Sunday Sermonette

Given that it’s Sunday, what better time to hear from one of those folks who claim to speak for God? Today’s topic is the latest shooting rampage south of the border that, ironically, took place outside a Safeway in Tuscon, AZ.

Unsurprisingly, “Reverend” Phelps has his facts wrong. The shooter wasn’t an Afghanistan War veteran, but does claim to have been a military recruit in Phoenix. At least that’s what he writes in his “Final Thoughts” video that you can watch on his YouTube channel – how weirdly chilling is that?

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  2. Gayle

    Is this guy for real?

  3. Steve Reynolds

    The Communist Manifesto was loved by this guy.

    Not the Tea party type.

    Funny how the pinkos in Canada insinuate this clown was a “right winger”.

  4. Steve Reynolds

    Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a psychotic loner with “left-wing” beliefs according to those who knew him, the establishment has hastily exploited yesterday’s tragic shooting in Tucson to demonize conservatives, libertarians and gun owners while ordering Americans to “tone down the rhetoric,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for stifling dissent and coercing people to roll over on Obamacare, bailouts and whatever big government is preparing to unleash next.

    Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a psychotic loner with “left-wing” beliefs according to those who knew him, the establishment has hastily exploited yesterday’s tragic shooting in Tucson to demonize conservatives, libertarians and gun owners while ordering Americans to “tone down the rhetoric,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for stifling dissent and coercing people to roll over on Obamacare, bailouts and whatever big government is preparing to unleash next.

    Despite the fact that Jared Lee Loughner was a psychotic loner with “left-wing” beliefs according to those who knew him, the establishment has hastily exploited yesterday’s tragic shooting in Tucson to demonize conservatives, libertarians and gun owners while ordering Americans to “tone down the rhetoric,” which is nothing more than a euphemism for stifling dissent and coercing people to roll over on Obamacare, bailouts and whatever big government is preparing to unleash next.

    http://www.infowars.com/toning-down-the-rhetoric-means-obeying-big-government/

  5. Gayle

    I am no expert, and I am not going to research this, but from what I have seen only one person who knew him has said he has “left wing beliefs”. Speaking of toning down the rhetoric…

  6. sapphireandsteel

    Did Steve Reynolds just multipost in one post? A little to eager with the froth and cut and paste. Must be those left-wing” beliefs according to those who knew him.

  7. sapphireandsteel

    Gayle, Steve did cite Alex Jones which means he probably lives in a tinfoil wrapped world.

  8. Steve: I didn’t insinuate anything about the shooter being a “right-winger” so you’re off-base in that regard. Nor do I particularly agree with those jumping to the conclusion that this is necessarily a by-product of the “vitriolic rhetoric” in our political discourse.

    If anything, the point that I was implicitly making here was how ridiculous it is to leap to determinative conclusions for the benefit of one’s own cause, as illustrated in the extreme case of the deeply hateful Rev. Phelps.

  9. Gayle: It’s pointless to speculate about the guy’s motives or political beliefs based on what little evidence is available. That’s why I suggested that folks check out his own videos and perhaps make up their own minds about where he might have been coming from.

    Personally, I haven’t heard anything about him being left or right in his political beliefs, although it has been mentioned that he listed his favourite books as “Mein Kampf” and “The Communist Manifesto” for whatever that tells us. For all we know he might have listed those just to be provocative and make a statement – he may not even have read them!

    Reading his own words indicates, to me at least, that this guy didn’t have his screwed on properly, but hey, the same could be said of countless millions of people that are certifiably nuts – at least when they get online! His somewhat incoherent talk about being a “conscious dreamer” and the “treasurer” of a “new currency” etc. is fairly ridiculous, but seems harmless enough, so it’s really impossible for anyone to say what pushed him to actually commit such a horrifically violent act.

    For now, let’s just say that “he had issues.”

  10. Steve Reynolds

    Gayle, Gayle,Gayle.

    Turn off the CBC and start reading some Internet blogs which are more factual than the MSM.

    Or you can read his own posts and look at what actually interested him,rather than what interests the CBC.

  11. sapphireandsteel

    but you’ve provided you’re subjective view as the truth Steve. Do you like to read your neighbours’ mail to find out the “truth”?

    Paranoia isnt a good thing Steve.

  12. Steve Reynols

    If I were like you i would have to be paranoid.

    You never know when living on the dole is going to end. The taxpayers dole that is.

    The real world has nothing to do with public sector unions or civil servants.

    Poke your head out of the bush.

  13. sapphireandsteel

    What the hell are you talking about Steve? I’ve got a job in the private sector and I pay my taxes.

    Like I said paranoia isn’t a good thing. Neither is making outlandish presumptions based on a few words of text in a comment thread.

  14. Steve appears to be more comfortable doing battle with imagined ideological “enemies” he seems to have cobbled together from absurd stereotypes than bothering to listen to what others are actually saying or engaging in a dialog of any kind.

  15. sassy

    OK . . own up. Who pissed in Steve’s cornflakes this morning – thus making him so angry he can’t think straight?

  16. Gayle

    “It’s pointless to speculate about the guy’s motives or political beliefs based on what little evidence is available.”

    I agree, and I was not trying to do so. It seems there may a significant mental illness at play here as well. I used to do a lot of work with the mentally ill and they do tend to latch onto certain things to propel their delusions. For example, religion is a common basis for delusion.

    I do hope we get some information on what was going on in his head. That may end this mindless speculation about what may have provoked this.

  17. Agreed. Let’s wait for the evidence. I’ll be fascinated to discover what his rationale was for the killing spree. Until then, all bets are off in terms of understanding the motive(s).

    It’s unfortunate that the media (and others) feel the need to immediately fill in the blanks with whatever scraps of information they can get their hands on, or to pack their speculations into a preconceived narrative of some kind.

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