posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 05:01 PM
And/or breaking the conspiracist stereotype.
I was inspired to make this thread after a talk I had with a stranger a few weeks ago. I was in a building and a man came into the room and we said
hello introduced ourselves while we were both waiting on another man.
Out of nowhere he asks me what I think about chemtrails. Now I had not said anything that would make him ask me that. I wasn’t dressed in any sort
of ATS t-shirt or something that would give it away that I was into those types of subjects so it kind of caught me off guard. I said I’ve heard
about them before and kind of brushed it off because I’m not much of a “people person” in real life. So I said yeah, and he goes on to tell me
more. About the chemicals they’re spraying and the planes. He goes into some pretty crazy stuff about New World Order and depopulation.
Now as a member of ATS I’ve read about all of these subjects and even agree with some of them, but I still found it kind of crazy sounding when a
stranger just starts saying all kind of out there subjects. I kept on nodding my head and listening to what he was talking about, all familiar topics,
and our conversation ended soon after that.
And that conversation made me think. If I believe in the things he’s saying and I don’t actually think he’s crazy for thinking them, and I
thought he seemed like the stereotypical crazy conspiracist, how do people who don’t believe in the topics view him or us? How can we bring
up conspiracy related subjects to new people without being viewed as the paranoid out there conspiracist?
Do you talk about these subjects to strangers? Coworkers? Family? And if you do, how you bring them up. If you see or are talking about a related item
start by dropping little facts? Or do you go all out with backups of evidence.
And how can we break the conspiracist stereotype? How can we bring up these issues without giving the receiver a bad taste in their mouth?
I think one way of bringing them up is to start with certain topics that are easier to handle. Like UFO’s. I mean, that’s a better icebreaker than
starting off with more hardcore topics like depopulation, New World Order, or things like that. Those hardcore ones require things like mistrust of
what they’re accustom to, which is hard for people to handle. It changes everything they think they know.
Presenting in a calm, intelligent manner and knowing when enough is enough are all things I think are good ways or making a good impression. Maybe the
listener will find it interesting enough to do their own research.
Do you think society will ever reach a point where more and more people are accepting of these conspiracy theories? The more that do the better change
of things getting done to change bad things from happening and the better the change of the real information getting out.
ATS itself I think is making good steps in that direction. The website is very professional compared to others out there. It makes it more reputable,
in my opinion.
These are just some things and questions to talk about.