Joe Stack, IRS bomber, accused by Leftist bloggers as “Teabagger.” But was he?
Stack writes at length about the state of the economy and claims the government has stolen from the middle class. He writes that, “I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand.” – Huffington Post
Wow. Check out the anti-big brother rant on EmbeddedArt.com that’s almost certainly from the pilot of the crash.
The manifesto is dated today, and it even anticipated his death. – Business Insider
In Stack’s ranting there are, as many are likely to point out, echoes of the frustrations that mark Tea Party expressions. In Colorado, as elsewhere, Tea Party rallying cries include “listen to me” and “give me back my country.”
But a closer look at his manifesto suicide note reveals Leftward leanings…
Suicide Bomber of Austin IRS Building uses progressive/Marxist beliefs to justify 9/11 style attack
While Joe Stack, the suicide bomber who flew his plane into the Austin, TX IRS office, owed money to the IRS and had experienced hardships through IRS rule changes and bad tax advice, his underlying motivation was tied to progressive/marxist ideology.
Local television station captures film of the aftermath.
Local media coverage of Joe Stack suicide attack:
Immediately upon the break of the story Progressive blogs rush to label Joe Stack as an angry Right-Wing male, of the Tea Party brand.
The Progressives on blogs like Daily Kos, Huffinton Post and the jazz artist groupie blog, Little Green Footballs, were already blaming the Tea Parties. Well to their horror, this man is not a Rightwinger He appears to be a Progressive!
In his manifesto/suicide note, Stack quoted Karl Marx, and ranted against the capitalist system. In their zeal to discredit the Tea Party movement, progressive bloggers jumped too quickly to label Joe Stack as a Tea Party ideologue. But if they had researched the story like professional journalists, they would have recognized Stack as one of their one.