Leftist holidays such as Kwanzaa and Earth Day are typically created by depraved violent criminals. On Kwanzaa you beat your women with electrical cords just like Ron Karenga, Kwanzaa’s founder used to do. On Earth Day, you murder your ex girlfriend and stuff her rotting corpse into a box in your apartment just like Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn did to Holly Maddux.
What’s that? Been too busy worshipping Gaea and hugging trees in the park to learn the true story of Earth Day? Well, gather round, Charlie Brown. This is the story of how Earth Day was invented, courtesy of the Philadelphia Bulletin here:
Today is Earth Day, a holiday created to honor the planet and to raise the consciousness of man’s effect on the environment. Ira Einhorn, was a co-founder of the environmentalist jubilee.
Ira Einhorn (the “Unicorn”) gives victory sign at first Earth Day Extravaganza
But Mr. Einhorn has another line on his resume. In addition to being a environmental guru, he is the Unicorn Killer.
While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Einhorn dated a Bryn Mawr College graduate by the name of Holly Maddux. When the affair ended in 1977, Mr. Einhorn went into a jealous rage and murdered her.
He concealed his crime for 18 months by stuffing Ms. Maddux’s body in a trunk that he kept in his apartment. The foul odor of the decomposing corpse caused neighbors to complain. In 1979, police found the trunk stored in a closet in Mr. Einhorn’s apartment.
Ira Einhorn, member of the counterculture pantheon, one of the founders of the environmentalist movement, icon of the liberal intelligentsia, was charged with murder. But it was not just a simple murder, it was a gruesome case of domestic violence.
At the bail hearing, Mr. Einhorn was praised by a contingent of luminaries — all testifying to his character. Barbara Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, paid his $40,000 bail.
Proclaiming his innocence, Mr. Einhorn told all that he was framed. He said it was the CIA or the FBI who committed the murder and they were trying to frame him for it because of his political activities.
Mr. Einhorn skipped bail and left Philadelphia in 1981. Several years after the absentia conviction, in 1997, Mr. Einhorn was located. He was living in France with a new girlfriend — a Swedish woman. He was extradited to Pennsylvania in July 2001. He was tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison October 17, 2002.