The Comprachicos

This will not be one of my typical long explanations as to why the Left does what it does.

On April 19th (Hitler’s birthday) 27 year-old Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. 168 died. A cold chill ran up my spine. This was the first time a home-grown American had taken innocent lives to make a political point.

Then on April 20, 1999 (the day after Hitler’s birthday, and two days before Lenin’s) 18 year-old’s Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 at Columbine High School near Littleton, Colorado. Unlike McVeigh, both boys came from the best of families, so President Bill Clinton rushed to the city…not to grieve with the families, but to grant them all absolution.

Finally, Yesterday, a 22-year old kid killed 6 in a shooting rampage in Tucson, leaving behind his “political” manifesto, a la Ted Kaczynski, on video.

To be sure, we’ve had other “massacres-of-indifference;” Bath, Michigan in 1927, the Texas Tower sniper in 1966, and Virginia Tech in 2007, but all those killers were certifiable in one way or another.

I know, to many of us, all mass killers are insane, but not all do we allow to escape the gallows on that account. Only McVeigh survived to stand trial, until this young man in Tucson. So we will see.

But yesterday should have proved to us that something vile, other than mental illness, is in America’s water.

The Comprachicos, as you will soon see, were a group of 17th Century nomads who bought children for the express purpose of deforming them so that they could then sell them as circus freaks. They were good at what they did.

I ask you simply to read this essay by Ayn Rand, (1970). She had never heard of video games or avatars or social networks, but she certainly did know “alienism.” Even if you’re not a fan…as I am not that big a fan, myself…you will find her analysis compelling.

After you have read it, then you will know that the course should be clear for us;

…politically, philosophically and morally.