In response to a story concerning the kidnapping and torture of a white teen in Chicago by four Black young adults, The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren equated their crime to the brutal murder of nine African American church-goers by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof.
Lahren is a conservative political commentator who is the current host of Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Podcast. She’s a native of South Dakota, one of the least diverse states in the U.S. And she rose as a voice of the white nationalist “Alt-Right” movement when she became a vocal critic of Beyoncé’s half-time show performance at Super Bowl 50. She’s also been highly critical of the Black Lives Matter movement and African-American culture in general.
Lahren, like so many white nationalists, views herself as “an everyday American,” and simply can’t begin to understand anyone outside of her delusional hyper-nationalistic cultural bubble.
I grew up in the Midwest. I grew up in South Dakota. My family is patriotic. I’m an everyday American. What I would like to get out there is that everyday Americans feel this way,” she said, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.
During her post-show rant, Lahren strongly criticized Chicago police for not immediately labeling the kidnapping and torture of a white special needs teen by four Black suspects as a hate crime, despite the fact that all four suspect were later charged with a hate crime as well as other felonies after police conducted a day-long investigation.
During the attack, which was recorded by one of the suspects and streamed on Facebook Live, the assailants are seen and heard torturing and taunting a terrified gagged white male as he cowers in a corner with blood dripping down his face from an apparent head wound.
The suspects shouted things like “f*ck Donald Trump” and “f*ck white people” as they cut the victim’s clothing and hair with a knife.
‘Chicago police aren’t sure if it was politically motivated,’ Lahren said. ‘Are you freaking kidding me? This is the definition of a hate crime, and these four sick individuals deserve a seat on death row right next to Dylann Roof.’”
“’Times like these, we have to wonder, where are the parents?’ Lahren said. ‘Not just (Wednesday), but when these four were growing up? Because the breakdown of the American family has left young people — especially in the inner cities — with no role models. That’s why they turn to celebrities and rap stars who chant ‘eff Trump’ for guidance and leadership.’”
Lahren goes on to babble her usual rant against Black culture and biased media coverage concerning Black on white crime.
‘If the race roles were reversed here, can you imagine the coverage?’ Lahren said. ‘The race of the assailants would be plastered on every deadline from here to Timbuktu, but if it doesn’t fit the race-baiting agenda of the left and their cohorts in the mainstream, it doesn’t quite get the same attention.’”
“’If this thing wasn’t paraded on Facebook Live, the mainstream would have likely diluted, dismissed or outright ignored it,’ she said. ‘If it bleeds, it leads — but only if it’s the right color, huh?’”
It not clear what’s more disturbing. Lahren’s statement in which she casually equates the murder of nine Blacks to the torture of one white male, who by all accounts is still breathing, although most certainly severely traumatized by his horrific ordeal. Or the fact that she could make such a statement so casually as though it were simply a fact of life.
Of course, Lahren probably has a defense for her racial insensitivity all lined up, as most professional neocon “race baiters” like her always do. She’ll most likely say that she didn’t mean it in that context and call blame anyone who “misinterpreted” her words for being too “politically correct.” or overly sensitive.
This is just another example of how conservatives like Lahren and President-elect Donald Trump appeal to the growing racist element within the Republican Party; they play word games. Fortunately, most rational thinking Americans can see through their subterfuge. However, the millions who buy into their rhetoric will one day spawn another Dylann Roof. And when that day comes, expect silence from people like Lahren and Trump.
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