Withe both tragedies have occurred so recently, and racial tensions on both sides in each case, it is easy to see on the surface why many might say that Christopher Lane is the White Treyvon Martin. But if you dig deeper, is that really the case?
Imagine the Left's reaction if the shocking, inter-racial murder of Christopher Lane had occurred when G.W Bush was president and he had stated, "If I had a son, he'd look like Christopher," or "Christopher Lane could've been me 35 years ago." Undoubtedly, the race-peddlers and entire grievance industry would've interpreted his comments as a subtle war declaration against Black America. Yet, when President Obama made these statements about Trayvon Martin, the Lefties claimed that he wasn't being divisive, he was simply "keepin' it real."
The racial dynamics of both Christopher Lane and Trayvon Martin's scenarios have many people focusing on the similarities. I, on the other hand, see stark contrasts.
Unlike Trayvon Martin, Christopher Lane doesn't have powerful, race-baiting allies in the Oval Office, Justice Department, media, and entertainment industry. Assuredly, General Holder will not use Chris Lane's senseless murder as a catalyst to pursue his often-requested national race dialogue. Nope. Nor will the Justice Department zealously create a tips hotline (in Zimmerman-like fashion) to build an airtight case against the Chris Lane's shooter for a civil rights violation or hate crime, even though the alleged gunman once tweeted, "90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM."
There will not be nationwide "stop the violence" marches with fed-up participants wearing baseball hats to honor Chris Lane. In fact, this generic tweet from Jesse Jackson, which was likely written by his public relations aides, is all that Chris Lane's parents are likely to receive. It stated, "Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This violence is frowned upon and the justice system must prevail." Apparently, the deepest emotion that this so-called human rights activist was able to muster for Chris Lane was a figurative frown. This guy is such a phony!
Unlike Trayvon Martin's parents, no mainstream American publication will feature Chris Lane's parents and siblings on its cover with the caption "We Are Chris." Nor will any mainstream publication with a majority White readership use his death to launch a "Save our Sons" campaign, despite the statistical fact that more Whites are killed annually by Blacks than Blacks are killed by Whites. Opportunistic celebrities will not elevate Chris Lane to cultural icon status and the Smithsonian Institution will not consider incorporating any of his jogging apparel from the murder scene into its historic catalogue. Even Oklahoma's Stand Your Ground laws have escaped Florida-like scrutiny because Chris Lane never had a chance to stand his ground.
In summation, Chris Lane is not so analogous to Trayvon Martin.
Police stated that the juvenile delinquents who killed Chris were arrogant, maintained their bravado, and lacked remorse for their criminality.
America had better realize that this cavalier behavior isn't an anomaly. These sociopathic tendencies are religiously embraced by a criminal subculture within the Black community whose idea of recreation is to wreck-creation. Sadistic activities such as "Knock-out King," "Polar Bear Hunting," "Apple Picking" etc. are favorite pastimes in urban America. Unfortunately, the destructive tenets of this dysfunctional subculture have now manifested in Duncan, Oklahoma, where Blacks are a mere three-percent of its population.
If society doesn't deal harshly with this anti-social, Black subculture that's empowered by liberal policies and excused by liberal sympathizers, we will see a significant increase of deaths and/or injuries stemming from "boredom." Advisedly, with Obama at the helm for the next few years, George Bush's sons may want to keep an eye out for Obama sons.
So is Is Christopher Lane is the White Treyvon Martin?
Not hardly. No-one wants to hear it, but the truth is Trayvon martin was a thug. I know his type. I grew up with his type. He was not from Sanford Florida, but Miami-Dade, where he was involved in several burglaries and had already been expelled from school. People who didn't even know about Martin's past came out to protest with signs "We are all Treyvon". I hope not. I am not Treyvon. And my son certainly won't be.
The Black community was angry. The feeling was "we've endured so much disrespect for generations, and now this". It was as if such a crime was expected. Yet another in a long line of White repression of blacks.
Truth is, respect is privilege earned, not a right. We all have a natural right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That kind of happiness doesn't happen unless we feel we are treated fairly, and respected. But we have no right to be happy unless we've earned it. Only the right to peruse it; by proving ourselves to the world.
Christopher Lane, on the other hand was a visiting foreign athlete, just out for a jog, when he was SHOT IN THE BACK. And the thugs who did it admit to going out LOOKING for some white person to kill; having posted about it previously on facebook, as well as other racist posts.
So in both cases, it is actually the White community that has the greater cause for outrage, not the black community. And yet here we are, with self-righteous backs calling for retribution and creating more criminal behavior within the black community.
In fact, crime statistics will show that Black on White violent crime is 45 times more prevalent than White on Black violent crime. And Black on Black violent crime is orders of magnitude higher than that.
So where is the white rage? Where is the White call for retribution against the black perpetrators? Is the White community "above" all that? Leaving it for the courtroom and allowing justice to prevail without a call for violence? Or more likely - did they all just roll over and take it? Yet another in an infinitely long string of Black on White violence that goes unmentioned and socially unchecked? Like it is expected.
There have been so many recent calls for "dialog" between Blacks and Whites citing a need for cross racial understanding. What we really need now is a dialog between Blacks and Blacks.
What we really need now, is a better upbringing for our children. A severe shortage of morals and ethics is being ingrained into generation after generation. How can a child grow up right in a world where even the local preacher rants on about racial divide, throwing out the race card in every sermon?
If the broken families, moral void, institutionalized hate, lack of God in our lives, and constant race baiting continues, then it may well degrade into a chaos not seen in the USA in generations.
It is time for the Black community to put away the race card, stop blaming others for the current predicament, and start asking for help - to heal the families, to heal the broken Black community.