Words fail me at present. I’m saddened beyond belief. The murder of Chris Lane in beautiful, idyllic Duncan, Oklahoma has bewildered us here in the Sooner State. A handsome young man in the full flower of youth was viciously shot in the back merely because he happened to be white. (And please, spare me the concerns about “rushing to judgment,” it didn’t stop the Left from demolishing the reputation of George Zimmerman in a trice.) We thought this type of pathology was par for the course for Blue-state cities like Chicago, Oakland, and Detroit. Apparently we were wrong. Sadness permeates.
No sooner was this horrific act perpetrated, that Delbert “Shorty” Belton, a cheerful old gaffer in Spokane was beaten to death by two young thugs with flashlights. This man survived the Battle of Okinawa, arguably the most savage battle in the most savage theatre of World War II. For what purpose? Was he a slave trader? A member of the Klan? No, just a genial old man whose days were spent playing pool in the local American Legion post. In another incident, a bureaucrat at the Department of Homeland Security hosted a website that exhorted genocide against white people. Did I mention that said bureaucrat was responsible for buying ammunition for the federal government? Interesting.
There have been numerous other incidents of vicious black-on-white crime in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict. A poor white man who was savagely beaten and chased onto a highway in Georgia where he was killed by oncoming traffic. A very old couple in Tulsa who were beaten to death by a 19-year old who then raped the woman before he finally killed her. The list is long and depressing. I’m still trying to come to grips with all this. The only answer I can come up with is that our government, our media, our religious institutions, and our culture have seen fit to inflame black young men with a Zeal for Avenging Trayvon Martin. Rather than come to grips with the self-imposed deficits that have plagued the black community, the Left has seen fit to wave them away with the magic wand of racism. That poor George Zimmerman, his brother, and his family will live in mortal fear for the rest of their lives is a mere trifle.
Unfortunately, there will be hell to pay. The reserves of societal guilt are rapidly drying up. I imagine this is the case for many Liberals as well. More on this will be said in a future time by us and by others. But for the moment, let us savor the quietude of the Racial Grievance mongers. And let us see how long it will take our bi-racial president to opine that if he had had married a white woman, his son might very well have looked like Christopher Lane. Let us see if he will unleash his Attorney General on the perpetrators of these horrific crimes. You know, to find out if they were guilty of racism.
All is not lost however. Desperation that the Left is losing the narrative are popping up here and there. In their bid to ramp up the propaganda, the cultural mavens are going into overdrive and looking increasingly desperate in doing so. Law and Order: SVU will shortly put out an episode in which a Paula Deen-like character shoots an unarmed, hoodie-wearing black teen. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up.
It’s gonna be a long and bumpy ride down the hill.