Thursday, June 28, 2012

More Thoughts on "Finding Karla"



Photograph of Homolka on her balcony,
from the e-book Finding Karla


In response to the comments I received on my last post, I decided to charge the lousy $3 to my PayPal account, and downloaded a copy of Paula Todd's controversial e-book, Finding Karla. Yes, let the record show that I did not sully my eyes with a bootlegged copy; I bought it, downloaded the file, and then struggled to get the bloody thing to display (had to download a special version of Adobe reader).

Although most of what I wrote prior to actually reading the document still stands, I must add that I found it to be an interesting read. Todd paints a most revealing picture of her time in Guadaloupe, from the decidedly patriarchal local customs, to the stroke of luck which led her to Homolka's hideaway, to the hour she spent with Canada's most notorious female killer. 

However... I still don't feel that Todd's work contributes anything to the Homolka discussion that I wasn't previously aware of; she merely confirms the work of the good citizens of the Blogosphere. The fact that Todd was able to pinpoint Homolka's precise location and speak with her are largely moot points in my opinion because the discussion, while interesting, did not unearth any new details or insights into the inner-workings of this most complex monster who once referred to herself as "Karly Curls." 

Karla Homolka hasn't changed much at all over the last 20 years; she is still meticulous in her appearance, strongly defiant of any form of criticism, and completely unwilling to even glance at her own wretched past. Furthermore, she continues to refuse any and all requests for information which concerned citizens might find useful in coming to gain a better understanding of her enigmatic personality. As ever, she says only what she wants us to hear, and shows only what she wants us to see. The fact that she allowed a journalist whom she had never met, who had tracked her from half a world away and showed up at her home unannounced, to watch while she breastfed her youngest child speaks volumes about Homolka's desire to alter whatever preconceived impressions that Todd may have brought with her.

As a final note, I must admit that my blood boiled ever so slightly upon reading that: 

"On the Web, the stalkers, sleuths and gossips insist she's changed her name, dyed her long blonde hair and switched from speaking English to French - a skill she'd honed in prison, along with earning a university degree in psychology."

Stalkers, sleuths, and gossips? Honestly, Ms. Todd; what is it that elevates you above those you have lumped into this unsavoury lot? While I have been watching her movements online for some time now, the thought of jumping on a plane in the hopes of "finding" her never once crossed my mind. With all due respect, your career accomplishments, while impressive, do not make you any less a "stalker" than the rest of us lowly "gossips."

16 comments:

  1. I still think this b@^*$%tch should be taken out & her poor innocent children taken away from whatever hidden apartment she has them living in.

    She does not deserve to be free living a life of any capacity. Bernardo is in prison for life & even that is not justice. Capital punishment where are you!!!

    She's more evil than Bernardo could have ever been & yet she's free?

    Canada should be ashamed of the system they call justice!!!

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  2. Anon: Nick Pron actually makes a very compelling case *against* capital punishment in an article he wrote for The Star, entitled "A visit to Hell in Bernardo wing."

    http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/article/114781--a-visit-to-hell-in-bernardo-wing

    After reading this, I was actually glad that the animal was kept alive to endure the sweet torture that is solitary confinement.

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  3. I think she has received the worst punishment she could get. Having to live with herself for the rest of her life!

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    1. Although most people would be tortured, I think, having to live with the sort of crimes she committed, I don't believe for a moment that Karla Homolka is like most people. Given the fact that she has always identified as a victim, she avoids accepting any personal responsibility for her actions. I doubt very much that she feels any guilt at all, and I think the only thing she suffers from is the minor inconvenience of living in obscurity.

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    2. That's a crock of shit! She is living a life as any other normal mother and wife. Killers and rapists should not be allowed to live among society and raise children. She is crazy and obviously has sick perversions that will be with her the rest of her life. When her children are grown or start to have girls over, she could very well take advantage of them as well or kill them. It is a turn on for her and she will never be able to erase that from her mind. She is a serial killer and rapist, there is no rehabilitation to fix that. I have no URL....my name is Christy from Ohio

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    3. At the very least, she willingly assisted a serial rapist and killer, and there ain't no cure for that, either! Her head is very clearly broken.

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  4. I would like to congratulate Paula Todd on a job well done. THis woman does not deserve any peace and harmony in her life, even if she has Paid her debt to society". What a joke. Keep up the good work Paula Todd.

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    1. "This woman does not deserve any peace and harmony in her life"

      ITA, Marlene.

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  6. leave karla alone. she paid her price through the criminal justice system! she and paul were just a volitale match that culminated in murder. she's moved on with her life now. let god be her final judge!!!

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  7. Someone should get clear photos of her & her kids then leak her whereabouts. This is the time of year when she is most likely in Montreal

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  8. those internet losers never made any money out of it though, Paula made $200 000, shes quite an entrepreneur

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  9. Someone in Guadeloupe should get photos of her & sell them to the Canadian press. Hopefully the next time she is shot, it's with a gun & not a camera. She is worthless.

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