I did a lot of ranting today. After a too-brief segment with terrorism expert Jeffrey Epstein of America’s Truth Forum (who raised the terrifying scenario of corpses being used to conceal explosives on airplanes, as in the plot of the Jodie Foster movie Flight Plan), we spent the balance of the show talking about the tragedy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
When confronted with a horror like this, it’s all too easy to look for psychological differences between the killer and ourselves. He was a tortured soul, we’ll learn in the days ahead, harboring some festering psychological wound that erupted in the execution-style slaughter of at least three young girls.
In our scientifically oriented culture, we can’t recognize evil even when it’s staring at us through the television screen.