Saturday, December 14, 2013

People That Shouldn't Have Guns

The Arapahoe High School shooter was described as having strong political opinions by classmates.  Indeed.  From the December 13, 2013 Denver Post:

In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as "Keynesian."

"I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn't the market correcting itself?" he wrote. "If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn't it be able to overpower regulations?"


Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing "you republicans are so cute" and posting an image that reads: "The Republican Party: Health Care: Let 'em Die, Climate Change: Let 'em Die, Gun Violence: Let 'em Die, Women's Rights: Let 'em Die, More War: Let 'em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?"
There are certainly people that shouldn't own guns.  And like another well-known Colorado high school shooter, apparently a big fan of gun control.  I guess people who don't trust themselves are inclined to distrust others.

UPDATE: Apparently this little detail was scrubbed from the Denver Post article, but appears in the December 14, 2013 news.com.au:
Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.

1 comment:

w said...

Well if this is true then this nut sounds like yet another "soldier" for Obama!