Albert Einstein famously said, “Only two things are infinite, the Universe and Human Stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” The group of “people” known as Homo sapiens veritas are the best proof Einstein was correct in his assessment of the endlessness of human stupidity.
Homo sapiens veritas, better known by their common name — Truthers — are some of the most irritating, far-fetched, and unfortunately downright dangerous people you will ever come across. They share several common characteristics. First of all, the majority of Truthers are white and predominantly male. This is not an absolute because some minorities manage to get sucked in to the Truther vortex and enough females wander in to the orbit of these people to ensure future generations of the herd. The one thing setting Truthers apart from all other members of society, however, is their near religious zeal to prove nearly every event in world history is either an out-and-out hoax or a sinister conspiracy out of the shadows.
Allow me to give you just a sample of what these people believe, write books about, create websites for, and hold conventions expounding. I will offer no explanation of their beliefs and when you read the list, I think you’ll understand why.
- The Holocaust was fabricated by Zionist Jews to drum up support for a Jewish state, Israel.
- FDR knew all about the impending Pearl Harbor attack and ordered the information buried in order to ensure America would enter the Second World War.
- JFK was assassinated by shooters on the “Grassy Knoll” or snipers placed elsewhere, but under NO circumstances did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone. (“Up and to the left; up and to the left; up and to the left”)
- The United States government orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9-11-2001 to justify a war with Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Barak Obama is not a U.S. citizen, has a fake Social Security Number, and IS a Muslim.
- Contrails formed behind jet airplanes at high altitudes are actually chemical clouds of an unknown origin and substance being released by our government for an unknown, but nefarious purpose.
- Global warming caused by mankind’s actions is a fabrication to get more money earmarked for scientists.
- The Apollo moon landings were all faked and filmed in the basement of the Pentagon.
These and many other ideas come from people who believe them enough to die for them in some cases. Now, though, a new and horrible conspiracy theory has started spreading with the attack once again being led by “Truthers” and this one is truly heart-wrenching. Truthers are spreading the notion that the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre was not the work of the mentally ill and well-armed Adam Lanza, but instead was carried out by a group working for the Federal government. They claim OUR government is so insidious that politicians had 26 innocent people — including 20 FIRST GRADE CHILDREN — basically executed.
As an excuse for tightening gun control.
I’d laugh if the notion wasn’t so unGodly perverted. A sizable group of people in this country are so enamored with their guns and so against ANY type of gun control that they have resorted to spreading conspiracy theories surrounding this school shooting, as well as the Aurora, CO theater shooting, in order to cast doubt on our government and save their precious guns.
That is what America has come to. Guns are more important than children.
Folks, I like guns. I LOVE guns. I enjoy shooting any type of gun I can at a range or in a field. I don’t hunt because I cannot kill an animal if my life depended on it. I just don’t have the nerve. My daddy and brother are hunters. Many of my best friends are hunters or gun lovers. I think guns are cool and if I could afford more, I’d buy a few more.
But children are more important than guns.
It gets worse. The things I’ve been reading in the “comments” section of ANY article REMOTELY touching on gun control would be hysterical if these people weren’t dead serious. Several people have stated they need to hold on to as many guns as possible so . . . get this . . . THEY CAN OVERTHROW A TYRANNICAL US GOVERNMENT! These people actually think in the very near future the “gubmint” is going to go door to door and confiscate every firearm in private hands.
First of all, that’s never going to happen. Second of all, IF on the uber-miniscule chance that it did, when the Feds come to get the guns, the Feds are going. To. Get. The. Guns. To all you wannabe battle hungry folks who say “they’ll take my gun when they pry it from my cold dead hands”, the US government has one thing to say — “Challenge Accepted.”
You see, all my NRA worshiping Sparkies out there, contrary to what you may think, you are not modern-day Minutemen or throwbacks to the patriots who fought the British to win our country’s independence. Our government isn’t 1776 Britain either. That was a simple war — they had muskets; we had muskets and a few rifles. Guts and determination and some timely help from France and Spain were all we needed.
Today, private citizens have rifles, pistols, and shotguns and the US government has rifles, pistols, and shotguns . . . and tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, artillery, jets, rockets, and more toys than even Santa and all his elves could put together. A friend of mine told me “The government would never use tanks against American citizens.” I told him what I’m telling you now — if things have gone far enough down the crapper that the government has declared martial law and feels the need to confiscate all privately owned guns, they’ve gone far enough down the crapper for troops to use whatever they need to use to do that, ala V for Vendetta style.
Let me wrap up by saying this; I don’t like the way our country is headed, but it’s still the best in the world. I don’t like everything our politicians do, but I think they fall into two basic groups — the ones in it for the money and perks and the ones who want to do good but don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of getting anything done. I don’t think any of them CARE enough to want to set up some crazy dictatorship.
Maybe someday, but not just yet. We’ve got problems, sure, but our problems aren’t so awful we need to place guns above the value of people.
Love y’all and keep those feet clean.