Colorado Shooter: Was he "Very Proud Of Being A Socialist" ? Update
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On Arapahoe School Shooter: "Very Proud Of Being A Socialist"
The gunman responsible for Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is being described as a "socialist" by his fellow students.
"He was friendly enough. Very proud of being a socialist. He was very outspoken on his political views," student Angie Mock said. "To him, it just meant economic -- more economic equality."
Pierson has been described as a dedicated and bright student from a religious family who attends Bible study meetings, leaving those that knew him shocked.
"They're just a normal middle-class family, like many of the families around here," neighbour Diane Shea said.
Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.
"He was exuberant I guess," Conrad told The Denver Post.
UPDATE: I think it is rather telling that no where in this post is anyone accusing this kid of doing this horrible act because he was a socialist.
Just questioning the descriptions others have had of the shooter. He was proud, he felt he was always right... Known, possibly even ridiculed for his political rants.
But, because the word Socialist was used, SOOOO many became defensive. Speaks volumes.
Yet, in the past the media has falsely tried to link the Tea Party to shooters and many on CM went off on the right side of politics. No one is going after the left here.
The bigger question: Was this kid SO proud and felt he was always right that he couldn't accept criticism or other views? Did he become obsesssed with his views?
More questions than answers. Questions that we all should be asking as we send our kids to high school.