I’ll be honest: I love a good conspiracy theory. The operative word, however, is “good.” There are a number of conspiracy theories out there which can be plausible because there is a lack of evidence to suggest otherwise. What I don’t care for, though are the conspiracy theories which grab at straws, or are developed cleverly through video manipulation and poor cinematography skills. One example of this, which I just watched recently, was based on the recent shooting in the United States at an elementary school.
Apparently, conspiracy theorists out there want the public to believe the government for some reason felt all those children needed to die and thus sent in professionally armed killers who were then secreted away while the blame was placed on a mentally unstable young man. All of this makes perfect sense, of course, because some dummy on the Internet was able to post cut and pasted video segments and tampered with news clips to support his theory.
Look, I love a good conspiracy, but this is a bit of a stretch. You mean to tell me that the United States government, which has admittedly been pushing for stricter gun laws, would slaughter innocent school children just to gain public support? Really? Is gun control that big of an issue that such a bizarre measure would need to be taken?
And what’s worse, the theorists who have come up with this also have had the nerve to claim the children were never killed; they have just been hidden away from the public view, because we all know how easy it is to hide a bunch of children and explain to them they can never speak of the situation they have now found themselves in. Cause children are that well-behaved that they can understand something so critical to government rule.
I don’t care if you want to make up conspiracies about aliens and rich people taking over the planet, but when it comes to such a sad, tragic situation, why add salt to a wound by suggesting the people involved are being dishonest?
Is it really necessary to hurt people in this manner? Yes, I get that “the people deserve to know the truth,” but at what cost? When are you just grasping at straws because you need attention?
Let’s leave the poor school shooting victims and families alone and instead investigate why we can fly to the moon in zero gravity but can’t yet cure cancer.