Before I begin my deevanalysis, I want to pay my respect to this angel, Lane Graves who went to heaven on Monday. Sending prayers to strengthen your family at this difficult time. Rest in peace little one.
On Monday, June 13, 2016, the world woke to the horrific news that a 2 year old boy, Lane Graves (pictured left) was dragged by an alligator into a lagoon near a Disney World resort in Orlando. The toddler was on vacation with his parents who came to Florida from Nebraska.
His parents tried to wrestle him out of the jaws of the gator, but they weren’t lucky. Lane’s body was discovered intact today after a long police search.
THE WORLD WENT QUIET.
Similarly on Saturday, May 28, 2016, the Dickersons had taken their family to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, when their son, three year old Isaiah Dickerson (pictured bright) fell into the moat in the enclosure where Harambe, a Western Lowland silverback gorilla was kept.
Zoo director Thane Maynard stated,
“The child was being dragged around … His head was banging on concrete. This was not a gentle thing. The child was at risk.”
The gorilla was shot dead by the zoo’s management to save the boy.
THE WORLD WENT CRAZY!!
Some observers stated that it was not clear whether or not Harambe was likely to harm the child. All of a sudden, protests and campaigns sprung up around the world. People said it was wrong to kill the gorilla to save the boy, because the gorilla was in its ‘home’ minding its business when the boy’s careless mother left him to fall into the beast’s enclosure.
Although the zoo director stood by his decision to kill the gorilla, another expert denied this, saying Harambe was not a danger to the child. Soon, people began to call for the boy’s parents and/or the zoo to be held accountable for the gorilla’s death. Police began to investigate possible criminal charges, even digging up the father of the boy’s old criminal records.
“Be calm, Isaiah. Mummy loves you. Mummy’s right here.”
That’s a good mother talking. I doubt I’d have had the calmness or the presence of mind to reassure my own child in the same circumstance, as Isaiah’s mom, Michelle Gregg. I’d have been screaming, sobbing and trying to climb the fence — probably making everything worse.
So what makes the gorilla more special than the alligator? What makes Isaiah’s story different from Lane’s? Why is the world not calling for the heads of Mr. and Mrs. Graves? After all, little Lane was paddling in the water…where the alligator was minding its business in its own habitat.
I’ll tell you why. The reason is simple. Isaiah is BLACK and Lane is WHITE. The Dickersons are BLACK and the Graves are WHITE.
I haven’t seen a bunch of people so idiotic as to argue whether the life of a gorilla is more precious than that of a little boy. Even when it was so clear in the video that the gorilla was dragging the toddler roughly and so fast by the leg, banging his little fragile body on concrete!
Watch video of Harambe the gorilla dragging little Isaiah…
As an African, I can tell you that gorillas are not so dumb. They are actually quite intelligent. Harambe knew he was holding a helpless and harmless child. Harambe heard the boy scream and sensed his fear, yet it dragged the boy even harder instead of comforting him.
In Africa, gorillas are known to rape women who go to the bush to farm. They are vicious. Have you asked yourselves why Harambe was in captivity in the first place? The Cincinnati Zoo isn’t its NATURAL HABITAT. Why didn’t you self-righteous black-hating animal lovers start with a campaign to release all zoo-kept animals to their natural habitats?
These two scenarios have proven that America will never be cured of its age-long cancer call ‘Racism.’ Race and Colour will always remain the yardstick of judging what is socially or morally acceptable to humanity.
References: Wikipedia | Daily Telegraph | CNN