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Shrine With Skull In Loughner’s Backyard

From the New York Daily News:

Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Frightening, twisted shrine in Arizona killer Jared Lee Loughner’s yard

By Matthew Lysiak In Tucson and Lukas I. Alpert
Monday, January 10th 2011

A sinister shrine reveals a chilling occult dimension in the mind of the deranged gunman accused of shooting a member of Congress and 19 others.

Hidden within a camouflage tent behind Jared Lee Loughner’s home sits an alarming altar with a skull sitting atop a pot filled with shriveled oranges.

A row of ceremonial candles and a bag of potting soil lay nearby, photos reveal.

Experts on Sunday said the elements are featured in the ceremonies of a number of occult groups.

Investigators have focused on Loughner’s online anti-government ramblings as the chief motivation for the shooting Saturday of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

Have they? His ramblings are not particularly anti-government.

The discovery of the shrine raises the possibility that Loughner, 22, may have been driven by other forces. Students and faculty at Pima Community College, which he attended until his suspension last summer, said Loughner was clearly at odds with the world.

"He was one of the last kids to come in, and he sat down and almost immediately started laughing to himself in a way that was just kind of creepy," a classmate, Alex Kotonias, 20, told USA Today.

"As soon as the teacher started going over the syllabus, he had this outburst out of nowhere, didn’t even raise his hand, and started asking the teacher some sort of weird questions about whether he believed in mind control."

Mr. Loughner’s obsession with ‘grammar’ seems to also be about mind control. That is, it would appear he though grammar was a kind of mind control.

In that respect he sounds more like a follower of Noam Chomsky than Sarah Palin. (Who sometimes seems to eschew grammar.)

"It was obvious to everyone that Jared wasn’t a normal guy,"said neighbor Anthony Woods, 19.

Loughner worked as a volunteer at the Pima Animal Care Center, where he walked dogs and cleaned cages. "He loved animals and was a good worker," said another volunteer

Well, this is one way in whiich Mr. Loughner doesn’t even fit the usual profile for a sociopath, who are usually thought to enjoy torturing animals.

By the way, this is an exclusive from the Daily News. You have to wonder why the other media outlets never noticed this in the Loughner backyard.

Did they not think this was newsworthy? Or did they not want to undercut their ‘rightwing extremist, ‘Tea Party robot’ angle?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 10th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Shrine With Skull In Loughner’s Backyard”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Looks like the altar I have in my backyard where I worship with tea bags instead of orange peels. (sarc)

    Don’t yet understand the potting soil connection but I’m sure the AP will see it as part of the Right Wing Voodoo Ritual before going bonkers.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    “The Satanist is free to include anything else that assists in creating an evocative mood, a space wherein the time-out-of-time that is Greater Magic may be worked. Setting the stage is all important, and thus the Satanist may utilize paintings, statuary, and any other objects that serve to create the ultimate inner sanctum, the unholy of unholies wherein we open the adamantine gates of Hell and greet Satan as our kin and friend.

    It should be noted that Satanists attempt to make their chambers a reflection of their personalities, and thus seek out unique tools that have specific personal significance. The avoidance of a ‘mass-produced’ look is the rule.

    So, behold these infernal chambers, wherein dwells the essence of the Prince of Darkness—the heart and soul of every Satanist.”


    Regarding grammar, Steve you are right in that he believes language is a form of mind-control. When he obsessed about literacy, he isn’t talking about the ability to read. What he’s saying is that the bulk of people in the world are so stupid that they live and believe in a false reality manufactured by Christianity.

    I’ve been trying to explain this for months now. This is the root of any extreme Leftists rage, even if they don’t understand it intelectually. They hate their Creator and the idea of free will, because it entails planning, hard work, and selfless sacrifice, the big three of Judeo-Christianity.

    Hardly any of this irrational. These people hate themselves because they choose self-indulgence over self-responsibility: the “Left Hand Path” over the Right one (that’s actually the official spiritual nomenclature in both Christian and Satanic circles). When their lives fall apart from their choices and they have no one else to blame for their misery, they blame their Creator, and begin their plot of rebellion against His creation. That is how Satanists find their immortality, walking the path of the first sociopath-anarchist.

  3. proreason says:

    The connections I see are all with left wing kooks.

  4. DW says:

    Well, this is one way in whiich Mr. Loughner doesn’t even fit the usual profile for a sociopath, who are usually thought to enjoy torturing animals.

    It’s probably worth pointing out that Karla Homolka -wife and accomplice of serial killer Paul Bernardo- worked in an animal clinic and was an animal lover.
    It’s where she used to steal anaesthetics -some of which were used to kill her own sister.

    My personal belief is that while there may well be trends, there are ultimately no neat pigeon holes in which we can categorize various mass murderers and serial killers.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Ya’ll better come up to speed what that skull means.


    … and buy more ammunition. I said a long time back that crazy Mexicans were going to end up being our Palestinians. Santa Muderta ups the ante by turning south of the border ethnicities into people who seek death, just like Muslims.

    And the first person to say, Now Now …. obviously hasn’t been paying attention to what the Cartels are doing.

    • tranquil.night says:

      The skull is the mainstay of many Satanic cults for the obvious symbolism, from pirates to voodoo witches to zit-faced Goth occultists. I don’t think this necessarily implies the Santa Muerte sect, although it’s interesting to learn Death is female in Mexico, very common in classical and meso-spheric mythology.

      And what’s this about the cartels and the death-worshippers? You’ve piqued my curiosity to investigate.

    • GetBackJack says:

      Tranquil – drop me a line at mackenzie.jack@gmail.com

  6. Papa Louie says:

    A Satan worshiping pothead who loves flag burning, animal rights, heavy metal, Marx, Mein Kampf, and lives with his parents. Yeah, that sounds like the typical tea partier. Just because someone owns a gun for a couple of months doesn’t make him a Republican. John Wilks Booth and John Hinkley had guns and hated Republicans.

    Did Democrats blame themselves when Reagan got shot? No, they continued to spew hateful rhetoric without any concern for influencing another nutcase into finishing the job. In fact they were hoping for it. And they continue to openly hope for the death of Rush, Beck, and Sarah Palin among others.

  7. Astravogel says:

    In the film clips I’ve seen of Hitler and Blondi,
    she seems to display the menial, subservient
    “I’ve been kicked” fawning behavior of a dog
    that’s been severely disciplined numerous times.

    The dog facility kicked the nut-job out for not
    following procedures.

  8. Astravogel says:

    Just saw some information on Randy and Amy Loughner
    on The Daily Mail site http://www.dailymail.co.uk in an article
    on Mrs. Giffords breathing on her own. Try their search
    engine for “Randy Loughner” and you might find it.

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