Wife accused in murder of Fontainbleau heir
Reported at USA Today:
Remember the murder mystery case of millionaire Fontainebleau Hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., 52, who was shockingly bludgeoned to death in his room at the Rye Town Hilton almost a year ago?VFR readers will probably think that here is yet another example of the murder of a white American by an Hispanic immigrant. However, because of my familiarity with the cable TV programs Snapped and Forensic Files, I know how stunningly common are the brutal coldblooded murders of their spouses by middle-class and seemingly normal white people for monetary motives and other reasons of pure convenience. So my first thought about this story is that it is not about immigration or race, but about the nihilistic denial of objective morality, and the resulting soulless selfishness, that are increasingly common and virulent features of modern, liberal society. What do both modernity and liberalism tells us? That there is no higher truth, that the human self and its desires are the highest or only reality.
Matthew H. writes:
I agree with your evaluation of this murder as an outcome of the widespread nihilism and “soulless selfishness” in our society.LA replies:
They’re an odd couple: he’s an easy going, hippie or flower shirt type, boyish and naive, with a “natural” look, while she’s artificial and a bit strained looking, is not particularly attractive, has breast implants, and is clearly older than he. Since he was rich and reasonably good looking you would think he could have found someone a bit higher on the Game scale, so to speak.
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