The Mindset of Jared Lee Loughner
Posted: January 10, 2011
In his on-line writings, including those postings by user Erad3, Loughner briefly and usually incoherently touched on a number of subjects, from evolution to Stephen Hawking to UFOs (of the existence of which he seemed to be skeptical).
Loughner's views on the subject of race have been the subject of much speculation, primarily because he listed Hitler's Mein Kampf on a list of books that he liked. However, Loughner also cited left-wing tracts such as Marx's The Communist Manifesto, as well as anti-authoritarian works from a variety of viewpoints, including Animal Farm, Brave New World, We the Living, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Fahrenheit 451. Among the works of fiction cited was the noted anti-racist classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
In the "Above Top Secret" postings of user Erad3, only one race-related message appears, and its meaning is cryptic. Replying to a thread on "Racism in the Gaming Industry in America," Erad3 replied that "the American games are far better than any others! They have a higher rate of play than any other. You cannot prove that there isn't racism, so it be! There's no need to have multiple characters of different ethnicity."
In the end, the writings so far revealed seem to indicate no particular leanings about race, and it is difficult to come away from the postings with such a conclusion.