Jared Lee Loughner Is Neither a Liberal nor a Conservative

by admin on January 9, 2011

in Socio-Political Commentary

jared loughnerIn the last twenty four hours or so I have found myself filled with a mix of grief and absolute frustration by the events in Arizona and the subsequent attempts to assign blame.

The events of Saturday were an indefensible tragedy! Everyone from a Federal judge to a nine year old little girl lost their lives. “May light perpetual shine upon them.” But there is no political lesson here.

I have heard commentators and guests on twenty- four hour news networks wax eloquent on how the political discourse is too loud and rancorous for the American people.

One local AZ official went so far as to call for voices on the radio to soften their tone! So let’s get a couple of things straight right now: First off this was not a political act. The assailant was not a tea party member or a ditto head. Nor was he a move on.org contributor or an acorn worker.

He was just a delusional head case who read things like Mien Kampf and the Communist Manifesto before drifting off to sleep at night. He hated this country, as well as religious faith, and his YouTube vids are full of incoherent rambling that would have confused Friedrich Nietzsche.

Secondly The American people are not the impressionable dolts that many in government and the media seem to think we are.

To listen to the self- righteous officials on television one would think that the electorate was filled with voices and individuals who are so tenuously balanced that they could simply erupt at any time. I guess I just think more of the American people than that!

We can distinguish what is often heated (and even necessary) debate, from the senseless ravings of a madman. I for one am not that easily manipulated thank you very much!

At the end of the day I reaffirm my position that Jared Lee Loughner was / is neither a liberal nor a conservative; that would require at least an ounce of humanity, something that clearly must be lacking in anyone who would deliberately kill a ten year old at point blank range.

So a parting word to all those who are waiting in the wings to assign political blame for this travesty, and believe me, they are out there: let the politics rest! Don’t try to use this terrible event as a “teachable moment!” There’s nothing to learn from this stupidity. There’s only sadness. Just let the people grieve.

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LJ January 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

Let's see….

1.White Male

2.22 years old

3.Loved Mein Kampf (book KKK and skinheads love as well-both groups are NOT liberal)

4.Publically hated people who don't speak english. (Doesn’t align with liberalism)

5.Posted on Youtube that he hated our current government administration (Which would be Obama’s)

6.Posted on Youtube that currency without gold is useless (Same thing Glenn Beck preaches EVERY NIGHT)

7.Had a picture on his Myspace page with a gun on top of the constitution (Hmmm… Doesn’t sound like liberal symbolism. GUNS? Hmmm who loves guns?)

8.Doesn’t trust the government (Sounds like anti-government rhetoric, very un-liberal)

9.Murdered a woman who recently beat out a tea party candidate (No comment)

10. Was quoted in saying that he wanted to start a revolution by killing anyone associated with the ACLU and the Tide foundation (both liberal foundations)

11.Tagged "Sarah Palin" on his Youtube page

12.Another favorite book was Farrenheit 451, a book that discusses decreasing government’s role in terms of censorship (A Tea Party mantra)

13.Quoted to say: "Don't trust the current government, listener!"

14. Giffords' Republican opponent in the 2 November race for a seat in the House of Representatives was Jesse Kelly. He had held a campaign event in which he invited his supporters to "Get on Target for Victory in November". He asked them to "Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office – shoot a fully automatic M15 with Jesse Kelly."

So I mean, if we want to discuss facts, let's do more than quote a girl who "barely knew him" and hasn't seen him in 5 years shall we? Also, I think we'd all do better to just agree for now that this man was CRAZY, and not attempt to pin him on any political movement until more facts come out. This is a sad day in America.

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David Williamson January 9, 2011 at 6:57 am

Just because you don't fall for the BS in the media doesn't mean others don't. Please provide your references regarding his political (un)affiliation, religion, and mental state. Until then, your opinion is just as good (only much quieter) than the media.

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admin January 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm

@antderosa it's loughner just checked my year book. less than 20 seconds ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

@lakarune I haven't seen him since '07. Then, he was left wing. 25 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to lakarune

@noboa more left. I haven't seen him since '07 though. He became very reclusive. 27 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to noboa

@antderosa he had a lot of friends until he got alcohol poisoning in '06, & dropped out of school. Mainly loner very philosophical. 29 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

@antderosa As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy. 33 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

@antderosa he was a pot head & into rock like Hendrix,The Doors, Anti-Flag. I haven't seen him in person since '07 in a sign language class 35 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

@antderosa He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in '07, asked her a question & he told me she was "stupid & unintelligent" 37 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

@antderosa I can. That is him. 39 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

@antderosa I went to high school, college, & was in a band with the gunman. This tragedy has just turned to horrific. 43 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to antderosa

Official I went to high school & college, & was in a band w/ the gunman. I can't even fathom this right now. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone

Saying Jared Laughner was the gunman. Really hoping that's not the same guy I went to HS with, really good friend. Freaking out right now!!! about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone

antderosa Arizona law enforcement official: "A person in the crowd shot back at the gunman." about 1 hour ago via TweetDeck

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admin January 15, 2011 at 7:38 am

Bryce Tierney who is Jared Lee Loughner’s friend says. He also describes Loughner as being obsessed with “lucid dreaming”—that is, the idea that conscious dreams are an alternative reality that a person can inhabit and control—and says Loughner became “more interested in this world than our reality.” Tierney adds, “I saw his dream journal once. That’s the golden piece of evidence. You want to know what goes on in Jared Loughner’s mind, there’s a dream journal that will tell you everything.”

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