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San Bernardino Spite

I have nothing to say at this time about the San Bernardino shootings, until we know who did it, and why they may have done it. Thanks to the police there, we will probably have that information soon. What I do want to say is how repulsive I find all the people on Twitter, Facebook, and yes, in the media (see above), who have shown themselves all afternoon eager to cram this atrocity into a preferred political narrative. The certainty that there will be millions of people disappointed when the identity of the killers and their motives are revealed makes me despair of what we have become in this country.

For the record, Bloomberg Business, the shooting happened four miles away from a mosque. It happened 1.2 miles away from a megachurch. So what? Jerks.

UPDATE: I agree with Russell Moore:

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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