Natural News is a website put together by someone by the name of Mike Adams who calls himself the Health Ranger. It is very popular. I see references to Natural News stories, usually implausible and often ridiculous, on Facebook on a regular basis. It is often used by anti-vaccine crazies to back up their claims.
According to rationalwiki.org “Adams is a flat-out opponent of modern medicine and opposes any medication or doctor visits. Adams calls himself a holistic nutritionist and is a raw food proponent who opposes food that contains sugar, food that was cooked or made to last, “red” meat, sweeteners, glutamate, homogenized milk, bread and “white” flour, washing powder of some brands, deodorants, shampoos and fluoride toothpaste.” In recent times he’s been going even further off the deep end and subscribing to every conspiracy he can get his hands on.
Yesterday he outdid himself in the art of the despicable. He published an article entitled “Colorado Batman shooting shows obvious signs of being staged”. In the face of a tragedy, an event that ended the lives of 12 young people and appalled the entire world, he trivialises the pain and suffering by turning the event into a cheap, tawdry opportunity to trumpet his own delusions. As the killings seem more and more to be the doing of a hopelessly insane and deluded person, Mike Adams chose to use the suffering as a chance to further his ridiculous sense of his own importance. I find it hard to put into words how unforgivable his actions are.
Mike Adams claims that “Someone else taught this guy these skills and funded the acquisition of the equipment.” and suggests it was set up by the FBI “just in time for a vote on the UN small arms treaty”. He’s suggesting that the government killed a dozen people and wounded 60 at a Batman movie in order to take away everyone’s guns. The stupidity and insensitivity of his assertions is beyond belief.
Most of the people who quote Natural News are less than scientific in their outlook and are often conspiracy theorist themselves, but I don’t think many of them could stomach this recent outrage. I can’t think of anything to do about this, but I’d like anyone who reads this to know that any reference to Natural News is an automatic fail. Don’t read it and never ever use anything said by Mike Adams as evidence for anything at all.
Here is Mr Adams displaying his stupid for the world to see.
In other words, this has all the signs of Fast & Furious, Episode II. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover someone in Washington was behind it all. After all, there’s no quicker way to disarm a nation and take total control over the population than to stage violence, blame it on firearms, then call for leaders to “do something!” Such calls inevitably end up resulting in gun confiscation, and it’s never too long after that before government genocide really kicks in like we saw with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and other tyrants.