One of the many differences between conservatives and liberals is their worldviews — how they regard the world and human nature.
Liberals see the world and human nature as benign, except of course when it comes to conservatives, whom liberals regard as evil. That, of course, contradicts their view of human nature as benign, but then liberals are full of logical inconsistencies and contradictions.
In contrast, conservatives’ view of human nature is more consistent with that of America’s Founding Fathers, who believed human nature to be universally and inherently selfish instead of benevolent. And so, they designed a polity that recognizes and works with that selfish human nature, where government is a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist No. 51:
“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
Looking at today’s news, there are many political news that warrant our attention, but one particular piece of non-political news stands out because of its sheer horror and what it says about human nature.
Before you read further, you are forewarned that what follows is graphic and horrific, beyond your worst imagination. So if you choose to continue, please don’t blame the messenger.
At 3:39 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at 3:39 a.m., a man in Sunrise, Florida, called 911 to report that his girlfriend, Maria Nemeth, was having trouble breathing and was going to die.
Sunrise is a city of 89,000 in the Miami metropolitan area.
The man, 24-year-old Fidel Lopez, and 31-year-old Nemeth had been co-habiting the apartment at 1603 Northwest 128th Drive for only about a week.
Nemeth worked at the apartment complex as a leasing agent; Lopez was employed at the Florida 595 Truckstop.
When police arrived, Lopez initially told investigators that he and Nemeth had been having rough sex and that she went into the bathroom, vomited and collapsed.
But what police found at the scene went far beyond “rough sex.”
To begin, two people in a neighboring apartment reported hearing a man’s voice yelling and lots of loud noises that lasted for about two hours. Detectives said they found, in the Lopez-Nemeth apartment, a half empty bottle of 1800 Tequila and cut limes in the kitchen and signs of a physical struggle and foul play. There was a lot of blood in a bedroom closet, in the bathroom, and smeared on walls and doors. The bathroom door was ripped off its hinges. Several holes were punched in the walls; a sliding glass door was shattered. And there was “body tissue” strewn about.
Sunrise Fire-Rescue pronounced Nemeth dead at 4:02 a.m.
Upon further questioning, Lopez told a different story. He said he became a “monster” when Nemeth twice called out her ex-husband’s name while they were having sex in the closet. Lopez said he got upset and enraged hearing someone else’s name during sex upset. He left Nemeth in the closet and started breaking things throughout the apartment, smashing the rear sliding glass door and punching holes in the walls.
Then he went back to the closet where Nemeth was lying unconscious and he started inserting things into her vagina and anus — a beer bottle, a flat iron for hair, and both of his fists. Then he inserted his arm into her vagina up to his elbow and ripped out part of her intestines.
He carried Nemeth into the bathroom and put water on her face, but she did not wake up. Lopez then washed the blood off his hands in the bathroom sink, went out on the porch to smoke a cigarette and started to panic.
After further efforts to clean the apartment, Lopez checked on Nemeth in the bathroom, found that she wasn’t breathing and called 911.
Lopez was arrested at 2 p.m. Sunday and charged with first-degree murder. The police report lists him as 6 ft. tall, weighing 200 lbs.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows only one other arrest for disorderly intoxication in 2014 on Lopez’s record.
Sources: Sun Sentinel; NBC Miami
Lopez is blaming his monstrous deed on tequila, but consuming (with Nemeth) half a bottle of tequila cannot account for his barbarism.
As for Nemeth, there is a reason why, once upon a time not that long ago, our society had insisted on certain rules and etiquette particularly for females — those of courtship, the longer the better, before marriage; no pre-marital intercourse; and no pre-marital cohabitation. Those rules were meant to protect and safeguard women’s interests and well being, feminist propaganda notwithstanding.
Because men (and women) are not angels, as Maria Nemeth discovered, too late.