Beginning in the late 1960s Operation Gladio and its corollary maneuvers proceeded throughout Europe, spanning over two decades. Researchers and even the testimony of public officials have since proven that the series of seemingly random orchestrated bombings and shootings was intended to cultivate the necessary degree of anxiety and “tension” that would keep the populace tethered to police state authority and supportive of the right wing regimes preferred by Western powers.

The events of September 11, 2001 have their attendant punctuation marks that reverberate through the body politic. The Sikh Temple. Aurora. Sandy Hook. Navy Yard. And most recently the Arapahoe School in Colorado. For over one year the American public has been subject to a steady mass-mediated drumbeat of school shootings and “active shooter drills.” The breathless corporate coverage of such events often blurs the line between contrivance and reality. While federal agencies clamor for resources to keep the public “safe” from “terrorists and other bad guys,” the undue hysteria has served to keep families on edge over the welfare of their school age children.

Over the past twelve months Memory Hole Blog has published a variety of stories and commentaries seeking to probe behind the corporate media’s overly sensationalistic, and in many cases terrifying, headlines and soundbites related to “school safety” in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy.

In early January 2013 such analyses caught the attention of the national media, especially since some of the unanswered questions concerning Sandy Hook were being raised or echoed by an academician–indeed, by a member of the establishment who might be intimidated (or embarrassed) into silence. Such efforts have resulted in Memory Hole building its list of followers by several thousand, and making it a destination where those so inclined often engage in vigorous debate via their commentaries on posts. This is another (albeit modest) example of intelligent and discerning citizens exhibiting warranted skepticism toward public events and condemning the disinformation and make believe corporate media offer as a regular diet to their reader/viewerships.

The following is a collection of posts written by James Tracy and MHB guest contributors over the past year specifically addressing one of US history’s more recent controversial events–one that has broad implications for public safety, health, and education-related policies: the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre.-JFT

False Flag Terror and Conspiracies of Silence
August 10, 2012
The news media’s readiness to accept official pronouncements and failure to more vigorously analyze and question government authorities in the wake of “domestic terrorist” incidents including mass shootings and bombings contributes to the American public’s already acute case of collective historical amnesia, while further rationalizing the twenty-first century police state and continued demise of civil society.

Analyzing the Newtown Narrative: Sandy Hook’s Disappearing Shooter Suspects
December 20, 2012
It is now beyond question that the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr. all involved patsies, additional gunman and perhaps most importantly, mass media complicity to achieve their political ends. Along these lines and in a fashion now characteristic of how such public executions are framed, the observations and analyses of citizen journalists and alternative media suggest how coverage of the Newtown Connecticut school shooting was substantially altered in the several hours and days following the event.

The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information
December 24, 2012
Inconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre. The public’s general acceptance of the event’s validity and faith in its resolution suggest a deepened credulousness borne from a world where almost all news and information is electronically mediated and controlled.

James Tracy on the Kevin Barrett Show
January 2, 2013
James Tracy’s  recent article The Sandy Hook School Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information has gone viral, suggesting that more and more Americans are waking up to the fact that the “deep state” or “dual state” is behind almost all “terrorist attacks,” school shootings, and massacres of civilians. If you doubt that, please study the history of Operation Gladio, which appears to be alive and well in the USA.

Sandy Hook School Massacre Part II: Continued Ambiguity and Augmented Realities
January 4, 2013
As documents relating to the Sandy Hook shooting continue to be assessed and interpreted by independent researchers there is a growing awareness that the media coverage of the massacre of 26 children and adults was intended primarily for public consumption to further larger political ends. A considerable amount of evidence has been withheld by authorities, who in a telling move have successfully postponed public disclosure of items culled from Nancy and Adam Lanzas’ residence and vehicles for an additional ninety days.

Sandy Hook School Massacre Timeline
January 6, 2013
The following timeline of the December 14 mass killing of 20 children and 8 adults in Newtown Connecticut attempts to demonstrate how the event was presented to the public by corporate news media. The chronological assemblage of coverage is not comprehensive of all reports published on the incident but rather seeks to verify how the storyline was to a substantial degree constructed by federal and state law enforcement authorities and major media around the theory that 20-year-old Adam Lanza was the sole agent in the massacre.

James Tracy on KPFA’s Guns and Butter
January 10, 2013
“Sandy Hook: Unanswered Questions” with Professor James F. Tracy. Discrepancies in media coverage; coroner’s press conference; political fallout.

January 10 Infowars Nightly News with Rob Dew
January 15, 2013

Anderson Cooper’s Anti-Conspiracy Tirade
January 12, 2013
CNN anchor spends two segments of “AC360” giving James Tracy’s photograph a nasty finger-wagging. Cooper also “interviews” establishment anti-conspiracists Alex Seitz-Wald and Jonathan Kay concerning Tracy’s alleged derangement.

Taft Union High School Drill Becomes “Real Life”
January 16, 2013
Was the tragic January 10 shooting at Taft Union High School part of a drill that “went live”? This is the impression one gets when analyzing media reports of the incident, such as those from CNN correspondent Khung Lah. Taft School District Superintendent Bill McDermott stated that on the morning of January 10 at 7:30AM PST Taft Union High School staff participated in “lockdown training.” The public school, located roughly two hours northwest of Los Angeles, encompasses grades nine through 12 with about 935 students and 64 faculty members.

Higher Education and Academic Freedom Under Attack
January 19, 2013
James Tracy discusses the Sandy Hook media frenzy and academic freedom on KPFA’s The Morning Mix with Project Censored’s Mickey Huff and Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s Robert Shipley.

CIA Document 1035-960: Foundation of a Weaponized Term
January 20, 2013
“Conspiracy theory” is a term that at once strikes fear and anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics. Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events off limits to inquiry or debate.

An Open Letter In Support of Dr. Tracy and Academic Freedom
January 25, 2013
Dear Florida Atlantic University administrators: I am writing to express support for Dr. Tracy’s right to express his views and pose his questions. Indeed, as an associate professor, he has a professional responsibility to do so. Sadly, voicing unpopular views is a responsibility that is largely neglected in the academy. And even if Dr. Tracy has made some misjudgments regarding the present case (about which I reserve judgment), at least he has demonstrated an uncommon degree of courage in voicing opinions that risk engendering personal troubles.

The Sandy Hook Controversy: James Tracy on GRTV
January 28, 2013
After writing a series of articles documenting the discrepancies and outright lies in the official narrative of the Sandy Hook shooting, Professor James Tracy of Florida Atlantic University shot to international attention when the establishment media began covering his work. Now, Dr. Tracy is left trying to explain the misinterpretations, lies and soundbites that the mainstream media is using to discredit his work.

An Inquisitive Couple’s Visit to Newtown Connecticut
January 28, 2013
My partner and I became fed up with the mainstream media’s depiction of what took place in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. So on January 20 we traveled there from our home in Ottawa Canada in an effort to visit the sites and respectfully approach the locals.

Live Shooter Drill Hoax Played on Nation’s Most Vulnerable Children
February 2, 2013
On the morning of December 18, 2012 administrators at New York City Public School 79 (the Horan School) in East Harlem conducted an entirely unannounced “active shooter drill.” The event, which took place just four days after the high profile Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Connecticut, terrified the school’s 300 special needs adolescent and young adult students and the 100 teaching and counseling staff members.

An Open Letter to FAU Faculty, Staff, and Administration About Sandy Hook
February 6, 2013
All, Because James Tracy and I have been attacked as faculty members–I am now retired, while he is not–for speaking out about  Sandy Hook, I would observe that this is a very messy case and that serious questions are being raised about it from a wide range of perspectives.   It is clearly complex and controversial but also falls squarely within Dr. Tracy’s areas of professional competence, which include conspiracy theories and culture, malfeasance by the media and related issues. Tenure was created to protect faculty from the political consequences that might otherwise attend addressing complex and controversial matters of this very kind.

Corporate Media’s Lone Gunman Storyline Losing Ground
February 9, 2013
A cross section of kill-to-injury ratios of major mass shootings suggests that if Adam Lanza acted alone in carrying out the Sandy Hook Elementary School carnage he was among the most accurate killers in modern history, exceeding even the lethal damage meted out by Al Capone’s machine gun-wielding henchmen in the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

The Sandy Hook Massacre Versus the Dorner Rampage: Corporate Media Double Standard
February 16, 2013
It’s no secret that journalists working for the bulk of mainstream news outlets seek to uncover and exploit every facet of gruesome events such as ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner’s apparent rampage or the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown Connecticut.

PBS Defies Basic Journalistic Standards to Push Sandy Hook Official Narrative
February 23, 2013
This past week the Public Broadcasting Service presented its viewership with a flurry of reportage and commentary on the Newtown tragedy, taking special care to closely associate the incident with the issues of gun control, mental health, and school safety. Specific programs have included Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, NOVA, and FRONTLINE.

Open Letter to FAU Administration by Filmmaker Adnan Zuberi
February 28, 2013
I have examined Professor James Tracy’s writings regarding the Newtown, Conn., massacre and I am briefly presenting a case-study to you on how a university can deal with this situation. I was awarded by the University of Toronto for my documentary entitled 9/11 in the Academic Community which examines how academia treats critical perspectives of media or governmental narratives.

“Extremist” Publicity and Historical Reality
March 13, 2013
The Southern Poverty Law Center[1] is advising the US government of the alleged “domestic terror threat” posed by political conservatives, “conspiracy theorists,” and others skeptical of their government’s policies and behavior. A March 5, 2012 letter to the US Departments of Justice and Homeland Security points to the group’s recent report, “The Year in Hate and Extremism.” The study uses SPLC data to point to an almost one thousand percent upsurge in “militias and radical antigovernment groups … from 149 in 2008 to 1,360 in 2012.”

Video: Sandy Hook News Coverage
March 20, 2013
“Sandy Hook: Do You Believe That America?” includes several important clips, many of which have been overlooked or disappeared from the web since December 14. The selection and sequence overall highlight the inconsistent and contradictory news coverage of that day. Produced by

In Search of the Last Liberal Intellectual
March 27, 2013
In the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting public incredulity with the official version of events led to numerous speculations on what really happened. In short order corporate media marshaled pundits to disparage such alternative interpretations as “conspiracy theories” and the work of deranged and even malevolent Sandy Hook “truthers.”

A Remarkable Confluence of Events
March 29, 2013
Recent entries on the Sandy Hook Massacre Timeline suggest how March 28, 2013 was an especially important date coordinated to bring together the United Nations-led campaign to address the conventional weapons trade and accelerate gun control-related public relations efforts directed toward the American people.

Crisis Actors at Sandy Hook?
April 11, 2013
A Memoryholeblog reader who wishes to remain anonymous has submitted the following Internet Archive captures of previously-published profiles from the website. These have been juxtaposed by the contributor with stills from news interviews with individuals appearing in various footage of the Sandy Hook massacre aftermath.

Higher Ed Outlets Address Reprimand of Professor for Blog
April 12, 2013
Two notable professional academic publications examine disciplinary measures taken against James Tracy for media attention given to articles appearing on memoryholeblog that questioned the official Newtown narrative.

Newtown World Order Religion
April 14, 2013
The Sandy Hook School massacre of December 14 has no doubt been seized upon by the present police state as a raison d’être for heightened gun control measures. Yet a more subtle element of the event is the promotion of a political worldview under the cloak of psychiatry and an increasingly prominent notion of “community building.”

“The Most Crucial of All Human Rights”
April 22, 2013

AAUP Letter to FAU President Mary Jane Saunders
April 25, 2013
In a letter to the president of Florida Atlantic University, the AAUP defended a communication professor’s right, under principles of academic freedom, to speak on matters of public concern without fear of institutional discipline.

“Why James Tracy Should Resign”
May 15, 2013
In a recent letter to local newspapers I have been publicly accused by colleagues of being a “conspiracy theorist.” The statement’s authors are asking that I resign my university post because my extracurricular commentary is deemed offensive and allegedly interferes with my ability to properly assess and articulate complex ideas in a scholarly manner.

Secret Government, Deep Events, and the Emerging Police State
May 18, 2013
Most will likely agree that 9/11 is a qualitatively different event from the Sandy Hook massacre and Boston bombing. Nevertheless, with such highly questionable events the first question that must be asked is, “Did something happen?” The second question is, “What happened?” These questions lead us to ask why such events happen, what parties are behind the events and what are their possible rationales.

Media Disinformation and the Conspiracy Panic Phenomenon
May 24, 2013
To posit that one’s government may be partially composed of unaccountable criminal elements is cause for serious censure in polite circles. Labeled “conspiracy theories” by a corporate media that prompt and channel emotionally-laden mass consent, such perspectives are quickly dispatched to the memory hole lest they prompt meaningful discussion of the political prerogatives and designs held by a global power elite coordinating governments and broader geopolitical configurations.

A Memorial Day Trip to Sandy Hook
June 1, 2013

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Letter to FAU President Mary Jane Saunders
June 5, 2013
… FIRE is concerned with the threat to freedom of expression presented by Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU’s) sanctions against Professor James Tracy due to the content of his personal blog. FAU’s actions violate Tracy’s right to freedom of expression and threaten the academic freedom of all FAU faculty. FAU must recognize its moral and legal obligations under the First Amendment and immediately reverse its disciplinary actions.

What Time Are Newtown Schools in Session
June 12, 2013
A central assumed data point of the December 14 2012 Newtown Connecticut shooting as evidenced on the Sandy Hook Timeline and through government pronouncements and press reports is that at 9:30AM a deranged Adam Lanza, dressed for combat and wielding several firearms, gained entry into Sandy Hook Elementary School and slaughtered 26 students and educators.

An Open Letter to the South Florida Sun Sentinel
June 20, 2013
On June 3 James Tracy sent a letter to Sun-Sentinel editor-in-chief Howard Saltz citing the paper’s repeated attacks on Tracy for publicly questioning government pronouncements and overall news coverage of the Sandy Hook massacre and Boston Marathon bombing. In a June 17 response to the letter Saltz maintains that the Sun-Sentinel‘s coverage is defensible given its newsworthiness and under the tenets of free speech.

Video: “No Blood” and “The Watcher is Back”
June 22, 2013
In a conference call of Sandy Hook researchers earlier this month, one individual explains her unanswered queries to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Lieutenant J. Paul Vance concerning what parties were responsible for cleaning up the gruesome crime scene at the Sandy Hook school last December. DEEP deferred to the State Police. “What blood?” Vance responded, before deferring to yet another state agency.

Mass Traumatization and the Body Politic
July 2, 2013
A long-held desire of the technocratic worldview involves manipulation and control of a national and even international body politic. “This planetary consciousness,” Zbigniew Brzezinski observes, brings into closer view a single indivisible humanity united by the soft tyranny of depersonalized and omnipresent coercion.

James Tracy on The Power Hour, July 17, 2013
July 18, 2013
James Tracy discusses the latest investigation into the Sandy Hook shooting and related topics on GCN with Joyce Riley.

Nationwide Post-Sandy Hook Terror Drills: Real or Fake?
August 22, 2013
With the school year now underway a flurry of federally-coordinated “active shooter drills” are taking place across the country. The exercises are part of a broader program the FBI is carrying out as a result of an Obama’s directive following the December 2012 Newtown school massacre.

US Public Schools Train to Finger Mental Cases
August 26, 2013
An appendage of the world’s foremost advocate of psychiatric treatment, the American Psychiatric Association, is actively promoting a “teacher training program” that will enlist public school staff to identify “troubled thought patterns” of teenage students, NBC news reports.[1] The campaign is being pushed by the American Psychiatric Foundation, the “philanthropic and educational arm of the American Psychiatric Association,” according to APF’s own website.

Obama DOJ in $2.5 Million Sandy Hook Payout
September 3, 2013
As the nation’s attention turned to potential US military aggression in the Middle East, the Obama administration has made an unusual $2.5 million payout to Connecticut law enforcement and emergency response agencies for their participation in the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.

Video: Over 30 Sandy Hook Homes “Gifted” in 2009?
September 13, 2013
Newtown property records suggest that on December 25, 2009 a total of 35 properties located on and around Yogananda Street in Sandy Hook were transferred at zero value to new owners.

Video: James Tracy Responds to Latest MSM Assault
September 20, 2013
Early on September 18 James Tracy posted several videos, photos and other materials, most of which were emailed to him by MHB readers concerning the September 16 DC Navy Yard shooting incident. No discernible claims or arguments were made regarding what took place at Navy Yard, only attempted descriptions of the items posted.

Sandy Hook School Slated for Demolition
October 5, 2013
Connecticut political leaders are moving decisively to destroy the site of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. On September 24 Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the state’s $50 million commitment to tear down the 57-year-old Sandy Hook School structure and replace it with a new high-priced facility.

Sandy Hook Actors’ Elite Political Connections
October 13, 2013
Francine Wheeler (Lobis), the mother of 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler who authorities say was killed alongside 25 others at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, is also a professional musician and actor.

The AR15 Dog and Pony Show
October 18, 2013
As someone who has followed the Sandy Hook story and the subsequent push for increased gun control quite closely, imagine my surprise to learn from a June 2013 article published in the literary magazine Harper’s that the hue and cry around having the public’s access to weapons reined in may indeed be an ongoing dog-and-pony show intended for perception management only.

Sandy Hook Demolition Crew Sworn to Silence
October 15, 2013
Employees of a construction company contracted by Newtown to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary School must sign non-disclosure agreements before commencing work on the project, scheduled to begin October 21.

Video: Brendan Hunt Returns to Sandy Hook
October 22, 2013
On Sunday, October 20 New York-based videographer and independent researcher Brendan Hunt visited Newtown to further document the Sandy Hook Elementary School and its surroundings. The School is scheduled for demolition this week.

Demolition Underway at Sandy Hook
October 25, 2013

Unraveling Sandy Hook in 2, 3, 4, and 5 Dimensions
November 7, 2013
In this ninety-minute video independent researcher Sofia Smallstorm presents a thoroughgoing examination of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre event.

Smallstorm and Fetzer on Sandy Hook, Fukushima, Radiation
November 20, 2013
Sofia Smallstorm offers a detailed discussion of her recent video presentation, Unraveling Sandy Hook, on Professor Jim Fetzer’s The Real Deal radio program.

Newtown 911 Calls Released
December 5, 2013

CT State Emergency System Hijacked on December 14, 2012
December 9, 2013
We can now prove that the entire CT State emergency communications system was ‘hijacked’ and ‘unplugged’ on December 14th., 2012, per an elaborate frequency change plan implemented merely 5 hours in advance on that morning, effectively supplanting and replacing normal police and EMS with FEMA / DHS ‘shadow’ command center personnel, where it turns out that they (the HOAX perpetrators from FEMA) made one critical mistake that they hoped nobody would catch.

Sandy Hook One Year After
December 12, 2013
As the nation approaches the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, mainstream media are predictably excluding from their tragedy porn any substantive analysis of the idiosyncratic, misleading, and in some cases flagrantly propagandistic reportage of the event that might call the official story into question.

Video: Sandy Hook Child Victims at 2013 Super Bowl
December 14, 2013
The words might be more fitting as a banner on the National Enquirer. Yet according to this brief (2:33) video, several of the first graders slain in Newtown Connecticut on December 14, 2012 are not only alive and well, but rather famously performing the US National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII.

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    1. Not sure I am convinced of each of the updated photos being current witnesses/commentators, but the photo is definitely of old-looking outfits and probably even an old photo process no longer in use. Even classroom size might prove a clue, if financial cutbacks have necessitated larger classes or if the school district never had that size. There must be many embedded clues without having to tie up all the loose ends. The classroom can even be in some foreign country where there are no blacks and no Asians.

      But it reminded me of the family portrait of the family of “Sean Collier” the alleged MIT cop allegedly shot by the Tsarnaev brothers. Because that just jumped out at me as being a family group wearing clothes from long ago, similar to a younger brother’s attire who was in his late 40’s at the time of the “Boston Bombing”. I would put the family of “Sean” as being photographed at the latest in the early 80’s, making Sean at least in his late 30’s, early 40’s perhaps older. It really did look like a moldy oldie, something now subject to parody. Sean Collier was supposed to be 26. I am pretty up to date on that age group, and they did not dress that way.

    2. Am I missing something? This video is very interesting, but QKUltra, who posted it, also posted the Superbowl video showing the likeness of those kids to the alleged SH victims. You can see how the people featured here do resemble the SH kids, but they are years older than the superbowl choir, whose kids also looked like they could have been the SH kids aged a few years.

      1. I would say the rest of us missed something that you didn’t miss.
        So what would that mean? QKUltra is putting out confusing info?
        Why would anyone do that?

        1. I’m always real wary of these kind of vids. I do quite a bit of graphic work and I know it’s relatively easy to manipulate two faces so they overlay fairly well and seem more of a match than they are. So even well-intentioned honest researchers can fool themselves into thinking they see matches that aren’t really there. It’s also a very good way for less well-intentioned types to flood the scene with false leads and contradictory claims.

    3. Lt Vance states that Lanza’s body was found in the hall in this video at 5:50 and again the quote is later repeated in the video. This directly contradicts the police report which stated Lanza was found in room 10.

      The Newtown Police told the inquisitive couple visiting Newtown that the armed SWAT officer from another town that was in the woods was there to pick up his niece but in the report it states nothing about that at all. It mentions a “New York” man that was alerted from an APP on his phone? Are we entitled to more details assuming all of these children were killed?

      1. And Vance’s crystal clear report provides no motive, witnesses, video, pictures, documentation or any other evidence that Adam Lanza ever fired a gun in his life and certainly not at Sandy Hook School.

    4. OK I am reporting from the heart of Newtown Connecticut,. I have been going over alot of materials and talking to many residents. Found 4 tombstones of children victims so there goes your proof. Not a single person in town here believe the deaths were faked. Many many unanswered questions.

      I have not seen any dead victims walking around either so there goes more proof.

      The timeline on the 911 calls does not line up with the official report. Last shots were at about 9:47 after police were in the lobby. Police report has last shot at 9:40 am.

      Off to more investigating in the trenches here.

      It’s freezing and covered with snow here.

      1. God job, Carl. I think you have proved us all wrong here with your evidence of headstones and no dead victims walking around Newtown. I guess the hoax theory is effectively dead with all of this new and convincing evidence coming to light.

  1. I’m more confused about this than ever, so the above video looks like this classroom was full of people who were tagged for this event even from birth or from childhood over 15-20 years ago? The Superbowl video includes kids who are maybe the same kids, but just a few years older than the Sandy Hook kids were reported to be? Strange.

    1. This video is not as convincing as the last as the older a person gets, the less they resemble their baby faces. However, it is noteworthy that all the matchings from both videos are of different players. It is quite possible that the actors have many roles, providing the picture and performing the part of another player. Am not an expert at photo shopping, but this picture shows some signs to me, the top hairlines of the top row appear chopped off, In my comments on the previous post, two pictures are presented as the class where Emily Parker is not present. One picture may of been of the previous year as not all children are present and very different ones are. There are children that are blurry and the teacher’s upper torso is cut off? Calling all photo experts!

  2. One year since the SHH. Thank you Professor James Tracy for having the courage to cover this honestly! And thank you SH hoaxers for creating this “introduction course” on why to doubt MSM, and trusting rational thought!

    Humanity will make leaps towards a better future if they pay attention to either of you!

    1. I want to add my thanks to Prof. Tracy, too. It is wonderful not only to read his eloquent posts, but immensely valuable having someone of his stature speaking out.

  3. This is a great synopsis of the whole event. It is very sad that we have Four different factions on Sandy Hook Elementary School.
    1.) The Left is for complete gun control, and some are even for complete confiscation. The event happened as Dictated.
    2.) The Right is for complete support of the NRA, mental health issues, responsible gun ownership and completely support the government story. The want to post armed guards in schools.
    3.) Factions of the Right who believe that this event happened, with ridiculous stances on the number of shooters, the participants, absurd links to a Libor scandal, and even a belief in the Satanic worship angle.
    4.) The rest of us who know that this was nothing more than a DHS Drill that occurred on 12-14-12 on the premises of a Derelict Building.

    Thank you to all posters for your fantastic work in the assembly of the truth!

      1. I must confess that I fall into number 4. However, I am by no means a gun nut, and I am skeptical that so many people feel the need to have an arsenal of weapons. By the same token, the majority of those who push for gun control are actually gun nuts, and want a militarized police force that will pull people over at roadside checkpoints armed with AR-15 rifles and Saiga Shotguns. I for one, would like to see the police departments and government agencies disarmed from these menacing looking weapons, which are extremely lethal and should have no purpose in promoting law, order and safety!

        1. I don’t buy into such a neat categorization of people although there is some truth to the list. But John Luv brings up something: in NJ, there is a bill in the house as we type which calls for a ‘Distracted Driver’ offense or whatever it’s called. It basically says a cop doesn’t need to have any concrete stipulated reason for stopping a driver, other than something as minor and undefinable as switching the radio station, eating an ice cream cone, etc. This in spite of the fact that there’s been a Careless Driving ‘offense’ on the books in NJ for decades which supposedly covers all those acts which constitute ‘careless driving.’ Already there is a specific law against talking or texting on your cellphone in NJ which carries a penalty of at least $130 (or more since I only checked 4-5 years ago) for the first offense. My uncle got ticketed in the 50’s or 60’s for driving while eating an ice cream cone in NJ. Seriously.

          So what’s up? I suspect that in the high tech era, all the cameras and fancy equipment make it harder to justify stopping people. A driver could request the concrete proof that they were caught speeding, or running a stop sign, etc. In the Police State, their own surveillance modes become an onus on them – to prove they had this reason to detain you. But when that onus is taken off of them with such a nebulous threshold to make it justifies their right to stop and search by fiat, and the balance is restored in their favor. Also note that NJ is the home of the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex; it houses the home offices of most of Big Pharma’s corporations. I think we are all just one bad switch of the radio away from internment and forced chemical lobotomization.

        2. I have about a thousand jokes for the invasive body search article, however I will refrain because I am so disgusted. I hope Mr. Eckert gets a good lawyer and puts those cops in the unemployment line. Right after he bankrupts the department they work for.

        3. Gun Nut? a stereotype created by the mainstream press if I ever heard one. Of course, people who spend half their paycheck every two weeks on useless overpriced sports memorabilia are in no way nuts!(I’m not saying you or anyone here is one of these folks) I don’t think wearing the latest Peyton Manning Jersey is going to go far towards defending life and property during societal breakdown. It will however make you very easy to pick out in the police surveillance video. even if it was signed by the man himself. I would prefer living next door to the guy that can arm half the neighborhood as opposed to the guy with an awesome collection of sports icon bobble heads. A good rifle can be traded for money, labor, food, shelter, you name it.

          But if you are right, and there are gun nuts, it is because of your observation of an overly militarized police force. A civilian arms race so to speak. Local police are being outfitted with armored vehicle hand me downs from the federal government that most gun nuts couldn’t even hope to give a flat tire with their “arsenal”.

  4. James, I read back on some earlier SH blogs and see that you told the Daily Mail that you felt some people indeed lost their lives in the incident. Has your opinion on this changed and, if not, can you cite the evidence which indicates that real deaths did indeed occur? My assumption has been that you, like many of us, felt it was totally a faked event.

    1. I would like to say, as a very close observer of this blog, that Dr. Tracy has from the start been incredibly careful not to say what his theory of what happened is. That is not what he is trying to do here. That’s OUR job. He just provides us a forum, and he moderates it (very ably, in my opinion).

      If you have listened to all his interviews, and read all his writings on the subject, he always leaves open the possibility that people died. His argument has to do with media coverage. This probably bothers a lot of us. But it is a very important point, and in my estimation an excellent judgement call on his part. He’s not hiding. To say he’s hiding what he believes would be to change the subject. He’s not become famous for telling us what he thinks happened; he became famous because the press SAID that he has told us what he thinks happened.

      This distinction is of vital import. I don’t think it is faux academician “objectivity” that is being demonstrated here on his part, and I could argue anyone to the floor on that. He is not trying to tell the world what he believes, while hiding behind the guise of professorial indifference. He is stating a very clear premise: the media are not reporting objectively–actually, not even doing what used to be meant by the word “reporting.” When he is asked what he thinks happened, he never says (so far as I can tell). Always, he leads the interviewer back to the central issue: the reporting. Or lacy thereof.

      So those of us would like to see him get in the faces of the presstitutes, as Gerald Celente so deliciously calls them, and declare that it’s a complete hoax, are missing his point entirely. All of his efforts would evaporate in an instant if he did that. He has to allow the postulate that people were killed; the media, he says, have not made the case however, and his point is to make us aware of this obvious fact (it is obvious, but not well noticed–which is why the work he has done is so important).

      (Now is the time for me to repeat once again that I do not know Dr. Tracy personally. We have never met. Those who are aware that he has on occasion published my writings here as stand-alone articles need to know this. I am not his publicist. I make these observations because of my sort-of-anonymous admiration of him. My critique of his style and motives is mine and mine alone, based solely on my reading of his postings and his replies to commenters.)

      Incidentally, everyone loves The Daily Mail (and why wouldn’t they?), and it’s that paper’s job to make us want to read it–which I do routinely. Who could blame them for trumpeting the Kooky Professor angle? Did he fall into any traps with the reporter, though? Nope. The headlines didn’t reflect his comments. Mark Steyn constantly points out that the reason American newspapers are dying, and England’s are flourishing is because there is genuine competition on what is soon to become Air Strip One, and none here. Our papers are boring, and theirs are scintillating. People read the Kooky Professor story because it was fun to look into. Once inside, the real story was there to learn. By paralyzing the joy of curiosity, the journalism-school “objectivity” standard in this country has made our press unreadable.

      1. Dr. Tracy’s professionalism is most likely the reason the mainstream media won’t seriously engage him. I am in awe of his self restraint and ability to keep the discussion within the parameters that he chose, and continues to stick to.

      2. Very reasonable, Patrick, and very prudent of Prof. Tracy to take that tack. My post was not to question Prof. Tracy’s integrity but simply to clarify his stated position. I agree with Rich’s post below that the reason for the savage backlash to Prof. Tracy’s questioning of SH was primarily because of his credibility and the inability of the MSM- -Anderson Cooper in particular- -to tar him with the brush of “conspiracy nut”. Would that more people of Tracy’s reputation and character would speak out on these events. It would be game, set and match for the PTB, who rely on attacking the messenger and ignoring the facts.

  5. Thank you Prof. Tracy. Nicely done.

    “Operation Gladio” was a good starting point. I have mentioned this time and again in various places whenever someone asks “why are they doing this?”. Of course it presupposes that someone or something must have an agenda in order to seek compliance from the eaters.

    Any of the above listed operations have greater implications than the events themselves. Some are more obvious than others. I don’t think that all of them are always planned. Sometimes they are simply “used”, in an opportunistic way.

    With SHE, gun confiscation is the simplest and most apparent explanation. We do ourselves a disservice if we stop there. I think that Sophia Smallstorm’s analysis is more accurate than most. This is about “modeling” allowable behavior for obedient global citizenship. Of course, in order to do that, the guns have to go.

    I find it interesting that in England, under a monarchy, they made it mandatory for all men and boys to practice archery. They wanted them fit to defend king and country. Apparently they were not worried that those arrows would fly in the wrong direction. It says much about our present merry band of psychopaths that they want to disarm us.

    As time goes on we see more and more invasive, intrusive attempts to control all aspects of life. At one time we were notable as a nation for our abhorrence of government interference and loss of liberty. This is the idea behind Operation Gladio and it’s cousin, “Gladio “B””. When people are frightened they ask government to make them safe. No one can make us safe but ourselves.

    1. The vast majority of citizens should have a stake in the defense of their own country. It would foster unity. How many times has it been said that our enemies are afraid of Americas standing army of 80 million responsible gun owners.

    2. “They had strict “arrow control” back then tough! Only arrows suitable for small game an target practice were allowed. Owning any other kind meant death penalty on the spot.

  6. This was an article from the Newtown Bee published yesterday:
    Initially I didn’t think much of previous posts here pointing out that SHES didn’t have Christmas decorations in the windows, but after seeing the photo accompanying this article, I’m thinking differently about it. The writing is about how kindness and caring wins out (no surprise here) and how extraordinary the town of Monroe’s offer of Chalk Hill Elementary to Newtown students was. A real feel-good article to commemorate the event.

    1. That is the school (Sandy Hook Elementary School) that the students have been attending all along, for at least the past twenty years or so. That is why there are yearbooks, photos, lunch ladies, bus drivers, alumni, teachers, etc. The building where the drill took place has been vacant for a couple of decades, as I pointed out in the first days that this event took place. A full investigation into CHALK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will answer numerous questions!

  7. The real problem with humanity is and always has been that we would rather believe a falsehood than accept uncertainty. People spend much more time choosing and defending their beliefs than searching for truth, and this is so even in circles like these. You have to be very grown up to accept that doubt is endemic and questions are more important than answers. But I think this blog stands for that and is one reason why I keep coming back here.

    Any fool can replace one set of faux certitudes with another. “It was Lanza.” “No it was Mossad.” “No, it was the Illuminati.” That’s not progress, unless riding a carousel is progress. This blog does something better than that. It enshrines the sanctity of the truly open mind, and the unending preparedness to be proven wrong, as probably the single thing that keeps us really alive.

    1. Very good on the psychology of choice, the false sense that you must somehow choose when there is not enough information to decide who created what is obviously a made-for-tv movie masquerading as reality. We are firm on the fakery, I think, which is overwhelmingly more probable than anything else, but we don’t have the motive or the initiators, although we know that as with 9/11 and Boston Marathon, they have the organs of government firmly under control. This implies different perps to different people.

      What it implies to me is a way of doing things that makes use of the advertising industry, very much bound up with opinion polls and political campaigns. Yes, there may be people with the agendas they bring from foreign countries, their sense that to them whatever Israel wants or needs it must get from us, no questions asked, no requirements made. But to me that is a sidelight. It is the idea behind anything like this that hidden persuasion should direct the people, not openly stated facts. That hidden persuasion may traffic in lies because to those doing it, it is for the greater good, employing the concept of the “noble lie”. Unless we understand this, in my opinion, that what we regard as bad is good in some other minds, we are going to get nowhere in our understanding.

      1. I just looked up “noble lie” and was referred to a philosopher who opposed it (as promoted by such neocon teachers as Leo Strauss):
        the guy to look at is Karl Popper, who died at 92 in 1994, and has been influential in scientific circles. He talks about something being “falsifiable” though not provable. I am thinking along those lines about SHES and the other “noble lie” whips that have been applied to the backs of the citizens lately. Well, he seems to say that you must falsify even if you are not in privileged possession of all the facts as your government or its subcontractors might be. I’m going to see what else he said about our world, of which he was so recently a part. Perhaps too, we can find tools for our own struggles in his thought.

      2. Yes I would agree the evidence for fake events, fake victims etc i overwhelming, and it’s hard to think of any other explanation that fits the facts. As to WHY the fakery, I feel as if none of us are in a position to be sure and too much certitude is not warranted. I could even see the “why” being ephemeral, ever-changing, even non-existent in any coherent sense. I suspect there are certainly many different perceptions, at different levels and at different times about what they are doing and why.

        I think the image of the advertising industry and undisclosed intent is very useful! It’s the triumph of form over content – which I guess could be seen as the ultimate aim of the present age 🙂

      3. I was thinking something very similar myself while watching a few SHE videos this evening. We have no idea what absurd stories some of these guys were fed (along with the cash) in order to make them ready to tell these life changing lies. Some are probably psychopaths prepared to do anything for the money or the attention. Others are more muddled, not good at critical thinking, easily persuaded into self-serving falsehoods. Others are likely multi-generational CIA types, who have been raised in the mores of covert behavior and ends justifying means. The kids bother me. They’re innocent, as all children are, but they’re pretty much doomed to lives of deceit, corruption, or worse.

        1. Hilary, yes, I thought that too, at first. I think I’ve changed my opinion a little. When you see the finished product it is easy to think of it as one big whole. At the beginning, it is actually a lot of little vignettes, spliced together later, to tell the story.

          After the story is complete, the ones who prolong the myth are the ones who are paid (or owe debts), who knows? Some of the central players are clearly actors. In other words, there are levels to this.

          Any of them who participated in drills could have been filmed at any time reading their script thinking they were participating. Later they could grab any of that they found useful and just shoehorn it in there.

          For a long while I wrestled with the question of how they could do this without anyone blowing the whistle. Then it dawned on me. Who would you blow the whistle to? We all lead lives of our own and see people out and about, but we don’t know that much about them or what they do. If they made up a local character why would I think anything about it?

          I really think the CENTRAL theme to this is modeling. I see others, they always have several in any operation. But the central meme is how to behave in adversity and the need for more intervention, mental health wise. Beyond that it is an exercise in creating a reality and selling it. They are capable of being more convincing. Clearly it is not their intent here.

        2. “Who would you blow the whistle to?”

          One of the funniest inside jokes in the movies, I think, is the last scene of Three Days of the Condor, when Robert Redford thinks he’s found a way to force the conspiracy into the open. He’s walking down a Manhattan street with all the evidence it would take to blow the whole thing wide open, and the camera shows where he’s headed: The New York Times.

        3. That “the central theme is modeling” would make this whole exercise justifiable in the minds of some as a new level of “public service film” . It’s the old “duck and cover” combined with “hygiene” . These were made for the military in the past and for civil defense. Now combine it with the Walter Cronkite history films you might see in a junior high school class – “At Valley Forge — just as it happened, only You are There” (with Cronkite in his trench coat interviewing the troops and George Washington) – again a kind of public service film.

          How do you pitch this?

        4. Musings, that’s an interesting observation. A “public service film”. In a way I suppose it is. If you are a cultist who is so thoroughly convinced of the supremacy of your cause, maybe you have no qualms about imposing your beliefs on others.

          That seems to be “the glue that binds” with some of these players. We have the happy, “Up With People” death cultists, the gun confiscators and the compulsory mental health advocates. I’m reasonably sure that if you talked to these people they would tell you that their way is the ONLY acceptable one.

          The art of control often involves bringing disparate people together to achieve a goal. Sometimes they don’t even know they are part of something bigger. They are simply brought in and directed to do their thing. This is sort of a grand extravaganza of social engineering.

          So, yeah, maybe at least some of these people think they’re providing a public service.

        5. I’m going with the multi-generation CIA types. Can’t tell you why. They would have to kill me.

      1. I think the “Up With People” cult play a larger role here than most realize. This was an earlier version of the “A-21” type of reinventing society. “Don’t worry, be happy…..”.

        They bring a sort of “otherness” to this event. On some of the blogs related to this there were dozens of these guys. They smile when others laugh. It’s a badge of honor.

        There is an agenda that is sweeping in scope. It doesn’t always advance apace. Different groups have different assignments. Sometimes they collaborate.

        So you have the opening act. That sets the stage for the necessary cognitive dissonance that allows them to tell you what your eyes are not seeing.

        Then they “expand” into the various other aspects. There is the “world religion”, Baha’i piece, the “coming together” bit, and the “mental health meme.

        Then there are “lesser” memes. The Porky Vance and his telling us how its going to be. There’s the “we’re in charge here, move along part. There’s the media only gets what we tell ’em. No one has a right to information or even access to their supposed dead offspring.

        Then it goes through the “you must believe”, anyone who challenges this is a heretic phase. And we move on to the public records are not public part.

        The “modeling” occurs throughout. “We can call you maggot and you will smile!”. Don’t you feel the overall sense of bullying here? These “authorities”, pushing people around and threatening them?

        The point is to get away with it. They are untouchable because there isn’t anyone to go to that can straighten it out. The goal is that “we just showed you what your option is”. Smile.

        1. I think you are right. We saw it with the Sandy Hook parents who breezed right through the first 4 stages of grief and arrived at the 5th, acceptance, just hours after the “shooting”. We see all kinds of news stories along the same lines. The latest being the widow of American teacher, Ronnie Smith, who not only forgives her husband’s murderers, she loves them. He was murdered just 15 days ago.

          I get that people grieve in different ways but this just seems completely unnatural. I see a lot of stories in the news along these same lines. I suppose they may be just that, stories, to instill a mindset that goes against our nature as human beings. And people will believe it because they saw it on the news. Anderson Cooper himself interviewed the woman and he wouldn’t lie. Would he?

        2. Zem, yes. We are all supposed to be “ashamed” of our anger. As to Anderson, only his boyfriend knows for sure. Just more “modeling”.

  8. John, do have this information because you are a resident? I live far away and only have what I can find on the internet, which shows that up until a few years ago Chalk Hill Middle School had kids in 5th-6th grades. A decision was made to add the 5th graders to the elementary school (Fawn Hollow Elementary) and the 6th grade to Jockey Hollow, the school right next door to Chalk Hill. I found this article talking about how the Chalk Hill facility was being used prior to SHE moving in: I understand that I can’t believe everything out there (I did try to find pre-Sandy-Hook references) so if you have some compelling evidence regarding CHALK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, please point me in the right direction so I can see for myself. Thanks

    1. I do not have access to the public utility records, but anyone who does can check to see how far back the bills go for that School located in Monroe, CT. I am certain that they will go back several years, as far as electricity, water, telephone, gas, dumpster service. I am also convinced, based on initial observations alone, that the building at 12 Dickenson Drive (SHES) will have no such records. It was what I didn’t notice during the initial footage of the place that immediately tipped me off…No dumpsters anywhere for starters. Also, porta-potties are clearly visible in the parking lot during those videos, indicating no water or sewer connections in that building. The evidence to look for is in the utility bills…one building was clearly used and one was completely vacant. I did live near and visit that area about 20 years ago when I was stationed in New London, CT for 18 mos.

      Eventually, someone who participated in that Drill will have to come forward with the truth, without having his or her information covered up by the media and government players.

      1. So often in these stories there is the absence of evidence, isn’t there? If that evidence is merely suggestive (port-a-potty) it becomes stronger in the absence of utility bills. Is it enough to falsify the premise that this was an active school?

        Apart from the silly sign that welcomes visitors off the street which no modern elementary school would have, and other indicia of a stage set, the derelict state of play equipment is telling, because some might actually be in violation of current safety regulations.

        I believe the threshold in reporting is mere plausibility, so reporters never ask embarrassing questions of the authorities who probably hand them their press packets and tell them to add color, like a coloring book with outlines already drawn which they must fill in.

        Coloring book journalism. That’s what needs to be held up to the light, beyond any specific plot. It needs to get both ridicule and competition.

        I’d like to see a series of exchanges where (as in Patrick’s discussion of Dr. Tracy) the press leaps to a tinfoil conclusion before they have been offered some conspiracy theory, simply because this is their first line of defense against being found out.

        Will we declare war on China because they fail to find evidence of our moon landing, claiming it was before it was possible to have one? Or will we say China never went there? These conflicts are the meat and drink of our governments in their never-ending quest for prestige. Of course it is hard for the truth to get through when the press serves them.

        1. Bought and paid journalists in the mainstream press. It’s all part of the perception management game owned by the ultra-elites or as Winston Churchill was fond of saying: The “TRUTH” must be protected by a bodyguard of lies and deceptions.

      2. John, yes, on another site we were trying to find just those records. Most places post their annual (or even quarterly) reports for expenses at the district level. After all, it’s supposed to be a public record.

        I wrestled with that for quite a while. I thought, “surely someone would say something if that school had been closed”. Then I thought; “maybe not, who would you tell? Who would notice?”.

        There are bus drivers and janitors as well. It’s been mentioned here as well that the type of people who pay big bucks for housing and commute don’t want their little darlings to go to an old, rundown school. There is a story out there that this was some sort of “model school”. That doesn’t wash either.

  9. The only wrong course of action in exposing Sandy Hook Elementary School is to sit back and do nothing at all. Even Carl, who many on here ridicule, at least is going down a path and awakening others as to problems in the SHES event. The main objective is to get all discrepancies into the eyes and ears of the public. Perhaps one day soon, someone of high stature will have to say something completely contradictory about this event.

    1. John you may notice that those that ridicule are the ones that contribute NOTHING to the discourse here. No evidence, no reports, no observations on the data and available information ….nothing. Not even a theory regarding motive or culpability. So honestly I am no longer engaging those individuals as I am convinced they can either be congenital idiots or disinfo agents attempting to divert attention from the facts by espousing ad hominem attacks and ridicule.

  10. The compendium is useful for newbies on the site or for those just wondering by. But we must realize none of these fantasies would be possible without the total commitment of the media–press and electronic–to the project. I keep harping on the sham distinctions betwee left and right posturing. Look a little deeper and you will find the agenda is identical, though they swear otherwise. That is how they trap public opinion and manipulate voters to vote against their own best interests.

    Editor John Swinton, in a speech before the NY Press Club in 1880, had puzzled through the obvious and was brave enough to say it outloud: journalists are vassals of the rich and powerful. What can be more damning to our democracy? This situation can only be embraced by those who are averse to democracy. Don’t be deceived by pretty phrases.

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