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On Our Radar – Paul McCartney And The Sandy Hook Deniers

by Jean Ann Esselink on January 13, 2013

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Members of the Tin Foil Hat Club (Bushmaster Branch) believe the government faked the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School to scare Americans into turning in their guns. Today, the Sandy Hook Deniers are On Our Radar.

abbey roadWhen I was a kid, the Beatles released what I think is their best album, Abbey Road. It has an iconic cover you will recognize instantly; the fab four walking single file, crossing a London street that is striped with white paint. That cover photo sparked a wild rumor that Paul was dead, and that the Beatles, or the shady businessmen who profited from their music, were hiding that fact to keep the money pouring in.
It seems ridiculous, looking back, that we believed someone put hints to Paul’s passing on the Abbey Road album cover, but we had some cockeyed theory that made sense to us at the time. I can attest that in the fall of 1969, America teenagers gathered in bedrooms and basements and college dorms, passing joints and pointing out to each other all the clever clues some unknown whistle-blower left for us to find. Clues we thought absolutely proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Paul McCartney was dead, dead, dead.

I can’t remember, so many years later, what all the album clues were, but I know Paul being barefoot was supposed to be important. The cigarette in his hand signified he died of lung cancer, and the license plate on the VW Bug parked behind them reads “28 IF,” which signified Paul would be 28 years old “if” he were still among the living.

John led the way, wearing white, which we were told is the color of death in Eastern culture. There was no Internet back then, so no one really knew if that were true, but it felt true. Ringo, dressed like an undertaker, preceded Paul, and George came last, dressed like a gravedigger. We positively gave ourselves goose bumps.

A radio station that held a Paul McCartney look-alike contest was accused of using it to cover up the search for a replacement Paul. And most famously, if you played a certain cut on the album backwards, it was supposed to say, “Paul is dead.” Yes, I tried it. I will admit now that I never really heard “Paul is dead,” but I remember pretending I did. Must have been some kind of group hysteria.

It seems a ludicrous premise, all these years later. Paul is a unique musical genius. No doppelganger could have replaced him. But the rumor spread like chicken pox, until Paul felt compelled to make an official announcement. He was not newly departed. Everyone should stop scratching immediately. No true conspiracy theorist believed him, of course. They just found clues that proved it was not the real Paul making that announcement.

I hadn’t thought about Paul McCartney’s rumored demise in years, until this week, when I ran across a group of conspiracy theorists who seem to have invented an alternate reality every bit as crazy as ours was in 1969. Just as we did with Paul McCartney, this group is now frantically reinforcing their invented history, by gleefully pointing out to one another, all the clues that prove their theory right. Of course, in 2013, conspiracy theorists don’t sit in joint circles in somebody’s basement. Modern conspiracy circles create websites. They call in to radio talk shows. They post on message boards and discussion forums. They incite one another to ever greater states of orgasmic paranoia with the “clues” they have found that “absolutely prove” the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School never happened.

It seems obscene just to say those words out loud. Who would make a mockery of the pain of those grieving families? The answer is gun people. Not hand gun owners. Assault weapon hoarders. They have convinced themselves that the government staged the Sandy Hook shooting, and the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and who knows how many other shootings, in order to convince the American people to voluntarily turn in their guns.

The “Sandy Hook Deniers” trade clues that “absolutely prove” no one was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, with the samepete sousa delusional zeal we traded clues that “absolutely proved” Paul McCartney was dead. And just as it was in 1969, the genesis of the Sandy Hook conspiracy accusation seems to have been a photo. The parents of one of the victims, six-year-old angel-faced, golden-haired, Emilie Parker, released to the press a photo of themselves with Emilie and her two younger, angel-faced, golden-haired sisters. When the Parker family met President Obama at the memorial he attended in Newtown, one of Emilie’s sisters was photographed with him wearing the same dress Emilie had worn in that earlier family portrait. That was enough to launch the conspiracy. Emily was alive! They saw it with their own eyes. What else could it be but a government plot to take away America’s guns?

Once the plot was written, everyone with a tinfoil hat and an Internet connection went to work embellishing the story line and inventing proof that Americans are targets of a psy-ops plot.

  • The sheriff took down a Facebook page claiming it was giving out false information. Proof.
  • A newspaper quoted the principal describing the shooting, even though she was reported to be among those killed. Proof.
  • The Batman movie has a map of the Newtown, Connecticut, attack site in it, and the movie’s prop master died and was buried in Newtown. Proof.
  • A mother of one of the murder victims talked about her child without crying. Proof.

In fact, the dry-eyed mother led to the idea “crisis actors” were being employed. Some of the grieving families in Newtown looked, at least to the skeptics, like some of the grieving family members in Aurora. Proof. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt! Bottom line, the Sandy Hook Deniers are convinced our government has a traveling road show of actors staging shootouts, funerals, press conferences and police investigations, in a covert effort to scare people into giving up their guns.

tumblr_mfb1r3ExaR1qazc74o1_500Are you amused by the absurdity of the story they have invented? I was too, especially when I heard Orly Taitz, mother of all birthers, is a Sandy Hook Denier. So is Alex Jones, the radio talk show host who famously had an on-air temper tantrum on CNN’s Piers Morgan this week, at the prospect of losing his arsenal. As conspiracy theories go, the Sandy Hook Deniers’ version of events certainly rivals the tale of intrigue we concocted about Paul McCartney’s early demise. But here’s what’s not amusing about the Sandy Hook Deniers’ Internet joint circle:

We have confirmation of our worst fear; hundreds, perhaps thousands of delusional people have stockpiles of automatic weapons.

We have yet to solve the practical problem of the NRA murder lobby which protects the “right” of guns on demand, over the right of the majority to establish a peaceful society.

And most of all, what isn’t amusing is the pain these gun-fixated, Sandy Hook Deniers have caused the grieving families of Newtown, especially little Emilie Parker’s. They deserve better.

Today, the Sandy Hook Deniers, are On Our Radar.


Feature Image from Touchstone Pictures’ Signs
President Obama’s Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza


meJean Ann Esselink is a straight friend to the gay community. Proud and loud Liberal. Closet writer of political fiction. Black sheep agnostic Democrat from a conservative Catholic family. Living in Northern Oakland County Michigan with Puck the Wonder Beagle.

Follow me on Twitter as @Uncucumbered or friend me on Facebook.

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valaun January 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

The thing that blows my mind about these kind of theories is that the government is able stage these kind of events, keeping at least dozens of people quiet, managing the logistics of accomplishing something like this, and yet always make a number of mistakes that the keen eye of the paranoid is able to catch. The truth is the government doesn't need to stage things like this. They can simply legislate it.

PrsrvEvidence January 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm

They have been doing this for Decades…brush up on your history…OLiver stone's got a series out now on shotime…
or use NeTFLiX

or youtube….search flase flag…

you wouldn't need to many guys in the know, and if they are true believers in the end goal, whats 27 people when we drop bombs from drones without care.
look it up, this is what we do!

MAD JEWESS January 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Bla bla bla, there is a RIP facebook page of Victoria Soto 4 days before she was 'murdered'.
Call people all the names you want.
Its a hoax.

PrsrvEvidence January 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I'm with you. Someone needs to very clearly tell us all why that rip Soto page came out on the 10th!!!!!!

and you all need to look at Robie Parkers pre speach demenor! tsifu

the list of odd things goes on and on and Now they are talking about tearing the school down? Preserve the Evidence! At stake is no less than the 2nd amendment, when that is gone you will have nothing to protect your 1st Amendment. Gone

How many people still have Questions? are they being answered? Notice the little internet Flare up
Called the Sandy Hook HOAX ? It feels like 9/11 all over again. Get the stroy out from the inside, we need to know the Truth!!!!

jimmycorn01001 January 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

we can't know every detail….those were in the head a the kid who did it then killed himself, so it's gone.

but why do you think there's more "truth" than what we do know? a (psychotic / autistic / sociopath / etc / something else) kid found out his mother was going to commit him and then killed her and the took out his rage on the thing he thought she loved more than him…….why can't that be the truth?

jimmycorn01001 January 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

"there is a RIP facebook page of Victoria Soto 4 days before she was 'murdered'. "
"Someone needs to very clearly tell us all why that rip Soto page came out on the 10th!!!!!! "

on the 10th someone created a page for whatever reason…..then after sandy hook they changed the name of the page. it looks like the "rip" page was created on the 10th but it was not.

you can verify this yourself on facebook. make a page, wait a few days, change the page, it *LOOKS* like the new page was created on the earlier date.

there is NOTHING suspicious about the Soto RIP page.

MAD JEWESS January 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I dont believe 9/11 was what you say, but more and more I see this Sandy Hook was a big, fat hoax.
Its amazing that these people write these articles, yet look nothing into the details.
Robbie Parker: FRAUD.
Victoria Soto RIP facebook page-MADE FOUR days before this shooting, that is correct.
These are questions we want answered. Bolsheviks/Marxists just label people with bogus bs to shut down an argument.
Ive lived around these flakes my whole life.
So, they dont even get to me anymore.

jimmycorn01001 January 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I'm taking it as a personal mission to post this as a reply every time you post that crap.

HOW is Robbie Parker a fraud? are you saying his daughter didn't die?

and the Soto page was not created 4 days before the shooting. *A* page was created 4 days before the shooting and was renamed *AFTER* the shooting so it appeared like it was created before. here's a note from the page owner –

MAD JEWESS January 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Page was created on Dec. 10th. Many pages were created on Dec 10th. Robbie Parker is smiling and joking.
Go ahead, I already believe there is something wrong with the whole thing, you cant change my mind, maybe these other zombies, you can, but not mine.

MAD JEWESS January 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm
Siddigfan January 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Do you know , respectfully, that I have been to several anti gun control sites where they think that 'Jew Bankers' (sic) are ruling the world and controlling all the media, but they also believe our country is being controlled by reptilian aliens. The conflict intrigues me. Since you are a Jewess I thought you would want to know. I know not all anti gun control people feel that way but, wow, I've found several sites that believe that and it's pretty scary. Especially the reptilian aliens part. That's pretty creepy. Thanks for listening.

PrsrvEvidence January 14, 2013 at 1:55 am

Bankers rule the world…your kidding. /sarc

reptiles?…bush..obama sarcozy, blankfein.. pretty much

MAD JEWESS January 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Siddi, what a dumb argument. I couldnt care less what some other freaks have to say.
The second Amendment is what it is regardless of some idiots p.o.v.

You are labeling anyone that disagrees with you as some KKK or white supremacist.

I have my guns, Siddi, got that? 3.
A Jew without a gun in this sort of atmosphere that you are talking about would be dumb if they DIDNT have a gun.

Or is it; Guns for me, but not for thee? Like Bolshevik Russia? NO TY

jimmycorn01001 January 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

"Who would make a mockery of the pain of those grieving families? The answer is gun people."

You are disgusting. Gun owners aren't making a mockery of anyone's pain. Sure a number of them own guns but i bet even more own home…why aren't you blaming "homeowners" for mocking their pain?

Fact is the people who are saying this is a hoax are disturbed…….almost as disturbed as a person who would say a large, law-abiding group of gun owners mocks parents with dead kids because a small subset of them is making some stupid claims.

In short, the answer to "Who would make a mockery of the pain of those grieving families?" is actually "as*holes." And by trying to paint *all* gun owners with one brush, now you fit in that group, too.

MAD JEWESS January 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You think people are going to listen to that bupkis garbage?
You cannot deny that Robbie Parker was not just smiling, he wase LAUGHING not even 24 hrs AFTER his child was 'murdered'
You also cannot deny that there is a RIP Victoria Soto facebook page that was made FOUR days BEFORE Sandy Hook even happened.
The hoax is on you with egg on your face.

jimmycorn01001 January 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

you're not too bright, are you?

"for 0.2 seconds he didn't act like *I* think he should have acted so THE WHOLE THING IS A HOAX!" ok, so you say it was a hoax…….do you believe nobody died? do you believe people died but they were actors? do you believe the "the govt" moved Robbie to CT a year before and had him pretend to be a parent and pretend to have a girl in the school? it's easy for you to say "it's a hoax" but you're ignoring HUNDREDS of people in that area know that family but you're just some ignorant frack on the internet posting "uh uh, FAKE!" without any clue what you're talking about.

and the Soto page was not created 4 days before the shooting. *A* page was created 4 days before the shooting and was renamed *AFTER* the shooting so it appeared like it was created before. here's a note from the page owner

MAD JEWESS January 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm
uncucumbered January 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

Just a technical note – Anyone can change a time and date on their Facebook posts Click EDIT in the right hand corner of the post you want to move, click CHANGE DATE and then fill in whatever date you wish – like 4 days before Sandy Hook. You can even change the hour and minute it will post.

MAD JEWESS January 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

You cant change dates. BS. You cant change Tweets, either. Why would someone do that, lady? WHY?
And WHY did they take it down?
WHY is Robbie Parker smiling and laughing?
Answer please.

jimmycorn01001 January 14, 2013 at 2:54 pm

yes you can. here's the note from the person who originally created the page

MAD JEWESS January 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Lets see how ya all can change tweets, too.

jimmycorn01001 January 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm

tweets were not changed, and tweets did not say anything about the shooting before the shooting

MAD JEWESS January 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

'You should read How To Separate Unstable People From Their Guns – A Practical Plan'
I see what you read.
Friggin feminazi

jimmycorn01001 January 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

my father laughed while giving his father's eulogy.

what's your point?

coriolana January 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

there will always be crazies who want to turn tragedies into their own personal fiction. they are called delusional.

LazarX February 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

You've got your pick of conspiracies. Either this one which insists that the event never happened. Or a more darker one which alleges that the whole thing was a setup by the President in order to move a gun confiscation agenda. Some of the latter group have targeted the samaritan who sheltered the six kids who fled the school as a government minion and have been systematically defrauding and destroying his Internet identity.

jimmycorn01001 January 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

wow, you cracked the code!! it appears the govt sent notices ahead of the raid to…where? ALL of the schools in the country??… and that one made their notice available for public viewing before they were supposed to.

yes, that must be the case…….because NOBODY at that school in OHIO would have called the newspaper when Sandy Hook happened and said "HEY, WE GOT A NOTICE ABOUT THIS 4 DAYS AGO, THERE'S SOMETHING FISHY!!!"

just so you know, that's all sarcasm. i think you're delusional if you think a wrong date on a webpage is evidence of something

is this better? –

jimmycorn01001 January 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm

*A* page was created.

the author of the page posted right on the page that it was not originally created for sandy hook but was changed AFTER sandy hook.

you think there's "something wrong" because there's something wrong with you.

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