On Thursday, we learned that WWII veteran Delbert Belton was beaten to death in Spokane, Wash., by two teenagers. Just a couple of days earlier, we read of Australian baseball player Chris Lane being shot in the back in Duncan, Okla., while jogging. Again by a group of teenagers who said they were bored.
What brings about these type of attacks that are not caused by provocation? I think I found at least a partial answer in, of all places, the Ticket on Thursday. Page 5 gave the family review of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Under “Good lesson/bad lessons” is this simple quote, “To love is to destroy.”
To love is to destroy? Boy have we come a long way from “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” The latter statement was a step away from what love really means. The statement of today is what our children are being taught, as we learn Mortal Instruments is geared for 12-year-olds and up, according to Ticket’s own admission.
Maybe we should take the recent question offered by a “Duck Dynasty” star on another topic to heart, “What in the world happened to us?”