies having guns, reorienting their budget to guns and guns only. This is the face of the true state morphing, not as a do gooding agency, but as an agency of thuggery and confiscation under any pretense from the get go. ))
Dorner uses the typical government PR he has been taught at LAPD which is
1. appeal to the masses with a semi-legit story of persecution
2. appeal to the higher ups with a kiss arse story embarassing Piers Morgan and Obama into considering him his son.
He is basically using a sort of centrist method of sugar covering one act of loyalty for one group with another act of loyalty for a group probably opposed that first group, and vice versa.
It’s an emotional appeal to one, and a loyalty appeal and blackmail embarassment to the other.
He is a smart cookie indeed, and he probably is high on his own language power hubris.
Rule of thumb for using small arms on aircraft:
Thumb up arm extended, if your thumb blocks your view of the aircraft, save your ammo. If you can see some target outside of your thumb, go for it.
One man with a gun. No wonder the left fears the second amendment. While this man’s actions are not justifiable in any sense, in this nation a populace determined to be free will be free.
Could be. California is turning into the same type of confusing situation that is South of the border with cops shooting cops and others and we do not really know why. The State is going down.
Any one can have any legit grief against anything to cover up for underlying evil motives. A sinner is a sinner, and some will use cop outs subconsciously to satisfy inner lusts of power.
One thing is for sure in this equation, however. If no one has anything to lose (which is the case for homosexuals who dangerously make the sociopathic lying claim they have lovers they love and don’t want to risk losing), we are going to see more and more of this. These people are not oriented towards life.
There should be stop gaps in the machinery when government breaks down, but this guy apparently does not want the stop gap. He wants the communist machinery of pimping expertise positioning without any stop gap in case his place is malfunctioning. He is trying to keep his job and moving on up as a master language manipulator of the whole system.
The whole system is now caught in its own trap because the Orwellian does not want to reveal or dilegitimize any cute Orwellianisms.
Ah, here we go, Piers going to blame guns... guns guns guns...
The incredible weapon is language manipulation this little fag daddy’s boy snitch snake is using to his own advantage and to whatever and whomever he is prostituted to.
Piers is no better than that cop.
Piers assumes a defense of not using politics at www.soopermexican.com while going on the offense here.
I don’t think the LAPD should be given any powers in this, they are bungling it, but the man might need some killing indeed ultimately. He is obviously unrepenting and incapable of facing his errors or consequences like a man, and instead he is now running like an animal.
It’s like a machine with a good argument and looks, but still a broken machine at the bottom line, no matter how a story of grief, legit or not, manipulated itself around his case.
And watch Piers play into the same cesspool of nonsense Bagdad Bob sell product argument. Liberals follow patterns that win them money and attention, and they have no other means to keep afloat than by keeping saying or using them no matter what, trying to never getting caught is their motto.
This snake Piers going after the gun issue in this while defensive on other sides goes to show that Piers is an animal of the same, a “human”, they say, a survivor prostitute. He will milk the chaos for what it is worth.
Piers assumes a defense of not using politics at www.soopermexican.com while going on the offense here.
Piers’ war... a media head method... and he sells it like a whore for what it is worth, liberal style.
If he was truly reasonable he would not go attacking weapons owners and trying to disarm America for his own “dear leader” benefit (because to take up arms for a Hitler or to ask others to lay them down for the love and care of a dear leader, is basically the two sides of the same coin).
It reads more like “Ayer’s Manifesto” or better yet “Obama’s Manifesto”.