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The Triumph Of Leftism, Part 1998

31 July 2012 @ 14:15

From the Chicago Tribune, Rosemary Sobol reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to the Drudge Report]:

An 87-year-old World War II veteran was walking from a corner store in West Englewood after buying lottery tickets when he was attacked by three people who smashed his glasses, knocked out his hearing aid and broke his dentures, then went through his pockets and fled with his wallet, according to his family and police.

Two delivery men who witnessed the attack Monday afternoon followed the robbers in their truck and helped police track them down, authorities said. Three suspects — ages 15, 17 and 20 — were taken into custody not far from where Porter B. Cross was beaten.

"He’s just a sweet guy," said Cross’ daughter, Cynthia Steward-Jones, this morning. "Chicago has bruised my heart with this."

She said her dad, who will turn 88 on Thursday, was returning home from his weekly walk to the store to buy lottery tickets. "It’s the one day of the week he goes out and gets his exercise," said Steward-Jones, who lives with her father.

The three jumped him just blocks from his home. "They broke his glasses in his face and his dentures in his mouth," she said. "They knocked his hearing aid out and his face is really swollen."

The three took his wallet, which contained money, his Social Security card, his state ID, driver’s license and credit cards. But he was able to hold onto the lottery tickets, she said.

Cross suffered a bruised left eye, a laceration under his right eye and was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Steward-Jones said her father served in World War II. "He was a seaman," she said. After the war, he worked for 36 years for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring. They moved to the West Englewood neighborhood about two years ago.

"We thought this neighborhood would be good for a single person but apparently it’s not," she said.

Steward-Jones said the robbery has also left her father "disappointed."

"He said: ‘I’m just so disappointed. I’ve served this country and I’ve done all the right things. I’ve lived my life like I was supposed to and this younger generation is just something else. … They’re just losing their mind.’ "

I know this is but one of way too many examples of the lawlessness that reigns in Chicago these days and that such news out of any of our major cities is no surprise to us at all, but what Mr. Cross endured struck me as rather symbolic of it all…and of much, much more…

Here is a man who risked his young life in the service of his country, worked hard at the same job for thirty-six years, and raised a family, who only wished to modestly enjoy an earned retirement, who derived pleasure from the simple act of walking on his own to buy lottery tickets, and a group of feral thugs decided this elderly man was of no value, that he was not deserving of any respect, that he was but a weak fellow animal ripe for the kill. The three men who attacked and brutally beat Mr. Cross are all under the age of twenty-one. They are human beings, but they act like soulless creatures [aka: animals] who have no sentience. They are the product of a culture that has been infected and ravaged by a philosophy that has killed God, delegitimized Morality, and ridiculed Tradition. These three are the demon offspring of the Evil that is Leftism, the poster boys for The Culture Of Death. And fine men like Porter Cross and every other law-abiding citizen are their prey. And this situation is sanctioned by the Elites who hold power and control, and they only do so because we allow it.

Could This Be One Explanation?

One Comment
  1. Gunga permalink
    01 August 2012 @ 12:08 12:08

    Ephesians 6:12

    That’s just a reminder, not a judgement.

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