Ok so I'm sure most of us here on ATS have at one point or another tried to "wake someone up". Maybe just by letting them know that what they are
about to eat is not really food, or perhaps explaining to them that the two party system is a big circus that is meant to confuse and distract, you
might even try telling someone that the federal bank is a private bank run by greedy elitist whom we pay our taxes directly too and with every $ we
spend they receive a cut; whatever your passion may be, as I said, most of us have tried to convey these messages to our friends and family in our day
to day life’s.
To get on with it....
I will use a personal example, the same example that has compelled me to write this post.
I have this friend; I would say at this point in my life my best friend. He is incredibly smart, if I had to guess I would say his IQ is ten to twenty
points above my own.(which needless to say is quite impressive:roll
He attended a very popular and major university, he reads daily, and above all
is so much like me we have over only two years become best friends. He also has a girlfriend who I have become extremely good friends with as well. I
found ATS around the same time I met them, and I told them about this site excitedly as soon as I read a few posts thinking they would be as excited
as me, but I'm sure most of you can guess their reaction. They laughed at me.
Now I don’t mind being laughed at but I was confused as to why these people I got along with so well and shared so many opinions with would feel so
strongly against conspiracy that they would laugh at me and never give the site so much as a glance. I let it go and continued to visit ATS daily,
learning more and more each day and growing hungrier and hungrier for raw real information and sources.
Soon I learned about food. ( I won’t go into details as most frequent visitors of this site will know generally what I'm talking about) How could I
live with myself if I didn’t tell my best friends that they were basically poisoning themselves? So casually while cooking dinner I approached the
subject, with ever the care to be subtle. But I'm sure most of you can guess their reaction. They laughed at me. Again.
Now I took it a little personally, but just a little. Did they not believe me? Or worse, did they just not care?
Time passed and ignorance took a beating, and every now and again I would chirp about HFCS or genetically modified foods, things like that, to the
point where if at a party or dinner someone else brought up food, even just to mention how good it tasted, my two best friends would jest with me with
prods like, "uh oh, let’s see what he has to say about this", and everyone would have a good laugh. And then I learned about the fed. Not just the
fed, but the media sham, the government sham, basically a sham on most things I thought I knew it meant to be a true good ol' American. I couldn’t
get enough of the information I was receiving, it just didn’t seem real. I had to tell them about our American dream, had to shake them and wake
them up. They don’t care about what they put in their bodies, but surly they will care to know everything they thought was America is just a farce.
They had become accustom to my usual tactics of impromptu conversation, so I played it with them strait. I let them know how serious I felt about
this, and asked only that they listen and try to understand the gravity of the truth. This time they didn’t laugh. This # is serious when you look
at how deep it gets, and my brilliant beautiful friends understood. They now have as good as forgotten, and when I bring up the fed, or if while out
with friend’s someone so much as mentions a dollar, the jests begin.
So brings me to my point. (To make a long thread short).
Why, or better how, do people just not care? Doest fluoride short our brains the capacity to continually process new and conflicting information? Are
the media and other sources of entertainment, (yes, entertainment) so corruptive some are unable to justify disbelief? Have any of you had similar
issues, and if so were you able to overcome? Also, does anyone have any ideas on what makes us so content to live blind? I know ignorance is bliss,
but once you’ve been told, there is just no excuse.
I know some will say I have no business trying to change the way people think and feel, but to those I say this... These are my friends, I love them
and want only the best for them so if they want to believe this or that I'm all about it, but when I know through investigations of my own and
reputable others that they are killing themselves and choosing actions in their lives that are based completely and solely on lies, then, in my
opinion, I wouldn’t be there friend at all if I didn’t try to at least lend them a hand in denying ignorance.