Reading a column like Michael Daly’s makes one realize that it is next-to impossible to parody the left anymore. As you will recall, one Nick Minucci was sentenced to 15 years for beating Glenn Moore with a baseball bat. Minucci was also convicted of a hate crime for using the N-word during the attack. Here is Daly’s take on the sentencing:
Glenn Moore has at times played a bit part in this city’s troubles and he does not dispute he was up to no good the night Nick Minucci beat him with a baseball bat while uttering a racial epithet.
But, when he stepped up to speak at his assailant’s sentencing yesterday, Moore proved he also harbors a small yet precious piece of our city’s greatness.
At the same time, Moore taught an important lesson to those of us who tend to divide the world into good guys and bad guys.
Moore admits that he was Howard Beach to steal a car, that “my purpose of that night wasn’t the best of ideas.” He nonetheless demonstrated himself to be more angel than Devil as he read aloud in court from the twice-folded sheet of white paper bearing a typewritten victim’s impact statement. He was addressing Minucci directly when he described his feelings after he was attacked.
“Your actions of that night caused me to initially feel anger and uncomfortable around those of the opposite race,” Moore said.
Then came a glint of what makes our city great, of what allows people of every race and nationality to live together here more peacefully than not.
“However, because I am not an ignorant person such as you, I, today, have overcome those mixed emotions,” Moore said.
Moore was saying that he was not going to let some knucklehead racist and hater make him a racist and a hater. He had even managed to distill some good from the bad.
If there is any justice in the world, Daly owns a car and one day Moore will steal it.