From Rosa Parks to George Floyd, the left has reduced complex events to singular images that help its cause. Parks, for example, was a lifelong activist before the bus incident. George Floyd was a massive violent criminal high on meth and fentanyl. The screaming woman in the “Little Rock Nine” photo became close friends with the girl she yelled at, and Jane Roe became an anti-abortion activist, at least for a while. But these details don’t matter. America’s ceaseless leftward march runs on reductive imagery. Poke the right until it bites, snap a picture of it, and use it to win.
The left is now trying to do this with its manufactured image of Daniel Penny’s arrest. It wants us to see a brusk, racist,
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