Was the mass-shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the Dark Night Rises a staged conspiracy to foment support for the pending Arms Trade Treaty?
In the immediate aftermath of the Colorado shooting, emotions are high and the impact of this event is having a big effect in all areas of the US and beyond. A story of a father losing his son on his 27th birthday is heart wrenching, (yho) and a CBS news profile of a young girl who narrowly escaped the Toronto shooting who died in this one is very frustrating to watch. (cbs) There are also many calls over the internet and on Facebook to kill the shooter now, and dispense with an unnecessary trial. However, sadness and anger are not the only feelings being displayed.
Throughout our society the impact of ‘paranoia speech’ is always present, and radio-host Alex Jones was one the rampage yesterday with a Youtube post that frames the attack in a whole new way. As with many of Alex’s other ideas, his portrayal of the shooter is not of a disgruntled student or angry youth, but of a drugged and manipulated black-ops mind control subject. This person was probably drugged and manipulated into the theater, and let into the theater by a CIA escort. Alex makes sure to mention that those exit doors don’t open from the outside. Although, one can imagine that an individual that is capable of wiring his apartment with bombs would have figured that out beforehand. Alex also stresses that this shooting must have something to do with a lack of US support for an international arms treaty, called the Arms Trade Treaty, and this event is meant to convince more of our senators to ok it. Fox news has also issued dire warnings about this treaty’s implications for gun owners. (fox) This most recent of Alex’s speeches can be seen here, and it already has over 50,000 views. So, who should we be afraid of more: the shooter, the movies or our government? Well, Boston does not seem too afraid, period.
In an article in the Globe today we hear stories of how many people in Boston want to go and see The Dark Knight Rises. (bos) They see it as an opportunity to “maintain normalcy”, and not give the shooter the “attention he was looking for.” It seems that every-day bravery and common sense might trump shock and paranoia for the time being. Go Boston!
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