A registered sex offender named John Albert Gardner is being held for questioning in the disappearance of 17 year old Chelsea King in San Diego (discussed in previous entry). The sheriff says that numerous pieces of physical evidence connect Gardner to King, and that there is a “strong possibility” that he is involved in her disappearance. A statement by Chelsea’s parents says, “She is an extraordinary daughter and also someone who is committed to her community. She has huge dreams and wants to change the world.” Maybe she was dreaming her huge dreams about changing the world when she went jogging alone in a place that, according to several VFR readers who are familiar with the area (see comments by Scott H., Ferg, and James P.), abuts on areas populated by lawless people. Perhaps if she were an ordinary girl who just wanted to live in this world instead of an extraordinary girl who wanted to change it, she might have been paying more attention to her actual environment, or, better, not gone there at all. In no story so far have I seen any suggestion that it was not wise for a teenage girl to go running alone in a park, apparently on one of the many trails in the park. The coverage of the story, the sentimental response, and the statement by Chelsea’s parents assure that other extraordinary young women will keep doing what Chelsea did and delivering themselves into the maw of death.
John Albert Gardner
Laura Wood writes:
The statement by Chelsea’s parents reads as if it’s from an application to Yale or Brown. You know, in the essay where you prove you are a prophet of world transformation and a local volunteer too.LA replies:
Every phrase is a liberal cliche.Laura replies:
I guess anything you would say at that moment would be a cliche. It’s the grandiosity that’s disturbing. How does one summon that even in the hours of grief?LA replies:
Yes. She had “huge dreams” to “change the world.” For heaven’s sake, she was a 17 year old girl.LA writes:
My critical analysis of the parent’s statement was even truer than I realized. Here is the statement:Rick U. writes:
The term “registered sex offender” perfectly illustrates our liberal society. First, it muddles the language by avoiding much more definitive terms, like say pervert, rapist, and so on, and second, it provides a false sense of security suggesting that the system has them under control—which it clearly does not. It is maddening to watch these children subjected to the meat grinder that our society has become by registering these evil people instead of incarcerating them.Rick U. writes:
According to this web page there are 63,000 registered sex offenders in California, and if I am reading the page correctly another 22,000 are not included in that number. I guess these are the statistics of a “civilized society” in liberal America. 85,000 violent people are allowed to roam through society providing some the opportunity to move from “registered sex offender” to murderer.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 01, 2010 12:52 AM | Send