As tough as our winter has been, I remain hugely grateful that I live in the ‘true north strong and free’, and not in the land of conspiracy nuts.
For decades there have been a significant number of Americans who don’t believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing John F. Kennedy in Dallas. I’m mostly with them on that one.
I giggle at those who suggest that the Apollo moon missions were all staged in a TV studio. Check out a great movie called Capricorn One some time.
But the internet has given us some conspiracy nuts who are very very disturbing.
They’re known as truthers. One of the stories they’re pushing very hard right now is the notion that the slaughter of 20 school children in Connecticut just over a month ago was a hoax.
They say the funerals of the children were elaborately staged, with actors playing the grieving parents. They say the caskets were in fact empty. Why would anyone do such a thing?
According to the truthers, the hoax was staged by folks who voted for Barack Obama so that Washington could take away the guns owned by individuals in America.
Wow ! If you really want to know more, just google Sandy Hook Hoax if you must. When I first heard about this travesty, I tried to put myself in the shoes of the parents of Ana Marquez Greene. She spent a portion of her brief childhood in Winnipeg while her parents worked at the city’s two universities. She touched many hearts wherever she went, but it seems no one can reach some people who are determined to find a conspiracy around every corner.
The measures that Obama wants to see implemented to reduce gun violence will not likely achieve much, but they must be tried.
As for the conspiracy nuts, get out of that basement people, and get a life.
I’m Roger Currie
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