reply to post by Taliesien333
I read about the links earlier this week and it had me thinking - He wanted chaos. Didn't care how, just wanted to cause it. However it seems this
attempted assassination was 100% pre-meditated, he may have wanted to cause chaos before, but his ultimate goal was to murder Giffords.
But I see two sides, one is someone who gave the illusion of someone going mad so if his assassination was to be a success he could plea insanity.
Alternatively, he was so warped he simply didn't care.
It's clear he was a confused person, he is lost within his own mind almost... "concience dreaming" and his obsession with lucid dreaming would
indicate that he wanted to create his own little world. What if his apparent hatred of Giffords was something he tried to control in a dream? It
isn't impossible if you're trained well enough to force your mind to dream it. Alternatively, he just so happened to dream about killing Giffords
and the line between controlling life and his dreams became blurred?
His videos and posts on here seem incoherent, but planned, as though he has thought about them. Very much like the flag burning video, it doesn't
seem as though he had woke up one morning and thought "hey, I'm going into a desert dressed in a bin bag to burn the stars and stripes!". He wanted
to make the video to provoke... just like his posts, just like his alledged issues in college and just like his favourate books etc.
But this is where I'm confused...
He wanted to provoke chaos under the illusion of a mad man to others in the past, but this? This is something he must have been waiting for, probably
not for the chaos aspect, but solely to prove a point to someone who didn't understand a question he asked. HOWEVER - Shooting the whole place up and
killing 6 people seems like a trait of a mad man. When we usually hear of pre-meditated attacks on officials there's usually just the person they
wanted to kill being hit (abiet a bodyguard or two).
If his sole purpose was to kill Giffords and Giffords only, I would have thought he would have done that, then turned the gun on himself. There seems
to be motive for the attempted murder, planned out in sorts. But then the need for chaos also.
I'm confused writing this myself! What I'm trying to conclude is... He had a motive, but had the lack of control he would feel within a dream (lucid
dreaming). When he realised he wasn't able to control all outcomes he did the next best thing... shoot the place up.
My biggest question is whether he was planning to kill himself or not. Knowing that might be able to shed some light on the chaos aspect... if he was
planning on surviving this, he could see what he had "achieved" (in his own mind by the way, I'm not calling this an achievement). It would seem
this way by his horrid little grin anyway.