Today, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller follows up my scoop yesterday on the identity of the individual who defaced a Brooklyn synagogue anti-Semitic graffiti that the national media was intending to turn into a nice Weekend Crisis.
As I pointed out yesterday the vandal suspect is James Polite, a black, gay, black studies major with close ties to the mainstream Democratic establishment in New York City, who had served as an intern working on anti-hate crime projects for the lesbian speaker of the city council, Christine Quinn.
Rosiak takes a deep dive into the Facebook of Polite, who, during his bipolar manic spells unloads racial resentment of, I’m guessing, his most recent liberal Jewish foster parents’ lifestyle and worldview:
A bit of a black Ted Kaczynski flavor, perhaps?
It appears that on November 1, after posting a photo of a burning American flag on Facebook, Polite also set a number of fires outside Williamsburg Hasidic synagogues.
Wake up. https://t.co/RaBB82kgYD
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) November 3, 2018
Fortunately, none of them appear to have spread. (The one video shows a man starting fires in two trash cans out on the curb, which isn’t very homicidal looking, but, please remember, unintended bad things can happen with flames.)
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, it would be wise for pundits to ease off on the “burn down” metaphors, such as the recent NYT column:
“I Want to Burn the Frat House of America to the Ground,” by Jennifer Weiner
You can use “tear down” or the like. But there really are pyromaniacs out there, so try not to inspire them.