There’s been a lot of nonsense talk attempting to smear the right-wing for the murderous passions of Jared Lee Loughner, who was arrested on scene for a killing spree in Arizona which targeted Democratic Congresswoman Gabreille Giffords. Leftism, the field of inter-related political, social, and economic philosophies which have the collective historical distinction of being responsible for the violent deaths of over 300 million people and counting worldwide, would seem to be an easy profile to make in determining the political motivations of this assassin. Yet, the left has gone into overdrive attempting to portray Loughner as a right-winger and smear conservative groups as the catalyst for his abhorrent actions, snidely suggesting that it is somehow “obvious” that the right-wing is responsible for creating this cretin.
Does the left have any historical rationale for making the “political assassin must be a right-winger” case?
Let’s have a closer look at the infamous assassins and would-be assassins who have targeted politicians throughout US history, shall we?
On January 30, 1835, an unemployed house painter named Richard Lawrence aimed two flintlock pistols at President Andrew Jackson at the Capitol Building and pulled the triggers, attempting to kill him. However, both pistols misfired. Richard Lawrence was notable for his refusal to work for a living, delusionally under the impression that the US government owed him large sums of money, enough to live as if he were a King of England. Of course, the US government did not owe Lawrence anything, and he lived a century before slackers and freeloaders could take advantage of US government social largesse. But, Lawrence was convinced that he was royalty and thus due financial compensation from the government, and sought to kill President Andrew Jackson for not providing him his welfare. He failed to kill Jackson, but it was clear Lawrence was motivated by a warped sense of entitlement and class conciousness.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Richard Lawrence was a leftist.
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth while attending a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and two guests. Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 a.m. As a Confederate sympathizer, Booth would have been politically opposed to the Constitutional ban on the importation of slavery into federal territories, and the Founding Father's intent to end slavery by first making it economically unviable (US Constitution Article 1, Section 9: “The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.” - ten dollars in 1808 currency, adjusted for inflation, would be worth around $170 today); and making slavery politically unviable by not allowing slave states to enjoy the full apportionment of representatives to Congress by padding their population totals with slaves who had no political enfranchisement at all. (the three-fifths rule, from US Constitution Article 1, Section 2) As the Democratic Party was the legacy of the Anti-Federalists (those who opposed the ratification of the US Constitution) and the Confederacy itself was an unconstitutional construct of Democrats opposed to the Constititional intent to end the institution of slavery, we can assert correctly that Lincoln was a Constitutionalist and a conservative, while his Democrat / Anti-Federalist / Confederate opponents sought to radically alter (and ignore) the structure, framework, and clear intent of the US Constitution.
In other words, the political assassin John Wilkes Booth was a leftist.
On July 2, 1881, less than four months after he took office, President James A. Garfield was shot by failed lawyer and plagiarist Charles Julius Guiteau with a .442 Webley British Bulldog revolver. Garfield died 11 weeks later, on Monday, September 19, 1881, at 10:35 p.m., due to infections. Guiteau was a former member of the Oneida Community, a religious commune and silversmithing business set up in Oneida, New York by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. Guiteau himself would later try to assert himself as leader of the Oneida Community his father and grandfather had brought him into, and attempted to pass off Noyes’ theological and social meanderings as his own. As a communal organization, the Oneida Community (who are the forefathers of today’s Oneida Limited silverware company) disavowed private property rights and believed in “complex marriage” - all members were “married” to each other. The Oneida Community and its leader Noyes were widely criticized and legally prosecuted for their unorthodox sexual practices, such as the post-menopausal women of their commune having sex with the teenaged males of the commune so that they could be “educated” in sexual intercourse without risk of pregnancy. (We call this child molestation and sexual exploitation these days). The Oneida Community cult were also adherents of “stirpiculture,” a eugenics-based ideology of selective breeding that arbitrarily matched male and female commune members to produce children who would be raised segregated and seperated from forming parent-child bonds as they were immersed in Noyes’ “Perfectionist” utopian theology. In effect, the Oneida communal cult was propagating the pseudo-science of eugenics to build a “master race.” Even in the kooky quarters of the Oneida Community where practically anyone of any age or gender was having consensual sex with everybody else, Guiteau was an outcast. His attempts to take over Noyes’ cult were rebuffed and ultimately he was cast out of the group. He would go on to write a speech in support of President Ulysses S. Grant, which he changed Grant’s name to James A. Garfield’s and presented to the Republican Party. Delusionally self-convinced his speech was the catalyst for Garfield winning the Presidential election, Guiteau demanded that he be given an ambassadorship to Austria or France. Of course the crank Guiteau was refused his unhinged demands. Claiming by the warped theology of the Oneida Community cult that “God” had instructed him to kill President Garfield, Guiteau purchased a Webley British Bulldog revolver and shot him. Guiteau had attempted to claim the kooky anti-property rights, sexually libertine, eugenics breeding theology of a cult leader as his own works, and failing that, attempted to claim credit for the election of a US President and sought recognition and compensation for it.
In other words, the political assassin Charles Julius Guiteau was a leftist.
On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was shot twice at 4:07 p.m while attending the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. McKinley died eight days later, on September 14, 1901, at 2:15 a.m. McKinley’s assassin, Leon Frank Czolgosz, was an anarchist, and avid reader of the works of the socialist and anarchist Emma Goldman. Drawing inspiration from the assassination of King Umberto I of Italy by beloved anarchist “hero” Gaetano Bresci and personally dismayed by the reticence of American socialists to fully engage in violent revolutionary acts (apparently throwing dynamite bombs at police in Chicago’s Haymarket Square during labor disputes in 1886 and Emma Goldman’s personal involvement in plotting the failed attempt to assassinate US steel corporation industrialist Henry Clay Frick in 1892 were not enough...), the fanatic labor activist Czolgosz decided to “take matters into his own hands.”
In other words, the political assassin Leon Frank Czolgosz was a leftist.
On October 13, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt was preparing to deliver a presidential campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. John Flammang Schrank, a saloon-keeper from New York, shot Roosevelt once with a .38 caliber revolver. A 50-page speech folded over twice in Roosevelt's breast pocket and a metal glasses case slowed the bullet. Amidst the commotion, Roosevelt yelled out, "Quiet! I've been shot." Roosevelt insisted on giving his speech with the bullet still lodged inside him. During his speech Roosevelt stated, "It takes more than one bullet to bring down a Bull Moose" thus further perpetuating Roosevelt's image as a larger than life President and the nickname of the Progressive Party, the Bull Moose Party established in June 1912 after Roosevelt responded to reporters questioning his health stating, "I am as strong as a Bull Moose". He later went to the hospital, but the bullet was never removed. Schrank was very vocally opposed to Theodore Roosevelt’s seeking of a third term as President, as he was currently out of office and had previously served two terms (completing the term of the assassinated William McKinley and serving another, 1901 - 1909). The Constitution of the United States had not yet been amended to limit Presidents to two terms, thus rather than seek to amend the Constitution through legitimate processes or campaign for one of Roosevelt’s opponents, Schrank took the revolutionary action of seeking to end a Presidential candidate’s life. This was nothing but contempt for the US Constitution itself and an attempt to subvert legitimate electoral processes on the part of Schrank. Theodore Roosevelt might have won his third bid for the White House had not doubts about his health been created and that his campaign activities not been curtailed by recovery from this assassination attempt. John Flammang Schrank effectively robbed the American people of an opportunity to consider Theodore Roosevelt’s politics, deciding for himself that he alone should thwart the election.
In other words, the would-be political assassin John Flammang Schrank was a leftist.
On February 15, 1933 in Miami, Florida, President-elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt was fired upon by Giuseppe Zangara The assassination attempt occurred one month before Roosevelt was sworn in for his first term in office. Four people were wounded and Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was killed. Zangara fired five shots from a .32 caliber pistol. A union bricklayer, Zangara was widely noted for his contempt of people who had more than he did. Being only five feet tall, he was unable to see over other people, and had to stand on a wobbly folding metal chair, peering over the hat of Lillian Cross to get a clear aim at his target.After the first shot, Cross and others grabbed his arm, and he fired four more shots wildly. He missed the president-elect, but five other people were hit, including Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, who was standing on the running board of the car next to Roosevelt. En route to the hospital, Cermak had allegedly told FDR, "I'm glad it was me and not you, Mr. President", words now inscribed on a plaque in Bayfront Park. In the Dade County Courthouse jail, Zangara confessed and stated: "I have the gun in my hand. I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists." He pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to 80 years in prison. As he was led out of the courtroom, Zangara told the judge: "Four times 20 is 80. Oh, judge, don't be stingy. Give me a hundred years." The judge, aware that Cermak might not survive his wounds, replied: "Maybe there will be more later." Cermak died of peritonitis 19 days later, on March 6, 1933, two days after Roosevelt's inauguration. Zangara was promptly indicted for first-degree murder in Cermak's death. Because Zangara had intended to commit murder, it was irrelevant that his intended target was not the man he ultimately killed. He was guilty of murder under the doctrine of transferred intent. Zangara pleaded guilty to the additional murder charge, and was sentenced to die. Zangara said after hearing his sentence: "You give me electric chair. I no afraid of that chair! You one of capitalists. You is crook man too. Put me in electric chair. I no care!" Under Florida law, a convicted murderer could not share cell space with another prisoner before his execution, but another convicted murderer was already awaiting execution at Raiford. Zangara's sentence required prison officials to expand their waiting area, and the "death cell" became "Death Row". Zangara fried and died from state execution in the electric chair, ranting against capitalism.
In other words, the political assassin Giuseppe Zangara was a leftist.
On November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists, Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola, attempted to kill President Harry Truman. A violent gun battle ensued between the assassins and the Secret Service, resulting in the death of White House Policeman Leslie Coffelt. Coffelt was able to kill Torresola before blacking out and soon dying. Collazo survived with serious injuries. Truman was not harmed. Collazo's death sentence was commuted to life in prison by Truman, and was further commuted to time served by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. Collazo and Torresola were both members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, a socialist organization seeking violent overthrow of the legitimate Puerto Rican government and independence from being a territory of the United States.
In other words. the would-be political assassins Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola were leftists.
On December 11, 1960, while vacationing in Palm Beach, Florida, President-elect John F. Kennedy's life was threatened by Richard Paul Pavlick, a 73-year-old former postal worker. Pavlick's plan was to serve as a suicide bomber by crashing his dynamite-laden 1950 Buick into Kennedy's vehicle, but the plan was disrupted when Pavlick saw Kennedy's wife and daughter bidding him goodbye.That attack of conscience foiled the opportunity, with Pavlick's arrest by the Secret Service coming three days later after he was stopped for a driving violation, with the dynamite still in his car. Pavlick spent the next six years in both federal prison and mental institutions before being released in December 1966. Pavlick was upset that Kennedy had won the close election of 1960 against Richard Nixon, and often ranted about how the Kennedy family fortune had “bought” the election. Anti-capitalist rhetoric is more often than not prone to making statements alleging that “the rich” keep “the poor” politically disenfranchised, accusing them of purchasing offices of power for themselves.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Richard Paul Pavlick was a leftist.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. Kennedy was fatally wounded by a sniper's bullet while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. At the time, Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was employed at the Texas School Book Depository, where he fired a 6.5 x 52 mm Italian Carcano M91/38 bolt-action rifle three times at the President’s motorade from a sixth story window. In addition to striking Kennedy in the head, killing him instantly, Osward also wounded Texas Governor John Connally and a bystander, James Tegue. Tegue was stuck by bullet fragments when Oswald’s second gunshot hit the nearby curb. Oswald himself was no stranger to violence. On April 10, 1963, Oswald, a former US Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union, had attempted to kill US Army General Edwin Walker, an ardent anti-Communist who the October 7, 1962 issue of the Communist Worker newspaper (which Oswald subscribed to) had called for “action against Walker and his allies.” Oswald fired upon General Walker through the dining room window of his Dallas home, but the bullet struck a window frame and was deflected, hitting General Walker in the forearm with fragments. Ballistics testing years later have corroborated the confessions of Oswald’s Russian wife Marina that linked Oswald to the attempt on Walker’s life, as the bullet fragments in that shooting matched ammunition used by the same rifle Oswald used to kill Kennedy. Oswald’s attempt on Walker’s life was politically motivated by Communist opposition to his anti-Castro speaking engagements, Oswald being a pro-Castro activist and self-avowed Communist with a history of meetings with the Soviet KGB. Oswald had even sent a letter to the Dallas offices of the FBI a week before the Kennedy assassination, warning that he would “blow up the FBI and the Dallas Police Department if you don’t stop bothering my wife.” (Oswald believed his Russian wife was being investigated for espionage due to his political activism). Fifteen minutes after killing the President of the United States, Oswald shot and killed Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit, shooting him four times at point blank range with a .38 Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver. Prior to the attempted assassination of a politically conservative US Army general and the killings of the President of the United States and a Dallas police patrolman, Lee Harvey Oswald was very politically active in Communist causes.
In other words, the political assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was a leftist.
On June 5, 1968, on the first anniversay of the 1967 Six Day War between Israel and the Soviet-backed combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, Arab nationalist Sirhan Sirhan fired a .22 caliber Iver-Johnson Cadet revolver at Senator Robert Kennedy and the crowd surrounding him in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles shortly after Kennedy had finished addressing supporters in the hotel's main ballroom. George Plimpton, Rosey Grier, author Pete Hamill, and 1960 Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson were among several men who subdued and disarmed Sirhan after a lengthy struggle. Kennedy was shot three times, with a fourth bullet passing through his jacket, and died nearly 26 hours later. Five other people at the party were also shot, but all five recovered: Paul Schrade, an official with the United Automobile Workers union; William Weisel, an ABC TV unit manager; Ira Goldstein, a reporter with the Continental News Service; Elizabeth Evans, a friend of Pierre Salinger, one of Kennedy's campaign aides; and a teenager, Irwin Stroll, a Kennedy volunteer. Sirhan was upset that Kennedy had pledged to provide Israel with strike fighter aircraft on the first day of his envisioned Presidency. Sirhan himself was loyal to Arab interests during the 1967 Six Day War in which three Arab countries with support from the communist Soviet Union sought to destroy Israel and fulfill the long-standing socialist goal of a ‘world without Jews” advocated by leftist luminaries like Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler, a goal also concurrent with Islamic theology and Arab cultural aspirations.
In other words, the political assassin Sirhan Sirhan was a leftist.
On May 15, 1972 while campaigning as a candidate for President in Laurel, Maryland, then Alabama Governor George Wallace was shot five times by Arthur Bremer. Bremer’s home was raided in the post-attack investigation, in which itr was found that Bremer was a subscriber of Black Panther Party and other associated militant leftist newsletters.On March 1, 1972, Bremer began his diary with the words, "It is my personal plan to assassinate by pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace. I intend to shoot one or the other while he attends a campaign rally for the Wisconsin Primary". Bremer's purpose was "to do SOMETHING BOLD AND DRAMATIC, FORCEFUL & DYNAMIC, A STATEMENT of my manhood for the world to see" Bremer seemed to have a sociopathic craving to assert himself upon the world, no doubt heavily influenced by the empowerment rhetoric of black socialists and, of course, the hubristic tendency of self-styled “change agents” that emerge with the literal implementation of left-wing dialectical materialist activism.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Arthur Bremer was a leftist.
On February 22, 1974, Samuel Byck planned to kill President Richard Nixon by crashing a commercial airliner into the White House. Byck was an unemployed former tire salesman who attempted to hijack a plane flying out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Once he had hijacked the plane on the ground, he was informed that it could not take off with the wheel blocks still in place. He shot the pilot and copilot, then was shot by an officer through the plane's door window before killing himself. According to tapes made by Byck himself to document the reasoning behind his “Operation: Pandora’s Box,” Byck wanted to assassinate President Nixon for allegedly “conspiring against the poor,” a commonplace anti-capitalist / socialist theme, especially the manifesto of the so-called "Symbionese Liberation Army," a left-wing self-styled urban guerilla movement. Byck had also once attempted to join the Black Panthers, a racist, revolutionary socialist organization that still to this day advocates violence.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Samuel Byck was a leftist.
On September 5, 1975 on the northern grounds of the California State Capitol, Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, drew a Colt M1911 .45 caliber pistol on Ford when he reached to shake her hand in a crowd. There were four cartridges in the pistol's magazine but the firing chamber was empty. She was soon restrained by Secret Service agent Larry Buendorf. Fromme was sentenced to life in prison, but was released from custody on August 14, 2009, nearly 3 years after Ford's death. Though not indicted in the charges against the “Manson Family,” during the trial of Charles Manson and other members of his cult for the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders, “Squeaky” Fromme preached Manson’s deranged, apocalyptic “ATWA” (Air, Trees, Water, Animals) philosophy, the basis of the later group of the same name that is dedicated to the “force of life and the opposition to that which destroys the ecological balance of the Earth,” a commonplace theme among “green” activists and animal “liberation” terrorists, as well as the current psuedoscientific “anthropogenic climate disruption” hoax hypothesis perpetuated by socialism advocates and wealth redistributionist “global warming” political nutlogs. [ATWA co-founder and Manson Family member Sandra Good was later imprisoned for 10 years for conspiracy to send threatening letters to corporate executives unless their corporations “ceased polluting the environment.”] In order to purchase protection from violent inmates for their imprisoned cult leader Charles Manson, "Squeaky" Fromme was among women in the Manson Family who sent nude photographs of themselves and promises of sexual favors to inmates who were members of the “Aryan Brotherhood,” a racist, white prison gang and organized crime syndicate noted for drug trafficking, extortion, inmate prostitution, and murder-for-hire that uses iconography and symbols from the infamous progressive left labor activist Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party. The Aryan Brotherhood is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, a post-Civil War terrorist wing of the anti-Federalist, Constitution hating US Democratic Party, revitalized in the 1920s by the enthusiastic support of Progressive Society racial eugenics advocate and President of the United States Woodrow Wilson. Under Charles Manson’s politically violent ATWA philosophy, the Tate-LaBianca murders were intended to spark a race-based apocalyptic class war in which blacks would be blamed for the murders, creating a backlash where allegedly a civil war between black people and white people would result, with the few remaining black people emerging victorious, only to be ruled once more by the “white masters” of the Manson Family, who intended to wait out the envisioned “Helter Skelter” war in hiding, only to emerge and bring “enlightenment” to and rulership over “the darkies.” Essentially, a brutal, more vigorous approach to engineering the wacky racial hierarchalism of social Darwinism and progressive left eugenics policies.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme was a leftist.
On September 22, 1975, seventeen days after “Squeaky” Fromme threatened President Gerald Ford with a gun, another would-be assassin came forward. Outside the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California, Sara Jane Moore fired a revolver at Ford from 40 feet away. A bystander, Oliver Sipple, grabbed Moore's arm and the shot missed Ford. Moore was sentenced to life in prison. She was later paroled from a federal prison on Monday, December 31, 2007 (370 days after Ford's death) after serving more than 30 years. Moore was a former nursing school student, Women's Army Corps recruit, and accountant. Moore had been divorced five times and had four children before she turned to revolutionary politics in 1975. She later explained her attempt on President Ford’s life by saying, “the government had declared war on the left. Nixon's appointment of Ford as vice president and his resignation making Ford president seemed to be a continuing assault on America.” Given Ford’s lack of response to the Marxist-Leninist and Maoist inspired genocides in Cambodia and Indonesia following Nixon’s withdraw from the Vietnam War against Soviet-backed revolutionary communists, it isn’t immediately clear what exactly Moore meant by “the government had declared war on the left,” unless of course she was referring to the ongoing pursuit of the Weather Underground Organization, a terrorist offshoot of the Students for a Democratic Society, a far-left faction of the same anti-Federalist, Constitution hating US Democratic Party that spawned the Ku Klux Klan. The “Weathermen’s” goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party for the violent overthrow of the US government and the establishment of a dictatorship of the proletariat, a commonplace theme in Marxist-Leninist ideology, becoming more mainstream with the election of Weather Underground terror bomber William Ayers’ comrade Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Moore was also fascinated with the exploits of the “Symbionese Liberation Army” (SLA), an American self-styled left-wing urban militant group active between 1973 and 1975 that considered itself a revolutionary vanguard army. The group committed bank robberies, two murders and other acts of violence.The SLA became internationally notorious for kidnapping media heiress Patty Hearst, abducting the 19-year-old as she and her 26-year-old boyfriend, Steven Weed, sat relaxing in their Berkeley, California home. Interest increased when Hearst, in audiotaped messages delivered to (and broadcast by) regional news media, denounced her parents and announced she had joined the SLA. She was subsequently observed participating in their illegal activities. Hearst later alleged that she had been held in close confinement, sexually assaulted and brainwashed. In his manifesto "Symbionese Liberation Army Declaration of Revolutionary War & the Symbionese Program," SLA leader Donald DeFreeze wrote, "The name 'symbionese' is taken from the word 'symbiosis' and we define its meaning as a body of dissimilar bodies and organisms living in deep and loving harmony and partnership in the best interest of all within the body." Which, along with the tendency towards violence directed at businesses and banking institutions, is a commonplace theme among the multiculturalist left.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Sara Jane Moore was a leftist.
On March 30, 1981, as he returned to his limousine following a speaking engagement at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr., who hoped to impress teen actress Jodie Foster. The others that were shot were White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, and D.C. police officer Thomas Delahanty, all of whom survived, though Brady, the most seriously wounded, was permanently disabled. Reagan survived and recovered after emergency surgery at nearby George Washington University Hospital. Hinckley was born father is John Warnock Hinckley, Sr., who was president of World Vision, a international relief and development organization which advocates liberation theology and “social justice” causes. Hinckley grew up in University Park, Texas and attended Highland Park High School in Dallas County, Texas. The family, owners of the Hinckley Oil company, later settled in Evergreen, Colorado. Hinckley graduated in 1973 from high school in Texas which prompted the move to Evergreen, Colorado An off-and-on student at Texas Tech University from 1974 to 1980, in 1975 he headed to Los Angeles in the hope of becoming a songwriter. These efforts were unsuccessful, and his letters home to his parents were full of tales of misfortune and pleas for money. He also spoke of a girlfriend, Lynn Collins, who turned out to be a fabrication. He returned to his parents' home in Evergreen before the year was out. During the next few years, he developed a pattern of living on his own for a while and then returning home poor. After seeing teen actress Jodie Foster portray a child prostitute in the 1976 movie Taxi Driver, Hinckley became obsessed with her, The Bickle character in the movie was in turn partially based on the diaries of Arthur Bremer, the attempted assassin of George Wallace.When Foster entered Yale University, Hinckley moved to New Haven, Connecticut for a short time to stalk her, slipping poems and messages under her door and repeatedly contacting her by telephone.Failing to develop any meaningful contact with Foster, Hinckley developed such plots as hijacking an airplane and committing suicide in front of her to gain her attention. Eventually he settled on a scheme to win her over by assassinating the president, with the theory that as a historical figure he would be her equal. To this end, he trailed President Jimmy Carter from state to state, but was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee on a firearms charge. Penniless, he returned home once again. He began to target newly-elected President Ronald Reagan in 1981. It was also at this time that he started collecting information on the assassination of John F. Kennedy by the communist Lee Harvey Oswald, whom he saw as a role model. Raised in a family that worked with Christian social and “liberation theology” programs and delusionally obsessed with becoming like the Taxi Driver character that was loosely based real life would-be assassin Arthur Bremer (who as stated above, had his home searched after his attempt on Wallace where it was discovered to contain collections of Black Panther Party literature, i.e. Bremer was a leftist) to somehow connect with Jodie Foster, and further inspired by the left-wing assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley, Jr. set out to kill anti-Communist President Ronald Reagan.
In other words, would-be political assassin John Hinckley, Jr. was a leftist.
On April 13, 1993, sixteen men in the employment of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti, smuggled a car bomb into Kuwait with the intent of killing President George H. W. Bush as he spoke at Kuwait University. The plot was foiled when Kuwaiti officials found the bomb and arrested the would-be assassins. Bush had left office in January 1993. The Iraqi Intelligence Service (Mukhabarat), particularly Directorate 14, was found to be behind the plot. Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti was the leader of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party in Iraq from 1979 to 2003, when he was forcefully removed from power by the United States military despite widespread outcry and protests from leftists all over the world. “Ba’ath” means "resurrection" or "renaissance.’ The Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party was a political party inspired by left-wing labor activist and dictator Adolf Hitler’s national socialist movement, mixing Arab nationalist and Arab socialist interests, opposed to what it sees as "Western imperialism" and calling for the "renaissance" or "resurrection" of the Arab World and its unity in one united state. Its motto — "Unity, Liberty, Socialism" (wahda, hurriya, ishtirakiya) — refers to Arab unity, freedom from non-Arab control and interference, a goal shared by the Muslim terrorist leader and left-wing “anthropogenic climate disruption” pseudoscience proponent Osama bin Laden, who formally merged his ‘al-Qaeda’ terrorist organization with Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization at a conference in Baghdad, Iraq that was hosted and financed by Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti in 1998. Saddam Hussein would later offer political asylum to Osama bin Laden after President Bill Clinton’s Justice Department issued indictments following the al Qaeda bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef was a terrorist in the employ of Saddam Hussein’s Mukhabarat, as was his uncle and plotter of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, al Qaeda operations commander Khalid Shiekh Muhammad. Saddam Hussein was a particularly religious Muslim leader, having “Alllahu ackbar” (“God is great”) added to the Iraqi national flag and donating two pints of his own blood to use as ink in a calligraphic transcription of his own personal copy of the Holy Quran. Saddam Hussein’s Iraq was also linked to producing VX nerve gas weapons in co-operation with al Qaeda at the al-Shifa pharmaceuticals plant in the Sudan, which was subsequently destroyed by an airstrike ordered by President Bill Clinton in 1998. Saddam Hussein had previously employed the use of VX and sarin gas weaponry in the Iraq-Iran War (1980 - 1988) and upon the ethnic Kurds of northern Iraq, perhaps in emulation of the heavy-handed tyranny of the French leftist and cult of personality leader Maximillien Robespierre’s “Reign of Terror” following the French Revolution. Leftists who obtain political power more often than not impose themselves as the cultish “Great Leader” of an eternal revolution squelching dissent and political opposition with violence (see Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro, Idi Amin, etc.). Saddam Hussein was no different.
In other words, Saddam Hussein and the terrorists and assassins in his employ, were leftists.
On September 12, 1994, Frank Eugene Corder flew a stolen single-engine Cessna into the White House lawn, allegedly trying to hit the White House. The President and First Family were not home at the time, thus the actual motive behind the crash landing is inconclusive. Corder was the only casualty. Corder drew inspiration from Mathias Rust, a German who flew a rented Cessna from Helsinki, Finland into Soviet airspace, eventually landing in Red Square near the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on May 28, 1987. Rust was later sentenced to prison for four years for attempted murder after stabbing a co-worker who spurned his sexual advances while serving his community service sentence in a West German hospital, thus indicating a sociopathic sense of entitlement and violent reaction to rejection all too commonplace among leftists who carry the hubris of believing themselves the progressive agents of change in a world they are allegedly more suited to rule. Rust is delusionally viewed in some leftist circles as a hero for penetrating Soviet airspace and allegedly ending the Cold War by embarrassing Russian military leaders in the Soviet air defense command. Indeed, Rust himself believed himself to be a “bridge” between the capitalist West and the communist Russians. At the time Corder attempted to fly his plane into the White House, these facts about Mathias Rust would have been known to Corder, particularly if Rust’s own daring flight in a stolen aircraft and his stated reasons for doing so inspired him. He may have been further inspired by Black Panther Party sympathizer Samuel Byck (detailed above) who also planned to assasinate a US President by crashing an airliner into the White House. Throughout the 1970s, various left-wing terrorist groups stole or hijacked aircraft to make political statements (particularly left-wing terrorist groups associated with Palestinian organizations backed by the Soviet Union, and which may have all served as an ideological prototype for the September 11, 2001 attacks). Frank Eugene Corder sought his “place in history” through violent plans as well.
In other words, the would-be assassin Frank Eugene Corder was a leftist.
On October 29, 1994, Francisco Martin Duran fired at least 29 shots with a semi-automatic rifle at the White House from a fence overlooking the north lawn, thinking that President Bill Clinton was among the men in dark suits standing there (Clinton was in the White House Residence watching a football game). Three tourists, Harry Rakowsky, Ken Davis and Robert Haines, tackled Duran before he could injure anyone. Duran was found to have a suicide note in his pocket and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. At his trial, Duran claimed he was trying to “save the world from aliens,” a commonplace trope among left-wing conspiracy theorists who believe the world is controlled by "Zionists," who to their paranoid delusional minds are Cthulu-like alien reptilian creatures who manipulate international relations with massive psychic tentacles. The ideas that “Jews / international bankers are aliens” and “the key to ending capitalism is a world without Jews” are two dehumanizing strains of bizarre anti-Semitic thought that find their intersection in the writings of noted leftist writers Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin, Adolf Hitler, David Icke, Osama bin Laden and others. The dehumanization of “others” is a staple of left-wing thought, as is the hubristic “save the world” motivation.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Francisco Martin Duran was a leftist.
On February 7, 2001, while President George W. Bush was in the White House Residence, in Washington, DC, unemployed accountant Robert Pickett, standing outside the perimeter fence, discharged a number of shots from a weapon towards the White House. The U.S. Park Police stated that the type of handgun that was confiscated was of a sophisticated type and had the shooter not been shooting from an obstructed angle view, the bullets would have reached the White House. Following a stand-off of about ten minutes, the incident ended when a Secret Service officer shot Pickett, resulting in an injury which required immediate hospital surgery. Pickett had previously written letters to the President about employment grievances. A court in July 2001 sentenced Pickett to three years imprisonment in connection with the incident. Pickett had sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service, claiming “My death is on your hands ... I have been the victim of corrupt government.” Which is a commonplace sentiment expressed by leftists embracing victimhood as the reason for their personal failings, stoking within themselves a overblown sense of entitlement which all to often erupts in non-sensical violence.
In other words, the would-be political assassin Robert Pickett was a leftist.
On May 10, 2005, while President George W. Bush was giving a speech in the Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia, Vladimir Arutyunian threw a live Soviet-made RGD-5 hand grenade towards the podium where Bush was standing and where Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, the First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, the First Lady of Georgia Sandra Roelofs, and officials were seated. The grenade was live and had its pin pulled, but did not explode because a red tartan handkerchief wrapped tightly around the grenade kept the firing pin from deploying quickly enough. Arutyunian was arrested in July 2005, and killed an Interior Ministry agent while resisting arrest. He was convicted in January 2006, and was given a life sentence. Russian military uniforms were found in Arutyunian’s home, though the Russian military denies he was soldier under their command even as they continue to menace the break-away republic of Georgia. The Russian military leadership is noted for still being under the control of former Communist Party members and appointed leaders loyal to hardliner communist Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov. Even former KGB agent and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has made moves to rehabilitate the memory of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, going so far as to allow the Russian military to still fly the red hammer-and-sickle flag of the former USSR, perhaps operating from that old Soviet War College adage “We will make grand concessions in the name of peace. And when we have lulled them into a false sense of security, we will smash them with the mailed fist.”
In other words, would-be political assassin Vladimir Arutyunian was a leftist.
On January 8, 2011, twenty people were shot, six of them fatally, during United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' meeting with constituents held in a Safeway supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona. The dead include the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for Arizona, John Roll; a nine-year-old girl; and a congressional aide. Representative Giffords, a Democrat representing Arizona's 8th congressional district who was said to be the target of the attack,was shot through the head at close range and is in critical condition. A 22-year-old local man, Jared Lee Loughner, was arrested at the scene, and Federal prosecutors have filed five charges against him, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress. Court filings include notes allegedly handwritten by Loughner indicating that he planned to assassinate Giffords. Perusal of Loughner’s YouTube accounts and online activities revealed that he was a fan of both the international socialist Karl Marx and the national socialist Adolf Hitler, two leftists who shared in common visions of a “world without Jews” to end capitalism. Congresswoman Giffords is Jewish. An avowed atheist like so many adherents of Marxism, Loughner shaved his head bald in perhaps solidarity with people punished by angry mobs in post-World War Two Europe for being collaborators with Adolf Hitler’s murderous left-wing labor movement, or perhaps to identify himself with modern “skinhead” neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and 20th Century iterations of the US Democratic Party’s Ku Klux Klan terrorist wing. Loughner presented himself on the internet with videos in which he burned the American flag, a favored symbolic act of aggression often seen committed by left-wing political protest groups and crowds whipped into a hateful frenzy by leaders of terrorism-sponsoring nations who more often than not fit the mold of cult of personality heads of state overseeing Soviet-style totalitarian regimes. Loughner was also a proponent of several world capitalists / international bankers / Jews / Zionists-control-everything conspiracy theories and canards that share a commonplace thread through leftist thought going back to the Dreyfus Affair in post-revolutionary France.
In other words, there is no doubt political assassin Jared Lee Loughner is a leftist.
There is absolutely no basis in reality or history for immediately suspecting a political assassination in the United States was motivated by right-wing politics, and ample justification for suspecting leftists at work.