In a shocking twist to the James Tracy story comes the news that James Tracy isn't backing down from his comments about Sandy Hook.
"I think that the entire country mourned about Sandy Hook and yet, once again, the investigation that journalistic institutions should have actually carried out never took place as far as I'm concerned,' Tracy told CBS12 cameras when confronted on the issue.
Sure America mourned the horrid tragedy of little children being systematically massacred by someone with a machine gun inside an elementary school. But the real travesty here is that the news people didn't dig deep enough. Like, for example, why didn't the parents talk to the media right away after learning the news that their baby had been blown away with a machine gun? I'll tell you why. Because of government super robots! DO YOUR JOB, NEWS.
Such a free thinker, this guy. Such a rebel.
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One person who doesn't seem all that thrilled about Tracy's free-thinkin' ways is the Newtown selectwoman, Patricia Llodra, who has had the unenviable task of helping the shattered community deal with the logistics of the tragedy's aftermath.
Llorda ripped Ole Free Thanker Jim a new one:
"It is outrageous and an insult to all caring people to think that this man would chose this event as a stage for his outlandish conspiracy theories,'' she said.
"I can assure you, sadly, that the events here in Newtown unfolded exactly as are being reported, with the horrible outcome of the violent death of 26 innocent people, including 20 children."
Llodra also took Florida Atlantic University to task: "Shame on you, FAU, to even have someone like this on your payroll," she said.
A lot of his current and former students have come to Tracy's defense lately (particularly on this here blog. Hi, kids!!). And that's all good and fine and dandy. We've all had that teacher or coach in our lives that enhanced our minds and spirits with the ability to go beyond our reach, to head for the mountaintops, to question everything.
Except we're pretty sure most of us didn't have a teacher or coach that exploited one of the most monstrous massacres in U.S. history for the benefit of spouting their own theory on how they think journalists just don't do their jobs too good, and the government is out to get us, I'm not saying they are, I'm just PUTTING IT OUT THURRRR.
Again, free thinking is awesome. It's the tits, even.
Questioning everything is also really neat!
But Tracy overstepped a line. Nothing in what he's said or written carries any weight outside of people that think he's a really dynamite teacher, or people that think the Illuminati planted a bug in your ass when you wiped your shit with that Free Mason-owned toilet paper company paper, and now they're watching your every move.
Children died. Horribly. An entire community will never be the same. Lives are forever altered. Parents will spend the rest of their lives with a gaping gnawing maw in their hearts that will never heal due to the loss of their babies.
And James Tracy took that event to push his hey-look-at-me-I'm-so-subversive-in-my-thinking agenda on his blog, and he refuses to back down.
James Tracy is an uncanny free thinker, you say?
James Tracy is an uncanny asshole, we say.
But hey we're just exercising our right to think, too. And that's what we freely think.
And, frankly, our proof is stronger.