I guess he was really into recycling, or composting, or one of those cool “green” ideas.
Like so many other fairy tales told by the Left, including the stories of homosexual martyr Matthew Shepard, and one of Obama’s “War on Women” mascots, Lilly “I knew I got paid less than men but I had to wait for all the witnesses to die” Ledbetter, the story of Earth Day leaves out an inconvenient truth (H/T Al “Crazed Sex Poodle” Gore); specifically, the story of the founder of Earth Day, one Ira Einhorn.
You don’t hear much about this self-described ”planetary enzyme” these days, even on Earth Day, but you need to know who he is. Ira Einhorn was an environmental activist, darling of the Left, and a narcissistic, egotistical maniac.
From NBC News:
Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the “composted” body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and ’70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed smile, Einhorn — who nicknamed himself “Unicorn” because his German-Jewish last name translates to “one horn” —advocated flower power, peace and free love to his fellow students at the University of Pennsylvania. He also claimed to have helped found Earth Day.
But the charismatic spokesman who helped bring awareness to environmental issues and preached against the Vietnam War — and any violence — had a secret dark side. When his girlfriend of five years, Helen “Holly” Maddux, moved to New York and broke up with him, Einhorn threatened that he would throw her left-behind personal belongings onto the street if she didn’t come back to pick them up.
And so on Sept. 9, 1977, Maddux went back to the apartment that she and Einhorn had shared in Philadelphia to collect her things, and was never seen again. When Philadelphia police questioned Einhorn about her mysterious disappearance several weeks later, he claimed that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned.
Tofu and sprouts? Are you kidding me? If you have an extremely strong stomach, you can view crime scene photos here, but I warn you, they are EXTREMELY graphic and EXTREMELY sickening.
This scumbag was so beloved by the elites that he was represented by soon-to-be U.S. Senator the late Arlen Specter. Seagram heiress Barbara Brofman posted his bail in 1981, and he did the vanishing act, ending up in France. After trying every legal maneuver in the book, he was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
The judge in his murder trial, William J. Mazzola, called Einhorn ”an intellectual dilettante who preyed on the uninitiated, uninformed, unsuspecting and inexperienced,” which sounds like a great description of most of the well-intentioned, emotionally-driven useful idiots who embrace this Earth Day foolishness.
As we have seen in the recent episode out in Nevada involving the Bundy family, “environmental protection” has become a flimsy and very transparent excuse for the federal government to trample on the rights of states and of the citizens of this country, and for the Left to advance its socialist agenda.
I suggest that you celebrate Earth Day the way I do; that is, by driving to places the long way, while running the air conditioning with the windows open. Gaia will understand.