The first myth I want to dismantle is simple, in fact I have already addressed it. It's the alleged incomparability of politics and mental illness. I have worked with the mentally ill and find that they range all over the place on politics, from the apolitical to the intensely political. And they range from left to right.
The day of the Columbine shootings a Bipolar friend started calling gun dealers to chew them out for there role in the massacre and to tell them he believes in gun control. I think the irony of this should not escape our notice. We automatically assume that the mentally ill are apolitical and violent. He demonstrated the opposite.
I should say here that there is at least as much evidence of Loughner's right wing politics that his mental illness, in fact on a documentary level more. While he may have been on medication, Loughner seems to have no official diagnosis and we are being treated to diagnosis from affair from pundits and guest shrinks. I was even told by someone that you can tell Loughner is crazy by looking at him. When I look at him, I think skin head, a matter we will get to later.
Another myth is that Loutishness' rants about grammar point to his mental illness. In fact it's one of his firmest ties to the far right. These come from the theories of a far right blogger named David Wynn Miller, who purports himself a judge. Miller is a former tool and die maker who gives seminars on government control of grammar and how to fight it. He invented what he calls Mathematical Interface for Language or Correct Language. He claims only nouns have legal authority and the government is trying to introduce other words as legal authority. He is only one of many right wing sources for the theory of government control through language Below a website about the Loughner/Miller issue, and Miller's own website. .
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Loughner himself wrote on his website, according to the Economist, that" You don't allow the government to contol your grammar structure listener? The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar. What is government if words don't have meaning?"
"What is government if words don't have meaning" is the question he asked Congresswoman Giffords. Her failure to answer it to his satisfaction is why he pursued her. His friends who have been a source of misinformation about him failed to comprehend the political nature or source of this question. He further suggested that the people of Arizona were 'illiterate.'
Indeed his reading list, including both Orwell and the proto-libertarian Ann Rand also underlies his obsession with language. Both wrote of the governments use of language to control the populace and the mind.
Miller himself claims not to know Loughner but agrees with his web postings concerning grammar and government mind control. Miller is one of many "common law gurus" who travel giving seminars advocating right wing ideas about law. He calls himself a " Plenipotentiary-Judge"
Loughner, in a "One Video available at Slate Magazine "Pima Community College and the local police are 'unconstitutional.' " Loughner uses this to argue against bills he owes.
Loughner also said" If the property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution then the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws. The property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution. Thus, the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws.
You don't have to accept the federalist laws.
Nonetheless, read the United States of America's Constitution to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws."
Another myth is that Jared Loughner was not interested in voting. In fact he was registered to vote Republican. See: http://blog.politicalpsychic.net/2011/01/11/jared-loughner-was-a-republican-screen-shot-proof/republicanparty-loughner/ At least two sources I have checked say he voted in 2006 and 2008, although at one time he may have been registered independent.
Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Watch article on who is Jared Loughner says, "Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates, which does similar work to that of Hatewatch, points out in a post earlier today that Loughner also makes a reference to a “second American constitution.” As Chip notes, that is commonly understood to refer to the Reconstruction amendments that freed the slaves and gave them citizenship, among other things. Chip says that “raises the question of a possible racist and anti-immigrant tie” in the Arizona shooting.