The following is the full text of a YouTube rant by Arizona 8th District gunman Jared Lee Loughner, who appears to have gunned down several people and shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head today:
Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner.
This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; the greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don’t dream — sadly.
Firstly, the current government officials are in power for their currency, but I’m informing you for your new currency! If you’re treasurer of a new money system, then you’re responsible for the distributing of a new currency. We now know — the treasurer for a new money system, is the distributor of the new currency. As a result, the people approve a new money system which is promising new information that’s accurate, and we truly believe in a new currency. Above all, you have your new currency, listener?
Secondly, my hope — is for you to be literate! If you’re literate in English grammar, then you comprehend English grammar. The majority of people, who reside in District-8, are illiterate — hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure.
Thirdly, I know who’s listening: Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen.
In conclusion, my ambition — is for informing literate dreamers about a new currency; in a few days, you know I’m conscience dreaming! Thank you!
This is a portrait in words of a man immersed in paranoid delusions, struggling to write grammatically incorrect paragraphs about others’ grammar, convinced that mind control and brainwashing and a strange new currency is all around him. It’s a sorry portrait of a man who has come to a pathetic end, complaining about his own civil rights while taking away the right of other people to simply live.
A question which surely will emerge over the next few days: how did a paranoid delusional man end up with his hands wrapped around a Glock? Had he encountered the authorities in any circumstances before? If so, how did he obtain the weapons used to carry out his bizarre attack?
Update: It appears that as a Pima Community College student, Jared Loughner was removed from the campus for causing a disturbance (“talking”), an act that led to his conclusion that all police are “Unconstitutional.” So there was some contact between Loughner and the authorities on the occasion of bizarre behavior, making the question of his possession of a Glock a reasonable one to investigate.