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Blaming Joe Stack's suicide mission on Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party is insane


By now you've probably heard about a lunatic with a small airplane named Joe Stack who crashed his plane into an IRS building Joe Stack plane crashAustin, Texas in an attempt to get back at the man-or "Big Brother" as he so eloquently stated on his website.

I'm not about to blame Joe Stack's kamikaze mission on Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, or the Tea Baggers like some on the left. That is irresponsible and reprehensible.  Anybody who would blame Stack's suicide mission on Limbaugh, Palin, or the GOP, is purely agenda-driven and not looking at the facts.

Joseph Andrew Stack (gotta love how the media always includes the middle name) was a middle-aged man who tired of the political system and felt like yet another little guy that was neglected by Uncle Sam. 

His rantings are the words of a lunatic.  I won't call him "right-wing" or "left-wing" and will just say this guy was nuts.

"We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy.  Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all.  We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers."

This type of rant reminds me of something you'd hear from a Lynden LaRouche supporter or someone who speaks of the Illuminati. 

I certainly wouldn't call this guy a religious extremist.  He ranted about the Catholic church in his manifesto as well.

"My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s.  Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English.  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."

People who knew the Joe Stack say he showed no signs of snapping-the mark of someone who goes insane.  He talked politics, but not like that guy we all have met or know who we suspect will possibly go postal or shoot up a shopping mall.

There's an old saying that a sucker is born every minute.  These days it seems like a lunatic is born every minute.  My, my how things have changed in America. And, that is very frightening.

For a link to Joe Stack's manifesto, check out this site.