Abuse Excuse on Steroids with Fish and Chips

By Norma Zager

“Why did they kill little Bobby Franks? Not for money, not for spite, not for hate. They killed him as they might kill a spider or a fly, for the experience. They killed him because they were made that way. Because somewhere in the infinite processes that go to the making up of the boy or the man something slipped, and those unfortunate lads sit here hated, despised, outcasts, with the community shouting for their blood.” Clarence Darrow at the Leopold and Loeb trial.

Well thank you Clarence Darrow.

Your highly creative abuse-excuse defense ploy to save the lives of two cold-blooded murderers in 1924 has come full circle, and now justifies the most heinous of crimes against decent people in our modern and quite careworn civilization.

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

By Norma Zager

“Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule.” Friedrich Nietzsche

What a visual. Little old women being led onto trucks headed for extermination camps.

One says, “I’m not sure this is such a good idea. They may kill us.”

The other answers, “Sha, Still. Do you want to make them mad?”

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