Today, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller follows up my scoop yesterday on the identity of the individual who defaced a Brooklyn synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti that the national media was intending to turn into a nice Weekend Crisis.[NYC Synagogue Vandalism Suspect Is Former City Hall Anti-Hate Crime Intern, November 3, 2018]
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 he also set a number of fires at Williamsburg synagogues. Fortunately, none of them appear to have spread. But 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 “knock down” or the like. But there really are pyromaniacs out there, so try not to inspire them.