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A World of McVeighs

By Roy D. Follendore III

Copyright (c) 2001 by RDFollendoreIII

September 11, 2001

This June 19th 2001 I wrote about the strange nature of human absolutism involved in terrorism.  Today we all witnessed the ultimate example of this.  Terrorists destroyed thousands of people on this day.  They destroyed a great World financial monument.  They attacked the building that is remains the symbol of our defense.  What these cowards actually did was to galvanize this great country of ours.

 On June 19th I wrote "There are good people doing bad things and there are bad people doing good things."  What I left out was that there are also bad people doing bad things. I was talking then about using the concept of justice to understand and use the minds of those who could perpetrate these kinds of crimes against humanity.  Today we have little doubt that the those who were on the aircraft included death seeking criminals.  It is a different issue to destroy those who planned and supported the deadly events of today.     

If McVeigh were alive today we could interrogate his sick evil mind and perhaps we would have answers from a point of view that no sane man can give or easily understand.  There are questions that only a person like McVeigh could have asked, in much the same manner that Hannibal was used in Silence of the Lambs.  For those of you who cannot find a grain of truth in this perspective of reality imitating fiction you must realize that we have previously been entertained by fiction using today's script.  Can this concept of secretly acknowledging the truth and learning from an evil genius like McVeigh be any more unusual than the images we have seen.   

I did not feel comfortable about having considered and written this about a murderer, but I felt is was important enough to give my opinion even though I knew I had no control over his death.  I also said that, " we all still have a lot to learn from good and bad, including people like McVeigh, and there are two ways to do that; the easy way and the hard way." I also said: "The world is full of McVeighs..." 

Today we all learned the hard way that what I wrote was not noise.  I wish I had been wrong.

God Bless the victims of today's evil crimes.   




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