Susan Shannon may be a pretty obscure Twitter character, but she deserves a mention. Shannon is, according to herself, a Christian conservative with a gift that allows her to see clearly through confusing and nebulous media reports to discern what’s really going on: “Friends, there is a gift that God has given me: I can smell something fishy a mile away. Like Benghazi. Almost on day one, I told my husband: ‘The facts don’t make sense. Something is wrong here.’” What a great gift! She then used her gift to look through the reports on the Newtown shootings, and predictably discovered a false flag operation: You see, according to the official story, it looked like “had Adam Lanza NOT had access to those legal guns, he could never have killed those kids. He was too mentally ill to have gotten those weapons himself,” and Shannon at the time “just couldn’t believe the TIMING and circumstances of this event- a GIFT to the Progressives to disarm us.” Then, of course, she saw the light: “Friends. I believe there is evidence of more than one shooter. I believe this was a PLANNED event- specifically to get the UN Small Arms Treaty signed.” Apparently it is all part of a conspiracy, ostensibly somehow related to the LIBOR scandal, that goes all the way to a “massive, worldwide network of banks, the Federal Reserve and highly position individuals such as Tim Geihtner and Ben Bernanke,” and ultimately to the government: “I believe our GOVERNMENT shot those kids and teachers and used Adam Lanza and his family to pull it off,” said Shannon. In fairness, Shannon has other evidence, too: rumors– that is, things that are rumored to happen; she doesn’t specify from whereshe has heard said rumors, but we suspect it has something to do with her gift.
Diagnosis: Ok, so we don’t really know much more about her. She is, however, a representative of views that are probably shared by millions of Americans. Laughing at her is certainly justified, but it really isn’t particularly funny.
Hat-tip: Dispatches from the Culture Wars