“The system worked.”
That was one of Al Sharpton’s slim offerings after being pressured to answer to the three teens (two of whom are black males) who viciously murdered Australian jogger, Chris Lane in broad daylight. Jesse Jackson tweeted a tepid, “Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is frowned upon and the justice system must prevail.” Meanwhile, our nation’s first black president, expert in class warfare and racial disharmony, has decided not even to say that the teens “acted stupidly” or that if he had a son, he could be Chris Lane.
And what about World War II veteran Delbert Belton? Two young black men savagely beat eighty-eight year old Belton to death in a parking lot in Spokane, WA. In Belton’s case as in Lane’s, the silence is deafening – and telling.
As young black men go wild, Obama goes golfing, Sharpton finally relies on the system, and Jackson tweets and prays from the recliner. These same men who might have normally stubbed their toe on the way to a camera, lest it pass them by, for a chance to rant and wail on America about racism, decide that these two incidents barely warrant a response? These same men who shook their heads, raised their fists, and roared fire at America over Trayvon Martin are content to watch in silence as black men roam the streets like packs of wolves devouring innocent victims who end up at the wrong place at the wrong time? They care not about the character and integrity of a community that is in danger of being perceived as a gang of animals.
This is about more than hypocrisy related to white on black crime verses black on white crime. Their silence speaks less to the lack of empathy for the lives of all races or the false kum-ba-ya of racial harmony that Barack Obama promised, but rather it gives unspoken consent to black men gone wild, and is a sharp and cruel proclamation of their inferior expectations for the black community they purport to serve. There is indeed a system at work here. It is a system of white-collar black on black crime where an elite few excel and make their fortunes based on the peril and degradation of their own people. Killing them softly and over and over again with the “soft bigotry of low expectations” and salting their wounds of poverty and low esteem with claims of inferiority in the eyes of whites and the world when they themselves are the ones who hold the very inferiority complex of which they pretend to rebuke.
Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson are the representatives of this modern day trifecta of black on black crime. The way they ignore the plight of their people as they run to the rescue of the type of silly cases and causes that make the front page of “People” magazine is criminal. Jesse Jackson after all couldn’t wait to help redeem Paula Deen, the celebrity chef who was accused of using a racial slur some thirty years ago. Jackson quickly went to get a piece of the purse saying, “she should be reclaimed rather than destroyed.” As Jackson gets a piece of that pie, young black men, kill and slaughter without any mention of their redemption or reclamation for humanity. They don’t have a multi-million dollar culinary empire with which to woo Jackson’s affections. Is there nothing that can be redeemed in these men, or is Jackson’s stance that they can do no better?