posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:39 PM
Some various thoughts about his state of mind...
One article I read interviewed some of Jared's old friends who said he used to go up to people randomly and ask them some crazy question just to get
a reaction out of them (he thrived on chaos and feeling intellectually superior.) Seems very similar to the question he asked Giffords and was upset
because she didn't understand it. I think that he thought of himself as very smart and on a higher level of understanding than everyone else and
when people didn't understand the way he tried to communicate his views (infinite time, infinite currency, life as a dream) he became upset, angry,
and internally violent. This became very clear in a college setting where people are encouraged to voice their understanding and debate amongst their
peers. He became upset at professors and classmate for violating his "freedom of speech" and "freedom of thought."
I think people might be making more out of the CLASSITUP10 user account on youtube than there is. These statements strongly look like they are simple
exercises Jared was attempting to do for a freshman logic/philosophy course. The media interviewed his Philosophy instructor (forget which channel)
and the name "classitup10" further leads me to believe that these statements where his direct attempts at completing these logic exercises for
homework, or a derivation thereof (his own mind trying to use that logic to justify/explicate his beliefs on the internet.)
I also wanted to point out that just because Jared came into contact with various ideas and groups of people in the last 6 months or 1 year that his
condition intensified prior to the shooting does not mean that any of the phenomena he came into contact with was a cause or contributing factor in
One thing that I wanted to talk about was his drug use and his actions the night before the shooting. Multiple friends have stated that he became a
frequent user of SALVIA (divinorum?) I have used it once or twice when I was in high school but had the pleasure of watching some of my friends do it
over the Christmas holidays. None of them had much of a pleasant experience, but they all started either a) laughing hysterically b) mumbling
incoherently or c) their eyes glazed over and they "zonked out" immediately after smoking, with an uncomfortable hangover about 15 minutes later.
None of them were regular users but I wondered if anyone on this forum had any experience (or someone they knew) with long term use of salvia, and
could write about their experiences (conjecture?)
Also, I just read that Jared spent the night at a hotel the night of the shooting. This, along with the story about missing the stop sign, his dad
chasing him in the morning, and his mugshot, leads me to believe that Jared was on hard drugs the entire night of the shooting, perhaps in preparation
of the event.
From what his friends describe and we can see of his household it leads me to believe that his dad probably does or did do drugs and that it probably
wasn't a big deal for Jared to smoke pot and/or salvia in his room (my speculation only!), sometimes parents do that and pretend it isn't happening.
So Jared spending the night in a hotel to me means at least one of two things. 1) jared was using harder drugs than his parents were comfortable with
OR 2) jared got into a fight with his parents (dad) over something that would have caused Jared to run off (drugs, possibly his mental state?) I
would prefer to think that his parents would not drive him out of the house if he is in a fragile mental state or would call someone if he was tending
My speculation leads me to believe that Jared began using harder drugs (meth, speed, PCP?) recently and this led to several things that we are seeing
in the news. His rapidly increasing sickness of his mind, the deterioration of his personal relationships, rapidly deteriorating limits on his social
behavior, his increasing obsession with lucid dreaming (or seeing life as a dream within a dream,) the all night drug binge at the hotel the night
before the shooting, and lastly that wicked grinning mugshot after a 24 hour drug binge, where his friends can't even recognize his face.