Y'know, sometimes I'd just like to brush past the sad things with "ye olde bittersweet pun", as I did on this subject earlier this evening. But in keeping with the updates, I've seen way too much of this "the teapartiers caused this/the shooting was Rush's or Beck's fault/Sarah Palin ordered Giffords' assassination" garbage. Whatever side you are on, let's consider the following points about assassination.
John Wilkes Booth personalized the South's loss, and it turned him into a lunatic who struck out of personal vengeance.
Charles Guiteau wrote a speech he never gave in support of Garfield, and killed him when the speech he never gave didn't net him a plum diplomatic spot.
Leon Czolgosz kills McKinley in the name of Emma Goldman, a woman who, among her other many faults, was the teaching that murder as a propaganda tool was proper an honorable. A year before, that same stupidity of thought cost the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Lee Harvey Oswald thought himself the indispensable cog between the Soviet Union, Cuba, and the American communists. When the Soviets disabused him of the notion, it was naturally Jack Kennedy's fault.
Sirhan Sirhan blamed the Arab defeat in the 1967 war not on the superior fighting skill and applied desperation of the Israelis, but on the support of Israel by Bobby Kennedy.
So what is the common thread of the modern political assassination? Is it the reprehensible policies of the victim? The great frustration that political repression brings? The high and noble reach of philosophy beyond the reach of the unread masses?
No? How about this- the common thread is a nutcase with a weapon.
Here's a MySpace posting from nutjob-du-jour, Jared Loughner (or Laughner, take yer pick):
My Final Thoughts: Jared Lee Loughner!
Most people, who read this text, forget in the next 2 second!
The population of dreamers in the United States of America is less than 5%!
If 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,618 is the year in B.C.E. then the previous year is 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,619 B.C.E.
987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,618 is the year in B.C.E.
Therefore, the previous year of 987,123,478,961,876,341,234,098,601,978,619 B.C.E.
If B.C.E. years are unable to start then A.D.E. years are unable to begin.
B.C.E. years are unable to start.
Thus, A.D.E. years are unable to begin.
If A.D.E. is endless in year then the years in A.D.E. don't cease.
A.D.E. is endless in year.
Therefore, the years in A.D.E. don't cease.
If I teach a mentally capable 8 year old for 20 consecutive minutes to replace an alphabet letter with a new letter and pronunciation then the mentally capable 8 year old writes and pronounces the new letter and pronunciation that's replacing an alphabet letter in 20 consecutive minutes.
I teach a mentally capable 8 year old for 20 consecutive minutes to replace an alphabet letter with a new letter and pronunciation.
Thus, the mentally capable 8 year old writes and pronounces the new letter and pronunciation that replaces an alphabet letter in 20 consecutive minutes.
Every human who's mentally capable is always able to be treasurer of their new currency.
If you create one new currency then you're able to create a second new currency.
If you're able to create second new currency then you're able to create third new currency.
You create one new currency.
Thus, you're able to create a third new currency.
You're a treasurer for a new currency, listener?
You create and distribute your new currency, listener?
You don't allow the government to control your grammar structure, listener?
If you create one new language then you're able to create a second new language.
If you're able to create a second new language then you're able to create a third new language.
You create one new language.
Thus, you're able to create a third new language.
All humans are in need of sleep.
Jared Loughner is a human.
Hence, Jared Loughner is in need of sleep.
If I define sleepwalking then sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening.
I define sleepwalking.
Thus, sleepwalking is the act or state of walking, eating, or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening.
I'm a sleepwalker - who turns off the alarm clock.
All conscience dreaming at this moment is asleep.
Jared Loughner is conscience dreaming at this moment.
Thus, Jared Loughner is asleep.
If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.
I define terrorist.
This, 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.
Every United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenis is receiving one mini bible before the tests.
Jared Loughner is a United States Military recruit at MEPS in Phoenix.
Therefore, Jared Loughner is receiving one mini bible before the tests.
I didn't write a belief on my Army application, and the recruiter wrote on the application; None.
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.
Nonetheless, read the United States of America's Constituion to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws.
You're literate, listener?
If the property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution then the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws.
The property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution.
Thus, the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws.
In conclusion, reading the second United States Constition, 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!
What's government if words don't have meaning?
The "mind" that came up with this deathless bit of philosophy that only the gods among us will understand decided that he could not trust the government. Show of hands, who does? But unlike the majority of us, he felt he had to begin the building of a government he could trust by killing his local congresswoman. But it's not just the legislative, or just the federal level we can't trust, eh? So he kills a state judge. But it's also the local level too, isn't it? So he kills a 9-year old just elected to her student council.
Now, THAT will get the point across.
And MY point is this, or actually these:
1) The murder, its motivations, and its ultimate manifestation are the product of a warped, diseased mind that could not cope with the concept that the world won't revolve around himself.
2) Any of these so-called "political commentators" who are trying to assign blame to their own political enemies are only a step higher on the food chain than the scum that pulled the trigger. Despite their claims, we are not quite at the point where a talk-show personality can incite murder, and not quite at the point where a person of one end of the political spectrum will order (directly or indirectly) the death of an opponent at the other end. Because of their claims though, we get one step closer every day.
Fools, say I, fools! Silence your finger pointing, and let us all share the sorrow of those who've lost.