January 10, 2011 by staff
Nihilistic, (AP) – At an event almost three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a question Loughner of Jared, the man accused of attempting to murder her and killing six others. According to two of his friends from high school in question was essentially this: “What is the government if the words have no meaning?”
Loughner was angry about her response – she read the question and did not have much to say.
“It was like…” What do you think of these people who work for the government and they can not describe what they do? “A friend told The Associated Press on Sunday.” He did not like government officials, how they spoke. As they were just trying to conceal a conspiracy. ”
The two friends spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they wanted to avoid publicity surrounding the case. For them, the question was classic Jared: confrontation, absurd and obsessed with words creates reality.
Comments from friends paint a picture reinforced by other former classmates and offers Loughner its own website: that of a social outcast with nihilistic, almost indecipherable beliefs rooted in mistrust and paranoia.
“If you call me a terrorist, the argument to call me a terrorist is ad hominem,” the 22-year-old wrote on December 15 in a yoke of broad who was released on video and ended with nearly the same question his friends said he posed to Giffords: “What the government if the words have no meaning?”
Sunday, Loughner was charged in the shooting a day earlier during a political protest outside a supermarket Tucson. Besides the six killed, 14 people were injured. The doctors are optimistic about the chances of Giffords’ for survival.
Loughner had at least one contact with other Giffords. Investigators said they conducted a search warrant at home Loughner and seized a letter addressed to him, stationery Giffords Congress “in which she thanked him for attending a” Congress on Your Corner “event a mall in Tucson in 2007. Saturday’s shooting occurred at a similar event.
Other evidence seized at his home included an envelope of a safe with messages such as “I planned ahead,”‘‘my assassination “and the name” Giffords’ next to what appears to be the Loughner signature. Police said he bought the Glock pistol used in the attack in November.
Loughner lives with his parents on a five-minute ride from the shootout in a middle-class neighborhood bordered by desert landscaping and palm trees. Sheriff’s deputies blocked a large part of the street Sunday.
Neighbors said Loughner kept to himself and was often seen walking his dog, almost always wearing a hooded sweatshirt and listening to his iPod.
His high school friends, they fell Loughner contact and last spoke to him around March, when one of them was put in place the bottles in the desert for target practice and Loughner suggested that it might come long. It was unusual – Loughner had not expressed an interest in weapons before – and his behavior increasingly confrontational drove them out. It would send text messages weird, but also break contact for weeks.
“We started doing sketched around him,” said the friend. It was the first time he had felt that way.
Around the same time, the behavior Loughner also began to worry about officials at Pima Community College, where Loughner began attending classes in 2005, the school said in a statement.
Between February and September, Loughner “had five contacts with the CCP police for disturbances in the classroom and library, the statement said. He was suspended in September 2010 after the Police College has discovered a YouTube video in which the claimed Loughner College was illegal under the Constitution of the United States. He has voluntarily recalled the following month, and said he could return only if, among other things, a mental health professional agreed that it presents no danger the school said.
It was in college that Loughner had asked his question on the government to Giffords and words, a friend told me. A spokesman said college Giffords has often used the school property for open events, a spokesman for Giffords said he was not sure if the exchange that took place.
Divestiture Loughner of his friends has been gradual.
The Loughner they met when he was a freshman at Mountain View High School may have been uncomfortable, but he was happy and fun to be around. The crew smoked marijuana every day, and when they were not going to concerts or movies they talked about the meaning of life and mingled with conspiracy theories.
For a time, Loughner drank heavily, to the point of poisoning, friends said. Once, during lunch at school as a junior, he shot so much tequila that he came back to class within five minutes went cold, had to be transported to the hospital and “almost dead,” said a friend.
Distrust of government was convinced to set Loughner, friends said. He believed that the U.S. government was behind 9 / 11 and fear that governments have been maneuvering to create a unified monetary system (“a new world currency” A friend told me), so that the social elites and bureaucrats could control the world.
On his YouTube page, he listed among his favorite books “Animal Farm” and “Brave New World” – two novels about how the authorities control the masses. Other books in the long list included “Mein Kampf,”The Communist Manifesto, ”’Peter Pan” and Aesop’s Fables.
Over time, more and more introspective Loughner – “. Rut nihilistic,” what one friend described as a
A staunch atheist, he has begun to characterize people as sheep whose free will has been undermined by the government and the monotony of modern life.
“He did not want people to wake up and do the same thing every day. He wanted more chaos, he wanted less regularity,” said a friend.
Friends said Loughner told anyone who would listen that the world we see is not that words have no meaning – and the only way to determine the service was during sleep. Loughner obsession started a practice known as lucid dreaming, in which people actively try to control their world sleeps.
Several people who knew Loughner said at a community college does not engage in political discussions – in fact, he did not speak much at all, and when he does comrades cringed.
“He did a lot of people very uncomfortable, especially girls in the class,” said Steven Cates, who attended a poetry writing class with advanced Loughner at Pima Community College last spring. Although it is befriends Loughner way, he said one group of students went to other teachers complain Loughner at some point.
Another student poetry, Don Coorough said Loughner read a poem about the insipid tasks such as showering, going to the gym and buses in the wild “slam” style – “grabbing his crotch in and jumping in the room. ”
When students of other, still seated, read their poems, Coorough said Loughner “laugh at things you would not laugh.” After a woman reading a poem about abortion, he turned all shades of red and laughed and said, “Wow, she is like a terrorist, she killed a baby,” said Coorough.
“It seemed to me an emotional cripple or a child’s emotional,” said Coorough. “He lacked compassion, he did not understand and did not have the capacity to communicate.”
Cates said Loughner “did not have the social intelligence, but he really academic intelligence.”
“He was very aspect of knowledge of the school. He was really in his philosophy classes and it was really the logic and English. And it would be frustrated by the people dumbed-down words used in the classroom, “said Cates.
Loughner expressed his interest in grammar and logic on the Internet as he makes outlandish statements – for example, that the Mars Rover and Space Shuttle missions were faked.
He often used “if-then” constructions in absurd arguments. For example: “If the living space is capable of maintaining the life of the crews to a temperature of 454F, then the body is alive in the NASA Space Shuttle The human body does not live in the Space Shuttle NASA Thus, life. Space is not able to sustain the lives of crews at a temperature of-454F. ”
Loughner also said in a video that the government “which means mind control and brainwashing on the people by the grammar of control.” He described the laws of America as “traitors” and said, “Every human being who is mentally competent is still capable of being treasurer of their new currency.”
Loughner describes himself as a U.S. military recruiting in the video, but the army issued a statement saying that he tried to enlist but was rejected. The statement said under the federal privacy act, no reason could be clarified.
In October 2007, Loughner was quoted in Pima County for possession of drug paraphernalia, which was dismissed after completing a diversion program, according to online records.
A year later he was charged with an unknown “supplement” in Marana near Tucson. That charge was dismissed after a diversion program in March 2009, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
“He has sort of a checkered past, I can tell you that,” said Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.
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