Published on November 17th, 2014 | by -swansong-43
The REAL Sandy Hook Stalkers
In this article titled The REAL Sandy Hook Stalkers we will examine increasingly inflammatory claims by Sandy Hook supporters and compare them to the reality they seem so willing to insult.
Many details of the story surrounding Sandy Hook have changed over time. One of the few things that have remained consistent is the opposition to the investigation. Many websites and discussion forums have limited discussion on this topic and others have chosen to go as far as employing covert operatives to derail discussions and levelling lifetime bans to anyone who dares to ask questions or comment on the events in Sandy Hook.
While certainly not new, these tactics have been ramped up exponentially in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. Those of us who have taken it upon ourselves to research and discuss this and similar events have been dealing with this type of assault for quite some time. What we aren’t used to is what’s come next.
The REAL Sandy Hook Stalkers
There is an oft used debate tactic by those without sufficient evidence or intellectual substance to support their position. It falls under the category of “Logical Fallacies”.
As generally understood, the person accusing (the “pot”) is understood to share some quality with the target of their accusation (the “kettle”). The pot is mocking the kettle for a little soot when the pot itself is thoroughly covered in it.
An alternative interpretation, recognized by some, but not all, sources is that the pot is sooty (being placed on a fire), while the kettle is clean and shiny (being placed on coals only), and hence when the pot accuses the kettle of being black, it is the pot’s own sooty reflection that it sees: the pot accuses the kettle of a fault that only the pot has, rather than one that they share.
As a diversionary tactic, this form of Logical Fallacy can be very effective, since the accuser is put on the defensive, and frequently feels compelled to defend against the accusation.
Not only do “they” gleefully use the Logical Fallacy tactic, they use it in the most vile and reprehensible way possible. Terms like “stalker” and “predator” litter their discourse often followed or preceded by mention of children.
We at Insanemedia are no strangers to these tactics and have wasted some energy combatting them. That stops today…and here’s why.
Last night I had occasion to watch an episode of Canada’s award winning investigative news program, The Fifth Estate. The topic of the program was Amanda Todd. In case you’re not familiar with that name or the circumstances surrounding this 15 year old girl’s life and death…by her own hand…I would invite you to view the episode.
Within the 40+ minutes you will come to learn exactly what stalking, harassment, bullying and predation really are. When you’re done you should have a profound new sense of revulsion for the people that would attempt to pervert this very real and despicable criminal act into something used to intimidate and frighten free thinkers.
Now that you’ve watched the program and seen what real predation looks like, and it’s tragic consequences, let’s compare them to what Sandy Hook Supporters consider “stalking”.
The above comment was posted in a closed FaceBook group where members must be approved prior to joining. The comment was made in this closed group, to other like minded souls, for purposes of discussion. No more…no less. This is what passes for “stalking” in the world of these deluded degenerates.
The person who screencapped this comment used an alternate FaceBook profile to literally infiltrate and lurk in the group for the purposes of sharing the info found. The author then goes on, without the slightest hint of irony, (or likely even the ability to spell it), to repost commentary from this closed group on their own blog.
The notion…the mere suggestion…that a conversation in a closed group between consenting adults is somehow akin to the abuse and torture Amanda Todd, and others like her have experienced, is a most vicious and demeaning form of hyperbole.
But it doesn’t stop there. These are just a few examples…a tiny fraction…of the inflammatory rhetoric used to intimidate researchers and demean the victims of actual crime.
And again…the above author seems perfectly oblivious to the fact that he’s the pot and we’re the kettle. In reality he’s not at all oblivious. He knows precisely what he’s doing. They all do.
To be honest I’m not entirely sure how one would go about “stalking” a grave site but it doesn’t really matter since no one has actually done such a thing. That’s beside the point though because the point isn’t protecting families it’s limiting discussion….censorship.
Cass Sunstein wants the government to “cognitively infiltrate” anti-government groups
In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-”independent” advocates to “cognitively infiltrate” online groups and websites — as well as other activist groups — which advocate views that Sunstein deems “false conspiracy theories” about the Government. This would be designed to increase citizens’ faith in government officials and undermine the credibility of conspiracists.
Sunstein advocates that the Government’s stealth infiltration should be accomplished by sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.” He also proposes that the Government make secret payments to so-called “independent” credible voices to bolster the Government’s messaging (on the ground that those who don’t believe government sources will be more inclined to listen to those who appear independent while secretly acting on behalf of the Government).
Is there any better way to undermine someone’s credibility than accusing them of being a vile criminal? The danger, of course, is that if the smears don’t have the intended effect efforts must be ramped up. So come the threats.
“Cyber-stalker”, “preys on children”. This is the same person who earlier sided with a man “whose life had nearly been ruined by false rumors spread about him on the internet”.
These next examples are hot off the presses.
The above FaceBook post has to do with a person who has recently been calling homes and businesses in Newtown and asking them their opinion on the events in Sandy Hook. As you can see in the comments, while I don’t necessarily agree with this particular endeavor (precisely because of the impression it gives) I also would not consider it harassment.
That being said, videos of this type, posted by this person, are removed from the FaceBook groups of which I am an administrator. Furthermore the overwhelming opinion of the members of those groups is that the videos should be removed and this person should cease their efforts to contact people from Newtown.
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The truly astonishing thing about all this is that not only do they spread rumors, make outlandish claims, threaten us and accuse us of being criminal stalkers…but they do this while they are LITERALLY stalking us.
“The recent CLOSED GROUP member’s list leak”. Someone posing as a sincere researcher infiltrated our closed FaceBook group and took copies of the details of each and every member within and posted it online for the world to see. Not satisfied with that they also skulk in the group and copy all posts and comments which they then repost.
You might be wondering what they then do with all this personal information. Well, they use it to find out as much as they can about a given person, whomever happens to be on their radar on any given day, and they begin contacting that person’s family…their place of employment…their child’s school to tell them all what a heinous and despicable person s/he is.
Everyday the list of people affected by these tactics grows longer. The latest involved a woman from our closed group who had segments of comments she made, along with proof of her membership, sent to her daughter’s school by Ryan Graney. Who is she, you ask?
And what were the comments that were so heinous that Ms. Graney felt it necessary to insert herself into the private life of this woman and her child by screencapping them and forwarding them to the girls school?
Ed note: The woman’s name and the name of her daughter’s school have been blacked out by me.
Yes…that’s right. This woman had the temerity to state an opinion in a closed group with which Ryan Graney, disguised as another persona, apparently disagreed. Graney’s solution to this difference of opinion was to try, in some small way, to ruin this woman’s life.
As with many of us involved in this she is not one to be pushed around. She has filed a police report on this matter. Should SWAT kick down Graney’s door we’ll let you know.
Make no mistake, this is only the LATEST in an ever growing list of such abuses. Many other tactics are also being used in the fight to silence discussion and debate.
Recently, emails bearing my name, have been sent out to people who had, in the recent past, experienced the tragic loss of a family member. A man who lost his brother to a heart attack…a man who lost his son to a car accident…and a woman that lost her mother and son in a very short period of time.
I will not repeat the comments here but suffice to say those that received emails were ridiculed, accused of being liars and their loved ones were mocked and maligned. They also used this tactic to email our web host to try and discover the server log-in details for this site.
It’s worth noting that every one of the people posting these comments online have, or do, congregate at a certain FaceBook page. Amongst the commenters at this page, associating with these cretinous rejects, are the likes of Leonard Pozner. “Lenny” is the father of Noah Pozner an alleged victim of the events in Sandy Hook.
Lenny seems to have his own area of focus amongst the harassers. Lenny trolls YouTube and files copyright complaints on as many videos as he can under the umbrella of The Honr Network. I find the non-traditional spelling of “honor” to be highly appropriate.
Fortunately for Lenny, YouTube’s copyright reporting policy is an automated one. If you make a claim against a particular video it is assumed you have the rights for some or all of it and as such the video is immediately removed. Should you wish to challenge the claimed copyright you must file a legal counterclaim.
This counterclaim contains all your personal information including name and address.
I filed a counterclaim against the 2 videos mentioned above. Lenny never challenged my counterclaim and the videos are back online…but what he did do was take the personal information on that counterclaim and began circulating it to people in his cabal.
I began getting personal messages on FaceBook, from people whom Lenny thinks he can trust, informing me of his efforts to “out” me. It really is a win/win for Lenny and his group. If one chooses not to counterclaim the video is gone, and after 3 strikes, so is your entire channel. Or, should you choose to counterclaim, Lenny, with the help of his attack dogs, has all the information he needs to track you…your family…and your employer.
To bring awareness to Hoaxer activity and to criminally and/or civilly prosecute those who wittingly and publicly defame, harass, and emotionally abuse the victims of high profile tragedies and/or their family members. We intend to hold such abusers personally accountable for their actions, in whatever capacity the law allows.
Do you think it’s a coincidence that the only victims of defamation, harassment and abuse they seem concerned about are those who have been “victims of high profile tragedies”? We can assume everyone else is fair game.
The REAL Sandy Hook Stalkers
Now…in the interest of full disclosure…comments similar in tone and style to the ones forwarded in those emails I mentioned are made everyday in FaceBook groups and on discussion forums all over the internet. That’s true. They are also often directed at the families of the Sandy Hook Event. While I am not in favor of making categorical statements about, or accusations towards, the participants in this event, I will say that there is a world of difference between carrying on a discussion with others who share your interest, and reaching out and contacting participants directly.
One participant that doesn’t agree, and who also hangs his hat at the aforementioned FaceBook page, is Tom Bittman. Bittman is one of the co-founders of Sandy Hook Promise. In a recent FaceBook conversation (that Mr. Bittman chose to delete prior to my being able to screencap it) he mentioned the case of a “friend”, a parent of a child from Sandy Hook Elementary. This parent was devastated to learn of the discussions going on in our closed FaceBook group.
How did she find out about these discussions? Well…her “friend”, Tom Bittman, told her about them and directed her to the group. At that point, I assume, she created a fake profile, joined the group and had her heart broken.
How dare we shove our thoughts in their faces like that!
We are not heartless beasts. We can sympathize with the pain reading comments like that might cause to someone who lost a loved one to violent crime. But I’m left to wonder…if Tom Bittman had directed that mother to my home and found me discussing that topic at my dinner table…would he and his co-horts demand an end to that, as well?
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Insanemedia has never, in it’s 2 years online, contacted a Sandy Hook Event family member, harassed anyone, made claims it couldn’t substantiate, claimed no one died or disseminated any information it knew to not be true.
But make NO mistake, when these fascists say they want people to stop harassing Sandy Hook families, they mean us as much as anyone else. God knows they’ve tried, in the last year especially, to browbeat and intimidate us into closing up shop and moving on. So far they’ve only succeeded in pissing us off. And what’s pissing me off today is the callousness and vitriol with which they demean and lessen the suffering of actual victims of crime with their manufactured disdain and propagandized delivery.
In a future article we’ll take the time to delve into the backgrounds of some of these righteous defenders of virtue and liberty, but for now, I would simply ask you to remember the story of Amanda Todd. Remember the literally millions like her who have been the victims of actual stalking and harassment. Then ask yourself…
…if Sandy Hook happened…as stated…why do these people feel the need to obfuscate, malign, degrade, conceal, lie, threaten and attack in an effort to keep us from discussing it? Why does the FBI need to redact over 60 pages of their investigation? Why haven’t we seen an autopsy photo of Adam Lanza? Something…anything that might help to answer some of the 100s of nagging questions and anomalies surrounding this event.
Frighteningly the real question for me is…when they realize that the threats and abuse aren’t going to have the desired effect…what might they be willing to do next?
Your thoughts and comments are always welcome so tell us what you think about The REAL Sandy Hook Stalkers. Anything in there that surprised you? Who do you think is being harassed?