Since the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School I have been politely and respectfully engaging in discussion with people who disagree with me that we need more gun restrictions and expanded mental health care services. From Facebook, Twitter, on-line newspaper editorials to comments on my own blog posts about taxing guns and ammo to support mental healthcare, I thought I had heard every crack pot excuse and conspiracy theory about President Obama’s evil intentions on gun control. That was until I read this headline:
Is this “Deceased” Emilie Parker With Obama?
This blog post by noted nut case conspiracy theorist Henry Makow asserts that Sandy Hook was a hoax and the proof is that one of the young girls killed appears to show up in a picture with President Obama several days after the shooting. He also questions the little girl’s father, Robbie Parker, and his sincerity when he gave a statement about the murder the next day.
Mass shooting conspiracies are the new UFO cover up
Any delusional dim bulb of an idiot can put up a web site and make wild claims, protected by the first amendment, about conspiracy theories concerning the government. However, the real scary part is the number of comments from the equally unhinged conspiracy kooks that found the post to be real and supporting their delusional world:
Tony B : This Newtown business is so infuriatingly phony it stinks to high heaven…But you do know that Obama and his useless VP, Biden, are gung ho to run over the second amendment before the popular emotions are turned against them…
Beverly : Yeah, this sandy hook shooting is really starting to look STAGED, this is strange stuff to me Henry…. Where is Adam Lanza?… The FBI apparently can’t retrieve the information from his computer it was so well destroyed (how convenient).
E : Sandy Hook looks like a staged event as well with a problem, and the solution is to take guns away
Jim : The girl with the president does indeed appear to be Emilie. But it makes me wonder why would they take the chance of letting this be discovered?
Brian : I agree with the other poster who speculates that the entire town of Newtown could be a nest of Satanic Freemasons.
Conspiracy kooks are the walking definition of mental illness
These folks are in serious need of mental health counseling for delusional disorder. From a WebMD page on mental health and delusional disorder:
Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness involving psychosis. Psychosis is the inability to tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of delusional disorder is the presence of delusions — unshakable beliefs in something untrue. People with delusional disorder experience non-bizarre delusions, which involve situations that could occur in real life, such as being followed, poisoned, deceived, conspired against, or loved from a distance. These delusions usually involve the misinterpretation of perceptions or experiences. In reality, however, the situations are either not true at all or highly exaggerated.
People with delusional disorder often can continue to socialize and function normally, apart from the subject of their delusion, and generally do not behave in an obviously odd or bizarre manner. This is unlike people with other psychotic disorders, who also might have delusions as a symptom of their disorder. In some cases, however, people with delusional disorder might become so preoccupied with their delusions that their lives are disrupted.
After reading the comments from the people who believe that Sandy Hook was a cleverly designed hoax to push the gun control agenda of President Obama, doesn’t the above description fit these wackos perfectly?
Are conspiracy delusions contagious?
Lest you think only jobless internet conspiracy nuts who comment on paranoid delusional blog posts believe the Newtown massacre didn’t happen, Anderson Cooper found an educated nut case from Florida.
WATCH Cooper’s commentary (story continues below):
Ph.D must stand for Doctor of goofy
It turns out that James Tracy, professor of communications at Florida Atlantic University, is prone to see the dark shadows of conspiracy in broad daylight as well. Tracy describes his blog, memoryholeblog.com as “…a forum for criticism and commentary on sociopolitical issues and phenomena overlooked or misreported by mainstream media. Such neglected concerns are likewise often omitted from or distorted in popular consciousness and memory.”
In an odd post called Taft Union High School Drill Becomes “Real Life” following a school shooting at Taft High School in early January, he attempts to make a tenuous connection between disaster drills and incidents that coincidentally happen just after the drill. He accuses Anderson Cooper of leading another reporter away from the truth of the story concerning the shooter at Taft High School and their early morning safety drill. Tracy is so goofy he makes Henry Makow look slightly sane.
Is this a bad dream?
But all of these guys, just like Adam Lanza, James Holms and Jared Loughner, need to be on serious medication. These conspiracy nuts are just one skipped medication dosage away from grabbing their Bushmasters and firing away. To all the NRA members that I have argued with over the last couple of weeks who I thought were insane, you are normal compared to these delusional Sandy Hook deniers. This must all be a bad dream we are living through. If this is reality, we have more sick psychos pretending to be normal than we thought. On the bright side, I guess they are identifying themselves for mental healthcare services and will hopefully have their guns taken away before they hurt somebody.