Jim David Adkisson was an unemployed, bitter, 58 year old ultra conservative who hated nearly everyone and everything that wasn't ultra conservative like him. Last July he walked into a church in Knoxville and started shooting at random, killing two people. He had hoped to be killed but was captured instead. He will spend the rest of his life in prison. At the time of his arrest, it was widely reported that he had written a lengthy screed disparaging gays, minorities, and liberals.

His five page hand written manifesto was released this week. In it, he states that before he died he wanted to kill as many Democrats as he could. He described the Unitarian Universalist Church as "a collection of sicko's, weirdo's + homo's". [misplaced apostrophes are his].

The manifesto is filled with multiple racist and homophobic remarks. He goes on to state: "Know this if nothing else... this was a hate crime"

He also states he hopes others will "do the same" as he did. Toward the conclusion, he states, "I’d like to encourage other like minded people to do what I’ve done. If life ain’t worth living anymore don’t just kill yourself. do [sic] something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals."

I'm struck by just how pervasive this man's hatred is for minorities, gays, and liberals. What kind of brainwashing groupthink has he been a part of? Does he really think America would be a better place if everyone hated others the way he does?

I'm also curious what his screenname on Freerepublic.com is.

The manifesto