|Most successful murderers: Hitler, Pol Pot, and Stalin|
These three were monsters in an obvious big way, judging from the numbers of their victims. Murder, however, is murder. Most of the time its nothing more than just bloodlust, committed by an apolitical psycho. It could be just, say, eight people who the killer decided on because it "wasn't their night."
|The eight young women slaughtered by Speck in 1966|
Like Jones, Speck was reportedly high on drugs at the time of his hideous crime. Like Jones, he was complete sociopath, with no compunction at all about snuffing out human life.
|Murderer Richard Speck|
|Murderer Jim Jones on the day of his massacre|
Yes of course, Mac, if the creator of victims was a victim himself, that changes everything. Enough, in fact, to offically qualify them to go on a memorial with the men, women, children, and infants they butchered like cattle.
In the case of fellow killer Richard Speck, it would be very easy to arrange his picture on a nice polished granite memorial, surrounded by the eight photos of those young women he destroyed. Much easier, in fact, than having to carve Jones's name into a memorial one with his fellow 900 plus victims, don't you think?
|Peoples Temple Cult Apologist|
Fielding "Mac" McGehee
I see. Well, Mac (and all the rest of your comrades in today's revived People's Temple), word is that we're coming up on another special date next month--the 20th anniversary of the death of victim Richard Speck. So in the spirit of revisionist abandon and unfettered denial, how about putting in a good word to the city of Chicago to post an "all inclusive" memorial for their tragedy?
Just be sure to mention the advantages of a hundred years built-to-last murderer's memorial. You want to be certain that all passions--and objections--over honoring a homicidal maniac will have time to expire.
|Activist Dick Gregory protesting with others against |
memorializing a mass murderer