This past June, John Hinckley — the would-be assassin of then-President Ronald Reagan — was unconditionally fully released after 41 years. So, what’s he been up to now that he’s got the freedom to walk around and do whatever he wants?
Well, he’s gotten pretty big into Twitter, for one thing. He originally joined Twitter in October of 2021, and since that time, he’s managed to amass more than 47,000 followers. Not too shabby, eh?
And he’s done it by doing a complete image overhaul. No longer must he be thought of as the guy who tried to murder the President of the United States in order to impress actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed. Nope. Now, he’s all about peace and love and happiness and love and peace. And all the other good stuff.
Peace and love to one and all. pic.twitter.com/1PDNfGYwhp
— John Hinckley (@JohnHinckley20) July 24, 2022
I believe in peace, love, equity, LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, animal rights, race mixing, assault weapon ban, sharing the wealth, Green New Deal, Black Lives Matter, Prison reform and good rock ‘n’ roll. Join the John Hinckley Community.
— John Hinckley (@JohnHinckley20) July 25, 2022
And speaking of good rock ‘n roll, how about this?
My signed CD with 14 original songs is now for sale on my website https://t.co/yveU1Dtxlt
— John Hinckley (@JohnHinckley20) July 16, 2022
People have been living on the edge/Come back baby far away from the ledge/Listen to the prophecies instead/You can learn to walk away from fear/Give up on the pain that got you here, All your dreams and visions, they are clear. Join the John Hinckley Community. True liberation.
— John Hinckley (@JohnHinckley20) July 26, 2022
Wow, we were all wrong about this Hinckley guy!
Turns out he’s even weirder and more messed up than we thought he was.
I believe you should be in prison. https://t.co/I6WJ4eSD0E
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) July 27, 2022
The rhetoric of a man who spent the last 34 years in a mental institution is indistinguishable from the leading lights of the Left. Noteworthy. https://t.co/zLxqJVonRA
— Dan Proft (@DanProft) July 27, 2022
It should come as no surprise that a deranged would-be assassin advocates the same policy prescriptions as AOC. https://t.co/HsecKhcwhW
— jejune2016 (@jejune2016) July 27, 2022
Well, we’re not sure about AOC’s taste in music, but otherwise they’re pretty much on the same page.
The man who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan knows the words to become a hero of the left. Well played. https://t.co/EhkV0Jb9ID
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 27, 2022
He’ll actually win some people over with this stuff. That’s the really scary part.
Hey I'm Charles Manson and I can't think of anything more important than climate change and black lives and how much they matter – join me on the Charles Manson power hour.
— Maker of Things (@ActuallyLipski) July 25, 2022
Too bad Charles Manson is dead. Otherwise he and Hinckley could be guests on each other’s podcasts or something.
Are we being trolled? https://t.co/UVxu55H4yg
— Optimistic Skeptic (@pjhilboldt) July 27, 2022
This cannot be real, right? I mean it IS 2022 … https://t.co/1m4Rvx96Ef
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 27, 2022
Boy, we can’t wait to see what 2023 will bring. Maybe he’ll win a Grammy. Think he’s got a shot?
Let’s keep a positive vibe. If you’re about negativity, go elsewhere.
— John Hinckley (@JohnHinckley20) July 27, 2022
Hear that, folks? If you wanna hang with John Hinckley, you’ve got to bring the good vibes only.