Anderson Cooper has decided to talk about the conspiracy theories about the mass shooting that recently occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. One of the most interesting parts of the discussion occurred for me when Cooper quoted Robbie Parker as saying that people need to focus on what is important, and not be derailed from that. This is the only response I have heard Parker make to the conspiracy theories.
In this case, it is impossible for the conspiracy theory to be true. There is no way that Parker could be an actor, because another person who lives in Newtown would say that is not Robbie Parker. People who paid Parker as a crisis actor would not be able to have the guarantee that someone in the local community would not out the fact that either there was no Robbie Parker, or that Parker did exist, but the man on television pretending to be Parker was in reality just an actor.
In order for the conspiracy to be real, the entire town would have to be in on it. Now, which is easier to believe, the fact that the man pretending to be Parker is actually the man in question, or that an entire community of people is part of a conspiracy so that guns can legally be taken away from Americans? I kind of can’t even believe people feel this conspiracy might be real, let alone that it is real. It seems impossible on the surface.
So Parker smiled and laughed before his press conference. Is a person supposed to be sobbing 24/7 after a tragedy? To be honest, I’d be more suspicious of someone who displayed over-the-top behaviour like that. I might question their sincerity. And if Parker were an actor, would he not be more careful to act? He wouldn’t want anyone to see him smiling, since people might catch on to the fact that he’s an actor. The breathing techniques he was practising suggest to me that he was trying to psych himself up for appearing before the cameras. If he is an actor, why haven’t we seen him in anything else? Is he an actor for just this one appearance? And now he retires?
I have a theory for why I think some people, at least, are accusing Robbie Parker of being an actor, and it will be the subject of tomorrow’s blog. Conspiracy theorists benefit from the fact that no one can prove them wrong. But it really is disgusting that these people in Newtown are forced to suffer two tragedies; the initial death of many of their community’s children, and now they are accused of being a town of actors. Actually, as I write that, I am not even sure of exactly what the conspiracy theorists are contending. Because what they say makes so little sense I can’t even really put it into words.