Jared Loughner, 22, shot 6 people to death and wounded a dozen more on Jan.9th,2011. Among the wounded were- (D-Arizona-Jew) Gabrielle Giffords.
The speculating begins! Is he a W.A.S.P-terrorist? Did Sarah Palin incite him?
Then, a list of his favorite books is published: Animal Farm, Brave New World, Alice in Wonderland, To Kill The A Mockingbird, Through The Looking Glass, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Old Man And The Sea, The Republic, The communist Mainfesto, Mein Kampf.
The speculating continues! He’s a communist! He’s a fascist! He’s a NeoNazi!
Yoohoo, hello, I read all those books (OK, only excerpts from Mein Kampf). So did many of my friends. In fact, so did millions of intellectuals. I even feel like saying that, in a way, Mr. Loughner, based only on this list and on the fact that apparently when he wants to do something- he does it, seems to me to be a much more apt candidate for the Vice Presidency than Sarah Palin was. But I won’t say that cause some people will get mad. I’ll keep that to myself.
So, why does someone who is obviously not totally stupid, man of knowledge to some degree, with a mug shot like that, shoot people? Uh, good morning, he has a mental disorder, is it really THAT hard to tell?!
And if Americans would have spent the last decade more concerned about health care than about the Patriot act and fighting against gun control, maybe he would have been diagnosed and treated. There are MILLIONS of Americans with access to a local Walmart that are at the moment not being treated for their disorders. Are they terrosits? No. Are they incited by violent republicans? well, actually, its a yes on that one. But coming back to my point, in today’s day and age we have the scientific and medical knowledge to diagnose and treat many many mental disorders that stem from chemical imbalances in the brain. If, for once, republicans actually agree to combat a problem using science and reason, we may be able to avoid the next incident.