Video: Shooter a nonpartisan nutcase, says friend

posted at 12:55 pm on January 12, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

ABC’s Good Morning America tracked down a close high-school friend Jared Lee Loughner had to find out more about the motives behind the attack that left six dead and fourteen wounded in Tucson this weekend, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl who loved politics. Zach Osler explains that Loughner didn’t have a particular love or hate for politics, at least not in a partisan sense. Contrary to assumptions made by the media and the Pima County sheriff, Osler says the shooter didn’t watch the news or listen to talk radio, and was neither Right nor Left. He was simply disturbed (via Media Bistro and Allahpundit):

Osler blames a film called “Zeitgeist” for Loughner’s state of mind, but that’s just as misdirected as blaming Sarah Palin, music, Tea Parties, The Communist Manifesto, or video games.  Sane minds can handle exposure to all of these things, good or bad.  The insane will adopt obsessions where they find them, which is the point many of us have been making since discovering Loughner’s disturbed and lunatic rants on the Internet.  Even if he had listened to talk radio or actually read The Communist Manifesto, neither would have “caused” or “provoked” the shooting.  It’s the lunacy that matters, not the reading list.

But at least we can say with some degree of certainty that a certain law enforcement official should concentrate more on his job than his politics, and that the media would do better to wait for evidence before reaching conclusions.  As suspected, Loughner was neither a righty nor a lefty, but an “outie” — from outer space.


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pff.

Suffice it to say that Loughner was seriously disturbed and criminally minded.

Have your laugh and move along folks…nothing to see here. Quit burying your head in quasi “moderate and reasonable” sand, regurgitating sound bites that fit your own preconceived scenario, Ed.

While deconstructing his own mind, Loughner was obsessed with Alinsky methodology. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing in the wrong hands. Before dropping out his Senior year, Loughner developed a taste for Ayers’ ideology and “aesthetic” eccentricities at his Tucson high school that’s a format/curriculum affiliate of the Ayers/Obama/Annenberg Small School Workshop educational system. Back when Senator Obama first expressed interest in running for POTUS, I posted links to scholarly research that specifically connected Obama with Ayers (campaign denied at the time) via this Ayers’ educational transformation of society into authoritarianism. The papers I quoted and linked here at HotAir were written by the Santa Clara Labor Attorney, UC Santa Clara Law School professor Stephen Diamond, available online at the time. Subsequently investigations were published by others on the East Coast, NYC. Point for recall is that Ayers, with the help of Ivy League authoritarian elitists, succeeded in converting communities, Chicago and America sensibility of what is appropriate/inappropriate into the Politically Correct realm. At first nurtured and perhaps aborted, Loughner is an Ayers’ protégé.

In giving credit where its due, demand that Obama take responsibility for funding what Ayers developed and distributed nationally for American public education. While reading, math and science skills have plummeted, students’ individuated sense of entitlements bear no responsibility for choice of actions even as students are not held accountable for achievement or failure. As per people wanting their money’s worth when it comes to education, the international student scores prove the failure of American leniency to achieve.

maverick muse on January 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Of course, I am often wrong in my ideas and remain only one of God’s many flawed children. I welcome the chance to hear your responses.

bifidis on January 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM

My response, lose the bold text. Good day to you Sir or Madame.

Mason on January 12, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Any confirmed word on the schools this nutcase attended? Savage was saying the other night he attended a moonbat school chartered by Alinsky.

dogsoldier on January 12, 2011 at 3:41 PM

You can’t tell the liberals anything! When something doesn’t work for their agenda they just make up crap.

“Their minds are made up, don’t try to confuse them with facts”.

SgtRed on January 12, 2011 at 3:46 PM

I welcome the chance to hear your responses.

bifidis on January 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM

My response:

The Watershed moment for your “Yes we Can” movement was November 2010. Things will never be the same for your liberal movement. Obama has exposed you all as a failed choice, and a failed party.

Enjoy your spot on the Ashheap of History.

portlandon on January 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM

This poor soul is in need of a professional psychiatric evaluation and will probably be diagnosed with some kind of psychiatric disorder once he is evaluated. I am not a mental health expert, but when someone tells me they engage in “conscious dreaming” I have to think they are sufferring some type of hallucinations.

This whole ordeal is such a tragedy in so many ways, but time only goes forward and let’s hope something good might come out of this.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on January 12, 2011 at 4:33 PM

If this mass murdering turd had credited Palin for influencing his killing spree (“I did it for you, Sarah”). So what?

It this despicable POS had credited Obama for influencing his decision to go on a rampage, so what? A nut is a nut.

I think we all know that it is a possibility (if not a probability) that some loosely wrapped psycho is going to create mass mayhem and is going to give credit for his warped decision to some politician du jour. The trouble is that the MSM media is already blaming Palin even though 1. The killer did not credit Palin or any other Republican for his egregious acts. 2 Being a Truther alone is enough to put this dingbat into the liberal left political column-the exact opposite of where Palin stands.. But just think what the MSM will do if any future malfunctioning rat puke blames his decision on any non-liberal.

MaiDee on January 12, 2011 at 4:38 PM

bifidis on January 12, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Hide and watch. All of the nonexistent “extremism and fury in your use of adjectives, adverbs, and metaphors has suddenly started to look horrifying,” will be nothing to the ears of millions of Americans when compared to the lies promoted by the Left. That’s always the fatal flaw in the thinking (so to speak) of the Left, they always think that the American public is stupid. Surprise!!!!

Cindy Munford on January 12, 2011 at 4:47 PM

All the talk about Loughner’s sanity aside, the more people who come out and make a point to tell us to what degree he was non-political, the more I become convinced that they’re covering his true leftist beliefs.

slug on January 12, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Did anybody blame Jodie Foster for President Reagan being shot? Hinckley said he did it for her. He made very clear statements that she was his inspiration, primarily via the movie Taxi Driver. But nobody with a shred of common sense holds Foster, or DeNiro, or Scorsese responsible for the derangement which locked onto that movie as a source of justification for trying to shoot a sitting President.

So of course it makes perfect sense that this equally deranged character’s actions are the responsibility of someone with whom he has never suggested a connection, nor or whom he has expressed even an awareness.

Mission accomplished, MarKos.

NOT

Freelancer on January 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

It probably had more to do with the salvia than anything else, that stuff sounds dangerous.

Bill O’Reilly had a mother on last year who’s son died from it, he over dosed on it. There has been some scary stories about that herb or whatever you call it.

AprilOrit on January 14, 2011 at 2:10 AM

This poor soul is in need of a professional psychiatric evaluation and will probably be diagnosed with some kind of psychiatric disorder once he is evaluated. I am not a mental health expert, but when someone tells me they engage in “conscious dreaming” I have to think they are sufferring some type of hallucinations.

This whole ordeal is such a tragedy in so many ways, but time only goes forward and let’s hope something good might come out of this.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on January 12, 2011 at 4:33 PM

The salvia is a hallucinagenic. He sounds like one of these cases from the hippie days who took too much acid.

AprilOrit on January 14, 2011 at 2:16 AM

Wow – this is really crazy. What’s weird/freaky about what ex friend said – is that the 3rd film in this series -

ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD

opens tomorrow in select cities.

It opens here in Manhattan down in TriBeca.

http://www.zeitgeistmovingforward.com/zmap

It’s a complete Far Left mindset/social engineering/production: Some history on the movement & the players –

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Joseph

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zeitgeist_Movement

http://www.thevenusproject.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacque_Fresco

The movie boasts experts in the cast – dying to know who they are.

“Zeitgeist: Moving Forward,” Peter Joseph’s third film, will feature experts in the fields of public health, anthropology, neurobiology, economics, energy, technology, social science and other relevant subjects which relate to social operation and culture. The three central themes of the work are Human Behavior, Monetary Economics, and Applied Science. Put together the work creates a model of understanding the current social paradigm; why it is critical to move out of it – coupled with a new, radical, yet practical social approach based on advanced understandings which would resolve the current social woes facing the world today.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1781069/fullcredits

How come no one has covered this link to this guy being a follower of this character Peter Joseph – - or did I miss it?

This crazy crap mixed with alot of salvia is a recipe for disaster.

AprilOrit on January 14, 2011 at 2:51 AM

It’s a Far Left Cult – Clusterf**k.

It’s so crazy you can’t make this stuff up.

AprilOrit on January 14, 2011 at 3:06 AM

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