Assassin’s politics lean ‘left wing, quite liberal’

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Assassin’s politics lean ‘left wing, quite liberal’

‘Communist Manifesto,’ ‘Mein Kampf,’ listed as alleged gunman’s favorite reads


Posted: January 08, 2011
5:22 pm Eastern

By Aaron Klein
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

“The Communist Manifesto” and Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” were among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner, the suspected gunman in today’s fatal shooting that reportedly left six dead and gravely injured a U.S. congresswoman.

Lougher, 22, listed those tomes among his favorites on his YouTube channel, in which he wrote that “conscience dreams” were a “great study” at his college, Pima Community College.

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One user on Twitter, Caitie Parker, wrote she went to high school, college and was in a band with the gunman. She said she hadn’t seen him since 2007.

Parker wrote of Lougher, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.”

She also described him as “more left.”

Lougher also left a trail of bold political statements.

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On his now deleted MySpace page, Lougher wrote a series of disjointed rants, including:

  • “If there’s no flag in the Constitution, then the flag in the film is unknown. There’s no flag in the Constitution. Therefore, the flag in the film is unknown. Burn every new and old flag that you see. Burn your flag!”
  • “I bet you can imagine this in your mind with a faster speed. Watch this protest in reverse! Ask the local police, ‘What’s your illegal activity on duty?’”
  • “If you protest the government, then there’s a new government from protesting. There’s not a new government from protesting. Thus, you aren’t protesting the government.”

Three months ago, Lougher made a YouTube video in which he proclaimed, “I know you’re illiterate! This is the greatest protest for exposure into a wrongful act. The school is breaking the Constitution. If you watch the video then you’ll understand. The teachers are taking advantage of you in the First and Fifth Amendment. The United States Constitution, which is the law, can be broken at this school.”

With research by Brenda J. Elliott

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More Tea Party Violence?

More Tea Party Violence?

Jack Cashill

Before anyone had publicly identified the shooter of Arizona Congreswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the wire services were busily and shamelessly trying to establish a link between the violence and the Tea Party movement.

The fact that Giffords is a Democrat and that the shooter, 22 year-old Jared Lee Loughner, is a white gun owner assures that they will continue to do so in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.
To be fair, Loughner’s YouTube and MySpace pages show someone who is pretty seriously deranged.  His favorite books, however, include none that might be construed as Tea Party favorites with the possible exception of Ayn Rand’s We The Living.
The book also includes some gentle liberal favorites like To Kill A Mockingbird, hippie cult hits like Siddartha and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and that ultimate left wing classic, the Communist Manifesto.
Loughner has also produced a confused, type-only video for YouTube.  In it, he attempts to acquaint the viewer with an unexplained phenomenon called “conscience dreaming.”  Through this process he hopes to promote literacy and introduce a “new currency” to “literate dreamers.” It does not go any deeper than that.
In the next few days, the best strategy is to ignore the media noise and pray for those victims like Gifffords will survive and and for those several victims who will not.

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Leftists: Have You No Sense of Decency Left?

Leftists: Have You No Sense of Decency Left?

Richard J. Little

Having seen the effects of violence first hand in my profession, my deepest sympathy goes out to the families of the victims of today’s attack in AZ. Please pray for them.

However, I am also saddened to see all the knee-jerk comments in our media and many others who are attempting to use this criminal action for political advantage.
I have one question for you who seek to distort this crime to push your political ideology: Have you people no shame?  Have you, at long last, no sense of decency left?
I have heard terms like “ignorant” and “hateful” to describe people who have not the slightest to do with this unspeakable crime and have done nothing wrong but have simply spoken out and acted peacefully in support of Individual Rights, Freedom, and Liberty.
What is “ignorant” and “hateful” is to spread unfounded rebuking and draw negative inferences about people you know not an iota about and who have not a thing to do with this senseless crime – as we have been inundated with these slanderous accusations all day long……
Many people who know nothing about the person who committed this crime want to impugn other people because it fits their ideological bias and their pre-determined narrative that anyone who supports Individual Rights, Personal Freedom, and Constitutional/Limited government must somehow be “violent” or “hateful”.
Or that by opposing actions by politicians which are unconstitutional or destructive of our society you must somehow be “creating an atmosphere of hate” if you exercise your free speech rights to speak out against such actions.
This is total bunk and is simply a shameful attempt to silence those who you disagree with.
Those who support individual rights and free markets are supporting a society based on voluntary association, choice and cooperation among citizens.
Conversely, those who advocate for government-based collectivist “solutions” for every conceivable ill in the world are in fact the ones who call for the use of coercion, and if needed, force to make others comply with their wishes.
As a factual matter, there is not a shred of real evidence that connects Ms Palin, conservatives, or the tea party to this act of violence. No, political ads with “crosshairs” aren’t even close to “proof” of anything as not only did Ms. Palin use this but so did the DNC and the Daily KOS!
If one must look for a political motivation from this deranged individual his listing of the “Communist Manifesto” is probably all you need to know about the alleged shooter’s political influences.
I know the implication that it is likely that this individual was a committed leftist or simply an incoherent individual greatly disrupts your chosen narrative, but hey, why let the facts and the truth get in the way of your emotionally based political ranting.
Jan LaRue notes:
Clarence Dupnik, the Pima County Sheriff, repeatedly ranted in his press conference about some radio and TV personalities whose “vitriol,” “hatred,” and “bigotry” has a bad influence on mentally unstable people, “enflaming the American public.”  Dupnik opposes the AZ immigration law, calling it “racist,” disgusting,” and “stupid,” and said he wouldn’t enforce it.  Apparently, he thinks that only “vitriol” expressed by conservatives has a bad influence on people.

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And the winner of the most bizarre, overwrought, hysterical denunciation of Sarah Palin by a brainless lefty is…

And the winner of the most bizarre, overwrought, hysterical denunciation of Sarah Palin by a brainless lefty is…

Rick Moran

It’s not Paul Krugman, although I know he has many fans on the right who were hoping he would win the prize because he fits the “brainless” description so aptly.

Nor is it any lefty blogger who, over the last 24 hrs, has stretched, and stretched, and stretched the point some more about Sarah Palin’s “target” list actually meaning that she hoped someone or someones would grab a gun and off the congressmen she wanted defeated.

Sorry – you’re all wrong. The winner is the NY Daily News’ Michael Daly.

The headline on his column: “Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ blood is on Sarah Palin’s hands after putting cross hair over district;”

Here’s the passage that nailed down his victory:

Palin would no doubt say that she was only speaking in metaphor, that she only meant her followers should work to unseat Giffords and 19 other Democrats who had roused her ire by voting for health care.But anyone with any sense at all knows that violent language can incite actual violence, that metaphor can incite murder. At the very least, Palin added to a climate of violence.

Palin should have taken it as a warning of what might happen when a Tea Party hothead dropped a gun while heckling Giffords at an earlier Congress On Your Corner event, more than a year ago.

That did not stop Palin from declaring Giffords a “target.” Giffords’ district office was subsequently vandalized, and the congresswoman noted that Palin had put “the cross hairs of a gun sight over our district.”

“Metaphor incite murder?” Where? When? Who? WTF? Just one example would be helpful, but apparently Mr. Daly is far too busy drooling his hysterical rant to pay attention to such mundane details as proving such an outrageously stupid charge.

Congratulations are in order to Mr. Daly for topping the rest in vitriolic hate of Sarah Palin. The competition was stiff, but Daly prevailed due to his mindlessly idiotic “analysis” of the tragedy.

I leave it to AT readers to come up with an appropriate prize.

Page Printed from: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/and_the_winner_of_the_most_biz.html at January 09, 2011 – 10:16:30 AM CST

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