In the wake of any mass shooting in this day and age, there’s one constant footnote regardless of who’s involved or what the circumstances may be: Sick and disturbed people calling the victims “crisis actors” who are participating in a “false flag” operation. This is a bipartisan phenomenon, but there’s a highly followed contingent of people who’ve been able to bring this particular brand of lunacy out of the fringes and into the mainstream, and that’s the pro-Trump far-right.
If you haven’t heard of Liz Crokin, here’s a brief rundown: She once claimed that there’s a Hillary Clinton sex tape that proves Pizza Gate is real. She said mudslides that destroyed Oprah Winfrey’s home were God’s punishment for her anti-Trump comments. She claimed that JFK. Jr. faked his death and is actually QAnon. She claimed that Satanic pedophiles are using vaccines and chemtrails for population control. She also claimed that a surfing accident she suffered was actually caused by “witchcraft” utilized by Hillary Clinton.
Now, Crokin is applying her *faulty logic* to the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting.
Among the 13 dead inside the Borderline Bar & Grill this Wednesday was Telemachus Orfanos. Orfanos was a survivor of the Las Vegas shooting, only to be cut down by guman Ian Long, who had a history of mental illness but was able to purchased the gun he used in the massacre legally. On Thursday morning, his mother Susan Orfanos gave a heartbreakingly emotional interview to a local new station, and in the process gave an impassioned plea for gun control.
“My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home,” she said in a video clip that has since gone viral. “He didn’t come home last night. And I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts. I want gun control, and I hope to God nobody else sends me any more prayers. I want gun control. No more guns.”
Later that afternoon, Crokin tweeted out the video and added the following comment:
“It’s no coincidence this demon possessed crisis actor said she doesn’t want prayers,” she wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. “This was strategic. [They] understand this is spiritual warfare & how powerful prayers are. [They] also know they have to reveal who they are; hence the Disneyland shirt!”
Crokin’s comment regarding the Disneyland sweater is likely inspired by the fact that pedophiles play a major part in the conspiracy theories she disseminates. It’s crackpot logic, but it goes something like this: Disneyland appeals to children, and children appeal to pedophiles, therefore, this woman must be part of the liberal pedophile cabal.
“Deplorable” doesn’t even begin to cover it with these people.
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