Originally posted by InTheShadows
First of all, I've seen no mention of the time frame that his posts and threads were in. This "person" was only active for a few months last year,
with July being the most active time frame. This is roughly the same period that his classmates at Pima Community College expressed that they were
actually fearful being in the same classroom with him.
I noticed this as well. It seems that his condition was intensifying in the last 6 months when he began posting multiple threads on ATS and putting
in time and effort to respond to the other posters. This is also the time frame when he began posting multiple videos on youtube.
Perhaps there was some catalyst or some chemical change in his body that pushed him over the edge in the last months? I would not be surprised to
find out that he stopped/started/changed medication in the last year.
I would also note his attitude and demeanor, both when posting and as described by witnesses during interviews. Friends said that he thrived on chaos
and destruction in news interviews. Witnesses describe him as being "pleased with himself" immediately after the shooting, that he was happy with
all of the chaos and death he had caused.
I think he believes that he is much more intelligent than everyone else and that he is on a different level. His posts on ATS attempted to emulate
deductive logical reasoning, but (as is often the case) his statements did not reveal their intended meaning over the internet forum so he came off as
distant, confused, and looney. I think posters on ATS may have misinterpreted many of his arguments because he did wrote cryptically and wasn't
specific and that his response to this was to put himself on a pedestal and pretend that everyone else was too stupid (illiterate) to understand.
This was exactly what happened when he encountered Giffords previously and he asked a question that she did not understand (what is government if
words have no meaning?) I think he was trying to ask a question about the truthfulness of politicians, rhetoric, empty promises, etc.. and from the
perspective of a voter, why would/should we trust our government if our politicians lie to us? He couldn't communicate that because of the way his
brain works and the question became garbled through his perspective and what ended up being spoken was a confusing presumptuous question that people
I also thought some of his writing was very similar to exercises that are normally done in a college level freshman logic course. Perhaps this way
of writing was inspired by a philosophy/logic course he took at the community college, or maybe these were some of his actual logic assignments,
perhaps ones that were a warning sign to some people at the college where he was suspended? Obviously he tried to twist and misuse this logic as
confirmation bias, to validate his extreme and obscure beliefs, and was not able to reason from another perspective.
I am interested in reading mind control and other conspiracy theories on this subject. One thought that crossed my mind is that his posts on ATS and
youtube were staged as an insanity defense (we know he planned ahead and he only began posting online recently and almost seemed intentionally
obscure, as itf trying to present himself as insane.) But perhaps this was only him trying to reach out to the world to give it one last chance to
submit to his irrationality before he put his stamp on it.
Now is the time for knee-jerk overreactions to this event by society and the media vultures to descend for capitalist profit and expert ego building.