Pennsylvania 'Craigslist killer' says she slayed dozens more across U.S. as part of satanic cult: report
My point is the failure of the educational system is leading to horror and chaos. Miranda Barbour was 19 years old when she and she husband committed this horrific “thrill murder.” At 19, she should have been studying science, history, comparative religion and literature. An educated mind would dismiss “Satanic cult” nonsense straightaway. How could they be so gullible so as to take other human lives in a desperate attempt to confirm their chimerical beliefs? Their logic must have been: I’m committing gratuitous and meaningless murder, therefore the devil exists.
First of all, if she would have diligently studied biology in high school, she would have learned about the “dark side” of human evolution. Although replicating DNA has been around four billion years, most complex life (metazoa) exists only since the Cambrian Explosion, 550 million years ago. But it wasn’t until the Mesozoic Era, 250 mya that reptiles began to diversify and take over the terrestrial land mass of the newly formed continents. Humans are here only a few seconds in comparison; just five million years since Ardipithecus descended from its verdant protective canopy. It’s only to be expected that humans carry reptilian evolutionary baggage considering the vast time periods in lower life forms. “Eat or be eaten” is as true for us today as for the primitive replicators of the primordial pond.
One benefit and intellectual dividend of being a nonbeliever is the corollary to “there is no God”: there is no devil either. If all the humans disappeared today in an insane act of self annihilation, the devil would disappear also. It exists only in the human mind. Ms. Barbour might have learned this in English class as well.
William Golding’s Nobel Prize winning, 1954 story tells us the same thing allegorically. Instead of naming his book The Devil, Satan, the Angel of Darkness, Lucifer, Mephistopheles, the co-founder of Gaia theory chose to title his book, Lord of the Flies, for the Arabic word “Beelzebub.” Jack, who represents the Freudian concept of “Id”, gains satisfaction in killing the pig with a double-pointed spear. The joy and pleasure of the kill wasn’t merely the fact that he was going to eat and survive, but Jack “imposed his will on the pig, by taking its life.” There’s more than the mere survival of the hunt, there’s the thrill of it, and it’s precisely what we should expect from quadruped carnivores that survived the “Law of the Jungle” for millions of years in the reptile-dominated Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods—comprising nearly 200 million years of life on the planet.
But that was before human thought and reason came on the scene. Just because lower life forms act a certain way, that doesn’t mean humans have to. Although our plutocratic leaders and owners treat us like barn animals, that doesn’t mean we have to act like pigs in an overcrowded sty.
As a writer and poet I can imagine and empathize with the horror and insult to reason of this ludicrous atrocity. Elytte, Ms Barbour’s deranged husband, (he’s “elite” all right, shows the fantasy world his parents lived in) who was hiding under a blanket in the back, sprang out of nowhere to garrote the victim while Miranda stuck him multiple times in the torso like Jack’s pig. All Mr. LaFarrara’s ego could do was to deny the reality of it. We can rest assured, as Golding states, that his death was “due to the satisfaction it provides primal instincts and has nothing to do with contributing to the common good.” Nor does it have anything to do with devils and demons, other than the inside the mind of a gullible girl too lazy to do her homework.
The bloody pig’s head on the tip of the spear stuck in the sand began to speak to Simon: “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?”
It’s pretty evident we need a Mirror Reversal (a new look at human phylogeny) and close, close, close this sad chapter in the Story of Mankind before we self destruct. As Simon says, “maybe we are the beastie.”