Who was the man who killed a number of people, and wounded Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D)? Fox has him down as a person against fiat money, suspicious of federal power and ranting about the Constitution. His YouTube Channel, however, also puts him down as a fan of the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.
Wikipedia’s entry says “18 people were shot during a Congresswoman’s meeting in a Safeway grocery store parking lot in Casas Adobes, near Tucson, Arizona … According to The Arizona Republic newspaper, 6 people were killed. Someone from the crowd, possibly a security agent, reportedly fired at the gunman, but the gunman survived.” The gunman was Jard Lee Loughner.
Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old man who sources identify to Fox News as the gunman in custody in the deadly shooting rampage Saturday in Arizona, is suspected of posting a series of YouTube videos that show a focus on literacy and currency — as well as his distrust in the government.
“Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner,” one of the videos says, in words appearing on the screen. “This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; the greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don’t dream – sadly.”
The video, posted Dec. 15, later turns more political.
“The majority of citizens in the united states of America have never read the united states of America’s constitution. You don’t have to accept the federalist laws,” the video’s titles say. “In conclusion, reading the second United States constitution, I can’t trust the current government because of the ratifications: the government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar. No! I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver! No! I won’t trust in god!”
But he’s other things too. On his YouTube channel, Loughner says: “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.”
His YouTube channel says he went to school in the following places: Thornydale elementary,Tortolita Middle School, Mountain View Highschool, Northwest Aztec Middle College, and Pima Community College. Maybe somebody remembers him from those places.