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Sound Familiar? Rapist-Murderer Complains He’s Misunderstood

Another day, another sociopathic serial killer in deep denial. Let's listen to the words of the victims instead.

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Kathy Shaidle

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August 6, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Kristen French

No, I’m not talking about Cleveland’s Ariel “I’m not a monster” Castro.

Now Canada’s most hated man — serial rapist, sex slave “master” and child killer Paul Bernardo — is mad because the media is telling “lies” about him.

Plus he wants to be moved from maximum to medium security because those “mistakes” he made happened “years ago” or something.

That these glib, narcissistic men sound shockingly alike comes as no surprise, of course.

Rather than dwell on the likes of Castro or Bernardo — or his equally guilty wife Karla Homolka, who is now free (and a mother) thanks to what we call “the deal with the devil” — I’d prefer to concentrate on one of his victims.

It’s something we always promise we’ll do, isn’t it? Remember the victims.

Kathleen Norris’s exquisitely written classic of modern spirituality, The Cloister Walk, includes a moving meditation about one fifteen-year-old girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by Bernardo and Homolka.

(Whose raped and murdered younger sister is the one Lena Dunham joked about dressing up as for Halloween, by the way.)

The only flaw in this otherwise impeccable chapter is that Kathleen Norris, an American, makes a mistake no Canadian would:

She misspells the girl’s name.

I’ve taken the liberty of correcting it, below.

Her name was Kristen French…

A recent Newsweek contains a grim account of a married couple in Canada who habitually kidnapped, tortured, raped and sometimes murdered teenage girls. Because they videotaped their victims, the defiance of one fifteen-year-old, Kristen French, is on record. “Ordered to perform a particular sex act,” the article notes, “she refused, insisting, ‘Some things are worth dying for.’” The girl never gave in, even when her tormenters showed her the videotaped death of another of their victims. (…)

The mystery of holiness infuses such defiance. I am haunted by the idea that Kristen French’s killers may have responded to this spark of holiness in her. They had dismembered the corpse of a fourteen-year-old girl they’d killed the year before. It was a videotape of her death that they showed to Kristen French in an attempt to intimidate her into submission. This may signify nothing at all, but it is the stuff of hagiography: The body of Kristen French they buried intact.

(KATHY SHAIDLE is a blogging pioneer who runs FiveFeetOfFury, now in its 14th year. She's been called "one of the great virtuoso polemicists of our time," by MARK STEYN. Her NEW book is Confessions of A Failed Slut (Thought Catalog, 2014).

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>>>Plus he wants to be moved from maximum to medium security because those “mistakes” he made happened “years ago” or something.---

well, in some circles it does qualify him to become a tenured college professor.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'll never get tired of saying it - the modern mindset and it's degeneration is the French philosopher's fault - Jean Jacques Rousseau. It was he who, like modern elites, thought himself wiser than God and Scriptures and proposed that man's problem was not sin but society. That one seemingly innocuous fantasy - that man is not inherently sinful, that man's problem is how society is organized, that redemption comes from revolution and a new order imposed by elites running the State - is what leads to the hundreds of millions dead in all the different mutations of coercive utopianism. It is what creates these kinds of narcissistic serial killers too, with no remorse, no conscience, no humanity, just one monstrously deformed little child screaming, "MEEEEEE!" God help us.
36 weeks ago
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"Plus he wants to be moved from maximum to medium security because those “mistakes” he made happened “years ago” or something."

2+2 = 5 is a mistake.

Rape and murder are crimes that should be punished by death.
36 weeks ago
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All you death penalty fans, may I ask a favor? Google Kurt Bloodworth and get back to me, please.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
No argument from me that the death penalty should come with an extraordinary burden of proof. Yet there are cases that such a burden CAN be satisfied --- killers who did their deeds in broad daylight in front of a crowd, and such.
33 weeks ago
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You need to get rid of the anger and revulsion that comes from this type of animal. I don't want to see him beaten or skinned alive or make him hurt in anyway. I just think he needs to be removed from the living. No twenty years of appeals because some clerk made a typo on a form, no trying to understand how he felt while he committed his crimes, or trying to understand what he experienced while he was growing up( was he potty trained too soon or did his Mommy not breast-feed him long enough?). He just needs to be removed so he can't infect others with his existence. No lethal injection or even a firing squad, just tell him that he's going to die very soon so he can try to find peace with GOD (yes GOD will reach out and forgive even the likes of him) and then have somebody walk up behind and put a bullet in the back of his head. Not revenge, or getting even or anything else (what could possibly make up for what he's done?) just take out the trash and be done with it. Why should we concern ourselves with the likes of him when there's so many in this world who are trying to live their lives while a piece of refuse like this lives with a lifestyle that is better than what he had on the outside and probably better than what the people whose lives he destroyed have to go on living. Flyonaline
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
Unfortunately, Canada doesn't have the death penalty and hasn't had it for decades. There's no legal was to execute Bernardo.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
Oops, I meant to say there's no legal WAY to execute Bernardo or Homolka.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
Why not give it a try. It has proved very successful for a variety of other people for a variety of manifestations of just how depraved people can be.

Even the "compassionate liberals" for whom nothing human is alien, or unacceptable. As long as they are not recipients of any "unfortunate" human behaviours. Protected as they are in their "gated" communities.

For compassionate liberals AND friends there is little that humans do that in the days of the dinosaurs was called evil, Deserving censure and penalty as signs of compassionate humanity of that inhuman culture.

There seems to be very little reprehensible to the NEW AGE compassionates. EXCEPT the truly alien to them humans deserving of absolute censure and the "full weight of the justice" of their compassionate culture, among which::
1. smoking with the effluvia so dangerious to innocents wherever they are.
2. the recalcitrantly inhumane, ever escalating in number on their lists, of what they call "hate crimes". SELECTIVELY recognised and punished as such by their "best and brightest"..
3. to be part of that horde - unrecognisable as human? - they know variously as sexixt, racist, guns and religion bigots, astro-turf clans of "that vast right-wing conspiracy".

And members of which having failed the pledging iinitiations into the fraternities of those compassionates, call gaming the system designed by the compassionates of modern times.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
Actually, I thought the Bernardo trial was a real turning point for criminal justice in this country. (I'm Canadian.) Until then, pretty much all you ever heard were the elites gnashing their teeth and trying to come up with excuses for really evil people. They were all about compassion and understanding what had driven this poor soul to do his horrific deeds. You got the impression they were trying to understand the criminal so that they could frame a precise apology that described exactly how they let him down, thus causing his bad behaviour.

But the evil was so obvious in the Bernardo case that everyone seemed to get it: there was no doubt that Bernardo and Homolka were as evil as a person can be. A lot of the nonsense about how society had failed the criminals was suddenly - and refreshingly - gone.

It's never really come back since then either, at least as strong as it had been before. Sure, there are still people who try to blame society for all the evils and don't assign any responsibility to the criminal but we don't hear them quite as loudly as we did before Bernardo. And not as exclusively either.

That's been the only good thing to come out of the whole sorry mess: a realization that there IS evil in this world and that some individuals are deliberately and consciously evil simply because they want to be, not because "society" damaged them in some way.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
Send him to medium security here in Texas. Do you want us to bury his remains here or sent back to Canada?
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
Oh, no need for anything fancy. Any ol' trash compactor will do.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
He's wrong: he is NOT a 'human being.'

36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
Homolka and Bernardo are two sick monsters that found each other. The fact that they both still walk the earth makes me want to cry out to heaven for revenge of the 3 young women that they brutally murdered. EVIL personified.
36 weeks ago
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I think he should gets what he wants, as long as he is placed in the general population. There he will live a long as the average Drosophila melanogaster.

Look what happened to Geoghan.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
Even criminals know there are some bounds no one should cross...
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
Dipping in hot tar would be too good for this monster and his enabler spouse. Perhaps the best justification for capital punishment I've seen in a long while.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
I feel sorry for all the Canadians paying for this man to stay alive. If he was filled with remorse and did all he could to try to help others and make right the things he did that will never be made right, then I could have some sympathy. As it is, I hope a radiator bursts and gives him a long battle to recover from steam burns, a battle that fails miserably after numerous skin peels and grafts.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
I like the idea of taking his picture and publishing it all over the place. He's apparently gotten quite fat during his incarceration and refuses to let his picture be taken due to his vanity. I think putting up a picture (or maybe a before and after pair of pictures) and distributing it widely would embarass him enormously. For that reason alone, I'd love to see it done.

Of course executing him and his spouse would be even better.
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
Yes, Bruce. What you said exactly. The insidious pollution that this mindset has wrought upon mankind is directly responsible for providing degenerates the excuses to deny God-given conviction they experience it and/or a like-wise morally deficient society the excuses to not recognize evil and condemn it.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
Should have read "...when they experience it...". Why oh why can't we have an edit button?
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
dip him in blood and feed him to a pack of wolves while his monster wife watches. Political correctness is insane. Homulka participated in raping and mutilating teen aged girls and now she's allowed to be a "mother"
The same pinch faced shrews in Child Protective Services would want her children removed if she was a Christian, but being a homicidal maniac is okay.
36 weeks ago
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I've always thought the proper punishment for Bernardo and Homolka was to lock them both in the same cell with one lethal knife each, then just step away and let them go at it. If they both felt, even briefly, the same terror that their victims felt, some real justice would have occurred.
36 weeks ago
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