Manson follower Susan Atkins died in prison. I mention this because there was a press from some liberals to get her out so that, like that Libyan dude (and he’s not dead yet, is he?), she could die in the arms of her family. Considering the violent, brutal, grotesque murders she committed, compassionate parole would have been the greatest crime of all. Fortunately, the California parole board, showing more sense than the British government (although I think bribery was more of a factor than sense when it came to the Brits), made sure that she truly got a life sentence.
If you want to be sickened by the nature of Hamas’ fellow travelers in the U.S., check out Zombie’s photographs from the rally in San Francisco to protest Israel’s war against Hamas. One photo, combined with Zombie’s comment, struck me with particular force:
“Globalize the Intifada.” This is the fundamental message underlying all of these anti-Israel rallies organized by far-left radical groups: They see the Palestinian Intifada as the first wave of attack in a global revolution. Which, in their delusional fantasies, will usher in a secular communist utopia. This goes a long way toward explaining how left-wing groups can possibly give their support to Hamas, which is after all a repressive theocratic regime.
If that theme doesn’t strike you as familiar, you’re either fairly young, or you’re not thinking about it hard enough. It is, in fact, Charles Manson’s Helter Skelter theory, played out on a global scale. As you may recall, there was a method behind the Manson murders. Manson had convinced his followers that it was their mission to instigate a race war between blacks and whites in America, not because he had a dog in either fight, but because he believed that, once the combatants had destroyed each other, his little group would emerge triumphant from the chaos and take over the world.
We all freely acknowledge that Manson was insane, and that his followers were too (or, at least, they were in the grip of a temporary insanity while under his sway). It was this insanity that led them to commit murders of unspeakable brutality, and to do so with unbridled glee. Their craziness, aside from firing their blood lust, left them incapable of grasping that, when countries or cultures self-immolate, very little emerges from the ashes but further chaos and death. (I give you large parts of Africa as Exhibit A to support that statement.)
It’s sadly obvious that those Communists who waltz with the Islamists in their hope to see a world engulfed in flames are subject to precisely the same delusion that drove Manson and his followers. Despite the manifest insanity of their view, they’re vocal in their belief that they’re the Phoenix, and it’s up to them to stoke to fire to create the ashes. One wonders were it will end. Manson’s mania-driven murders numbered in the double-digits. If these fellow-travelers have their way, mere millions of deaths may ultimately seem like small numbers.