Letter to the Editor – Is nothing sacred? – 2/24/18

Is nothing sacred? The tragic slaying of 17 innocent people, most of them children? What do the right-wing nutty gun people and Republicans do in response to the heinous murder of 17 people? Do they roll their sleeves up and try to solve the problem? Do they praise the youngsters now energized to prevent future mass murders? No, they spread lies. They attack the victims and survivors of this horror, calling them “paid actors”. None other than the president’s son, Donald Jr.,  “liked” these malicious idiotic lies.   It’s just beyond outrageous!

To their great credit, the student activist victims brush it off with humor, with one saying that if anyone had seen him in a school play, they would know that nobody would pay him to act. But what a sad, pathetic comment about or society today it is to see this situation, and to see those in authority, afraid of affronting the NRA, fail to condemn the libelous BS being spewed by cowardly politicians and their supporters.

Here are two recent articles on this topic:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/how-internet-s-conspiracy-theorists-turned-parkland-students-crisis-actors-n849921  =  How the internet’s conspiracy theorists turned Parkland students into ‘crisis actors’

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/21/us/david-hogg-conspiracy-theories-response/index.html  = School shooting survivor knocks down ‘crisis actor’ claim

Ken Abraham, former Deputy Attorney General, founder of Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE, Dover, DE 302-423-4067