It seems pretty clear by this point that the Arizona shooter is not a Republican, not a Tea Party affiliate, is in no way influenced by Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, or any other conservative personality that we can track down. It is clear that he is an atheist, a left-winger influenced by the seminal writings of the founders of both international socialism and national socialism, the two most evil left-wing philosophies of the twentieth century.
No, really. So what?
Do his reading habits, political affiliations, religious beliefs/non-beliefs, idolization of certain individuals, group memberships or any of the other various facts that may come to light about him mean that we can parcel the blame out to others who believe the same thing or are members of the same groups?
If it does, then I think it is high time we start rounding up those involved in this event and send them to prison for long periods of time because they must all be just like him.
Jackie Storrer, right, tries her best to figure out the clues on a giant crossword as Jared Loughner,
a volunteer, stands in the background during the Tucson Festival of Books. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star)
Right now there is more evidence that Jared Loughner was affiliated with the Tucson Festival of Books than there is that he had any connection to the GOP, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, or anyone else on the right. Maybe it is time to start rounding up folks from that dangerous organization instead -- at least if one uses the logic of those seeking to tie voices on the Right (or, for that matter, voices on the Left) to this unspeakable crime without concrete evidence. So if you can't see your way clear to pinning blame for this attack on America to the folks with the Tucson Festival of Books, then you have no business trying to pin it to your political enemies.