John on February 18, 2010 at 11:36 pm
The FBI is already saying that terrorism wasn’t involved. I guess it depends how you define terrorism. This guy clearly wanted to blow something up to send a message and maybe kill people in the process. I’m not sure how that’s any different than Timothy McVeigh except that the body count was far, far less. In fact, last I heard the only fatality was Joe Stack, the pilot.
I’ve read through his entire “manifesto,” which is available here. Stack, is lucid but not surprisingly, angry and volatile. His political bent is decidedly left, though he’s not fond of any political party. This first page has him sounding a bit like Michael Moore:
Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of GM executives, for scores of years) and when its time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidty, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours. Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important…
He’s not fond of organized religion either:
Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy…The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living.
He hates Bush:
The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government.
He ends his letter with this in bold:
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
This guy is no conservative. And yes, people are already labeling him a “teabagger.”
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