Welfare the killer 5

Three adolescents set out to kill a man. And they did. The victim – a young Australian student and baseball player named Christopher Lane – was not known to them. One of them, fifteen year old James Edwards, said he did it because he was bored.

Let us now be disputatious, provoking, even – some might think – radical.

We contend that if the bored boy had to work for a living he would not have been bored. If all three boys had to work rather than sit at a school desk and have free “education” poured over them, they would have been too busy to kill.

The struggle to exist is a reason to exist. Socialism, the welfare state, by supplying all the necessities of life, can bring anybody – even the illiterate and non-introspective – to ask “What’s the point of my life?” “What’s it all for?” Or simply, “What can I do to stop being bored?”

Sure, there is a minority who have mental resources enough to keep themselves occupied if all their daily needs are provided. They have interests to pursue. They may be inventive. They set their own purposes and find their personal answers to existential questions.

The rest should invest time and effort in surviving. They’ll know then what their own lives cost, and probably be a lot less likely to hold the lives of others cheap.


About the mother of one of the killers, information is provided here by Bryan Preston at PJ Media.

Did “bored” teen James Edwards learn about crime from his mother? Edwards is the 15-year-old …  accused of shooting Australian baseball player Chris Lane in the back last Friday. He appeared in court Tuesday and reportedly made a mockery of the proceedings.

A search on Mugshots.com turns up one Brenda M. Edwards, 50, of Stephens County, Oklahoma. I called the Stephens County district attorney’s office today and confirmed that Brenda M. Edwards is James Edwards’ mother.

Edwards is currently incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Her extensive rap sheet begins in 1994 with a conviction for larceny, and spans her son’s entire life.

She has three known aliases. As things stand now, her relationship with Oklahoma’s criminal justice system won’t end for several decades. …

If we’re going to blame a “culture” for James Edwards’ alleged part in Chris Lane’s murder, as some want to blame the so-called “gun culture”,* shouldn’t the culture of recidivist criminality come under scrutiny?

And wasn’t Brenda Edwards paid by the state to have a child whom she couldn’t otherwise have afforded?

And hasn’t the welfare state taken on the guardianship of children, providing them with everything from housing and food to schooling and health care?

The Left sometimes characterizes the political philosophy of the Right as “Devil take the hindmost”. Today we feel that, speaking for ourselves, they are not entirely wrong.


* A few days later two teenage boys beat to death an old man – Delbert Belton, 88 – in a car park in Spokane, Washington. Belton should have been armed with a gun.

  • Dale Jensen

    We contend that if the bored boy had to work for a living he would not have been bored.
    If all three boys had to work rather than sit at a school desk and have
    free “education” poured over them, they would have been too busy to kill.

    The struggle to exist is a reason to exist…

    This is an excellent point. The welfare state is thus inhuman. It is unjust to the productive that must be bled dry for it. But it also unjust to the “entitled” class that never develops the self-esteem that comes from self-support. If a human doesn’t earn his own way he never becomes fully human at a deep level.

    I’ll add a controversial point now. I think this is doubly important for blacks and especially black males. The science here is far from settled but it does seem that black violence is largely related to the higher levels of testosterone in blacks in general and males in particular. Black males have higher T levels than whites (who have higher levels than Asians) from the ages of 15-35 where interestingly whites end up having higher T levels later in life. But those higher T levels make black males 8 times more violent on average than white males who are somewhere around twice as violent as Asians (I’m referring here to violent crime statistics which are uniform for blacks all over the world).

    Also, higher T levels cause lower IQ. (The biological reasons are complicated.) And black IQ is lower than whites which is lower than Asians. You can look the numbers up as they are all over the internet. These patterns hold up. I think the blank slate psychological paradigm is largely destroyed. Its a shame that Classical Liberals used such language. Science is showing that heredity means alot. As for why this is so, one evo-biological theory is that blacks evolved in a primitive agricultural environment where women did not need men to the same extent that women from Northern hunter-gatherer climates did. There, women selected men with greater cognitive capacity for long term pair bonding (and to deal with a harsher climate). African women had different sexual selection criteria. They chose higher-T lower commitment males. Again, biology effects so much.

    Should any of this affect public policy? Damn hard question. But even without scientific race realism, the welfare state is a profound evil; to both the plundered and the “needy”. It is destroying America (and Europe). And it is bringing out the very worst in blacks and creating racial friction to a degree that I don’t think would exist in its absence. If mainstream Conservatives and Republicans had a clue, they would make the abolition of this monstrosity a priority. But of course, if they were capable of that, we would be living in a different world.

    • liz

      Very interesting info on the T levels.
      Also, in addition to the evils the welfare state causes, the leftist agenda of manipulating and exploiting blacks as a tool to destroy the system factors in to this equation.
      Not only are blacks on welfare bored and purposeless, they are conditioned by the left to think of themselves as victims of evil white capitalist oppressors who deserve to die.
      Add to that the higher testosterone levels, and the results are not surprising.

      • Dale Jensen

        Yes, Cultural Marxism at play. The Left is doing this with every non-white group (and women as well) and of course with Islam. Ann Coulter is right when she calls the Left demonic.

  • WmarkW

    The media handling of these cases, point out how King’s admonition to judge men by the content of their character, ran into the doctrine of disparate impact. Supposedly, being a black person is such a unique experience, that no white person can judge their actions because we’ve never walked in their moccasins. The media (and academia) believe the most important challenge of our society is to overcome prejudice. But prejudice means pre-judgement, and is a moral failing when doing so against an individual based on his membership in a group. We now have sufficient evidence to conclude that blacks, considered as a group, need moral guidance more than equality of opportunity.