Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tucson Shooter a Truther

Not really a surprise, but more evidence for the Willy Nelson Hypothesis.


The Loughner they met when he was a freshman at Mountain View High School may have been socially awkward, but he was generally happy and fun to be around. The crew smoked marijuana everyday, and when they weren't going to concerts or watching movies they talked about the meaning of life and dabbled in conspiracy theories.

Mistrust of government was his defining conviction, the friends said. He believed the government was behind 9/11, and worried that governments were maneuvering to create a unified monetary system ("a New World Order currency" one friend said) so that social elites and bureaucrats could control the rest of the world.

14 Comments:

At 10 January, 2011 07:45, Blogger Dave Kyte said...

Lets stop the rhetoric, Gabrielle Giffords shooter was not influenced by the tea party as much as pseudo-liberals would like you to believe.

He was also not a liberal as conservatives would have you think. He was an anti government kook, something we see on the right and left. He was a truther as much as a birther.

 
At 10 January, 2011 08:31, Blogger Lazarus Long said...

Gabrielle Giffords shooter was a reactionary leftist whose favorite reading was "Das Kapital" and "Mein Kampf".

He's all yours.

 
At 10 January, 2011 09:10, Blogger phil said...

As soon as this happened I would have been 100 to 1 that the nutcase involved was a truther. Reads as if he's a big fan of Alex Jones.

 
At 10 January, 2011 09:16, Blogger Dave Kyte said...

But the left are not liberal. And reading books do not make you a leftist.

In fact a lot of this guys rants sound like Glenn Beck brand of anti government claptrap.

 
At 10 January, 2011 12:34, Blogger Lonnie Bruner said...

I think if any group is to blame for giving legitimacy (in his mind) to his crazy beliefs, it's 9/11 Trooferism. I don't think most Troofers are killers but they provide the distopian Total Ideology for people with mental illness who carry out such horrid acts. I think Palin/Beck/Rush deserve very little blame for this, and I say that as a committed Democrat and proud Liberal.

Again, Pat and James B deserve thanks for keeping this blog up to combat the Trooferist disease.

 
At 10 January, 2011 14:18, Blogger Len said...

Lazarus Long said...

Gabrielle Giffords shooter was a reactionary leftist whose favorite reading was "Das Kapital" and "Mein Kampf".

He's all yours.


You’re making as much sense as a truther, reading Mein Kampf makes someone a leftist? You must read too much Ann Coulter! He’s all whose? Who besides a truther would be a fan of both Marx and Hitler? David Kyte was much closer to the truth “He was an anti government kook, something we see on the right and left.”

On his You Tube page Loughner wrote

“I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/jared-lee-loughner-2011-1#ixzz1AfiXv0nH

Cherry-picking info, another truther hallmark.

 
At 10 January, 2011 14:45, Blogger M Gregory Ferris said...

Trooferism isn't a cause, it's a symptom of a deeper character flaw and/or mental condition.

Plain and simple.

 
At 10 January, 2011 15:39, Blogger paul w said...

Here's an interesting article about his perception of logic:

http://www.slate.com/id/2280653/

 
At 10 January, 2011 20:05, Blogger Dave Kyte said...

We are starting to see the conspiracy theorist types all over this like flies on shit.

Already the "QUESTIONS" are being asked in that way conspiracy theorist ask questions. How long did it take for EMS to arrive? Why look for a second gunman? Comparisons to Lee Harvey Oawald's name.

 
At 10 January, 2011 20:31, Blogger M Gregory Ferris said...

Yeah, the kooks were hanging onto that second gunman thing long after the cab driver had been cleared.

There's nutjob posting on a radio talkshow host's board that the shooter is a Manchurian Candidate.

The sick thing with this turd is that right-wingers and left-wingers have all kinds of material to weave into their instant legend makers.

 
At 11 January, 2011 13:36, Blogger Dave Kyte said...

Last one I heard at Above Top Secret is conspiracy theorist asking why no videos of the shooting?

Maybe the shooter is a hologram?

 
At 11 January, 2011 14:42, Blogger M Gregory Ferris said...

The guy was a poster at Above Top Secret according to the Jawa Report.

 
At 15 January, 2011 18:58, Blogger sabba said...

did the Tucson shooter had any connection with Brian Good? I wonder.

 
At 07 February, 2011 18:32, Blogger VidTruth said...

This is rhetoric...this site is rhetoric, at it's core, it's foundation...flawed from the very beginning...blinded by politically correct colored glasses...selling fear based propaganda...blue pillers...establishment cronyism.

 

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