A big news story in the last few days- not for its relevance or meaningfulness, just for its luridness and shock value- has been NFL player Jovan Belcher killing his girlfriend at home and then going to the team offices and shooting himself in front of the coach.
Some blame guns, some blame head injuries. It seems Belcher was a violent and cruel person all his life. Nothing about this man’s story is surprising but the degree. This kind of behavior isn’t limited to blacks, but blacks do it to a much more extreme degree. I grew up in a lower-middle class suburban community with a lot of violent white and Hispanic people, but nothing to the same degree every went on. The thing is, West Babylon isn’t a slum. I’m don’t know the area well, but I’ve been there and while it is nothing special, it is not fashionable or prestigious, people there live in comfort and plenty and want for nothing. Belcher’s family was not poor, deprived, or abused, or oppressed in any way. None of the normal excuses for black evil can be used.
The puzzling thing is, looking at the Census map there are hardly any blacks in the area- no more than 5%. Howard Stern used to talk about getting harassed by blacks in Roosevelt, Long Island which is heavily black. My feeling is in liberal areas, any blacks can create havoc.
The family ultimately- after the government ignored their requests for help and protection, a very minimal duty for the government to provide- used the basic tool for whites to deal with black violence, which is isolation. They live in Tampa now, which has no shortage of black criminals, but they can probably afford to live farther away from black people and the law in Tampa is probably not quite so craven.
Long Island is an excellent example of how leftism and liberalism work- but what liberal jurisdiction isn’t? Taxes are extremely high. Public employees are very highly paid, some fraudulently. But the government does not provide its most basic service and reason for existing- maintaining order and protecting its subjects.
The real and complete Jovan Belcher story isn’t told, not simply out of a desire to cover it up, but out of a sense of futility as well. The black bully is a common, normal thing we are just supposed to live with.