I really thought I was done writing about black-on-white violence, for a while at least, but lo and behold, there’s yet another story that comes out of Spokane, Washington. An 88-year-old World War II vet was beaten to death by a couple young black teens:
“Authorities say the two young African American men, between 16 and 19 years old, approached Delbert Belton in his car Wednesday night outside an Eagles Lodge as he was waiting for a friend. Belton was found by police with serious head injuries and died in the hospital Thursday. Belton’s daughter-in-law [Bobbie] tells KREM-TV that the suspects beat him with flashlights. ‘They used those great big heavy flashlights,’ Bobbie Belton said. ‘The doctors said he was bleeding from all parts of his face.’”
Mr. Belton had fought in the Battle of Okinawa and was shot in his leg as an 18-year-old. And now, 70 years later, he’s beaten by fellow Americans and left for dead. Is this what this old vet fought and risked his life for?
I don’t write about these incidents for the purpose of stirring up outrage in the white conservative community. I don’t want a “race war.” I don’t believe that young black males commit these violent attacks simply because they’re black. I know some people who would make that argument, but if that were the case, we couldn’t hold them accountable for their actions. They didn’t have a choice as to what color their skin was going to be.
There is something to be said for the fact that many of these kids have absentee fathers. My brother-in-law is a cop, and he’s had to deal with his share of delinquent juveniles, most, if not all, of whom have been minorities. The police would get calls from someone about a group of kids behind some church building smoking marijuana and drinking beer, and he’d get called to the scene. Twelve, 13, 14-year-olds. He said that the one thing they all had in common was that none of them had dads at home. Their moms were off working, trying to put food on the table, and the kids were off doing who-knows-what. They were “bored.” I know we’ve heard that term used recently in relation to a black-on-white crime. And “idle hands are the Devil’s handiwork.”
There’s also something to be said for the entitlement mentality that is prevalent in the black community. Again, that’s not inherent in the black race. They’ve been used by politicians for decades for the purpose of creating an entire Democratic voting bloc. Blacks have largely been bought and paid for. And now many of them feel entitled to many things that working taxpayers are forced to pay for.
And it’s not just that they feel entitled to taxpayer-funded financial resources. Many of them end up feeling entitled to pretty much everything. They want to be treated better than everyone else. They deserve to be at the front of the line, because a long time ago, people with dark skin were mistreated by people with white skin.
Neither of these things (lack of fathers, entitlement mentality) justifies what these black teens did to this old, white WWII vet. It goes to show that the heart of man is desperately wicked. They deserve the death penalty just as much as if the case involved a couple white teens beating a black WWII vet to death.
Forget about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. They aren’t black “leaders.” If they were true leaders in the black community, they’d be preaching about the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of life, faithfulness in marriage and family, pursuit of a calling, an honorable work ethic, etc. But we hear nothing of those things. Just vague calls for “justice” when the victim happens to be black and the attacker happens to be non-black.