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A video posted on YouTube in December has received more than 11 million views. The video “The Sandy Hook Shooting-Fully Exposed” included several theories touting an underlying government conspiracy.
Claims on the video ranged from a second shooter on the scene to the possibility the grieving parents may have been crisis actors hired by the government.
Communications professor James Tracy from Florida Atlantic University posted similar claims on his blog Memory Hole. He discusses the press release from the Connecticut chief medical examiner Dr. H. Wayne Carver.
Tracy’s claim centers on Carver’s reaction during the press release interview and his seemingly odd reaction and lack of answers to specific questions concerning the case.
Another area of concern for Tracy mentioned on his blog was the inconsistencies in the media coverage directly following the shooting. Tracy believes the public should not immediately take the event as truth, rather, research and investigate themselves.
Jack Gaddie, 18, exercise science major from northern Kentucky, said he felt the shootings likely happened but could see how some people could believe the conspiracy theories.
“I do think the government could manipulate information,” Gaddie said.
Originally posted by solarstorm
If you answered yes....what do you think contributed to the increase of awareness? Was it word of mouth? Social networking? Emails? Guest speakers? etc...
...The enemy is clearly delineated: he is a perfect model of malice, a kind of amoral superman—sinister, ubiquitous, powerful, cruel, sensual, luxury-loving. Unlike the rest of us, the enemy is not caught in the toils of the vast mechanism of history, himself a victim of his past, his desires, his limitations. He wills, indeed he manufactures, the mechanism of history, or tries to deflect the normal course of history in an evil way. He makes crises, starts runs on banks, causes depressions, manufactures disasters, and then enjoys and profits from the misery he has produced. The paranoid’s interpretation of history is distinctly personal: decisive events are not taken as part of the stream of history, but as the consequences of someone’s will. Very often the enemy is held to possess some especially effective source of power: he controls the press; he has unlimited funds; he has a new secret for influencing the mind (brainwashing); he has a special technique for seduction.
It is hard to resist the conclusion that this enemy is on many counts the projection of the self; both the ideal and the unacceptable aspects of the self are attributed to him. The enemy may be the cosmopolitan intellectual, but the paranoid will outdo him in the apparatus of scholarship, even of pedantry. Secret organizations set up to combat secret organizations give the same flattery....