Austin Plane Crash Pilot’s Insane Manifesto (and Former Band)

Colm McAuliffe :: Thursday, February 18th, 2010 2:15 pm

Less than one month away from the opening of the SXSW festival in Austin, will the news that a pilot intentionally crashed his plane into the office building which houses the Internal Revenue Service affect this year’s lig-fest? As of today, at least one person has not been accounted for with two others being taken to hospital. Rumors that the act may have been an intentional one by the pilot have yet to be confirmed - but the man responsible is one Joseph Andrew Stack, who had a manifesto and was apparently keyboardist in this band.

Thick black and grey smoke was billowing out of the second and third stories of the building as fire crews using ladder trucks and hoses battled the fire. Dozens of windows were blown out of the offices, which housed the Internal Revenue Service. The most recent development is that the local authorities are investigating a possibly related house fire that occurred this morning in North Austin at about 9:00 AM at 1827 Dapplegray Lane. The owner of the house is the aformentioned keyboardist Joseph Andrew Stack who is also a licensed pilot. His wife and daughter were rescued from the home which is a total loss.

11 Responses to “Austin Plane Crash Pilot’s Insane Manifesto (and Former Band)”
  1. There was NOTHING insane about what he wrote, and it was not a manifesto, it was a chronology of his suffering under our disgraceful tax system.

    Posted by: J Crew February 18th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
  2. to view a partial list of crimes committed by FBI agents over 1500 pages long see
    forums.signonsandiego. com/showthread.php?t=59139

    to view a partial list of FBI agents arrested for pedophilia see
    dallasnews. com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3574

    Posted by: mackie mccleod February 18th, 2010 at 3:03 pm
  3. J Crew - while I agree with your sentiments regarding what he wrote, surely his form of rebellion was not exactly the work of an entirely sane man?

    Posted by: Colm McAuliffe February 18th, 2010 at 3:28 pm
  4. What is not entirely sane, exactly? You could as well say he is a sinner for commiting suicide.

    Jon Stack was very lucid from what he writes, only his pain was too strong and he was no coward.

    This is a loss to humanity, a loss that was scored long ago when the current wave corruption was initiated.

    Posted by: I am Espartacus February 18th, 2010 at 4:18 pm
  5. Finally, on sheep that woke up. White America WAKE UP!

    Posted by: not February 18th, 2010 at 4:25 pm
  6. I meant one sheep

    Posted by: not February 18th, 2010 at 4:26 pm
  7. Your summary is incorrect — Insane no…..disturbed yes. The real story here may be that this was a fairly “normal” guy who had just had enough. He made money and clearly had intelligence but saw very little return for his labors (and apparently additional costs on top of that). It will be interesting to see how this is spun and portrayed.
    SXSW will be fine…….

    Posted by: Stone Huston February 18th, 2010 at 4:40 pm
  8. Seriously? He owned a plane and a quarter-million dollar house. I do not think that he had been treated too shabbily by the evil gub’ment. Crazy is crazy.

    Posted by: Harry February 18th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
  9. Harry, I have to ask if you are serious. Just because he was mildly successful does not give the government a free pass to be abusive. The IRS is nothing morem than the enforcement arm of the Federal Reserve, which is no more ‘federal’ than Federal Express. The Federal Reserve System was created by force and deception way back in 1913 and it’s taken this long for just a fraction of the nation to get wise. Stack’s method might not have been the best, but it has gotten people’s attention. Let’s not the rest of us behave foolishly and sound like a bunch of crackpots. There are far too many of those. I know people are emotional about the rape of the people by the government, but please…let the intelligent, articulate spokespersons bring the message to the public. Those others that posted here, you made your points succinctly and without giving anyone reasons to call us the tin-foil hat people. Let’s hope that trend can continue. Let’s not let the crackpots seize on this tragedy and set us back decades in our fight against oppressive government/corporate pillagers.

    Posted by: Patrick February 19th, 2010 at 2:30 am
  10. He was sick of the same things that all real tax paying Americans are, corrupt government socialists. We are on our way to a full blown communistic government in the USA if we don’t revolt and vote all of the present crooked and corrupt politicians out of Washington. Anyone that does not see this is a fool. We are losing our constitution and freedom. I sympathize with Stack’s situation. I also agree with Patrick.

    Posted by: Frank February 19th, 2010 at 9:51 am
  11. Rational? How quickly we forget how Ron Paul was treated by his Republican running mates in the debates leading up the the 08 election, how Glenn Beck called his supporters ‘terrorists’ and how the debate ‘moderators’ laughed at him when he calmly and rationally spoke the truth. The other figureheads had no idea what he was talking about. Huckabee even showed a sign of intelligence when he adopted some of the Honorable Mr. Paul’s platform. Many Republicans laughed right along with the media shills. It was a disgrace. If sensible government cannot be achieved through the ballot box (I don’t think it can due to corporate media’s influence on the less knowledgeable majority of the US population) then acts like this might become more common.

    I would never advocate violence like this, but it is surely a symptom of people waking up the fact that our elected representatives in DC care not for our welfare or our interests; they feather their own nests and only say what we want to hear so they can get re-elected. In the face of this, it is amazing to me that some 96% of incumbents get re-elected in this country. If that isn’t a sign of a hypnotized and or ignorant population, I don’t know what is.

    Posted by: Roy February 19th, 2010 at 10:04 am