A blog on Austin’s The Statesman website says that the guy who this morning crashed a plane into a cluster of federal offices in Austin (including an IRS office) had posted an online diatribe, and that the site is registered to one Joe Stack of San Marcos, Texas.
If Joe is/was the suicide pilot, he seems to fit the profile of a Tea Party wingnutter. Or…you know, some variation of this psychosis. Leave the good people alone, Ayn Rand without the intellectual wherewithal, screw the government, etc. He was especially angry at the IRS, it seems.
One passage from Joe’s manifesto: “I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white-washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are.”
I for one am looking forward to Keith Olbermann ‘s commentary tonight, and I absolutely can’t wait to see how Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity respond.
The spirit of Timothy McVeigh persists.