In that most racist US state of Arizona, there is yet another mass slaying using guns, this time courtesy of bigoted, ignorant political rhetoric and elitist health system which is largely inaccessible to the poor, in a peculiar society which regards mentally ill people inappropriately as culpable for their actions rather than in need of medical help.
Suspect Jared was noticed in school as weird – he was refused readmission to his college unless he was medically evaluated. His Youtube and MySpace postings are patently those of a depressive and delusional individual. Why did no one deliver him the medical assistance he so obviously needed? Why was he able to obtain a firearm?
In a nation where hate speech is protected, incitement of prejudice, racism and bigotry by politicians is manifold. When leaders set an horrific example, those most vulnerable to suggestion, people with psychiatric dis-abilities, tend to follow reflexively.
Racism, elitism, prejudice and bigotry are diseases of the point of view, with politicians as primary vectors.
The Politicized Mind
Sarah Palin Has NOT Deleted ‘Reload’ Tweet Or Facebook Note
Jared Loughner’s Alleged YouTube Video Reveals Possible Clues Behind Giffords Shooting
A sampling of the Arizona shooting suspect’s social-media postings
Police ‘actively pursuing’ second person in Tucson shooting
Man linked to Giffords shooting rampage called ‘very disturbed’
Arizona Tea Partier: We Need to Be Careful About What We Say
Live Blog: Representative Giffords Shot
Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Explains Why He’s Against New Immigration Law
The US Senate is a complete joke (and what to do about it)
In Attack’s Wake, Political Repercussions
The Patriot Act
America’s Left far too blinded by inaction and fear
CIA and Australia
My day in the courtroom of Judge John Roll, who lived and died in Arizona’s climate of hate
Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain
The Cloudy Logic of ‘Political’ Shootings
Dep’t of Homeland Security suggests anti-Semitism may be motive for assassination attempt in Arizona
The Conservative Constitution of the United States
Giffords Among U.S. Gun Culture’s Latest Victims
Sick – Ray Stevens – God Save Arizona
Arizona shooting puts political rhetoric in the crosshairs
Questions about mental illness, access to guns follow Arizona shooting
On mental illness and crime
Jared Loughner Attack on Gabrielle Giffords: America’s Mental Health Breakdown
Palestine / Israel Links
Hamas urges militant groups to stop attacking Israel – but who will urge Israel to stop attacking and besieging Gaza?
The myth of “Good Israel” vs. “Bad Israel”
Israel Prize laureates join academic boycott of settlement university
Think Before You Send That Message: Big Brother Is Watching
The IDF’s bag of lies – Instead of working toward revealing the truth behind the recent death of an anti-fence demonstrator the IDF is behaving like the propaganda ministry of an authoritarian regime.
Revolutionary Guards in the Knesset
Is Lieberman the New Israeli Mainstream?
Three injured at Bil’in protest commemorating woman killed by tear gas last week
Violations Against Children Dec 10 (DCIP)
Academics oppose West Bank college, alleging apartheid
Israel demolishes historic hotel
Otherwise Occupied / When lawbreaking runs in the family
Don’t bother petitioning the High Court
Bibi promised, Bibi delivers
Swedish Pundit Assails WikiLeaks, Downplays Rove Ties
The Excuse is Wikileaks. The Object is Freedom of Speech. The Subject is Authoritarianism.
David Pitchford suit against Julian Assange
Weapons of Murdoch’s Mass Deception: Time to Turn to Alternative Media
Milwaukee man’s website mirrors suspect’s conspiracy statements – see here