Since I used to have a blog here I thought that this might be a good place to post my mea culpa. When I first heard of the Arizona shooting I braced myself for another tragedy and the inevitable use by the media of the still warm bodies to pursue all of their favorite causes, bugbears and assorted opportunities. But I got particularly nauseated by the speed with which the left began to blame Palin, the anti-tax, anti-debt and anti-spending citizens’ group known as the Tea Party, and the Republican. But my anger was misplaced.
The New York Times, the Associated Press, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news… everyone is in full agreement that this
Joseph Lougnut (sorry, that should be “Jared Lee” Lougnut – Never trust your memory) was acting as an assassin for Palin and the Republican party. How were they able to turn a young man, who was described by people who knew him as having become increasingly far-left as he became more reclusive and whose favorite authors included leftist thinkers such as Karl Marx and Adolph Hitler, into a Republican party assassin? How did they turn a man who wears a Halloween costume made of various coloured garbage bags to burn an American flag in the desert into a member of a citizens group that describes themselves as patriots? The NYT and AP have been too busy covering the events to provide us with such information.
But maybe the suspect’s own thoughts hold a clue (Zeus knows they hold little else). One of his videos goes on about MIND CONTROL. He seemed to think everyone else was a victim of it but in light of his complete and total reversal of personality, it must be that his subconscious was desperately trying to leave us a sign that it was HE who was being controlled; manipulated by Bush, Rove, Palin and the rest. It is the only way that I can see how what our media is telling us can be reconciled with known aspects of reality.
As an aside, many of pundits that have appeared on the news have pointed out that the fact that this leftist-turned-anti-leftist-assassin had YouTube videos and a MySpace account (WTF? All the best killers are on FaceBook. He really did go reclusive!) Prove that there are way, way, WAYYYY too many anti-Democrat zealots spouting anti-Democrat hate-speech online. Sure. Why not? I think that the moment corporations stop knowingly providing free hosting services to terrorist groups they should be made to stop letting anti-statist extremists use their service to call for an end to tax and default spending. I’ll keep you apprised of the progress towards that end.