Sandy Hook Truthers
Salon (click here and here) and Gawker have been covering the rise of the Sandy Hook Truth movement, which has already built up a considerable head of steam. Not coincidentally, many of its pioneers cut their teeth making 911 Truth videos; their learning curve is less steep this time around, and their memes are propagating more quickly.
The story they tell points to shadowy forces (Illuminati, Mossad/Rothschild/Obama agents, gun control advocates) who conspired to kill (or pretended to kill) a bunch of school children, using Mind Control, psychotropic medicines, and trained assassins. They embedded clues to their intentions in Batman movies and The Hunger Games books (whose author lives in Newtown), but botched the roll out of their disinformation campaign so egregiously that anyone with access to a modem can pick it to pieces. The “parents” of the “victims” are terrible actors–and the producers of the extravaganza carelessly allowed one of those “victims” to pose with the president. The additional gunmen (the Jack Rubys whose job it was to kill the patsy/witnesses) got themselves caught on video, etc.
Second Amendment extremists are tuned into this, of course, but they overlap with a much larger universe–the neo-Birchers, Ron Paulites, and self-described anarchists that make up Alex Jones’ audience, the hard racist right, and the usual run of Protocols of the Elders of Zion anti-Semites (Veterans Today explains how the killings were Israeli revenge for Obama’s insufficient support). At least one mainstream broadcaster, Ben Swann of Fox19 in Cincinatti, has linked Newtown to the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Oak Creek, Wisconsin, as “false flags.”
The people who made the video at the top of this post (which has been watched by some 5 million people) are motivated by politics to a certain extent, but by sheer gamesmanship as well, from the sound of what they told Gawker:
“[I]t all started when me and my friends used to research 9/11 in high school,” the auteur behind the video told me over email. (He declined to give me a name or personal information, “due to the sensitivity of the channel and my concern for my security,” and signed his emails T.O.T.V., after his YouTube channel’s title “ThinkOutsidetTheTV.”) “That’s what really got me started when it came to researching government cover ups [...] Once I learned about all the false flag attacks in history that have been proven to be true, I knew it was only a matter of time before another came a long”…..”When Sandy Hook first happened i just had a feeling like it was all too perfect,” T.O.T.V. continued. “I just had this feeling deep down that these people and the whole town had this artificial vibe about them.” The perceived “artificiality” of the grieving parents is a cornerstone piece of “evidence” produced by Sandy Hook Truther: SandyHookHoax.com, the premiere Sandy Hook Truther site on the web, has an entire section called “All Actors,” under an enormous header reading “NO TEARS,” devoted to videos of families deemed insufficiently grief-stricken.
Newtown is not something to grieve or fear but a puzzle to solve. Its victims aren’t victims at all. Everything that sheds doubt on the theory is disinformation; everything else is proof.
To quote my own CULTS, CONSPIRACIES AND SECRET SOCIETIES: “Though conspiracists invariably describe themselves as hard-boiled types, skeptical, unillusioned, and cynical to the core, there is much that is reassuring and optimistic in their worldview. Conspiracists believe in prophecy; they have a congenital distaste for shadings, nuances, and uncertainties. However Mannichaean their world might be, however Gnostic in its manifold deceptions and depravities, ultimately it is a profoundly meaningful place. Not only do its events admit of neat explanations; salvation remains a distinct possibility. The day of reckoning will come, they believe, when they can convince enough ‘sheeple’ to see through the enemy’s ‘big lies.’ Truth and justice will have their day.”