It’s really striking how morally confused some people are.
Tom Ripley said, “Whatever you do, however terrible, however hurtful, it all makes sense, doesn’t it, in your head. You never meet anybody that thinks they’re a bad person.”
The author of this piece probably thinks of himself as a decent person. He gives money to charity, is kind to children and animals.
But he’s not.
Pick some horrible person. Hitler, if you like, Dylann Roof, Charles Manson, whoever.
How is that person any worse than this guy?
Hitler, Roof, and Manson were all nice to people they liked, polite to people who agreed with them.
But disagree with them, have the wrong color skin, prefer the wrong kind of sex, and you are outside the pale and deserve to die. And this guy, “son of Baldwin” — but no relation to the novelist, critic, and actual decent person James Baldwin — agrees with them completely. He may have different setting for what is the “right” kind of skin or policy preference, but that’s a quibble.
If you are curious about the origin and destination of Evil, he is one to study.
If — as I recommend — you want to know what Good looks like, Crystal Griner would be a good place to start.