- Dec 12, 2016
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It's seriously despicable. If you've ever heard of Alex Jones, that creep made money off of promoting that conspiracy on his show. Some people that believe it went so far as to harass the parents of victims, because they think they're faking it. (It's so bad Wikipedia has to have a whole separate article for it) And while Sandy Hook was the most prominent, I know the Parkland teens got harassed and accused of faking it, too. Plus there's a general conspiracy that every mass shooting is a fake, so there's always people at least disrespecting victims of any attack, if not going so far as to harass them. And notable figures, too- a Fox News host mocking a Parkland victim, a conservative filmmaker mocking the Parkland teens when a gun control bill didn't get passed, and a former Congressman and CNN commentator said the teens trying to get gun control passed were probably being funded by Soros and antifa, which has the fun of accusing a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust of secretly controlling the world with his money on top of mocking victims of a shooting.Just for that I already consider her a terrible person. Like, seriously, WTF?
I don't know if you would call it a culture war, but somehow America's turned gun control, something which really doesn't have this kind of polarization elsewhere in the world, and make it to where "they're gun grabbers trying to take your guns!" can be turned into a legitimate political talking point. And some people latch on so tightly to "we don't need any kind of regulation" that they don't want to confront tragedies like these, and so they decide they're fake.