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The Dorner Manifesto
PJ Media ^ | February 8, 2013 | Richard Fernandez

Posted on 02/09/2013 8:32:11 AM PST by NCjim

Victor Davis Hanson’s 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 don’t 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 organization’s 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 Chevron’s investments in Kazakhstan and their involvement with Hagel at the Atlantic Council.”

There’s a kind of old school but dark nobility about that. “Ask me no questions and I’ll 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 doesn’t 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.’ That’s an argument that the Supreme Court rejected because it doesn’t 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. Dorner’s 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 Dorner’s 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 region’s obsession with celebrity and fame and mentions dozens of personalities in his manifesto. Anderson Cooper has announced he’s 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 someone’s 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, they’re 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 don’t outsource. Rappers are not misogynists. Green apostles don’t have conflicts of interest. And men in camouflage with assault weapons don’t 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; california; christopherdorner; dorner; guncontrol; lapd; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/09/2013 8:32:20 AM PST by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Dorner is already being exalted in some quarters. Predictable.


2 posted on 02/09/2013 8:46:24 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NCjim

Political correctness is the cornerstone of all this. It is philosophical suicide on a mass scale.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 8:47:05 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: skeeter

What if Dorner isn’t crazy and he’s telling the truth?


4 posted on 02/09/2013 8:54:53 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: skeeter
I'm more afraid of the cops than this fruitcake.

So far, three innocent people in two different pickup trucks have been shot up.
Neither pickup matched the description of the perp's.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 8:56:57 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: NCjim
I posted yesterday that something here did not add up.
Richard Fernandez has helped my math. The reason this doesn't add up can be explained in one word:
MISDIRECTION

Just like Washington, Dorner is using misdirection to disguise his motives and plans.

Brings me a little closer to understanding this.

6 posted on 02/09/2013 9:02:10 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Lurker

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.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 9:03:17 AM PST by usacon (United we stand divided we fall.)
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To: NCjim

bump for later


8 posted on 02/09/2013 9:08:03 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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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.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 9:12:44 AM PST by snowstorm12
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To: Tupelo

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.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 9:15:23 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: NCjim

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.


11 posted on 02/09/2013 9:40:04 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: skeeter

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. ))


12 posted on 02/09/2013 9:57:44 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Howie66

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.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 10:02:47 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: NCjim
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.

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.

14 posted on 02/09/2013 10:05:15 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: NCjim

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.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 10:05:59 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: buffaloguy

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.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 10:12:48 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

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.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 10:17:18 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Piers assumes a defense of not using politics at www.soopermexican.com while going on the offense here.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 10:18:46 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: snowstorm12

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).


19 posted on 02/09/2013 10:27:23 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: NCjim

It reads more like “Ayer’s Manifesto” or better yet “Obama’s Manifesto”.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 10:33:00 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Nuc 1.1

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.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Looking at this from a ‘different’ view, it is probably the BEST thing for ‘us’. It proves one man CAN be effective waging a ‘war’ on the establishment.
Of course it takes a little training and common sense but is NOT impossible as a lot of people are wont to think.

The best ‘ending’ for this is for Dorner to be ‘dumb’ enough to get in the way of an armed ‘civilian’ and be taken out by same.

THAT to ‘us’ is a win win situation.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 10:38:39 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Lurker
Actually, the more likely thing is that Dorner is crazy and is telling the truth, at least in regards to abuses he witnessed in the LAPD.

Folks have already noted the irony of a spree killer being expressing support for gun control.

What is really ironic, though, is that a man who (wrongly in my estimation) has plainly come to the conclusion that the time has come for honorable men (which he fancies himself, again, wrongly, not merely in my estimation, but on the basis of his having killed relatives of someone he thought wronged him -- though the are archaic, barbaric versions of honor under which that might be thought honorable) to start killing police, writes against the general possession of arms effective for defense against tyrants. As Ice T has pointed out, “The right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.”

22 posted on 02/09/2013 11:17:38 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Lurker

Read his manifesto. He’s crazy AND telling the truth.


23 posted on 02/09/2013 11:32:30 AM PST by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: xrmusn
He will probably be taken down by an armed civilian, which of course includes himself. Without doubt the man is tactically capable. With his demonstrated ability imagine what damage he could do if he had not identified himself.
24 posted on 02/09/2013 11:33:00 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
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.

Wasn't there a report that he had a "MANPAD"?

Not sure if that counts as small arms or if your aiming rule would apply.

25 posted on 02/09/2013 12:05:41 PM PST by wideminded
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To: snowstorm12

Your fascist is showing. Regardless of how crazy or terroristy you think he is, he is a citizen and deserves due process.


26 posted on 02/09/2013 12:07:18 PM PST by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: NCjim

Some links:
http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/07/suspected-cop-killer-an-obama-piers-morgan-fan/

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/02/07/piers-morgan-fan-goes-on-shooting-rampage-killing-three/

http://www.soopermexican.com/2013/02/07/news-media-scrub-cop-murderers-manifesto-of-pro-obama-pro-hillary-loved-msnbc-pro-gay-and-anti-gun-comments/

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2013/02/fired-lapd-officer-obama-lover-and.html

http://www.soopermexican.com/2013/02/08/update-on-the-manhunt-for-chris-dorner-in-big-bear/

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2013/02/lapd-rogue-seems-to-have-vanished-whats.html


27 posted on 02/09/2013 12:13:10 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Lurker
He killed two completely innocent people in addition to ambushing a handful of cops.

His motivesd shouldn't interest anyone at this point. Later, maybe, but not now.

28 posted on 02/09/2013 12:23:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ctdonath2

How do you know he’s telling the truth?


29 posted on 02/09/2013 4:58:14 PM PST by Grandma Conservative (Take back the GOP Now, not in three years or be prepared to vote RINO once again.)
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To: NCjim

Bump.....


30 posted on 02/09/2013 9:51:53 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: NCjim

Dorner is not any smarter than what his “manifesto” shows, and shows clearly, as the author seems to believe. He’s no semiotician.


31 posted on 02/09/2013 10:00:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: NCjim; All
This is a brilliant essay. The MSM is the means for the lies to be created and promoted. The new media is the means to expose the lies.

Dorner’s manifesto is internally inconsistent, except in the purpose of gathering support and spreading fear and confusion among those he considers his enemies. His definition of “legitimate targets” includes all of the LAPD.

It is a credible bit of psyops.

I am left uncertain about his actual belief system.

32 posted on 02/10/2013 4:52:19 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: NCjim

Freepers, Get the uncensored Dorner manifesto now! some of the the websites have been censored... one such website shut down my computer... some blank out all the names... save it on your computer copy/paste... this story is too hot for the truth to be known...


33 posted on 02/10/2013 4:35:51 PM PST by rusureitflies? (A person becomes lost when they reject the Holy Spirit.)
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