• Case of Christopher Lane underscores insidious racial agenda of mainstream media, politicians
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Friday, August 16, 2013, Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian here on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed while jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, population 23,000. He died where he fell.
Police have three suspects, two black and one white. The latter said they were bored and decided to shoot Lane for “the fun of it.”
As Lane was white and the shooter black, racism has surfaced as a motive. Thursday came reports that killing a white man may have been an initiation rite for the black teens in joining some offshoot of the Crips or Bloods.
What happened in Oklahoma and the reaction, or lack of reaction, to it tell us much about America in 2013, not much of it good.
Teenagers who can shoot and kill a man out of summertime boredom are moral barbarians, dead souls.
But who created these monsters? Where did they come from? Surely one explanation lies in the fact that the old conscience-forming and character-forming institutions—home, church, school and amoral and healthy culture fortifying basic truths—have collapsed. And the community hardest hit is black America.
If we go back to the end of World War II, 90% of black families consisted of a mother and father and children raised and disciplined by their parents. The churches to which these families went on Sundays were stronger. Black schools may have been largely segregated, but they were also the transmission belts of patriotism and traditional values rooted in biblical truths and a Christian faith.
Though such schools graduated hardworking, law-abiding and productive citizens, today they would be closed as unconstitutional.
Indeed, all of those character-and conscience-forming institutions of yesterday are in an advanced state of decline today.
Almost 75% of black kids are born to single moms. Black kids who make it to 12th grade may often be found reading at seventh-, eighth- or ninth-grade levels. In some cities the black dropout rate can hit as high as 50%.
Drugs are readily available. And among black males ages 18 to 29, in urban areas, often a third are in prison or jail, or on probation or parole, or walking around with a criminal record.
Where do the kids get their ideas of right and wrong, good and evil? In homes where the father is absent and the TV is always on. From radios tuned in to rap and hip-hop.
From films where Hollywood values prevail and the shooting never stops. From street gangs that sometimes form the only families these kids have ever known.
Still, crime has fallen since 1990, we are told.
And so it has. But that is only because the baby boomers, the largest population cohort in our history, passed out of the high-crime age group a quarter of a century ago, and because the jail and prison population in America has tripled.
What kind of leadership do we see today in black America?
What can be said for an NAACP that was lately demanding a Justice Department investigation of a rodeo clown running around a bull ring in rural Missouri in an Obama mask, but cannot find its voice to address a black-on-white atrocity in Middle America?
When Trayvon Martin was shot to death in a murky incident in Sanford, Fla., Jesse Jackson rushed there to declare: “Blacks are under attack. . . . Killing us is big business.” Trayvon was “shot down in cold blood by a vigilante . . . murdered and martyred.”
After Chris Lane’s cold-blooded murder, Jesse tweeted: This sort of thing is to be “frowned upon.”
If I had a son, said President Obama, he would have looked like Trayvon; 35 years ago, I could have been Trayvon. Can the president not find his voice to speak to the parents of Chris Lane?
Since Lyndon Johnson took office, 50 years ago, we have spent trillions on his programs for healthcare, housing, education, food stamps, welfare and civil rights. Are we living in that Great Society we were promised?
In that same decade, we were told that the social, cultural and moral revolution bursting forth on the campuses would rid us of the repressive old-time morality and old-time religion, and lead to a more equal, just, humane and better America, a beacon to mankind.
Yet, are not the killers of Chris Lane, who shot him for the fun of it, the “do-your-own-thing!” children of that cultural revolution?
The death of Trayvon was said to be reflective of the real America, a country where black folks live in constant fear of white vigilantes and white racist cops. What nonsense.
In the real America, interracial violence is overwhelmingly black on white. Even if the media will not report it, everybody knows it.
And journalists will not dig into the numbers that prove it, for the truth would undermine their ideology and contradict the narrative that governs and gives meaning to their lives.
Patrick Joseph “Pat” Buchanan is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster.
The Blatant Hypocrisy of ‘Hate’ Crimes
• Prosecutor won’t seek “hate crimes” charges against blacks who killed white baseball player
By Keith Johnson
DUNCAN, Okla.—Prosecutors say that two black teens accused of murdering a white Australian man will not face hate crime charges, a development that underscores the absurdity of hate crime laws and exposes how they’re being selectively enforced across the nation.
Black juveniles Chauncey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards, 15, have both been charged with the first-degree murder of collegiate baseball player Christopher Lane, 23, and will be tried as adults according to Oklahoma law.
Luna has been identified as the trigger man, who prosecutors say shot Lane in the back as he was jogging along a tree-lined road in Duncan on August 16.
A third white suspect, Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, has been charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.
“We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody,” Jones allegedly told police during his interrogation.
Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks has refused to categorize the slaying as a hate crime though he acknowledges that one of the suspects, Edwards, posted anti-white statements on the social-media website Twitter.
On April 29, Edwards posted “90% of white ppl are nasty. HATE THEM.” In another post from mid-July, Edwards brags about knocking off five “woods”—a derogatory word for white people—in apparent retaliation for the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.
Both black murder suspects also maintained Facebook pages that glorified gangster rap culture and violence. Pictures showed them flashing gang signs and posing with weapons and wads of cash.
Despite these revelations, Hicks still maintains that, “The evidence is insufficient to establish that race was the primary motive in the murder of Christopher Lane.”
In principal, it’s hard to argue against the DA’s decision to not seek hate crime charges. These laws, which have been championed by organizations like the Ant-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, do nothing more than punish an individual for their inner-most thoughts and beliefs rather than their actions. However, to selectively target one racial group while giving another a free pass is an issue that certainly needs to be addressed.
“Hate crime conversations and prosecutions are largely a one way street, with African-Americans or, increasingly, gays being the primary victims and beneficiaries,” wrote black columnist Phillip Morris in a recent article for Cleveland’s Plain Dealer. “There is an undeniable cultural, some would argue legal double standard, on what constitutes hate motivated crime, and who is capable of committing or being victimized by such acts.”
The precedent for this “legal double standard” that Morris speaks about was set in June of 2009, when Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and identified Jews, African-Americans, Hispanics and homosexuals as groups that would be protected under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Not surprisingly, whites were excluded from Holder’s list.
In fact, when asked by Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions if a Christian minister would enjoy similar protections if attacked by a “gay activist,” Holder replied: “We’re talking about crimes that have a historic basis. Groups who have been targeted for violence as a result of the color of their skin, their sexual orientation. That is what this statute is designed to cover…That would not be covered by the statute.”
The selective prosecution of whites for hate crime violations cannot be denied. According to the most recent FBI statistics, 71.2% of all reported hate crimes were “motivated by anti-black bias,” compared to 17.3% for “anti-white bias.” However, when the “hate crime” component is removed from the equation, FBI and Justice Department data reveals that “Blacks are an estimated 39 times more likely to commit violent crime against a white person than vice versa.”
This AFP reporter recently spoke with Colin Flaherty, an expert of black mob violence and author of White Girl Bleed a Lot—The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It.
Flaherty said that although the Oklahoma murder was horrific, it is just one of many black-on-white crimes that he’s been following in recent days.
“A couple days before Oklahoma, David Santucci was attacked and killed by three blacks in Memphis, Tennessee,” Flaherty reports. “Before that, Ray Widstrand, who recently moved into a black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, was set upon by a mob of 50 to 100 blacks while taking a walk. He’s now in the hospital with a coma. In Spokane , blacks beat up [88-year-old WWII veteran] Delbert ‘Shorty’ Belton. These are just a few of the more recent incidents…but the list goes on and on.”
Belton died from the beating.
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