4 replies to “Lenny Pozner Believed in Conspiracy Theories. Until His Son’s Death Became One.


  1. First off, I want to apologize for a sort of sin this article doesn’t even raise. One that I think many people don’t know or realize they’re guilty of: a sort of restiveness or shrugging when the cults of conspiracy theories online latch onto and spread this kind of nonsense.


    Maybe it’s being jaded, but I remember when Sandy Hook happened and then when “questions” starting arising and thinking “oh” and moving on. Because Birthers existed before. Truthers. Etc. I didn’t entertain them (don’t feed the trolls), but I also never thought about seriously pushing back because, well, what good would it do?


    And then I read this article.


    What it does is give room for real people to be hurt during a time and about a subject that is already painful and immeasurably emotionally and psychology challenging. It’s a sin of it’s own kind, not as horrific as spreading the lies, but maybe there’s a truth to the idea that all it takes for evil things to flourish is for good people to do nothing.


    I’m proud that someone is taking such a stand, and I wanted to reach out and say that this article meant something to me–removed as I am from the events it surrounds. I’ll be sharing it with others. I’ll look to my own life and friends and family and try and be a better person, maybe a more active person, in attending the hints of hateful hoaxing that crop up here and there.

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