I commented to an article this morning in the British paper, the Guardian about lawyers who represented clients of nightmarish crimes.

I said, “Thank you – I find it interesting to see the word evil used in this day and age when so many are in denial about the existence of evil.

I talked to John Norman Collins in the late ’70s, about 10 years after he was convicted and began serving a life sentence for the mass-murder of 9+ coeds in Michigan.

Chronologically speaking, he was the second [convicted] serial killer in modern American history. Timewise he followed Richard Speck who was convicted of killing 8 nurses in Chicago. Those murders happened earlier in the mid-’60s.

So, Richard Speck was followed by John Norman Collins who was then followed by Ted Bundy, and who were then followed by many (many) others. Sadistic and impersonal.

Unlike Mexico. If you get your ass murdered down here it is highly likely you know who is killing you and why.

As J.H. Browne’s assessment that Ted Bundy acted very normal, so did John Norman Collins.

A few years ago I read a book on the nature of evil and the author stated that evil had three primary characteristics: evil was hidden, evil was fetid, and evil was banal.

Having been on more than one occasion in the presence of evil I find my mind at times weighing and measuring the nature of those encounters against those very same characteristics.”