'HE DID NOT WATCH TV. HE DISLIKED THE NEWS. HE DIDN'T LISTEN TO POLITICAL RADIO'.
So says the blaring headline on the Drudge Report and other media outlets this morning, as they carry the statements of one of Jared Loughner's friends who knew Jared Loughner best. So it would seem that the lunatic had little if no interest in politics or anything other than his own fascination with the use of hallucinogens and wide awake dreaming.
Well, almost no interest in anything else. According to his friend, he had an obsession with the on line film Zeitgeist: The Movie.
I had never heard of it, so I googled it then bounced it off youtube and sure enough, there it was. I skipped through the opening and the first few minutes of this conspiratorial gobble gook of anarchist yammering and came away with a bit more of an understanding of Jared Loughner.
Anyone who looks at the opening sequences of this supposed 'film' will easily see how someone under the influence of hallucinogens could be affected by this patchwork of sick minded imagery and rambling. The movie is a conspiratorial litany of dog eared arguments of conspiracies, from the new world order, to 9/11, to the bankers who are taking over and controlling the world.
Was Jared Loughner obsessed with this film? His friend seems to believe so. And if there is truth to that representation, then we have found something that we may be able to attach to Jared Loughner's psyche. And that something isn't a cancerous mind created by listening to conservative talk radio or Anti government right wing extremists. What we may have found is Jared Loughner's allegiance to a belief system more in line with leftist anarchy and the belief in conspiracy theories often foisted by the rabidly liberal left than anything else.
But I am more than happy to wait and see what the final analysis brings forth. Provided the good Sheriff Dupnik hasn't poisoned the case with his pre-trial prejudicial commentaries. And provided the people can gain access to his official records of law enforcement contacts with Loughner prior to his rampage shooting.