“I don’t know what to do,” sighed Gene Rosen. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?’” Someone posted a photo of his house online. There have been phony Google+ and YouTube accounts created in his name, messages on white supremacist message boards ridiculing the “emotional Jewish guy,” and dozens of blog posts and videos “exposing” him as a fraud. One email purporting to be a business inquiry taunted: “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?”
“The quantity of the material is overwhelming,” he said. So much so that a friend shields him from most of it by doing daily sweeps of the Web so Rosen doesn’t have to. His wife is worried for their safety. He’s logged every email and every call, and consulted with a retired state police officer, who took the complaint seriously but said police probably can’t do anything at the moment; he plans to do the same with the FBI.
What did Rosen do to deserve this? One month ago, he found six little children and a bus driver at the end of the driveway of his home in Newtown, Conn. “We can’t go back to school,” one little boy told Rosen. “Our teacher is dead.” He brought them inside and gave them food and juice and toys. He called their parents. He sat with them and listened to their shocked accounts of what had happened just down the street inside Sandy Hook Elementary, close enough that Rosen heard the gunshots.
Nice. Classy with a capital A-S-S.
Do some REAL work for your cause. Challenge one of those parent-actors, about how their kid isn’t dead. Please, put it on YouTube, that will definitely help. Better yet, call their bluff and just dig up a grave. Even money on that hole being full of jelly beans! Unless it’s easier to sit in the dark and harass Newtown residents. Yeah, that’s probably easier.
Related: Former Reagan
Porn Czar AG Edwin Meese joins the Outer Wingnuttia impeachment amen chorus re: Obama’s forthcoming comprehensive plan to TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREAKIN’ FIREARMZ, MAN!!11 address gun violence. Because we’re no longer in batshit crazy country; we’ve done gone full-on bugfuck, kids.
Pass the fucking ether.
Update: Steve M. on how Sandy Hook Truthers encapsulate the total collapse of contemporary American political philosophy:
Up until a few months ago, I thought that, for better or (mostly) worse, Ayn Rand, in death, was going to have an outsize influence on 21st-century politics (at least in America) comparable to Karl Marx’s influence after his death on 20th-century global politics. But now I think Randism isn’t the ascendant political philosophy in this country — we’ve sunk even lower and our top political “philosophers” are [Ron] Paul and [Alex] Jones.