Robert Dear is a monster. He committed an act of sheer terror. Compounding his atrocity a million times over, he violated the sanctified sanctuary of a Planned Parenthood clinic. I don’t think there is a symbol more sacred to the left than Planned Parenthood. It is their god. The exam chair their high altar, their list of services offered to approximately two million women, all allegedly free of charge, if one qualifies for Medicaid, is their litany. The rules they follow the rubrics of the Church of Margaret Sanger. It is the religion of the left. The battles between pro and anti abortion foes has been epic, an uncivil war that can only be compared to the Trojan War, with a cast of characters just as colorful and just as irrationally insane. Neither side is right and neither side is wrong.
All the left can see is the shooting there in Colorado Springs, on Friday. This is one of those times when I truly hope the shooting is the worst of his crimes. So far, we know he raped a woman in North Charleston. He was arrested on animal cruelty. He was arrested for peeping a woman. He stalked at least two women. He was brutal to his ex-wives. He allegedly raped one of them. He advertised for women for S&M activities. He lived off the grid with no phone, electricity or television. His conversations were rambling and almost incomprehensible.
There are those who say he is a zealous Christian. Sorry, that’s an excuse. Dennis Rader was a church leader and a Cub Scout Leader. The left is discussing how Dear discussed conservative politics. Ted Bundy was an active member of the Republican Party. For a few years, he was successfully raising his family. Instead, his life sounds much like that of Gary Ridgeway. His taste for the kinky mirrors that of David Parker Ray.
Let’s put it this way, I would not be shocked if Robert Dear has not killed before last Friday. I would not be surprised if he turns out to be a serial killer. Something is going on with the investigation into his attack last Friday. What I do know is that, since the late 1970s, there has been an active serial killer, preying on women in South Carolina, North Carolina, and parts of Georgia. The reason I know there was an active serial killer is because I was quite involved in local politics and asked the county sheriff about it. He was shocked that I even knew about it.
As far as the itinerant sales of art prints to small galleries in the Carolinas during the late 19180s, if I still had my records, I suspect he was in my shop. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I know he was. If this is the character I think it was, the man gave me the creeps. After he came into the Mill, I never stayed there, alone, ever again.
There are things worse than a terror attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic. I fear we could soon be learning how bad they are. I hope I’m wrong.