Keeping Arguments Simple: Why I Hold Certain Truths About the Boston Marathon Bombing (and Other Things) to be Self-Evident

Today is the 4th of July and I am thinking about our Declaration of Independence. It contains direct language and for that I am grateful. Our Founding Fathers employed strongly-worded statements of belief to justify and secure separation from England; I shall do the same to explain my separation from those who support Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s innocence while continuing to maintain the belief that real bombs caused real injuries and real death at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

These words laid the groundwork for the rest of the document. They were foundational to the belief that abuses had occurred and become insufferable, that action had to be taken, that separation from England was the only path forward.

I believe there is one path forward to clear Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of all charges and set him free that is shorter and more direct than all others: proving the Boston Marathon was not bombed in 2011 but was, in fact, the scene of a staged and scripted event whereby prior-amputee as well as able-bodied crisis actors were hired to play the roles of all victims and rescuers. Nobody was injured; nobody died.

Here is my statement in support of this controversial belief in its simplest form:

I believe as I do, for I have seen the footage FROM THAT DAY, and the actions taken by all persons involved, as clearly caught on camera THAT DAY, support this belief and ONLY this belief.”

I am heartened that more and more people are coming to this conclusion.

The days of allowing our government to shout fire in a crowded theater, so-to-speak, in order to take away rights, dupe the masses into submission and trigger them to give donations based on a lie, must end. Proving the bombing, death and injuries as the central, completely false narrative they are opens the door for prosecution of the real crimes that occurred: money fraud, insurance fraud, perjury, subornation of perjury, false arrest, false imprisonment, judicial abuses, prosecutorial misconduct and all manner of overreach.

In their arguments against the belief that crisis actors and smoke bombs comprised what came to be known as the Boston Marathon bombing, there exists an oft-implied accusation that is simply laughable. Before I say what that is, however, I want you to read a statement made by someone named Veronika on a well-known forum:

My honest assessment, for what it’s worth, is these videos were originally shot as citizen/TV documentary, but have been hijacked by people with a taste for disaster-porn. These vampires seem to take additional pleasure in mocking, insulting and making preposterous, unsubstantiated allegations about the victims and others there. Furthermore, they appear to crave attention by propagating this material, and judging from the amount of effort invested in the production, seem to live in hope of eliciting shocked reactions. All of this looks like the symptoms of profound mental distress, which would be most fittingly addressed with the help of a psychiatrist or psychologist. If the root cause is not addressed, these benighted souls will never get better, instead remaining trapped and enslaved by profound disturbance. It’s a miserable existence I wouldn’t wish on anybody. I hope these people seek help – and fast.

I know… I laughed too. Seeing through this Veronika’s passive-aggressive statements and feigned “concern” for the mental health of those she so vehemently disagrees with was child’s play.

So here’s the oft-implied accusation I referred to before, contained in Veronika’s opening statement: “these videos were originally shot…” 

Ok stop, let’s be clear:

NO VIDEOS WERE “SHOT” OF THE ALLEGED TRAGEDY AT THE 2013 BOSTON MARATHON. The events of that day were CAPTURED on film AS THEY HAPPENED, by two separate individuals, and this footage was then released to the public, where it is still visible. There is a big difference in purpose, in intent that that fact implies – let’s not forget it.

So turning to the rest of what Veronika had to say:

Begins with a humble tone…  “My honest assessment, for what it’s worth…”  

Resorts to name-calling… “these people are vampires…”

Accuses those she disagrees with of “making unsubstantiated allegations about the victims & others there” by making unsubstantiated allegations about those she disagrees with:

they are “people with a taste for disaster-porn”

they “seem to take additional pleasure in mocking, insulting and making preposterous, unsubstantiated allegations…”

they “appear to crave attention”

(How would she know this)?  “judging by the amount of effort invested in the production…” 

they “seem to live in hope of shocked reactions”

Switches to patronizing, sanctimonious pronouncements for her finale:

All of this looks like the symptoms of profound mental distress, which would be most fittingly addressed with the help of a psychiatrist or psychologist. If the root cause is not addressed, these benighted souls will never get better, instead remaining trapped and enslaved by profound disturbance. It’s a miserable existence I wouldn’t wish on anybody. I hope these people seek help – and fast.

What I hope is that Veronika wakes up to the truth of what really happened in Boston or just stops commenting on this subject altogether.

I made the unwise decision recently to question why another blogger was retweeting certain articles on public twitter and soon found myself in a storm of backlash. Though I realized I’d brought this on myself (live and learn), I discovered another simple statement I can put forth to explain any belief I strongly challenge that is currently popular to support without question such as LGBT issues and sharia law.

If I am ever again accused of being an Islamophobic bxxxx like I was accused of that day, here is my simple answer for anyone who wants to know what I believe regarding anything from gender identification and gay marriage to Islamic beliefs and sharia law:

I believe the Bible is the Word of the one, true, living and active God. Whatever God, through His Word, the Bible, has to say about a topic, that is what I believe. If people have a problem with that, they can take it up with Him.”

Strong words were necessary for the Founding Fathers. In these dark, tumultuous times, where anything goes, they are necessary still and I will continue to offer them without apology.

More people need to find their voice, but only after they open their eyes. Political correctness and soft words did nothing to help Dzhokhar in court. Dzhokhar needed and still needs lions fighting for him.

Lions roar.

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