The Sandy Hook Conspiracy

Sandy Hook

Since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook, I have noticed an increase in people creating Facebook conspiracy pages. Dubbed "truthers", many people have called into question whether this horrific event even occurred.  Some of them are even posting private family photos of the children who died.  If you are one of these people, I would like to help you with your research.  Here is all you need to know about any of the children involved. 

The children who died were all around six years old. Like many children, they had a range of interests in sports, arts, animals, and music. Like most kids, they loved to learn and play. They giggled at silly jokes and cried over scraped knees. They had bright futures and loving families. They were murdered before their lives even started. 

As a result of the actions of a mad man, their parents will never see their children grow. They will never have the joy of watching them open presents on Christmas morning or blow out birthday candles again.  No more reminders to scrub their ears or brush their teeth. They will not see them off to proms or beam proudly as they graduate. They will never drop them off at college or walk them down the aisle at their weddings. Instead of preparing for the Holidays, their parents made funeral arrangements. Instead of opening presents, they closed child sized caskets. The children who died were real people. They existed. Their parents are not actors. They are real people too.  I am sure these poor parents would move heaven and earth for the opportunity to hear one more I love you from their child.  

You cannot imagine the grief that they will endure for the rest of their lives. Yet you continue to question whether these children even existed. You post photos of their children and question if they died. You torment the parents with questions of whether they are actors, did they cry enough or why did they smile when someone offered them a condolence or a hug. You berate them for a perceived nervous laugh or an uneasy smile. You litter their memorial pages dedicated to the memories of their children with conspiracy theories. You give a pass to their killer with claims he was never there. You harass a man who had the audacity to provide shelter to a group of terrified children escaping from a murderer. You question why people would donate money to help with the expense of a funeral or a scholarship. You accuse a grieving town of lying. 

I hope this adds to your "research" As you continue to post photos of these children with captions questioning their existence, I hope you reflect on the pain and torment you continue cause to the people who loved them and would do anything to just hold them close just one last time. I think the families have had shed quite enough tears. I ask that you be a decent human being and leave them alone.

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