posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 09:01 PM
My mom came into town late last week to visit me and my brother from across the country (Georgia to Montana) for a week. The entire time we have been
saying not to bring politics up when she got here because she is not one to take different opinions well, she will get loud and will blow up almost
the instant she hears anything she doesn't agree with politically. She surrounds herself with like-minded people and blocks/ignores anyone she
disagrees with. She has effectively made herself an echo chamber with her choice of friends and acquaintances, she only associates with other MAGA
Anyways, she gets here and I go to pick her up from the airport and one of the first things she says is "hey, do you have change for a $20?", I
thought it was a strange thing to ask and asked her why she was asking. Well apparently she went out of her way to buy a stamp from somewhere that has
"Donald Trump lives here" and proceeded to stamp the back of over $200 worth of $20's with this stamp in order to (from my best guess) to rub it in
everyone's faces that Trump is the president.
I brushed it off and said that I didn't and changed the subject. Well throughout the past few days it seems like she has been itching to talk about
politics (because she surrounds herself with people who constantly talk and agree with her politically) so me and my brother finally gave in after
ignoring it for 3+ days. Long story short, things got heated (she is the one who started raising her voice and standing up, pointing fingers etc.), me
and my brother tried to calm her down and be civil but she didn't seem to want any of it and proceeded to start cussing and throwing insults around.
It was probably the worst fight I've seen her in (once I saw she was getting worked up I removed myself from the conversation). She ended up staying
in a hotel for the night because she couldn't control herself.
What's interesting and the entire point is that she was saying some of the same exact things that are said on these boards, the same conspiracy
theories surrounding Democrats and the usual suspects there. Though she has never even heard of this website she is using the same exact talking
points as many of the more prominent members on here. I find that extremely interesting seeing as many on here allude to Democrats all thinking alike
and showing signs of groupthink, no independent thought, plantation, etc.
Not sure exactly where I'm going with this but I thought I'd share an anecdotal account of my experience with how all this propaganda in the media and
politics is affecting not just strangers pn ATS but also families. The crazies aren't just on one side, they're on both and both sides are complicit
in the dissolution of the social structure in this country.
edit on 10/30/2018 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)