Mr. Sandy Hook
There is a lot of attention going to Trump picking Bannon as Chief Strategist. As deplorable as that choice is, it’s important to remember that there is another, even crazier person that has the president-elect’s ear, and that man is Alex Jones.
The conspiracy theorist and batshit crazy Alex Jones has direct influence over our newly elected president. This is a man that has said that the massacre at Sandy Hook didn’t happen, that the government used child actors to perpetrate a hoax on the American people in an effort to push gun control regulation. Think about the mindset that leads a man to believe that the government would put on a show like that. Think about how detailed such a hoax would have to be. The media would certainly have to be involved, as would every person you saw from the school along with the other children, parents, locals (including law enforcement).
For a mind to project that level of malevolence onto the government it has to be deranged. There is no evidence to support such a claim. None.
This same mind believes that the terrorist attacks on 9/11 were an inside job. You need to do the same level of extrapolation to really wrap your head around what a conspiracy theory such as that entails. I’m no fan of the Bush administration, but I never for one second considered something so heinous. I never considered it because it’s fucking crazy.
This man has had Donald Trump on his show. Consider this. I can’t imagine any other mainstream republican getting away with that. It’s insane. He appeared on Alex Jones’s show, thanked him for his support, said, “Your reputation is amazing. I won’t let you down,” and has reportedly called him since his victory on election day.*
So as scared of Bannon as we (rightly) are, there is another level below Bannon, and the Trump elevator goes down to that floor as well. It may even go lower. Who knows? If he aligns himself with a Sandy Hook and 9/11 truther, then how can we make any assumptions at all about how deranged Trump’s worldviews truly are? This isn’t quite on the same level as middle eastern dictators denying the holocaust, but we are in the same murky waters here.
Also, like Trump, Jones has a habit of saying shit and then denying it as if we don’t live in the Information Age and have access to recordings. Jones has denied saying that Sandy Hook was a hoax, but there is audio of it.
*He didn’t actually win the vote…