The left is all about 3rd party responsibility and the collective, and all about opposing the indiviual.
They blame widespread racism and the confederate flag for the horrific murders in Charleston, and not the perp.
It's how they think and how they do politics.
If you are part of a group which is part of the leftist machine, then you get goodies because you are a victim who deserves special treatment or you are an indulged member of the party elite who deserves special treatment because you exclusively understand what must be done for the common good.
If you are not, then you pay for the goodies. And you get lambasted.
South Carolina has a more diverse array of elected officials than any state in New England and is less segregated than NYC. But that doesn't stop the left from portraying this horrific mass murder as a colllective problem of South Carolina, the south, whites, and the GOP.
Their policy response consists of attacking the confederate flag, and trying to pass more restrictive gun laws which would only truky apply to disinterested third parties who are in no way connected to the event in South Carolina. And by exacerbating racial divisions. Race-baiting.
All proposing such things can possibly accomplish is coalescing the factions in their machine - and fundraising. As such it is a cynical bit of propaganda - and a harmful one, too: it promotes racial division, a dimunition of rights, and a useless symbolic act.
The members of the church and the citizens of Charleston have responded more appropriately and usefully - by promoting unity and faith.
The perp is a relatively rare bird and not the tip of a white supremacist iceberg; he is a drug-abusing, sociopathic psychotic under medical care that failed him and the community.
The left's response will not improve our nation; it will do the opposite. Unfortunately, this is par for the course for them.
I pray that in the days ahead, sanity and morality rule, and not collectivism and factionalism.
That will require that most Americans ignore Obama and the mass media - a tough thing to do in a society dominated by mass media and with a mass media dominated by leftists.