Colorado Shooter “Opinionated Socialist” and “Keynesian”
Shooter hated Adam Smith and Republicans
December 14, 2013
Don’t expect Mark Potok to get on MSNBC and dissect the ideological background of the latest high school shooter.
It turns out Karl Halverson Pierson, the teenager who wounded two Colorado high schools students and then killed himself, was a dyed-in-the-wool liberal.
Not only did Pierson have “strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,” according a student who attended a class with him, but the teenager was a “very opinionated Socialist,” News.com.au reports.
From the 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.”
He also attacked Republicans for their stance on Obamacare, climate change, and gun violence. In short, he was a staunch Obama liberal.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and other liberal groups invariably try to place the blame for many shootings on patriot groups and libertarian and constitutionalist political ideologies. In November, they claimed the LAX shooter, Paul Ciancia, was driven by a New World Order and Federal Reserve conspiracy.