After every high-profile mass shooting in the United States, it somehow takes conspiracy-theorist truthers mere hours to determine how the tragic event was a staged hoax, perpetrated by Obama or the Freemasons or the New World Order, and upload their theories to YouTube to awaken the sheeple.
Why wait for official sources to go on the record about the shooters’ motives? These guys have already got it figured out.
Do you see that man in the Freemason hat giving an interview to ABC News? An obvious clue, thinks YouTuber “RussianVids.” It’s all part of Obama’s Satanic war on Christmas, as evidenced in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film The Running Man, or something. This video is 36 minutes long.
RussianVids has also discovered that the Eagles of Death Metal, the band caught in the middle of last month’s terrorist attack on Paris, warned us about the California shooting, but we didn’t listen.
“We’re headed to San Bernardino.” It’s so obvious in retrospect. Could Texas be next?
Needless to say, this is all complete garbage, lacking in both factual grounding and internal consistency. And there’s a whole lot more of it!
YouTuber “Redsilverj” has discovered via Facebook that San Bernardino County Fire participated in an active-shooter drill on November 30, just days before the shooting. What did they know, and when did they know it? (They may have known that the U.S. hasn’t gone a week in 2015 without a shooting incident that wounded at least four people, but there’s no way this is a coincidence. Open your eyes, people!)
“ExplorerOne” also noticed the Freemason hat and the active-shooter drill, and he’s here to walk you through how the media covered up the truth about San Bernardino by manipulating their viewers and hiding coded messages in their stories. It’s actually a staged “psyop” by President Obama, who plans to use his final year in office to take away your guns. Once you know what to look for, you can’t miss it. This video is 15 minutes long.
We all have our own ways of making sense of senseless tragedy. Some people think and pray, others advocate for legislative changes, and still others look for hidden connections to the New World Order.
Are these truthers serious? Poe’s law, which tells us that internet parodies of extreme views are indistinguishable from the real thing, makes it impossible to tell.
It’s almost worse to think these YouTubers might just be trolling. In that case, they’re profiting by providing fuel for the delusions of conspiracy theorists. Or politically opportunistic conspiracy-theorist allies.
Truther nabob Alex Jones, whose infowars.com website engaged in some wild Sandy Hook trutherism and this week called the San Bernardino shooting “highly suspicious” and “geared to elicit widespread outrage,” had Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on his show on Wednesday.
“Your reputation is amazing,” Trump told Jones. That’s certainly one way of putting it.