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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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19 January 2012

Uncommon Commentary #238: Senseless Murder, Senseless Justice

Whenever someone commits any of the seemingly irrational slayings that have helped to make our Depraved New World infamous, there arises a debate over whether he is evil or criminally insane.  Why must these two be considered exclusive of one another?  Has it not occurred to people that someone's psychosis may be a product of his malice rather than an alternative explanation thereof?  Adolf Hitler was unquestionably a paranoiac (as well as, late in life, a schizophrene); would anyone have denied that he was responsible for his crimes, and argued for his confinement to a psychiatric institution?