Alleged Arizona Shooter Leaves YouTube, MySpace Trail

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Jan. 8 2011 4:29 PM

Alleged Arizona Shooter Leaves YouTube, MySpace Trail

That's the name of the alleged shooter in Tuscon. His MySpace page has been taken offline, but his YouTube channel is still up. It contains five videos and shows, as Ben Smith points out, that he added an anti-government video to his "favorites."

One video argues circuitously that Pima Community College and the local police are "unconstitutional." The implication in this and other videos is that Loughner has developed a political/philosophical case, of sorts, against some bills he needs to pay.

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Another video gives us a quick guide to Loughner's philosophy, expressed in Tractacus-style logic statements:

If the property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution then the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws. The property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws from a revolution. Thus, the revolutionary's from the revolution are in control of the land and laws.

In conclusion, reading the United States Constitution, I can't trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.No! I won't pay debt backed with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver!

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.