The Murderous McVeigh: Rachel Maddow began last evening a series about the home grown right wing terrorist Timothy McVeigh, the murderer of 168 people in the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, as a remembrance of the 15 year anniversary of the sad occurrence. I paste its link below. If you have time, it is, I believe quite interesting but more than that I believe it is imperative, especially in our time, to understand as best one can, what jet propels a sociopath into action. It is important because we MUST know -- left and right alike -- that our words matter and that the advocacy of violence to achieve ends has no romance behind it. Violent acts whether perpetrated by the government or individuals in opposition TO government have ugly consequences for REAL human beings. The price is paid in the blood of innocents who cruelly have their childhood and their lives stolen from them by one hideous act. Lives are lost and bodies twisted forever which go unseen on national news or forgotten the next week, the next month, the next year, the next decade unto eternity. I offer, too, yet again another piece I wrote on April 7 entitled "Tree of Blood." which deals with the subject of the nature of the violent overthrow of government.
I believe MSNBC's reenactment of the Timothy McVeigh's homegrown terrorist crime complete with hours of authentic audio tapes made by McVeigh himself answers directly to an often dormant seed within the American psyche in which violent people use to their advantage some seemingly lofty other goal as an excuse to do that which they enjoy doing and that is killing. Why they do this is the eternal question. If you are interested the interviewer of McVeigh, Lou Michael, has written a book entitled "American Terrorist." The link for the interview, crime reenactment and the audio tapes is: