Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy TheoriesSome conspiracy theories can be fun grist for the mill, but others can be outright offensive and hurtful. No, this isn't an entry about the flu shot, a topic of much debate on these pages, this is an entry about Sandy Hook Elementary School and 9/11.

Refusing to believe in influensa vaccinations is unfortunate as it compromises herd immunity, but believing the Newtown, Connecticut shooting was an inside job designed to move political opinion on gun control is downright nasty. Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults that day. Suggesting they died as part of a government conspiracy really upsets me.

Imagine those who lost a loved one that day reading about this conspiracy theory. Imagine how Gene Rosen feels. He helped six Sandy Hook students who were "sitting in a neat semicircle" at the end of his driveway that day, and today he receives emails like this:

How are all those little students doing? You know, the ones that showed up at your house after the ‘shooting’. What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?

And don't get me started on 9/11 conspiracy theories. If you've bought into even a minute of the slop Loose Change and other 9/11 conspiracy sources peddle, take a few minutes to read this.

Have fun with your theories that man never landed on the moon or Paul McCartney was replaced by a look-alike, but when innocent people die, let the facts speak for themselves.


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Jamie

As a father I would love to have a face to face with this sick POS who sent that email to Gene Rosen. I would only need 3 minutes with him and the last 2 minutes he's be picking up his teeth.

January 15, 2013 @ 3:58 PM

519 Rob

Mike, you couldn't have said it better. It frightens me the stuff people are willing to believe.

But, just for fun, the McCartney is Dead theory is amusing. If you haven't, watch 'Paul McCartney really is dead - the last testament of George Harrison (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1683472/).
It was terrible, but hilarious too.

January 16, 2013 @ 8:33 AM

Cambo

If there's one thing about conspiracies, its that they're always believed by people who have a deep mistrust in government. They live in a world where they believe the "government" is out to get them- for some reason.

But I completely agree with you, when they start saying everything is a hoax, especially with children dying- they've crossed the line.

I'm with Jamie.

January 16, 2013 @ 10:50 AM

Justin

The only conspiracy theory I truly believe is that the Russians killed JFK. Google it and you'll see there's tons of evidence. Oswald was simply their man on the ground.

January 16, 2013 @ 4:14 PM

Matt

There is a video on youtube with over 10 million views, it raises some questions for sure. Watch until the end.

The memorial pages going up before the shooting make you think...

January 18, 2013 @ 2:58 PM

Joe Shepard

Wake up, sheeple. Google the word "vic-sim" in relation to 9/11 and watch your whole philosophy shatter into a million pieces as you realize the implication of what you are seeing. Do it now. Then you can go back to writing uniformed comments above......if you still so wish......

February 13, 2016 @ 2:10 AM

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