Remember how early this morning I posted about Mike Adam’s despicable and ghoulish attempt to seize on the tragedy of the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) by Jared Lee Loughner as a way of blaming the pharmaceutical industry and government for his violent rampage and intentionally conflating the decrying of violent rhetoric that might have helped to inspire a probably mentally ill individual to commit an act of mass murder? At the time, I observed that, whenever I think that Mike Adams has gone as low as he can go, he always manages to prove me wrong and go even lower. I also observed that I didn’t think I could envision how Adams could go any lower than he did yesterday.
Damn, if Adams didn’t do it again and in record time, with a post entitled Following Giffords shooting, ignorant lawmakers call for criminalizing certain symbols and words.
Apparently, as tends to happen after crimes like this, an overzealous lawmaker in Pennsylvania named Robert Brady announced that he is planning to introduce a bill that would criminalize the use of “symbols” or “language” that any federal official interprets as being threatening or inciting violence. Personally, I’m not thrilled with the legislation, either, viewing it as skirting dangerously close to stomping on the First Amendment, but it’s not nearly as crazy as Adams makes it sound in that it would simply extend law against threatening the President to all federal lawmakers and officials. Be that as it may, Adams then takes this proposed law and uses it as a pretext to go, full mental jacket-clad, into tinfoil hat territory:
The fact that these legislative assaults on the Bill of Rights are happening so quickly after this violent tragedy lends credence to the idea that this whole thing was possibly a set up.
Consider the evidence that’s now emerging: A close friend of the shooter (Loughner) says he “radically changed” about a year ago (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/jared…).
The FBI has publicly announced they believe Loughner’s actions were part of an “assassination plot” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy…).
Meanwhile, evidence was blatantly and obvious planted in Loughner’s home safe that would implicate him as the killer. An FBI search turned up papers where Lougher had written “I planned ahead” and “my assassination” along with “Giffords,” then actually signed the envelope. It’s almost as if the team that really planned all this was leaving behind bread crumbs that law enforcement investigators couldn’t miss.
It’s becoming increasingly likely that Loughner was a mind-controlled assassin who was obsessed with the subject of mind control and wrote in his various ramblings about “sleepwalking” through life in a dream state. (This is classic conditioning for Manchurian Candidates who are hypnotized into carrying out violent acts.)
Geez, Mike, which was it that made Loughner do it? The evil products of big pharma (psychiatric drugs) or a government plot to brainwash Loughner so that the reaction to the assassination attempt would give the government the pretext to crush free speech under its jack boot? Hey, maybe it was both! In any case, if this was a government plot to provide a pretext to seize power and crush civil liberties, couldn’t the plotters have picked a higher profile government official? It’s not as though Giffords was known much outside of her district in Arizona. I guess those fascist plotters are just that clever in their nefariousness.
Of course, Adams can’t resist incinerating another one of my irony meters when he writes earlier in his article:
What has become increasingly clear over the weekend of the Giffords shooting is that a few lawmakers on the left are all too quick to exploit this tragedy for their own political aims which include, of course, silencing all critics of the government as well as criminalizing all firearms ownership by private citizens.
What is Adams doing but being “all too quick to exploit this tragedy for his own political aims,” which include, of course, tarring all people with mental illness as being poisoned with psychiatric drugs to the point where they have become violent psychopaths, blaming the pharmaceutical industry and government for this state of affairs, and trying to conflate his view of “health freedom” (in reality, the freedom for quacks not to have to worry about pesky government laws and regulations that prevent them from separating their marks from their hard-earned cash) with freedom from tyranny? Pot, kettle, black, anyone?
In any case, once again, Adams owes me a new irony meter. Mine’s a pile of molten plastic and metal, bubbling pathetically on my table.