It was reported this weekend, that David Crowley was found dead at home with his wife & child, in what is being labeled a murder/suicide by authorities. David is best known for producing a trailer for his movie that has yet to be made titled “Gray State”. Here’s David’s description of the film: “The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order”. The target audience being anti-government, conspiracy theorists.
David’s trailer received over 150,000 views in its first week on YouTube, raising his profile within the Liberty movement. He was given a speaking slot at the Ron Paul Festival in 2012 down in Tampa, Florida.
Given the target audience for his film, David’s death is already being viewed as a conspiracy. Many people are saying they “knew” David, and that he couldn’t be capable of killing his own wife & child. While I don’t doubt that these people met David and maybe even sat next to him at a Liberty event, this doesn’t constitute as fully knowing who David Crowley is. You know of him, you don’t know the full man & what he is or isn’t capable of.
David joined the military in 2004 and served tours in Iraq & Afghanistan. Unfortunately, suicide is not uncommon for military vets. David also spent years trying to get his film off the ground. Facebook posts show that this past summer, he was excited at the possibility he finally met the right people to get this film made. It’s possible that nothing came of it and was devastated. There are a million possibilities of what could have lead to the reported murder/suicide.
On the other hand, what would be the motives for a government plot to kill David? If David was not close to getting his film made, all that would happen by this tragic incident is draw more eyes to his project. Why would the government want more people to become aware of this film if they’re supposedly afraid of it? David dying does not end the possibility of this film being made.
Even if David was successful in finding someone to finance & distribute the film, would that bother the government to the point of having him murdered? It wouldn’t be the first anti-government film to gain main stream success. One example, the movie Fahrenheit 9/11, suggested our own President knew ahead of time that we were going to be attacked on 9/11, and was distributed in theaters around the country.
While it wouldn’t shock me to learn that there’s more to this story, I don’t understand the knee-jerk reaction that it’s “gotta be a government conspiracy”. Could it be, that just maybe, anti-government folks are human too? That they also deal with personal issues that can sometimes be overwhelming?