Hate Crime Victim Delbert Belton, World War II Veteran

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Perhaps, if President Obama had a son, he might have looked like one of the vicious thugs who beat 89-year-old Delbert Belton, a World War II veteran, to death on Wednesday night, in what was clearly a hate crime.

The entire term “hate crime” is actually ridiculous; it is nothing more than another asinine example of the Progressive Left attempting to restrict freedom of thought and speech through the phony concept of “political correctness”. A crime is a crime is a crime. However; since the Left has chosen to define the killing of a member of one ethnic group by a member of another as a “hate crime”, then Delbert Belton’s cruel and unnecessary death fits within the category as much as any other crime.

The mainstream media – adhering strictly to their instructions, no doubt – have, unsurprisingly, chosen to completely ignore this story. There can be absolutely no question that, had Mr. Belton been black and his murderers white, this story would have dominated the television, print and electronic news for the past 24 hours. MSNBC would, no doubt, have devoted 24-hour live coverage to the tragedy; nothing else they talk about is, after all, of any interest.

Belton, reportedly a veteran of the battle for Okinawa, was attacked Wednesday night by two young men – and the word “men” is used, here, only to define their gender – who have been described as African-Americans between the ages of 16 and 19. Police had received a call about the attack, which took place in the parking lot of an ice arena, at 8:15pm and found Belton in his car. He was transported to the Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he died Wednesday morning. Belton was an aluminum plant worker for 30 years and was described as “full of life” by family and friends, according to a report in the Associated Press.

The New Black Panther Party has, no doubt, already put bounties on the heads of those responsible. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have probably begun to organize marches to demand justice for Belton. The President will, it can be assumed, speak at length about how he explained this ghastly crime to his daughters and how old white people will forever cower in fear, knowing that these animals are still on the streets. The NAACP have begun to consider bringing about changes to Washington State law, so that this incident will never be repeated. Surely, Trayvon Martin’s mother will speak at a rally or two.

In truth, of course, none of these things will happen, because every group and individual mentioned is guilty of the same two things; racism and hypocrisy. The fact is, in Obama’s America, racial and religious hatred is not only acceptable, but encouraged – so long as it is directed against white people, Christians and, whenever possible, white Christians. The numerous random acts of black-on-white violence that have been perpetrated across the country since the suicide-by-neighborhood-watch of Trayvon Martin have been largely ignored. The President, a 20-year disciple of the racist, America-hating, anti-Semitic Jeremiah Wright, will shed not a tear for World War II veteran Delbert Belton, beaten to death in a hate-crime by two mindless thugs who were not worthy to breathe the same oxygen as that American hero. #DelbertBelton

An Op/Ed by Graham J Noble

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