Alleged shooter raged about 'illiteracy' in 8th District

Jared Lee Lougher, the alleged shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, appears to have a YouTube page he established in October where he posted his thoughts about various government organizations and problems with illiteracy in Arizona.

His favorite activity, according to one video posted on the site, is "conscience dreaming," the "greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don't dream — sadly." 

When released earlier Saturday, Lougher's name was spelled "Laughner."

He rages against "illiteracy" in Arizona, calling actions by the U.S. Department of Education "unconstitutional." He also talks about his greatest hope — "for you to be literate." 

"The majority of people who reside in District 8 are illiterate — hilarious."

In a video posted Dec. 15, he posted the words, "In a few days, you'll know I'm conscience dreaming."

He accuses the government of "implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar."

At the end of one of his videos he writes: 

"No! I won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver!

"No! I won't trust in God!

"What's government if words don't have meaning?"

About eight hours ago, in a post from his MySpace page — which was down this afternoon — Loughner wrote: "Goodbye friends. Dear friends, ... Please don't be mad at me. The literacy rate is below 5%. I haven't talked to one person who is literate."

Another video posted on his site was titled, "America: Your Last Memory in a Terrorist." 

Among his favorite books listed were Animal Farm, The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.

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