posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:06 AM
How do you guys deal with people who think you're a "crazy conspiracy theorist"? People who blindly follow whatever the government tells them, and
thinks the government can do no wrong.
One of my friends (future roommate) and I got in an argument last night about all sorts of stuff. But the main thing was that he wouldn't listen to
anything I had to say, and kept saying I'm crazy, I'm a silly conspiracy theorist like Fox Mulder. He wouldn't listen to anything I had to say, he
just kept babbling on and on about how everything the country does is right, we should never distrust or talk bad about the government, etc. What put
me over the edge was when he said he felt it is ok for the government to "silence," as he put it, "people like you(me)." He thinks that it's bad
to say anything against the government, and that the government has the right to do away with anyone who utilizes their freedom of speech in the way
that we here at ATS do.
I feel bad for him, I really do. He's blindly following whatever the government tells him to follow. He thinks it's totally fine if our rights are
taken away in order for our country to prevail. He thinks it would be good if we took over Mexico and Canada and even the world to ensure our
dominance and power. He's an ignorant, blind, close-minded, "patriot." He calls me unpatriotic because I'm wary of the government. But I see it
quite differently. I, like many of us here, am just wary of the path the government is taking and what could happen in the future.
My question is how do you guys deal with someone like this? Do you try to make them see the light, open their eyes? Or do you just let them babble
on. It gets frustrating to be labeled a "crazy conspiracy theorist" time and time again, and I'm sure you guys all have dealt with the same thing.
Do any of you have any advice or suggestions? Or maybe just discussion about people like my friend.