I’m pretty sure these videos are from today’s shooter. For some reason, the spelling of the name, “Laughner” that has been released is incorrect. His real name was Jared Lee Loughner of Tucson, Arizona. Today, he murdered a number of people, including Federal Judge John Roll, and critically wounded many more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It’s a dreadful tragedy, and I was searching for anything that might give us some idea why he did what he did.
I’m still going through the videos, but he claims to be a military recruit. In another video he claims that he only has his right arm, though I suspect he was just faking a missing limb as part of that bizarre disguise. He’s thoroughly paranoid, and seems slightly obsessed with currency. He may be using it as some sort of metaphor in some parts, though he also seems concerned with it in a literal sense, regarding the gold standard. These videos are a manifesto of sorts. It ends:
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!
He seems to feel that the government is guilty of treason. It’s all pretty hard to understand though, especially the parts about dreams, and how grammar is a form of mind control. Is he referring to the US Department of Education? The references to the gold standard sound like typical Libertarian beliefs regarding the US currency and Federal Reserve.
More from the video, regarding terrorism:
If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
I define terrorist.
Thus, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.
You call me a terrorist.
Thus, the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.
I honestly have no idea what that is trying to say. It’s either way over my head, or it makes no sense.
I suspect his Youtube channel is going to get wiped pretty soon, so I’ve grabbed his profile: