Green To The Extreme – Earth Day Co-Founder Composted His Girlfriend, Also Claimed Creating The Internet

Updated 4/25/2011, 16:53 CETMSNBC, surprisingly, reports here on the very dark side of Earth Day co-founder Ira Einhorn. Let us recall that the first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 (April 22 happens to be the birthday of Vladimir Lenin).

MSNBC starts with (emphasis added):

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.”

According to the report, he was a hippie guru who advocated peace, love and flower power, but then murdered his girlfriend Helen “Holly” Maddux after she had broken up with him. After she went to his apartment to gather her things, she was never seen again. Einhorn told the police:

…that she had gone out to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned.”

Tofu and sprouts at the neighborhood co-op? It gets even funnier. Einhorn was arrested but he jumped bail and fled to Europe. Eventually, after having been on the run for 23 years, he was extradited to the States by the French. Here’s how he explained the murder to police:

Taking the stand in his own defense, Einhorn claimed that his ex-girlfriend had been killed by CIA agents who framed him for the crime because he knew too much about the agency’s paranormal military research.”

Maybe the real reason she was composted was probably because she had voted Republican, or criticised Paul Ehrlich. who knows? Indeed there are a number of theories Einhorn used to explain the death of his former girlfriend, including claiming that it was a set-up by the CIA and that he was surprised when he learned Holly Maddux’s body was found in his steamer chest in his closet in his apartment – months later and after foul liquids had been oozing through the floor and into the apartment below.

Wikipedia writes he was a friend and contemporary of Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman. Einhorn’s past is naturally an embarrassment for the Green movement, and like the Medieval Warm Period, they would prefer for us forgetting about it. MSNBC writes:

Understandably, Earth Day’s organizers have distanced themselves from his name, citing Gaylord Nelson, an environmental activist and former Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator who died in 2005, as Earth Day’s official founder and organizer.”

So let’s add Einhorn to the list of green psychopaths along with Bin Laden and Charles Manson – with Bill “bummer outer” McKibben, Michael “f-ing” Tobis, Richard “1010” Curtis and Ben “beat-the-crap” Santer on the potential list.

Finally, claiming that one invented the Internet seems to be a sort of mental bug greens are prone to having. According to, Einhorn, like Al Gore, also claimed he created the Internet:

He further claims he ‘left the money economy in 1963, creating a lifestyle based on information transfer.’ Einhorn credits himself with ‘creating an international information network under the auspices of Bell of Pa. and AT&T, called the Internet before the Internet that reached into 27 countries.’  Then he provided a (long) list of accomplishments.”


And here’s much more on the violent background of the man who was part of the founding of Earth Day:

16 responses to “Green To The Extreme – Earth Day Co-Founder Composted His Girlfriend, Also Claimed Creating The Internet”

  1. R. de Haan

    It is not without reason that the environmentalist have the support from characters like Osama Bin Laden, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and a whole army of jail birds.

    It is their ultimate objective to significantly reduce the human population a job performed the best by butchers with the mindset and the skills equal to the former mass murderers like the NAZI’s who were the first to kill people on an industrial scale.

    Death and destruction is their trade and today we find their kind within the ruling cadre of the UN, the EU and the US Administration, in- and outside our political establishment where they are called Czars, Commissars and Advisors.

    The time has come to stand up to these criminals and confront them with their sick policies that are the fruit of their sick minds.

    In a slow process we see our rights evaporating and the costs for energy and food, the very basis for a healthy and prosperous society raising to a level where we loose our wealth and our ability to compete and make money.

    In Germany this weekend the environmentalists in a perfectly coordinated campaign have opened the attack on the car owners.

    The demand the introduction of a maximum speed limit of 120 km/h
    because the car owners refuse to blow up their engines using ethanol blended gasoline.

    CO2 remains the culprit and we are slowly forced to shut down our economies.

    If we don’t let our voices heard we’re doomed.

    1. mindert eiting

      You forgot to mention Charles Manson. Similar hippie background. He became in his jail an environmentalist after seeing Al Gore’s movie.

    2. DirkH

      “The demand the introduction of a maximum speed limit of 120 km/h
      because the car owners refuse to blow up their engines using ethanol blended gasoline.”

      Oh, are they back from the anti nuclear protests? Good. I missed the “we’re killing the planet with our CO2 emissions” propaganda.

      I found the proof that they have developed a very primitive religion:
      “Where does the religious moralising tone come from? It can be traced back to Chapter 3 of the Book of Genesis.
      Man was born into Eden in a state of grace, but has damaged his environment and now must repent and pay for his sins. ”
      found on

      1. mindert eiting

        This is an interpretation of the book by orthodox people without a feeling for literature. Man had to leave Eden because he became too clever. The idea of inherited sin is a racist construction of much later date.

  2. DirkH

    Ira Einhorn was, BTW, not the only eco-leftist from Philadelphia with original ideas about garbage treatment. About MOVE, a movement in Philly:
    “MOVE made compost piles of garbage and human waste in their yards which attracted rats and cockroaches; they considered it morally wrong to kill the vermin with pest control. ”


    1. DirkH

      “The French Green Party, in particular, complained that Einhorn should not have been extradited until the issues concerning his case were fully settled.[6”
      (The footnote points to a site that has been disappeared…)

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  4. DirkH

    Die Zeit reports that a whole lot of new coal fired power plants are about to come online in Germany.
    Walsum – 750 MW
    Datteln – 1000 MW
    Hamm – 1640 MW
    Lünen – 750 MW
    Neurath – 2200 MW (Lignite)
    Moorburg – 1640 MW
    Wilhelmshaven – 800MW
    14GW are expected until 2020 by the Bundesnetzagentur.
    (The article itself loses itself in the usual ethical quandaries that permeat German journalism; the quasi-theology of environmentalist thinking so it’s not worth bothering.)

    1. Bernd Felsche
      1. DirkH

        Thanks. “A nearly synchronous switching off of power plant capacity in the order of magnitude of 5,000 MW has never occured before. We warn urgently against further uncoordinated steps like this.” Ouch! That’s pretty clear.

  5. Joe

    You should add environmental activist and UNABOMer and Anarcho-primitivist Ted Kaczynski to the list.

  6. DirkH

    Well, Einhorn got framed because of his knowledge of mind-controlled over-unity free energy devices, dontcha know. Some say, i might add:

    “issues such as “mind control”, remote viewing (ESP), psychotronic
    (mind-influenced) technologies, overunity “free-energy” technology research,
    etc., even the PhD to whom the DOE directed us as their recognized expert
    after my network’s 1998 public input to them on overunity power technologies
    for their Comprehensive National Energy Strategy (CNES), input that resulted
    in their first public acknowledgement letter of the potential of such “Zero
    Point Energy” devices as “the holy Grail of energy research”.”

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