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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Enough with the Sandy Hook conspiracies!

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)

Every now and then I see something pop up on my Facebook news feed (by people who really should know better) about how Sandy Hook was a hoax or a fabrication. Nonsense theories about how it was a "false flag" attack are to be expected, and we have seen that with other terrible events like 9/11 or the Oklahoma City bombing. No one denies those events actually happened though. It is offensive and heartless, and it needs to stop.

I am not even going to bother to refute the so-called "facts" and "arguments" presented by people who say the massacre was a hoax. I do not have the time or interest in wading through a bunch of foolishness and nonsense trying to "disprove" an event that everyone knows happened and has been extremely well documented. The events of that day have been well-established: An evil man walked into an elementary school and, for reasons only known within his demonic brain, slaughtered little children.

For those perpetuating this nonsense, I have several questions. Do you have no heart? Do you have no compassion? Do you actually believe something like this could be staged? Have you considered the harm you are doing if you are wrong? If your child was brutally murdered, how would you feel when you see some Internet crank spewing this stupid crap on Facebook? How do you think you are representing yourself?

When I first saw this, I rolled my eyes. Then I started to get angry. I thought of the parents who are still grieving the loss of their child, and the violent and terrifying final moments of their child's life. I thought of the brothers and sisters of those dead children, and how they were deprived and exposed to something they cannot understand. I thought of the surviving children, how they were traumatized, and how they are probably still dealing with the emotional and psychological effects of an evil man murdering their friends in front of them.

This callous depravity needs to stop. It shows absolutely no compassion for the survivors, and for the victims' families. It discredits the person sharing the "facts" and "arguments" that "prove" the massacre never happened. I am reminded of the pithy phrase that it is better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Some things simply should not be said.

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At January 14, 2015 at 6:06 PM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

"This callous depravity needs to stop."

It never will, as long as NRA tools and Tea Party lunatics are the dominant voices of "The Right." The combination of cynical greed and certifiable insanity will (hopefully) doom the GOP after 2016.