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originally posted by: zatara
What line or story will make them shut up, listen and give them a good jolt in order to wake them up.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
I think the OP has a very important and timely question. There are many things still called "conspiracy theories" when in fact they are just plain conspiracies - a plot by a small group of people using unethical or illegal means to attain a goal.
20 years ago people would laugh when I told them the government was spying on them and making plans for martial law. Those same people will quietly acknowledge it's true but then have no desire to do anything about it. It's as if we've become fatalists who feel we have no power to effect change.
I suppose a history lesson might be in order for the unbelievers - how Oak Ridge and the atomic bomb were kept a secret, how FDR set up the Pacific fleet to be hit at Pearl Harbor, how we sucked in to Vietnam over the Gulf of Tonkin incident, how the Federal Reserve was given control of our money and how a private bank has been charging us interest for over 100 years - what we now call the National debt.
I would gladly welcome any suggestions as to how to awaken people to what's been going on. Evil plans are not made in public meetings but behind closed doors.
originally posted by: schuyler
Basically I'm asking you to examine your own evidence. Would it hold up in court? Would it pass peer review? Of those conspiracies in which you do not believe, what sets them apart from those in which you do believe? How can you tell one from another? And how can you tell all this from sitting on a couch with a laptop in hand? Is this really "research"? How reliable are the "facts" you are getting? And how much of what you believe in the way of conspiracies is because you never go anywhere else than the comfort of places like ATS to examine the opposite viewpoint?
Why do you want the person to believe conspiracies? Isn't that just having the person abandoning one form of brainwashing only to adapt another form of brainwashing? Shouldn't you be encouraging your friend to not take anything at face value and investigate things he is being told more throughly? This goes for conspiracies.
What line or story will make them shut up,
This is not the first time I encounter people who have never questioned the intension/ dealings of their government or officials therein. Often they reply to me ... don't worry, everything is going fine...if what you suspect is true, would it change anything..... and if so, what can you do about it? At times these ignorant people can make me boil, as if they play naive... or stupid on purpose.. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...