As a consequence I always read manifestos. The manifesto is the act of a revolutionary who believes that his writings and often his actions will lead to the desired popular uprising and revolution.
The first manifesto that I'm aware of was by Karl Marx published in 1848. It was a global call to the proletariat to shake off their chains and rebel against capitalism.
That manifesto has wrung like a bell through 150 years. It is connected to many revolutions and revolutionaries. I read it.
In the past few decades, a well educated bomber from Idaho wrote a manifesto that fell on deaf ears in an era of social upheaval. Ted Kaczynski was a Leftist railing against technology and modernity. His ideas came out of the hippy-Black Panther firmament. The press never summarized his manifesto. I read it and put it online.
Two years ago, Anders Breivik, a well educated Norwegian released a manifesto as he bombed a government building and slaughtered an island of innocent left-wing teenagers. He was convinced that his rant against modernity especially against the Islamic movement into Europe would find fertile ground for rebellion. Again, the press never summarized his manifesto and it fell on deaf ears. I read it.
Once again an educated revolutionary has written a manifesto. This is Chris Dorner's manifesto. I read it. I recommend you read it. This version is uncensored of the names (censorship is common on most published versions.)
While the mainstream media has portrayed Dorner as a disillusioned crackpot with good military and police training, that is way off the mark.
Dorner is a dyed in the wool strong Lefty. He is in love with the Lefty media gurus. He praises every Lefty leader and openly supports every Lefty cause and grievance.
Much of what he writes rings true especially his disillusionment with the racism in the Los Angeles police department. He makes a very strong case that racism remains a powerful force against blacks. He also cites Bill Cosby who suggests that blacks should not be self-destructive. Dorner is out to kill his enemies. He knows how.
He knows he will be killed on sight by the LAPD. Therefore his manifesto, while overly long, should be taken very seriously as a death bed confession.
I believe, as I have suggested in two earlier blogs (the second one refers to the first one), that we are in a period in America that is susceptible to a civil war because we are deeply divided.
I had expected the suburban gun owners who are the targets of the Democratic Party, the President and the mainstream media to be the first to fire their weapons.
I am wrong. If indeed this is the beginning of the second civil war it is the mainstream media and the Left that has fired the first shot. It is Christopher Dorner.
So far, no one has agreed with me on the likelihood that we are on fertile ground for a civil war. I certainly hope I am very wrong.
I know that the longer Christopher Dorner is out killing successfully he will be garnering stronger support and becoming the hero of a Lefty radical movement.