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Well, let’s not let the deaths of all those poor people spoil our day. Back to Einhorn. MSNBC.com surprisingly ran a piece last year that told more of his story, “Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend.” The article began: “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.”

“After the verdict,” the New York Times reported, “Judge William J. Mazzola called Einhorn, 62, ‘an intellectual dilettante who preyed on the uninitiated, uninformed, unsuspecting and inexperienced.’ “

Heck, you could say that about any number of other left-wing heroes. How many young liberals who lionize Che Guevara know that Guevara was Fidel Castro’s trigger man, a ruthless thug who enjoyed executing anyone who got in the way of the revolution?

He killed a lot more people than Ira Einhorn did - unless you throw in Einhorn’s indirect role in the deaths of millions of malaria victims.

At least we probably won’t be seeing Einhorn’s mug on a T-shirt anytime soon. Or will we?

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.