While the finger pointing and accusations continue, Zach Osler, a high school friend of Jared Loughner, shines a light on Loughner's world view and twisted mind. Osler says Loughner wasn't Right, wasn't Left, didn't listen to talk radio, didn't watch TV, wasn't political. But there was one thing he was greatly influenced by. A Utopian atheistic movement called Zeitgeist.
This video of Osler's interview on ABC News explains what Zeitgeist is and what Loughner thought about it. The Zeitgeist movement has received a glowing profile on Huffingtonpost.com. Members attended Leftist rallies held in D.C. last year, Ed Schulz's One Nation rally and Jon Stewart's Restoring Sanity rally. And while the evidence is increasingly proving that Loughner wasn't political, he was simply Nuts, the left keeps right on with their Bold-Faced Lies completely ignoring the truth of the matter.
Check out Louise Slaughter. She's angry at talk radio but she's not angry at Loughner. And Paul Krugman. There's so many things he's said that are so outrageous, he has no credibility left. Keith Olbermann is up to his usual verbal assaults. James Clyburn wants the Fairness Doctrine re-instated (Google Fairness Doctrine). But the facts are, John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, George Wallace, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, John Lennon, and two attempts on Gerald Ford's life all took place from the 1960s to the 1980s, when the so called Fairness Doctrine was on the books. The Fairness Doctrine sure prevented shootings and assassinations, didn't it?
And then there's ex-congressman Paul Kanjorski spouting off about civility and respect and stopping the rhetoric and hate speech. But this is what Kanjorski said on 10/23/2010 when running for office (yes, he LOST, that goodness). "That Scott down there that's running for Governor of Florida, instead of running for Governor of Florida they ought'a put him against the wall and shoot him.....He's no hero. He's a damned crook." Very civil, wouldn't you say?
And are you all asking yourself why the Left is so rapidly jumping on the this-was-political bandwagon, yet when the Ft. Hood shooter killed 13 people and the Christmas bomber got on a plane with a bomb the Left quickly said "don't jump to conclusions, don't call him a Muslim terrorist." "Let's investigate this first." Ooooo, Political Correctness. Can't say Muslim and terrorist in the same breath.
The same people who try to convince us that violent, sleazy, sexual scenes in movies or video games cannot be blamed for violent, sleazy, sexual acts against society are now telling us that talk radio and TV "naturally leads to violence against politicians." This is exploitative rhetoric of the worst kind.
And the beat goes on. Everyone is to blame, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, all conservative talk radio, Fox News, TV, the Tea Party followers, and on and on ad infinitum.
But the truth is that every society has madmen who do horrific things. Every society has deranged lunatics carrying out their demented delusions, delusions which become very real to their victims and families who must pick up the pieces of their lives and go on. We cannot begin to imagine their pain.
I believe, though, that any action to curtail inflammatory speech would lead to control of ALL speech, and there is no one in government, business, politics or the press whom I would trust with that power. Our First Amendment rights are on the table, and those rights could be obliterated by the stroke of a President's pen - not through a Constitutional Amendment but by Executive Order or the FCC barging right through the back door.
Now here is Zach Osler and the skinny on Zeitgeist.
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