i know what to make of jared loughner. if you've been around for any length of time at all, you've known someone who's slipped the surly bonds of sanity and gone where no rational person has gone before. he may have started here on earth, but eventually those anti-gravity boots started to give him access to frequencies that are beyond the FCC's regulated spectrum.
the word is the word of the word. word up!
how his loose-screw-ness manifested itself, however, was determined by the messages he received from groups with whom he identified. the tea party, with its outrage at the illegitimate, all-powerful, all controlling government, spoke to loughren, and he embraced the anger as firmly as reality seems to have lost its hold on him. as order yielded to chaos, the message to kill his oppressors became louder and clearer. don't retreat -- reload!
did sarah palin and the tea party tell loughren to pull the trigger? no, but he heard them loud and clear -- it's okay to pull the trigger. pull the trigger, jared. they're traitors, they're trying to steal your consciousness with their grammar! it's time to take matters into your own hands!
we all know someone who slipped, and then slipped away. now they're gone, like jared loughner will soon be gone, to be replaced by a simulacrum, a cardboard cutout at which the talking heads on CNN, FOX and MSNBC throw darts, while assuring their audiences that he has nothing at all to do with them. it's only reality TV -- just more real!
i love it when they medicate guys like loughren to restore their sanity, so they can be executed.