(Stillness in the Storm Editor) This story highlights several points I want to make mention of.
Seeking Truth with Integrity
First of all, I cannot verify if Patience Carter is a genuine survivor of the Orlando shooting which took place earlier this month at the Pulse nightclub. But I cannot disprove her claims, with positive evidence, either. What this means is that her testimony remains unverified, but we can still contemplate it for meanings and insights. This is the focus of the following analysis.
I will say that Carter’s lack of emotion during recounting the events of that night raise questions about the authenticity of her statements. But in and of itself, this is not enough to dismiss her testimony as invalid.
As was discussed in the below-linked article, in order to disprove or prove something, an argument and positive evidence are required. In the absence of those two things, we are uncertain or have doubts. But the risk is that we may—through our interest in one belief or another—seek to skip true investigation and due diligence, in favor of a conclusion that appeals to our beliefs. Our task as truth seekers is to follow the truth wherever it leads, not seek only to support our beliefs and worldviews.
If you believe the Orlando Attack was a false flag, and that it was entirely staged, you’ll want to jump to that conclusion even if there is evidence that draws it into question. On the other hand, if you believe that the event happened exactly as the media reported it, you’ll want to jump to that conclusion instead. But in either case, evidence and understanding are required in order to really know; but without that, we’re just reaching, we’re justifying our beliefs without any basis in reality. And this is when we create problems for ourselves and others.
On this first point, I want to emphasize that harassing someone because we think we know the truth isn’t advisable, honorable or productive. From the unawakened person’s point of view, it triggers their emotional defensiveness when seeing someone wield their truth like a weapon. We should be able to seek the truth without also being unkind or harmful to others. If Carter is an actor, then treating her unfairly won’t help our cause. And if she did actually suffer some harm, it would be disrespectful of the truth she lived to reject her experiences without performing due diligence.
Orlando Shooting is Being Used as a False Flag
With his being said, what we do know for sure is that the government, care of the media, is using the Orlando shooting as a pretext to usher in gun control, start more wars in the name of fighting “terrorism,” and causing further division of the masses by focusing on a narrative of hate-crime intolerance.
It seems, based on all the available evidence, that at the very least, some people have died or gone missing. And this in and of itself has real emotional effects for onlookers. Even if the event was 100% fake, the people who believe it as presented feel genuine sadness, which should not be dismissed by impassioned truth seekers.
In short, we know this is a false flag because it is being used to further a political agenda. What we don’t know is if the death toll is accurate and if these people really died at the hands of the shooter, Omar Mateen, or if they simply disappeared.
It’s not beyond the realm of possibility for alleged victims to have disappeared into who knows where, while their families are told they died. If a person is missing, the effect on those who knew them is just as real and we should not be insensitive to that.
Smear Campaign Against Conspiracy Researchers
The second point is more political in scope.
This is the first false flag event in which we see the mainstream media attacking conspiracy researchers in a public way. I suspect that this is the first link in a chain that will eventually lead to a legal policy that makes questioning official stories a hate-crime. Or at the very least, we’ll see growing intolerance of anyone that does not blindly accept official versions of events.
Whether or not Carter was a genuine victim, within the context of this perspective, doesn’t matter. The vast majority of the population believe the event—as described by mainstream media—was real. As such, the clamor to protect victims from radical conspiracy theorists is bound to occur.
Why add fuel to this fire?
Sharing our truth like a religious zealot doesn’t make it easier to receive, and it causes the people we are trying to wake up to feel alienated. Wouldn’t it be better to speak these truths with kindness and compassion? Providing information that someone isn’t interested in or didn’t ask for needs to be handled very carefully, or in the effort we’ll violate another’s free will, causing harm.
I suspect that anti-conspiracy researcher sentiment will grow with time. I’ve already experienced backlash from some who accuse me of pushing hate.
Leading by Example
While I strongly suggest we seek the truth in all the dark places of this world, doing so with kindness, compassion, and integrity is essential.
We need to set the example and show the unawakened masses that we’re not radical people. They already tend to think truth seekers are a bit crazy, and this is only further exacerbated by acting like a truth fundamentalist insofar as disrespecting others. But the path of the spiritual warrior sees the big picture and knows that the truth is eternally patient, and only reveals itself in the form and measure it can be received. We who feel driven to share our wisdom would benefit from this technique of patient yet persistent expression.
As one final note, consider that a truly awakened person, a sovereign, recognizes all life is sacred and wants to act harmlessly with respect to others, while at the same time, proactively defending oneself and others against tyranny.
The path of the razor’s edge is the path of an enlightened anarchist, sovereign, or awakened person. One who fights lies with truth, but also acknowledges that if sharing the truth means hurting another, it is better to wait until they are ready for such wisdom. We need not alienate our fellows in the pursuit of truth and a better world. And if we do so, we help further tyranny by enabling the government to label us as radicals.
As a wise man once said,
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”
by Tom Boggioni
A survivor of the Orlando mass shooting that took 49 lives last Sunday is having to fend off online conspiracy theorists who claim she was a “crisis actor” in a staged event, Philly.com is reporting.
Patience Carter, who was shot in the leg by Omar Mateen in Pulse nightclub, has previously spoken of the night of terror, describing how the gunman said he was sparing black people because they had “suffered enough.”
Discovering that Carter is an intern at Fox 29 in Philadelphia, conspiracy theorists have latched onto her — accusing her of being a fraud who was paid to be part of a staged event to bring about gun confiscation.
A video posted to YouTube by New World Agenda — and seen by over 100,000 viewers — breathlessly described the shooting as: “PULSE SHOOTING HOAX – CRISIS ACTOR REVEALED? PATIENCE CARTER is FOX NEWS INTERN!”
According to one commenter: “There she is. On Fox F*cking news. On Fox F*ck news. There she is. Once again, the F*cking bullsh*t they are shoving down people’s throats. We need to arrest all these people. This has gone way to far. They have pulled this out too many times. There has to be change. There’s no way they can use this event. This is faked. This is staged. They are using actors. There is no doubt about it. This is 100% bullsh*t.”
Posting a photo of her leg in a cast on Instagram, Carter took the time to shoot back at her critics, writing: “It’s your outrageous insensitivity that makes me want to heal even faster, and grow even stronger.”Another conspiracy theorist took photos from Carter’s Instagram account and manipulated the time stamps to make it appear that she was uninjured after the shooting. The actual photo posting on Instagram shows a date of 11 June 2016.
Carter lost one friend in the shooting, 18-year-old Akyra Murray.
Watch video of Carter describing her ordeal below via YouTube:
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This article was originally published under the headline “Orlando Shooting Survivor Harassed by Online Conspiracy Kooks as a ‘Crisis Actor’ in a Staged Event.”